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Gloria's Shambhala

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The views and the staff and accommodation and the meditation hill are just a few of the endearing features of Shambhala. The detail in the pathways and adorable buildings speaks of love and attention. You must make this a stay on your journey into Mexicos most southern and small villages.

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Roma, Italia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Probably the best view from a hostel I've ever had. We've met Pablo, a brazilian guy, and chat, very friendly guy fro iowa. Definitely one of the best experience we've had in Mexico, straight on the beach.Amazing!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a fantastic stay at Shambhala a few years ago and were excited to return. Sadly Shambhala has faded and I wouldn't recommend staying here. The place is empty and appears to no longer be maintained. The restaurant only offers a limited menu. On arrival we were shown very poor room options despite many better rooms...

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5Thank SpokeyDokeys
Snohomish, Washington
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I really like Shambhala for various reasons. The views from the restaurant and the rooms are great. Shambhala is situated on the side of a hill just above the west end of the beach and provides a wonderful vantage point to watch the ocean, the entire Zipolite beach, and surfers. There are a variety of rooms ranging in price and...

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Reviewed 6 July 2012

It's dirty, uncomfortable, but the worst part is the terrible service they have, you couldn't pay me to stay there again.

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gottakeepup, Public Relations Manager at Gloria's Shambhala, responded to this review

We're sorry you had a less than pleasant experience at Shambhala. During your visit we were recovering from Hurrican Carlotta, which struck Playa Zipolite in June of 2012. We continue to recover from the property damage the hurricane brought.

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Reviewed 12 January 2012

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Reviewed 23 December 2010

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shambhala Vision is a rustic spiritual retreat center with basic accomodations, dorms and cabanas, and a vegetarian restaurant serving fresh food. Shambhala has thrived on the Western edge of Zipolite beach in Oaxaca for over 40 years, providing a tranquil and meditative atmosphere as well as breathtaking views of Zipolite beach and the Pacific Ocean. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gloria's Shambhala

Address: Playa Zipolite | Apto. Postal 68, Pochutla, Zipolite 70904, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Oaxaca > Zipolite
Price Range: £3 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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