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.
- 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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