There are literally hundreds of hostels and hotels to choose from in Antigua Guatemala. With so many options available, it can be difficult to find the right one for you. To save you the headache, we have compiled a list of the best places to stay in Antigua Guatemala.
Best Budget Places to Stay in Antigua Guatemala
Three Monkeys Hostel
The hostel’s motto, “A hostel for travelers by travelers” couldn’t be more accurate, as the three monkeys (owners) are travelers themselves and understand what backpackers really need. They always have time to answer questions or to suggest places to eat, visit and things to do in Antigua. Three Monkeys Hostel has a chill vibe, and though it is not a party hostel, it is a social place to meet other travelers. There is a fully equipped kitchen on the premises as well as a TV room, a big hangout lounge, and a beautiful garden area with a few hammocks to chill in. A bed in a dormitory costs Q55 and a private room for two people starts at Q250.
El Hostal Bed and Breakfast
The owner of El Hostal, Klaberth takes great pride in making sure his hostel redefines the preconceived notion that hostels are just cheap, dirty and noisy places. He is changing the game by offering his guests a variety of homemade breakfast options, towels, hot showers, a relaxing atmosphere, a juice bar and very clean facilities. Not only does Klaberth focus on maximizing the experience of his guests, but also on supporting the local community by employing locals as well as buying local produce to serve at the B&B. A bed in a dormitory costs Q90 and private rooms start at Q200. All rooms include free breakfast.
Posada el Refugio
Posada el Refugio is conveniently located near the mercado, bus terminal, supermarket and other tourist attractions. The rooms are very small and basic, but if you just need a place to lay your head at night and are on a budget, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything better for that cheap. For Q100 you will get your own private room with a private bath, a hot shower and free WiFi access. What else do you need?
Note: There is no website for Posada el Refugio so you will have to stop by in person to check for availability.
Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Antigua Guatemala
Cacao Boutique Hotel
Located in a peaceful area outside of the town center, this beautiful boutique hotel offers by far the best value for money in Antigua. All rooms include free breakfast and WiFi, and the staff goes above and beyond to make sure you have a comfortable stay at Cacao Boutique Hotel. This hotel is also one of the only hotels in Antigua that offers on-site parking so if you are traveling by car this is the best place to stay in Antigua. Double rooms start at $75 USD per night.
Hotel Casa Cristina
Casa Cristina is a beautiful boutique hotel centrally located in Antigua near the La Merced church and other must-see attractions. All rooms are beautifully decorated with traditional Guatemalan furniture, and come equipped with a small TV. Guests get to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and filtered water all day long, as well as a quiet reading room and a lovely terrace overlooking the rooftops of Antigua. That, and the welcoming staff make Casa Cristina one of our top choices for places to stay in Antigua. Private rooms for two people start at $25.
Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Antigua Guatemala
Porta Hotel Antigua
The Porta Hotel Antigua is definitely one of the best places to stay in Guatemala. This charming, upscale hotel is not only situated within walking distance to all major attractions but it also offers a spa with Temascal (tradional Mayan sauna) and an outdoor pool. The staff here is super friendly and are always eager to help make your stay a memorable one. Their deluxe rooms start at $150 USD and their suites start at $350 USD per night.
Casa Bella Boutique Hotel
Casa Bella is a small, yet cozy luxury hotel located in the heart of Antigua. Each room is designed with a mixture of sleek modernity and a touch of Spanish colonialism that will provide great comfort after a long day of sightseeing. Stay in one of the suites and you’ll even have your very own marble jacuzzi. Standard rooms start at $85 USD per night and suites start at $115 USD.
This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. If you own a hostel or hotel in Antigua Guatemala that you would like to add to this list, email us at contact(at)roadaffair(dot)com with the subject: Best Places to Stay in Antigua Guatemala.