Best places to stay in Guatemala

During our trip through Guatemala, we went looking for the best places to stay in Guatemala, to answer the #1 question: where to stay in Guatemala? In our opinion, special accommodations where you stay to give your trip an extra dimension. We have managed to find the best places to stay in Guatemala and are happy to share this with you. We share two unique tips per destination. In this article, you will find all our favorite places to stay that are part of our itinerary.

The best places to stay in Guatemala where
we have found our favorite places


Selina Antigua


Selina Antigua is a hotel with a great atmosphere and ideal for meeting other travelers. The rooms are beautiful with a nice view of volcano Agua. The hotel is beautiful with many facilities including a swimming pool and a pool table. Every morning they make sure that you can enjoy a great breakfast. The location very good because everything is close.

Price per night from:
$ 19 dorm | $ 91 double room

Maya Papaya

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Maya Papaya is a must and is rated with a 9.4 on Booking. The rooms here are neat, beds are very nice and for those who spend the night in a bunk bed these are nice and firm. It is a small, cozy, clean and quiet hostel that is highly recommended! In addition, the general area is really cool to relax and get in touch with other travelers.

Price per night from:
$ 17 dorm | $ 40 double room

Lake Atitlan

Casa Madera Atitlan

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In San Marcos, you should not expect fancy hotels with a lot of luxury. Casa Madera is a simple hostel with neat rooms. If you stay on the top floor you have a view of the lake. The staff is very nice and the location is great because you are located close to the center. This is not a party hostel so you can enjoy the silence in the evening. If you really want something more luxurious, El Dragon Hotel is a place to stay for you, this is the best hotel in San Marcos.

Price per night from:
$ 9 dorm | € 13 double room

Mikaso Hotel

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In San Pedro Mikaso Hotel is located directly on the lake, giving you a beautiful view. The location is really perfect! The hotel has a lot of seating areas and terraces so you can enjoy the lake and mountains around you. The rooms are quiet and neat. The staff is super helpful to give you an unforgettable time.

Price per night from:
$ 15 dorm | $ 24 double room

Semuc Champey

El Portal De Champey

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The first night we stayed in El Portal De Champey because in 5 minutes you are at the main entrance of the Semuc Champey National Park. The complex is very beautiful because it is located in the middle of the jungle on a river. The cottages are neat and clean. You can also arrange all excursions plus arrange your transport to your next destination.

Price per night from:
$ 34 double room

El Retiro Lanquin

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After staying in El Portal we went to El Retiro because this hostel is built more to relax. It is beautifully situated on the water and is ideal for relaxing with your hammock in front of your door. It is also a great place to meet other travelers and to do something fun with them (pools, yoga, volleyball). We have booked our follow-up trip here. Another recommendation is Hostal Oasis The Travel.

Price per night from:
$ 6 dorm | $ 29 double room


Hostal Don Cenobio

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With a 9.4, Hostal Don Denobio scores excellent on What is really great about this hostel is the roof terrace with beautiful places overlooking the lake. The rooms are very big and neat. The staff is very friendly and happy to give you good advice on what to do in the area.

Price per night from:
$ 12 dorm | $ 19 double room

Hostel Villa del Lago

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Hostel Villa del Lago scores well with an 8.5 on They have two roof terraces from which you have a beautiful view of the lake. The beds here are very pleasant and the rooms have air conditioning. Also, the breakfast is very good.

Price per night from:
$ 51 double room


Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal

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The rooms of Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal are not huge, but big enough. The big advantage of this hostel is that they have a swimming pool so that you can leave your Tikal for lunch when it is really hot. The beds are very good and the hostel has a good restaurant.

Price per night from:
$ 49 double room

Hotel Jaguar Inn Tikal

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At Hotel Jaguar Inn Tikal you have the choices to stay in a bungalow or a hotel. Both look very neat. If you love nature and you want to sleep in the middle of the jungle, you should go in front of the bungalow, because you are really surrounded by nature. Many guests really experience this as an unforgettable experience.

Price per night from:
$ 65 double room

Other travel tips for Guatemala?

  • Familiarize yourself with the current travel restrictions and requirements before booking your flights to Guatemala at Natvisa.

What’s next?

Now you know the best places to stay in Guatemala, you should of course have a route. We have created a travel route through Guatemala in which we explain in detail everything you need to know for each destination. You can easily open this article via the link: Guatemala itinerary.

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