Camping in front of Hostal Antigueno | Informal Campsite

Guatemala

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about 2 months ago
Altitude:
1535.2 masl
Contributor:
Digital Nomadz

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Yes
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

As stated in the description of the hostal, overlanders are more than welcome here. We were referred by a fellow overlander and stayed more than a week and we had a perfect time. We paid 60 QTZ per bus per night (we were two VW buses) and we could use the showers, bathrooms, wifi and the relax area. Christian (the owner) helped us with a great volcano tour and his wife bakes the most delicious cookies. The fridge is well equipped with both local and international beers and the chef can prepare a decent meal. Well recommended for small to medium sized cars. Am sure he will even try to fit in bigger cars on his spacious parking space in the future. So call or email when in the neighbourhood: [email protected] +(502) 3037-0025
Update June 2022: 30q per person

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This is an awesome hub for exploring Antigua and a great deal, we ended up there for 2 weeks! 30q/pp. There is room for 4 van-sized vehicles, best to call ahead and they’ll save you a spot. Kitchen, hot showers, drinking water, games, cheap and delicious breakfasts and lunches. Wifi reached the car on my computer, but not my phone. The water generally turned off by 9pm, which was annoying for no night showers, and I don’t think they cleaned the showers in the 2 weeks we were there, but still totally worth it.
Also, warning, a girl staying at the hostel was mugged in the park next door one night. She was alone at 12:30am on a Saturday night in the park. Dumb, but best be careful if you’re walking back late, especially on the weekend.

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Amazing stay! 30Q per person. 25 for delicous breakfast. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

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Nice hostel, lovely garden, friendly people. But it is only a dirt parking lot right along the street with little room. Our van camper just fitted. Unfortunately people and dogs also pee here so the smell is bad.

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We enjoyed parking out front and ended up staying a week. The staff are incredibly friendly and there is always someone keeping the place clean. They said to knock if we need to get in late at night. Great to have kitchen, showers, bath and common areas to use. Left our camper while doing volcano hike and felt completely safe. Great location for exploring Antigua. Highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.

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30Q par nuits par pers. super cool. acces au douche impeccable plus wifi plus jardins vraime t nice. personnel au top qui peit vous aider a organiser ce que vous voulez. idéalement placé pour naviguer a pied dans la ville. cuisine commune avec frogo. cafe gratis le maton3. moyen de payer pour un petit dej ou déjeuner par le chef environ 25 a 35Q. je recommande.

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Best place in Antigua!30Q pp in the tent in the garden or in the Van in front of the Hostel. They offer delicious lunch for 25Q inclusive free drink and organise volcano tours too. Free Wifi, hot shower with pressure, free coffee, shared kitchen and nice garden to chill with volcano view. If you need a ride to Guatemala City, call or write Whatsapp Mario Garcia, 24h Uber driver, 3272-5142. (150Q) Reliable, fair price and super friendly.

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They charge Q50/pers/night now!! Even for a child… we didnt stop

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Great place. Ended up spending two weeks here. 30 quetzales per person/night. Fit our camper truck fine

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Excelente lugar para parquear
Aún que el espacio es limitado me sentí como en casa
30q por noche con derecho a todo el hostal

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THE BEST! Comments can't do justice to this place! Iris and Christian are fantastic hosts... location cannot be beat... safe! room for a couple rigs! we are 23 feet long and 10 feet high... any bigger might not squeeze in! wifi good, shower pressure great, shared kitchen fantastic, volcano viewing from the garden!!! Just stay here!

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Best option in Antigua! It’s a beautiful hostal with a big kitchen, garden inside, clean showers, toilets and amazing hosts! We arrived to stay a few days and ended up 2 months sleeping in front of the hostal and left with friends for life! Highly recommended, Iris and Chris are the best!

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Have spent a total of 7 nights parked outside this hostel. 50q gets you the use of all the hostel amenities. Amazing hot showers, and delicious breakfast included. Super chill environment in a fantastic location. Only a 15 minute walk up to the view point of volcan de Agua. Super friendly staff. Laundry service.
There is also room to pitch a tent.

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Stayed here for 5 lovely days at 50q per person per day. This gets you nice hot showers, towels, toilets, fast WiFi, a simple breakfast (fantastic pancakes and coffee!), and best of all, the hospitality of two wonderful hosts. Just note that the parking isn’t secure, no fence/gate. It’s simply off the street in front of the hostel. That being said, it’s a nice quiet part of town, there are cameras, and we felt very safe. Perfect location. They do lock the hostel at night between about 10pm and 6am... we had to pee on the car tire a couple times 😬

Also, have a chocolate chip cookie! So yummy!

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Fantastic place to explore Antigua.
Camped out front (small to medium vehicles only) and could use all facilities of the hostel for 50Q ppn.
Including Breakfast and towels provided. Nice garden to hang out and relax. Stayed here twice, would definitely stay here again.Highly recommended.

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Awesome place to park you van ( our 19 feet fit perfectly not to much)
50Q pppn breakfast include. Coffee tea juice pancake or egg.
The bathrooms are super clean.
The owner are very kind and helpful, they also speak English.
You can eat there (not tried), laundry and shuttle service here.
WiFi ok
I recommend this place if you want to enjoy Antigua.

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We stayed here a total of four nights. The owner is incredibly friendly (fluent English for whom it matters) and has very helpful tips on what to see, what to do. Not as busy as other places so nice to chill out in the courtyard and relax. We definitely preferred this over the police station as it has sanitary facilities (hot showers with towels provided), is in a good location and breakfast included. Oh, and good WiFi when we were there (not many guests).

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can't speak highly enough of this place. Christian, the owner, goes above and beyond for you and knows how to welcome overlanders. 50pp pn with great facilities including breakfast, kitchen use, hot showers, laundry services, wifi that reaches to the carpark etc. would highly recommend this place!

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The perfect place to stay in Antigua. The owners are very nice and helpful.
Still 100Q for a van with 2 people. This includes a small but good buffet breakfast.
There is also a electric plug you can use for your car, if needed.
Really recommended.

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We agree with everything said below. This was the perfect place for us to explore the city and the area around. We felt very welcome and safe and Christian and Iris were incredibly helpful. They organized two volcano tours for us and gave us a lot of tips what to do in the area. Wanted to stay only a few days, ended up staying two weeks here and enjoyed every single day. 50Q pp/n incl. Breakfast!!

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Very cool place with amazing people. there's place for 3-4 campervan in front of the hostel. You book tours, order food... and breakfast is include ! (50qtz/p/n)

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Agree with previous comments. Great place. Especially nice if you have a dog as they have a nice garden and the hostel dog Luka is really cute and friendly towards other dogs. Still 50 pppn.

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Great place to camp and explore the city. We went there twice. Facilities are clean, hot showers, friendly staff. As said, 50 Q p.P. Incl. breakfast (pancakes or scrambled eggs, coffee, juice)

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Really nice place and a great chance to meet people. We camped in our truck in front of the hostel and felt safe. Breakfast is wonderful, showers hot and decent wifi. Plus it's a bit away from the busier streets, but still an easy walk.

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Stayed here for 3 nights without issue. Fairly quiet at night and in morning. Hostel sometimes get large groups of loud teenagers but they leave by 9 am or so. Excellent breakfast adds great value! We booked Pacaya Volcano trip with them - ended up on a bus with about 30 people but even with that the hike and views were worth it!

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This is only a parking spot on the public road in front of the hostal. (I didn't realize this from the previous posts). It felt relatively safe, but you're definitely not going to set up your table and chairs and stuff! You get access to great facilities inside - full kitchen, hot showers, lovely garden with chairs, etc. And includes breakfast!

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Great place to stop. The city looks pretty safe but if you are not full self contain and you want a nice hot shower,good internet and nice chill place to stay this is the place. Everything super clean and well managed. You can wash your dishes, wash your clothing , for us easier than in the truck camper.Pay 50qz for per person with breakfast included. We also manage to leave the truck under their supervision when we left for 2 day volcano hike with no additional cost.

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paid 100 Q for the car and 2 ppl. Worth the money: hot showers, nice relax area, breakfast included (pancakes or eggs, good portions), walking distance to downtown but very silent at night.

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Our 21 ft rig just fits, not recommended for bigger ones

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Great place to stay. Paid 100Q per night for two. Possibility to plug in to electricity. Nice breakfast. Helpful and super nice staff. We booked the Acatenango tour through them and it was great. We left the car parked in front of the hostel while in Acatenango and paid 30Q.

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Cool place to stay, every local told us that it's not safe to park on the street during the night, to leave the car in a parking is 50qtz. So for 100qtz you sleep in your car, assure that is safe, use bathroom of hostal and have a nice breakfast. Staff is great. Enjoy

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Nice place. Nice people.Close to everything. You can plug and the price includes breakfast and Nice hot showers. stayed with econoline converstion., parking in the door.

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We stayed some days at the Hostal Antigueño. Christian, the owner, let us camp in front of the Hostal for 50Q per person including breakfast and the use of the kitchen and bathrooms. We felt very comfortable there with Christian and his team helping us to organize activities. A nice, segure and central place to stay to visit wonderful Antigua.

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Christian is awesome. We parked sideways under the tree out front and found it very level. Our dog was welcome inside (keep in mind she is very passive and the weimer inside is very protective. Price was $50Q per person per night with access to wifi and bathrooms/shower. Perfect spot for Antigua!

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We originally planned to stay in the police yard, but wanted access to bathrooms.

It was obvious we were near the place when we could see roof top tents and another Four Wheel Camper lined up next to the quiet street.

Parking is on a grassy lawn between the street and the Hostal. No fence or guard, but the street is quiet and seems very safe. One family has been living there over two months and only had an aluminum ladder that was left out walk away.

Wifi is pretty good, and the night guard will let you in to use the bathroom between the hours of about 10pm and 5:30 am. All other times the doors are open.

The owner Christian, his wife, and their staff are very friendly and welcoming. The price, 50q pp/p night seems a little steep, but the included breakfast and coffee in the AM definitely makes it worth the extra money.

When we were there, Christian made us a new breakfast everyday, based on what sounded good to everyone the day before. He took it on as a fun challenge, and each breakfast was better than the last!

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Great place to stay in Antigua. We could use all the amnenities: showers, bathrooms, fire at night and even got breakfast. We payed 100q a night for two people. Great recommendation

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Very stiff staff. Other overlanders (as two weeks ago) where paying 60 per rig, now Christian raised to 100 (to stay in our rig, not camping). Better options out there.

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We actually put out tent inside the hostel area. It was Q50/person/night. Christian is a very welcoming host. He asked us to share his other number: +502 3019-5387

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As stated in the description of the hostal, overlanders are more than welcome here. We were referred by a fellow overlander and stayed more than a week and we had a perfect time. We paid 60 QTZ per bus per night (we were two VW buses) and we could use the showers, bathrooms, wifi and the relax area. Christian (the owner) helped us with a great volcano tour and his wife bakes the most delicious cookies. The fridge is well equipped with both local and international beers and the chef can prepare a decent meal. Well recommended for small to medium sized cars. Am sure he will even try to fit in bigger cars on his spacious parking space in the future. So call or email when in the neighbourhood: [email protected] +(502) 3037-0025

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