3 Best Hostels in Antigua Guatemala – Boutique Design that deserves 5 Stars and a big Thumbs Up
Considering a trip to Central America? Perhaps you’re looking to experience volcanoes, rainforests and Mayan sites. In that case; let us show you the absolute best hostels in Antigua Guatemala.
Quite honestly, the thing that most stands out in Antigua is the hostels and the stunning surrounding scenery. It’s possible to bask in colonial charm, climb volcanoes and enjoy a good old fashioned party hostel in this city.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
The Purpose Hostel is aptly named in that they have a clear purpose for opening up this space for travellers:
“We connect likeminded people locally and globally to create and nurture a culture of enthusiasm, support, respect, inclusiveness and kindness that allows us all to learn, grow and play together.”
How great does that sound?
Certainly something you may consider being a part of during your time in Antigua Guatemala. Stay here and you’re doing good to support the local community just by sleeping!
Alongside mixed and female-only dorms, there is also a deluxe family suite perfect for up to 4 people.
Without doubt the best part of this hostel is the rooftop area which is also a mini garden. From up there you can see all three volcanoes and there is plenty of space for yoga, chilling and simply enjoying a cup of coffee.
Speaking of coffee: it’s on offer for free each morning!
Want to know something else super cool? The staff are learning sign language to include the deaf community and guests. It’s not just about selling beds to travellers.
This hostel does in fact also serve as a training facility and community skill centre.
Short and long-term volunteering opportunities can be found here. Just speak with the awesome staff to find out more.
You pay it forward to the community, and they pay it forward to the backpacker community. It’s a win-win!
Location: In a quiet neighbourhood of town, yet just short stroll from great restaurants, sights and nightlife. Central Park is 5 block away, and Tanque la Union is 2 blocks away.
This is one of the best hostels in Antigua Guatemala for
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Antigua.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Antigua
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
Best Hostels in Antigua Guatemala for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Antigua Guatemala for solo-travellers? Of course we are going to mention our #1 hostel in Antigua here!
Maya Papaya really is the best hostel for solo travellers.
Not only do they offer a great range of rooms – female only, small & large mixed dorms and affordable privates – but there are also plenty of ways to meet new people here.
Join a family dinner and free market tours that happen during the week. The courtyard-bar area is also a great place to get chatting.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Antigua best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
Well, with this collection of awesome hostels, super cheap prices and stunning scenery; we’d say it’s going to be pretty awesome! Jump back to best hostels in Antigua to tickle your adventure-buds.
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Basing yourself in Antigua sets you up for many wonderful photograph opportunities. Capture endless architectural delights in the city, hike Acatenango volcano or marvel at spewing gas and ash of an active volcano…
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.
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CLOSED: Cucuruchos Boutique Hostel
Update: Ah what a shame! Our 5 star hostel closed its doors permanently in 2020, sorry.
Our #1 hostel is a 5 star hostel. It’s an awesome design-led hostel and an accommodation that will be the highlight of your trip to Antigua Guatemala.
Kick off your shoes and step inside Cucuruchos Boutique Hostel. It’s without doubt the best hostel in Guatemala. This used to be an ‘after party’ venue, so you can expect a perfect location, uber cool design and comfy, clean digs.
We love how this old colonial building holds tons of history and small details inside its four walls.
The consistently high reviews say it all.
“Great place to stay, but don’t tell too many people!”
Our favourite spot is surely the rooftop. There are some great views from up there, and you’ll find weights and yoga mats to use.
To be honest, there is lots to get excited about:
24/7 reception & no curfew
Intimate, cosy common areas
Shared kitchen + long dining table
Privacy curtain, plug + light in dorms
Each room is beautifully designed with privacy and boutique vibes in mind.
There are mixed dorms, a female-only option and a double room for the couples out there.
To help settle you in, a free breakfast is offered each morning. And everyone raves about it!
Note: groups are considered as long as they all share the same room. A minimum booking of 3-nights is required.
Location: All of the main sights of Antigua are within walking distance. This hostel is located in the centre of the city, just a block and a half from the Central Park. Tanque La Union is just around the corner.
This is one of the best hostels in Antigua Guatemala for
CLOSED: Bigfoot Hostel Antigua
Update: Bigfoot has permanently closed its doors.
How about jumping into a jacuzzi after a big day hiking one of the volcanoes?
You better stay with Bigfoot Hostel in that case.
We fell in love with the design of this place – it’s super impressive, especially the onsite Antiguan courtyards!
What else is there?
Vibrant bar & restaurant
Oversized single beds
Pet friendly private rooms
Super fast Wifi
To top it off there is a handy tour agency running at the hostel. They offer great advice, booking and very reasonable prices.
Stay here and you’ll be in the heart of Antigua surrounded by restaurants, cafes and great nightlife.
CLOSED: Matiox Hostel Antigua
Update: Matiox has permanently closed.
Yet another seriously cool and hip hostel worth checking out is Matiox.
Once again there is an onsite bar and hot tub for everyone to enjoy. Woohoo!
“Without doubt the best hostel I’ve stayed in so far during my 13 month trip around the world.”
But don’t take her word for it. Just look at these inclusions:
Chill area with TV & Netflix
Hammocks & sofas
Privacy pod beds
See you there.
CLOSED: Three Monkeys Hostel
Are you in search of a hostel that supports fun, giggles and cheap drinks?
Look no further and book your stay with Three Monkeys Hostel.
We have to admit, this is not technically a party hostel. Instead it encourages a social and fun atmosphere whilst still maintaining a level of privacy.
This is supported by:
Beautiful garden & patio area
Comfy lounge w/ books, TV & sofas
Have a few drinks with new friends at the hostel, and once it closes at 10pm head to the nearby nightlife. Sorted!
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