La Casa del Tio Rafa Reviews
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El tío Rafa is very helpful with directions and has some great stories. The place is small and sort off funky in a cute way.... The little pool is awesome on a hot night!
The hostel is great for one night between buses due to its location near the ADO bus stations and its cost but the hostel is in need of major upkeep to improve its ambiance. Also, the curtain on the women's bathroom is somewhat sheer so at night with the light on inside, anyone in the garden can see in.
I was happy with the night I stayed there because I didn't really need much. However I needed micro-oven or stove for my dinner but the hostel didn't have them. That is why I gave average for facilities. Anyway mr Rafa found a solution for that so it wasn't finally any problem. Also the fan wasn't very helpful in the dorm. Location itself was good, as the bus station and city center were so close, but the noisy street with cars passing by the whole night made sleeping difficult.
Amazing hostel! The staff is incredible, Rafa is such a nice person and Jelly the same, both ready to help. Ask them for hints!! They can make you feel home, really good mood. About the hostel itself, looks like a beautiful small house and everything was good, clean, also perfect location. Safe, the door is always closed and when you arrive or want to leave whenever you want they open for you. Rafa makes you breakfast all day. All that for these cheap prices. One of the best hostels I've stayed.
Only stayed one night, but Rafa is always there at the hostel to open the door so irs very safe. Also I cooked myself some meal and the kitchen was very complete. Only thing is I had to shower in cold water, but it was warm enough out not to bother me. People there were cool, have nothing bad to say
this is my best experience in Mexico. Tio Rafa is the best host I've ever seen.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
The hostel itself was a bit hard to find, but the location was fairly convenient (only 15 mins walk from ADO bus station), and the photo they offered was very helpful. The owner is quite friendly and professional, and was able to provide maps and recommendations when asked. The place itself is beautiful, and the hot water in the showers is a great bonus! Not a high-class location, but very satisfactory for low-budget travellers who want to be near the city centre.
Rafa is a nice guy. He makes breakfast for everybody in the morning. The dorm is basic with a fan. Not very hot at night but watch out for misquotes. Two bathrooms available. Shower not very good. I couldnt got hot water for two nights But since its hot its ok to take cold shower. My bus wont leave until 23:30, so I paid another 50peso for late check out which I think is fair. You need to pay for drimking water as well.
I wont recommend you to go there, the owner is pretty rude. Hostal is very small and not really comfy.
Unwelcoming hostal with very bad staff. The rooms are not that good, it is very small. The owner was really strict, picky and rude. Breakfast was good though. Only cold water in the bathroom. You have to pay for any facilities after you leave at 12.00am, even for the toilets. We did not have a good experience in this hostal.
Rafa made me feel at home from the second i walked in the door. His place has a beautiful open garden in the back with a swimming pool for them hot days. Another thing is that Rafa will tell you anything you need to know about Yucatan and then some. For a traveler on a budget i couldn't have landed a better spot.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
we stayed for a couple of nights in a private room with bathroom, had no worries and enjoyed our stay
The room had window slats that don't close properly - it's impossible to sleep with huge amounts of noisy traffic outside and the fan sounds like a jet engine. One combined toilet and shower for women is not enough- lots of waiting. No hot water, and a sliver of old soap- no hand towels or bath mats. Teenage boy level of cleanliness. Rafa is really friendly but I left after the first night as the room was so noisy and no hot water and he charged me for all three which I thought was pretty shit.
Location is perfect if you arrive / leave by ADO Bus. It's just a 10 minute walk. We stayed in the private room and it was okay. Could be cleaner, Toilets are in Room and only covered by a small wall that is open to the top. Just some small "garden windows" without a mosquito net. Breakfast is basic but good. Coffee, Eggs, fresh fruits and some bread. Hot water was hot. All in all the place could need some renovations & a serious cleanup. The Owner Rafa is a funny guy and atmosphere was great.
The Staff and Owner were very helpful and quite good with Travelers like myself. I have stayed on beyond my original booking because of the Help and Support. This could also be because the variety of Eating Places that are close is also quite good! -Thomas Clark
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)