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Hacia El Sur Hostal

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing special here other then Antonio who helped us book tours and offered direction. Staff is friendly but rooms are eh. Bathrooms are grimmy. Food in the morning was good though. We tried to stay at el hostal but was booked! We went through hostel world

Thank Ambroselli
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Owner, his dog, the free breakfast, the room and the bar upstairs (and the view) all great. Not a party hostel but close enough to the one's that are. Very cheap laundry place on the left as you leave the hostel and the place that sells illegal mescal is on the right. I wouldn't agree with previous posters that the...

Thank d_cudster
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is clean and super well equipped with a kitchen, garden, ping pong table, tv and hundreds of films. Great prices with breakfast included. Many people go for el hostal across the road but this one is half the price and just as good. Would highly recommend.

Thank Flopapou
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Hacia El Sur when I first came to Antigua in May. I was here for 5 days and found it the perfect place to have as a base to explore Antigua- especially with the free breakfasts and free access to filtered water. I then returned for two weeks and found I loved it here in Hacia El...

Thank Carly L
Torquay, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I would not stay here again. The dirtiest filthiest hostel I have ever stayed in. We had a private room with bathroom right at the base of the cafe skybar stairs. Couldn't lock your door from the inside. For the outside we had to lock our door with a padlock as the door handle doesn't work. The sheets had all...

Thank lisa2015924
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Surprised by all the positive reviews, because this place was definitely not clean when we visited. The dorms smelled strongly of mould so we switched to a private, but it still smelled and we only stayed one night. Wouldn't trust the floors anywhere in bare feet. Staff was friendly and location is good, plus the rooftop cafe is really nice,...

1Thank PaulDavid91
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The room I had was quite clean and it was quiet which was fantastic. The location of the hostel is perfect as it is near some really good restaurants. The staff are very friendly and the dog they have is very nice. The food was good too. The restaurant, in addition to the regular seating on the second story, has...

Thank Sacombs2
Imola, Italy
Reviewed 26 June 2015

I spent here a couple of weeks when visiting Antigua for work - loved the easy pace, the staff, the fact I could use the kitchen, the breakfast included and the dog: Leopoldo! I would not recommend room 1, since it is right at entrance and it can get noisy - but all the rooms and dorms are nice and...

Thank MariaLuz G
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Super basic simple and clean environment where you can relax in a great location and take time to yourself all while being close to everything in Antigua. Manager was just awesome and so helpful so can't daily then at all... And free breakfast was great too!

Thank Laaadman
Reviewed 14 March 2015

I stayed here with a couple friends and the employees went out of their way to help us feel comfortable, shared their own experiences, and help us get around. The locations is perfect! I think this was the best value of our travels through Guatemala, also the breakfast was pretty good!

Thank traveling_moon

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
About Hacia El SurWe opened our doors in 2012, an idea born of three brothers from Guatemala City. Our vibe is very laid back and inviting for our international guests.We have high speed free wifi, laundry service on site (& a clothes line) as well as a TV and DVD player for movie nights!There are all new beds, fresh clean and cozy new bedding. Private rooms or shared dorms. There's a ping pong table and lounge to relax in and large back garden courtyard, buy a beer, listen to the birds, meet other travelers - do as you please. We have a selection of 8 different breakfasts to enjoy everyday from 7:00 to 10:30. Of course we serve Guatemalan coffee too! Come to Cafe Divino, our breakfast, lunch and dinner bar with a menu of smoothies to burgers and beer and cocktails too.Conveniently at the front of our building is a tour company, bike rental and bike tour service as well as a shuttle booking service that picks you up right at the door. Very much appreciated when your departure is at 4 am! Things to know :*Check in at 1pm and check out at 11am.* All rooms have lockers to store your valubles.* Padlocks are available with a Q50 deposit or use your own.* Our front gate is locked at 10:00PM, but our night security guard is here to let you in and out 24 hours a day. The lights are mostly turned out at also at 10:00 for those needing rest , but feel free to take your group to our back garden or to a nearby bar for some socializing.* NOTE: there is a doorbell to alert the security guard to get in after 10:00. Please do not bang on the gate as it will wake other guests. * Parking area: at the rear of our property we have space for camper vans and some tents. Shower facilities, toilets and meals are available in the hostel for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacia El Sur Hostal

Address: Avenida Sur 1 | Casa No. 15. Primer Nivel de Cafe Sky, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Price Range: $13 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“For private room : 2 or 3!”
  • Room 3
 of 5 bubbles marialuzg2013, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Traveling with three? Best prices for a room! Sometimes they will give you a four bed room for the same price! All room are excellent! Some have private bathrooms but the shared one is nice too and is cleaned multiple times throughout the day!”
 of 5 bubbles christopherj648, 30 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Do not get a room near the bathrooms or the showers. Do not get a room near the wall that meets the next house. The noise is very high. Very loud.”
 of 5 bubbles Chipilingt, 28 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Room #4 is a dorm room with 3 or 4 beds and an ensuite bathroom. Preferable, in my opinion, if you don't want to pay for a private room.”
 of 5 bubbles 523annw, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The rooms at the back might be even quieter. I found in the morning in rm 2 I could hear chairs upstairs scraping floor of cafe, but it wasn't very loud. My room was very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles BonnieAdventure, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
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