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Hostal Mayapan
Ranked #29 of 85 Cancun B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Staff was unfriendly... rude and tried to charge for every little thing. Breakfast was awful, rooms uncomfortable, AC intermittent and weak (they wouldn't even turn it on at night... I woke up sweating), breakfast was weak coffee and stale cereal (chose to walk and pay for breakfast at a restaurant, despite our tight budget). Location was good, but not worth it. I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 June 2012 via mobile

Whose wise idea was it to build a hotel in a dis-used shopping complex? By scrimping money on air-con, the hotel is like a sauna during the day - only without the comforts. We asked for a private room. Unfortunately, their idea of private means walking through a 14 man dorm full of middle aged blokes wearing speedos to a saloon styled set of swing doors to our "oasis." the fact that the rooms did not have a real door was really something the management should have discussed before going with the budget option. The place is not even that cheap and the staff resemble Roal Dahl's Twits. Great location though

  • Stayed: May 2012
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2  Thank Tadams977
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

I rented a private room with bathroom mainly because the thought of sharing a bathroom grosses me out, but this place is awful. Don't get me wrong, I know this is a hostel and I have travelled and stayed in many hostels all over but this place is gross. The bed was so soft only god knows how old the matress was. The pillocases were stained and there were hairs on mine!! I had to take a towel of mine and put it over to bear the thought of sleeping in this bed. Also they advertised themselves as a hostel with AC, but they do not tell you you actually have no control over yours! it is remotely operated and they only turn it on 4 hours a day and 4 at night, because yeah, when I booked I was thinking at how nice it would be to rest after a long day at the beach in a hotel with no AC when I thought I was paying for one. Yes the location is fine but not even in a million years I would stay here again. This used to be a mall that was abandonded and they decided to make rooms out of what used to be stores. They do not have a safe but each room has a locker type of thing where you "can leave your stuff" , of course that is with your own lock don't expect them to provide anything. The front door seems like a joke, like anyone with a hairpin could open it. Of course, I wouldn't let ANY of my valuables in, it was even stressing to sleep in there. I am sure there are other decnt hotels at decent prices so you don't have to stay here, avoid this place!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lorelai25
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

At 220pesos a night (20$ us), I will pay the extra money to be a 5min walk to Beach access by Coco Bongo and all the clubs! You can get other hostels for 100-130pesos but they are a bus ride away in Cancun City proper.

The rooms are fairly big (22 beds) but nicely divided up, and I found the beds to be really comfortable, and I slept fairly well.

Breakfast is simple but OK

Not much of a Common room here other than a few tables and chairs here and there by reception / hall area, but I still met some cool people just in the room - a couple Israeli chaps and a girl from Argentina.

The staff are really friendly here too, and a pleasure to deal with.

All in all - you are paying for location and a decent place to sleep - its not a 'character' hostel, but if you wanna be where the action is in Cancun - this is it!

Bonus Tip - if you want party life on the beach - bus down to Oasis Cancun!! and spend your days there :)

Bonus Tip # 2 - Take city bus R1 to ADO central bus station. Aeroport bus was only 48 pesos? and very fast - don't waste your money on a cab!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Schlampah
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I booked a 3 night stay at this place primarily because of the location. The location was indeed great as it is only about a 15 minute walk to a main strip of clubs, shops and restaurants, and at $20 a night it was a bargain compared to the hotels. Other pros were the staff was nice and it had a small wildlife preserve out front that had iguanas.

The main issues however were that it was not a social hostel as other guests kept to themselves and cleaning was as far as I noticed performed only once daily. Toilets got clogged a few times and the bathroom did not always smell so great. Also, the air conditioning was only on intermittently and, thus it got very hot and stuffy. Overall for me the place, while I would not call it dirty, just had a dingy and un-fresh feel to it.

It's unfortunate because this hostel has so much potential. If they added a common area, bar/club hop services, and marketed the place with a fun theme, it would make the place so much more enjoyable. I'd also recommend slight upgrades to improve the interior aesthetics, more frequent cleaning, and adding deodorizers and air fresheners.

After this trip I can really appreciate how much more fun a vacation can be when staying in a place where you meet people and make friends. While Hostal Mayapan was not that place it very well could be and I'd recommend the owners pursue turning it into such a place.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

My luggage was delayed after flying into Cancun and I needed a hotel in Cancun quickly. I picked this out of the guidebook so that we could get to the beach! The hostel is actually in an old mall. It means the things are a bit awkward by times. There is no main sitting/relaxing area.
Pros: One of the only hostels in the hotel zone of Cancun, affordable for the hotel zone, computers available for use, free continental breakfast (basic but free)
Cons: Things were a bit musty and not super clean, we found a old shirt in a random dresser.

Overall consensus, its not really a great place, but if you want to be in the hotel zone without paying resort prices you can crash here for a night or two.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

hmm well i payed a lil bit more and got the private room... and it was pretty dam lousy, very poor qualityand ha the bed didnt have a sheet on it, and i had to walk to the front desk to get someone to come with the one and only air cond remote to turn on my ac.... every 4 hours. staff didnt really care and was a great hassle to get them off their office seat.

it has a giant glass roof, which looks kinda cool but reallisticly it acts like a massive greenhouse.

sure its the cheapest place in the hotel zone and it is fairly central, but for an extra 50% you could have a hotel

Room Tip: all much of much there... its a hostel in mexico............. dont expect much more than that
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostal Mayapan

Address: Boulevard Kukulkan Km 8.5, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 85 B&Bs / Inns in Cancun
Price Range: £12 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostal Mayapan 1.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mayapan Hostel is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone of Cancun, with Mayan style for people who want to hike and explore nature Maya Land endless emotions. ... more   less 
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