hostel review: posada el telefono, chichicastenango

60Q per night, private double with shared bathroom, 18th - 20th June 2014


This quiet hotel housed in an old call centre is a family affair. Although the lack of large social areas means you are unlikely to meet many other backpackers, this quiet, well-run hotel is an excellent place to lay your head before or after a day spent at the market.



Situated a couple of minutes walk from the centre of town, behind the El Calvario Cathedral, down a steep hill that certainly provides a work-out on the way back up! Two minutes walk from the market.


Best thing 

The small terrace perched at the top of the building affords amazing views of the surrounding area and particularly of the colourful cemetery. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the last of the days sun with a cold beer.


Worst thing

There was only one functioning shower at the time of our stay, which meant quite a wait in the morning. If the hotel was full, as we can certainly imagine it would be at busier times of the year, this could become quite the nightmare.


Value for money

The cheapest place we stayed in Guatemala. Although there was no kitchen, at this price even having to eat out for meals didn't stretch our budget.


Recommended for

This is undoubtedly the cheapest place to stay in Chichi, and for those looking to get an early start to the famous market, we would strongly recommend that this be everyone's first choice.


Top tip

Request a room on the top floor for exceptional views. They are also considerably brighter than the lower levels.



Terrace, in-room TVs available on request, small shop.


Rating: 6.5

(although lacking in amenities, the rooms are more than adequate for the price)

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