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“All round great hostel.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Candelaria
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Valladolid
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“All round great hostel.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This hostel was fantastically located near everything you could need, it was very quirky with everything pretty much outside! There is a cenote nearby which was one of our favorites that we saw on the trip and there's a great restaurant en route where you can get nachos, guacamole and mexican salsa for just 40 pesos (all are marked on the map you get given at the hostel).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Madrid, Spain
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60 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

I've been in many hostels but none had this vibe. This place is cozy, clean and gives you a great feeling of relax.
We stayed in one of the double rooms up the stairs, it was great! the mattress was very comfortable, no mosquitoes, perfect!
The shared bathroom was funny, without roof but clean.
The kitchen facilities are very nice. The outdoor kitchen is perfect.
Morning breakfast is just great. You have plenty of food to feel full.
Staff is very friendly and helpful.
It was my partner's first hostel experience and he was impressed. Really a great place.
I would absolutely recommend it.
(October 2010)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nuria G
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Múnich, Alemania
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

The young men at the reception are very friendly and give you a lot of great information on where to eat sth good for little money and also know a lot about the region. What they don´t know so much (but perhaps this was just one of them) are the streets for driving with your own car and which route to take (we asked for directions to Santa Elena). As you enter the hostel you go through the main entrance, pass the kitchen and then you are standing in the middle of an oasis! Or at least: it feels like it. There are trees, also with fruits, and the bathrooms are outside as if you are living in the jungle (of course noone can look inside and it´s clean). In the rooms there´s not so much in them, but that´s ok if you don´t want to stay in there for anything else than to sleep. You do of course hear everything that´s going on in the garden from the rooms, so if somebody is loud (or a dog for example) you hear everything.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hertfordshire, UK
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This is an amazing hostel. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to help you with anything you need, the location is great, and the owners have thought of everything that you might need whilst there. There is a great garden and communal area that is really social, but has hammocks towards the back if you want to chill out. There are 2 kitchens which are fully stocked, a TV room loaded with movies if you want a quiet night, and a bookshelf full of guide books that you can borrow to plan your trip / days out. They also have bikes to rent which you can take to all the near by cenotes (which are incredibly beautiful - you have to visit them during your stay). I arrived at the hostel on my own and instantly met various people that I spent a few days with. Really social hostel, but without it being a party / booze-hound scene!

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

An excellent place to stay - fantastic outdoors areas, although as others have said, mosquito repellant is a MUST if you want to hang out in the hammocks. The facilities hear are great, and it feels really secure as well, because the front door is locked at all times. Good book exchange too. Only negative is that I felt that the morning breakfast staff were a little indifferent and cold - but they might have just been having a bad day when we were there.

Also, we saw a possum in the garden, which freaked me out because I'd never seen one before (I'm from Europe).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jdg90
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

This was without any doubts the best hostal we stayed during our 3 weeks backpacking in Mexico. The rooms are clean and luminous. There is a big garden with hammacs and a kitchen and the staff are soo nice. They give you great tips about the region and you can rent bikes. Breakfast was good. Everything was perfect and we felt like home. The individual rooms really worth it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

A fantastic hostel. Anything else will be not as good, or much more expensive. Bring mosquito spray for the outdoor areas though. Also, rent a bike and ride to San Lorenzo cenote - really quiet and beautiful when we went.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sean M
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Property: Hostel Candelaria
Address: Calle 35 | #201 F x 42 y 44, Parque de Candelaria, Valladolid 97780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Valladolid
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Valladolid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*Breakfast included *Wifi in common areas *Bikes for rent *Sheets, lockers, padlock and keys provided *Map of the town and complete touristic information *Ventilators in each room *Hot water 24 hours *Bbq area *Hammocks area *T.V room *Parking on the street *Amazing staff ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Albergue La Candelaria Hotel Valladolid

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