We know that unfortunately you can’t stay in Xela forever! So here are some links to some other businesses that we like in other parts of Guatemala and Mexico:

Tour Operator:

Adrenalina Tours
For your independent activities or ongoing travel we recommend Adrenalina Tours, with offices right opposite us here in Pasaje Enriquez Xela, Panajachel and Antigua. They offer tours, transport and treks all over the country.

San Pedro la Laguna, Solola:

Basic hostel with dorms and private rooms, right by the Panajachel dock.  Lots of parties as its right in the center of the action.

Hotel Chi-ya
Beautiful cabins up on a hill overlooking the lake. A little pricier than backpacker options but great for a treat.

Guatemala City:

Great travelers’ hostel with a roof terrace and legendary bbqs!  Also offers tours of the capital and transport to the airport.

One of the original Guatemala city hostels, offering private rooms and breakfast. 
Also offers transport from the airport to the bus station even if you don’t stay overnight ($10).


A favorite of ours! Rustic accommodation on an avocado farm outside town, with amazing views of the valley and hiking trails surrounding it. Great food served up at communal dinner.

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico:

Iguana Hostel
10 minutes’ walk from central plaza, with garden and bonfire space. Super friendly staff. Dorm and rooms available and includes continental breakfast.  Tours and shuttles available.

Casa Gaia
A newbie guesthouse, very tranquil and relaxed. New comfy beds, nice courtyard areas and fully equipped kitchen make this a good deal. 
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