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A Place to Stay Hostel

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Since my trip in Guatemala, I've come back to A Place to Stay four times. The owners and staff here will make you feel like family from the moment you step into the door and will help you out with anything your need, with the cheapest bookings in town for shuttles, volcano hikes, and other activities. For the prices you're...

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Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The rooms are basic but perfectly clean, and the lounge out areas outside is a perfect place to hang out with friends. It is cheap, oh so cheap, there is wifi in all of the dorms and private rooms, and it is not a party hostel either (so perfect!) The people that own the place are amazing. Besides helping us...

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Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

The hostal is nice and Raoul is a very friendly guy who will arrange everything (everything!) for you. I stayed in the dorm the first night and the beds were too small for me (1.90m) but I switched to a different room and that was really nice. I would recommend everyone to climb the volcano, it is awesome! A bit...

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Troncones, Sinaloa, Mexico
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

A place to stay is comfortable and draws very nice people. The owner, Raul and his brother, Fernando are very helpful with giving information and bookings. I always felt like I was taken care of. I have already recommended this place to friends. A great place to stay in Antigua!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed only for one night, before getting a shuttle to El Salvador but had stayed in other places in Antigua and this was by far the best. The owners are tremendous, friendly without being overbearing. The rooms and bathrooms superbly clean. Be aware that location marked on Google Maps isn't correct but the owners are working to rectify. Use...

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Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

As a solo backpacker always on the road is hard to find those places that make you feel like you have found a home away from home. This is one of them, Raul and Kerry are amazing hostess, they make you feel at home and treat you like family the moment you walk in. During my stay here i met...

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

A Place to Stay is full of friendly people, comfortable beds, clean rooms, and has a cooking space, large gathering place, several really great cats, and a big ol bunny. It's on a quiet street at night, and has a bustling artisan and fresh fruit and veggie market across the street during the day. Booking other trips and excusions through...

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Montanita, Ecuador
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing chilled out hostel. The owner, Raul goes above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. They are great and helping organise trips and can get the cheapest prices for them. It's a short walk to the main square but very close to the markets and local restaurants. Everything was lovely and clean. Breakfast was...

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in this quiet, homely hostel. The rooms are basic, with an outdoor area perfect for relaxing and meeting the other residents. There's a shared kitchen where quite a lot of cooking takes place. We met a lot of cool people as there's always someone hanging out in the courtyard. Definitely the type of place you could...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 October 2015

This hostel is nice and calm with great and friendly people, both the guests and the staff. Beds were clearly above hostel standard and a great breakfast was also included! Owner Raul and his brother Fernando are wonderful people who really made their best for us to feel welcome and at home.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small family owned and run hostel with an excellent reputation in the local community for over 15 years. We have the best value in town offering single, double, and triple private rooms with shared bathrooms and two dormitories for solo and/or budget conscious travelers. Some of our perks include: hot water showers, well equipped kitchen, free hot breakfast and coffee, free WiFi, towel use, baggage storage, shuttle bookings, discounted tour arrangements, laundry services, bicycle parking, terrace view, safe available, barbecue grill, filtered drinking water, open air lounge for socializing and dining area. Our home has a relaxed vibe and a welcoming atmosphere for all. Our guests enjoy meeting new friends, playing with our cats, bunny rabbit, and turtle, cooking in our small but efficient kitchen, and creating spontaneous jam sessions in our cozy lounge area. We pride ourselves on having a clean, safe, fun, and community oriented place to stay. We enforce the city of Antigua's curfew of 12:00am (midnight) and lock our front door with no re-entry after this time (no refunds) so make sure you are back by then! Come join us for a night, a week or a month and find more than a place to stay...find your home away from home. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival Check In: 13:00 (early check in upon request& availability) Check Out: 11.00 (middle of the night departures require 24 hour advanced notice) Payment due upon arrival, CASH only! Sorry we can no longer accept USD, only local currency. Breakfast and coffee is included, served exclusively between 9.00 – 10.00 am Taxes are included. Directions: Head to the large Artesania market. There is a restaurant Pollo Campero on the corner near, which is near the Artesania market. If you are facing Pollo Campero, walk for 50 meters down the road that is to the left of Pollo Campero. Then take the first road on the left where you will see a black door with the number 42 written on it. You have found A Place To Stay. Alternatively take a Tuc Tuc (a little three wheeled car) or regular Taxi to to A Place To Stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Place to Stay Hostel

Address: 5ta. Calle Poniente | Callejon Landivar # 42, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Price Range: $24 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in double/triple rooms, one upstairs and one down and both were great”
rachandphil15, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you're with a group, I recommend getting a private room, as the price difference with the dorms is minimal.”
nicolask77, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“First floor is better I think in general in Antigua due to ground floor being humid.”
28rajal, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Any room is a good room”
donnellharris, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“good luck, not my first choice”
devildog0800, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
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