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Balu Hostel. Isla Mujeres

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.5
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Amazing ocean view from the rooftop, chill out bar, pool area and comfortable rooms. Balu more than a hostel, it is an experience.
We have wifi service, private and shared rooms and breakfast is included. In the afternoon you can enjoy the delicious cocktails at the bar next to the pool, and on weekends we have our terrace-bar with live music available. For dinner, we offer a varied menu of homemade and economical food.
We have activities such as yoga, art workshops, expos and performance of bands and djs, so you always have something new and fun to do with your friends.

Balu Hostel. Isla Mujeres Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in from 15:00.
Check out from 07:30 to 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival.
Security deposit $100 MX

Taxes not included, 19%
Breakfast included.

General:

The reception is open from 07.30 to 23.00
The a/c is start from 10pm to 8 am
No curfew.
This property might pre-auhtorize your credit card.

The minimum night of stay one for the private rooms and one night for the dorms. View House Rules

Overview

With sea views and free breakfast, Balu Hostel Isla Mujeres is more than just a place to rest your head. We'll keep you busy all day long with activities like yoga, live music, art workshops and DJ sessions, and you'll have free Wi-Fi for international hangouts in between. When you arrive, pick up your free welcome drink from either of our two bars – one by the pool (pose beside the palm tree for your profile pic) and the other on our rooftop terrace.

Location

We're on Isla Mujeres, a beachy dream on the Riviera Maya, where you can surf some of east-coast Mexico's best waves or get a massage on the sand. Parque de los Sueños, a water park with pools featuring swim-up bars, is a 22-minute taxi journey away. You'll get to our island via ferry from Cancún to Ultramar Ferry Port. The hostel's then a 200-metre walk south – just keep strolling until you see our colourful steps on the left.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got spacious mixed and female-only dorms and private rooms, all with free bedding and en-suite bathrooms. There's air con to keep your siestas comfortable, and you can borrow a towel from reception for a small fee – ideal for drying off after your swim if yours is wet from your morning shower. Private rooms have TVs and fridges for storing snacks.

Extras and activities

Hungry? Order a hot plate from our café or restaurant or just have a snack in our common room. We have bikes for hire so you can explore our little island without booking taxis, and there's a travel desk to get tips on where to go. We recommend cycling to the far end of the island to see old Mayan ruins and cliff-top views of some serious waves. You'll even pass a sea turtle conservation centre and loads of wild iguanas on the way! There's 24-hour security and free locked deposit boxes back at the hostel so your most important possessions will be safe while you're gone.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Dec 2019
    Nice hostel, good atmosphere, nice cats
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jan 2020
    Great location and the bar downstairs is a great place to start the night. The staff are helpful and balu offers all the amenities you need. It was super windy when I was there but I’m sure the rooftop is a great setup when the weathers nice
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    28 Dec 2019
    We stayed at Balu Hostel for 3 nights, we had a deluxe double bed private which turned out to be the comfiest king sized bed we have ever slept in!! Value for money was good considering it was between Christmas and New Years. Breakfast was very small 1 egg omelette and fruit but good. Staff at the bar were initially a bit slow on service but drinks were good
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    29 Dec 2019
    Very nice staff ! Many issues with the facilities while we we’re there (toilet didn’t flush, no water, broken door). Fortunately, was fixed as fast as possible but other than that great location and everyone was very nice. Would recommend
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Dec 2019
    Les lits n'ont pas de rideaux, pas de savon à mains dans la salle de bains de la chambre, mais sinon c bien, ils servent des toast, des fruits et des oeufs pour déjeuner, ak le café! La piscine n'était pas trop invitante, elle a l'air sale et vieille! J'ai vu personne se baigner durant mes 2 jours! Mais le personnel est super👌👌
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Dec 2019
    Party hostel. If you want a quiet stay, you might wanna look somewhere else. Really friendly staff and very helpful but I wouldn’t stay again cause I’m not looking to party. The one big plus was having it close to the ferry. I’d grade it a C overall.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    27 Nov 2019
    Balu was a nice hostel but our bathroom facilities were awful- next to no water pressure and originally no shower head. The toilet barely flushed either. The staff were amazing though and so helpful to us, especially Fran who personally organised a day trip for us and was so friendly! He made the stay very enjoyable
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    09 Jan 2020
    Great Location! Shower and bathroom facilities were shocking in the shared dorms. Definitely not a party hostel.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    18 Dec 2019
    Staff were cold, unhelpful and rude! We had issues with the water and when we asked whether it was being fixed one staff member replied with ‘obviously’. There was a cat in the dorm room and one of our friends is allergic and the staff just said ‘this is a pet friendly hostel’. We couldn’t shower in 3 days as there was no water the whole time. I don’t recommend.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9

    Rating

    30 Dec 2019
    Very unhygienic and for that reason I would never recommend this hostel. I stayed in an 8 bed all female dorm and the toilets were continously blocked or not flushing, no running water, no toilet paper and no hand soap. This includes the toilets for in the hostel for the staff and day users. Disgusting. I complained to reception about this a number of times but received no apology and the problem continued.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi


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