Jungle Party has changed and is brand new!! New mattresses, new bunk beds, new menus and still a fantastic free breakfast and as always the best atmosphere in town!! We are centrally located and extremely popular with young people. We do our best to give travelers a cheap, clean and comfortable place to stay. ... More
Jungle Party Hostal
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Jungle Party has changed and is brand new!! New mattresses, new bunk beds, new menus and still a fantastic free breakfast and as always the best atmosphere in town!! We are centrally located and extremely popular with young people. We do our best to give travelers a cheap, clean and comfortable place to stay. We have a nice bar in a sunny courtyard, nice gardens, bean bags and hammocks areas, where you can enjoy and meet other travelers, chill or get a sexy tan drinking the best smoothies and juices in town.We offer 6 different free huge breakfasts!!!! Free unlimited Wi-Fi, free movies everyday on a 42' Plasma T.V. , Happy Hour every day from 3pm to 10pm and much more!As we said we have just renovated the place and there are very important changes to share with you: 1. The basic dorm at our loft with 27 beds is a super basic option but cheap , you will get a good orthopedic mattress, a secure locker for your stuff and our huge free breakfast.2. In the Deluxe Dorms. We have designed the first efficiency bunk beds in Central America. Every Bunk has a big back pack size locker incorporated in the interior of the bunk bed; the most important figure in this bed is that our lockers have an electric outlet place inside, to help our guest to charged their electronics in the most safe way and finally these beds have a reading light if you want to stay a bit late with your favorite book. Also with free huge breakfast.We accommodate up to 60 persons in the hostel without been cramped.Our services include as always, restaurant, bar, laundry, WI-FI area, and shuttle services. Hot water available and security cameras on premises.So whether you are just passing through or taking classes, let us take care of you in Jungle Party Hostel!Thank you again.Jungle Party Team.NOTE: We do accept both Quetzales or American Dollars for your remaining balance, and remember taxes are not included. Taxes are not included in the price. You will need to pay the taxes your remaining balance according to Guatemalan taxes. Also a 10% deposit is charged for all reservations and this is retained by Hostelworld as commission on the booking.If you are interested in booking airport pickup please contact us at our email address. There is a minimum 48 hour cancellation period for shuttles to pick you up at the airport. If you cancel after this time you will still be charged for your shuttle.Please be sure what time you will arrive to the hostel when you book with us. You only have two hours after your E.T.A. to arrive or we will give your bed away and cancel your booking without a refund. Reservations one day before are not available online. We might have space even the internet says no.. you are welcome to came directly to the front desk if you were not able to make a short notice reservations.Taxes are not included 22%VERY IMPORTANT EASTER RESERVATIONSReservations made to stay on March 27th to 31st, need to be confirmed by a full advance payment, of the remaining 90% please get in contact with us to get balance in full We will contact you to give you information on how to make your payment once you make your reservation online.Check in time for the dates of Easter will be Wednesday 27th at 1:00pm
my friends and I were initially really excited about this hostel, but we only stayed for one night (Nov 4th 2008) because when I woke up in the morning, I was covered in bug bites. I literally had 25-30 on each arm, a few on my shoulders and neck and even face. When checking out, I told the desk lady how when I went to bed, I didn't have a single bug bite, but when I woke up I was covered in them. She feigned concern (and disgust) but still made me pay for my stay because only the owner could authorize a comp. Of course the owner wasn't going to be there until later in the afternoon. We decided to leave and visit Earth Lodge, a hostel outside Antigua instead. Throughout the day, the bug bites all swelled and blistered up to 3-5 times their original size. The next day, I was back in Antigua visiting a doctor. Between the doctor visit and and prescriptions i spent about 500 Q (the equivalent of $75 US), money I didn't have. I went back to the jungle party to talk to the owner, of course she wasn't there again.
Staying at the jungle party nearly ruined my trip to Guatemala. I was only to be in Guatemala for 3 weeks, the incident happened on my 4th day there (the 4th of November). Per doctors orders, I was not to swim or be in the sun for 1 week due to the bites. When visiting Lake Atitlan, I could not swim or cliff dive as I had hoped, could not go outside at all without long sleeves. I actually had to buy two new long sleeve shirts because I didn't have any packed for my trip. Plus, I looked like a leper with boils all over my skin for the duration of my trip.
Now it is the 25th of november, and I still have marks on my arms where the bites are still healing (3 weeks later!!!!).
To make it all worse, through our travels we met some people who had stayed there about a week before we had. They said that someone else staying in that exact same room as we had had woken up covered in bug bites. So obviously the management knew there was a problem with either the room or the mattress.
Besides all of this, the Jungle party wasn't that neat anyway. If you are going to Antigua, stay at Kafka. It's right up the street from Jungle party and has the same chill type of atmosphere and is even a little cheaper.
This hostel has a nice atmosphere with loads of information posted on chalkboards all over the place......too bad that just about every posted price/amenity was incorrect. On top of that, they tried to change the price of our room during our stay, despite having booked it a month and a half in advance. There is NO free beer as was advertised. Their Saturday BBQ has NO free drinks and costs more than posted on their own bulletin boards. Their happy hour is NOT the cheapest in town. DO NOT STAY HERE. Go to the Black Cat or Ummagumma if you don't want to feel like you're being taken advantage of. If for some reason you end up staying here, ask about the price of anything you see posted, because chances are it'll be more than they say it is. Also, if you do get overcharged, be prepared for at least an hour of haggling and pleading with staff that claim to not be able to do anything to refund your money. Overall a very bad experience (despite the really sweet golden retriever :)