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“Great Hangout !”
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Orquideas Hostel
Ranked #2 of 132 Specialty Lodging in Cancun
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Hangout !”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Great little hostel that's really close to the bus terminal and plaza. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The breakfasts are lovely and free of charge. Lockers available,help and advice in English for us non Spanish speakers ! The courtyard can get lively at night times so if you're a light sleeper like me,use ear plugs ; )

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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London, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2014

I've stayed in three hostels in Cancun, and this was my least favourite of the three. Positives: Friendly staff and a good breakfast. Negatives: The towel I was given was threadbare, everything in the rooms looks kinda old and in need of a revamp, the cheapest mattresses, and the dorm room gets unbearably hot.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Kristiansand, Norway
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

It was a nice hostel with friendly and helpful staff! It was also clean and had a nice atmosphere. Breakfast and dinner is also included which was nice and the food was good. I can definitely recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Very nice and friendly staff! Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. So very nice if you have a tight budget. Its clean and nice. I usually never stay at hostels when i travel, but very satisfied with this one! Also, nice clean sheets and towels. And the whole area in general. Can definitely recommend it!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2014

They were painting beautiful murals on the walls as we arrived, and a puppy was running around the kitchen. If you need to stay in Cancun for a couple days (flying in or out of Mexico, and you don't want to go to the "Playa" with all the resorts) and don't want to travel far from the bus station, this is the place for you. Really friendly staff, the water in the showers was warm and they lend you a towel to use, and there's a laptop with internet.
Cancun in way more expensive than the rest of Mexico, as a rule, so I suggest you get out as fast as you can. But there's a nice square with great street food a short walk from the hostel. Ask where it is, or you may get lost.

Room Tip: The dorm beds are just fine. We stayed in the room off the kitchen, and it wasn't too loud at ni...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Cordoba, Argentina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2014

The place is clean, and the breakfast good, but they made a mistake with my reservation and they changed me to a worse room, with bathroom outside. when you were in the bathroom and you changed the temperature of the water, the lights went off (because of an electric heater). the room was like an oven and you can´t close the door with key because the rooms HAVE NO KEY to close them when you go out so you leave you room always open. the bed was a joke too, i was sleeping and when I moved the bed made terrible sounds waking me up. the fan only had 2 speeds, superfast!! or superslow!!! if you put another speed the fan stop working.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

The hostel is very clean and there is a great patio area and kitchen to use. It's a great place to share meals with other guests and the staff, as well. The owners and staff were extremely helpful to me as I had a few unexpected travel disruptions. I stayed longer than planned and truly enjoyed my time there. Somehow almost everyone who comes through Orquideas is a pleasure to spend time with. The price is a great value and includes a towel, which is a very nice thing for a traveler and uncommon in many hostels.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Orquideas Hostel
Address: Calle Orquideas 25, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 132 Specialty Lodging in Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Orquideas Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel completely renovated, offers rooms with private bathroom and dormitories with shared bathrooms. Shared use of kitchen, breakfast included, daily cleaning of rooms, WI FI, hammocks for your relaxation. Located in the center of Cancun, in the area of the hostels. Near to the Plaza las Palapas, Av.Tulum and Av Yaxchilan. Five minutes walk from the bus station and ten minutes from the beach. ... more   less 
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