Most backpackers come to Lanquin for two reasons: to visit the natural pools at Semuc Champey and to get absolutely shitfaced. The vibe is laid-back, and there’s heaps of backpacker hangouts and unpretentious bars in town. It’s the perfect place to uncap a beer and kick back in beautiful natural surroundings. Oh, and by the way: most places in Lanquin turn off their wi-fi at night, so you may have to talk to your friends (or, worse yet, make new ones).
This is all very lovely, but there’s a different reason why Lanquin takes the prize as the best place to party in Guatemala. And that reason is…
Best party hostel in Lanquin: Zephyr Lodge
This awesome little hostel has all the ingredients of a rad Central American party hostel: pool tables, no wi-fi (we warned you), huge bar, and plenty of happy little backpackers. On top of that, it has the most ridiculous infinity pool in Central America. Not a shabby place to cure those hangovers, eh?
It’s an easy 20-minute walk out of town, and the bar is massive. You can get anything from the local Gallo beer to your favorite bourbon. It’s the only place in Lanquin where the party goes on all night, so make sure you head here for one of the best party hostels in Central America.