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Banana Azul Hostel

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dorms: One night, no ventilation. Private room with bathroom: Basic, everything felt just dirty in there. Moved to a room with shared bathroom upstairs: A little better, but the shared bathroom was ALWAYS dirty. People would smoke in there, why? Shared kitchen, same...always seemed dirty, only used it to boil water. People there are always smoking, for the non-smokers this...

Thank Allamas502
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Most disgusting place ever seen. Beds were not comfy. Found a rusty nail on the bed? Walls were dirty as well. Seemed like they never clean anything out of the room. Bathroom was a mess. Tiles were grey/Brown-ish. Rude staff that only seem interested in drinking beers and having fun instead of doing their job. They got pretty agressive when...

Thank Lin_V88
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I spent a good time in the hostel! The people trate me very well and the breakfast was acceptable! the dorm was ok, not a five stars room but it's comfortable ,so I would recommend this place , and good located

Thank Eduardo V
Costa Rica
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It was very nice, people was so nice and very Pura Vida! The owner was a good person and the bed was fine for me! I recommend this hostel. The location is perfect, is near of "Mercaditos" and have a good vibre. The roommates were very cool people! It's a good place to make friends!

Thank VivisRM
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We took the bus to Antigua from Guatemala City. We did not have a pre-arranged place to stay. We were able to get a room with two beds and a private bathroom. We are a family of three so preferred a little privacy. Everyone we met at the hostel was very nice. It was definitely reasonable place to stay for...

Thank Daryl S
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend rented a room for a week. Everything was seemingly fine until we inquired about missing possessions. We politely asked if anyone could have access to our room, never accusing anyone of stealing from us. We continued looking and eventually found the items. What followed from the owner, Cristian, was incredibly unprofessional and disrespectful. Over a phone...

Thank Christian M
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

I did not use the accommodations here but booked a 4am shuttle to Guatemala City from them to pick me up from my hostel at Three Monkeys hostel. Gave them the address and they assured me they knew where the hostel was. 4am comes next day and no one shows up after 45 minutes, so I walk to the hostel...

Thank Colin M
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Room was normal, couple single beds, kept clean. Think we paid $17US per night. There is no hot water in the bathrooms. The guests were annoying...people next to us were incredibly loud at 4 in the morning blasting music as they got ready for whatever they were doing several days in a row. Stayed here for 2 nights and were...

Thank Courtney Z
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of days in that place. We also booked some Vulcan-tours. The Service around was always very friendly. Even by changing already booked tours was the manager very helpful, so we had a beautiful time in antigua and around.

Thank Thomas E
Guadalajara, Mexico
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Bueno bonito barrato! I apreciated a lot how the personal of the hostel treated us, very nice people working there!! the patio is a very peacefull place, full of plants. Wifi working in all the hostel.

Thank Margaux G

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Banana Azul provides top notch service to our clients to ensure they have a wonderful stay! We have a beautiful garden, clean rooms, towel service, concierge service, airport transportation, tours, a wonderful housekeeper and chef, and fantastic clients. Banana Azul is under new ownership and management as of 1 August 2012 and we are here to make your trip to Antigua the best possible! Stop by and say hello at Banana Azul Hostel, bar, and grill! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Banana Azul Hostel

Address: 3rd Street Poniente # 33 | in between 7th avenue and Market Street, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Price Range: $41 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Airbnb might be a better option”
Allamas502, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“AVOID AT ANY COST! You'll find better and cheaper if you continue to walk around!”
Lin_V88, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“1) Go to a different hostel, and 2) pick a room as far away from the common area as possible.”
479gregk, 13 May 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the room in the main house.”
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“all the rooms are noisy”
RolisPlace, 19 Nov 2012 | Read review
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