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Poc-Na Youth Hostel

Av. Matamoros 15, esquina Carlos Lazo | Col. Centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Meaux, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel is greatly located,the commons areas are really nice and the people staying are cool to hangout with.We stayed in the dorm for one night and during our trip back I noticed I had dozens of bites all over my body and reading all the reviews I really think its bedbugs.Had to désinfect ALL of my stuff to avoid... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Poc-na Hostel With a bit TLC this place could be very nice. Unfortunately, my experience here wasn't that great. I found the mattresses very dirty and the rooms pretty cramped.  The mixed dorm I slept in had a see-through shower curtain and no hook or any space to put your belongings while having a shower. For the luggage there is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good location, close to the beaches and restaurants/markets. Very open and sociable common area so I would recommend it to a solo traveller wanting to meet a wide mix of people. Also great free morning yoga classes on the beach! Downsides..the staff weren't overly friendly and the dorms were basic.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

we were so excited for this place after it being raved about to us by our friends first the lady at reception was SO rude... the sheets don't even fit over the mattress and the area around my mattress was covered in sand, i never ever saw anyone clean our room the 4 nights we were there. the hostel is... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was unsure about staying here as being a single 46yr old woman...but I was happily surprised. Was my last night on the island and needed something cheap. I was very impressed by the cleanliness of the shared room..was 4 bunkbeds, female only. Shared bathrooms were very clean and there was always one available when I needed one, day or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I've been to Pocna twice as I had such a good time the first time. Great location, great beach bar, really sociable central area- full of friendly travellers both times (A mixed crowd) Live music every night and really lovely staff. Rooms are fine. Good value. Love it.

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Granby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Nice place, right on the beach. We got a double room for 350 pesos. We really liked the laid back atmosphere at this hostel and the large dining/bar/hangout area. They offer many double rooms on top of dorms. There was live music in the evening and we appreciated that the party moved to the beach after 11 o'clock to keep... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Three of us stayed in two separate 8 bed dorms which were perfect. The bunks are inbuilt into the rooms so it feels like you have a bit more space than in a normal hostel. Only downside was there were no sockets in the dorms, you've got to charge all your stuff out in the main common area. We were... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

As everyone else here says, the location is a huge selling point--you are literally right on the beach. The hostel has a large private bar area in the sand, complete with hammocks. The beach itself is pretty solid--not the best on the island, but super convenient, plus you're a short walk to a truly amazing beach (Playa Norte). I thought... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The location is spectacular. The hostel is located right by the beach and you could relax on one of the hammocks. Although you can't swim at that side of the beach, you could easily just walk for 5 min and reach Playa Norte, where you can swim, get tanned, and get drinks from the bars. The people I met tended... More

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Also Known As:
Poc-Na Youth Hotel Isla Mujeres
Poc-Na Youth Hotel
Address: Av. Matamoros 15, esquina Carlos Lazo | Col. Centro, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Isla Mujeres
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 30 Specialty lodging in Isla Mujeres
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mexicos oldest hostel that still ranks among the countries best. Built in the 1950s it is located on Isla Mujeres, a small Caribbean (7km long) island and is 20min from Cancun by boat. This hostel boasts a restaurant and bar that is open until 11pm, after which the real fun begins at the beach bar until 2.45am. Pocna has access to beach volleyball, games room, movies on demand and bikes for rent. We are close to North Beach, which is Isla Mujeres most beautiful beach and Pocna itself is situated right on its own beach that is perfect for relaxing and taking the sun.This exciting hostel offers free activities such as Yoga everymorning, Spanish classes, juggling and what ever happens to be being taught by one of the many talented people that pass through. If you have the talent and the time of at least one month, you can teach an activity and have your cost of your stay covered.Winter time brings on private parties inside the hostel and also bonfire nights with live music and jamming after. Everynight in there is live music in Pocna and the year also brings many high profile bands to play within the walls of Pocna. Those to date include Los Authentico Decadentes, Los Aguas Aguas, No Te Va a Gustar and La Renga with many more in the future plans. An amazing fun and social hostel. On the backpackers trail and full of international guests. A must to come and visit in Mexico. ... more   less 
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