This is a nice hostel. The rooms (even the dorm) are all nice, there is an awesome terrace with great views of the Lake. There is a jacuzzi, a pool table, board games, a kitchen and a good restaurant. There is no TV or WIFI (at least there wasn't when we were there).
From speaking to other people in San Pedro I get the impression that this is the best hostel in San Pedro BUT it's also the most expensive so if you're on a budget you can easily find a room for half the price elsewhere. And there are plenty of choices in touristy San Pedro. The hostel is about a 15-20 minute walk from the main pier in San Pedro so to get here you may prefer to take a tuk tuk or taxi boat to the other closer pier.
Aside from the comparatively higher cost, the only other negative to staying here is with booking tours. The tour agent that the hostel recommends is actually 50% more expensive than all the other agencies in town. Plus the tour agent guy (who wears an official looking white tour rep shirt) is kind of a pest in that he will probably be on your case the minute you arrive at the hostel even coming into the hostel restaurant the first day you arrive pushing tours onto you. Advice: get prices from at least 3 other agencies in town before choosing a tour. San Pedro is actually a very cheap place for doing tours so you may be surprised how cheap it is to go hiking or kayaking etc.
If it wasn't for the annoying tour rep pest I would probably have given this place a 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built by the edge of the lake Atitlan in the middle of a beautiful garden, Mikaso Hotel offers you 15 private rooms plus 2 dormitories. Hotel amenities include free wi-fi, jacuzzis, common kitchen, pool table, concierge desk, spa services, meeting room and a restaurant with the nicest roof top terrace in town, giving you an incredible view of lake Atitlan and the Volcanoes. Our staff will be please to help you plan your excursions around San pedro & Lake Atitlan, whether it's hiking the volcanoes, kayaking on the Lake, learning about the mayan culture or just discovering the surroundings. Welcome to Mikaso Hotel y restaurante en San Pedro! ... more less
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