I didn’t have to do a ton of research on where to stay while in Copan, Honduras. The shuttle company I booked to take me there said that its drop off location was Hostal Berakah. I figured it would be easiest to just book a dorm here for the two nights, so that’s precisely what I did.
→ Check in was so easy. They don’t accept cards, but will accept USD. This was super helpful because I didn’t have any Honduran Lempira yet and didn’t feel like going on an ATM hunt right as we got there.
→ After leaving Antigua, I was so happy to have a place that did not play thumping music until the wee hours of the morning. Hostal Berakah was quiet and peaceful.
→ I can’t even tell you how nice it is when a hostel provides free, clean, drinking water. It can be annoying to have to keep buying water bottles and lugging them around to stay hydrated throughout the day.
→ The patio area was so nice. It was shaded and was a nice place to just chill out during the heat of the afternoon. The wifi was great out here, and there was plenty of seating for people.
→ There were multiple signs asking guests to please use the lockers, and that the hostel was not to be held responsible for lost/stolen items. However, there were only 3 lockers on the floor and well over 3 sleeping spaces. It made me really thankful for all the locks I bought for my backpack…
→ There was only one full bathroom in our section of the hostel, which held well over 10 people. This leads me to my next point…
→ …because there was only one bathroom for so many people, and because toilet paper can’t be flushed in Guatemala, it did not take long for the bathroom to take on a foul smell. Brushing your teeth in the evenings became a game of “how fast can I get out of here?”
→ Hostal Berakah has many tours of the area that you can sign up for. However, I felt like the staff was almost pushing them down are throats with constant reminders about the tours. They weren’t even really a good deal or anything…
The Best Part
By far, the best part of my stay with Hostal Berakah was the hammocks on the patio. This red one was my favorite because it was right by the wall- close enough to an outlet so I could plug in my dying phone and still read for hours in the evening. If I had a patio with a comfy charging-hammock at my house, I would probably never leave…
Hostal Berakah was a really peaceful place to stay while in Copan. The few things that I found not so great about the hostel were fairly minor and I was still able to enjoy myself, despite them. I would definitely stay at Hostal Berakah again.
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