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Hotel El-Crucero

Cancun, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dorm room was the most crowded and hot hostel room that I have ever stayed in. There were four bunk beds crammed into a room that should only have two, and there was one fan that barely worked. The room was also quite dirty, and the bathroom almost never had toilet paper. The staff was generally friendly except for... More 

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Fano, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a really positive experience, the owner is such a nice person, very kind and friendly. The hostel is clean, with hot water and laundry, and if you want also air conditioning. The location is very good, closed to the ruins, the beach, the supermarket and to el pueblo. They even give you a bicycle for free, that... More 

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Thank Angela714
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I spend one horrible night at this hostel and it doesn't even deserve a single star. I stayed in a dorm and it was by far the worst dorm i've stayed in after five months of travelling centralamerica - small, hot, and unbeleavingly dirty. The bathroom didn't have a sink and it was disgusting all around, the toilet bin hadn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I stopped in at the bar for a beer after visiting the ruins. We started talking with our waiter and he told us about the hostel. We checked in and glad we did. Dorms are $12 with free breakfast and free bike rentals. Rent a bike in town and thats about 9 bucks a day. Its located... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Tulum was one of the places I was really looking forward to on our 3 week trip around Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. The beach was paradise, the ruins were amazing, what a shame about the hotel (or more like run down hostel). The only good points to this place was that it is a good distance to the beach and... More 

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Bo.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

one month backpacking through Mexico and this was the worst accomodation by far dirty filthy room, personell of no help and the restaurant is only open until 5pm. Toilet not working properly. Huge spider in the shower. Room looked like it wasn t cleaned for months. If you want to stay in Tulum, aim for the center (and use a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Our Lonely Planet guide book made it seem like Tulum was a truck stop. But it was wrong. We got off the bus from Playa Del Carmen at the Tulum Ruinas stop and were welcomed into the El-Crucero by the friendly owner and two kitty cats. The hotel has dorms and private rooms. We stayed in a clean and comfortable... More 

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Saint James City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I stayed at El Crucero for two nights. I had a large tiled, air conditioned, comfortable room. There is a large outdoor area with hammocks, chairs and tables. I enjoyed the friendliness of the staff, the tranquility of the setting and the comfort of the room. It is good to be away from the "hustle and bustle" of town. The... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Really cozy. We had both a room with a fan and then one with AC. The one with the fan was a little compact, but fine because hopefully you aren't spending too much time in your room. Nice common areas with hammocks for reading and resting. Also, great staff, the restaurant is good and there is a little shop in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Looking at the excellent reviews on here, it's the same compliments over again, and I can only add to them. El Crucero is fantastic; great spot (enjoyed the stroll to the beach, and enjoyed being away from the main strip) fantastic staff, and a really nice feel to it. The rooms were clean, comfortable and interesting. The place was spotlessly... More 

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