Hotel El Sol

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Overview of Hotel El Sol

Hotel El Sol

2.0 star property
Mountain Panajachel hostel with restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

42 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free self parking
  • Free toiletries
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • Quetzaltenango (AAZ-Los Altos) - 128 min drive

About this property

Hotel El Sol

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Hotel El Sol. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Fellow travelers say good things about the central location.


English, Japanese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Free bicycles nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2008
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden


  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 10 percent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

HOTEL EL SOL Panajachel
EL SOL Panajachel
Hotel El Sol Panajachel Guatemala - Lake Atitlan
Hotel El Sol Panajachel
Hotel El Sol Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hotel El Sol Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Panajachel

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel El Sol offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel El Sol does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel El Sol?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel El Sol?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel El Sol?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel El Sol?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 1 PM.
What is there to do at Hotel El Sol and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Hotel El Sol also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel El Sol?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Crossroads Café (15-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel El Sol like?
Hotel El Sol is a short 1-minute walk from Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and 14 minutes' walk from La Galeria. Travelers recommend the hostel for its central location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

El personal muy servicial y amable. Lo recomiendo y volvería a hospedarme aquí.
Marvin, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice hotel. A little off the main streets. About a 10-15 mi. Walk to all the bars/restaurants. Staff very friendly. Available parking on site. Rooms were simple yet decent. Overall pleased stay for just one night.
Leslie, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

El lugar estaba muy limpio y organizado, la atención recibida también fue muy amable!
Jennifer, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Del Cid, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Kayla, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hotel staff was kind and attentive. Internet connection was great. Breakfast was cheap and good and even Japanese food is available! Delicious!
Mohit, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very nice
The hotel is very nice (for the price, of course), and I would definitely stay there again if I were to go back to Panajachel. The location is a little bit less convenient since it's somewhat outside of the central area, and so at night one needs to take a tuk tuk to get to the hotel, but otherwise everything is good.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay here
Brilliant place to stay. Location is a little out of reach for town centre but the hotel provides bicycles for free rental.
Todd, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fast and easy check in with exact quote from online booking and the owner even helped us carry our bags up. Clean, towels, best WIFI we had in Guatemala, hot water, drinking water available and even free coffee and tea! Outside of the downtown area (only short walk/ tuk tuk ride) so quiter. HIGHLY recommend!
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I did not like that the owner charged a 10% surcharge if you used either MasterCard or Visa. I have been asked to pay 2 or 3 % on Asia but never 10%. It also states that there is a washing machine to use but when I asked to use it I was told that his wife would do my laundry and I would be charged for it. That is completely different than a small charge to use the washing machine. The bed was comfortable and the room spacious and clean. It turned out to be much farther from the main tourist area than I thought it would be.
Linda Leigh, 3-night trip
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