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I couldnt fault the service by any means but then again I had to go looking for it. The staff arranged our bike rental and gave us info about the best restaurants in town. The hostel is lacking a bit of character and atmosphere at times.
Great hostel & really friendly staff. Shame the upstairs bar & cinema wasn't open (due to some licencing issues though). Only minor comment would be that they could do with some full length hammocks somewhere as they have the room!!
They have a really nice rooftop and a swimmingpool The stuff is lovely and the kitchen big and clean! Important to know is that it' s not at the beach! But with a rented bike you can go the 2km easily.... A big supermarket across the road
I was surprised that it was necessary to pay extra for the towels, as it is not a cheap hostel compared to the neighborhood. It was also not a price to supplement their cleaning! I loved the rule of not cooking meat at the kitchen, this says a lot about the vegetarian mentality pf the owners, however I would had loved to see soy milk as an alternative for breakfast and also some local fresh fruit. thanks! In general a comfy and handy place to stay!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Like many reviewers, the cool upstairs bar and movie nights were closed/not happening when we were there. The space is lovely, beds massive and it's nice and quiet (with air-con overnight) and it could be AWESOME - instead, just OK. Not one for single travellers, in a group it's cool as heck. Ten or so min walk to town, cheap cab ride/bike to beach. FYI - Tulum hint? Eat at Altamar and Ginger and party at Mint.
Very nice place - beautifully decorated, with large swimming pool, equipped kitchen, very large beds, and party place on the roof. Since it's designed for vegetarians, the hostel offers great opportunity to meet funny backpackers (mainly Europeans).
Nice sized kitchen, not allowed to cook meat in it but they are ok if you go and buy ready cooked and eat it in the hostel and there is a massive supermarket nearby. Pool is probably one of the dirtiest looking ones in a while, you couldn't see the feet of people standing in it! The air con was noisy but did it's job, from 9pm to 9am they turn it on by remote control.
A/c from 9 to 9 so that's awesome. The staff is great. Lockers are small but big enough for all the important items, and bring a lock. The pool is a sit and read type, not swimming, but that's fine because you are on the road to the beach. I was in a shared room with 5 beds and broom inside, the beds are big. Two peeps or couple could save money and share one
Its a nice hostel with a lot of potential to be great that is not used. Location is pretty good, the stuff is helpful but there wasn't much socializing in the evenings and the breakfast is really basic - only cereals and coffee. They have a kitchen tough. Another strange thing was that if you wanted a cover sheet you had to pay extra - blanket was free.
This hostel has a very good instalation, great staf very willing to hep you. It realy worth the price!
I was gutted I couldn't stay in the same hostel I stayed last time I came to Tulum but now I'm so glad they were full, the staff were all so friendly and helpful, the room was great, everything really clean, great location. Everything was great (except the shower which was hot but a bit useless!) Thanks for a great stay
Great place, they have probably the nicest and biggest beds on hostels. Staff was really helpfull and nice.
Loved the staff, the atmosphere was also nice and beds were comfortable. Thank you.
The staff was so helpful and fun, really welcomed me and made my 8 days there fantastic. The rooms were comfortable, big beds, great pool, good location to the beach and town, the AC was plenty for the night, good wifi. Definitely will be back and recommend this hostel to everyone going to the area.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
We loved our stay at Hostal Chalupa. The staff were fun, friendly, and very helpful. The hostel is ideally located near the town center on the road that leads to the beach. There are bike rentals nearby as a fun way to get to the beach, a grocery store conveniently-located across the street, and plenty of places to eat and shop just a few minutes away. We loved the double beds so that we could share the space and save money. The atmosphere is great and the rooftop space is great for socializing.
We spent two nights at Chalupa for my wife's birthday. Our favorite staff member, Martha, was so incredibly warm and kind and gave us so much advice about Tulum. Vinny, the owner, gave us advice on an out of the way cenote to visit, explained how to get there, and even sent us out with snorkel gear to use. At night they played movies projected on a screen on the roof of the hostel. It was a beautiful place filled with wonderful people. Well worth it.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
great staff, very friendly and makes you feel easy and welcome!
Just book your stay at this hostel and "LET THE PARTY BEGIN!". I celebrated my birthday with owner Vincent and staff Andrea and Javier. We all sang the "TEQUILA" song the night of my birthday! I felt like I was the guest of honor! I LOVE THIS PLACE! An excellent hostel and close to all that is happening in Tulum. You need to book early, as this place is popular.