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The Black Cat Hostel Xela

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Liechtenstein
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The hostel is located very central. The staff was very kind and well informed. The hostel by itself is a little bit "dark". Breakfast was great and due we left at 8a.m. they prepared our breakfast earlier (we asked the day before).

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Ann Arbor, MI
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I stay at the Black Cat Xela a couple of times per year. I'm older than the typical backpacker but the Black Cat has a single room with bath which I like. Other private rooms are with shared bath which is OK because there are ample bathrooms. If I am in the shared bath rooms on the second floor I...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to stay in xela. Great location near the central park. Nice, clean facility. It felt safe with security at night and lockers in dorms. Free breakfast was awesome, with several options to order from. The staff was helpful and friendly. They held my bags for 6 days while I did a trek.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved it. Only planned on staying at couple days and I stayed a week. The women running it were so helpful and so nice. The breakfast was better than most breakfasts I get at home! The coffee was great, the rooms were great, the shower upstairs was so hot and powerful. Great location a block from the bars and...

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed there only 1 night. There was nothing to do in xela, ugly city. Hostel was pretty okey. But in the dorm 10 bunk beds very close to each other! Little space for your backpack. Bed linen were super old , with wholes in it. In the night was freezing but receptionist offered extra blankets. Bathroom was a bit...

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Receptionist and workers were very nice and caring, offered us blankets and an early breakfast for the track. Nice dormes and great location. Includes breakfast with many options. highly recommended :)

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Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Hostel atmosphere is very nice. Friendly staff. They went out of their way to prepare our breakfast whenever we needed to leave early to go on a tour, which was really nice. Rooms are clean. We slept in the dorm room next to the restaurant so we were sometimes disturbed during our sleep by light and noise. My matrass was...

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Leon, Nicaragua
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Black Cat is an excellent hostel. The rooms are very clean as well as the living and eating areas. The showers are warm which are nice on a cold rainy day. The staff are friendly and helped organise our day to the Georgina's Hot Springs. The best part though is the included breakfast in the morning where you get to...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great hostel in Xela - with spectacular breakfast options (included in the price) - the Black Cat is where it's at! Friendly staff, an open kitchen, and piping hot showers all top it off - and speedy internet, too!

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The rooms are good, with comfortable beds and lockers available. The crowd here was lovely and socialising was facilitated by a nice common area. The 60Q a night includes a free breakfast (35Q worth!), so this really is a bargain. The breakfasts tasted awesome too! They organise tours and shuttles for great prices too. Overall, fantastic staff and facilities made...

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about The Black Cat Hostel Xela

Address: 13 Avenue 3-33, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Quetzaltenango Department > Quetzaltenango
Price Range: ₹ 976 - ₹ 1,106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“Very close to Parque Central.”
bushpilot2, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the whole place is fine for the night, it is economical, clean and comfortable”
carlosmiguelr782, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“wifi doesn't work in individual rooms, but works in main area - they also have a computer you can use to access internet”
Trekhigh, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Go upstairs”
finlayk2014, 9 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Dorm room next to bathrooms was good, not too noisy and not far to go if you need to use toilets!”
401annabellew, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
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