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Not a Zoola!

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Hadrien came from Antigua to spend the weekend in San Pedro. Many people like Hostel Zoola so I waited for Hadrien's shuttle to arrive and I took him straight to Zoola. The place turned out to be awesome. The dorm room wasn't well-ventilated but the hostel had a great lounge area and free internet and movies. Somehow we found ourselves hanging out at Zoola the entire weekend. The chill out area was great and the food was just fantastic. Marijuana was everywhere at Zoola. Every table was rolling joints! The lounge feels like an oasis in the desert. We definitely enjoyed spending the weekend there.

Luke arrived on Sunday with his sister who was visiting for a week. They also stayed at Zoola. Luke tried asking the owner about things to do around the lake and was brushed off claimed he was busy with the kitchen when in fact he just turned around and started chatting with some of the girls that were staying there. That was a bit disappointing. Later on we met Marc, a traveler from London who was staying there. Marc left Zoola abruptly after an incident at Zoola. Apparently one night he was in the internet & movie room using the internet. A couple of girls walked in and started browsing for a movie to watch. When they couldn't find anything interesting they decided to run to their room and grab a movie that they had. They asked Marc to make sure to tell whoever walks in that they will be right back with a movie. While they were getting a movie a couple of people walked in. Marc told them about the girls and they said the owner told them they can sleep in that room since the hostel was full. Marc wtold them that this room is for public use but they told him that they're friends with the owner and he's ok with it. They also told him that they're going to bed now. The girls return and they were pretty much told to beat it. As Marc was logging off he noticed that the "friends" of the owner were flipping through the movie collection and were actually going to watch a movie. That's when Marc had enough and checked out on the spot. Good for him! Zoola is a great spot but the owner's actions were very disappointing unfortunately! I would love to recommend this place to others but I am very unsatisfied with the management of that place so be aware.

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Posted by nawaf 15:55 Archived in Guatemala Tagged lodging

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