Best hotels and hostels in Western Honduras

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Copán Ruinas

    Hacienda San Lucas

    This magical place some 3km south of town enjoys sweeping views from its wonderfully maintained gardens. It's a rustic yet charming experience with adobe-constructed, candlelit rooms and a tail-wagging dog to welcome you. The rooms have stone floors, terra-cotta roofs and are decorated with locally made handicrafts, while the on-site restaurant is superb. The Los Sapos archaeological site is on the property. Solar powered electricity is available and there's even hot water and wi-fi too for creature comforts. A variety of packages are available including activities, which make sense if you stay here since it's so far from town.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Copán Ruinas

    Terramaya

    This ultra-comfortable, flawlessly run, stylish gem hovers somewhere between a B&B and boutique hotel, offering six terra-cotta-tiled, cream linen–draped rooms, a flowery backyard garden and a candlelit terrace with misty-eyed mountain views. Upstairs rooms offer spectacular balconies with vistas out to the mountains beyond – room 6 is to die for. It's fantastic value and a worthy splurge.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Copán Ruinas

    La Casa de Café

    This impeccably decorated B&B has rooms adorned with carved wooden doors and Guatemalan masks. The setting is stunning – the view from the lawn over the copious and delicious breakfast service is of morning mists rising around the Guatemalan mountains in the distance. North American owner Howard is a mine of local information and staying here feels like being his personal guest. La Casa de Café operates an excellent restaurant, open all day. There's also an upscale house called La Casa de Don Santiago (L2880), townhouse called Casa Jaguar (L2400) and apartment named Studio 22 (L960) available across the street with prices dropping for long stays.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in San Pedro Sula

    La Madrugada

    This hostel downtown takes up an entire block – it's the impressive conversion of a mansion that retains some original features, including beautifully tiled floors. Dorms are spacious, bright and enjoy generous bathrooms with hot water, while private rooms each sleep up to four. There's a pleasant bar and social area, a pool table and an expansive outside area. On Thursday nights all of hip San Pedro Sula shows up for super fun live music or DJ sets alongside food served from one of the city's mobile food carts.

  • Lodging in San Pedro Sula

    Dos Molinos B&B

    Here's a spotless, brightly painted yet aging, family-run B&B. Blanca and her family are exceptionally kind hosts and, though they speak little English, guests quickly feel right at home. All rooms, including the 'dorms' (actually just a twin and triple whose beds are sold individually), have fans and their own cold-water bathrooms. Transport to and from the bus station at any time of day is included, except for the dorms (in which case it's L100 round-trip).

  • Lodging in San Pedro Sula

    La Hamaca

    This excellent party hostel is a five-minute taxi ride from the bus station. It's run by a dynamic team of young Hondurans (all English speakers), who give superb up-to-date travel advice. Rooms and dorms are spacious, if a little aged, and there's a terrific lounge, games room, kitchen and garden. It's definitely a social place, but parties move elsewhere after 11pm.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Café ViaVia

    This small, Belgian-run, European-style hotel has five very simple, spotless rooms with hot-water bathrooms, tiled floors and good beds. There are hammocks, a small garden and enough space to chill out. It's a great place to come for tourist information, and also has a lively bar attached, which – be aware – can get noisy. Overall it's an amazing deal.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Madrugada Copan

    Situated in a colonial-style hacienda next to a bougainvillea-lined creek and near the town center, this place opened in late 2017 and is oriented specifically to backpackers. Rooms are simple but tastefully furnished and are cooled by overhead fans. There's a hammock-strewn terrace to chill on and a kitchen for guests use, and there's a friendly vibe.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Hostel Iguana Azul

    This colonial-style home has eight comfy bunk beds in two rooms and a shared bathroom with hot water; four private rooms sleep two. There's also a pretty back garden. The communal area has books and lots of travel information, and there's a fridge but no kitchen. This is backpacking elegance at its finest: even a room-cleaning service is included.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Casa Doña Elena

    This lovely, family-run hilltop place enjoys some great views of the town and surrounding valley and has a beautifully tended garden shared by its seven individually named rooms. The rooms themselves are simple but spacious and clean, and a good breakfast is included in the price. It's a 10-minute stiff uphill walk from the center of town.

  • Lodging in San Pedro Sula

    La Posada

    This is a great bargain given the quality of the elegant house, the cleanliness, the beautiful rooms and the very welcoming and helpful family owners. There's a guests' kitchen and garden and it's four blocks from a mall and restaurants in a leafy, wealthy area – the nicest area of the city.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Plaza Yat B'alam

    Each of the four beautiful rooms here is spacious and comes with all the usual comforts, as well as minibar and DVD player (the hotel has a selection of movies you can borrow). The whole place is pleasantly decorated with a mix of colonial and indigenous furnishings.

  • Lodging in San Pedro Sula

    Hotel Guacamaya Inn

    This friendly and good-value hotel is well located a short walk from a huge mall, meaning that there are several eating and drinking options nearby. The red accented rooms are large, clean and comfortable and feature desks and good bathrooms.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Hotel La Posada

    Good value, tranquil and comfortable, La Posada is only half a block from the plaza. Its 19 cheery rooms are set around leafy patios, are comfortable and clean, and have hot-water bathroom, fan and TV. It has a local feel and is great value.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Hotel Mary

    This nicely presented place has very sweet rooms that are brightly painted and well maintained. There's hot water, ceiling fans, attractive traditional bed covers and a pretty garden to boot. Air-conditioning costs an extra L230 per night.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Hotel Don Moises

    Offering more of a local experience, this family-run guesthouse has a central location, dorms and rooms with decent mattresses and (shared) hot-water bathrooms. The whole place is rather musty and charmless, but the owner is a helpful soul who can arrange shuttle buses and laundry, and there's a rooftop terrace strewn with hammocks.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Hotel & Hostal Berakah

    One of the few true hostels in Copán Ruinas, Berakah is very well set up for backpackers, with a range of different rooms and clean, modern bathrooms. Dorms are rather cramped but a great deal, while the house next-door that functions as the hostel's second site has a well-equipped kitchen, a pool table and more dorms.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    La Posada de Belssy

    Run by a charming local family, this rather rustic and basic place has passable rooms with balconies overlooking the mountains on the outskirts of town. Rooms are big for the price and they all have hot water. There's a tiny pool and hammocks on the roof for chilling out.

  • Lodging in Copán Ruinas

    Hotel Yaragua

    The bright-yellow paint job and jungly patio area give this place a local feel. Rooms are small and very basic but the staff are super helpful, speak English and you can't beat the central location. There's hot water and a shared balcony.