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Casa del Sol
No. 815 Polar Pte | Entre Saturno y Luna Nte., Tulum, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #47 of 66 Specialty lodging in Tulum
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“Sound hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights in a private cabana, it was 300/night and 50 key deposit (best value we found).

The place has free breakfast (crepe w banana + cafe), wifi, hot showers, huge stocked kitchen, fridge, cheap bike rental (50/day) and a jacuzzi. Our cabana was authentic but quite basic with only a bed and fan. The architecture at the hostel is impressive, very cool vibe.

Alberto was running the place when we were there, very nice guy. Be aware that you can catch a collectivo from the main road to the ruins for not much (they dont tell you that) or a bus from The Weary Traveller at 9am for 15 pesos return.

Only issue with the place was the location, a little further than the rest. But its not that bad only 10 mins walk from bus terminal. We would definately stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Very nice clean hostel, staff where very helpful found cheapest and easiest was to get around to cenotes and cheap dive shop! Their not as fare out as everyone makes it, 3min walk. Hire bike and snorkel equipment was helpful too, breakfast was average but still ok. Would stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This place was fabulous, great kitchen, good Room, comfortable beds. The manager was so lovely and his kid super gorgeous, you could hire bikes for really cheap and ride all around town. A great place to stay for a few days.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Always nice to get breakfast in the morning. Location wise it is a bit further than other places. The rooms are pretty clean, the beds are pretty comfortable, there is internet and a kitchen you can use... all good things. The manager is nice and helpful as well. They rent bikes at the best price in town.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Nice place, nice kitchen, quiet in a middle of a little oasis, you can rent bikes and glasses to snorkelling but...
If you meet the manager in the evening, he might be drunk...
But it's not the the worst. The next day, he can runs after you to tell you to cut the light, to stop your blower because it's his electricity.
Prices are expensive regarding to the delivery. There is no swimming pool but a little basin clean if you are lucky.
You should find another place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I was staying at a different hostel in Tulum and was ready to leave, but stayed an extra night because I was invited to a drum circle on the beach. As a result, I had no place to go except my friend's hostel at 1:00am. I came in and slept on the 4th floor roof/open air area. The next morning, I met the manager who charged me far less than he could have. The sleeping there was NOT comfortable, but I was tired and the breakfast was tasty (crepe with bananas...), though small. I'd recommend this place.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great place for low cost travelers. Be sure to pay attention to your booking they write down. As long as you keep a level head and realize it's a cheap hostel it's a chill place. Big kitchen, fridge access, cheap bikes to rent (50 pesos with 50 peso deposit). I camped on the 3rd floor all by myself, it's under construction so there were no rooms up there. If you want a 5 star hotel I wouldn't recommend this place. If you want a low key cheap place to stay then it's your ticket.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No. 815 Polar Pte | Entre Saturno y Luna Nte., Tulum, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 66 Specialty lodging in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly Constructed, less than a year ago, in a quiet neighborhood only a block off of Tulum Ave. this 58 bed plus hammock and tent Hostel has everything from Private Rooms with a Private bath and kitchenette (no appliances) to a place rooftop terrace to hang a hammock or pitch a tent on the roof of or dorms. Old Mexican-Mayan Charm. We even have a Mayan Te Mascal Temple in the garden. Cabanas are cool and Dorms have solid wood bunks with thick mattresses. ... more   less 
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