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The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala

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Avenida Lote 107 Esquintla,On the Beach, El Paredon Guatemala
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Updated 08/06/20

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#1 of 9 Speciality lodging in El Paredon
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A brand new hostel with a swimming pool and swim up bar, great views of the ocean, air conditioned private rooms and dormitories. This is a wonderful spot to relax or rent a board and go surfing. It also boasts hammocks, a relaxing night bar and great international and local cuisine.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Canoeing
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Foot bath
Massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Seating area
Separate dining area
Private bathrooms
Walk-in shower
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch
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mohamed a wrote a review Nov 2021
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If you want to stay at a hostel while at this beautiful beach town, Driftwood is the place to stay. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to accommodate us in many ways. Good food, great location, friendly staff.. this is definitely a place worth staying at if you want to enjoy the beautiful El Paredon beach.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Nic S wrote a review Nov 2021
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Stayed here for two nights but it was so good we extended to 3. super clean rooms with AC and the pool bar was excellent. 30 seconds from the beach, the staff were really friendly. Nightly group dinners all you can eat makes for a social environment to meet others too. hard to leave, would recommend 100%!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lea W wrote a review Oct 2021
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I'm really enjoying my stay at the Driftwood surfer hostel, its just the perfect mix in my opinion. On the one side it has this cozy family vibe that I really love. They offer a family dinner every night, which is always a super delicious all you can eat buffet and where its easy to become friends with other likeminded travellers. On the other side they also host awesome parties! During the day they have a pool with a bar and great music and in the evening, after dinner they often oganize super fun beer pong or flip clup tournaments. I really had some gorgous nights there! But the biggest highlight for sure is their cute house pig potato :D Would always go there again and can only recommend staying there <3
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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ZoeM wrote a review Sep 2021
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It is totally a party hostel, installations are good, dorms are quite nice, clean sheets, cleaning everyday and air co. Bathrooms are big, only there are not so many and they clean them every morning, so by the end of the day they are quite messy. Food is ok, very good quantity acording to price. Family dinner. Buffet is all you can eat for 59Q, quite enough, food ok... basically my low rate will be for the service and staff, either because is beach time and you cannot expect immediate response or because all people working there are volunteers, but we had a hard time with the staff and not so friendly environment. Trying to book a tour, trying to book transport.. we had to figure it out ourselves as there was no follow up or willing to help. Surf lessons were fun and locals really helpful, but know that not in english. Activities lead by staff with not the best attitude. Basically the best activity for everybody here is drinking and dancing by the pool, something that you will never have problems with. Amazing front beAch location.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book this place if you are in the party hard and drunk mood
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Pim wrote a review Aug 2021
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The driftwood surfer is a beautiful hostel located at the beach of El Paredon. We stayed here for three nights instead of the planned two nights because of the amazing vibe we had here! The staff is very friendly and willing to help in anyway. We saved some turtle eggs and did the boat tour around the mangroves watching the turtles in their natural habitat! Very very nice! Also, you can book surf lessons at the driftwood surfer for only 150q. They will teach you all the basics so you can take one of the many surfboards they have here to surf the rest of the day alone or with other guests! I would really recommend doing this! Driftwood surfer, till we meet again! Had a blast!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$22 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GuatemalaEscuintla DepartmentEl Paredon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala
What are some of the property amenities at The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, an additional bathroom, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Driftwood Surfer Restaurant, El Paredon, Guatemala, El tiburon, and Soul Food Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala have airport transportation?
Yes, The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of El Paredon.
Are pets allowed at The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Driftwood Surfer, El Paredon, Guatemala?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.