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“A stunning house in a beautiful and peaceful location”
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Casa Yuam Che
Ranked #4 of 20 Coban B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 21, 2011

I can't really think of anything else to add to the previous reviews. I stayed here just after it opened and it really was such a special place. The house was incredible, like no other place I saw in Guatemala. The family are a fantastic group of people and I was made to feel so welcome in their home. I can't recommend this place highly enough. The only reason I stopped in Coban was because of the photos I'd seen of this place and I really wasn't disappointed in the slightest. Stay here!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

Without doubt a special place to stay!! Guatefriends is a gorgeous hostel (stunning building AND location) that is literally inside a friendly family's house!

It's new and the owners are lovely, not to mention fantastic cooks. It's 15 minutes outside of Coban and they'll pick you up and drive you back to town (if you can drag yourselves away). Well worth the effort because staying in the homely place is part of the experience in itself.

Definitely recommended if you're looking for a different kind of stay where you can interact with a family and/or while away hours on pretty wooden balconies overlooking the garden and cloud forest beyond. Happy days :)))

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Excellent location (in the mountains, five mins drive from town, family will take you for a few dollars)
Excellent hosts (Guatemalan family, lovely people)
Excellent house (Swiss chalet, made from Guatemalan materials)
Excellent food (Abdy is a good cook)

If I am ever in the area again, I will certainly be dropping by!

Room Tip: Top floor is the best!
Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

This guesthouse is about 15 minute drive from the city center and well worth the trip. Not only is the house and surrounding property gorgeous architecturally, it is very comfortable and the family who runs are warm, welcoming and helpful with any request. They also provide a wealth of information about the local culture and area.

The food was excellent, breakfast was included in room price and additional meals (upon request) are not only delicious using many local ingredients but an incredible value.

This is a wonderful place that I can recommend highly enough and look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 18, 2017
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Room Tip: El cuarto del segundo nivel con balcón es super amplio y tiene una vista preciosa.
  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 2, 2016
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  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Yuam Che

Address: Km. 205 Aldea Chicuxab, Coban 16001, Guatemala (Formerly Hostal Guatefriends Coban)
Location: Guatemala > Alta Verapaz Department > Coban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Coban
Price Range: $15 - $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Yuam Che, meaning "Tree of Life" in Qeqchi mayan language, its a house that was built with the purpose of being an out of the ordinary family home in a beautiful and quiet village close to Coban. Due to its exceptional architecture of wood and stone, and to the amazing family hospitality, the idea of making it a guest home for visitors came to life. Casa Yuam Che its the one exclusive hotel where both travelers from Guatemala and around the world can enjoy a unique experience in Coban, we welcome you to have a beautiful and different stay. Casa Yuam Che is located in Aldea Chicuxab only 8 kilometers away from the main plaza in Coban, Alta Verapaz.; its surrounded by a beautiful mountain landscape. As well, around the area you can find many natural and cultural attractions like Orquigonia (Orchids tour in a natural preserve), Cuevas del Rey Marcos (Caves), Parque Nacional Las Victorias (Natural Preserve in Coban downtown), Coffee Tours, and places to eat traditional foods; Coban is a natural stunning environment to be discovered. ... more   less 

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