Lake Atitlan: Hostel Fe

Lake Atitlan: Hostel Fe

Get There: Main Street, zona viva, 07018 San Pedro La Laguna – right on the lake near where the shuttles and boats arrive.
Cost: 60GTQ (8AUD) for an eight-bed dorm
Free Breaky: Yes – pancakes, eggs or muesli
Free Wifi: Yes – can be a bit sketchy, but there’s more fun to be had here than sitting on your phone
Bar: The best

To put it simply, Fe Hostel is the kind of hostel where you head with the intention of staying a few days, and the next thing you know, you’ve been sucked into booking your eighth night in a row. This place is really hard to leave, and for a number of reasons, very close to the best hostel I’ve stayed at.

To start, the hostel has a wicked set up. Fe is perched right on the lake, with a jump off point leading right from the bar to the refreshing water below which is bound to tame your hang over from the night before, and if that doesn’t work, the bar will offer you a free shot of tequila every day you jump in the lake, so you can always work on the hair of the dog theory. The parties here are wild: there is always something on the cards, from the cheeky quiz night on Fridays to the infamous boat party on Wednesdays. The bar turns off music around 11, so while things get pretty wild here, it’s not too hard to get some sleep and be up in time for the wicked free breakfast.

The staff are undoubtedly what makes this hostel. It’s the kind of place where you instantly feel like you’ve been there forever thanks to the boys being so welcoming. Watch out for Tariq though – he’ll pour the strongest drink you’ve ever had and you’ll soon find yourself joining the hoardes of naked lake jumpers.

My only issue with the hostel was a lack of reason to leave it. Not only did I end up staying longer than intended, much like everyone else staying there, but I also found it hard to care for checking out the other spots around San Pedro when there was always such a good vibe out on the deck both day and night.

To put it simply, Fe Hostel is the kind of hostel where you head with the intention of staying a few days, and the next thing you know, you’ve been sucked into booking your eighth night in a row. This place is really hard to leave, and for a number of reasons, very close to the best hostel I’ve stayed at.

To start, the hostel has a wicked set up. Fe is perched right on the lake, with a jump off point leading right from the bar to the refreshing water below which is bound to tame your hang over from the night before, and if that doesn’t work, the bar will offer you a free shot of tequila every day you jump in the lake, so you can always work on the hair of the dog theory. The parties here are wild: there is always something on the cards, from the cheeky quiz night on Fridays to the infamous boat party on Wednesdays. The bar turns off music around 11, so while things get pretty wild here, it’s not too hard to get some sleep and be up in time for the wicked free breakfast.

The staff are undoubtedly what makes this hostel. It’s the kind of place where you instantly feel like you’ve been there forever thanks to the boys being so welcoming. Watch out for Tariq though – he’ll pour the strongest drink you’ve ever had and you’ll soon find yourself joining the hoardes of naked lake jumpers.

My only issue with the hostel was a lack of reason to leave it. Not only did I end up staying longer than intended, much like everyone else staying there, but I also found it hard to care for checking out the other spots around San Pedro when there was always such a good vibe out on the deck both day and night.

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