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1 room, 2 adults

The Driftwood Surfer

2-star2 stars
Avenida LOTE 107, El Paredon, Escuintla, Guatemala

El Paredon beachfront hostel with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

Guatemala may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

Reviews & ratings2See 2 reviews
  • We had a great time the staff is super friendly. Great place to go see a meteor shower. Dec 13, 2018

The Driftwood Surfer

  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 1 Twin Bed, Non Smoking
  • Basic Double Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking
  • Comfort Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

What’s around The Driftwood Surfer


  • On the beach
  • Puerto San Jose Beach - 16.7 mi / 26.9 km

Getting around

  • La Aurora Intl. Airport (GUA) - 132 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time 11 AM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Guatemala may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free

  • Food and water bowls available



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Special features


Oceanview Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Pool Bar - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch and lunch. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Driftwood Surfer’s small print

Also known as

  • Driftwood Surfer Hostel El Paredon
  • Driftwood Surfer Hostel
  • Driftwood Surfer El Paredon
  • Driftwood Surfer
  • The Driftwood Surfer Paredon
  • The Driftwood Surfer El Paredon
  • The Driftwood Surfer Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Driftwood Surfer Hostel/Backpacker accommodation El Paredon


The guestrooms and property amenities at this property are not accessible to wheelchairs at this time.

There is no hot water on site.

Pool access available from 7 AM to 7 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 7 percent

Breakfast costs between USD 3 and USD 5 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (one-way)

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 The Driftwood Surfer

  • Does The Driftwood Surfer offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Driftwood Surfer 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 The Driftwood Surfer?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Driftwood Surfer?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7 AM to 7 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at The Driftwood Surfer?
    Yes, pets are welcome. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Driftwood Surfer?
    You can check in from 11 AM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Driftwood Surfer?
    Yes, Oceanview Restaurant offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Rancho Grande (6-min walk) and Sandra’s (11-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by The Driftwood Surfer?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle one-way.
  • What is there to do at The Driftwood Surfer and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, rowing, and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a picnic area. The Driftwood Surfer also has a garden.

Recent reviews

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The Driftwood Surfer