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“Good price, clean-ish rooms” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of International Mochilero Backpacker's Guesthouse

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International Mochilero Backpacker's Guesthouse
Ranked #58 of 100 Speciality Lodging in Antigua
Solola Department, Guatemala
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good price, clean-ish rooms”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I sleep here out of necessity; my friends like cheap, backpacker-friendly places, and even though I'd rather spend a little more to stay somewhere nicer, I realize it's much safer to remain with friends than walk/take a taxi alone someplace else.

I believe the service to be friendly and fast. The rooms are not the cleanest, but they are miles above what I have seen from other budget-friendly hostels in Antigua. I have not encountered bed bugs or roaches, and besides the general "dinginess" of the place, have felt comfortable sleeping there for the price I pay (100Q split between 2 people, though there are larger rooms if you have a larger group.) There is free coffee, a couple of computers by reception, and a kitchen (closes at around 10:00PM.) I've found the showers are always hot and the pressure is good.

I would recommend this hostel to anyone who is worried about bed bugs, roaches, cleanliness, etc. who doesn't want to sacrifice feeling clean/comfortable in order to save money.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We were dropped at this hostel on the way to San Pedro. I think there is some agreement that buses will be too full or missed, because I heard this story from a few students at our spanish school, who were left in Antigua.

Alex was very nice, but the room was horrible. It was #4, a private room on the first floor. We didn't realize is was located under the stairs and under the kitchen at the top. It felt like we were sleeping on the street. It was very dingy, and I wished I had known The Yellow House was across the street at the time.

The Wi-fi only worked if you were sitting directly across from the office. The night manager had something left to be desired and I was happy when I woke to Alex's friendly face in the office.

Room Tip: Go across the street to Yellow House.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

The manager, Alex, was extremely helpful for our group of 40+ (30 of us lived there for a month!). Good location in town, friendly staff, the kitchen leaves a little something to be desired. No large group meeting space, but a beautiful entry and garden.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: International Mochilero Backpacker's Guesthouse
Address: 1a Calle Poniente # 33, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Sacatepequez Department > Antigua
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Ranked #58 of 100 Speciality Lodging in Antigua

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