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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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed there for one night and it was a pleasant change from Guatemala. I stayed in a single room for 300 pesos, not cheap but affordable. The room was clean, hot water available, air conditioning, clean sheets and towels , no WiFi in rooms but in the lobby,

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

palenque has like 2 little downtowns, one local and one made of restaourantes and hotels. Yaxking is in the last one. Its very nice and clean, good bed and mattress close to the bus station. Price is ok and you have AC.

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Brugherio, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Close to the ADO bus station and located in "La Canada". The best neighborhood in Palenque. We spent a couple of nights there in a private room with ac, hot water and tv. The place is clean even though you feel in the "jungle" just out the door. The wifi works only in the main building. Next to the place... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This hostel is well located next to the city center. You can easily go from the bus station to the hostel, by walking it is about 10min. The rooms are not that comfortable but it is enough to sleep after a long day. The bathrooms are quite small, it looks like a kitnet bathroom. You can schedule all the tour... More

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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This hostel is about a 10 minute walk from the central town area, and on first impressions it looks pretty nice! However, we found the staff at this hostel slightly neglectful as we arrived early morning after a night bus from Tulum expecting to be able to check in, and even though no one had been in our rooms the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I arrived at this hostel having walked from the bus station in over 30C with a very big back pack, and I was very hot and red. The receptionist was exceptionally rude to be when I arrived name cause I was hot and red and was joking around with another member of staff about it. Felt very uncomfortable, and it... More

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55 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As others have mentioned this hostel seems a bit more like a hotel. Service wasn't particularly great when I arrived dripping wet from the rain and stood at reception where the two staff just stared at me for a minute or two without asking me anything, probably because of the language barrier. Rooms and bathrooms were clean, though I the... More

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Genoa, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The hostel seems very interesting. I stayed 1 night, the room was small with a small window. The price was 350pesos. AC is necessary because Palenque is very hot. There is a cafe attached to the hostel which serves good food and a restaurant bar upstairs Only for 1 night. www.donatoaquaro.net

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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This hostel seems more like a hotel ? It's nice reception and kitchen give it a homely feel. The staff don't speak English,so communicating can be awkward. No free breakfast,instead an expensive cafe is adjacent to the hostel ! Tours can be booked at over inflated prices,so go into town and book. Dorms are spacious and showers are warm.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Missed the combis back to the reserve to camp and decided to stay in town. Should have just paid the taxi to go back. El Yaxkin looks like it could be a great spot, but I value my health and safety over amenities and bedbugs are an absolute terror and easily transportable. I laid down to rest and felt itchy.... More

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yaxkin1, Propietario at Yaxkin Hostel, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about the experience you had at our hostel. We know how serious this matter is and request an opportunity to explain. When initially notified of the potential issue in one of our rooms, we immediately blocked, treated, and renovated the room in question, and the 3 adjoining rooms; installing new wooden ceilings, disposing of and... More

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Address: Prolongacion Av. Hidalgo esquina 5ta poniente norte Num 1 | Zona ecoturistica la Canada, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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