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Yaxkin Hostel

Prolongacion Av. Hidalgo esquina 5ta poniente norte Num 1 | Zona ecoturistica la Canada, Palenque 29960, Mexico
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like many things about this place. Staff is very friendly and quite knowledgeable. But it could be difficult to communicate with others depending on who is working and if they know English. I interacted with the guy at the reception who speaks and understands English. The location is great. It's in the quite neighborhood, and closer to grocery stores,... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the cheapest place we could find in Palenque at a day's notice. It was conveniently located close to the ADO station on the way into town and the design of the reception was pretty interesting. We were checked in by three uninterested-looking staff members, who were eating behind the reception desk the entire time. Our private double room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed in a double bed room that was pretty small for the price and opened up towards trees. A major downside was how hot it was in the room despite the fan at night time. The kitchen facilities were great and there were lots of places where you could sit but the wifi was temperamental. Also the bathroom bibs... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stayed at this hostel only one night on our way to Palenque. The location is good. Close to the center and in walking distance to the ADO-Busterminal. Nice courtyard. Room incl. bathroom was clean and spacious. Hot shower possible. Wifi normal speed and stable in the room. Staff was friendly. Didn't try the kitchen or the roof-top common area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

STAY AWAY! hands down the worst hostel I have ever stayed in... and that's saying a lot. I up graded to a room with air conditioning because the heat in the dorm was unbearable. the sheets had mouse droppings on them, there were large dead and alive bugs in the room... mold spores on the pillows... and a living scorpion.... More 

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Let's break this down: Pros: - staff very friendly alright and helped out when needed. Loads of smiles, and I didn't have problems with them not paying attention. - not too far away from everything (though Palenque is already quite small) - rooms and design was pleasant. Cons: - Hardly any stuff in the kitchen, it lacked loads of essential... More 

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I stayed in a private room with air conditioner. The room has no window and no air circulation at all. It's on the second floor but I felt like I was in a basement. It's located across the street from the lobby and wi-fi signal didn't reach my room. Staff was OK. Air conditioner was noisy but worked great. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed and was just planning on one night but because of limited buses we ended up staying 2. We stayed in the private rooms with shared bathrooms which were decent except the showers were full of mozzies so you had to shower quick. Our first night we were woken a lot by rats running around and scratching in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We recently stayed for two nights in this hostel in two different rooms, both of which were very average quality especially given the price. This claims to be a hostel but has hotel prices, sadly without the quality to match. Firstly we stayed in room 4A which is has small with a private bathroom. We moved from here after the... More 

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Sardinal, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Hostel design surprised us! Very beautiful with lots of small and nice details. We got private dorm even tho we booked shared which was awesome! Staff was friendly but did not speak good english. Hostel missed 'backpacker meeting each other' atmosphere so left a bit of hotel feeling. Definetely recommend if you go to Palenque.

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