Stayed here for 4 days. Great location just down from the bus station and in good proximity to restaurants, stores, grocery store etc. (Tulum is not that big of a place).
Great communal kitchen. They have the basics, including rice and pasta, you provide the rest. Can use the BBQ at night for $2 (they provide what you need, you cook it).
Breakfast is included in the price and is pretty good from what Ive seen so far. Again, its cook-your-own, but in addition to the standard toast and jam and coffee (bad coffee, by the way!), they have cereal (you have to buy the milk though), eggs and pancake batter for you to cook your own breakfast. There are a few good fruit & vegetable markets just down the road past the bus station, so we found that we supplemented our breakfast with some great, cheap fruit.
The dorm we stayed in was ok. 8 beds, a bathroom that could have been cleaner. It was in a building across the road and not actually at the main Weary Traveler. Much quieter, and we had full access to all the Weary Traveler goodies. It was somewhat hot. This building had a kitchen as well, but the stove didnt work and because the atmosphere was so much better across the road, we hung out there.
There was a free shuttle to the beach (leave from out front of the Weary Traveler at 9am or 12pm, pick up at the beach at 12:30pm or 5pm). Very key, as the beach is somewhat out of town (you can rent bikes in town if you want). The beach in Tulum is one of the best I have been to, and the ruins are a short walk away. Not as big or grand as Chichen Itza or Coba, but the location is amazing.
I would definitely stay here again. The hostel was great fun and good value!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum was started by backpackers for backpackers back in the year 2000. The hostel was built around what they themselves wanted to find in a good hostel when they were traveling. A good social vibe A book exchange A bar with backpacker prices Communal Kitchen (loaded with free spices, salt, pepper) Full Cook Your Own Breakfast Free Rice, Pasta and lentils for dinner Good Advice on Tours and Activities Some aspects of the Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum appear to be unique but they are not. Many of them came from other hostels where we had stayed long before we dreamed of opening a hostel in Tulum. For example the Burn Your Own BBQ was inspired by the Bondi Beach Hotel's incredible steak barbi setup inside the bar. Huge, beautiful cuts of beef were in a display fridge that was part of the bar. You would say, "Yeah, give me that one!" and huge chunk of raw red meat came at you on a platter. It was your job to cook it how you wanted it. The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum has changed, evolved, gone back to our roots and changed again and again over the years. We have always tried to evolve as a hostel, stay ahead of the competition and anticipated the changing needs and desires of our guests. So welcome to The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum, mi casa es su casa! John, one of the originals from way back when. ... more less
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