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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel El Sol

2-star2 stars
CAMINO A SANTA CATARINA PALOPÓ, BARRIO JUCANYÁ, Panajachel, Solola, 07010, Guatemala

Mountain hostel in Panajachel
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • The hotel staff was kind and attentive. Internet connection was great. Breakfast was…May 25, 2019
  • The hotel is very nice (for the price, of course), and I would definitely stay there…Mar 8, 2019

Hotel El Sol

from $17
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

What’s around Hotel El Sol


  • Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin - 1 min walk
  • La Galeria - 14 min walk
  • Casa Cakchiquel Arts Center - 16 min walk
  • Church of Saint Francis - 16 min walk
  • Panajachel Municipal Market - 18 min walk
  • Azul Maya Archaeological Museum - 21 min walk
  • Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó - 35 min walk
  • San Jorge Lookout - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km

Getting around

  • Quetzaltenango (AAZ-Los Altos) - 115 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Guatemala may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2008
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Hotel El Sol’s small print

Also known as

  • HOTEL EL SOL Panajachel
  • EL SOL Panajachel
  • Hotel El Sol Panajachel Guatemala - Lake Atitlan
  • Hotel El Sol Panajachel
  • Hotel El Sol Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hotel El Sol Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Panajachel


This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Breakfast costs between USD 3.3 and USD 4.7 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel El Sol

  • Does Hotel El Sol offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel El Sol does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel El Sol?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel El Sol?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel El Sol?
    You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 1 PM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel El Sol?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Crossroads Café (15-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 24 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fast and easy check in with exact quote from online booking and the owner even helped us carry our bags up. Clean, towels, best WIFI we had in Guatemala, hot water, drinking water available and even free coffee and tea! Outside of the downtown area (only short walk/ tuk tuk ride) so quiter. HIGHLY recommend!
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in Panajachel
I'm really glad I stayed at Hotel El Sol. I have been to Panajachel several times, but always stayed on the main strip. I was looking for a different experience. Hotel El Sol is located in a neighborhood in Pana but outside of the touristy area. It was nice to get a look at traditional life as I would walk to and from activities. The hotel is located about a 20 minute walk away from the main strip (I'm a slow walker). Most of the time I would walk to where I was going and get a tuk tuk back to the hotel, which worked out fine (a tuk tuk ride is about $1). The room I had was spotless, cleaned daily, and very spacious. It is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in in Guatemala (this is my 8th trip here) and is a great price. I HIGHLY recommend HOTEL EL SOL for anyone staying in Panajachel.
Kate, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Place to Stay - a little far from everything
My husband and I spent a few nights at the Hotel El Sol. It was very nice and had a very clean bathroom and hot water in the shower, which is rare at places around Lake Atitlan. The hotel is about half an hour walk from the the lake, restaraunts and shopping district.
Rachel, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stay here
Brilliant place to stay. Location is a little out of reach for town centre but the hotel provides bicycles for free rental.
Todd, gb1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
I did not like that the owner charged a 10% surcharge if you used either MasterCard or Visa. I have been asked to pay 2 or 3 % on Asia but never 10%. It also states that there is a washing machine to use but when I asked to use it I was told that his wife would do my laundry and I would be charged for it. That is completely different than a small charge to use the washing machine. The bed was comfortable and the room spacious and clean. It turned out to be much farther from the main tourist area than I thought it would be.
Linda Leigh, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean spacious room with excellent pillows .
Spacious room,clean.l specially appreciate the memory pillow.I never encounter any hotel even in Japan(whichever grade)supply this kind of pillow.I personally use it for years.Relaxing environment with three lovely rabbits and garden.I extended my stay for more days since everything is very nice .
Laiping, hk5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Super comfortable and clean hotel
Perfect hotel for families. Our room was spacious, the bed super comfortable and everything was spotless. The bathroom and especially the shower were huge. Shower with hot water. Owners friendly, and there's a kitchen and dining room for us to use. Free coffee and water. They also have fishes and turtles for us to watch. Good location close to the city center. We loved our stay there and would go back there if we come back to Panajachel.
Clinton, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel. Location may be an issue.
Friendly staff. Spacious, clean, comfortable rooms. Large, well-equipped communal kitchen/dining room. The hotel is located around 2km from the centre of Panajachel (a 20-minute walk or 5-minutes by tuk-tuk). Be aware (before handing over any money!) that some tour companies (e.g. Adrenalina) will not pick you up from this hotel because is it "too far" from the centre of town. You will then have to arrange your own transport (or walk) to and from the tour company's office in Panajachel.
Stephen, gb2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
clean and quiet, kitchen facilties
old towels NEED to be replaced. Free coffee and tea available in the lobby.
globetrotter, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great couple of days in El Sol
We had a very pleasant couple of nights at El Sol, the owner was very pleasant and helpful in every direction, the hotel is just a short distance from the town Centre, which was what we wanted as it was very peaceful (apart from the local dogs) and we thoroughly enjoyed our short walks to the lake and Centre !
Graham, gbRomance trip

Hotel El Sol