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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

if your looking for a budget place to stay in Xela, then this is the one. It has simple rooms and only one warm shower. But they reflect this in the extremely generous pricing. The family on site are friendly and make you feel very welcome

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World
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139 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Not the cleanest hostel I have ever been to. There is a kitchen but it is always lacking something - difficult to cook there. The fridge is small and doesn't always work well. There are two parrots which are very loud and annoying. The internet is slow and doesn't always work. The location is pretty good though, only a 5... More 

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Thank SteelhorseNYC
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This is a no frills backpackers hostel, the cheapest in town. While it is a little run down, I can't bring myself to give it less than four stars because it is really a great value for what you get. This is an especially perfect place to stay the night before doing a Quetzaltrekkers trek, since you often have to... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Casa argentina is definitely the cheapest hostel in Xela, and what you get for your money is pretty good. 25 Q for a dorm bed and 35 for a private room. Cant get much cheaper than that. They don't speak too much English, but are used to dealing with foreigners. I really liked the family run atmosphere, although Grandpa Argentina... More 

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Thank alan g
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I was surprised by some negative reviews I read about this place because I was really happy with my stay here. Sure- its not the cleanest kitchen I´ve ever seen, but I cooked my meals in it without any issue. They have all these kitchen equipment in large cabinets with glass doors, but they are locked- which was sort of... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

Casa Argentina is the least expensive place to stay in Xela, at least for a private room. I found the rooms to be what I expected, with hot showers and a nice patio. If you like to cook, however, you should know that the kitchen is poorly stocked and disorganized. This is why I went somewhere else, but overall it's... More 

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Thank Michael M
Pilsen, Czech Republic
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13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2013 via mobile

We had private room in second floor. Clean, simple. No special services, for bagpackers good comfort. Be aware of switched taps in shower. Blue='hot'. Laundry in front of hotel - cheap and quick. Travel agency inside, good and trustable. Cheapest hostel that we found in Xela

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

I stayed here for a couple of nights on arriving in Xela. Shared a room with a friend I'd made on the way from Antigua, so it was especially cheap. It's fine for the price, bue I decided to move to another hostel, because I wanted to meet more people and Casa Argentina wasn't particularly sociable when I was there.... More 

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La Feria, Texas
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148 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Yes, it is sparse, but it is also one of the least expensive options in Xela. I have stayed there myself and, in good conscience, I have recommended it to many of my friends. People who complain about Casa Argentina should open their wallet and pay more for a luxury hotel.

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Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Ok, lets start out by saying that the only reason I stayed in this hostel was because I was going on a Quezaltrekkers tour the very next morning, otherwise I would have stayed elsewhere. Having said that you can't be too picky when paying $4.50 (35Q) a night for a private room. The first room I was shown I refused... More 

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Address: Diagonal 12 8-37, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Quetzaltenango Department > Quetzaltenango
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“The rooms in the back near the Quetzaltrekkers office are ideal if you are doing a trek the next day, but otherwise go for the ones further away lest y be waken up at five am when the group of Trekkers arrives.”
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