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Mayan Hostel Cancun

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I was staying at the hostel in their 10 person dorm yesterday and it was AWFUL. We knew we booked a cheap hostel, but this hostel was the most dirty place we've ever been too. There was dirt and insects everywhere, the tabs was without water, the toilet had flush problems, there was no soap, everything/everywhere had... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed many places in Cancun, I see a lot of reviews that are poor... apparently people have not really traveled or stayed in a truly awful place ... Yep there is a musty smell, we are in the tropics so this makes sense, the bed had clean sheets, not the most comfortable bed in the world but have... More 

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MayanHostel_11, Owner at Mayan Hostel Cancun, responded to this review

I apologize this is a fake review. This was not a customer it was the manager. He was writing fake reviews and I caught him stealing from the guests rooms. His name is Alejandro and he promised me he would stop stealing from guests so when you see Alejandro don't worry he is not stealing anymore. Also Gustavo never got... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We only had one night in Cancun so decided to stay here! It was good for just the night. We stayed in a private room. The location is fantastic!!! So close to the night markets and lots of food places! The bathroom was dirty and stank really bad. The toilet had some flushing problems. Staff seemed disinterested and put off... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The location was great, but it was dirty & smelled awful. Our room smelled like mildew & musty old laundry. we couldn't stand it anymore so we checked out by 730 am just to get away from it. Very disappointed. The staff was nice , but didn't know English very well.

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MayanHostel_11, Manager at Mayan Hostel Cancun, responded to this review

You smell awful Becky. If you don't like room then YOU CLEAN IT . More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Met really cool people but this place is awful. 12 beds in an 8 man room with no air conditioning or screens on windows, mosquitos had a field day. Plastic covers on mattresses for maximum sweat and the stench of the bathrooms makes for a sleepless night. The people running the place are rude and zero help they screwed me... More 

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MayanHostel_11, Front Office Manager at Mayan Hostel Cancun, responded to this review

We not bank you screw you we no screw you you stupid More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were only passing by Cancun on our way elsewhere, but this hostal and it's atmosphere made it fun. Our private room on the rooftop terrace looked alot like a beach hut, but inland... and on a roof. Quite a quirky touch but we liked it. The staff were friendly, helpful and accomodated bad Spanish with better English. Comftable, sociable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It's 3 minutes away from the ADO bus station, which is really convenient if you want to visit cities around. The guys at the reception were really friendly. The Hostel is pretty small and cheap, he has a kitchen if you want to cook, a small living area inside and outside and a terrace on the top floor where you... More 

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Damascus, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you pay for a place to stay the least you expect is to be able to sleep. Unfortunately, I paid in advance 5-nights, the same number of nights I could not sleep because of the amount of bed bugs in the place... The manager had me move to a different room with air conditioner, claiming those were mosquitos. No... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Absolutely shocking hostel. We had a private room with A/C and shower. The light in there is so dark that there isn't even a point to have it switched on, not to mention the lock on the door was broken so we had to leave our valuables in the room with no locked door. The wall plug was pulled out... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I stayed here 1 night and signed up for a second. What I really liked is the location in Cancun and that the dorms were air conditioned and also had some overhead fans. I had a great sleep as a result. Mattresses on bed were comfy and fairly new. Staff was very helpful and there is even breakfast included which... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under new ownership and management, an old well known backpacker hotspot returns! The Mayan Hostel, located at 17 Margaritas Street (just one block from the ADO bus station, in the heart of downtown Cancun with easy access to all major attractions.* Free Wi-Fi* Free Breakfast* Free City Tour* 24 Hr Reception * TV Room (great movie collection!)* Lounge * Rooftop Terrace* Front porch patio with loungers and hammocks* BBQ Pit* Hammocks* No Curfews* Book ExchangeLet our friendly and engaging staff make your trip to Cancun one to remember! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mayan Hostel Cancun

Address: Margaritas 17 | Quintana Roo, Cancun, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Price Range: $29 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Mayan Hostel Cancun 1.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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