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El Rincon del Viajero Reviews

Paseo Las Salinas #50, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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51 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Really need a cleaning-makeover.

  • 1st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
working on it Sr! new paintting. but will be nice if your critic have something positive as well , come on! we are not that bad... and my question is why you didnt tell us wile you were here? we are always open to help you to have the best time while here... ;) att. administracion.


Great hostel with an awesome location. Located just outside of town where it is quiet. Just a 4 minute walk across the bridge right into the middle of town. Great hostel with awesome staff. Highly recommend it.


This fantastic place is perfect for starting off in Zihua! Lots of space surrounding a garden, sit in the patio during the day or night. I was greeted with a friendly staff. Esteban helped me with checking in and relearning español. Mali, the owner, says "mi casa es su casa" and I am at home. Mariana is awesome with everything. The rooms are peaceful with plenty off fresh air on the mexican coast. Its a short walk from town, over the bridge, to its quiet location. Highly recommended!

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


The hostel has a lot of potential, unfortunately it seemed as if it had not been attended to in a fair while. The 'tranquil oasis' that we expected from the pictures was more like a dirty overgrown construction site. When we arrived in our 'vip room' the toilet paper was already full with other peoples toilet paper! Also, we had to clean the mould out of the toilet ourselves, the toilet that we had to stand over the top of while showering. We were not refunded when we left earlier than we booked


The facilities are not very clean and the bathroom in the large room is small and gets wet as there is no tub or curtains The garden/open space/bar is nice and has a great rustic feel to it. Quite honestly, I am not sure I would stay here again if it were not for the staff. Esteban, Mariana and Molly are wonderful people who really try to make you feel at home. I contemplated leaving for another hostel because of the facilities but the staff is so loving and caring you can't.


This one of the funkiest hostels i've been in. Definitely for the young of heart who want something arty, laidback and green-oriented. Malinalli's artwork in the rooms swirls around utility things and turns them and the wall itself into a mural. nice green space and good food at a reasonable price. outstanding ambience and the people you meet there could give you life-changing moments.


Overall the hostel was really good. Marli, the owner was so helpful with everything. She made amazing fresh juices in the mornings for 25 pesos each! and we had free use of the kitchen ext while we were there. The hostel is well located, close to the beach, not an great swimming beach but there are so many restaurants along there and is close to the marina so you can catch a water taxi to any other beach or most buses go along the front of the hotel. Troy the hostel dog is the sweetest thing too


There was a mouse in our room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
maybe you bring food into your room, and we live in the tropic. even when we work hurd for keep the place clean, we live in a warm weather and is no possible to clean our neighbors yards...why you did not inform us while you were here? we would be happy to help you out !!!

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