Guatemala City, Guatemala
Pension Meza is an economy hostel and boarding house in bustling south-east Zone 1, Guatemala City. The hostel is situated in an historic, modestly kept building dating to the early 20th century. Che Guevara stayed in one of the rooms available at Pension Meza in 1953. A wide variety of accommodations are situated around two courtyards, with a central array of restrooms and showers that serve most of the guests.
Pension Meza is in a tightly knit part of town, with close and easy access to several shops, eateries and parks. Also within walking distance is the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, the Plaza Constitucional and the Mercado Central.
Accommodations at Pension Meza include dormitory beds, private and semi private rooms with shared facilities and private rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms are simple and adequate, and the environment inside the hostel is very casual and easy going. Daytime is fairly quiet at Pension Meza. In the evenings other guests or city celebrations are easily heard, although by nighttime things tend to be quiet.
The south-east area of Zone 1 is less modern than other areas of the city. Infrastructure and commerce in the area have a traditional flavor, with kiosks and hawkers along many of the streets.
The management at Pension Meza are Spanish speaking, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Laundry service is available, and a ping-pong table is set up in a centralized game room.
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