Independent Accommodation

If you would prefer to organize independent we can assist you with this. This is most easily organized once you are here in Xela, so you can visit several places but to get you started here we have listed a few some recommendations. You will expect to pay about $US100-US250 per month for a basic room in a shared house, and food costs will probably be about the same again, depending how much you cook or go out.  There are lots of amazing local markets here, so you will find a huge variety of cheap and delicious locally grown fruit and vegetables. 

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Our own (slightly biased) recommendation! 

In our annex, the Casa San Andres, we rent a couple of rooms (by day, week or month). The available rooms are very big and overlook the enclosed courtyard (see photo above). There is a fully equipped shared kitchen and shared bathroom and the house is 4 minutes walk from central park. There is also a studio apartment (with private bathroom and kitchen). The rooms can be rented through airbnb but we offer special prices for students so email the school directly. 

Buganvilia Room

Cala Room

Palma Studio Apartment


Other recommendations

Short term

Black Cat Hostel is less than a block from the school. Dorm rooms start at Q60 a night including a delicious breakfast.

Casa Seibel is a beautiful colonial house with dorm rooms and private rooms starting from Q50 a night.

Long term

For students who are here more long term (ie more than a month) we also recommend rooms at the local non-profit Entremundos. Also an old building with furnished bedrooms and all services including wifi and use of computer room. For more information go to or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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