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Mayan Hostel Cancun

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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!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
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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
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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
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Response from mike y, Owner at Mayan Hostel Cancun
Responded 17 Jul 2017
Sorry for the experience Christopher, the reason for the change is the management. In the past the hostel was run by Americans but that has since changed, the "local staff" has a reputation for stealing among other things, there was even accusations of nighttime employees making sexual advances towards guests who were drunk. As the owner I would like to offer you a full refund for your troubles, please call me at 998 884 6168 at your earliest convenience.
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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
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Response from mike y, Owner at Mayan Hostel Cancun
Responded 17 Jul 2017
You are lucky you didn't have a run in with Gustavo, some staff members are TOO friendly and have been accused of sexually assaulting drunk female guests who travel alone.
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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
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Response from mike y, Owner at Mayan Hostel Cancun
Responded 17 Jul 2017
This is Mike, the owner you mentioned. Please do not return to this hostel as the new management actually stole the business. Tell your son I said what's up
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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
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Response from mike y, Owner at Mayan Hostel Cancun
Responded 17 Jul 2017
FINALLY A REAL REVIEW newsflash people the beds are covered in plastic because they have bedbugs. Check yourselves for bites please. I'd like to offer anybody who experience this a full refund. Please call Mike or Rosy at 998 884 6168 and we will refund your money.
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We are not responsible for anything lost or stolen, I don't care if you think it was stolen by staff! Watch your own stuff because sometimes people steal
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If you arrive at 4am you still have to pay for that night, unless you want to hang out in the street corner until checkin time. Don't you idiots know how check in works
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No we accept dogs. Chihuahuas don't count
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"Our room was quiet, no view. They are building new rooms this year"
"Room 5 seemed very popular among couples."
"There are no good rooms"
"much better for chose dorm on the first floor."
"Get a private room and as usual make sure you see the room before paying for it."
US$29 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooCancun
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