About this listing
If you are staying in the city for a long term project this place is perfect for you. Situated in z. 14, about 10-15 minutes from Z 10. 5-10 mins from a grocery store. It's a safe neighborhood w/ a park perfect for jogging. Spanish lessons available.
Located in a safe residential area with easy access to most of the city. It's within minutes to a grocery store, mall, gym, and a market.
Guests will have access to the common areas: living room, dinning room, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and patio.
Interaction with guests
Guests can have as little interaction with us or as much interaction as they wish. Other guests are long term (a few months) since they are usually working on projects for NGO's or working with local companies. House is roomy and gives lots of privacy for those who wish to keep to themselves.
The neighborhood is very safe. It is a gated community with a lush green park that gives you a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is conveniently located within minutes of anything you may need: restaurants, pharmacies, clothing shops, coffee shops, outdoor market, gym, and so much more!
There's a few ways of getting around the city depending on you budget and adventurous spirit.
Taxis- We have 2 very trusted taxi drivers that have worked with us for years. There are also the Yellow Cabs. These cabs have meters and you can feel good knowing your getting set prices not gringo prices.
Buses- Usually we suggest that you stay away from these for safety reasons. However we've had a few guests who have used them often and thankfully haven't had a problems. It is a cultural experience and quite a different form of transportation. The Transurbano is a safer option that has recently started it's route in Z. 10.
To get to locations such as Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Monterrico, and tikal we suggest taking shuttles.
Other things to note
Spanish lessons are available at the house. Prices available upon request.
If you are coming to Guatemala take note of the season! We have a rainy season May- September so bring a rain jacket. It also gets in the low 50's (Fahrenheit). So bring some warm clothes!
If you have any questions about anything Guatemala related feel free to ask!
Mosts of our guests are here for weeks at a time so it is more of a home atmosphere rather than a hostel atmosphere. Guests are generally working or volunteering while they are here. Some are also in the transition of moving to Guatemala full time. We've got a wide network of expats and Guatemalans and would be happy to introduce you and show you around!
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The city can be a daunting place to move to but I've really enjoyed exploring it and really getting to know the Guatemala that you don't read about in the travel blogs. It's a unique city that has all of Guatemala's contrasting elements living side by side.
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