Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango

Black Cat Hostel is a lively and well trafficked hostel, restaurant and lounge in Xela, Quetzaltenango. They offer private rooms as well as dormitories in a two story building complete with a small, central garden and several comfortable common areas.

Outdoor areas
Free Wifi
Guest computer
Safe deposit
Laundry service
Free breakfast
Travel assistance

The hostel is located a block north-west of the Parque a Centro América, the heart of Quetzaltenango’s Zone 1 which serves as the center of activity for many of the city’s visitors. The area directly surrounding the park offers a wide variety of bars, restaurants, cafés and the like, while the park itself is often full of local vendors selling everything from hand-crafted goods to street food.


Back Cat Hostel offers a robust collection of amenities and services. In addition to diverse rooms, ample lounge space with free wi-fi, a restaurant, bar and café, they also offer laundry service, travel assistance, hot water in all showers, a 24 hour clerk, and a generous breakfast included in the cost of accommodation.

The hostel’s central location, affordable rates and in-house bar and restaurant make it a first destination for many of Xela’s visitors. With an active social scene and current partnerships with local tour companies and Spanish schools, the Black Cat Hostel provides a quick way for newcomers to get plugged in to Xela’s many offerings.

To make reservations, call or email. Walk-in arrivals are welcome, too, although space cannot be guaranteed.

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