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    If anyone is working in Guatemala City for short research trips, I
     would recommend Xamanek Backpacker's Lodge. This is a brand new
     place (opened 29 June 2005), and is more like a B & B than a
     backpacker's hostel--and seems to attract human rights workers,
     researchers, etc. It costs $14.00/night, includes airport pick-up
     and drop-off, and daily breakfast. The rooms and bathrooms are
     shared, and there is a women's only room that has it's own bathroom.
     Amenities: nice living and dining room area, beautiful back
     patio.  It also has a kitchen open to guests. It's in Zona 10, but
     it's easy to get to the archives by taking bus 101 or bus 82. I
     found it to be a better value than Hotel Spring--especially because
     of the kitchen. Lavanderia and groceries are close. The manager, Ana
     Cristina Sost, is a tremendous source of info about the
     city--including helping find long-term housing, and speaks English
     and French fluently.


     Contact info:
     Xamanek Backpacker's Lodge
     13 calle 3-57, zona 10
     Telefono: (502) 2360-8345
     Web: <
    file://www.mayaworld.net www.mayaworld.net
     Dr. Catherine Nolan-Ferrell
     Department of History
     University of Texas at San Antonio
     6900 North Loop 1604 West
     San Antonio, TX  78249
    (210) 458-7452

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