Los Amigos Hostel, Flores

8.2
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Hostal Los Amigos has a very famous name among backpackers in Guatemala. It does not work with any reseller or booking site, and therefore can only be booked on their website by sending an email. It seems to be full quite often, so many travelers book it several days in advance.

The Location

It is located right in the middle of the island of Flores, on a small street. It has two buildings, one where the main hostel is, with bar, tables, receptions, and dorms and some private rooms, and another called Los Amigos Two, which is fifty metres away, and is used only for private rooms. It is very easy to get there, as it is by far the most famous hostel in the area and all tuk tuk, taxi, and bus drivers know about it. If coming with the bus from Belize, the bus station is situated outside Flores and a ten-minute tuk tuk ride is needed to get to the hostel. If traveling around Guatemala with shuttle buses, the stop is a couple of mins away from the hostel. The area seems to be in general safer than most other places in Guatemala, however a few cases of robberies have happened.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are several type of rooms. The cheapest option is to choose just a mattress on the floor with no bed. Then there are more luxurious dorms with bunk beds and many private rooms. Rooms are in general clean but not very spacious. Toilets are averagely clean as well, but there are not many in the hostel, so you might need to wait for a little while.

Common Spaces

There is a vast area with sofas and tables and hammocks where customers can relax and chill during the day. There is a bar as well with some tables and at 9:30 p.m. there is a night lounge, which acts as the nightclub for the hostel, where people drink and party. We found the vibe to be very quiet and not really a party one. While it's advertised as a party hostel, this place is not really one of that kind. The lights are also very low and there are many plants in the common areas, making the space always dark and sleepy. It is possible to meet people but not on the party vibe, more in a relaxed situation. At night we found the place to be too relaxed and many people go to sleep early to do the Tikal sunrise tour. The night lounge is often empty. There is no kitchen so it is more expensive for customers to eat, and no free breakfast is offered. They work as a travel agency as well, but we found prices to be higher than other tour companies in the area.

A nice note is that they have rabbits freely walking around the hostel, so guests can have a great time playing with those little cute animals.

Summary

In conclusion, this hostel is average -- it's not a fun and party place, and it's not cheap either. It's a good place to stay in Flores, as we found that most of the travelers stay there. If you don't like animals, it might not be the place for you as they have rabbits, dogs, and cats inside the hostel for the whole time.
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Los Amigos Hostel, Flores
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Published on Apr 24, 2019

Description

Your dream hostel on the beautiful island of Flores and the perfect base for visiting the majestic ruins of Tikal!

Los Amigos hostel was founded in 2004 as an artistic fusion of the many influences of our travels with the most authentic aspects of our beloved Guatemala.

Visiting la isla you can’t miss a visit to our famous restaurant, “the Secret Garden of Flores”. Enjoy a culinary journey in our magical lush gardens. Both our hostel and the restaurant are listed as #1 on Tripadvisor!

Stay the night in one of our artistic rooms. Varying from the classic dorm (with steaming hot showers) to fancy dorms with AC, to luxurious and unique private rooms with AC and private bathroom. Enjoy fast internet in your room and all the communal areas, perfect for digital nomads!

Relax in one of the many hammocks in our lush jungle garden and enjoy the company of hummingbirds, geckos, and even turtles, just to name a few.

Feeling hungry? We serve a delicious mix of local and global cuisine with many healthy vegetarian and vegan options. We´re famous for our huge portions and fresh, natural taste. Prefer cooking for yourself? Enjoy the new, fully equipped communal kitchen.

At Los Amigos every hour is Happy Hour. The bar has a great selection of beers, colorful cocktails and famous local drinks. At night the party continues upstairs in the world famous Los Amigos Night Lounge. A soundproofed space where you can connect with fellow travelers and locals alike, while the people that need to get up early can enjoy a good nights sleep.

Plan your tour to Tikal at our hassle-free in-house travel agency. We also offer tours to many other great attractions in Petén and tickets for buses to every destination you can imagine. All with 24/7 assistance guaranteed.

Sore shoulders from carrying that backpack around? We offer a variety of massages, some relaxing and some therapeutic, as well as various beauty treatments and a herbal steam bath!

Having random encounters with other backpackers is what always made our own travels so magical, so that is why we built Los Amigos to be more than just another stop at this built with love, by backpackers for backpackers.

We’re truly excited to treat you to an unforgettable adventure in Petén. And remember: Los Amigos is much more than just another place to stay… It’s your place to BE! So come by and experience the mysteries of these Mayan lands with us!

See you soon!

Policy and conditions :

0 release
No Dinner cards
24 hours Reception
Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:00 .
Payment upon arrival by cash, payment by credit cards, debit cards has an extra charge of 5%.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.

Location and Contact

Location

• Flores is located on an island which is connected to the mainland with a bridge.
• If you arrive by bus, the best way to reach Los Amigos is taking a Tuk-Tuk or Taxi for no more than 15 Quetzales (around 2 USD).
• From the airport we recommend getting a taxi too as there is no airport shuttle. The airport taxi will cost you between 35 - 45 Quetzales (around 5 USD).
• On the island, walk towards the big white cathedral in the centre of the island. We are located in a small street 1 min from the cathedral. If you see a yellow house with a wooden sign with our logo, you have made it!

Map

Map

Address: Calle Central Casa 15, Avenida Santa Ana, Flores, Guatemala

Distance to city center: 1.16 km

Los Amigos Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

Hostelworld Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub

Website

Website Los Amigos Hostel Flores www.amigoshostel.com
Phone Number: +502 449 523 99
To add or correct information for this listing, please use the Listing Correction Form.

Facilities and Amenities

Female Solo Traveller

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Towels

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

Bar

Board Games

Currency Exchange

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Hot Showers

Live Music/Performance

Nightclub

Pool Table

Yoga Classes

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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