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Weary Traveler Hostel
Ranked #24 of 123 Speciality Lodging in Tulum
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

very nice place. the double room we stayed in was very small. and the bathroom even smaller. but the place has a good vibe - you can cook in a mutuale kitchen and they offer ingridiants for breakest .
the hostel also provides salsa lessons

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

The breakfast is not good as in the guide. You have to cook it and choose what you want IT IS NOT A FULL Breakfast. If you have pancakes you cant have milk, milk is just for cereals. When people shower the steam stays inside the room and it gets terribly hot. The kitchen is good, the food is expensive and you cant bring your own drinks. You get a key for everything its not very personal service. There is a good bus to the beach twice a day.

Its nice to meet people,nice lockers very big and very close to the bus station.

Overall: Its to expensive for what they offer. The internet was never working well. I found a better much cheaper place in Tulum.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights and overall found it a pretty good hostel. Very close to the bus station. Has a large communal area, so great for meeting other travellers and the onsite bar provides fairly cheap drinks. Provides a free shuttle bus to the beach - although only twice a day (leaving at 9am or 1pm) - and it's a long walk or expensive taxi ride if you miss it. Breakfast is a fairly meagre affair and, as with dinner, if you want anything cooked (e.g. eggs at breakfast or burger at dinner) you have to do it yourself in the kitchen area. My room was clean and perfectly adequate. They have an electronic system for checking in and out and buying food/drink - it's a bit odd at first, but you soon get used to it and someone can normally explain how it works. They are very helpful for arranging tours for you - diving, snorkelling, cenotes, nature etc.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I stayed here because my cousin recommended it. The breakfast was awful. My room seemed infested with mosquito. I couldn't sleep the first night. I literally had to buy repellant and spray it all over the room. The staff is not that friendly. It's about 100 feet from the bus stop. I met GREAT backpackers though. I really loved Tulum so decided to stay two more nights instead.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Oh dear god. Someone must have the Lonely Planet on the pay roll for this place. Weary is indeed the word! Against all my better judgement (had been forewarned) I stayed at here; purely because 'Jardin de Frida' was full and this place is right next to the bus station - surely the only thing propping this place up. That and for some godforsaken reason a decent review in the LP.

It is noisy, dirty (roaches and moldy food in fridge - which is not even cold), the people who congregate here are your irritating backpacker types (personal choice but there we go) and the general ambiance is just awful. The rooms are tiny and woefully prison-cell like and even the ones with air con are like saunas . The breakfast is pitiful. Seriously, and so ungraciously given. The electronic tag system is also a joke.

Ok, ok I've stayed in worse places but its only because I'm so outraged at the price and that it's in a guide book when there are FAR better places only a stones throw away. Jardin de Frida is about five minutes further up the road and for same price you get big spacious cool room with plenty of fans and a NICE bathroom. Lovely garden that is cool and relaxed; well equipped clean and orderly kitchen and a decent breakfast.

Mama's House is two blocks in the opposite direction and has air con room for same price and MEGA breakfast, all given with a smile and has a lovely ambiance.

I guess the other only slight pros to location are free transport to beach (only twice a day, and only 7 pesos anyway) and free pasta or rice if that's what you wanna cook.

That is it. Do yourself a favour and muster up the strength to walk a little bit further that first day and stay somewhere decent!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We were supposed to stay in this hostel for few days but ended up staying for a whole week. The bunk beds were good and although the dorms are a bit gloomy it was generally quiet at night. The courtyard is great with all the hammocks and the long table and there was a barbecue one night where you could grill your own burgers and it was a great way to get to know people. We ended up hanging out with the same group of people for the whole week. There's also a pool table! Great communal vibe and a good location

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I've stayed at the Weary Traveler every March since 2009. I have made many friends there. The long series of connected tables casually creates true camaraderie. The hostel improves every year. The owners were among the first to realize how important wifi was to travelers and have a strong server. The staff is the same every year indicating to me that they are treated well and content with their jobs. The free breakfast - including eggs, bread, and coffee - is perfect. (I can usually find someone to cook my eggs for me.) Lately they've been throwing some wonderful evening barbeques. If you're into diving the hostel is partners with the best scuba shop in Tulum. I don't dive but I've often heard glowing reports of their scuba partners at Easy Chango. I haven't seen them but I've heard that private rooms are now available. The free bus to the beach leaves (and returns) twice a day. Living in town gives you a chance to explore a small Mexican town with its frequent festivals and friendly folks. I've traveled to more than fifty countries and consider the Weary Traveler among the best hostels in the world.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Weary Traveler Hostel
Address: Calle Polar | con Calle Beta Norte, Tulum 77760, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Free Breakfast Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 123 Speciality Lodging in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Weary Traveler Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum was started by backpackers for backpackers back in the year 2000. The hostel was built around what they themselves wanted to find in a good hostel when they were traveling. A good social vibe A book exchange A bar with backpacker prices Communal Kitchen (loaded with free spices, salt, pepper) Full Cook Your Own Breakfast Free Rice, Pasta and lentils for dinner Good Advice on Tours and Activities Some aspects of the Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum appear to be unique but they are not. Many of them came from other hostels where we had stayed long before we dreamed of opening a hostel in Tulum. For example the Burn Your Own BBQ was inspired by the Bondi Beach Hotel's incredible steak barbi setup inside the bar. Huge, beautiful cuts of beef were in a display fridge that was part of the bar. You would say, "Yeah, give me that one!" and huge chunk of raw red meat came at you on a platter. It was your job to cook it how you wanted it. The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum has changed, evolved, gone back to our roots and changed again and again over the years. We have always tried to evolve as a hostel, stay ahead of the competition and anticipated the changing needs and desires of our guests. So welcome to The Weary Traveler Hostel Tulum, mi casa es su casa! John, one of the originals from way back when. ... more   less 
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