OK, so this place isn't the nearest to the Mayan site but it's well worth the 15min taxi ride. Set in the small village of Yokdzonot, at the end of what appeared to be a dirt track to nowhere. It is a beautiful, peaceful, idyllic little find. Upon arrival, thinking we had the wrong place and almost turning back, we were met by Daniel who immediately took our bags and offered us a much nicer room than we'd booked for the same price.
We were the only people there at the time, the room had a HUGE shower and as you walked in and out of your building a flurry of butterflies scattered all around you. We had some chilled water waiting for us in our room as well as various little unexpected luxuries such as some reading material, a TV, shampoos etc. The best thing was the outside kitchen area - complete with microwave, fridge, cooker and cutlery (not to mention overhead fan!) - it was surreally awesome, just sitting in the middle of this gorgeous paradise.
There is also a Cenote just 10 mins walk from the hostel which when we visited the morning of our departure was completely empty :-) we loved having the place to ourselves and swimming in the cool waters for a well deserved cool off.
Would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to see Chichen Itza, an equivalent experience in Europe would be stupidly expensive.
Go there and enjoy :)
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