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Bogota, Colombia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so close to Semuc Champey, you walk "from door to door" sort of speak, taking into account that is a "difficult" road from the town to the park. The rooms are fine and clean, the only thing I have to say is: There must be a way to isolate the smell of the drainpipe from the restrooms, it... More 

Thank degrajales
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed recently at El Portal with friends. Few lads in our 20's. I 100 percent could not recommend a better place to stay if you're visiting Semuc Champey. The most beautiful hostel i have ever stayed in. Feels like a tropical paradise! Only a 10 minute walk from the pools. El Portal is run by an amazingly nice family that... More 

2 Thank Dave275
Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

DO NOT GO ! Worst service in all Guatemala ! Ok the place is cute but for you to know : - no wifi - no water and of course forget about hot water - 4 hours electricity a day - double price for food and drinks. ( x4 for beers ) - they forget their good English as soon... More 

Thank arendlaura
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85 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Being the closest accommodations to Semuc Champey, that in itself makes it awesome. You'll see why once you see the road all the way from Lanquin to the pools. Most people stand in the back of pickup trucks and just hold on to welded on bars for the duration of the trip, which is about 45 mins from Lanquin. There... More 

2 Thank Sh-mack
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It is a beautiful place. All around is nature, and a river goes by. People are very friendly and opened to listen to suggestions! I like the food. It is good compared to others hotels and restaurants! 🍴😊 They also organized tours to Semuc Champey and Cuevas de Camba

Thank ANvelu V
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great location right next to the pools and cave. Don't pay for the tour, it's a total rip off and you can go to the pools by yourself and do a cave tour for a 3rd of the price. Very cold shared showers. Nice room with comfy bed and mosquito net. Very polite staff and good food at the on... More 

Thank Isobel T
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Traveled with a girlfriend. The location is beautiful. Right next to the water, 2 min walk from the park. We stayed in the upper level of a wooden cabin that was pretty cute. The shared showers and toilets were very clean. The showers didn't have hot water, BUT they weren't freezing. It was a refreshing cool temperature that was actually... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

El portal is just few steps away from the entrance to the pools! Rooms are great and clean as well as the common areas and bathrooms. They don't take cards, but I understand since is in the middle of nowhere... Internet is on and off from 6 pm when they have electricity.

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Ferndale, Washington
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

You couldn't pick a better location when visiting Semuc Champey. Located only steps from the entrance, it's so convenience, with a terrific view over the river. The bungalows are comfortable enough (albeit without electricity for much of the day) and the bathrooms (shared) are clean. The food and drinks are a bit overpriced, but then you have few other options... More 

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Marseille, France
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 May 2016

First of, you MUST go to Semuc, it's one of the best place we have been to in Central America. And then, you must go to this hostel, because you are literally IN the park. Ok, it's a mission to get there but once you are.. you forget all the hours of horrendous drive ! I think there is another... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are an Eco-Hostel located a few meters of the National Park Semuc Champey, the caves of Water (K'amb'a) and the majestic River Cahabon. We offer a variety of options to stay in the midst of nature that offers incomparable peace. We have the best options to take tours with the best prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal El Portal de Champey

Address: Colonia Belen Lanquin, A.V | Semuc Champey, Lanquin 16011, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Alta Verapaz Department > Lanquin
Price Range: RM67 - RM161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“The shared bathroom/showers were nice enough that I wouldn't pay the extra money for a private bathroom (note: i didnt see the private ones)”
 of 5 bubbles lisabB8377TB, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“dorms upstairs are open (without one wall, no mosquito nets or anything) while dorms downstairs are closed up.”
 of 5 bubbles sharklovergirl, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Check the water pressure before you pick a room.”
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  • The private room closest to the water, very nice view & a little porch on the front.
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  • The coolest bridge ever, just at the entrance to the hotel
 of 5 bubbles RobinB137, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Private with bath”
 of 5 bubbles GIPSY201, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Get a room along the river!”
 of 5 bubbles tohearne, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
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