The hostel is probably the most active in terms of backpackers and most are either returning from Tikal, or heading out in the morning. For this reason, the bar closes up around 10pm so that people can get rest without too much racket outside their windows. However, I think its the closest thing you can get to a "party hostel" in Flores. There are always large groups of travelers eating and drinking in the bar, playing cards and other games. Some go out to bars afterwards late into the night.
The location is safe during the day, however its not safe to walk around alone on the streets in Flores at night, no matter where you stay. I met someone who was mugged a few blocks from the hostel when she was stumbling home drunk.
They have dorms and private rooms (for pennies more) with warm showers (not hot, but good enough), as well as hammocks in covered areas for $3 US or so. I think I paid $10 US for the private room with bath. No complaints there, I worked as far as hostels go. It rained a lot so it was quite muggy, but the room had a fan and several beers helped me sleep through the night without waking.
It was easy to set up trips at nearby agencies or from the hostel reception (which is located at the bar in the back.)
I took a day trip to the ruins of Yaxha and another day to Tikal. All in all a great experience and have recommended Los Amigos to other travelers I met.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Youth Hostel Los Amigos is a unique hostel created by travellers for travellers with love, detail and creativity over the past 11 years. We consider it more than just a quick sleep or another stop on your way. Los Amigos is truly that warm nest that you'll be looking for during your travels. We provide a 5 star service at a backpacker price offering loads of extra free services like - a free cinema - pool table - Separate Night lounge - Reliable in House Agency - Wide lush green garden to relax - Free PC to use - Sauna and Spa - Soccer games with the locals - Boat tours on the lake - Rope swing tours and canoe rentals and much more! You catch our drift! Los Amigos is more than a place to stay, it is a place TO BE!!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Youth Hostel Los Amigos Hotel Flores