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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This is a cheap hostel - very basic, rooms are bare with only limited lockable storage areas. The bathrooms are not the cleanest - during my 3 day stay, the bathroom was cleaned once and we had to ask for the bins to be emptied as they were overflowing… The staff are friendly and the manager in particular is really...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2014

I knew this place is right underneath the Sky Bar, and I knew it would be a bit noisy, but I wasn't prepared for HOW noisy. According to the hostel, "quiet time" is from 10pm, when the doors are closed to keep out the noise from the restaurant. So I was hopeful to at least get a few hours of...

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Awesome staff, awesome rooms, best price around! Breakfast in the morning is great and you can use the kitchen as long as you clean up after yourself so you can save some money on dinner! The back courtyard is beautiful and the staff is all A+ people! They let us keep our bags all day as we went out and...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 December 2014

The Hostal is located in an interesting part of town. Near many other restaurants and bars. After 10 pm parking your vehicle on the street seems to be ok. According to the staff at the front desk. They mention to us that is was safe. The Hostal does not have parking space. The front desk staff is nice. He did...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

The guy at reception is friendly and helpful but I didn't have a good time here as I only got three hours sleep. The problem is the floor plan, some of the rooms open on to the main communal area, and have mosquito nets covering the windows instead of glass. These rooms are also opposite the main toilets for the...

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Thank Mike D
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Great place, right next to several cool bars, an excellent breakfast spot, and some delicious cheap dinner restaurants as well. Safe and secure parking inside the hostel for motorcycles, and the staff was out of this world. Went out of their way to make sure we had an awesome experience. Fairly priced, breakfast included. If you're in Antigua, whether its...

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Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Great hostel and staff. It is right next to cafe no se so an easy walk back to the rooms. They have many options for rooms and all are fairly clean. We had an issue with the toliet and the owner fixed in a timely manner. Service is excellent there. Wonderful motorcycle parking for those with bikes! The only thing...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Don't go there! If you are on a budget and would take dorm room, then maybe... But I would suggest to look around for other options first. We booked this place online and regret it as we stepped in. The place is just neglected... We booked a twin room and got a double instead and they didn't have any other...

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Francisco S, Propietario at Hacia El Sur Hostal, responded to this review

Hi thanks for you advices, first thing we have double privates rooms and twins beds and your book was in the twin private bed, then we are in the first level of cafe sky a nice restaurant in the second level that is why you see people get in the front door but we have a door that divide first...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I recently spent 6 nights at Hacia El Sur, which is located in my favorite part of Antigua. This street (block, actually) is home to a few quality restaurants and bars, including the amazing Café No Se. During my stay, the hostel was low-key, which is fine by me. All the standard bits are covered: clean rooms, friendly staff, hot...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great! Place to stay. Staff super friendly n helpful n forgave my terrible espanol and chatted with me in English. Super extra lovely of them to let me check out a little later so I could shower after a bike ride before I had to take a flight. Was cool to be able to organise an airport shuttle from the...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
About Hacia El SurWe opened our doors in 2012, an idea born of three brothers from Guatemala City. Our vibe is very laid back and inviting for our international guests.We have high speed free wifi, laundry service on site (& a clothes line) as well as a TV and DVD player for movie nights!There are all new beds, fresh clean and cozy new bedding. Private rooms or shared dorms. There's a ping pong table and lounge to relax in and large back garden courtyard, buy a beer, listen to the birds, meet other travelers - do as you please. We have a selection of 8 different breakfasts to enjoy everyday from 7:00 to 10:30. Of course we serve Guatemalan coffee too! Come to Cafe Divino, our breakfast, lunch and dinner bar with a menu of smoothies to burgers and beer and cocktails too.Conveniently at the front of our building is a tour company, bike rental and bike tour service as well as a shuttle booking service that picks you up right at the door. Very much appreciated when your departure is at 4 am! Things to know :*Check in at 1pm and check out at 11am.* All rooms have lockers to store your valubles.* Padlocks are available with a Q50 deposit or use your own.* Our front gate is locked at 10:00PM, but our night security guard is here to let you in and out 24 hours a day. The lights are mostly turned out at also at 10:00 for those needing rest , but feel free to take your group to our back garden or to a nearby bar for some socializing.* NOTE: there is a doorbell to alert the security guard to get in after 10:00. Please do not bang on the gate as it will wake other guests. * Parking area: at the rear of our property we have space for camper vans and some tents. Shower facilities, toilets and meals are available in the hostel for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacia El Sur Hostal

Address: Avenida Sur 1 | Casa No. 15. Primer Nivel de Cafe Sky, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Price Range: $15 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“For private room : 2 or 3!”
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marialuzg2013, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Traveling with three? Best prices for a room! Sometimes they will give you a four bed room for the same price! All room are excellent! Some have private bathrooms but the shared one is nice too and is cleaned multiple times throughout the day!”
christopherj648, 30 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Do not get a room near the bathrooms or the showers. Do not get a room near the wall that meets the next house. The noise is very high. Very loud.”
Chipilingt, 28 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Room #4 is a dorm room with 3 or 4 beds and an ensuite bathroom. Preferable, in my opinion, if you don't want to pay for a private room.”
523annw, 4 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The rooms at the back might be even quieter. I found in the morning in rm 2 I could hear chairs upstairs scraping floor of cafe, but it wasn't very loud. My room was very comfortable.”
BonnieAdventure, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
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