Hotels, Hostels, and Cheap Accommodation in Antigua

Hotel Dionisio

Hotel Dionisio is a guesthouse accommodation located 200 m away from San José Cathedral. Rooms are quirkily decorated and line up along a sunny terrace. The hotel has a fully-equipped common kitchen, recreational nook, garden, and terrace with views of Volcán de Agua. Rooms are private or dormitory type, and bathrooms are private or shared. All rooms have tiled floors and cable TV. Services include: airport transfer, currency exchange, free parking, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, and tour desk. Prices start at US$9 per night.

Hotel Casa Rústica

Hotel Casa Rústica is a rustic, family-friendly hotel with its cobblestoned patio, lily-shaped fountain, and a sun dappled top deck. It’s one block away from Parque Central, in a relatively safe and quiet location. Most important tourist sites and shops are located nearby. The Hotel has two gardens, three terraces, a rooftop terrace with 360° city views, a large, fully-equipped kitchen, well-stocked mini snack bar, billiards table, swimming pool, sauna, and souvenir store. Roms are clean and comfortable, decorated with Guatemalan furniture and fabrics. The rooms also include cable TV, a ceiling fan, and anti-stress beds. Bathrooms are clean and can be private or shared. Services include: 24-hour on-call doctor, 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, airport transfers, book exchange, currency exchange, free city map, free coffee and purified water, free Wi-Fi, housekeeping, laundry facilities, luggage storage, shuttle services, Spanish language classes and translation services, tour desk, wheelchair access, and use of computer with high-speed Internet. Staff is helpful and bilingual. Prices start at US$10 per night.

Jungle Party Hostal

Jungle Party Hostal is located at the heart of Antigua, and is popular with young travelers. The hostel has a garden, common room with board games and DVDs, café, two bars, hammock hangouts, bean bags, swings, swing beds, terrace lounge, swimming pool, and all-you-can-eat Saturday barbecue. Services include: 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, airport transfers, currency exchange, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, parking, and Spanish language classes. Linens are included in the rooms. Staff is friendly and helpful. Happy hour is from Monday to Sunday, 4-7 PM. Prices start at US$10 per night.

Hostel Casa Jacaranda

Hotel Casa Jacaranda is not a party hostel. It’s a tranquil retreat set in a busy central location. The hostel has a garden, a front lounge with plus armchairs, a grassy patio under a jacaranda tree, a common living room with satellite TV and DVDs, plus a bar and restaurant serving international dishes. Rooms are simple with functional décor and include clean showers with hot and cold water, plus toiletries. Linen and towels are included. Services include: 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, airport transfers, bicycle parking, book exchange, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, shuttle bus service, tour desk, and free salsa lessons every Monday and Tuesday. Staff is helpful and bilingual. Prices start at US$12 per night.

Hotel Casa Antigua

The owner of Hotel Casa Rústica also owns Hotel Casa Antigua. It was formerly known as Hotel Museo Uxlabil. The historic property is a refurbished old home that used to belong to the Pellecer family—an aristocratic Nicaraguan family. Five generations of the family lived in the property. The property is also historic because it was here where the first radio station outside Guatemala City had its headquarters—Radio Colonial, and it was also this site where the Revolutionary Action Party of Guatemala was founded. Because of the beauty and historic background of the property, it has been used many times as a film shooting location. The hotel is located two minutes away from Parque Central, in a relatively safe and quiet location, and close to most important landmarks in the city. The hotel has a large rooftop terrace with amazing city views, a well-equipped kitchen, meeting areas for large groups, a souvenir store, terrace, three gardens with fountains and filled with flowers and trees, plus lots of sitting areas scattered within the property. Rooms are stylishly decorated with intricate weavings, including antique furniture and chandeliers. Many furniture and items in the hotel are antique and date back to the 18th and 19 centuries. Some of the notable ones include a large hand carved bed for King Mosquitia of Nicaragua, a set of original chandeliers that used to hang in San José Cathedral, and a bed that used to be in a house of Santo Hermano Pedro, also known as San Pedro de Vilaflor or Brother Peter of Saint Joseph Betancur—a Spanish missionary and saint. Sizes and layouts of rooms vary. The rooms also come with anti-stress beds, cable TV, ceiling fan, and a private bathroom with hot and cold water. Services include: 24-hour on-call doctor, 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, airport transfers, breakfast, currency exchange, free coffee and bottled water, free city map, free parking, free Wi-Fi, housekeeping, laundry facilities, luggage storage, shuttle services, Spanish language classes and translation services, tour desk, wheelchair access, and use of computer with high speed Internet. Staff is friendly, helpful, and bilingual. Prices start at US$15 per night.

Hostel La Sin Ventura

Hostel La Sin Ventura is located just half a block or 200 m away from Parque Central and San José Cathedral. There are plenty of bars, night clubs, and restaurant nearby. It’s set in a faux colonial building above an entertainment center which includes a disco and the popular Monoloco bar. The hostel has a bar, cinema, café serving traditional Guatemalan food, international dishes, and local coffee, plus a roof terrace with amazing views of the city. Rooms have tiled floors and a private bathroom. Some rooms have cable TV. Services include: 25-hour front desk, tour desk, free Wi-Fi, and parking. Prices start at US$16 per night.

Hotel La Casa de Don Ismael

Hotel La Casa de Don Ismael is located 10 minutes away from La Merced Park, 1 km from Santo Domingo Museum, 850 m from the Colonial Art Museum, and 600 m away from Parque Central. There are plenty of bars and restaurants located nearby. Hotel La Casa de Don Ismael is a humble, cozy guesthouse, managed by its kind and hospitable namesake, Don Ismael. Guests will be sharing the premises with the family of Don Ismael. The guesthouse has a garden, seven rustic rooms, three shared bathrooms with hot and cold water, and a beautiful roof terrace with volcanic views. Rooms have functional décor and come with a wardrobe and a private or shared bathroom. Services include: 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, breakfast, currency exchange, free parking, free Wi-Fi, room service, shuttle services, and tour desk. Prices start at US$18 per night.