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“At less than £1 a night this place is a real winner.”
Review of Posada Ruiz 2

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Posada Ruiz 2
Ranked #71 of 120 Speciality Lodging in Antigua
Reviewed 3 September 2009

The price of this place makes it one of the best accommodations we stayed in our year long trip. It is run by the family who also live on the premises (they had two children when we stayed there but I think another was on the way!)

For the price you wouldn't expect luxuries and you don't get them but it is nicely located in the centre and near to many language schools and it is incredibly clean (the lady of the household was spotted sweeping the courtyard on Christmas morning!). There are electric hot showers which I also did my laundry in (but don't accidentaly touch the shower head) and there is a basic kitchen. The front door is only ever opened by the family and so there is good security but you do have to get over the pain of seeing this poor woman in her night-gown opening the door for guests at all hours!

This is a great place for those travelling on a budget which make Lonely Planet recommendations and the YHA seem extortionate.

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 July 2009

Posada Ruiz #2 was our second hostel in Antigua. It is quite basic with two outdoor sinks and no soap or towels available. The showerheads are wired with heaters but they were inoperable at the time of our visit, so we showered cold. We stayed three nights and were woken by loud music and crying babies several times. The mattresses were beat-up but of higher quality than those at Kafka or Jungle Party. Double rooms have electrical outlets but singles are plugless.

Despite its problems, Posada Ruiz provided good value at the very bottom of the lodging market. For 40Q/night for a single, I'd stay there again.

Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 May 2008

I love the Posada Ruiz 2. It is the best of the very cheap hotels in Antigua. Antigua has a very wide range of hotels in price and quality, ranging from $2 US to $500 US. per night. Posada Ruiz 2 is about 4 US dollars but it is the best of the hotels in the under $10 price range. They have 3 hot water showers that are cleaned in the morning and afternoon, and they change the sheets every day. I'd advice you to get a double room even if you are alone as it is only an extra dollar.
The workers are very diligent and very nice (especially Gloria and Maria, the two indigenous sisters). And the other guests are mostly well-informed european backpackers who are staying for a week or two on their way through central america.

Stayed: May 2008
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 December 2012
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: 2 Calle Poniente # 25, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
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Ranked #71 of 120 Speciality Lodging in Antigua
Number of rooms: 27

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