The hostel itself is nothing special. Rooms are generaly dark and small. People have to leave the door open to the corridor to have some air and feel of openess. There are shared bathrooms in an inner-yard with so-so privacy, but clean with hot water.
Big difference are rooms upstairs with a small window (yeah!) - same price as those cells downstairs. Ask for room 12 or 13. The walls between the rooms are very thin, but still especially if you come from some dirty hole, you will get a flashback of cosiness.
Comparing Don Diego (130Q for private room / 2 persons) with Casa Argentina (80Q), I would definatelly recommand Casa Argentina. Price, privacy, room size and brightness ... Uncomperable.
An imprtant advantage of Don Diego are very pleasant and helpful owners. Also, just next to this hostel is a great family-style restaurant Cafe Canela with cheap and delicious meals (18Q!! for excellent lunch).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Open since 2002, Hostal Don Diego has set the standard for Bed & Breakfasts in the city of Quetzaltenango (Xela). Our hostel is clean and comfortable, recommended by Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and many tour guides, focusing on Guatemala. Our rates are very cheap and include use of kitchen, Tv cable and Wi-Fi. Clean and pleasant facilities provide our guests experience a unique stay. The hostel also has a tour operator with many options and extensive information on tourist spots in Guatemala.Hostal Don Diego has many services, some are and some are not included in the daily, weekly or monthly rate, please ask for it upon arrival.Don DiegoHostal Don Diego has many services, some are and some are not included in the daily, weekly or monthly rate, please ask for it upon arrival.The weekly rate and monthly include ALWAYS the use of the kitchen, which is fully equipped (refrigerator, stoves, toaster oven, microwave, coffee machine, blender, utensils, etc.) please ask for our rates.Tour operator are within the hotel for advice and to answer all of your questions Adrenalina ToursHot and cold water always and clean showers!Cable television in the living room, for news, a movie, sports, talk show etc….feel welcome!If you have a laptop you can use our wi-fi service.Guest living per month includes cleaning service twice weekly. ... more less
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