Yellow Belly Backpackers offers an indoor communal area, an outdoor garden, and a fully equipped kitchen.

  • Fast & Reliable Wifi

  • 24 Hour Access

  • Air Conditioning (in select rooms)

  • Closest Hostel to Cahal Pech Ruins

  • Friendly & Knowledgeable Staff

  • Luggage Storage

  • Free Water Refills

  • Hot & Cold Showers

  • Private Bathrooms

  • Free Bike Rental

  • ​Laundry Service

  • Community Kitchen

  • Towel Rental

  • Walking Distance to Restaurants & Shops

  • Complimentary Coffee & Tea


Yellow Belly Backpackers is located at the base of the Cahal Pech Mayan ruins, with views of the mountains surrounding San Ignacio, and is only a minute walk from the bus stop off the main highway. Just across the street is Victor Galvez Stadium which has basketball courts, a football field, and a jogging track, perfect for a morning jog or afternoon pick up game.


It's easy to find us, but hard to leave us.



Parked School Buses


By Taxi

From either the Guatemalan border or the San Ignacio city center, tell the driver you are heading to Yellow Belly Backpackers, located by the base of Cahal Pech, across from Victor Galvez Stadium.



By Bus

From Belmopan head towards Benque, stay on the bus at the San Ignacio welcome center and tell the conductor you want off at the Cahal Pech roundabout. From the Guatemalan border head towards Belmopan. Get off at the Cahal Pech roundabout.  

Head towards the Cahal Pech sign and continue straight. We are located less than one minute up the road.


By Foot

From San Ignacio city center, head towards Victor Galvez Stadium. We are located by the roundabout near the base of the Cahal Pech Ruins, around a 15 minute walk from downtown.