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Where To Stay In Antigua, Guatemala - Updated 2020

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Whether you are a budget backpacker or newlywed honeymooners, Antigua has a place for everyone, no matter your budget. From trendy single bed pods to boutique rooms in historic buildings, below are places spanning a range of styles and pricing with something to suit everyone’s needs.

Find out which hotels suit different types of travelers and the attractions that are nearby. Some are in close proximity to bars, transportation, or iconic landmarks and some are grand enough and have plenty to do on the hotel grounds themselves! From top hotels to cozy vacation rentals, scroll on down to find out about the best places to stay in Antigua, Guatemala.

1. Somos (75 GTQ / 10.22 USD)

Let’s start with the low budget option. For those cash-strapped travelers needing only the bare minimum, there is Somos, which offers dormitory style single bed pods or cabins starting at 75 GTQ (10.22 USD). For those traveling in pairs, they also offer double bed tents. Despite the low rate, the accommodation still provides curtains for privacy, outlets for electronics, and lockers for safe storage. Located only a few blocks east of Parque Central, it is only a ten minute walk from the center of town. It is also conveniently located just down the street from Cafe No Se and Cafe Sky. Cafe No Se is a speakeasy serving their famous mezcal, while Cafe Sky offers amazing views from their upstairs bar. So no matter how belligerent drunk you get, you should be able to find your way back home while staying at this quirky joint.


Address: 1 Avenida Sur #24, Antigua Guatemale, 03001 (see map)

Price: 75 GTQ / 10.22 USD

Contact: +502 79372332, [email protected]

2. Posada Juma Ocag (from 175 GTQ / 23.85 USD)

Posada Juma Ocag has a strange name that is actually an amalgam of the names of the owner’s family. This quaint guest house is a good middle ground between hostels and hotels. With rates starting at around 175 GTQ (23.85 USD), you will get a full room with private hot shower, Wi-Fi, and a shared kitchenette. Hot showers are a bit of a luxury in Central America, but beware as most use electric shower heads, which can shock you if you touch them. Posada Juma Ocag is conveniently located around the block from a large grocery store and their kitchenette is a nice touch to save you a couple of bucks on the morning brew or a simple meal. The bus terminal is also just down the street so easy for those traveling by bus. Also, by the bus terminal there is a market with endless rows of shops peddling gifts, electronics, and everything you can imagine.

Posada Juma Ocag

Address: Calzada Santa Lucía Norte #13, between 3rd and 4th Streets, La Antigua, Guatemala (see map)

Price: from 175 GTQ / 23.85 USD

Contact: +502 78323109, [email protected]

3. Casa Cristina

View of Volcan de Agua from rooms 11 & 12

Posted by Hotel Casa Cristina on Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Room # 11

Posted by Hotel Casa Cristina on Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Our new reading room on the 3rd floor

Posted by Hotel Casa Cristina on Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Located a few blocks north of Parque Central is Casa Cristina. This little gem has a lovely roof top terrace, offering sweeping views of this scenic city. Starting at about 200 GTQ (27.26 USD), you get a room with Wi-Fi, cable television, and a private bathroom with hot water. Shuttles and tours are available at an additional cost. This casa is situated adjacent to Fernando’s Kaffee, which is just about the best coffee and breakfast place in town. Across the street is Adrenalina Tours, so you can book your own arrangements just as easily too. One block southeast is the popular craft shop, Nim Po’t, as well as the iconic Santa Catalina Arch you may have seen in photos and on postcards.

Casa Cristina

Address: Callejon Camposeco #3-A, entre 6a & 7a Avenida Norte, Guatemala

Price: from 200 GTQ / 27.26 USD

Contact: Tel: +502 78320623, [email protected]

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4. Hotel Casa Santo Domingo (from USD 126)

Couples and honeymooners will appreciate Hotel Casa Santo Domingo. With its three restaurants, chocolate museum, and beautifully decorated gardens, this venue is classy enough to host the most elaborate wedding. If that is not enough, they also offer a free shuttle to El Tenedor del Cerro where there is another restaurant, garden, and even a zip line. The romantic rooms have all the amenities, rivaling those in any modern city. Rates start at about 1,350 GTQ (184 USD), and while that may be pricey for the area, it is actually quite reasonable compared to similar hotels in any major city. If staying here is out of your reach, you can still enjoy the reasonably priced restaurants or wander the garden.

Hotel Museo Spa Casa Santo Domingo

Address: Tercera Calle Oriente 28 A
Price: from 126 USD

All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Hot tub/jacuzzi Pets allowed Laundry Tour desk Swimming pool Free parking Parking

5. Convento Boutique Hotel (from USD 155)

Convento Boutique Hotel is another extravagant hotel for those who do not mind splurging a little. This charming boutique hotel offers stylish decor on historic grounds. Not only do you get a full feature room, but the amenities on site include outdoor lap-pool, complimentary parking, laundry facilities, and spa services. This is not just a place to rest your head, it is a serious destination hotel. It is located adjacent to the historic Convento Capuchinas and a block away from El Carmen. Right next to El Carmen, locals set up a street market where you can pick up traditional jewelry, arts, and crafts. If you are a history buff who is looking for a luxury retreat, this is the spot for you.

El Convento Boutique Hotel

Address: 2da Avenida Norte #11, Antigua Guatemala
Price: from 155 USD

Free WiFi Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Bridal suite Concierge service Outdoor pool (all year) Delivered food is securely covered Contactless check-in/check-out Terrace

Options around every corner

For every one of the hotels you see here, there are several more just like it. There is no shortage of places to stay and you will find something for everyone in every price range. While innkeepers generally welcome visitors even without reservations, if you are coming during high season or around the religious holidays, you will want to book ahead of time, as rooms can fill up quickly. There is so much to see and do in Antigua, that you should not hesitate checking out this historic city.

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