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We stayed in low season, so despite the bar upstairs it was quite quiet. Hostel world advertise that 2 can share a double for an extra 50pesos, is apparently a misprint and we were overcharged at Chalupa. Kitchen facilities were good, clean and tidy, though your food is not too secure. The pool looked kinda grubby, small dog in it when we arrived. Beds were comfy. Not a bad location, quite far from beach. We hired bikes- hostel doesn't have any for use!! Quite helpful staff.
This hostel is quite far from the main part of town,it's often quite dirty in the bathrooms, the pool is cloudy and gross, and there is very little atmosphere except at night when the music is super loud to entertain very few people on the roof bar. Most of the staff are quite rude, you always have to ask for the aircon to come on, and you can see why most people switch hostels after a night or 2. Not a good place to stay as a solo traveler, good for a couple cos you can share a bed to save $$.
One of the worst breakfast provided by a hostel. It was stale cereal and coffee. The hostel has a pool and a bar upstairs. Not much goes on there. You definitely need to bring your own fun otherwise you will be bored. Location right at the corner to grand cenote and Coba and next to bucks rental and 2 grocery stores. There room for improvement.
1. Cleanliness: cockroaches everywhere, dirty bathroom, dirty dorm, dirty kitchen, disgusting fridge that clearly doesn't get sorted with plenty of out of date food taking up the space. 2. Service: Andrea, the owner, was lovely, and very helpful. Her sidekick on the other hand (Nico) was unbelievably incompetent. 3. Atmosphere: we met some great people, but the atmosphere of the hostel generally stank. The food we did dare to leave in the fridge was taken and consumed
Hostel is located at end of main road between town and beach, so perfect for both. Biking to beach was easy and flat. Dorms were nice n spacious. My main fault was the security, as the upstairs bar is open to the public, people walk right past all the hostel rooms at night, no security. Nothing went wrong but you hope you have good room mates who ensure they keep you dorm room closed and locked.
Enjoyed our stay here, pool is a huge bonus for price you pay but breakfast is super basic just cereal. Rooms are not the cleanest especially the bathrooms could so with some more love.
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Friendly and cosy little hostel. Double beds! Shower facilities were a little shabby but spacious
Great hostel. Clean and friendly. The closest hostel to the beach from the town of Tulum (still about 3km to the beach but completely flat and bikes cost about 50 peso to rent for the day). Really cool rooftop bar. The pool was an added bonus as was the aircon! Really lovely ownwer :)
Hostel is in good location near the town, beach and ruins. The hostel has a kitchen and a pool but seems to lack atmosphere, may have been because we were there when it was raining. One staff member who checked us in was really friendly and helpful but cannot say the same for the other staff. The private room was huge with two double beds. However, the bathroom always had a bad smell coming from the drain. Air conditioning in the room but only allowed at night. Overall pretty average for price.
We really enjoyed it here thought it was great value for money. In a good location! Got savaged by Mosquitos but what do you expect being by the jungle. Pool, bar, hot water, double beds, free breakky, friendly staff. Definatly recommend this hostel!
Our initial booking was lost but they did a good job of finding us alternative accommodation for our first night. Wifi in the rooms is good, and the location is not bad either - on the edge of town and a 20 minute bike ride to the beach or the ruins. However our room was pretty gross, the shower curtain and bathroom was mouldy, the sheets and towels had lots of stains, and the floors were obviously mopped with filthy water because there were huge black water marks all over the floors. Ick.