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9.7
Superb
40 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

The Octopus Garden is a large old house with a beautiful shady garden patio in the traditional village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Opening of f the patio is a gallery of Huichol art, spectacular visionary yarn paintings, beaded jewellery and weaving from the indigenous people in the nearby mountains. For over twenty years this was a screen-printing business and the building that now houses the Hostel was built for 3 large 8-armed presses, called “octopus’s” in Mexico. This and the fact that the family that created this place sailed from England, UK, explain the name which also refers to the famous Beatles song. Through the winter there is a program of dance and exercise workshops on the sprung dance floor and language and art classes in the event areas. .Riviera Nayarit Marina and the bathing beaches are only 4 or 5 blocks away. The Hostal is part of a small complex built around a garden patio with cafe serving the house roast Nayarit coffee, home baked goods and breakfsts and lunches in season. It is situated in the traditional town centre, only five blocks from the town plaza, the beach and the Marina Riviera Nayarit. The Octopus´s Garden is well known in the town and has been under the same ownership for over 20 years. The town is small, but well provided with corner stores, taco stands and restaurants. It is located on the northern edge of Banderas Bay, a popular anchorage in the sailing season which is November through to April.

Set on the north shore of Banderas Bay there is a lively sailing community and boat trips are available from the Marina. There are popular spots for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing in the vicinity. Just to the north are the picturesque towns of Sayulita and San Pancho, and to the south is the city of Puerto Vallarta.

Three of the rooms are completely enclosed, and the others are built with privacy but also plenty of ventilation. The beds are simple wooden beds with traditional spring mattresses, and we provide sheets, pillows, towels and covers in case of cold weather. There are floor fans, bedside lights and plug in points in each room. The rooms share a kitchen and 4 showers, 2 toilets and a face-washing area. Ample lockers are provided for each bed in the dorms.

Octopus Garden policies and conditions:

Check-in time starts at 2 pm.
Check-out time is 12 pm.
Reception is open from 9 am to 9 pm.

Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit card and debit card.

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Taxes included.

Breakfast not included. Hostel guests receive a 5% discount in the cafe.

General:



No curfew.

Non smoking rooms.

Pets are allowed for guests with private rooms with prior permission only if they are well trained and not left alone in the hostel.

Reviews & Ratings

9.7
Superb
40 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    10
  • Cleanliness
    8
  • Value for Money
    10
  • Facilities
    10

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9.7
Superb
Aug 07, 2022
It is a very sweet spot to land during this low season. Quiet at night, other than the natural sounds of the rain and cicadas. There is much heart and many years poured into creating this space for travelers. Mangos fall from the tree each night, and maybe one or two that the resident turtle doesn't get to, go into my breakfast bowl. There are clean towels & mosquito nets for the beds with good internet & a nice shared kitchen. Disfruta de la paz.
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Female, 41+
9.1
Superb
Mar 19, 2022
The "private rooms" are in the same room as the dorms but with walls put up. So not exactly my idea of a private room. Also mosquitos bit me at night and the shower heads need to be replaced.
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Couple, 18-24
8.9
Fabulous
Aug 20, 2021
Really nice place in a pretty quiet town. Lovely staff and comfortable beds.
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Male, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games