Hostel San Marcos is great! I dont know that the hell the last reviewer was on about. She was a total whiny girl with some serious problems.
At Q50 for a dorm it's really good value as it also includes a proper cooked breakfast with coffee. That must be worth near Q40 as it is! The guy Carlos running the place is great too. Really friendly guy that hangs out with the guests. Great for a chat. He really makes the place what it is.
The hostel has a grass area and nice garden, so it's a really chilled place to hang out. Internet here is much better than hostel La Paz too.
There are so many different alternative courses to do at San Marcos, thus why I stayed so long. I came as a sceptic, then did massage courses, reiki courses, lucid dreaming, self-healing course, cacao ceremonies, holotropic breathing, pranayama breathwork, kambo frog etc. It's really changed my view and I've learned so much. As a changed sceptic, I highly recommend coming to San Marcos for some courses, and I couldn't recommend Hostel San Marcos more.
The hostel 'Del Lago' is more social, but the dorms aren't as good. As a lot of the courses stir up a lot of past emotions, so it's best to avoid staying at Del Lago in my opinion as you'll want more of your own space. Great place to go though in the evenings.
My view, stay at hostel San Marcos, then head to Del Lago for the bar at night; then you have the best of both worlds!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set 20 metres from the beautiful shoreline of Lake Atitlan - Hostel San Marcos offers the traveller a warm welcome and comfortable base to take the delights of this stunning region. ... more less