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El Encanto Holbox Hostel Reviews

Calle Igualdad 3 con Tiburón Ballena, Holbox Island, Mexico

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9 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The Hostel was OK. The owner Martin is very friendly and nice. BUT there is a night club next by which is so loud every night. Its not possible to find sleep between 11-4 o'clock in the morning. I slept in a lot of different accommodation but this one is definitely one of the loudest. Recommendation for young party people cause its quite cheap and they can party every night.No recommendation for couple who wants to chill out. Internet only works in the front of the hostel. Not in all rooms!


Excellent staff, great stay, & I'd recommend it to others. Bring earplugs or something similar if you have the ground floor private-room-with-shared-bathroom. It's right next to a very popular restaurant/bar, and even with the window closed you can hear every word of conversation from the staff & clients. Because of the very, very close proximity to the restaurant, we never opened the window or the curtain, which was the only thing I didn't like about the room. Everything else was great.


We booked the double room but because they had heavy rain we were put onto the family room which was good. AC and fan keep the room cool it's very quite and relaxed. Kitchen area is good however there is nowhere really to set to eat. The restaurant next door is GREAT huge portions!!


Good stay at this charming hostel. Clean and cosy. However, avoid booking the whale sharks trip directly at the hostel since the manager can arrange everything for you but will take an expensive commission... also the location was great because close to everything but really noisy by night with all the surrounding bars and karaokes. We couldn t sleep before 2am...

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear. Sir We are so sorry for you because you were not able to see the whale shark, but as explain in advance by the tour guide, it is not guaranteed since this animals are free in the sea and could be anywhere, however a 95 % of the customers do swim whith them. We are not the service suppliers and get a 5% commission under the public rate, so it does not affect you but the supplier. Regarding noise, finally the karaoke has close forever and for the good of the islanders. Best regards.

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