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Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A clean friendly hostal with helpful knowledge staff. The view of the volcanoes was spectacular from the roof to patio. Hot showers were a bonus. The nice thing about the breakfast that was included is that it changed from day to day.

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks, Dan, for your lovely review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again if you are back in Antigua! Maggie

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We did not stay in this hostel but went to these guys to book a shuttle from Antigua to San Pedro. They were helpful and friendly and booked our shuttle with ease. It cost 80Q per person to get a bus directly. They also have many other transport options and tours too.

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Emma, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We find that this happens a lot - people walking down the street pop in to ask for directions, recommendations, etc. and find our receptionists to be so friendly and helpful that they end up arranging transport with us or even staying with us at a later date. Glad...

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

It's a good place to stay if you are looking for something's in Antigua. Sitting in the terrace you can see one of the biggest volcanos of the country, so that's could be an appointment of this hostel

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Eduardo, Thanks for taking a minute to review The Terrace Hostel. We are glad that you enjoyed your time staying with us! Maggie

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Although it tended to get cloudy in the afternoon, we could still see Fuego erupting whilst sat having a beer in the rooftop bar! Pretty cool. Views of Agua and the other one (tricky to remember how to say it!) are unrestricted and pretty epic! We stayed in Room 7... Terrible night's sleep. The beds bow and you're directly underneath...

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Cunniff, You just gave us two stars but it sounds like you actually had a pretty good experience! We are in the process of replacing all of our mattresses so that should soon be a problem of the past for all rooms. True, the noise from the bar does waft down to number 7. We try to put our...

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The terrace view is indeed beautiful. However the private rooms are not recommended at all. Our windows could not open and it was therefore badly ventilated. The shower was really old. Better go to the terrace bar during Sunset for a drink, and stay somewhere else. Antigua has for sure better options!

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your review. The windows in your private room were secured for your safety. We would hate to think that someone would take advantage of an open window while you were out enjoying the beautiful sights in Antigua. We actually replace our showers about every three months. Many places in Guatemala do not have gas heated...

Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very friendly staff, and great atmosphere, they helped a lot to decide where to go after antigua! the rooftop bar was great with a great view to the volcanos! Great party every night and they have the only pub-crawl in town it was crazy but well organized!

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Luis. We are so happy that you had so much fun with us and that you took advantage of the Monday Pub Crawl as well. I hope the rest of your travels were great!! Maggie

Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We order from this place a tour to one of the volcanoes in the area and a shuttle bus to San Pedro on the same day by the staff recommendation. We went to the volcano tour and were supposed to take the shuttle 2 hours later but the tour came late and we couldn't take it, I asked from the...

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Ran, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry but I this doesn't make sense to me. We ALWAYS warn people that the tour usually gets back between 12pm and 1pm but that scheduling a 2pm shuttle is a risk - or at the very least a rush for you. It is impossible to cancel a shuttle at a...

Europe
Reviewed 26 November 2016

There is a nice view from the terrace and the pub is nice. BUT you'll not be able to sleep in this hostel. Yes, it is a party hostel but if is a HOSTEL the guests must be able to sleep. The pub close at about 1am but there is always people talking, laughing, shouting right in from of your...

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We usually close the bar between 10-11 so it must have been an unusual night when you stayed with us. Our night guard should be keeping people quiet but admittedly, sometimes when people have had a few drinks it can be difficult. Sorry that you were kept up. Best, Maggie

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The staff at the Terrace hostel were so helpful and friendly. Lots of good advice. The rooftop is really nice and has great views of the volcano. They allowed us to store our bags with a small fee when we did Acatenango. The rooms were basic but fine. Pub crawl was good fun. The location was quite central with supermarkets...

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you, Laura, for your kind review. We are happy that you had a good experience and thank you for taking the time to let us know! Best regards, Maggie

Zadar, Croatia
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

what can i say, i felt immediately welcomed into this wonderful little hostel. The staff here is so bang on, a big thumbs up to Maggie who helped me and my friends with so much advice and knowledge of the town and the festivities going on. The killer view of the volcanoes from the terrace bar is unmatched !

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TerraceHostel, Owner at The Terrace Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and sweet review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay as well as other activities in Antigua and of course, THE VIEW!! Cheers, Maggie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking to have a good time and meet new friends, look no further than The Terrace Hostel! We promise guests clean rooms, spectacular views of the city and volcanoes, free WI-FI, guest lounge with TV & DVD collection, and the best and cheapest bar in Antigua! We offer a big variety of Breakfast with Smoothies, Coffee or Micheladas. We also advise and organize daily tours in and around Antigua, and offer helpful and friendly advice for further travel in Central America. Our rooftop terrace is home to our Terrace Bar & Grill.. Our bar features the cheapest and longest happy hour in town, the best grilled burgers as well Quesadillas and our new Thai Chicken Wrap, Pub Crawls, and Themed Parties! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Terrace Hostel

Address: 3rd Street West 24-B, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Price Range: $22 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Room 5 as dorm, Room 8 as private”
 of 5 bubbles Kathy_Ku, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“take the rooms on the second floor NOT the groundfloor!”
 of 5 bubbles Ldezibel, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I suggest room 2 as it is on the ground floor and you don't hear noises from the bar and the toilet situation is easier downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Mark2132, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
“if you can stay on an upper floor, the first floor has a lot traffic and the toilets are used by patrons of the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles l7Lola17, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I tried few rooms and all are nice! Only tip I can tell is... First floor for bathrooms!”
 of 5 bubbles 722Jol, 11 Apr 2014 | Read review
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