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16 Calle 7-40 Zona 13, Aurora 1, Guatemala City 01013 Guatemala
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The Hostal Guatefriends Bed & Breakfast is 3 minutes from La Aurora International Airport by car. Guatefriends is a perfect example of traditional Guatemalan atmosphere coupled with modern Guatemalan flair and unsurpassed customer service. Our Bed and Breakfast is family owned and located in one of the safest areas of Guatemala City. Our rooms are small, but comfortable and cozy. We offer four options according to your personal preferences: -Private rooms with private bathroom -Private Rooms with Shared Bathroom -Shared Mixed Bedrooms We also offer Courtesy services: -Hot Water -Breakfast is provided from 7:00 am - 9:30 am -Transfer from / to La Aurora International Airport. -WIFI throughout the establishment. -Parking (with reservation) Guatefriends also gives travel advice and can help you program Tours, transfers or transportation. Tours are also available to the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Petén, Cobán, Quetzaltenango, Monterrico, Retaluleu, Antigua, Lake Atitlan and many other exciting destinations. Ways you can pay for accommodation: - T / C Visa and Master Card -USD American dollars (good condition) -Quetzales (Guatemalan currency). Other services: Laundry service (Internal) The inexpensive taxi service (internal) Private taxi service (Internal) Shuttle service every day Guatefriends Bed & Breakfast is committed to making you part of the Guatemalan family and invites you to stay with us anytime you visit our great country.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Free airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
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Coffee shop
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
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Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Sun terrace
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Grace Wheeler wrote a review Jul 2019
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This past summer, I stayed at this hostel 3 separate times with large groups each time (one of them over 30 people) . The rooms are clean, spacious, and comfortable. Rutt and her family are so helpful and make you feel at home! It is so close to the airport and very central to so many areas in Guatemala City. Our non-profit will definitely be looking forward to staying at Guatefriends in the future! Thank you for everything!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mckoy88 wrote a review May 2019
Orotina, Costa Rica55 contributions37 helpful votes
Hostel Guatefriends is pretty close to the airport, they have free shuttle service to the airport, also breakfast is included, typical delicious Guatemalan breakfast, I tried first night in that place and it fulfilled my expectations, so I decided to visit it again in the other two nights I spent at Guatemala City, also this place has comfortable beds, clean rooms, and a terrace where you can share time with friends, or just take a break, the hostel at night is quiet, also you receive an excellent attention, also the price is great and not expensive for the services you receive, so I hope to visit this place next time I will be in Guatemala, quite recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Libertadd3, Propietario at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 19 May 2019
We are so thankful for your comment, it make us feel that we are making a good job. Thank you!!
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Ashley C wrote a review Apr 2019
Ontario, Canada129 contributions46 helpful votes
This is a family run hostel approx 350 meters from the International Airport. Free pick up and drop off is provided. Request for a room in the back away from the street as it can get noisy in the morning though the hostel is situated in a safe residential area. Expect aircraft noise until 1am. Beds are comfy and they provide soap and towels. Bathrooms are clean with hot water and good water pressure. Breakfast consists of scrambled eggs, beans, bread, fruit and coffee. Wifi is strong in all areas. It is possible to order meals from out as there are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Local tours can be booked through the hostel. The $10 shuttles to Antigua are available from the arrivals area at the airport and contrary to what online reviews state, it is possible to get shared shuttles even past a 9pm arrival. This is a cozy, well managed family run hostel and great for a one night transit halt before a flight in a safe and secure area. The host was very accommodating and friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Libertadd3, Manager at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 21 May 2019
We apreciate your comment also to give all this information, it is very helpful not just for us but to all travelers. Thank you!
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Joost G wrote a review Feb 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands673 contributions184 helpful votes
Stayed here in two occasions during travels in Guatemala with four people. In summary; hostel is clean, provides a nice breakfast, solid communication and easy pick-up from the airport. In contrary to what the person below me wrote in his review our pick-up was smooth; I gave the hostel a call, looked out for their car and we arrived in the hostel within 10 minutes after the call. Not a 5/5 due to the price: being in a rather lackluster location in the city really only suited when traveling onwards quickly, a price of c. $20 pnpp is pretty steep in a country like Guatemala.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Libertadd3, General Manager at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 22 Feb 2019
Thanks a lot for you comment, We like to hear the opinion of all.
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Karen M wrote a review Jan 2019
Chesapeake, Virginia244 contributions106 helpful votes
Clean, hot shower, nice patio area for relaxing. The room was very basic, but just fine. Good hot breakfast is included. Free ride from the airport, which is just 3 minutes away. Take an Uber if you want to visit the historic areas in Zone 1.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Libertadd3, General Manager at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Thanks for your comment, we really apreciate it!
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Blago wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
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The stay at the Guatefriends was terrible and slightly terrifying. I would recommend you stay away from this place. Especially if you are travelling on your own and / or aren't fluent in Spanish. Initially I picked this place as it advertised a shuttle service included in the price from the airport. The place is less than 1km from the airport so no airport shuttle would go there. However there are earnings not to walk the distance as the risk of getting robbed on the way is too high. If you grab a cab, it costs 10 dollars (for less than 1km...). The problems started when I first communicated with the hostel to request their service. The replied quite abruptly and in Spanish and said they will only drive out once I'm out of the airport and waiting by the exit. Tough luck if your mobile has no reception in Guatemala. I called them when I arrived, a man who couldn't speak English answered. Then a woman who spoke little English. I told her I was waiting by the exit and that I wear a big orange Rucksack. I waited 45 minutes and nobody showed up. I had to take one of the 10 dollar cabs to get me to my destination. At the hostal, I rang the bell and it took them a while to open. Straight away a man started insulting me I Spanish, upset that I was ringing the bell too much and that his wife had waited at the airport for ages and I didn't show up. To be clear, this is a tiny aiport and it's beyond me how she didn't spot me. I don't think she even left the car. She had my number but wasn't bothered calling. I had to pay my bill immediately and without further shown around, I was escorted to my room. Escorting is the only way I can put it as next I discovered I was staying in what resembled a prison cell. No windows! I couldn't believe I was paying 30 dollars per night for a room with no windows. But that wasn't all. The doorknob fell off when I left the room for a few minutes and I couldn't look the door any more. The hot water was so hot, I couldn't shower. The next day nobody apologised to me and they were pretty much ignoring me. To be clear, hostel really isn't the right term for such a place and I am unclear how such properties can be advertise don booking.com. this was someone's home refurbished to accommodate paying guests. My room was behind a set of garage doors, there were no social spaces, nobody spoke English. The reason for using sites like booking.com. in foreign places is that they give me security and I can really on vetted properties. I was scared, upset and felt deeply unwelcome. My recommendation is to read all reviews before booking places near the airport.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Libertadd3, General Manager at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Certainly the person who answered you does not speak English very well, her native language is Spanish, even so, she does her best to try to give a good service and has never spoken badly to any guest. The hostel is less than 1 km away and that is why we offer the free shuttle service, it takes less than 5 minutes to get there. In the information of our transfer service, we give you instructions on what to do and where to wait, you did not want to wait for us and you paid for a taxi, in our information we clarified that we will not pay for a taxi if you do not want to wait. Again the man who opened the door for you when you arrived, is a gentleman and does not speak badly to the guests either, sometimes if it takes a while to answer as we are also attending to other guests. The collection of your stay is made at the time of your arrival and is the same with all the guests, after that they are taken to the room they booked. I understand that the room you booked does not have a window, we regret that, however I specify that the establishment was built for a house, not for a hostel, we adapted it as best we could. We also regret the inconvenience with the knob of the door, after your departure we realized that it was loose, which immediately replaced it with a new one. We are a family that has worked for 13 years in this business and we have become known for our good service, we know that not everything is perfect and we try to improve every day. We always appreciate the good or bad comments of each guest, this impels us to perfect our services.
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jmccoynomad wrote a review Oct 2018
Valdez, Alaska406 contributions44 helpful votes
Stayed just one night because I was heading to Flores and Tikal the next day. This place is super comfortable, clean and the staff is really friendly and helpful like picking me up when I flew in at the airport and also dropping me off the next morning for my flight to Flores. Really nice, family hostel. It’s in a safe area and very close to the La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City. I would definitely stay again and recommend staying here to others. Thanks!!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Libertadd3, Manager at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 16 Oct 2018
Thanks a lot for your comment, we apreciate it, hope we have have you again!
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jubileetwist wrote a review Jul 2018
Portland, Oregon207 contributions26 helpful votes
I loved my stay at Guatefriends! The host, Ruth, was super friendly and super helpful. She even gave me a ride to the airport! I liked the neighborhood around there and even though google doesn't show it, there are a number of stores to buy snacks and drinks, as well as roadside food stalls up on the main Avenue. If you walk out of the hostel and go right, you'll get to an army base. Curve left with the road and go to the main street. Along the way there are security guards at different spots and I felt safe walking around. The pics I included are from the food stall, not from Guatefriends. Please say "Hi" to Ruth!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from guatefriends, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 18 Jul 2018
Your comment make us so happy, we apreciate. Hope to see you again!! am Rutt by the way LOL
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Jose M wrote a review Jul 2018
Houston, Texas538 contributions56 helpful votes
Our missions team was looking for a place close to the airport and yes we found it, the hosts are great, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, the place feel very safe, they have free breakfast, free internet. Just be aware that rooms don’t have AC so rooms may get warm during summer.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from guatefriends, Public Relations Manager at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 3 Jul 2018
Thanks for your comment, we realy apreciate it, It always help to improve our service!
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Millet02 wrote a review May 2018
Atlanta, Georgia516 contributions142 helpful votes
This is a decent hostel and the lady who runs it was great. Free pick up and drop off at the airport, 5 minutes away. The breakfast was made for each person by the manager, and was pretty good. The bad thing is this place is ONLY close to the airport - everything else is an Uber ride costing between Q13 and Q60 depressing upon where you go. Good for late night/early morning airport transfer but if you're planning days in the city look elsewhere.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from guatefriends, Public Relations Manager at Hostal Guatefriend's
Responded 3 Jul 2018
We apreciate a lot your comment, we always make our best efford to serve better!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Guatefriend's
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Guatefriend's?
Nearby attractions include Museo de los Niños de Guatemala (0.7 km), Pathways Guatemala Tours (0.1 km), and Godoy's Coffee Roasting Experience (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Guatefriend's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Guatefriend's?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an outdoor dining area, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostal Guatefriend's?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Guatefriend's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mongolia BBQ, YI - Hou, and Le Fournil Bakery.
Does Hostal Guatefriend's have airport transportation?
Yes, Hostal Guatefriend's offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Guatefriend's?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostal Guatefriend's?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palacio Nacional (3.9 km).