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“Great small hostel”
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Base Camp Hostel
Ranked #27 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Antigua
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great small hostel”
Reviewed 5 September 2011

A great small hostel where you get to meet every other guest staying there. It is very clean and quiet. They serve a great breakfast. The staff is wonderful. If you like sports as much as I do, their related company o.x. expeditions can hook you up with great (and extreme) volcano hikes, mountain bike tours and the staff can tell you what else is going on in Antigua. Across the street is a great Japanese restaurant that sells 10Q margaritas on Tuesdays ...what else do you require?

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 May 2010

We were in a group of 8 so we pretty much had the whole hostel to ourselves. We stayed in a private room with two single beds and shared bath. Room okay but got very hot as no outside window. Not the cheapest in Antigua at 200q for the room. The bottom floor is pretty cool with a ping pong table, kitchen and lounge area. Gives it a very homely feel. Lady who checked us in was very nice and we had booked the overnight volcano trek and left a 300q deposit each. However the next day i hadto be hospitalised and they refused to refund the deposit saying we needed to give 24 hours notice (which was not stated anywhere). They wouldnt but, only letting us move to another tour 3 days later. Still not well 3 days later so we cancelled (this time 24 hours in advance) and got the money back. Didn't really like their attitude towards us though. If your sick your sick.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Reviewed 17 November 2009

We spent two weeks at Base Camp Hostel during our stay in Antigua. The place feels like home. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed and to help you in any way they can. There is also an Outfitter O.X. Excursions at Base Camp that runs overnight tours to Volcano Pacaya (which is a must see in the Antigua area). Victor and his staff really took care of us and Marible cleans the entire hostel from top to bottom everyday. Base Camp is located just a couple of blocks from multiple Language schools. There are great bars and restaurants in the same street and it's four blocks from the main square.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Base Camp Hostel
Address: 7th Calle Pointe #17, Antigua, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Antigua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Antigua's ONLY Adventure Hostel. Base Camp is the perfect place to begin and end your Antigua Adventures, whether you plan to climb a volcano, hit the trails on a mountain bike or just walk this beautiful city and visit the ruins, cafes and museums. We can help you make it happen, Adventure is what we do. Our facilities include a fun, up-beat atmosphere in a intimate hostel setting with all the comforts. We offer nice comfortable dorm rooms (Camp 1 has six beds, all other Camps 2,3 and 5 offer 4 beds) and one very nice private room for two (Camp 4). A hot breakfast of eggs, beans, bread and your choice of coffee / tea is included with your stay. Chill out on our roof terrace with a cold beer and take in the magnificent view of the surrounding volcanoes in which we climb, volcanoes Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Fire up a game of ping pong or nestle into one of our comfy couches in the chill-cave where we have a flat screen and NETFLIX. There are plenty of places here to get comfortable, just like home...Only cooler. Our Helpful staff can lend great travel advice as well as clue you in on the best activities and adventures here in the Antigua valley. We look forward to meeting you. ADVENTURE TOURS TV / MOVIE room (NETFLIX) Games...Board games and others Ping Pong and Darts Super comfy beds (really, they do not suck) Free Breakfast WiFi of course Safe / Secure environment Free bag storage Movie night Daily Happy Hour Terrace for sunning, smoking, etc. Expert travel advice and more.... Feels like home....Only cooler! :) We suck on LOLLYPOPS!!! :D and so should you, thats why we pop a lolly in your mouth upon arrival. :P ... more   less 
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