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Orquideas N� 10, Cancun, Mexico

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1346 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed at! The staff made it one of the best experiences of my life..


The vortex of love and understanding. We never wanted to leave wonderland. Have returned several times, never disappointed. Beerpong Olympics, wet and wild, club scene and staff all amazing and fantastic. We love you chef, best mexican meals. Everyone who walks in here will have an amazing time and make friends for life. Thank you all. Yours lovingly Alicia and Jase (best beer pong team ever)


Great place to stay, cheap drinks nice atmosphere and really great staff. Would definitely stay again!


Had a wicked time. Really good hostel. Great people. Gilbert and giulio were awesome. Good laughs. Only moan the shower in my room was average. But apart from that fantastic place. The free dinner every night was very good food. Im so glad i can freely drink with my right hand again. The rules were very cool. Good work guys keep it up.


The food included is absolutely amazing. You cant really cook for yourself, but actually there is no need... Atmosphere fantastic, people friendly, place clean. We are not total party people, so we were concerned, but it was no problem at all. One of the nicest hostels we have stayed (after years of travelling)


The cleaning lady open doors and curtains even if half the dorm is sleeping. The staff offer you shot of tequila that you have to pay... even if you didn't want it or drunk it! The information about the cab from airport to the hostel are wrong probably to sell you their service (prepaid taxi cost 160 pesos)

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Tequila shot is free with dinner. If you are playing drinkling gamesyou will be charged the shot that you drink. The prepaid taxi that you mention is a shared taxi ride. We do not recommend that service because it is unreliable and not a direct trip to the airport. A private taxi to the airport is 200 pesos from the hostel directly to the airport. I think you are a bit confused with your comments maybe you stayed at various hostels or maybe you had too much party.


If you are a party person, THIS IS YOUR PLACE! Staff are nice, bring you out to party, breakfast and dinner included, 5 minutes walk from main bus stop. Probably one of the BEST HOSTEL I have ever stayed in.


Great atmosphere. The owners know what a hostel is about to their credit, though it is quite a business. I had a great time so i do recommend if you're about partying only. Be warned if you're on actual travels though, you won't be allowed to bring in your own drinks in and they overprice their own (about double price) so you'll end up spending a lot more than expected.


Great place to meet other people. Breakfast and dinner are included in the price and are good qualitity. Wish the drinks were a bit cheaper but would definitely stay there again!!!


I really enjoyed my time in this hostel, the staff were friendly and kept a great atmosphere in the place. The free dinner was delicious, the tequila ritual fun, and beer pong was great (team kiwi!). I would definitely recommend this hostel, good people and good vibes. Clean, tidy, and airconditioned at night time which is great cos Cancun is hot and sticky! Thanks hostel quetzal, see you next time!


We absolutely loved our stay here! It's a fun, social hostel with a party vibe but also a place you can relax. Vanessa and Alex were so helpful and welcoming, and all the other staff were great too. We only had two nights booked but extended our stay immediately. A cooked breakfast and dinner is included, and they organise transport and tickets to all the clubs down in the hotel zone. We will definitely stay here again!

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Thank you for your comments we enjoyed you as our guest. COME BACK SOON


The lady who runs the hotel is really friendly and will make sure your stay is worthwhile. Highly recommend it for travelers who are on a tight budget and don't mind sharing a room.


At arrival your treated amazingly! Great nights out planned same price you pay at the door! Wicked atmosphere :) friendly staff! Breakfast and Dinner included which is awesome!!! :) cool rooftop! I liked the princess room was good :) air con is great too! Thanks for the stay will definitely stay again :) make sure you use the lockers to lock valuables :)


If you are looking for a party hostel, you won't find anywhere better than this. This was the most fun time I have ever had in a hostel. If you are looking for somewhere that is nice and quiet to get some good R

  • 11th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Had a great stay at quetzal thanks to the friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere and plenty of like minded travellers. Can't go wrong with a free breakfast and dinner...free tequila too!! Would definitely stay here again, gracias!!!

  • 4th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Ideal if you're looking for a party hostel which will take you on some big nights out.


Good hostel close to the ADO bus station & R1 bus to the beach. Free breakfast & dinner were great, free tequila shot...not so much. Drinking game can be a bit annoying, but if you're only staying a night or two in Cancun this is a good place to stay


Breakfast and dinner is included and really tasty. Hostelstaff prepars it for you! Easy to meet travellers in the garden for going out. Close to an area with a stage and sometimes there is a concert for free. Funny hostel rules (Only drinking with the left hand / You are not allowed to say the number between 9 and 11 and so on 😉) - Negative effects of alcohol (Vomiting) - Hard to find other travellers to spend the day with.. (People usually only stay for a few days or want to relax)


Best Party hostel ever. After 2 hours you already feel at home. The dinner is amazing!


Great hostel if you want to party non stop. Not so great if you want to get some sleep.

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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