I've stayed in 3 hostels in Antigua in the last year, including Black Cat, Kafka, and Jungle Party. Out of those, Black Cat has the best breakfast and is the most social. It's relatively clean, with big rooms, but dorm beds are just ok with mattresses that are a bit too soft. Bathrooms could use better cleaning and some remodeling. That said, I liked it better than the other two. Jungle Party has a better common area, but the rooms are pretty awful and the layout is bad. Their breakfast also sucks compared to Black Cat. They'll also pack you a free lunch instead of you're leaving for a tour or a bus early.
I also checked out Yellow House, which has the cleanest facilities and cheapest rates for buses and tours, but Black Cat definitely has a better social vibe even though the only hangout area there is a cramped restaurant/bar/lobby.
Be aware that there is a loud bar across the street that may play loud music with bass until around 1-2am sometimes.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking