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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hostal Mayapan

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Hostal Mayapan
Ranked #21 of 65 Cancun B&B and Inns
Tampa, Florida
1 review
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“Good location”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

The hostel is close to all the party place including Coco Bongo and other nice clubs. Staffs are kind and helpful! I recommend you to choose separated room, because there is almost no privacy if you choose the cheapest one.

  • Stayed March 2014
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I came here with my 4 other friends, and we all stayed in 1 room together. This was my first experience in a hostel and I was freaked out at first because I didn't realize that the bathrooms are shared by guys and girls and the rooms are exposed to everyone (unless you pay a little extra for a room with a door). But I can say that I had a great experience here, met some fun and cool young people, the staff is really nice, and the clubs are all walking distance from here.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Located at KM 8.5, it is very close to the happening places at Cancun. Air conditioned and hygienic. Wi Fi only in lobby. Bus stop, ATMs and convenience stores very close by. Can be accessed from airport by taxi or an airport shuttle.

Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

This is my third year partying in Cancun Mexico for spring break.
If you want to do it on a tight budget this is a good place.
Sure you will not get AC all day but hey! It is a hostel don't expect premium fascilities.
The location is perfect: walking distance from nightclubs.
Beds are ok and I love it that the base made of concrete, the person sleeping below you can move as much as he wants and will not disturb you as it happens with wooden or iron beds.

  • Stayed March 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Hostel Mayapan

This is an abandoned shopping centre, they have literally put some beds in and walked away. Don't ruin your experience in Cancun like we did here.

I expect the only reason this place has some five star reviews is that they bribe customers, on the back of bathroom doors it says 'most people who review us on social media sites aren't happy (ah wonder why?) if you are happy please write a review and we will give you free water'....some people must be desperate to save money on buying filtered water.

If you have to book a hostel stay at Mundo Joven (downtown) ultimately budget a hotel into the plan as that is the only real way to experience Cancun. Try aloft which is close to this hostel, coming up at $150 at the time I looked.

Location: Well located in the hotel zone, but that's not reason enough to sleep here.

Rooms: They are large dorms, separated into four separate beds. There isn't much privacy between the sections. There are no charging points, we were told to stand on a chair and plug into the light bulb?! There is an extremely hostile feel to the hostel and rooms in general, you will not feel safe.

WIFI: The only place you can get a connection is downstairs in the lobby, which is awkward as there is no real place to sit or connect with other travellers.

Kitchen: We have used the kitchen in every single other hostel we have stayed in for the last month but we didn't even consider touching this one. There isn't a supermarket within walking distance anyway.

Games Area: This was literally a ping pong table in the middle of the abandoned shopping centre with no balls/bats. Honestly no table/couch or anything that you could use to say this is the common area, I never saw anyone in the hostel anyway.

Bathrooms: There were a stack of facilities, but they were unappealing and I was scared to put my face under the water as it smelt strongly of chlorine.

Staff: Does it hurt to smile to your customers? We got flip cards on check in to read through check out times, a picture of a kitchen etc.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cancun, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2014

this is a hotel located in the hotel zone that offers dorm rooms mixed also rooms for woman only and also air conditioned private rooms and possibly norm room with air conditioning they are always attempting to better the hotel and the prices are reasonable with internet signal and continental breakfast they are easy to deal with whether your here as a group or individual they are welcoming and let you be yourself either nice or nice and crazy as long as you are here for fun you can not beat the price by comparison and could use your support to keep it going and they have hot water and cable tv also microwave and refrigerator and hot plate you can have a free continental breakfast or cook your own meal and right in the hotel zone can not beat them and always trying to better the place and not only take suggestions they follow them up. I asked for a clock they got it also a hot plate they got it and the bathroom needed some freshener and we got it next is inproved shower heads and I am sure they will get them or you can put one on for them they are easy to work with and even if their is a problem they resolve it fairly I have been here for awhile and saved money and been cooked meals and they protect my property I feel very secure so do yourself a favor if your passing through or need a place for a week or month they are there to work with you to be fair and not to just collect money family operated if you need more information email happyhouli@yahoo.com cancun expert from usa

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

This hostel is in an old mall they converted into rooms. It's clean and has friendly and helpful staff.

Pros:
- Staff is friendly, but doesn't speak much English.
- It's located in the hotel zone in Cozumel and is close to the beach.
- Car rental place just around the corner.
- It's a cheap stay.
- It's clean and everything you'd expect of a hostel.

Cons:
- I got really sick from drinking the water as it's not filtered.
- No direct beach access, but have to cross the street and go through a big hotel

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank JD S
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Additional Information about Hostal Mayapan

Property: 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 #21 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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