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“Friendly staff and comfortable beds”
Review of Chalupa Hostal

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Chalupa Hostal
Ranked #47 of 104 Tulum B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

The place was great, the rooms are big enough, the beds are sooooo comfortable i wish i could bring one back home. It is 3,5 km from the beach but if you rent a bike or have enough time to walk it is easily done, the city center is just around the corner, the restaurants and supermarker are close too!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Chalupa hostel. The pool was great and the mezcal bar upstairs was a lot of fun. There were plenty of other backpackers to meet and some locals in the bar. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The AC is limited from 9pm to 9am but if your in your room all day there is something wrong with you anyway. The included breakfast is pretty weak and the fridge was pretty full. No meat cooking in the kitchen, but i didn't do any cooking there anyway. I would definitely recommend this place and will stay here again if i make my way back to tulum. My girl and i stayed in one of the two private rooms with a private bath, so i do not know what the dorm rooms were like. I would consider this place a for a long term stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank bugeyemonster
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had a great stay at Hostal Chalupa which is located right on the main road to the beach, to the Tulum Maya ruins, Gran Cenote and Tulum Centrum. The staff was fun, friendly and helpful and the hostel felt very social with large communal areas and a bar upstairs. Supermarkets were close by and there would always be taxis waiting there - cab fare to the beach was about $70 pesos but you could also rent bikes from the hostel. Tulum Centrum was a 10-minute walk away. Also, the bus from Playa Del Carmen dropped us off right outside the hostel, which was a huge plus.

On the downside there was some mold in the shower and ceiling and we did have an issue with ants, but when you're only sleeping and keeping your things there that is a minor issue in my opinion.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Therese S
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed in a private room which was actually more like a hotel room than a hostel room: really big room with two double beds and private bathroom. The room was clean and the shower had hot water. There are lockers in the room. They have vans in the room and air conditioning (pretty loud) during the night starting at 9 p.m. The hostel also has a well equipped kitchen. I really liked that you are only allowed to cook vegetarian food. The common areas and the rooms are really nicely decorated with lots of Mexican motives and motives from the lucha libre. The hostel is located 5 km from the beach (20 min by bike or take a taxi for 70 pesos - which is a little overpriced). They rent bikes to get to the beach / ruins. Also there is a bigger supermarket at the corner. They have a pool but it was a little bit dirty and no one used it. The only critique I have is that they wanted to make us pay 15 pesos extra for the bed sheets (they only offer woolen ones which is too warm), but in the end we didn’t have to pay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank kaffeeanne_87
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

I do NOT recommend this hostel.
You might get sucked in with the nice room, and the pool on entrance.
But the male staff member had the WORST attitude I have ever come across.
It is not only expensive, but they run a pub upstair all night.
They won't let you turn the air conditioner on before 9 pm - - I wanted to get my son to sleep in a cool room.
Instead we had to wait til the loud music started upstairs, before we could drone to the noise with the air-conditioner - a dismal failure.
At 4 a.m. there were drunks outside our room talking loudly and 2 X I had to go out and ask them to move.
When I spoke to the manager next morning and told him they knew I was booking in with a child and we had one hours sleep, he didn't care. Twice I spoke to him and both times he couldn't even be polite enough to even reply one word.
Then he had the mordacity to tell me the keyring was 'supposed to have another key' implying I had lost it.
The keyring only ever had one key - so this is a possible scam to stop people getting there deposit back?
Loads of horrid skulls and masked fighter pictures around to scare off anyone.
Just gross!!
We move to a hotel on the beach at Tulum. Cheaper and a million dollar location and stayed 5 days.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else - you won't get sleep here
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Curleyistops
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Were staying in a 6 bed dorm with enough space for our things and wide beds, mattresses a bit worn in the middle but big enough to find yourself a good spot. Spacious bathroom per dorm. Big and clean kitchen - one of the best I've come across. Free water and breakfast - just coffee and cereal but always a plus. Haven't swam in the pool yet as there's been rain but it's a great addition and looks clean. Very helpful and friendly staff, beautiful decor, all round lovely place to be.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Aoife M
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We were so impressed with this hostel! Large comfy double beds -we wanted to stay here longer!
You can get to the ruins and the beach easily on a bike (rent nextdoor) if you get a free map from the hostel and ask for directions.

The only downside was that you can't cook meat in the kitchen maybe if we had stayed longer this would have bothered us but as we only had 3 nights we just bought cooked meat from the supermarket across the road.

We got a deal from Facebook for 3 nights for the price of 2! Even better! So impressed we will come back to see that beautiful tulum beach one more time

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Lucy-Jane F
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Additional Information about Chalupa Hostal

Address: Av. Tulum con crucero Av. Coba, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in Tulum
Price Range: $17 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located begining of the road that leads to the beach, we have spacious rooms with double beds and private baths in all rooms. We are close to the shopping center and banks which are at the entrance of Tulum town ,and are only 3 kilometors from the beach.Services:- Air conditioning.- 24 hr electricty and hot and cold water- Pool- Roof deck with lounge chairs- Bike rental- Vegetarian kitchen.Sale of liquor, information on tours and places to visit. Nos encontramos en la entrada de la carretera que conduce a la playa, tenemos amplias habitaciones con cama doble y baño privado en todas las habitaciones. Estamos cerca del centro comercial y los bancos que están en la entrada del pueblo de Tulum, a sólo 3 kilometros de la playaServicios: - Aire acondicionado. - 24 horas de electricidad, agua caliente y fría - Piscina. - Techo terraza con camastros. - Alquiler de bicicletas. - Cocina vegetariana.Venta de licor, información sobre excursiones y lugares para visitar. ... more   less 
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