I was slightly apprehensive about staying in a hostel before I arrived in Mazatlan. When most people think of hostels, they imagine dingy, dirty, decaying venues that you would want to spend more time out of, than inside...but, Funky Monkey was far from this!
It is a vibrant, fun and welcoming venue where the party never stops. The owner, Salem, is a cool guy who is always there to make sure that you are having the best experience possible, not only inside the hostel but also outside of it, whilst exploring the beauty that is Mazatlan.
I wish I could have stayed longer because I really felt at home at the Funky Monkey Hostel. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is lucky enough to visit Mazatlan. It is very close to the beach and main attractions. So, if your a traveler who is looking for a cheap place to stay with the luxuries of a swimming pool, comfy bed and free WIFI- do not look any further than the Funky Monkey Hostel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2 private rooms with their own kitchens, bathrooms and air conditioning for hot days. 4 dorm rooms, 2 of which have in-room bathrooms Rooftop terrace & lounge area Gated Parking for Motorcycles and adventure cyclist Swimming pool with waterfall 2 Communal kitchens Two indoor common rooms or living rooms Air conditioning in rooms durning summer Free cable TV, Hot showers, Lockers, On site dentist Seasonal massage therapists Spanish, yoga classes available Located in the best area of Mazatlan, Zona Dorada which means Golden Zone, it's only a 15 minute walk to the beach. Close to lots of amazing restaurants & all the famous night clubs and bars.There are also lots of smaller & cheaper restaurants within a few mins of the hostel and lots of tendeas or mexican convenience stores like and including OXXO. Located in a quite and safe neighborhood = Lomas Mazatlan Has: Huge beaches and smaller hidden ones too Some of the best big game sport fishing is found right off our shores. A Tequila factory, La Noria, you can tour. They have a good a Zipline too. Amazing surfing. Quick Silver, Reef and other international surfing competitions happen here. Turtle egg laying tours from June to November each year. Whale watching research expeditions from December 15th through April 15th. Horseback back beach adventures and great ATV beach & street tours, ... more less