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“Amazing location, service and staff!”
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Tribu Hostel
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“Amazing location, service and staff!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This has got to be one of me and my travelling partner's best experiences - and we've seen quite a few places! The place is one of the only real backpacker places on the island and the design of both rooms andcommon areas is quite unique. They organize whale shark tours with a good company at competitive prices.
I forgot something there and after correspondance through email, they managed to get it back to me safe and sound - to Denmark, of all places. Definitely a must-see-must-stay! When we arrived there weren't rooms available for all of us in the reception, so they offered to open up their cinema to accomodate the entire group. Such flexibility is hard to find elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

If you are visiting Holbox (and you definitely should...because it is amazing) you should be required by international law to stay at Tribu!! Easily one of the better hostels I've ever stayed at (which is quite a few).

-The staff and owners are amaizing, super helpful, and incredibly friendly!
-The location is a few short steps away from the beautiful beach!
-The hostel has a great bar with strong drinks and live music (the place quiets down by 11).. The best public hostel kitchen I've ever seen, open till 11.. An awesome wrap-around dining area.. A cinema.. And most importantly, a legendary hammock area!
- The 10 bed AC dorm is perfect, coldest room in Mexico (in a good way)

Overall.. Tribu gets a 10/10 and my very strong recommendation!

  • Stayed June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The hostel is probably one of the best I have been to..the way the hostel is designed and organised id top class...
They have many areas where you can relax or socialise, a nice bar and an amazing kitchen that you can use, very well equipped, you had everything you need to cook a nice dinner.
The hostel is super clean and beds very comfortable.
Mosquitos are the only bother but nothing you can do in holbox, only hope they like someone else...
Only down side, the reception closes at 7pm, and although they give you map and information, I felt not looked after, but after all the hostel is super nice so not a big deal...I had to leave a day earlier due to some problems and they didn't refund the night for me ( in a way I understand but other places are more flexible in this respect)

Room Tip: Choose the upstairs room or dorm I believe they have more ventilation
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Stayed @ Tribu for 5 nights @ the end of May 2014. Office staff provided great insight about island. Cleaning staff friendly and thorough. Owners Lisa & David were present and very kind. A queasy person normally, I was apprehensive about going to see/swim w/ the whale sharks that start migrating toward/around the area starting in May. Owner David ensured it'd be worth it - he was right! A lil' Dramamine, and I was G2G!! Really appreciated their assistance w/ who to go w/ to visit the whale sharks (and manta rays and plenty of dolphins). Was roughly ~$85/person and lasted 8am-2pm. Fresh ceviche, fantastic wildlife, no sickness! woot woot!!

Tribu is for sure the neatest constructed hostel I've yet to encounter. Colorful, welcoming, safe, clean, FUN!! Some nights the hostel bar is a buzz, others it's really chill. PERFECT location on the island ... but 100 meters from the beach. Attached photo shows our daily jump, skip, and a hop to the beach.

Because it was 2 of us, we opted for the private room w/ small balcony and bathroom for ~$33 USD/night (low season). Was a perfect little place to lay our heads at night and lay out our suits! Cleaned daily by hostel cleaning staff.

Community kitchen is nicely laid out with individual cubbies for guests to store their dry groceries during their stay. The kitchen always smelt PHENOM!! Lovely hammock area. Nice wifi deck.

WILL BE BACK!! Thanks, Tribu!! Safe travels always!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Oshawa, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Calling all Beachbums!

Me and my partner traveled to this Hostel in May and stayed for a weekend which can only be described as pure bliss. This hostel is one of the cleanest, friendliest, chilled-out, fun, beach bum atmosphere I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. We rented a couples single room which was 30$ CDN a night (came with a private room/bathroom/tiny balcony). The room was exceptionally clean, and the staff are VERY helpful and friendly. If you come to Holbox Island for rest, relaxation, or are looking to chill out, mix'n'mingle with other travelers--Tribu has it all!

The hostel offers entertainment-[ i.e. bar nights/live entertainment/local talent] drinks are cheap, and the tiny bar located above the hostel is very bohemian and down to earth. There is a public kitchen which was VERY clean where you could store your food in a cupboard and a fridge. There is also the patio area outside with hammocks and an upstairs lounge/deck area.

I can't stress enough how clean and awesome this place was. We wanted to stay for another week! We will DEFINITELY be back to Tribu!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kimberley, Canada
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The Tribu is thee place to stay in Holbox and worth staying there. They have comfy beds, clean washrooms, big kitchen and a free welcoming cocktail to boot! The main beach is one quiet block away and easy to get to. The wifi could be more powerful but otherwise I would easily recommend Tribu for a great experience..

Room Tip: Main or second floor, not third floor if possible.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Venice, Italy
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We went there as group and were hosted here during 4 days! Amazing buildings, full of love and cozy atmosphere!
Hammocks everywhere, nice dormitory and bathrooms!
One night there was a PIZZABURGER party, the best combination ever tried (I'm Italian, trust me, homemade pizza dough was amazing!)

Sincerely recommended !!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Tribu Hostel
Address: Avenida Pedro Joaquin Coldwell 19 | Lote 6, Holbox Island, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Holbox Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #1 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Holbox Island
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Number of rooms: 11
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