Hostels in Flores, Guatemala

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Get to know Flores (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Flores. To help you make friends with Flores before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Flores is a small island in Peten, Guatemala. To get there, you have to travel through the town of Santa Elena and then over the bridge to get there. The bridge is within walking distance from one side to the other and this is really convenient, as it gives you access to the supermarket and other major amenities that you won’t find in Flores.

The town of Flores itself is beautiful. There are multiple activities that you can do from swimming at the docks, taking a canoe out for the day, going to visit the rope swing, or visiting the island museum off the coast and the lookout at El Mirador on the other side of the river. They also have quite a few quaint markets and shops that are worth exploring down the cobblestone streets.

The major attraction for Flores, however, are the ruins at Tikal. There are ample transportation companies that will offer you transportation and guided tours throughout the ruins. Make sure that you check around to get the best deal. The increasingly popular El Mirador hike can also be started in Flores -- it's a five-day hike into the largest of the Mayan ruins that have been discovered but not yet excavated.

Hostels in Flores are scattered over the island, but given the sheer size of the island itself, it only takes ten minutes to walk from one side to the other so you will be close to whatever attractions and amenities you will need on the island itself.

Written by local enthusiast for Flores hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Flores hostels Globetrotter

FAQ about Flores Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Flores. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Flores. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Flores costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Flores with private rooms costs on average $42.
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Hostal Don Cenobio is the best rated hostel for partying in Flores.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Flores

Your Packing List for Flores

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Flores and Guatemala.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Flores Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Flores, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
7 Total number of hostels
$14 Average dorm price
$42 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Flores
Green Monkey Hostel is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Flores
Hostal Don Cenobio is the best rated
Most Flores hostels are located in
San Miguel
8.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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San Ignacio (91 Km / 56 mi.)
Belmopan (126 Km / 78 mi.)
Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (132 Km / 82 mi.)
Punta Gorda (148 Km / 92 mi.)
Lanquin (151 Km / 94 mi.)

Travel Tips for Flores - from the Community

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