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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations and reservation changes must be made by EMAIL ONLY.All reservations require a deposit of 50%, easy to pay by credit card through PayPal, or direct deposit into a bank account. The remaining 50% must be paid one week (7 days) before arrival. Requires a minimum of 5 nights to book. Note that Zen House does not accept credit cards.
To give a refund of the night to do the cancellation deposit 4 weeks (28 days) before arrival. After 28 days no refund. These policies are valid for reservations of more than 3 rooms.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Casa Zen Guesthouse & Yoga Center

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

Santa Teresa and Mal Pais are rather remote beach towns, and that is what makes them so special! Thankfully, even though we are a little off the beaten path, there are still quite a few services available to visitors. This is a excellent area to relax practicing of Yoga and Surf.

On the first floor, we have six private rooms, ideal for single travelers, couples or pairs of friends. The rooms have either a double bed or two single beds. We also have two larger private rooms on the first floor, each with beds for three people. Scroll down for photos and prices for our private rooms. Upstairs you will find the apartment plus three additional rooms with varying capacities, featuring exterior doors as well as interior doors connecting to the apartment. An abundance of shared bathrooms are also located on the first floor (there are many to choose from and they are always clean!).

We also have two well-equipped communal kitchens, including our signature chef’s kitchen, complete with a professional quality stove, microwave, blenders, and a giant stainless steel refrigerator. We offer a amazing Yoga deck with every day class. Our helpful, bilingual staff is always ready to help plan other tours and activities in the area, including surf lessons, canopy tours, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), visits to nearby waterfalls, fishing, sailing, snorkeling, horseback riding, ATV rentals and more. We can also assist you with restaurant recommendations, reservations and travel planning, so your trip can be totally relaxing and worry-free!

Please note:


Check in: 2:00pm
Check out: 11:00am

Cancellation Policy: 2 days in advance.
Only cash accepted upon arrival.

Fruit and coffee are inclusive.

Non smoking rooms.

If you need more information please contact us and we will help you with all details. Our contact details will be in your booking confirmation email. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    A fantastic hostel that is well situated between Playa Carmen and Santa Teresa, allowing those who surf the ability to take a short walk to either. The complimentary breakfast is delicious, and a bargain considering prices in Santa Teresa. Julio was alwaya very helpful during the stay to help with anything I needed, from ATV rentals to travelling up north. Highly recommend the yoga also.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2019
    Lovely place. Nice atmosphere, chill vibe. close to the surf. Relax
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2019
    Very friendly staff and great communal area!
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Feb 2019
    I had an amazing time here the only reason I would not give a ten is because there is no air conditioning in the rooms and they can get a bit hot at night. But everything else was fine 15 min walk to the bank and some places don’t take credit cards so be sure to have cash when going to book tours or at some places to eat they will not tell you before so be sure to ask.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 May 2019
    Everything at casa zen was great except that the rooms were soooo hot. They only had one floor fan for two beds and it was too hot to even sleep sometimes. Location and atmosphere and the yoga were all fantastic!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Jan 2019
    Casa Zen is a great hostel, right down the road from the beach. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and the atmosphere is very chill and relaxing. A great few days spent here!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Apr 2019
    Stayed for 2 nights. Located right next to the beach which was awesome. Great breakfast. Loved the yoga offered and the beautiful yoga deck. Lots of space in the dorm for your luggage and lockers for each bed. Supermarket across the street- very convenient! Right on the public bus route. Would recommend.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    28 Jan 2019
    Value for the money for sure. The location is good - right by the beach and the supermarket. There’s no air conditioning in the room and bad lightning, but the beds are comfy and clean. Breakfast is pretty good, you get a plate of fruit, a piece of bread and coffee. We didn’t really experience the staff as super friendly and service minded. Everytime we asked about something we felt like we were bothering them. We actually went somewhere else to get advice about transportation. Overall good tho!
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Dec 2018
    Nice place. Loved the yoga. Wide range of ages at this hostel. The people were great including the staff. Often times at night you couldn’t find the security guard or anyone at the front desk which was weird. Steps away from the beach and other hostels! Every evening everyone would go to the beach to watch the sunset and it was great. Breakfast was amazing. Bathrooms were a bit dirty and smelled weird in the combined shower/toilet ones, but the separated ones were good. Clean rooms too!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    22 Feb 2019
    Ants all over the top bunks. Ants in many of the beds and the 6 person room gets very loud at night. When I asked for my money back the lady would not give it and told me I should have booked a nicer place if I didn’t want ants. I was offered poison to put on the bed but I did not want to sleep in poison. They did do a through cleaning of the room the next day. I stayed somewhere else and let my bed at casa zen stay empty. The vibe there is okay and relatively laid back with some nice people.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Café
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities