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“Dreamy family getaway; seaside paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Bambu
Main Rd | Conocido, San Agustinillo, Mexico   |  
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Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
1 review
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“Dreamy family getaway; seaside paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Bambu was highly reccommended to be by a friend, and it delivered on all fronts. Beautiful airy, clean rooms open to the ocean, well-maintained mosquito nets over the beds to keep bugs at bay, a great (and well shaded) sandy stretch out the front, well stocked with mattresses, hammocks and deck chairs, and a beachfront kitchen for meals at 'home'. Lots of thoughtful touches too, like a kid-sized tub on the sand, which my baby loved; outdoor showers; and a safe in the bedroom. Lots of nearby restaurants (although quite a few were closed in low season, when I visited), and Memo is a most friendly and helpful host. Great family getaway - I'd love to come back!
I booked direct via: memobambu@yahoo.com

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

My husband and I stumbled upon Bambu late one night. The vibe of the locals and the manager Miguel made me want to stay. Not only was I blown away by the privacy of the rooms and the complete vacation feeling, but I had a kitchen to cook in. They had everything, a fridge, stove, pots and pans, blender, forks etc. I believe I counted 40 something hamacas. Who cant relax with a hammock? We stayed for our entire trip and drove to all our surf destinations. We can not wait to go back and make Bambu a regular destination for our travels. Absolutely amazing, 1 million stars!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Estonia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed for five nights and had the best time in San Augistinillo and Bambu. Bambu is a very chill and laid back place, just like its owner.

We had a look at all of the Bambu cabanas houses, all were of good quality, large, either with one or two double beds and spacious bathrooms. Cabanas are clean and built with very good taste.

The cabanas are semi-open style. First we were a little bit afraid of possible insects flying in but in reality there were no issues. Perhaps it was due to the dry season but we did not have any mosquito problems. Even if there would be any there is a good mosquito net covering the bed that you can use. Maybe the place is not for you if you are a five star hotel type of a person, are accustomed to having 24h room service and toiletry supply in your room and faint every time shower drain gets clogged. But for all others, who just want to relax and have fun in a pleasant atmosphere, this is the place to be. Bambu is also great for families.

The owner will help you in everything you need, speaks very good English, is always around and is generally just a very chill and pleasant person.

As other reviewers have mentioned before, no breakfast is served. You can get your breakfast from the shop across the street, next doors or from El Sueno De Frida (great omlette!) couple of houses away.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Imagen yourself in a bambuhut with terrass overlooking the ocean. Paradise? Well, it's Bambu in San Agustinillo!
Memo is the perfect host. He made us feel like home from the second we walked in.
Bambu is located close to several good restaurants (but don't miss the place next door, or the Frappuccinos at La Mora) and directly by the beach.
The prices for a double with ensuite are not for the slimmer budget, but it's cheaper than the average hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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32 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Perhaps I caught them at a bad time (owner was away), but I thought Bambu was an average place and that you could do better in San Agustinillo or nearby Mazunte. I understand and like the laid-back beach vibe in this part of Mexico, but it was just too loose here. It seemed at times that there were no staff around and that you were pretty much on your own. My room was not cleaned each day and it was somewhat unsettling to have to step over the dog feces in between the sitting area/hammocks and the beach. I realize there are dogs all over the town and on the beach, but staff really should make sure that key areas are cleaned regularly. There also is no bar or restaurant at Bambu, though they have a kitchen area and fridge that they make available to guests. It feels like a hostel that would appeal more to young backpackers and extremely budget-conscious travelers.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This place is Awesome! Memo is a wonderful host! His helper Miguel is helpful,friendly,and would give you "The shirt off his back" Have been going to the beach in San Agustinillo for 10 years and Memo has always had a nice warm smile and a top notch place to stay and visit.Cant brag enuff on Bambu,the place is THE BEST!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Forget, corny Cancun and touristy Tulum - San Agustinillo is paradise (and unlike the other two, still actually feels like you're still in Mexico). And Bambu is a wonderful place to call home in paradise. The cabins are pretty basic but are clean and nicely decorated and the beds are big.

We thought the best part was the way the hotel had laid out it's beach area - hammocks, deck chairs and palm trees, as well as the sound of the crashing waves when lying in bed at night... We didn't want to leave!!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bambu

Address: Main Rd | Conocido, San Agustinillo, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > San Agustinillo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in San Agustinillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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Bambu Hotel San Agustinillo
Bambu San Agustinillo, Mexico - Oaxaca

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