hostel review: hotel la paz, coban

Private double w/bathroom, $73 GTQ /night, May 11th - May 14th 2014

Vibe: A décor and architecture resembling mid-20th century British sea-side hotels, La Paz is a charming and secure locally run hotel.

Location: A 10-minute walk from the main bus station, a little longer from the main Lanquin departure point, it is very central whilst being out of earshot of the traffic.

Best thing: With a shuttered and gated facade, and a porter to control who exits/enters the building, it is tremendously secure.

Worst thing: There is no wi-fi available. The hotel also has plenty of empty space rooms, so it would be great if they could open one of these up to serve as a common area.

Value for money: Fantastic. Hot private showers, comfortable beds, security and a large, clean room for less than 100 GTQ.

Recommended for: This is not a hostel, so do not expect to share your beers and travelling tales with the ubiquitous backpacker soundtrack.

It is however great for anyone with a few days in Coban and looking for a comfortable and cheap room.

Amenities: Hot showers, 24hr concierge, parking.

Rating: 7.5

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