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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay with Kerrie, Raul, Fernando & Antonia so much! They are so warm and friendly, we felt so welcomed. The rooms and facilities are kept immaculate and the vibe of the place is cheerful and chilled out. The breakfasts are also great (especially Antonia's eggs and bread!). Everyone is so helpful with any and every question. For...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is brilliant and ticks all the boxes! The staff are all absolutely lovely, very helpful and incredibly welcoming. They went out of their way everyday to make sure that we were happy ...from making us a lovely breakfast and amazing coffee every morning, to booking our transfers and a trip to the volcano. Raul even let us leave...

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Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great hostel that is social but peaceful with a great communal breakfast that changes most days. The owners Raul and Kerry are very helpful along with Fernando and Antonia. They let us keep our room for no charge when we did the overnight actenango trek (as it was unbooked) and were flexible when we changed our length of stay....

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We loved staying at Kerry and Raul's "place to stay" so much we came back for a second visit! We were so impressed with our first visit that, when travel plans meant we were headed back to Antigua, there was no other choice in our minds. They have a great kitchen, with a good supply of pots and pans and...

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed with Raul & Kerry at their crazy cat and bunny filled hostel on 3 occasions during my stay in Guatemala. Finding good hotels is easy when traveling but finding people who treat you like a member of their family is rare. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome and helped me arrange shuttles, volcano...

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Sainte-Alvere, France
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Just spent a nice trip to Antigua ensconced in the always reliable PTS. They have a tasty breakfast and good coffee included in the reasonable price, and they have upgraded the bathrooms and common seating area significantly. You honestly can't go wrong here- Guatemalan owners can arrange shuttles/trips for you, you can store your luggage if you are heading off...

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Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great hostel with warm and welcoming hosts, a lovely communal patio and great complementary breakfasts with coffee. When traveling it is rare to find a place where you instantly feel like family, place to stay is this kind of place. Great location next to the market. First stayed here 5 years ago they recently made a lot...

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice hostel if you're looking for something more quiet. Raul, Carrie en Raul's brother are very friendly and very helpful. They also have a lot of cats, which is nice. Good location as well, everything is from walking distance.

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Offenburg, Germany
Reviewed 25 June 2016

After six month on the road, it was our longest stay. We've been here for two weeks. The Hostel is very clean got a good free kitchen for use and very nice Staff. Thanks to Kerry and Raul. We had a great time.

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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The most wonderful staff I have experienced in a hostel! Raul and Kerry, Fernando and Antonia went out of their way to ensure I was totally comfortable. Anything I needed was joyfully accommodated including transportation! As a traveler w mobility limitations I was given a private room downstairs for cost of dorm as they were not full. Breakfast every morning...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small family owned and run hostel with an excellent reputation in the local community for over 15 years. We have the best value in town offering single, double, and triple private rooms with shared bathrooms and two dormitories for solo and/or budget conscious travelers. Some of our perks include: hot water showers, well equipped kitchen, free hot breakfast and coffee, free WiFi, towel use, baggage storage, shuttle bookings, discounted tour arrangements, laundry services, bicycle parking, terrace view, safe available, barbecue grill, cable/DVD Television room, filtered drinking water, open air lounge for socializing and dining area. Our home has a relaxed vibe and a welcoming atmosphere for all. Our guests enjoy meeting new friends, playing with our cats, bunny rabbit, and turtle, cooking in our small but efficient kitchen, and creating spontaneous jam sessions in our cozy lounge area. We pride ourselves on having a clean, safe, fun, and community oriented place to stay. We enforce the city of Antigua's curfew of 12:00am (midnight) and lock our front door with no re-entry after this time (no refunds) so make sure you are back by then! Come join us for a night, a week or a month and find more than a place to stay...find your home away from home. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival Check In: 13:00 (early check in upon request) Check Out: 11.00 (middle of the night departures require 24 hour advanced notice) Payment due upon arrival, CASH only! Hot Breakfast and coffee is included, served between 8.30 – 10.00 am Taxes are included. Directions: Head to the large Artesania market. There is a restaurant Pollo Campero on the corner near, which is near the Artesania market. If you are facing Pollo Campero, walk for 50 meters down the road that is to the left of Pollo Campero. Then take the first road on the left where you will see a black door with the number 42 written on it. You have found A Place To Stay. Alternatively take a Tuc Tuc (a little three wheeled car) or regular Taxi to to A Place To Stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Place to Stay Hostel

Address: 5ta. Calle Poniente Callejon | Landivar # 42, Antigua, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Price Range: £12 - £20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“We stayed in double/triple rooms, one upstairs and one down and both were great”
 of 5 bubbles rachandphil15, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you're with a group, I recommend getting a private room, as the price difference with the dorms is minimal.”
 of 5 bubbles nicolask77, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“First floor is better I think in general in Antigua due to ground floor being humid.”
 of 5 bubbles 28rajal, 25 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Any room is a good room”
 of 5 bubbles donnellharris, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“good luck, not my first choice”
 of 5 bubbles devildog0800, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
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