Dorms, Private Rooms & Family Suites
Passionate travelers ourselves, we make sure you get the best experience while visiting Antigua, Guatemala. We give you space, privacy and fresh air, in our dorms and private rooms. Whether you are looking for a cheap place to stay or the comfort of a private room, you can rest easy at what travelers continue to vote one of the best hostels in Antigua, Guatemala.
Reviews From Our Guests
Antigua Guatemala Hostel Reviews
We are grateful for your reviews and the chance to connect with you, hear your stories, be inspired by your journeys, and all of your kind words. We are honored by everyone who chooses to stay with us while on the road, return year after year, and for continuing to review us as the best hostel in Antigua, Guatemala.
17:44 10 May 19
Excellent hostel, would definitely stay again. Clean, new, plenty of areas to hangout including the amazing rooftop. Free coffee and water available and lots of games. Alex at the front desk was extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We arrived early in the morning and they were able to turn around the room quickly to allow us to check in early after a long overnight journey. Always tried their best to please the visitors. I also had clothes I wanted to get rid of and they offered to donate them which I love! Location was good, wifi was decent, showers were good (some better pressure than others). Would be happy to return!read more
02:59 25 Apr 19
Excellent, clean, safe hostel. Tatjana (owner) was super helpful with local knowledge and arranging some travel logistics for us. She is inspirational and works really hard to serve and do good for her community. Free coffee and tea available at entrance 24/7. Beautiful rooftop Garden with herbs available for free. Filtered water to fill bottles for free. Plenty of common areas to relax in as well. Best hostel I've stayed at - hands down.read more
01:25 23 Apr 19
We paid $50 (US) for two basic dorm beds and were not provided towels- they wanted to charge us an extra $3 for two towels (on top of deposit). At the price we were paying this didn’t feel great. Also no kitchen, and not even a fridge to keep water or milk in (and no breakfast so it would be good to have a place to store milk for coffee/cereal). Otherwise a nice place with filter water and tea, and a nice rooftop.read more
19:25 13 Apr 19
The best hostel I've stayed at yet throughout my travels. Tatjana (co-owner) goes out of her way to ensure every guest is comfortable, accommodated, and connected to the best services the city has to offer (whether hiking the volcano or catching a shuttle). Walking distance to anywhere in Antigua, comfortable, hot water, reliable internet, amazing rooftop view and a charitable mission that goes beyond simply offering a place to stay. Truly feels like I have a home in Guatemala knowing The Purpose Hostel is always there. Can't recommend this place enough.read more
20:21 21 Feb 19
Super nice and helpful staff! They also give great recommendations on where to eat our in restaurants. Everything is really clean and the beds are comfortable! Every bed in the dorm has its own plug, own light and storage room that can be locked. It's also really safe! Free water, coffee and tea at any time! And walking distance to all major places in the city. All in all a great place to stay!read more
02:39 06 May 18
No kitchen. First hostel I've ever encountered that. Also the exchange from HostelWorld's price was a bit weird. Otherwise, super clean and quite hostel.
15:42 26 Apr 18
The Purpose Hostel is an awesome new place in a lovely part of Antigua! It's immaculately clean, modern and well thought out. It's complete with a few homey touches like bed curtains, personal lights and outlets, cute storage pockets hand-made by the local sewing school and HOT showers! What makes this place special is their community involvement and the unbelievably friendly staff! Take the time to chat with one of the owners over a cup of high quality coffee that's available all day. It's not an overly social hostel, but if you need a little taste of home and friendly faces at the end of the day, this is your place. Thank you Purpose!!read more
14:01 02 Mar 18
Even if this place would not have all the great facilities it has, it would still be 5/5 stars. I have rarely had such genuine, helpful and altogether friendly hosts—including all hotels I've stayed at over the years—as I did here in Antigua. "Where can I best do laundry?", "let me walk you to our neighbours who do!" "Is there a nice place to grab a quick snack?" "Sure! There is [...] if you want this, or [...] if you want that" "How do I get to XYZ?", "Let me take care of it for you, it will be around [...] quetzales and you'll have to pick up your tickets at [...]. Other options could be [...] or [...]" "Is there a place where I can get a massage?" "O yes! I always go to [...]! He's cheap and good but might be booked out. Let me make a few calls". Whatever my request was, they were always super helpful. Outside of all my requests, they were also just fun and friendly conversation partners. On top of that, you have (1) good beds, (2) nice hot showers, (3) everything is clean and (4) they develop the community through hiring locals who haven't worked in hospitality before and who are willing to learn English. So "purpose" does actually mean something here. Cannot recommend highly enough. Cheers!read more
15:25 21 Feb 18
Beautiful place with clean beds and hot showers! The staff is super duper kind and friendly, I chat with them every morning. Board games available in public areas, plenty of space to hang out. Free water and coffee ❤️read more
17:32 20 Jan 18
The place to stay in Antigua. Tatjana was a great host with lots of tipps!
14:30 18 Jan 18
17:47 17 Jan 18
This is a wonderful little place. Highly recommend it for a stay in Antigua
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Corrina Yvonne Mitchell
Very beautiful and I feel so comfortable here, home away from home.
The best hostel I've stayed at yet throughout my travels. Tatjana goes out of her way to ensure every guest is comfortable, accommodated, and connected to the best services the city has to offer (whether hiking the volcano or catching a shuttle). Walking distance to anywhere in Antigua, comfortable, hot water, reliable internet, amazing rooftop view and a charitable mission that goes beyond simply offering a place to stay. Can't recommend this place enough.read more
The most beautiful Hostel I‘ve ever been. Feels like home, everything is absolut clean and everyone has always a smile for you. Tatiana one of the owner is so friendly she‘s doing a really awesome project here. Helping deaf-mute locals to create their future. Awesome 🙂read more