This guesthouse was full when we came there to find a room, and I must say I'm happy about that. The location of the hostel is great, the prices are good and the inside looked nice. But... When we came in all we saw were "gringo's" hanging around in the lobby. Not that I have something against westerners, but when I'm in Central America I'd like to keep it to the local people as much as possible. Jungle Party definitely is not the place to be if you agree with me. Even the staff is American and when you enter the guesthouse all you will hear is a "Hello, good afternoon..." instead of the "Hola, buenas tardes..." that I'd like to hear.
Some of you will probably have no problem at all with the "problems" I just mentioned, but hopefully this will help those who'd like to stay between the local people as much as possible.
Directions: One block west and two blocks north from the Parque Central
Antigua is quite expensive comparing to other Guatemalan towns and that includes lodging. Town is full of nice and pricey hotels, and some of them reminded me of luxurious hotels in Italy and Spain. There aren't too many budget accommodation options that offer reasonable quality and value for the price. So we were lucky when we ran into this hostel. It is not the neatest place on earth but it has special charm and unique character.
Unique Quality: Well the character is number one quality, staff in no.2, and fun environment is no.3. They also have free internet, and breakfast is included in decent US$6.75 price for the 4-bed dorm.
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