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“Budget friendly”
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Hi-et
Ranked #20 of 33 San Ignacio B&B and Inns
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Budget friendly”
Reviewed 30 March 2012

A local suggested this place after over hearing us talk about staying at Martha's which is across the street. We were on a tight budget while in San Ignacio because we wanted to go on multiple excursions while in the area. This is a great, centrally located hotel for that. There are no frills here but if you just plan to sleep here after a long day of exploring, it is great for that. If you are a light sleeper then earplugs would be great for the morning time. The town wakes up about 6am, the rooms in the back are much quieter.

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Caraquet, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We travel to San Ignacio and chose this hostel by hazard we spend 2 nights there other than our room was in front of the building we could ear everything going on in the street until 0500am the place feels super safe and super warm maybe because of the fact that you have to walk across the owner's living room say hi to the family and then in the hallway to salut the parrot and then in the beautiful garden before getting to the hostel part of the house. I recommend this to anyone looking for a different experience and a good price.

Room Tip: ask for a room away from the front street noise
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Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Duluth, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

We wanted a room that was in the center of town, near all activities, clean, but not expensive. That is exactly what we got. The rooms do have thin walls, but this did not affect us at all. Ceiling fans kept the rooms cool at night. Pillows on the beds were a little uncomfortable. We found the owners to be friendly and helpful. We paid 50BZ a night, and found it to be affordable, but functional. A refrigerator is available for guests to use, so you can stock up on the fresh fruits from the market!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Marin
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

This is a hostel like atmosphere, Super friendly owners. I stayed here for four nights and I would stay here again. The only draw backs are thin walls with alarms starting around 5:30am and limited hot water.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Lahaina, Hawaii
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2011

this is a great deal, for around $20 a night i was in a private room with a bathroom including a nice shower. also use of the community fridge was a huge plus, ill stay there again for sure. owner is on premises and super laid back and helpful. he also let me use the kitchen utensils and microwave which was great

Room Tip: don't get the front room right off the balcony its really loud
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Oakland, California
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Price: BZ$40 for a double, one bed with private bath, BZ$50 for a double, two beds with private bath
Review: This place was a lovely set of two big houses right in the center of town for a great price. The room was freshly cleaned and had good ventilation plus a ceiling fan so it cooled off pretty well. Hot water was available but seemed to run out frequently. The house had balconies on either side for relaxing plus a fridge and plates/silverware available and a small book collection. They may have had laundry facilities available, but we didn’t use them. San Ignacio is small and this hotel was on the main road so nothing was more than a 5 minute walk away. The only problem was the cockroach in the bathroom that scurried away before we could kill it. Other than that very pleasant and budget option.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Montreal
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2011

I have to say I disagree with the low rating for this hotel. Service was good, rooms were very large with a private bathroom, and even a nice balcony where you can enjoy your evening Belikin beer while reminiscing the day's adventures and looking down at the city life below. Location is great, within a 1 minute walk to just about anything in town, including local tour operators. There is a public area with a fridge to keep the aforementioned Belikin ice cold. This is a family owned business and the owners were very nice and personnable (I really liked the old dude with the thick glasses watching hockey). They also had 2 funky dogs and a parrot. For 20$ US a night for a double room, I just don't understand how you cannot be satisfied, compared to what the other places offer.

Room Tip: Choose room not facing street or balconies.
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hi-et
Address: 12 West Street, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio
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Ranked #20 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in San Ignacio
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Number of rooms: 5
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