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Calm Cabins Tulum Reviews

Retorno Polar 64, Tulum, Mexico

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76 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 53%Facilities

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They provided us with options for our breakfast (cereal, rolls, fresh fruit, coffee and tea). If you are allergic to cats you should not stay here as there are about 7 felines that hang around. The facility and garden need some work. My mattress was uncomfortable and the cabin musty smelling. The premise is secure. It is a very relaxed vibe there. It is at the far end of the pueblo but you have access to bike rentals and collectivos in the vicinity.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thank you very much for your comments. we will get new mattress very soon and we will have only private rooms offering continental breakfast every morning.


Nice personal place, calm, only one road away frm mainroad, helpful host, 7 cats,

  • 13th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very interesting place to stay. Not hard to find but there was no outer sign, just a wall with a door. The owner provided excellent directions. It was very close to the ADO bus station and only one block from the main street. The cabins were charming, very rustic, good beds with mosquito nets. Wifi in the central courtyard. It was older and no frills but clean and welcoming! An awesome value for the price. I will stay here again if I have the chance.

  • 7th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your kind comments you are really backpackers travelers that know how a hostel works


So many mosquitoes, supposedly due to the fact that the garbage trucks park not very far away from the location. The location is kinda weird, and you won't expect a hostel to be there. There is just one(!) toilet/bathroom for all the guest to share, so you want to avoid rush hours. And if you stay in the big dorm you can here everything that's going on in the bathroom since the rooms are connected under the same roof. And no possibility to leave your luggage, which is surprising.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments. We are in a tropical place so, yes, mosquitoes are here that´s why if you are not use to them it is necessary to use a cream against them,We won´t have the shared mixed dorm anymore since we are making new rooms with new beds. thank you for your visit,


The hostel is ok but they charge to much for the facilities and service that they provide. We payed a 1000 pesos per night for a private room but later found nicer places for half the price. Breafast with scrambled eggs, coffe and toast was included in the price.

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your visit, Tulum is a very expensive destination perhaps you are making a comparation with other places like Guatemala, we left you the best room the Brand new and it is not a cabin, wich is really much more expensive in extremly high season that you booked, enjoy the rest of your holidays

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