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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely lived our stay at El Panchen! The jungle is so magical. We stayed at jungle palace, it was super cheap and comfortable. We got a private room with a bathroom for 250 pesos but there are much cheaper options also. There are 2 restaurants, we ate at both and the food was amazing and cheap. The pizza at don...

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

You can stay in any ine of the several lodges in El Panchan. They are all pretty affordable and some are straight up cheap. Jungle Palace has rustic bungalows for 150$ per couple (pesos!) and you can enjoy a good meal and live music at Don Mucho's. Bring enough cash!

2Thank Cris M
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in one of the cabinas and it was incredible. They offer a range of cabinas that are either private or more like a dorm. They're probably a bit more on the pricey side of a backpackers budget but the experience is unforgettable. The cabinas are pretty basic, bed, ceiling fan and ensuite bathroom, but...

2Thank KitKatDee
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Although the setting is wonderful the accommodation leaves much to be desired. Dingy buildings with awful decor. The beds were reasonably comfortable. The windows consist of only mosquito sheets so earplugs are essential as the howler monkeys start early!

1Thank Ross L
Bologna, Italy
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It depends on you. If you are looking for a rugged, natural and funny moment that's the place for u. Not too far from Palenque Historical Maya site it's a very good choice. You can easily find traditional cabanas to sleep, good restaurant and many friends to share a beautiful forest experience.

1Thank MarcoTullioCicerone
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I could spend the rest of my life here. In El panchan there is not a worry in the world. Close to the Palenque ruins, it is possible to enjoy the ruins thoroughly, both in the excavated part and in the jungle around it.

Thank martinhviid
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We spend one night at El Panchan in the cabanas Sapo and we were robbed ! We travel around the world since 6 years, we are very careful about all our stuff and for the first time we were robbed. We let our luggage in their storage room for few hours, all our stuff was tidy in our backpacks closed....

3Thank lafloenaustralie
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I was camped up the road from panchan but found myself going there everyday! Its got a lot going on, uts more of a mini village. It has a about 4-5 hostals, 1 big restaurant, a bar (with wifi!- bearing in mind wifi is hard to find in the 'jungle' so a place with wifi was quite a nice suprise...

Thank JuicyJuice F
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We only spent one night in the forest cabin but it was quite enough :) We payed only 300 pesos so didn't expect much and we're quite used to non-european standard of accommodation while backpacking. But our cabin was really filthy and this seems to be a place for mostly treehugging stoned hippies with dreadlocks who play loud music until...

Thank NikolaB-CZ
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I went to el Panchan, because I got a lot of recommendation from my friends. I arrived around 5pm, because I was told that the reservation is not needed during the off season, but 3 complexes of hotels were already completely full. Therefore, I took a room - in complex called el Mono blanco - 150MX for a night (3...

Thank Monika H

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Address: Carretera Ruinas Km 4.0, Palenque, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
Price Range: £2 - £4 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 159
Also Known As:
El Panchan Palenque
El Panchan Hotel Palenque
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Palenque
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“Bring snacks with you!”
 of 5 bubbles rogierm2014, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Kairho1, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We chose air-condition room for not much more money and were happy we did. We slept with out AC but it was nice to have available after an outing.”
  • Margareta and Ed's air-conditioned room
  • Margareta and Ed's air-conditioned room
 of 5 bubbles djestice, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Many many places to choose from for every budget. Just look around..”
 of 5 bubbles katleen_sledz, 14 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Sat as far from the bars as possible. Make sure your rooms are in panchan, not in the brother´s cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles 471jeanneg, 6 Nov 2013 | Read review
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