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Hotel and Hostal El Punto
Ranked #36 of 116 Speciality Lodging in Tulum
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great budget option for Tulum”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

El Punto is an awesome place to tour Tulum it is in a great location right next to the supermarket and easy cycling distances to the beaches and the Tulum ruins. Bikes are free too which is a plus. The only con is the quantity of Mosquitos because of a small pond at the entrance to the lobby. Overall I would recommend it!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

My partner and I stayed at El Punto for about a week in a private room and absolutely loved it! The rooms were very clean and modern and they provided nice towels (which is actually pretty rare at most hotels around Tulum). The staff were all very nice and accommodating. They also provide free bikes that you can take around town which will save you some money. Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Not located so close to the beach, but there are bikes for free if you want to ride them to the beach. I stayed in a private room which was great. Good shower, comfortable beds, fans and air-conditioning.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Frankfurt, Germany
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We had six beds in the female dorm. It was alright but one shower is simlpy not enough for eight beds and the lockers wouldnt have been enough either if we hadnt shared. Fortunately there were mosquito nets for every bed. The owner was not unfriendly, but he wasnt friendly or warm either. The location is quite good though.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Montreal
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

My friend and I stayed here for 6 nights in the girls dorm and couldn't be happier with our experience. The dudes who run this place are super chill and play great music. The place is clean, there are places to lock up your valuables, the kitchen is a great touch (for penny pinchers) the beds are comfortable, and Manuella (the dog) holds down the fort with all her cuteness.

It's pretty far from the beach but the 30 minute bike ride (free bikes!) to and from was one of my favourite things about staying here. It's a 10 minute walk into town and there's a grocery store across the street.

Oh, and the biggest perk is that it's VERY affordable.

I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat and would go back tomorrow if I could.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

First off, the gentlemen - Julio and Carlos- who manage the establishment are ultra laid-back and cool. El Punto is located very near (.5 km) to the main highway in Tulum, about 1km from the center of town and about 2 km from the nearest public beach. If you want the luxury resort, right-on-the-beach experience, look elsewhere and prepare to pay for it. El Punto offers simple, spacious rooms with air conditioning, running water (which fluctuates in temperature depending on the time of day), private bathrooms and romantic lighting. There is a community kitchen and a big-box style grocery store is right across the street if you want to save money on dining. If you book the room online, prepare to pay for the room upon the time of checkout - not in advance as we thought we'd done. Rooms were cleaned daily but a new set of clean sheets had to be requested after the third evening of our stay as we kept returning from our excursions to find the same sheets on the bed, however tidied by the maid. Would recommend this hotel to anyone who might consider staying in a hostel but would prefer some of the niceties of a hotel. The use of free bicycles were a very nice touch. Would stay here again for sure!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

I intended to spend 1 night here, and was a little nervous to do so as hadn't stayed in a backpackers since my early 20s (I'm 30) - I landed up staying for 3 nights and would have stayed longer (but had to move to next spot) and loved every minute. The place was a little far from the beach but bikes are provided for free (and plenty of them) and it's comfortable enough to chill in the grounds.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel and Hostal El Punto
Address: Avenida Coba Sur y Avenida Mercurio, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #36 of 116 Speciality Lodging in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel and Hostal El Punto 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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