The important thing factor to consider when scoping out hotels with bargain-basement prices is cleanliness. All the hotels suggested within the Moon Guatemala guidebook pass the cleanliness standard, because there are some budget hotels which are truly filthy. I’m about making my dollar go so far as possible, however i draw the road here. Should you choose finish up remaining in hotels of questionable cleanliness, bust out the sleeping bag. It’s usually smart to pack one along if you are traveling on a tight budget. Rooms within the highlands tend to be affected by mold problems, so take this into account if you are allergic. For rooms in tropical areas, make certain there’s an admirer, preferably a ceiling fan, as this makes for an infinitely more restful night’s sleep.
Another consideration in budget hotels is the caliber of the mattresses. Certainly look at this, as the caliber of beds varies broadly. In certain tropical areas, beds might contain a skinny bed mattress atop a concrete block.
The least expensive from the cheap hotels might not offer warm water or might not have it on during the entire day. Always question this. In lots of budget hotels, the new water originates from an electrical hot-hot water heater connected to the showerhead. These may frequently look frightening, with wires jutting out everywhere. It’s smart to take a look at your water-heater situation before you take an area. Be cautious to not touch the showerhead whilst in the shower, unless of course, obviously, you like being mildly electrocuted. Like a final note, bring switch-flops or some other sort of shower shoe to prevent catching an awful fungus in shared bathrooms.
Excerpted in the Fifth Edition of Moon Guatemala.
Travel in Guatemala CRAZY CHEAP!! Budget Travel Tips
LilSpinna97: Guatemala is such a beautiful tiny country. I hope you get to travel to tikal one day. amazing to see the how the Mayan civilization up there was. glad you had fun there!
Emilio Vicente: ALSO, NEVER get water from a glass anywhere in Guatemala, always ask for agua pura. There is nasty shit in our water system that even Guatemalans themselves don't drink.
el gato volador: I really like your videos, and Im happy you enjoyed my country \n\nSaludos desde Guatemala!
supe12man1991: nachos cost the same as a room?
TMSDfan: Those are some expensive nanchos
Marcos Barrios: The black cat is next to my house, in fact at the end of the video you passed in from of it hehehe, BTW beer is cheaper, you bought it in a convinience store that is more expensive. In a regular tienda you can find Gallo at 1 USD aprox.
Beau Truex: Keep up the great videos! Never forget how much Jesus loves you and anybody reading this as well! May God bless us all.
Mike Honcho: Great videos!! $5 dollars is a lot to pay for a breakfast in Guatemala. Shouldn't cost more than $3 for a similar breakfast. Eating in restaurants will kill your budget. Eat at markets and small stall sized eateries. The food is better and half the cost or less.
Emilio Vicente: That's not really oatmeal, it's called Mosh and it is similar to oatmeal only there are less oats in it. Very yummy! Make sure you try Atol de elote dulce, it is the best thing you'll ever drink.
Josue Reyes: I was born and raised in Guatemala, but I left the country when I was 13. I always go back for Christmas since most of my family still lives there. I was in Guatemala for about a month last year , and I only took $400 with me and I had no issues in running out of money. Overall it's worth going over there. Beautiful country and not costly at all. :)