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La Casa del Tio Rafa
Ranked #10 of 73 Speciality Lodging in Merida
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Your home in Merida!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

The greatest hostel in Merida! I felt like at home since the first day with el tio Rafa. Good place, good garden with pool and very nice people to share wonderful evenings. Definitely, the hostel to go in Merida and start your trip in Yucatan.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

No, is my answer. This is a home away from home for the real traveller. Rafa is a total sweetheart with a friendly demeanor. The place attracts the coolest people and it is always interesting for me to hang there and learn new things. I have been offered other acomodation, some for free but I always return to Casa del Tio Rafa.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

I stayed at Rafael's earlier hostel, back in 2006, and am happy to recommend him. He is a very, very good host. From what I understand and have seen about his new place its even better than the one he had before. Enjoy your stay.

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

I was referred to LAdTR by a friend of mine who stayed a week or two prior to my visit. Upon arrival I was greeted by the owner Tio Rafa very late in the evening. Instead of pushing me out into the street to find another hostel he took me in and booked me for the next two nights. Every morning he starts your day with a smile, a breakfast, and a hug-perfect way to start my day. Rafa keeps the hostel VERY clean and organized. There are lockers in room for your using, just bring a lock. The beds are comfortable and clean, also. The outdoor living area is available for relaxation or just casual hanging out before a day/night on the town, which is situated a short 10-15 minute walk away. While staying, any questions about attractions or direction on traveling, Tio Rafa is well equipped with much knowledge to point you in the right direction.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Safe. Clean. Affordable. Most of all: Welcoming. Stayed here with mostly non-Spanish speakers and staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. Good advice about where to go and how to play it smart while in Merida.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

I stayed at "La Casa del Tio Rafa" several times on diferent trips through Mexico.
It´s such a great hostel. The rooms are good, the free breakfast is delicious and freshly prepared by Rafa for you and the wonderful garden with pool is the best place in Merida to relax. What it makes so special "La Casa del Tio Rafa" is the atmosphere, thanks to Rafa you feel less like in a unknow hostel and more like in a house of a friend, who also gives you usefull advice about Merida and Yucatan.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

La Casa del Tio Rafa is a cheap and lovely place to stay. You need 10-15min walking into the city centre, therefore it’s quiet. The owner Rafa actually provides his house for travelers to stay over. The 6-bed dormitory is small but nicely furnished and decorated. He also offers one double and one single room. The kitchen and bathroom would need some more cleaning. You may use the washing machine and dryer for 40 pesos. Wi-Fi is available.
Rafa is awesome! He can give you lots of information about Mérida and its surroundings, he prepares breakfast and has dinner with you. He made the two days we spent in Mérida incredible. Thank you!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about La Casa del Tio Rafa

Property: La Casa del Tio Rafa
Address: 65#589 X 72 y 74 Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 73 Speciality Lodging in Merida
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cultural or language differences are not barriers in Merida, they're opportunities to open doors. Come on in!In its first year hostel "La Casa del Tio Rafa" has made itself known as an intimate, non- classic hostel with maximum capacity of 15; you won`t be overwhelmed.The hostel is situated only minutes from the ADO bus terminal and the main plaza in Merida. It's easy to make yourself comfortable with us. ... more   less 
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