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El Colibri Hostal

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Batemans Bay, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stayed here and two nights and it was very enjoyable. The rooms are clean and spacious and very affordable. The owner is super lovely and accommodating. The hostel is also in a very convenient location.

Thank KayleeShepheard
Regensburg, Germany
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most unexpected stays in hostels. Carlos, the owner helps on every topic, he even bought us beers on the last day when we shared.our meal with him. At the moment he is building a sauna in his spacious yards. The old colonial buildings feature big inner yards that are both: comfortably quiet and a social...

Thank GiovanniBavarese
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I stayed 3 nights in El Colibri Hostal. The common areas are big, the kitchen is small but functional. The bathrooms and the dorms were clean. It can get really cold at night, but more than enough blankets are provided with each bed, and the beds are comfortable. The staff was really helpful and super nice. The owner, Carlos, is...

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

El Colibri and Zen Hostel (same owner, next to each other) are my homes in Xela. The owner, Carlos is amazing! Very helpful and kind... His attitude makes you feel very relax... Very close to the central park. It has a beatiful patio also, you can spend time there and relax... I would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Zeynep Ş
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel el colibri is a very nice and pittoresque place where u can have good time. Dorms and private rooms are affordable, spacious and comfortable. The Landlord, Carlos, is a very nice and intelligent person and an artist of the mind...he is a professional psychologist you can have a very interesting conversations with if you like...if you are in...

2Thank Christian T
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Casa el Colibri for two nights before doing the Xela to Lake Atitlan hike. When we arrived the place was a tip from the Independence Day celebrations - it looked like the owner/guy running it had had a week of partying and no cleaning. The kitchen was disgusting as was the communal area. However the next day...

Thank Hurst27
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this hostel when we decided to extend our 2 day visit in Xela and we are so happy we did. The place had a great space to chill and catch the sun away from the busy streets of Zona 1. Once the sun is down and you want to enjoy the delightful selection of bars and restaurants....

Thank prinesh2016
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay at Casa El Colibri. It's a really nice and relaxed place that has a lot of space to recharge. Comfy bed and quiet for sleeping. Kitchen area is useful. New hammock is great. Good location, less than ten minute walk to parque central. Recommend if you need a place in Xela.

1Thank Page H
Izegem, Belgium
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Probably the nicest people you will meet. They do their best to create a nice atmosphere in their hostal. Their prices are very good and you can have great chats with the staff. Just a great place to stay really...

1Thank KenneyLybeer
Flores, Guatemala
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed staying here - there are a few backpackers/hostel runners making this place perfect for chilling and enjoying what Xela has to offer. They are very helpful and willing to give tips and advice. The hostal is clean, has a well equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and great WiFi. Would definitely stay here if back in Xela - hope it...

Thank NZrambler

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is in a colonial style house with spacious and comfortable rooms, most rooms are brightly lit and at night you can see stars in the courtyards, offer wi fi, hot water in the showers, use of kitchen. There is a lot of spanish, kakchiquel and quiche schools; there are also natural places (google quetzalenango or xela) like volcanos, mountains, natural hotsprings, and places to visit. you can see and live with real guatemalan people, the other side of guatemala where still living a mojority of native people with original customs. we are close to central parc xela and close to most spanish schools, rests and night life at xela ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Colibri Hostal

Address: Era Calle D3-55 3 | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Quetzaltenango Department > Quetzaltenango
Price Range: RM47 - RM107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Bring warm clothes because it gets cold in the night (5-10 celsieus).”
jessicabQ5776XC, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“# 1 and # 2 of their private rooms without bathrooms are quieter. #10 is a private with bathroom and has the best light in the morning.”
  • Brand new mattress! best sleep ever!!
AlexandreMenard, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
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