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Posada Jaibalito

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Saratoga, California
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We ate many meals here during our stay in Jaibalito (in a house nearby). The food is fresh, tasty, non-pretentious and really cheap. Hans (the owner) could charge much more since it's the only game in town, but he doesn't and I appreciated that. We also bought their homemade bread to take home for breakfast and the chocolate chip cookies....

Thank IlariaK
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We went for a boat ride to Jaibalito and walked up the little hill to Posada Jaibalito. Just had coffee and pie. It was like $3 for two great coffees and two large superb pieces of pie. Nice little spot with great WiFi. Friendly owner and staff. A rustic get away place with very friendly people dropping by while we...

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Lovely setting and beautiful gardens. Ownership and staff are genuine and caring people. Great ambiance and atmosphere and food is made with love and authentic. Great place to mingle with locals and travelers from all over the world. This is the spot you will come away with smiles and come back for some more.

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Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The center of activity for travellers and locals alike, Hans' Posada provides a humble, unassuming, gathering place and market/restaurant/hostel for those who tread off the beaten path. Here you will experience people from all walks of life, with diverse backgrounds, personalities and sensitivities. It feels like family there.

Thank Tammy P
San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have been walking the mountains and volcanoes of lake atitlan for many years and this place is like heaven after a good day hiking , amazing fresh cheap food, friendly service, organic garden setting, the owner is super caring and helps all the locals and tourists enjoy there time at this picturesque hotel and restaurant

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Our family ate here several times while staying at a nearby house. Good food and super inexpensive for the 5 of us. My teen son loved portion sizes of the pasta and the 3 pancakes. They also sell home-made bread and 5 gallon water jugs if needed. Good place to meet up with ex-pats and other travelers.

Thank Jane M
New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Great food, drinks, wifi, and almost always good company from village locals and passing travelers. Owner Hans is a local legend. The coffee served is Hans' own and is delicious. Oh, and the bread? It's baked fresh daily and is enjoyed at both the establishment and by local residents.

Thank Neal R
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is a friendly place where it is easy to meet other travelers in the dining area, a covered open-air patio surrounded by a pretty garden. It is run by a German expat and has some delicious German dishes on the menu. The rooms with bathrooms were all booked so I stayed in the dorm room, which has six beds...

Thank Tomas146
St. Albert, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I am surprised to see that this little restaurant is only listed under hotels. We stayed at a different hotel in the area, but went to Han's place (as it is known by the locals) to eat a couple of times. If you are looking for local and rustic - a true experience - this is the place for you....

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Had coffee here. Excellent Cappaccino! Read through the menu, and saw a rather complete offering of breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. If we had not already determined on a house with kitchen rental and preparation of our own meals, I most certainly would have made Hans's hospedaje our destination. Another big plus for the backpacker is the company one can...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the silence of Jaibalito at Lake Atitlan, which you only can reach by boat. We offer clean but cheap rooms for 1 to 6 people. We provide local meals for a fee and bake our own bread. We are located in the center of Jaibalito. For long-term visitors houses are available for rent. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada Jaibalito

Address: Pass to Tzununa, Jaibalito 4756, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Jaibalito
Price Range: £2 - £8 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Posada Jaibalito Guatemala/Lake Atitlan
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“Ask about other accommodations that Hans manages, there is a variety to suit all people.”
 of 5 bubbles tammyp36, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The dorm room was downstairs with no view, but the private rooms upstairs might have good views.”
 of 5 bubbles Tomas146, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“It's a hospedaje!”
 of 5 bubbles MichiganZumbido, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
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