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“Finally...a great hostel in Tulum!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Weary Traveler Hostel
Ranked #25 of 115 Speciality Lodging in Tulum
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Finally...a great hostel in Tulum!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

I had had a few weeks of horror hostels in Tulum so was dubious about trying a third but I wished that I had gone there straight away! The staff could not do enough for you, and that was all of them not only one or two people. The breakfast was so, so good! There is an abundance of things to cook from each day and free spices, oil, pasta, lentil, rice to help you cook otherwise. The internet was the fastest internet I found and the place was cleaned every day! I can assure you that the cleaning standards of the other hostels are not the same! If I come back to Tulum there is no doubt to where I will stay! They are relaxed and let my friends wander in and out to visit me without making them feel unwelcome or uncomfortable which was appreciated. One of the staff even helped me cook some lentils one day, a little recipe I will use again. All in all I was very happy to stay here, and actually sad to leave.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

This hostel has moved since the people that recommended me stayed there. Nothing from the webpage was correct. Ya, it was super cheap, but not worth it. The pool the poster bragged about looked so unclean I didnt touch it. The rooms, madrasses, kitchen, bathroom, everything was dirty, with holes in the walls and surfaces you didnt want to get close to. Im never going there again, and I will not recommend anyone I know to go there either.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Park City, Utah
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

This hostel has very recently moved to a new location, so disregard the photos and previous reviews. There is no breakfast, shuttle to the beach or bar. The common kitchen is small and there is no way to refrigerate anything. The staff were very nice and it was a good spot to meet fellow travelers, the location is set back off the main road and quiet. However, this new location is going to take a LOT of work to be even somewhat comfortably occupied. The dorm room I shared with my travel mate was horrible, it had a sickening smell and dirty mattresses, even with two fans the smell and heat would not dissipate. The building had been unoccupied for several years and you can tell there are a lot of issues with plumbing and the like that need to be fixed. Maybe in time............
Not worth the pesos now

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

A friend of mine recommended me this hostal for the good atmosphere and like he I as well had a great time there. Between de nice kitchen and the pool there's one table where it's easy to meet with nice and open minded travelers

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

This hostel has a lot of potential and they are working on it. The staff are very friendly, the vibe is great and it is only one block back from the main street and many restaurants are within 2 mins walk.
The pool was clean, some rooms have a/c, and the kitchen is well stocked with spices, herbs, oil and utensils.
It is a work in progress and not up to scratch yet, and maybe they should drop the price to account for this.
Not cheap for what it is, but still a good place to stop.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

I am writing this just so people know that previous descriptions of the place are all null and void now. They moved further north and one street west to an old house. They have no breakfast, no beach shuttle, no aircon, no bar. They do have a pool though which was clean and refreshing. We did overhear that they were running into a lot of unexpected problems in fixing up this place that had been abandoned for something like 6 years (?). Maybe that explained the smell coming from our bathroom (private bathroom btw).

I am quite used to staying in hostels and found the staff very nice and I did not have an unpleasant stay. My friend however got very ill while we were there and it was just not a good place to be sick in bed for two days. Between the odor from the bathroom and lack of aircon I can tell you that she would give it a very different review. She now refers to it as the Mexican jail cell. ;-) She does give the staff and other hostel-mates a thumbs up though.

I'm sure once they get things up and running as they as they are hoping to, the place will be great. Just know that they are currently going through some growing pains.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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London
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Eurgh. Not for me. One of the most expensive places I stayed in my five month trip (175 pesos per night with air con, and that's a must in this heat!). Basic, mucky rooms, a shower door that doesn't lock or even close properly in a mixed dorm, no soap at the sinks, huge deposit charge for towel, sheets and keys (300 pesos!). The price wouldn't be so bad with a decent breakfast, but this one isn't. You have to pay extra for a piece of fruit. The air con only comes on from 9pm - 7am so it's incredibly hot at other times. Everything felt impersonal and money driven and it was very busy and noisy. That said, the courtyard had long benches where everyone would sit together at night and you could buy cook-your-own BBQ stuff and beers which made it really social - some people seemed to like it. And you get a free bus to and from the beach which probably saves you about 15 pesos each day.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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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 #25 of 115 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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