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Cabanas, Hostal y Camping "Magic Bacalar"

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel has the most amazing view right in front of the dormitory but apart from that I was not impressed. It is very expensive for a bed in a dorm. And the toilets are so dirty at all time. And there is only ONE shower for a lot of guests both in the dormitory and the camping ground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I stayed here for two nights and had a hard time leaving. The hostel is situated on the lake with a private dock with plenty of chairs for lounging. The staff, including two grown parrots and a baby one, was extremely kind and helpful! The dorms are equipped with plenty of fans, a water cooler and comfortable beds with bugs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, friendly stuff, perfect location and plenty of activity choices: kayak, canoeing, sailing trips and lessons. Direct access to the lagoon, 10 mins walk from any services might needed. Good choice of different accommodations, tent/sharing rooms/private rooms available

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights in Bacalar. The included breakfast in the morning was fantastic, I'd even say it was the best I've had whilst travelling in Central America. The dock was beautiful and everything is kept immaculately clean. We went on the sailing boat tour around the lake. Definitely worth doing, we barely speak Spanish, but even with a slight... More 

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Dubai
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This hostel is a hidden gem- very well priced for the scenery, facilities and breakfast included. The chill out zone is Superb with hanging hammocks over the blue lagoon. It's definitely a place to watch the world go by.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Throughout my month-long backpacking trip in Mexico, I was searching for a spot to just relax and recharge . I finally found that at Magic Bacalar. The place is very quiet, especially down in the lake cabana. Sleeping with the sounds of the lagoon and beach was magical. The garden setting was also fantastic, and the provided breakfast was phenomenal.... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

We met up with new friends at this hostel and it was incredible. We stayed in the cabin which I recommend right on the water. Waking up to the crystal clear waters and incredible breakfast the hostel had was a morning to remember. You MUST stay here! It's so incredible and the people you meet are so unique and nice.... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Stayed at this hostel for one night in the 7 person dorm. The people were very friendly. The grounds were groomed and very clean. The lagoon was absolutely stunning and serene. I will definitely be back. Thanks Lorenzo for being such a great host!

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Really nice hostel/camping site right on the beach with direct access through a pier. You can also rent bikes, kayaks etc. for an OK price. A bit cold during the night though, since you don't have any blankets (only a sheet). We were only cold the last night, so we never asked for a blanket or anything, so they might... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This hostel is a little beautiful jungle on the lake. The dorms are very clean and that's not even the best part. You won't want to be inside anyway, you'll only be there to sleep. It's the kind of a place where being inside of a dorm will make you feel guilty because the outside is so beautiful and relaxing.... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magic Bacalar is not classified as any of other Bacalar hotels. Our accommodation style is for group of people who are looking for place to stay in hostel style accommodation or even camping. We provide accommodation for group of people.Magic Bacalar welcome students, campers, travellers, explorers to Bacalar to stay in the accommodation you are looking for which includes hostel services as well as other activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabanas, Hostal y Camping "Magic Bacalar"

Address: entre 5ta. y 3ra. Ave, Calle 36, la ave. 3 termina en la entrada de Magic, Bacalar 77930, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Bacalar
Price Range: $20 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Cabanas, Hostal y Camping "Magic Bacalar" 1.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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