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Weary Traveler Hostel

Calle Polar con Calle Beta Norte, Tulum 77760 Mexico
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The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum was started by backpackers for backpackers back in the year 2000. The hostel was built around what they themselves wanted to find in a good hostel when they were traveling. A good social vibe A book exchange A bar with backpacker prices Communal Kitchen (loaded with free spices, salt, pepper) Full Cook Your Own Breakfast Free Rice, Pasta and lentils for dinner Good Advice on Tours and Activities Some aspects of the Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum appear to be unique but they are not. Many of them came from other hostels where we had stayed long before we dreamed of opening a hostel in Tulum. For example the Burn Your Own BBQ was inspired by the Bondi Beach Hotel's incredible steak barbi setup inside the bar. Huge, beautiful cuts of beef were in a display fridge that was part of the bar. You would say, "Yeah, give me that one!" and huge chunk of raw red meat came at you on a platter. It was your job to cook it how you wanted it. The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum has changed, evolved, gone back to our roots and changed again and again over the years. We have always tried to evolve as a hostel, stay ahead of the competition and anticipated the changing needs and desires of our guests. So welcome to The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum, mi casa es su casa! John, one of the originals from way back when.
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
BBQ facilities
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Monique M. wrote a review Mar 2020
Brooklyn, New York159 contributions31 helpful votes
Aside from the great location, this hostel is a no-no. As a member of group travel trip with G Adventures, we stayed at this hostel for 2 days in February. Upon arriving, the outside looks very good, but looks can be deceiving. The main area is pretty spacious. It feature multiple couches to lounge around, as well as some literature and pamphlets to read. There's a front desk and beside the front desk is a bar, as well as an outdoor patio area, kitchen, and upper deck. Our group was split into 4 groups - 2 groups of females, 2 groups of males. My group was given a room right on the main floor. It was about 6 of us in a dorm style room that seemed to be falling apart. For one, the lock on the door was flimsy. The room had 2 bathrooms, both of which needed to be updated. My biggest issue is the fact that the shower would flood whenever we took showers. Water every where! The shower head had lime deposits on it so, if you turned on the shower, some of the holes were blocked and would spray all over the place. Soooo frustrating. No full body mirror available, no outlets in the bathroom. I could go on and on. Staying on the first floor also meant noise all night long from their parties, but not terrible. I'll say it probably ended around 12-1am, not bad. But you could still hear when people came and went throughout the night. If you are looking for food, you'll have to make your own meal and wash your own dishes, I wasn't expecting that so, I opted to dine elsewhere. Among the good things, I'd say it's an ideal place to stay for a solo traveler. The facility hosts a number of activities throughout the day like morning Yoga, and nightly fun in the patio area with a DJ pumping tunes. It allows you a chance to mingle and meet others. Drinks are also free @ the bar (I believe!). They offer bike rentals right next door, which is super convenient. Above all, the location was very ideal. I was walking distance from the strip of shops and restaurants, and only a few minutes away from the beach. Staff were generally friendly and helpful, no issues. Overall, it was a decent stay but I would not return nor would I recommend to others.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Torill V wrote a review Mar 2020
Oslo, Norway118 contributions20 helpful votes
This hostel has a good atmosphere, and a lot of offer if you want to get busy. The coffee in the morning and you get some breakfast included. It is a bit noisy at night. so if you want a quiet hostel this is not the place for you.we loved it there and we are not young people.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Nice budget hostel
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AndzLSA wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa242 contributions58 helpful votes
To be fair it was the biggest dorm room we were in for 8 of us, but the room was down a narrow corridor. The location of the power plugs were inconsistent for the beds - there was only 3 plugs in the room which also had two fans (only one worked), thankfully there was an AC. The floor of the room was very uneven, had different levels of concrete in some places. The location was good for the restaurants and shops on the main roads.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Youssef Y wrote a review May 2019
Tromso, Norway5 contributions1 helpful vote
My fave hostel so after 5 years I obviously came back to it! Extremely satisfied as alwyas. Now the hotel is located right behind the main avenue so away from the traffic bustle and good sleep guaranteed Free drink every evening, free salsa lessons, karaoke, free pool (an adittion!)..Great staff; their world-embracing smiles all over the place make you feel welcome all the time. The owner Abraham always there to help! Comfortable, clean beds; generous breakfast..until 11h! Worth every penny, so make it a slam-dunk decision and just go! I recommend the place unreservedly:)
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: All rooms equipped with A/C, fans
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Bryony B wrote a review Apr 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Me and my friend Meg were meant to stay in tulum for 3 days but we ended up staying 6 weeks!!! This was all down to the amazing-ness and magic of the weary traveler! Not just because it is a beautiful hostel with a bad ass pool and free drinks every night but because the staff and the people that stay their are some of the best people you’ll ever meet! The people who run it became such life long friends as they are the loveliest and kindest people you’ll ever meet! You’ll have too much fun if you stay there! There’s also free yoga, salsa and karaoke as well as all kinds of surprises every week! The people that stay are all wonderfully weird and will keep you very entertained! So much love and thanks to all you at weary (especially Ab, Alex and Joel)! It was my favourite place to stay in Mexico! I will be back soon!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$29 - $37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Weary Traveler Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Weary Traveler Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar (0.2 miles), Laguna Kaan Luum (0.08 miles), and Curandero Tulum (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Weary Traveler Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Weary Traveler Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Weary Traveler Hostel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Weary Traveler Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Braceria Tulum, PaQuino Coffee Shop, and El Gourmet.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Weary Traveler Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Weary Traveler Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Tulum.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Weary Traveler Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.