Hostels in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

3 hostels available. Prices start from $5 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Lake Atitlan

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"…Cancellation is free of charge if cancelled prior to 72 hours before the check-in date. If cancelled within 72 hours prior to check-in or in case of a no-show, 100% of the first night will be … More
Party Hostel
"Free Cerveza is a fun glamping hostel located right on the beautiful shores of Lake Atitlan. Our awesome lakefront property overlooks 3 of Central America's most famous volcanoes - San Pedro, … More

Maya Moon Lodge

Tzununa La Laguna
Party Hostel
"…Cancellation Policy: Non - Refundable Check in from 14.00 to 20.00 Check out before 11.30 Payment upon arrival by cash, card and PayPal (10% of these payments) Taxes included Breakfast … More

Hostels in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

3 hostels available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Lake Atitlan (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 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 Lake Atitlan.

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Lake Atitlan is a lake in the Sierra Madre Mountains in southwestern Guatemala. It is Guatemala’s deepest lake and is also the biggest tourist attraction in the country. The lake is surrounded by many small Mayan communities like Santiago Atitlan, Panajachel, and San Lucas Toliman.

Lake Atitlan was created from a volcanic eruption over 11 million years ago; there are numerous volcanoes in the area but the three main ones are San Pedro, Atitlan, and Toliman. They are all within the crater and while Toliman and Atitlan are both active, Atitlan is the only one showing any signs of recent eruptions.

The towns around Lake Atitlan are small, but they pack a big punch. Panajachel attracted a large number of hippies in the 1960s, both Guatemalan and foreign, and as a result the town is entirely reliant on tourism, unlike some of the other towns. You'll find most of the hostels here. Santiago Atitlan is the largest town and is known mainly for its worship of Maximon, a Mayan idol. It is also notable because of the assassination of an American missionary inside the church during the Guatemalan Civil War in 1981. San Pedro La Laguna is the backpacker’s haven; it’s on the lake and has the best access to hiking. To get here, you’re going to need to take a bus from Guatemala City or have your own transport. Once you’re at the lake, boats are your best option for getting around. Panajachel has the best connections to the city, but you’ll definitely want to see some of the other towns around the lake.

There are a few hostels scattered around the lake, mainly in San Pedro La Laguna and San Marcos La Laguna, but you can find budget accommodation in all of the towns. Hostels around the lake tend to cater to hikers as well as backpackers, so expect spacious areas and lots of lounging areas.

Written by local enthusiast for Lake Atitlan hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Lake Atitlan hostels Jakob Lombardi

Lake Atitlan 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 Lake Atitlan, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 3
Average dorm price $17
Average private room price $64
Cheapest Hostel in Lake Atitlan Casa Qatzij - Lake Atitlan with $11.5
Party hostels in Lake Atitlan Free Cerveza (2 in total)
Most Lake Atitlan hostels are located in Tzununa La Laguna
Average rating of all hostels 8.9

FAQ about Lake Atitlan Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Panajachel (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Santa Cruz La Laguna (6 Km / 4 mi.)
San Pedro La Laguna (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Sololá (8 Km / 5 mi.)
San Marcos La Laguna (8 Km / 5 mi.)
San Juan La Laguna (9 Km / 6 mi.)
San Lucas Tolimán (13 Km / 8 mi.)

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