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Best places to stay in Guatemala

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Where to stay in Guatemala? That is the answer you will find in this article. During our trip through Guatemala, we went looking for the best places to stay in Guatemala. In our opinion, nice accommodations give your trip an extra dimension.

We have succeeded in this and are happy to share with you the best places to stay in Guatemala. This is based on our Guatemala itinerary. We share two tips for each destination.

Tip: Be on time with your booking, because popular accommodations fill up quickly.

Tip: below you see the map of our travel route with our recommended accommodations for each destination. Click on the top right corner to enlarge the map. If you click on the star symbol next to the title you can save this map in your Google Maps account. On the map, you can show or hide different categories.

Where to stay in Guatemala


Selina Antigua


Selina Antigua is a hotel with a great atmosphere and is a great place to meet other travelers. In our opinion, this is one of the best places to stay in Guatemala. The rooms are nicely decorated with a beautiful view of Volcano Agua. The hotel has many facilities including a swimming pool and pool table. Every morning you can enjoy a good breakfast. The location is excellent as everything is close by.

Maya Papaya

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Maya Papaya is a great place to stay and is very popular among travelers. The rooms are neat, the beds are nice and those who prefer a bed in a dorm can enjoy a firm mattress. The set-up is small, quiet, and therefore cozy! The general area is pleasant to relax.

Do you want to know more about Antigua? Continue reading here: things to do in Antigua.

Lake Atitlan

Lush Atitlán

Lush Atitlán

In San Marcos, you can find hotel Lush Atitlán which offers a complete experience for a reasonable price. The rooms are well designed and with the view of the lake, it makes for a great stay. You can eat well here and in the evening you can enjoy yourself on the roof terrace in your free time with a panoramic view of the area.

Mikaso Hotel

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In San Pedro, Mikaso Hotel is located right on the lake, which gives you a beautiful view. The location is magnificent! The hotel has many seats spread over the terrace where you can enjoy the area. The rooms are quietly located and nice to retreat to.

Do you want to know more about Lake Atitlan? Continue reading here: things to do in Lake Atitlan.

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 beautiful because it is next to the river in the middle of the jungle. The cottages are neat and clean. You can arrange all excursions and transport here.

El Retiro Lanquin

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After staying in El Portal we went to El Retiro as this hostel gives you a better chance to relax. It is located next to the river and is great for relaxing with your hammock in front of your door. It is also a nice place to meet other travelers and do something active (swimming, yoga, volleyball).

Do you want to know more about Semuc Champey? Continue reading here: things to do in Semuc Champey.

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Hostal Don Cenobio

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Hostal Don Denobio is one of the best accommodations in Flores. This is because the hostel has a roof terrace with a view of the lake. The rooms are big and clean. The staff is friendly and will help you with everything.

Hostel Villa del Lago

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Hostel Villa del Lago is another option in Flores. They have two roof terraces from which you also have a view over the lake. The beds are comfortable and the rooms have air-conditioning. In addition, the breakfast is good.

Do you want to know more about Flores? Continue reading here: things to do in Flores.


Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal

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The rooms of Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal are not huge, but they are neat. The big advantage of this hostel is that they have a swimming pool so you can cool down in the afternoon when it is very hot. The beds are good and the hostel has a restaurant where you can enjoy good meals.

Hotel Jaguar Inn Tikal

Hotel Jaguar Inn Tikal

At Hotel Jaguar Inn Tikal you have the choice to stay in a bungalow or a room. Both options are good. If you love nature and want to sleep in the middle of the jungle, go for the bungalow. Many guests experience this as an unforgettable experience.

Do you want to know more about Tikal? Continue reading here: things to do in Tikal.

Banana Palms Hotel

Banana Palms Hotel

In Rio Dulce, you can enjoy the river with Banana Palms Hotel as one of the best accommodations. This hotel is located on the river, which gives you a beautiful view of the region. The rooms are neat and with the on-site restaurant, you can enjoy good meals.

Casa Nostra

Casa Nostra

Close to Rio Dulce is located Lívingston. This place is special because it is one of the few inhabited areas along the coast. Here you can see the Mayan, Garifuna, and Ladino cultures coming together. Casa Nostra is a great base because it is located near the beaches. Rooms are neat and the price-quality ratio is good.

Other travel tips for Guatemala?

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

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This list of recommended accommodations has been compiled based on our Guatemala itinerary. You can use our itinerary for inspiration or simply copy it. In the article, you read how our route is structured and find specific information about a certain destination.

Finally, be on time to book your accommodations because the popular accommodations are fully booked quickly.

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