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Mayan Hostel Cancun

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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our room was lovely and well cared for. It was clean and comfortable. The beds were very comfortable. Our location on the ground floor didn't offer any view of anything. We found this Hotel to be quite expensive including the restaurants there. The beach is beautiful with great sand. The room there are on the beach. This place is huge...

Thank jmackay555
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positives for this place - it is close to the ADO bus terminal. That's where they end. Service is cold and abrupt, rooms have changed from the photos. Small bed with small pillows. Comfortable enough if in transit but would not recommend it beyond that. Have stayed in much better for much less.

Thank Christopher W
Cusco, Peru
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I was at Mayan Hostel with my boyfriend in October. We were in a private room with all facilities (bathroom&shower, aircon, fan, wifi...). We used the kitchen a lot; they had pots and pans, a communal fridge and filter water to use. The hostel has the best location 5 minutes walking from the main bus station. Also, buses to the...

Thank Noelia G G
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here many times & it's exactly what you'd expect for the price! My son loved it here...nothing fancy, but he would sit with the (old) owner & play video games all day! If you're on a backpacker's budget, it's perfect! It's 1 block from the main ADO bus terminal in CanCun, so if you're bussing it, this...

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I was staying at the hostel in their 10 person dorm yesterday and it was AWFUL. We knew we booked a cheap hostel, but this hostel was the most dirty place we've ever been too. There was dirt and insects everywhere, the tabs was without water, the toilet had flush problems, there was no soap, everything/everywhere had...

Thank rikke r
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I have stayed many places in Cancun, I see a lot of reviews that are poor... apparently people have not really traveled or stayed in a truly awful place ... Yep there is a musty smell, we are in the tropics so this makes sense, the bed had clean sheets, not the most comfortable bed in the world but have...

Thank Indi M
MayanHostel_11, Owner at Mayan Hostel Cancun, responded to this review

I apologize this is a fake review. This was not a customer it was the manager. He was writing fake reviews and I caught him stealing from the guests rooms. His name is Alejandro and he promised me he would stop stealing from guests so when you see Alejandro don't worry he is not stealing anymore. Also Gustavo never got...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We only had one night in Cancun so decided to stay here! It was good for just the night. We stayed in a private room. The location is fantastic!!! So close to the night markets and lots of food places! The bathroom was dirty and stank really bad. The toilet had some flushing problems. Staff seemed disinterested and put off...

1Thank wachell
Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

The location was great, but it was dirty & smelled awful. Our room smelled like mildew & musty old laundry. we couldn't stand it anymore so we checked out by 730 am just to get away from it. Very disappointed. The staff was nice , but didn't know English very well.

2Thank Beckie G
MayanHostel_11, Manager at Mayan Hostel Cancun, responded to this review

You smell awful Becky. If you don't like room then YOU CLEAN IT .

Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Met really cool people but this place is awful. 12 beds in an 8 man room with no air conditioning or screens on windows, mosquitos had a field day. Plastic covers on mattresses for maximum sweat and the stench of the bathrooms makes for a sleepless night. The people running the place are rude and zero help they screwed me...

1Thank bigfire333
MayanHostel_11, Front Office Manager at Mayan Hostel Cancun, responded to this review

We not bank you screw you we no screw you you stupid

Reviewed 11 January 2015

We were only passing by Cancun on our way elsewhere, but this hostal and it's atmosphere made it fun. Our private room on the rooftop terrace looked alot like a beach hut, but inland... and on a roof. Quite a quirky touch but we liked it. The staff were friendly, helpful and accomodated bad Spanish with better English. Comftable, sociable...

Thank luciecat

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under new ownership and management, an old well known backpacker hotspot returns! The Mayan Hostel, located at 17 Margaritas Street (just one block from the ADO bus station, in the heart of downtown Cancun with easy access to all major attractions.* Free Wi-Fi* Free Breakfast* Free City Tour* 24 Hr Reception * TV Room (great movie collection!)* Lounge * Rooftop Terrace* Front porch patio with loungers and hammocks* BBQ Pit* Hammocks* No Curfews* Book ExchangeLet our friendly and engaging staff make your trip to Cancun one to remember! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mayan Hostel Cancun

Address: Margaritas 17, Cancun, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Price Range: RM71 - RM172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Mayan Hostel Cancun 1.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Our room was quiet, no view. They are building new rooms this year”
 of 5 bubbles jmackay555, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 5 seemed very popular among couples.”
 of 5 bubbles Noel_D57658, 19 Sep 2014 | Read review
“There are no good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 36mrk, 12 Jun 2013 | Read review
“much better for chose dorm on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles otardudereally, 8 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Get a private room and as usual make sure you see the room before paying for it.”
 of 5 bubbles leethecuz, 28 Jul 2012 | Read review
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