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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel El Sol

2-star2 stars
CAMINO A SANTA CATARINA PALOPÓ, BARRIO JUCANYÁ, Panajachel, Solola, 07010, Guatemala

Mountain hostel in Panajachel
  • Free WiFi and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • El lugar estaba muy limpio y organizado, la atención recibida también fue muy amable!Dec 31, 2020
  • The hotel staff was kind and attentive. Internet connection was great. Breakfast was…May 25, 2019

Hotel El Sol

from S$33
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

What’s around Hotel El Sol


  • Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin - 1 min walk
  • La Galeria - 14 min walk
  • Casa Cakchiquel Arts Center - 16 min walk
  • Church of Saint Francis - 16 min walk
  • Panajachel Municipal Market - 18 min walk
  • Azul Maya Archaeological Museum - 21 min walk
  • Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó - 35 min walk
  • San Jorge Lookout - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km

Getting around

  • Quetzaltenango (AAZ-Los Altos) - 110 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 9 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
Things to do
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2008
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Hotel El Sol’s small print

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


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.

Optional extras

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

Breakfast costs between USD 3.3 and USD 4.7 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel El Sol

  • Does Hotel El Sol offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel El Sol does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel El Sol?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel El Sol?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • 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.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel El Sol?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Crossroads Café (15-min walk).
  • 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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 17 reviews

Very good 8.0
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.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in Panajachel
I'm really glad I stayed at Hotel El Sol. I have been to Panajachel several times, but always stayed on the main strip. I was looking for a different experience. Hotel El Sol is located in a neighborhood in Pana but outside of the touristy area. It was nice to get a look at traditional life as I would walk to and from activities. The hotel is located about a 20 minute walk away from the main strip (I'm a slow walker). Most of the time I would walk to where I was going and get a tuk tuk back to the hotel, which worked out fine (a tuk tuk ride is about $1). The room I had was spotless, cleaned daily, and very spacious. It is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in in Guatemala (this is my 8th trip here) and is a great price. I HIGHLY recommend HOTEL EL SOL for anyone staying in Panajachel.
Kate, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Place to Stay - a little far from everything
My husband and I spent a few nights at the Hotel El Sol. It was very nice and had a very clean bathroom and hot water in the shower, which is rare at places around Lake Atitlan. The hotel is about half an hour walk from the the lake, restaraunts and shopping district.
Rachel, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Bonne adresse
Établissement propre et agréable. Tenu par une sympathique et serviable famille japonaise, visiblement adepte de puzzles qui décorent les murs de tout l’hôtel. C’était cocasse d’en avoir un du Port de St Tropez dans notre chambre. Petit jardin fréquenté par les 2 lapins de la famille. On peut dîner de qq plats japonais servis en chambre. L’hôtel est situé à 10mn des plages du bord de lac et 15 du centre ville. Je recommande.
Paul, fr2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nihei, jp4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel and big rooms!!
Pretty good experience although my girlfriend was sick. The owner was very friendly and easily adjusted our reservation with no additional costs! Amazing!! Furthermore the room was big enough en WiFi stable enough during our stay. Thanks again.
Jasper, nl4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Del Cid, ca1 night trip

Hotel El Sol