Sheck is the classiest hostel to ever have the pleasure of having me grace it with my presence!
It's the newest backpacker abode in Tulum, and will forever be so because the owner demolishes it at the end of each year just so it can be rebuilt brand-new for us hardened travelers. An exquisite hostel complex, a comfortable collection of delightful dorm rooms wrapped up in a lush, hammock-packed jungle courtyard. The bathrooms and showers are immaculate - every morning a team of donkeys tirelessly transports fresh water from a super secret crystal spring hidden deep in the nearby jungle - to make sure there is enough water for each backpacker to have 7 1/2 showers daily. A fully-stocked bar equipped with the best spirits Mexico has to offer, once a month the owner personally travels to every tequila distillery to handpick the finest bottles of booze, thus ensuring each guest gets properly smashed.
The staff and volunteers are borderline legendary, a team of sherpas is constantly on standby to transport your 212 Liter backpack directly to your bed, just in case you are faintly fatigued. The world renowned chef slaughters a family of pigs every morning so each guest can eat their own weight in bacon for breakfast.
The location is perfect, a 66 second walk to the main street and all the best that Tulum has to offer. Directly across the street lies Tulum's unofficial juice mecca, but be warned...all other juices will forever fare in comparison (If you are wondering if its possible to sleep there instead, it isn't).
Hostel Sheck is great, but what really separates it from the competition... the owner Mike! He is the epitome of generosity and caring. On the second day of my stay I accidentally misplaced my locker keys, Mike not only gave me a set of boltcutters - TO KEEP - but also gave me a free 3 day locksmithing apprenticeship, now I can make my own keys. As if that wasn't enough, on my last day at Sheck a hostel-wide pillow-fight caused me to miss my flight to Equatorial Guinea, I was super bummed until... Mike BOUGHT ME AN AIRPLANE! Who does that?! He's the best!
Overall, Hostel Sheck is the bee's knees, the cat's pajamas, the goat's gonads, the tortoise's tuxedo!! If you find yourself in lovely Tulum, stay at Hostel Sheck! You won't regret it!
Thanks for everything Mikes!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opened in November 2012, we have been attracting backpackers worldwide. Hostel Sheck is a laid back hostel with a lush garden to relax, meet people and yet have a good time and party at our budget-friendly bar. We have created an atmosphere we know backpackers will appreciate and enjoy. We offer a full range of facilities including a big modern kitchen; free Wi-Fi; and hammocks when you are ready to just relax and enjoy the day or evening. A free, hot Breakfast is offered daily and of course plenty of hot water. We are close to downtown Tulum - just 2 blocks from the main Avenida and easily accessible to restaurants, shops, the Central Bus terminal, transportation to the ruins, beaches, and bike rental facilities. Everything is brand new - beds, bathrooms, and comfortable mattresses. Come stay at Hostel Sheck, the newest hostel in Tulum! ... more less