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“BEDBUGS!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostal Zocalo

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Hostal Zocalo
Ranked #1 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
Europe
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71 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“BEDBUGS!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2011

We stayed two nights in this Hostal. It was located in the centre of Mérida and the guys managing the hostal are very friendly. We slept in a tiny private double room next to the laundry downstairs. It was dirty, hot and noisy. But the worst were the thousand of bedbugs that ate us at night...The bathrooms were very dirty and smelly. Breakfast was worth the 25 pesos though!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

My family with 3 boys (5,8,10) stayed at Zocalo while adventuring about Uxmal and the Ruta Puuc mayan ruins road. It was a super friendly place and we all loved the breakfasts especially. The rooms are double height, in an older building and this adds to the exotic feel of staying in Merida overall.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

Great location, very friendly staff, excellent breakfast, fun and friendly common area. Fast free wi-fi

Room Tip: rooms towards the back or downstairs are quieter than those close to the kitchen and eating area
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

Very helpful and friendly staff, and good location to start from to visit the region.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Novo Mesto, Slovenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

We stay in doble bedroom. The room was without window and "wall" was very thin so you could hear everything like is happening in your room, the smell from bathroom was terrible...but location is great, staff helpful ,breakfast very good. cleaning is not their priorety.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gijon, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2011

Unacceptable behavior of one member of the staff ( msg to the small guy cooking in the morning : check before accusing people to "steal" food in breakfast time and then learn to apologize and how to talk to customers). Chaotic organization. Bathrooms and showers are scarce, dirty, flooded and no hot water. Wonderful building in very poor maintenance, During my stay one customer was sleeping almost in the hallway.....The few positive points: check-in early in the morning and breakfast if you pay for.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

Right on the Zocalo. Hostal is located in an historic colonial mansion. Fantastic free breakfast served. Highly recommend this hostal!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Hostal Zocalo
Address: Calle 63 #508 Planta Alta x 60 y 62 | Off he central square of Merida City, Merida 97000, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Merida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old residence of the famous yucatecan artist Jose Peon Contreras, located in the heart of Merida, with a spectacular view of The Plaza Grande on 63rd Street in the ancient Mayan City of Tho' founded, whatever it was rigth in the palace of warriors. Here is your home! We ensure that your rest is pleasant, with hot water, comfortable beds and clean cotton sheets. The kitchen is the heart of this space, where you can meet people from all over the world, that tell fantastic historis about great travelers... In a creative and free environment. And to be sure you will to the march whit a firm step through these lands of the Mayab, we offer the best breakfast you can find, rich, healthy, varied, plentiful and quality; whit all The fruit you could want, eggs, cereal, bread, milk, coffee, tea, jams, caramel milk, peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, yogurt and more.... YOUR ARE WELCOM! ... more   less 
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