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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The prices were pretty good considering they include a good breakfast at the restaurant down the road. You're given a couple of options and tea or coffee is included. The rooms are basic but clean with lovely big windows and big wooden doors. Beds comfortable enough, could probably do with a chair at the little desk but that's all that... More 

Thank Stephanie W
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was ok for one night but not more. We had very big insects in our room but ok... that's nature. Our beds were very hard.The bathrooms are very little. The staff seemed a little bit overstrained.

Thank sina0106
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall it is a nice chilled hostel in a good location. Close to the central restaurants and to the nature reserve for swimming. The current volunteers (Steven and Chelsea) are very friendly and welcoming. Ive given it 4 because it was good for the price and what we needed, and we returned for a second stay. The rooms are basic... More 

Thank Pippa77
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86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Basic accommodation for those on a budget. We stayed in a private room with a bathroom. It was pretty cheap. The bed was uncomfortable and the toilet leaked. Breakfast is included but don't get too excited. A choice of scrambled eggs, fried eggs and pancakes. None of which were particularly appetising.

Thank Ross L
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95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Hostel san marcos is a cheap place to stay, about 50Q pppn. The beds aren't the greatest in the private rooms, and the bar stops serving at 9pm, so don't go here for a bender. Staff are friendly, especially the owner Paul, who also runs two restraunts in the town. One specialises in tapas and one in currys. Also, you... More 

Thank Daniel C
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Good prices (low season): - 60q dorm - 100q private double shared bathroom - 120q private bathroom. All prices is breakfast included (which is good). But low quality: - windows above the bed have no curtains so you'll be awake by the light at 5:30am. (See picture) - low quality bed and linen - bathrooms always flooded without pegs to... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I must say I was so surprised to read some of the negative reviews of this place. I stayed here for 2 weeks and had a great time. The rooms are very clean with big glass windows. Francisco is a great hostel manager, always happy to help and fun to be around. There is a good little lounge space which... More 

1 Thank Tashholt
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great quiet little hostel. Staff was excellent and room was good. Breakfast was also excellent with a great menu to chose from when ordering. Location was ok as San Marcos is small and everything is with a few minutes walk.

1 Thank Regan B
Cabo San Lucas
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We just had a night to spend, and Schumann's was full... this great little hostel is handy to the dock and has everything you need for a pleasant stay. There are rooms available with private bathroom, it's clean... free wi-fi is everywhere in Guatemala from the top of the line all the way to the most humble, and tends to... More 

1 Thank CaboSanLucasCocinera
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We wanted to see San Marcos but we spent our time dodging dog poop. Of all the villages we visited around the lake San Marcos by far had the most barking dogs through-out the night and the worst dog bombs. We always felt dirty. The hostels water was constantly promised but rarely arrived. The breakfast was the only saving grace.... More 

1 Thank BrandyRelis

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set 20 metres from the beautiful shoreline of Lake Atitlan - Hostel San Marcos offers the traveller a warm welcome and comfortable base to take the delights of this stunning region. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel San Marcos

Address: Barrio 3 | Main Street, San Marcos La Laguna 30552, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Marcos La Laguna
Price Range: ₹ 341 - ₹ 682 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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