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“Good choice in Palenque” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ingolstadt, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good choice in Palenque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Nice place with everything you may need, close to the center (everything is close to the center there), good prices - the double room costs the same as the dorm. The only thing I didn't like was the bathroom: very small and a bit too public, and there was always a problem with toilet paper.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

It's great, you have kitchen, wifi and computers, its's really nice IF YOU HAGGLE the price!!!! It's a expensive hostel but you get a great deal price-comodities. The room we had was 1 queen sized bed, AC, bath & shower for ourselves, for 300... But I guess we could have it for less because the initial prize was 400 and we haggle a bit. Nice green area around and far from noisy downtown

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alken, Belgium
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20 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Yaxkin is located a 5 minutes walk from the bus station and the centre. It’s situated in a jungle atmosphere. The reception is beautiful. The owner looks very young, I’d say he’s in his mid-twenties, and is a very friendly and happy person. You can book tours at the hostel for fair prices. The first night we had a private room with shared bathroom. We slept beyond an eco-zone. At 3 a.m. there was this ceremony from hippies. They just played music and did some other hippie stuff so we couldn’t sleep. The owner was aware from this, so he could have said something to the other guests. The second day they said that there was also a misunderstanding with our booking. We booked a private room with shared bathroom, but the double-booked our room. They gave us another room, which was private with private bathroom, for the same price, which was a good solution. Some little disadvantages: there was not always hot water and breakfast is not included. Also you must pay 20 pesos to stock your luggage in a locker.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Turnhout, Belgium
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We came here to escape hippie paradise of Pachan. The hostel is located in a very quiet street far from everything. Our first impression was good, because it's a nice location and a beautiful hostel, but our room was less nice. It was extremely small and dark. The door was impossible to get our backpack through. Upstairs is a spacious, modern and beautiful bar/restaurant, although the prices are not really hostel-style: very expensive. Wifi and computers are available, a guest kitchen is not. It' s easy to get to the ruïns by shuttle bus in the main street, a 300m walk away.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

After freezing to death at our hostel in San Cristobal de las Casas, it was a welcome relief to check into the Yaxkin. Not far from the bus station and situated in a tropical jungle setting on a quiet street, the Yaxkin offers a welcome retreat from the busy town of Palenque.
The town is the typical hysterical bustling Mexican hub of activity. We arrived on Valentine's Day and the town was going wild, so, even if the "la vida loca" of a Mexican town if fun, it was good to be able to retreat to the lovely open-air bar at the Yaxkin for a Margarita. Only drawback was the dampness of the room, but hey this is the jungle. By the way, of all the Mayan ruins we saw, Palenque was our favourite. Beautiful grounds, waterfalls, good guides and top-notch museum.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This hostel offers simple, but nice accommodation in dorms as well as double rooms in the leafy "La Cañada" area, 10 minutes walking distance from the (unattractive) town.
Bungalows are placed in the nice garden, together with outside seating and a tee-pee. Atmosphere is relaxed and spiritual.
In a dorm you'll find comfortable beds, lockers, bathroom and many fans (there was no air-conditioning in our room). Wi-fi is free of charge, computers with Internet access are available at the reception. Next to the reception you can also find a small kitchen, nice lobby and entrance to the restaurant and bar. Receptionist are kind and helpful.
I would recommend this hostel to anybody who doesn't bother sleeping during hot nights without A/C. If stay in Palenque, definitely in "La Cañada", the centre is dusty and ugly!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
63 hotel reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

The first night we stayed in a double private room, which was tiny, just fitted the bed really (and no fan) but that was ok until in the middle of the night some type of creature (mouse maybe?) that was living in the roof started to run about for hours, in the end we had to get our things and tap on our friends door and sleep there instead. When my boyfriend explained this the following morning there was no apology, just a "so what do you want to do?" from the staff - so we moved into a dorm. The dorm was spacious, with its own bathroom and several fans. The rooms were clean, as were the bathrooms (showers were decent too) and there is WiFi, a kitchen and laundry service available.
The restaurant attached serves really good food which is pretty reasonable however for some reason they play really loud 90s drum and bass in the evening?

The hostel is well situated and not the worst, i'd stay in a dorm again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Address: Prolongacion Av. Hidalgo esquina 5ta poniente norte Num 1 | Zona ecoturistica la Canada, Palenque 29960, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Palenque
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
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