Hostels in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

6 hostels available. Prices start from $4 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Quetzaltenango

Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Within very close walking distance you can also find a supermarket, a small market, food stands, restaurants, bars, and all the amenities that you would expect from a large city. The main market … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Dorms are quite nice -- the beds are not bunks, and they're very comfortable. Power sockets are plentiful and there is a variety of cupboards and shelves scattered around the rooms in which you … More
Youth Hostel
"…The hostel has a living room where you can read, study or work, we also have high speed internet. We have communal kitchen service, kitchen utensils, where guests can cook whatever they like … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Breakfast not included. General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew." …"Tapachula Airport is 140 km from the property." …11 calle 3-55 zona 1 Quetzaltenango Quetzaltenang More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The size of the lockers and shelves allow to keep your stuff comfortably, and there are padlocks available to rent for a simple deposit. There are also a couple of double rooms for guests who want … More
"…One towel is given for free. There are neither lockers nor shelves available for you to put your bag. There are cameras in the building for security and you receive the keys of all the doors, so … More

Hotels in Quetzaltenango

Hostal Casa Las Flores

Barrio Las Flores
Privacy Curtains
"Hostal Casa Las Flores is a thematic hostel and is based on the old, there are several objects in the rooms that are grandparents such as acetate turntables, old phones, etc. that make the … More

Guest Houses in Quetzaltenango

"…It has single rooms, double rooms, Triple rooms and Quad Rooms, with private and shared bathrooms, both of them with hot water showers. Includes daily cleaning, free bed linen and towels. The … More

Hostels in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

6 hostels available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Quetzaltenango (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 Quetzaltenango.

Guess what? Quetzaltenango is also named and spelled Xela - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Quetzaltenango (or Xela, as the locals refer to it) is Guatemala's second-largest city and capital of the highlands. It's a pretty little city and an excellent place to base yourself for exploring the the many highlights of Guatemala's highland region, such as the Santa Maria volcano, Tajamulco Volcano, Lake Atitlan, and Fuentes Georginas hot springs.

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to Quetzaltenango hostels and cheap accommodation; all over town, you can find Quetzaltenango hostels and hotels to suit every budget and taste. The majority of hostels in Quetzaltenango are located within a few minutes' walk of the Parque Central (central park) area and close to many bars, restaurants, and shops. Accommodation in Quetzaltenango's hostels can be arranged on a nightly, weekly, or even monthly basis due to the high number of tourists that stay here to take advantage of the many Spanish language schools based in Quetzaltenango -- there are definitely some bargains to be had!

Many Quetzaltenango hostels offer a free breakfast (usually a large meal that you can choose off the menu), free Wi-Fi, and can arrange tours to neighbouring destinations and can help you choose a Spanish school if you're looking to learn or improve your Spanish skills.

There are many vibrant local markets selling everything from fresh produce to quality handcrafts such as woven bags, scarves, and accessories plus leather goods and wooden trinkets. All across town you will find these markets -- the largest is located next to Central Park, La Democracia Market is about fifteen minutes' walk from Central Park, and Minerva Market is next to the main bus terminal, about a twenty-minute walk from the centre.

If arriving by bus, you will most likely be dropped off at the Minerva Bus Terminal outside of the centre. It's roughly a twenty-minute walk to the centre or you can catch a "collectivo" minibus or a taxi. If arriving at night, take a taxi to your Quetzaltenango hostel, as the Minerva area can be slightly unsafe at night.

Quetzaltenango is a lovely city and a great introduction to Guatemala as it has friendly locals, great nightlife and restaurants, and many hostels and hotels for every budget.

Written by local enthusiast for Quetzaltenango hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Quetzaltenango hostels michael cowgill

Quetzaltenango 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 Quetzaltenango, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $8
Cheapest hostel in Quetzaltenango Kasa Kiwi Hostel & Travel Agency with $7
Party hostels in Quetzaltenango Kasa Kiwi Hostel & Travel Agency (1 in total)
Most Quetzaltenango hostels are located in Zona 1
Average rating of all hostels 6.8

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Santa Cruz La Laguna (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Lake Atitlan (37 Km / 23 mi.)
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