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Green Monkey Bacalar

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

The dock by the water slowly fills with people doing their morning wake up routine, while coffee and breakfast with toast, jam and a wide range of fruits, waiting for the hungry travelers. Now the day can begin with a swim in the crystal clear water of the lagoon, or go for a tour to the best spots on the lake of seven colors by paddle-board.

While relaxing in one of the hammocks you can see where the lagoon got it's name. You also see the entrance to the pirate's channel, marked by an abandoned bar in the shape of a ship. As you go down by the pirate channel you will see mangroves along the edge as you float with the gentle current. When you return you can visit the old ruins used to defend from pirates. You can go for a 5 minute walk to the black cenote.
Wade out a few meters and look down into the abyss, then jump into it from fallen tree. Once you're hungry it's a quick to the plaza where you will find small locally owned stores to buy groceries for cooking or try the local cuisine. At the end of the day having BBQ with your fellow traveler. The hammocks and gazebos are great places to meet your neighbors in tents or dorms and make new friends.

After dark you can watch the stars with your new family and fall asleep in your tent as you watch the sky through the mesh. Or try a comfy bed in either a 5 or 4 bed dorm. Or a 4 person private room. With such an inspiring place you might find a forgotten love for writing, drawing, singing or meditation on the dock, while listening to the waves. Let the Green Monkey hostel inspire you, let yourself go.

Also with us you can book PADDLE BOARD tours, to visit the Bacalar lagoon and see the sunrise, Los Rápidos in Bacalar. We also make archaeological visits to the ruins of Dzibanche, Kinichná and Oxtankah. Visits to the beach of Xcalak, paddle in Xul-Ha.
You can book those tours when you arrive at the hostel, make a bank transfer or a previous deposit and save your place!

Green Monkey Bacalar Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes not included.
Breakfast included.

General:
No curfew.

Please note we don't offer hot water
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Overview

Here at Green Monkey Bacalar, we've perfected laid-back, lagoon-side living. We look out across the water but we're also close to bars, clubs and restaurants in the town. With a free breakfast laid on every morning (including tropical fruit, of course) you'll be set for a day of active exploring or lazy lounging in a hammock. Hang out by our barbecue and get to know other travellers over a burger and beer (or a tequila!). If you're keen to try paddle boarding and you love a bright early morning we can sort you out with a sunrise tour of the lagoon.

Location

From Corozal Airport it takes about an hour to reach us by taxi. We're a 10-minute walk from the local supermarket if you want to stock up on drinks and snacks and there are loads of Mexican restaurants a short stroll away. The famous El Canal de Los Piratas is just across the lagoon, and we can take you on a trip to the nearby rapids, too. Find out about the local wildlife with a day at Bird Island bird sanctuary – a 25-minute walk from the hostel.

Rooms and Dorms

You can crash out in a mixed dorm or share a private room with your mates – most rooms are en-suite. We'll provide fresh linen to lighten the load in your backpack. Mexican summers can get sticky, so we've got air con to keep you cool while you sleep. Your gear will fit neatly into one of our lockers. Need a towel? They're ready to hire at reception.

Extras and activities

With our free Wi-Fi, you can update your social media with envy-inducing photos and catch up on the latest news from home. Stay on top of your budget (and try your hand at some Mexican dishes) in our guest kitchen. To help you discover the best bits of the local area, we've got a tour desk and friendly staff who can arrange trips to beaches and ruins nearby.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 5.3

  • Security 6.8

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 6.5

  • Atmosphere 6.8

  • Cleanliness 5.5

  • Facilities 5.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Jun 2019
    A respectful and local place where everyone is friendly - only planned to stay two nights but extended on location. Takes me 15 seconds from my bed into the water. Unbeatable. Renting a kayak here is highly recommended, too!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Nov 2019
    Very very good location. The pier was nice. The sunrise paddle tour was a very good one The stuff was very nice and a lot tips about Mexico and bacalar.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    24 Jun 2019
    Mediocre dorms; expensive for what you get (overall) relative to other places in Mexico but I guess reasonable for Bacalar. There is no real common area and not much has been done to make this place feel vibrant and fun, but you are on the water. International volunteer staff is super friendly and cool, actually they are probably the best and most memorable part of my stay at Green Monkey :).
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    10 Jan 2020
    only complaint is lack of hot water for showers
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.3

    Good

    30 Jan 2020
    The beds were not comfortable, small cold showers. Location is better on lake. Do the peddling which was awesome in the lake for sun rise.
    Afghanistan, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7

    Rating

    01 Sep 2019
    The receptionist tried to charge the full price of the beds insisting that the customer pays 15% commission to website and the full amount of the beds at the hostel. This is fraud. I was sent an email by website the amount I expected to pay on arrival however she argued with me for a while until the owner told her to charge me what was stated on my email sent by you. I can imagine maybe other backpackers don’t check this and are being over charged.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    05 Oct 2019
    The staff was not very friendly and didn't offer much by way of explanation of breakfast or activities they offered or things to do in town. Room didn't have a screen on the window so couldn't open it without inviting mosquitos and without A/C, this made for a pretty stuffy/warm experience. After our stay, we researched other available hotels in the area and found others with A/C and hot water for the same price, so the Green Monkey does not seem to be a good value.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1

    Rating

    08 Jul 2019
    Staff is not nice at all. Didn’t want to help me get a taxi in the morning. The bathroom are really dirty and uncomfortable. Wasn’t worth the money. Wouldn’t go there again
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0

    Rating

    04 Feb 2020
    The worst experience ever!!! Unfortunately the yak hostel was booked out so I was forced to stay here. The room is so dirty and has a bad smell and so does the toilet. There is no cold water. I was placed right underneath the ac and there was no remote to switch it off. There is no social connection there that gets people involved and the place is a mess. I went to check out and the lady told me to go bring my bed linen so I did and she disappeared. I would not recommend this place at all!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0

    Rating

    13 Oct 2019
    The smell all over the hostel was savorily bad
    USA, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Common Room
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar


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