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Mayan Hostel Cancun

Margaritas 17 | Quintana Roo, Cancun, Mexico
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Hibbing, Minnesota, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It's 3 minutes away from the ADO bus station, which is really convenient if you want to visit cities around. The guys at the reception were really friendly. The Hostel is pretty small and cheap, he has a kitchen if you want to cook, a small living area inside and outside and a terrace on the top floor where you... More 

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Damascus, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you pay for a place to stay the least you expect is to be able to sleep. Unfortunately, I paid in advance 5-nights, the same number of nights I could not sleep because of the amount of bed bugs in the place... The manager had me move to a different room with air conditioner, claiming those were mosquitos. No... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Absolutely shocking hostel. We had a private room with A/C and shower. The light in there is so dark that there isn't even a point to have it switched on, not to mention the lock on the door was broken so we had to leave our valuables in the room with no locked door. The wall plug was pulled out... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed here 1 night and signed up for a second. What I really liked is the location in Cancun and that the dorms were air conditioned and also had some overhead fans. I had a great sleep as a result. Mattresses on bed were comfy and fairly new. Staff was very helpful and there is even breakfast included which... More 

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Toronto, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

my boyfriend and I were recommended this place by someone we met on the bus while backpacking in Mexico. definitely has a great backpacker feel too it. everyone who was hanging around was very helpful and friendly. the staff were awesome. they even cook a fresh breakfast every morning for the guests and it was pretty good. (included in the... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We checked a few hotels out when we arrived in Cancun and made the mistake to go for the cheapest. They quickly showed us the room and we had to pay directly when checking in. I always check for bedbugs after being bitten all over once in another hostel. When I pulled back the sheets, we found multiple bedbugs, dead... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, shame about the bed bug infestation. Got eaten alive during our two night stay, literally bitten from head to toe! Also we paid for a "superior" cabin but was only given a "deluxe" room which was by no means deluxe. Cold shower/pipe coming out of wall, ac was more like a fan, no fridge or tv... More 

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