Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Quetzaltenango, Guatemala - Updated 2024

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Welcome to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala - we dare you to say that five times, fast! Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela, is the second-largest city in Guatemala and is best known for its incredible scenery and mouth-watering delicacies. Its exciting things to do further elevate its allure to global travelers and locals alike. You can climb up the Santiaguito volcano, wander through Central Park (Parque Centro America), and then fill your stomach with chiles rellenos, tamales, and tapado. Be sure to book one of these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 17, 2024.

1. Lavender House (from USD 81)

You are assured that Lavender House can deliver a soothing stay. This stylish three-level abode welcomes medium-sized groups with ease. Restful slumbers await in the three bedrooms adorned with top-notch sheets and duvets, while additional guests can find comfort in the living room’s convertible sofa bed. Modern indulgences such as WiFi, a 55-inch smart TV, and a well-equipped kitchen cater to contemporary needs. Outside, the verdant garden offers an idyllic spot to unwind and savor your fresh brew.

Nestled in a quiet and safe location, the property remains conveniently close to Xela’s bustling business and commerce area. With parking for two cars on the lower level, you’re free to bring your own wheels for exploration.

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Quezaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
131 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfortable with pillow top mattresses
super clean and very nice
casa lavanda is a beautiful clean house
nice and clean we really liked it
exelente house very clean big and more
the place is definitely nice clean and very comfortable
the hosts were responsive and helpful
the host are very attentive and welcoming
the host is outstandingly responsive
nice place we felt at home dany and lily were excellent hosts i recommend their place 100%
fortunately the responsive and took care of the situation swiftly
it was safe and close to many stores and la pradera
lovely place so organized and neat great location and easy access 10/10
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2. Modern flat boasting a central location (from USD 45)

A modern retreat boasting a strategic setting, this property caters to families, friends, and business travelers alike. Situated just an eight-minute walk from the central park, it offers unmatched convenience. Unique amenities such as a gym, rooftop, and two free parking spaces make it a property like no other in Xela. The balconies with garden views add to its allure.

While the bedrooms offer private viewing with their individual TVs, the living room’s 65-inch TV becomes the gathering spot for a blockbuster movie experience together. But before you fall into the rabbit hole of binge-watching, be sure to whip up delicious snacks in there well-equipped kitchen.

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Quezaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
83 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super quick wifi and comfortable rooms
paula’s place was super cozy and stunning
clean and very comfortable
the host proactive and with fast and friendly answer to all my questions
paula was very responsive and friendly
great location close to the central plaza and restaurants
great place to stay- loved the convenience and the ability to do a little laundry while traveling
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3. Beautiful house close to public transport (from USD 47)

What better way to explore Guatemala than with you plus nine of your closest friends and family members? Well, if that’s your plan, you’re going to need the perfect space to accommodate your party. And this beautiful house in historic Quetzaltenango is just the place! It has four bedrooms, six beds, three bathrooms, and additional spaces, including a full kitchen with a breakfast area, large living and dining rooms, a rooftop terrace, and two interior gardens.

The house is also centrally located in the Democracia area and is close to transportation that will take you to Guatemala City and a plethora of restaurants, markets, and natural sights, like the Santiaguito Volcano, are nearby. This Airbnb vacation rental can comfortably accommodate 10 guests.

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
238 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the location was just right and wifi was fantastic we will return - definitely
i enjoyed the spacious bedroom with private bath and excellent hot water shower
the house was very spacious and comfortable for our family
very spacious and clean house
it was so incredibly clean and nice
the apartment is huge clean and the beds are very comfortable
the property was spotlessly clean and very well prepared
the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean with plentiful hot water
anna was responsive kind and so thoughtful
mrs maria the host made us feel completely welcome and comfortable
the place is great and maria the maid is very helpful
then there is doña maría who is sweet and kind and so wonderful
maria is an excellent host and she always has a nice smile for you
the location was excellent -- close to restaurants and a short walk to the plaza central
there are several good restaurants in walking distance of the house
we enjoy walking and it is situated about 15-20 minutes from the parque central
an easy 20 min walk took us to zona 1 and the central square in xela
this house is beautiful and in an excellent location
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4. Spacious colonial room (from USD 13)

Next up we have a traditional colonial-style home in the center of Xela. The house is just a few blocks from central park and a slew of other restaurants and attractions. Your private room here includes one bedroom with one bed, access to one and a half shared bathrooms, and other shared spaces, including a kitchen and a courtyard. You can also enjoy some leisure time with the host’s pet husky!

This cheap Airbnb rental in Quetzaltenango can comfortably accommodate two guests and, if you’re traveling with more, be sure to ask the hosts if they have any other rooms available!

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Quezaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
82 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the internet in this room worked great
beautiful patio very hot shower and excellent wifi - best place we stayed in guatemala
a beautiful room with a gorgeous courtyard in xela
the courtyard is gorgeous and the rooms are huge
beautiful spacious room (the size of two or three hotel rooms) with a private entrance from the patio
everything was clean and functional
the rooms are clean and well kept
the room is big and clean and very lovely
the room was very comfortable and clean
friendly helpful hosts and staff
jocelyn was a great host
jocelyn is a wonderful host
jocelyn is an excellent host
jocelyn was a wonderful host and very easy to get along with
great location on 5 minutes walk from the central park
great location in the center of xela close to the parque central and very kind hosts
jocelyn's casa was very comfortable and central
a great place in a great location
location is perfect to less than 5 minute walk to the parque central
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5. Relaxing loft in the mountains (from USD 36)

This mountainside holiday apartment in Quetzaltenango is perfect as a couple’s hideaway. Just look at the beautiful mountain views right from this bedroom! It is located in a private wooded area of Xela, but still super accessible to the city center - at just a five-minute car ride!

The space has one bedroom with one bed, one bathroom, and additional amenities, including a kitchen, living space, and all-around beautiful views.

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Quezaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
78 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is beautiful on the little balcony outside the apartment
the kitchen was well equipped and fun to cook and there was coffee and tea for us
the loft is very spacious cozy and very clean
aida was a great host she recieve me very well and she attend the messages instantly
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6. Comfy home complete with the essentials (from USD 45)

Last but certainly not least, we have a completely furnished house in Xela. The house has three bedrooms, four beds, two and a half bathrooms, a living room, dining room, laundry, full kitchen, and so much more! It’s a great size and layout for families and has a convenient proximity to all the attractions you may want to visit in Xela and nearby cities. This Airbnb vacation rental can comfortably accommodate up to five guests.

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Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were extremely comfortable
like home again with a great host
julio and claudia were amazing and helpful
very nice house and excelent location
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7. Three bedroom apartment in Xela (from USD 43)

Welcome to La Terraza - a wonderful three-bedroom apartment in the heart of Xela. While you won’t get all three bedrooms, you can rent two of them for you and the rest of your party. Each room includes a private entrance to a pristinely clean space, one bed per room, and one shared bathroom. You will also be able to use the kitchen, covered patio, and terrace, and help yourself to free Wi-Fi, french-pressed coffee, seasonal fruit, and more!

If you need any recommendations for things to do in the area, be sure to ask your host! This accommodation in Xela, Guatemala, can comfortably accommodate couples and small families.

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
76 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was strong and reliable and never dipped out
shower etc is only two metres from room rooftop terrace gives you outstanding views of the xela mountainring
beautiful room with a beautiful view from the roof they gave us fresh fruits :d great emplacement
the room in large and the bed is the most comfortable bed i´ve slept in guatemala
super comfy bed great wi-fi perfect location
the room we used was very clean and well furnished
mary's place was clean secure spacious and very comfortable
the apartment is modern and sparkling clean with a lovely hot shower and a fantastic kitchen
mary’s place was great it was clean and quiet; the best place that i’ve stayed in xela
the place is really cute clean and comfortable
she is a fantastic host
mary is an excellent host
mary was the a great host
mary is a great and nice host
she provided a helpful map with her recommendations and she was very cool about answering my questions
great location near everything you might need
great room in a great location
mary’s place is a very well kept apartment close to the heart of xela
the locations is very good and from there you can walk to many wonderful places
highly recommended and everything is super close
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8. Private room in Xela

Backpacking your way through the hemisphere? Then you’ll definitely want to compliment your stop in Xela with this private room. Your third-floor room includes one bed (plus a cot), one private bathroom, a small dining table, and storage space. You will also have access to a small kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and lots of guidance! This Airbnb vacation rental can comfortably accommodate three guests.

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Quetzaltenango , Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
46 reviews  
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was large with a nice sliding door and small balcony
very nice large room with kitchen area and comfortable furniture even reading lights over the beds
the beds were very comfortable
the bed was super comfortable
vilma keeps the house very clean and she is a very nice person
the bathroom was clean and had a wonderful shower
anderson and his mother were very good hosts
anderson and his mom are bilingual (spanish and english) and were very gracious hosts
this is a pertty friendly family and they provide the best room in xela
anderson was super responsive and accommodating and the room itself is very comfortable
yes very helpful and convenient
it is also an easy walk to the major shopping area
the location was great near a road for transportation but you didn’t hear it at all
you cannot beat this place for value wifi speeds location to center of town and comfort factor
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9. Cozy room in historic Centre Xela

Traveling light and just looking for a place to stay while you enjoy all the sights of Guatemala? Then check out this private room, in a third-floor apartment in the city center of Quetzaltenango. The room includes one private bedroom, two beds, and one shared bathroom. It also has a kitchen, living room, and amazing views of Xela for you to enjoy! This Airbnb vacation rental can comfortably accommodate up to three guests.

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Quezaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
90 reviews  
Private room in apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Two-bedroom cottage with en suite in Central Zona

Check out this amazing cottage, right in the heart of historic Zona 1 and with incredible views of Cerro Baul, Volcán de Cerro Quemado, Volcán Santa Maria, and Volcán Siete Orejas. The cottage has two bedrooms, two beds, one bathroom, and additional spaces, including a full kitchen, a courtyard that leads to a sky deck with stunning views, a photo gallery with an extra sofa bed, and lots of natural light.

You will also be very close to restaurants, markets, and popular sights in the area. This Airbnb vacation rental can comfortably accommodate up to four guests.

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Quezaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
158 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super chill and comfortable
there are two rooms with a that open into a shared courtyard space and a private bathroom
we loved the courtyard sunlight and flowers just outside our rooms
the rooftop has great views and there’s a kitchen if you want to make a quick meal
the bed was exceedingly comfortable the hot water was perfect and the wifi was fast and reliable
very clean rooms and bathroom
the place was spotless it smelled amazing
great communication clean rooms central location
the place was super clean and quaint
the place is very clean and the beds very comfortable
matthew was a great host
matthew is a very good host
thank you for being a great host
matthew was a great host very helpful and thoughtful
your host matthew is wonderful
location perfect for exploring
great location it’s a couple of blocks from the central park in xela
it is ideally located about 5 minutes to the central park on foot
you are walking distance to the main square and tons of other attractions
great location to explore town on foot
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11. Beautiful and cozy house in Xela

Here’s another cozy home in the heart of Xela - just steps from La Pradere, which is the largest shopping center in Xela. The house has three bedrooms, six beds, two bathrooms, and additional amenities, including a living room, dining room, full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and more. The home is great for parties of all size and, if you decide to stay two or more nights, you even get a discount! This Airbnb vacation rental can comfortably accommodate up to six guests.

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
52 reviews  
Entire house 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
very clean and spacy
this place was very clean and comfortable
beds were comfy and the place very clean
great host for sure i will come back again
glenda and her uncle were available and helpful when we had questions
glenda and her brothers were very kind and helpful
great hosts and location was perfect for our weekend in xela
every good location close to everything
very safe and well located
very helpful hosts great location - close to everything
great location and glenda's brothers were great hosts
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12. Fully-equipped house in Quetzaltenango

Here we have a beautiful three-bedroom house with four beds and one bathroom, close to the city center of Quetzaltenango (not even 1.5 kilometers/0.9 miles away). The house also has a front and back patio, kitchen, living room, and Wi-Fi, and offers additional services, for a fee, including a personal chef.

If you want to check out Guatemala City, you can take a panoramic ride via public transportation or stay in the area and enjoy a meal at one of the amazing restaurants nearby. This Airbnb vacation rental can comfortably accommodate up to six guests.

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166 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent location and wifi (great if you work online ) and an even better host
very nice apartment clean great view convenient gracious host
a very nice and clean place
i enjoyed the simplicity and cleanliness of the place
comfortable cute and clean little house
if you need there is even a neighbor who can clean or cook for you if you need
place was clean and it was really well equiped both in cuisine and entretainment
the owners were very prompt on response times and helpful with any questions i had
alex is an amazing host
awesome stay and great hosts
great place and really great host
alex is a friendly helpful host connected host we enjoyed our one night stay very much
wonderful home about a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk to central park
very nice place to stay close to central zone even walking it’s a 1
it’s really close to xelapan we walked to the center of town without any problems
great place cleangood neighborhood very close to cerro el baul and cerro quemado
being just a short walk from the entrance to el cerro de baúl was great too
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Climb, eat, sleep, repeat...

The delicious dining and amazing sights of Guatemala are calling your name. So, what are you waiting for? Book one of these places to stay in Quetzaltenango and enjoy!

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