Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel

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32-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV
Shared Dormitory | Desk, laptop workspace, bed sheets

Overview of Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel

Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel

2.0 star property
Guatemala City hostel in entertainment district

8.8/10 Fabulous

86 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $33
Price available on 10/6/2022
16 Street 7-40 zone 13, Aurora I, Guatemala City
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Water dispenser
Feel at home
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Barbecue grill(s)

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Zona 13
  • Paseo Cayala - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • La Aurora Intl. Airport (GUA) - 2 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Airport Lounge - 10 min walk
  • Gitane - 10 min walk
  • Denny's - 4 min drive
  • Restaurante Ginger - 4 min drive
  • El Green - 4 min drive

About this property

Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel

Transformed hostel in the heart of Zona 13, renovated in 2016
You can look forward to free breakfast (local cuisine), a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and a free grocery shopping service at Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • An area shuttle, an area shuttle, and barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage, a water dispenser, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the breakfast, quiet location, and helpful staff
Room features
All 13 rooms have comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, outdoor play area, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - midnight
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Street parking available


  • Free airport shuttle from 4:00 AM to midnight*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1995
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GTQ 60 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GTQ 60 (subject to availability)


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Hostal Guatefriend's Hostel Guatemala City
Hostal Guatefriend's Hostel
Hostal Guatefriend's Guatemala City
Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel Guatemala City
Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel?
As of Oct 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel on Oct 6, 2022 start from $33, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 4:00 AM to midnight on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. There's a charge of GTQ 60 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of GTQ 60 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel and nearby?
Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Airport Lounge (10-min walk), Gitane (10-min walk), and Denny's (2 mi).
What's the area around Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel like?
Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel is in Zona 13, a short 2-minute drive from La Aurora Intl. Airport (GUA) and 18 minutes' walk from Natural History Museum. Travelers say the area is safe.

Overall score and ratings






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6/10 Good

I booked this place primarily for the free airport shuttle as i was arriving into Guatemala at 11pm and didn’t feel it safe to taxi alone at that time. The shuttle service pickup was great, but the shuttles going to the airport were not exactly as advertised (they had changed the times and cut down the shuttles) so communicate directly with them about this - I ended up having to Uber anyways unfortunately. I paid more money for a private room and it was not worth it. The room was shabby overall, dirty walls, bugs, uncomfy bed. For the price point of the private rooms you can find something much nicer in the city. The staff were nice and this place may be worth it if you are just staying in the dorms, but not worth it for private rooms.
Sarah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hannah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good for a day. A bit loud at night. Cool staff.
aurelio, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Just the night before flight. Met all expecations, no roblems
S. Ron, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

The property is in good location easy to go anywhere
Liliana, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Muy limpio, silencioso y las personas son muy amables y amistosos.
Lilian, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I really liked the place, it is very confortable and the staff is caring and worried for cleaness and any need one could have.
Claudia, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

They reserved me room with private bath and I requested room with shared bath, so I changed the room and requested lower price...$23. She said she would have to report me to you and 'no show'. I hope you won't penalize me for this error.
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10/10 Exceptional

I enjoyed the view and the welcome into the space. Breakfast was delicious and the staff is very nice.
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8/10 Very Good

Nice plants in the entrance garden. Asked for payment on arrival, I thought Expedia charged my MasterCard. Ten minute walk to airport.
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