Whether you go to Antigua to climb volcanoes or bask in its colonial charm you’ll want somewhere that fits the classy chic vibe the city has. Cucuruchos Hostel is a former ‘after party’ venue that ticks all the boxes with a perfect central location, uber cool design and comfy and clean digs.
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Advantage of the Location
Just a block from the central park of Antigua Guatemala, Cucuruchos Boutique Hostel is in the perfect location to explore the city. Whilst not a huge place you can get to all of the main attractions within a fifteen-minute walk.
If you have been travelling Central America for a while you will likely be sick of rice and beans. Fear not, Antigua is a foodie paradise with cuisines from all over the world to pick from. Your taste buds are in for a treat and there are numerous options within minutes.
Two large supermarkets are 10-minute walk away. You will find small convenience stores on every corner. A huge outdoor market with every souvenir imaginable, as well as the place to get clothes, toiletries and other essentials, is also 10 minutes away.
Any of the many tour operators around town, as well as this Antigua hostel, can arrange shuttles throughout Guatemala and to neighbouring countries.
If you prefer to travel like a local, the ‘chicken bus’ station is right behind the market.
Update: Cucuruchos Boutique Hostel closed down. Please check our guide to 3 best hostels in Antigua for all updated information.
Hostelgeeks official writers, Simon and Eshé, traveled around Central America. They were looking for the best Hostels in America Latina and had a look at the Antigua hostel scene. They introduced us Cucuruchos Boutique Hostel, the brand new 5 Star Hostel in Antigua, Guatemala.
In fact, this is the very first 5 Star Hostel in Guatemala.
Cucuruchos Boutique Hostel in Guatemala is a boutique hostel with not only great location, but cool comfy digs and volcano views. Comfy what?!
Cucuruchos Boutique hostel also follows a recycling program to reduce and recycle all the waste produced in the hostel.
All drinks on sale at the hostel come in recyclable glass bottles and cans. They do also provide free filtered water in order to avoid the consumption of bottled water. A great move for the planet (and our pockets).
As Antigua has sun all year long, the Hostel was designed to take advantage of natural light.
This way, electricity consumption can also be reduced.
Things to do in Antigua, Guatemala
Antigua is loaded with wonderful things to do like Volcano hiking, trekking, the Tikal National Park and lots of culture.
We had a look around.
The best starting guide is written up by WikiTravel.
2. Clinically clean and great design
If you watch any kind of hospital-based drama like Greys Anatomy you’ll see surgeons thoroughly scrubbing in before they enter the OR.
The owners of Cucuruchos apply the same level of cleanliness.
The whole place is spotless and you will often be excusing yourself as you walk over a freshly mopped floor.
After a long time on the road, clothes start to suffer: dust, sweat, beer and food tainting the fabric.
A typical hostel laundry service seems to involve the clothes being momentarily dunked in cold water then hung on a line to dry.
We were astounded when our laundry was returned two hours after we handed it in. Spotless, smelling like a summer meadow and vacuum packed to ensure the neat folds were retained.
I’ll be honest; it brought a tear of happiness to my eye, as I got dressed.
The hostel has a modern design and at the same time includes many typical details of the Guatemalan culture.
It is a mix between the colonial, traditional Guatemala, and contemporary design.
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