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Hostel Zocalo Reviews

Calle 63 #508, between 62 and 60, on the main plaza, Merida, Mexico

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89%

Rating
627 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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77%

Very quiet and relaxed hostel at the probably best location in Merida. Also they offer tours in which they show you around the sights Merida. The value for them could be better though... However, Oscar brings you to secret spots, great Mexican restaurants and you see a lot in a short time.


77%

Good location, everything right at your doorstep. Pros: location, breakfast (eggs, toast, cereal, every fruit you could want, yogurt, beans, the list goes on!) very good. In house tour guide Cons: men's bathroom, shower curtains for toilet doors, why? No aircon. All around a good hostel, no air con and quite an open place meant mo sleep ins however...


100%

Awesome hostel, great location and service. I would only reccomend to add more privacy to the men's toilets, the curtain is not that cool.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing location and really good hostel in a colonial house on the main square. They have good, big lockers and a really nice breakfast.


97%

I LOVE THIS PLACE! Great people, great atmosphere, GREAT breakfast!! right in the centre of Merida, everyone was so nice, i even got give some fruit for the road! haha. It was hard to leave!! thankyou!xx


100%

Here is what makes this hostel totally with it: yes, it does not have a pool like nomades, and is a little less populated but I really enjoyed not being hurded in like cattle in other hostels. U feel like u are in another time here and u get the true feel of this city here because the architecture is amazing. The beds are the best beds I've slept on no joke for this trip. They are not bunk beds! Staff is nice. Breakfast is slamming. Location couldn't be better! It was so nice to stay here!!!


80%

Breakfast was excellent! The private room was a little bit tight and closed; men's toilets need a door for better comfort. The staff was nice and the tour to Uxmal was good! The atmosphere was very nice! We spent a great time! :)


100%

Great hostel, conveniently located, free lockers and towels. Good price, breakfast is abundant, good Wi-Fi. Free water and tea are always a plus, especially in the humid and hot weather of Merida. The staff is great as well, especially Joel. Can't complain about anything.


100%

Great location just right on the side of plaza zocalo , beside the casa de montejo 。nice kitchen u have everything there ,super great breakfast . And the reception jhoel and halbib are really helpful to answer all ur questions. the owner Moises is super kind and funny. Definitely recommond this hostel!


100%

Amazing stay at hostel zocalo! As everybody else has mentioned breakfast is unbelievable! The rooms are gorgeous and very spacious also beds are comfy :) Staff are also very nice and excellent location!!! Also if you get the chance do a tour with Oscar via the hostel you will guaranteed have a ball!!!! Thanks for having us will definitely come back one day!


100%

A buffet breakfast that ask you how you want you eggs-need I say more. Moises the owner lives on-site and keeps this ship in A number #1 shape. If you need a tour, Oscar runs several and speaks perfect English/Spanish-most of the tours would take you days to do on your own. Jhoal will cater to your other needs. Most of the staff have been here for several years. The price is right and your are located perfectly on the main square in an old colonial home (part of the founders house-Montejo)


77%

The good The hostel is located in a beautiful colonial building on the main square which is amazing. Excellent breakfast included in the cost, great kitchen (no fridge space tho), free water, big lockers in the communal areas for your pack and smaller ones in the room for valuables (need your own padlocks). Good day trips offered by Oscar right from the hostel The bad I was unaffected but my friend had bed bugs in the female dorm - not good


89%

The breakfast is delicious, coffee, fruits, granola, yogurt, cereal, omelettes... It has a good atmosphere and lots of places to socialise. The staff are friendly and recognised from staying there about 6 months ago. The rooms are clean and comfy. There are plenty of showers and toilets, the only down side is that if there are more people taking a shower then there isn't much hot water. A lovely place to stay though and in te best location for everything.


100%

I have travel the hostels of over half the world. You will not find a better breakfast buffet included in the price. The staff will go out of its way to help. Joel with guide you around the hostel and Oscar leads at least 3 different trips (tours) which are well worth the price.


91%

This hostel is centrally located in Merida. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting and the staff make you feel like family. The building of the hostel is architecturally beautiful. The breakfast is included and really good; the staff will even cook you eggs however you like them and there are many fresh fruits. I only had time to stay one night, however I would have loved to stay longer.


63%

This hostel is very well located and in a nice old colonial building. The staff member who checked me in was quite disinterested and very unhelpful although another staff member who I spoke to the next day was really friendly. The beds are a little bit too close to each other for my preference and the male toilets only have a shower curtain for the cubicles instead of a door, which doesn't give enough privacy for my liking. The breakfast was good - omelette.


74%

Decent hostel. Excellent location on the main park (no view of it though). Giant lockers outside of rooms, can fit 2 backpacks in there. Most of the dorms were single, not bunk beds. Bed linen was very stained but clean. Big bathroom, no hot showers. Great breakfast with huge variety and omelets. Free water and WiFi. Some of the dorms are too hot, even with fans. Some staff were lovely and helpful, others were not helpful at all.


80%

Toilettes were really dirty


94%

Awesome hostel with the best breakfast ever!


100%

Me encanto tu hostel Moseis! Gracias por todo tu ayuda, llege bien a Australia y tengo lindo recuerdo de me tiempo en Zocalo - gracias!!! Sharon

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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