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“very good price for private room, but dorms looked terrible!”

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Weary Traveler Hostel
Ranked #22 of 116 Specialty Lodging in Tulum
Melbourne, Australia
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“very good price for private room, but dorms looked terrible!”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We stayed in a private room in the hostel's 'other' building, which is about 200m away from the main building. The drawback of this is that there is no kitchen in that building, so we had to use the main building's facilities. However, this gave us the best of both worlds - a simple and clean room which was very quiet and had its own en-suite bathroom, and we could go to the more 'sociable' part of the hostel whenever we wanted but did not have to deal with loud music until late etc. The private rooms seem to be in a much better state than what we saw of the dorms, which looked just as bad as the other reviews here suggest, and this was corroborated by accounts of people we met staying in the dorms. The longer you stay at the hostel, the bigger the discount they give you, so we stayed five nights and got a 20% discount on the price, which made it a very good deal, especially given the free breakfast (which was filling), the free beach transport and the free pasta, rice and lentils (of which we, as vegetarians, made good use). There are various places nearby to buy food to cook in the communal kitchen, especially on the road behind the hostel where there is a fruit and veg shop. The main part of the hostel was very busy in the evenings, and with a lot of people drinking and smoking, so we tended to retreat to the hammock area for some more peace. Overall, good value for us, but I would only recommend the private rooms and advise single travellers/those looking for a dorm/more peace to go elsewhere.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aalst, Belgium
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Nice Hostel. Cheap and nice. The staff was ok, but not that much social as I experienced in other hostels. They had a nice card-system. You could have some extra's like alcohol and other stuff from the bar, and at the end you were charged for it. All the information about the account, money, when booked and when the check-out is.
Good travel vibe. A lot of shared space outside ( a garden-like), though a bit pitty of the small dorms.
Anyway i have nice memories of this hostel :)
great job!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

free breakfast included pancakes to set you up for the day, there's a fruit shop around the corner, bus station nearby, the cheapest n tastiest tacos next door but one and a great chill out cafe next door, kitchen full of freebies plus cheap cook-your-own dinners, including free beers in the price.
wifi connection and great music, Fidelia serves tastiest cocktails with cheeky smiles, 2-4-1 of a night. a variety of free entertainment with tango artistes, salsa dancing and crafts people, easygoing bars opposite and down the main road.
Abe can tell you all about what to do, where to go, especially diving the caves, and also heaps of stories.
A relaxed place with a chill out vibe, easy to mix and meet people, great to hang out down the beach with the free bus, where you can play volleyball, kite-surf, walk to the ruins, or laze in the sun. easy to hitch a ride back to town if you miss the bus.
despite the crazy art on the walls outside, the indoors could do with a repaint, but the beds are comfy, there is hot water and the bins are emptied so all is well.
real easy to hang out here, a great place to use as a base, thanks to all the staff ;)

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

I stayed here twice - and loved it! I loved how there was one huge table where you have loads of people all talking, drinking beer, playing card games. The atmosphere is great, the staff are welcoming. Especially Fidelia the smiley lady who makes the best Daiquiris! Abe who is the manager is great, you will often see him smoking, topless and playing DJ -haha. He makes you feel very welcome and recommends good things to do. Everyone stays at the hostel til quite late, then often a large group including Abe will sometimes head opposite to the bars across the street!

Also the price is fair, not expensive, and the food thing is good, breakfast is free and there's a wide choice of things from french toast, pancakes,eggs,toast,cereal, tea and coffee. BBQ's( cook it yourself style) in the evenings at a reasonable price.


Only thing negative is bed bugs are a major problem, and the rooms could do with a lick of paint and a bit of tlc.

Love it though!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We checked in this hotel and after half an hour we checked the beds and found they were full of bedbugs, we checked out immediately.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I met the most amazing people here and traveled with them for days. The food and booze deals are fantastic, the system the hostel has is great. The beds, cleanliness, and facilities are all subpar, but I would stay there again in the heartbeat just for the fun times had.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Weary Traveler Hostel
Address: Calle Polar | con Calle Beta Norte, Tulum 77760, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 116 Specialty Lodging in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Weary Traveler Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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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