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La Casa del Tio Rafa

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Great little friendly hostel, centrally located in Mérida, and close to the ADO bus terminal.

We have a small swimming pool, in our cozy garden, which you are welcome to use, in addition to the Yucatecan climate. Here you will also find hammocks to chill in, and tables to eat your own dinner or lunch.
Feel free to use our roof terrace as well.
we do not have air conditioning
we do not have air conditioning
We are close to downtown, the main plaza. Great markets and shopping.
It's a good place, if you're on a bicycle.

Please note:
Only cash payment on arrival possible
Check in: 12:00
Check out: 11:00

NO towels included
NO laundry service

We have hot water, but please ask Tio Rafa, to turn it on.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Feb 2021
    This is a great place to stay while enjoying your trip to Merida. The owner is very hospitable and goes out of his away to accommodate guests. It's close to the ADO Bus Station Terminal, so it's good place to stay if you are planning to visit local Mayan archaeological sites. It's also close to Mercado Santiago and the city center.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Oct 2020
    only had 1 day there but the guy working at the front desk was very helpful
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Jan 2021
    We had a comfortable stay in one of the private rooms, Rafa was very friendly and hospitable and gave us great travel tips for the area. The place had a chill and fun vibe, I recommend!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Sep 2020
    Nice and cute hostel in a charming old building. Don't expect anything fancy or posh, this is an old style "real" hostel for backpackers, and this is why we liked it! There is everything you need there, and a lot of attention was paid to the small details to make your stay comfortable. We stayed in a double room with bathroom and loved the colorful interior design. Run by Tio Rafa, a very friendly man that is happy to help you with everything and can give you good and practical information.
    Israel, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    This hostel is close to the centre of town with easy access to transport to the best sights and experiences of the Yucatan. The staff gave great advice and guidance about what's on and where to go. They are very cheerful, friendly and helpful. The internet is a bit unreliable especially at the back of the property. Otherwise, it is a bit of a building site as they are working to improve the building the facilities but it is still value for money. I recommend it.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    31 Oct 2019
    Rafa is a great guy and really helpful
    Israel, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    24 Jan 2021
    Hi Rafa, can you wear some earplugs/headset when you watch TV? You want to watch TV but not everyone wants to listen to your TV (it is audible all day long from 10am to 10pm). They don't give you the key for the external door, so you have to ask Rafa every time you want to go out. Anyway Rafa is a very nice guy and his hostel is very charming (and old characteristic Mexican house...the real, authentic experience!). Oh and is very very hot as there is no air conditioning. Cheers!
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6

    Good

    05 Apr 2021
    Tio Rafa wants to close the hostel in september and kind of gave up as neighbors are complaining about noise from 10pm on, even when you just talk. The place is not well maintained and toilets are dirty. For hot showers you have to ask to turn on the boiler and also it said breakfast included we had to chose between hot showers and breakfast. The location was perfect as it is close to the ADO and city centre. Tio Rafa is still a very nice guy. Guess the place was amazing at some point in time.
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.6

    Good

    13 Aug 2019
    Rafa was lovely and cooked us an amazing breakfast, the place is very close to the bus station and a short walk to the centre. It was very hot however and this was a cool night for Mérida. Also the place really needs a bit of TLC, a lot of unnecessary clutter laying around and collecting dust and dirt. The pool in the back had dirty water and the yard itself was again, filled with random stuff.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    09 Jan 2020
    Expected a social and well kept place but were rather disappointed as no one was hanging out and the chill area was rather dirty and stuff was lying around. Also our private wasn’t the tidiest but could also be due to age of building. Pool also wasn’t inviting. Rafa may be a nice guy but I felt more welcome elsewhere where my money wasn’t the 2nd thing being asked for. Could be way better if improved for what’s shown on pictures. Wouldn’t chose it again, sorry Rafa
    Germany, Couple, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk


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