The Old House Hostel, San Ignacio

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The Old House Hostel is a great place to stay on a budget when visiting San Ignacio, Belize. The hostel is run by two young locals, Aldo and Davina, who live on site and are full of helpful information about the area and can also set up a tour of the famous ATM cave for the cheapest rate to be found in the area.

The Location

The hostel is located up a small hill, just a few minutes’ walk from the center of San Ignacio. The center holds several restaurants, tiendas, and the bus stop. The hostel is also close to the river, and about a twenty-minute walk to the Cahal Pech archaeological site. Below the hostel, there is a nice bar/art gallery that is open a few times during the week. The hostel is in a safe and quiet part of San Ignacio, perfect for preparing to cross into Guatemala, or begin traveling in Belize.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Despite literally being an “old house,” the building is in great condition and is cleaned thoroughly every day. The hostel has two eight-bed dorms, some four-bed dorms, and one private double room. All beds are quite comfortable and come with fresh, white linens. The eight-bed dorms can become a bit crowded, since there is not much space between the beds for everyone’s luggage. There are screened windows and fans inside the rooms to keep them cool, but it does get quite hot in San Ignacio! There are two shared upstairs bathrooms complete with sinks, toilets, full-size mirrors, hot showers, and plenty of hanging and counter space. There are also stalls for toilets and cold showers downstairs, with shared sinks. All of the bathroom areas are very clean and modern! They are definitely of high quality for a hostel.

Common Spaces

There is a great front porch to this hostel that is overlooking the street. There is plenty of seating, including a couch and tables on the porch. There are also two separate dining areas inside the hostel, as well as a very large shared kitchen! The kitchen has all appliances, dishes, and utensils needed. Filtered water refills can be purchased by the honor system. Old House is a very social hostel! People are always hanging out on the front porch and having a great time. Many interesting people from all over the world stay at this hostel.


This hostel has a great vibe and the hosts are very helpful with information about the area. It’s located in a nice part of town (so long as you don’t mind walking up a small hill), and the rooms and bathrooms are extremely clean and high quality! The Wi-Fi is also super fast, and the prices are great.
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The Old House Hostel, San Ignacio
The Old House Hostel, San Ignacio
Front porch
Dining area
Dorm room
Kara Staff Reviewer
Published on Apr 23, 2019

Location and Contact


• A five minute walk from the bus station and taxi stands in town.
• How to get there:
• Coming from the Welcome Centre/Bus Stop in San Ignacio town?
• Walk up Savannah Street towards the town centre until you get to Burns Avenue (Second street on the left) follow until you arrive at the San Ignacio Police Station. Then head up Buena Vista St. (The hill the Police Station is on) and you will see a white and green wooden house on your right. That's us!



Address: 3 Buena Vista St., San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize

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Phone Number: 00501 62 31 342
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

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