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Famous as a spring-break destination and for the great influx of American tourists wanting a taste of the Caribbean lifestyle, Cancún is much more than the all-inclusive-resort paradise it's famous for being!
The city is informally divided into two different areas. The first one is downtown, where the locals live and that feels like any other regular Mexican city, with streets full of life, Mexican food counters, and traffic with buses full of hospitality-industry-employed locals. The other one is the glamorous "zona hotelera," or hotel zone. The hotels are lined up on a strip of land bordered by blue waters and white sands. Most accommodation options in this area are massive, all-inclusive resorts surrounded by a few clubs that offer an alternative for nights out for those tourists wanting to take a vacation from their resort.
Downtown, though, is where the budget hostels in Cancún and guesthouses with more of a family and local taste are. If you are on a budget, head downtown for accommodation and food and to the hotels area during the day to enjoy the paradise-like beaches. Contrary to what most people believe, Cancun is not an exclusive destination for the wealthy ones and you can really get around without spending much, if you know where to go!
No matter where you decide to spend your nights, all beaches in Cancún are public and although sometimes the big resorts can block the view from the street toward the ocean, you can access them through walkways with pointing boards with each beach's name on it.
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"Excellent - Spotlessly clean rooms and en-suites; friendly, helpful staff; and if you linger over the included breakfast you'll likely meet other backpackers." … "This hostel has clean, nice showers. It's close to nightlife, good food and has a lively outdoor bar. The staff are friendly; practice your Spanish. People at the airport would not tell me where the bus stop was located. It is across the street from the main terminal between...
Hostel Mundo Maya
"Safe place, close to bus station, nice environment - I was traveling to Cancun in December on my own and I am a female so I was a bit afraid of the hostel being so cheap, but fortunately it was a nice surprise. I booked a private room but now looking back would've choose a shared accommodation because they are cheaper, you have a chance to meet other travelers and this hostel is safe. The shared accommodation is downstairs right next to...
Chacmool Hostel Cancun
"At Chac Mool Hostel, you get a free welcome beer upon your arrival, which makes for a great first impression. The Location Located close to the bus station, it is neatly tucked a few blocks away from Tulum Avenue and sits at the corner of wide open plaza. There are abundant restaurants and cheap food stands close by. Local bus transportation is also just a few blocks away, which makes it easy to get to the main strip. Walmart is also...
"Do not stay in this place! Avoid it at all costs. The rooms aren't clean, and the bathrooms are quite an adventure. It needs some serious cleaning. Not to mention they have a curfew for the kitchen at 10 p.m., so if you get there later than 10 p.m. and are hungry, you can't even get anything from the fridge. It's better to pay a bit more in some other hostel than wasting your money on this one." … "Would be 0, but the linens seemed...
"Hostal Haina is located in downtown Cancun, in a quiet residential area near a small park. The Location It is about a ten-minute walk from the ADO bus station and very close to shopping and eateries. There is a secure wrought-iron iron gate at the entrance, controlled by staff, which lends a comforting air of security to the premises. Reception is a breeze, with friendly staff and an efficient check-in process. Rooms and Bathrooms...
Green 16 Hostel
"Not a hostel but a room that doesn't have any security and a door that didn't shut properly. The only hostel in Cancun that could benefit from Wilma. It needs blowing down. Awful. We ended up there for 1 hour and then went over the road to the holiday inn express." … "… can choose between single king size, double, two-bed and rooms. All our rooms have a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, TV, convenience...
"Excellent property - Very clean, excellent food and service." … "Luxurious and safe - As soon as I walked in the main door the owner came to help me with my bags. She was also very helpful in setting up a fun walking tour of Cancun Centro during the afternoon. This place has a beautiful garden, a upper deck with a great view, great kitchen facilities, free internet, spacious shower/bathroom and is conveniently located in Cancun Centro...
International Club Hostel
"… at the perfect price. Don't worry: no matter how tight your budget, all our rooms are air-conditioned. Club Hostel offers more than just a good night's rest. You might find yourself swimming in or relaxing by the pool, socializing in the lounge, or enjoying the view from one of the many balconies. Need to take care of business, check your email or contact someone at home? Internet and international phone service are both...
Hotel & Hostal El Meson de Tulum
"Good, clean, friendly vibe - I liked this place and the area of town. Friendly staff, helpful, lively wooden rooms and central garden, close to transport." … "Hotel and Hostel located in the center of Cancun, has 28 beds divided in half for men and women, 7 rooms with shared bath houses and 10 private rooms. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the...
"… • 1 Bar. • Swimming pool. • Beautiful Gardens. • Yatch Club. • Medical Services. • Free Parking. • Currency Exchange. • Kiddie Pool. The Sotavento Hotel & Yacht Club opens their doors to the clients offering the personalized service and attention to detail a small hotel can offer. The Sotavento Hotel & Yacht Club's goal is to offer the best service and the most memorable experience on your vacations to Cancun. Sotavento Hotel &...
"Good and cheap place to stay - This hostel is well located in a safe and central zone. 5 mins walking from the bus terminal, supermarket next block, 1 minute from the urban bus to the beaches. Free kitchen, fridges, wifi, breakfast, jaccuzzi, TV dvds, books. Hot water all day, fans and AC in rooms. Two terraces to take a drink outside. One the best cheap hosting solution in the city!" … "… bathrooms,equipped full...
"… Wide area tv and reading Dining Common Congierge for tours Internet and international telephone room SERVICIOS INCLUIDED IN THE RENT: Continental Breakfast Air conditioning Fan Lookers Sabanas Towels Soap Single Berths Wi Fi Description of transport: outside the airport in front of Terminal 2 are the ADO bus (golden color and the red), with departures every 30 minutes at a cost of 40 pesos, you bring up the station...
Hostel Ka'beh Cancun
"Great Location and Great Staff - I stayed at this hostel in August and loved it. Staff cleaned it daily (sometimes more than once), AC, great staff, Wi-Fi, great people -- location just a few blocks from restaurants and bars and the bus terminal. I am actually going back on the 25th of this month." … "… Take and leave what ever you want --> Hot Water --> Fully Equipped Kitchen --> Cable TV + DVDs --> Lockers +...
"Clean and neat but not warm and welcoming atmosphere - Location is perfect. Facilities are clean and new. Breakfast below average. Staffs would help when being asked up. It is a quite hostel, don't expect something vibrant and warm." … "… cleanliness and security and has great facilities including wireless internet, air conditioning, common areas, lockers, terrace space and a fully equipped kitchen. The hostel has a variety of...
Hostel Mundo Joven Cancún
"Simply great - Really nice place, good location despite being in the barren wasteland of Cancun which is just friggin horrible, concrete soulless. Clean, lovely hot-tub and roof area to chill out on. Free internet and TV room which is relaxing. Cheaper club nights if you go with the staff. When I was there last week we had a great BBQ evening too which was put on by the staff who work bloody hard to keep the place so nice. Definitely would go...
Mayan Hostel Cancun
"Cute and fun hostel, with friendly and welcoming atmosphere - my sister and i booked a trip to cancun and decided to stay here for our first night because we were getting in early and we "splurged" and went halfsies on about the equivalent of a $30 CAD a night private room with private bath. The bunks in about a 12-14 person dorm were around 11 or 12 so the extra couple bucks was worth it, or would be worth it even for a private room with...
Bed & Breakfast Garden
"WELCOME TO MEXICO, WELCOME TO CANCUN We are a mexican B&B with a great location just 2 minutes away from Market 28, a handcraft market. Our place has a great enviorment, full of positive energy and surrounded by nature. The idea is to make your stay safe, secure and comfortable, that is why our staff is always ready to help you out and serve you. We are really looking forward to share with you the mexican life style so you can live, feel...
"Clean and good location in Downtown Cancun - Pros -- Clean; Close to several mexican restaurants as well as 24/7 Oxxo stores and Burger King, Subway; Comfortable Beds; Table tennis; friendly personnel. Cons -- Booked a double room, but only one bed was ready on arrival. 2nd bed was organized in a few minutes; Seemed to have been a office before / no deco / lacks a little of charm; a little bit of street noise recognizable; discussion...
Mayan Hostel 1
"… number 17. We are a 3 minute walk from the ADO bus station and 1 block down the street from Las Palapas, which is an amazing food court, and 15 minutes by bus to the beaches here in Cancun. We have private and shared rooms avaliable, with an amazing breakfast in the morninng. We offer tours and club specials at the best prices for our guests to enjoy everything here in Cancun. Mayan Hostel 1 has a friendly and relaxed...
Sotavento Hostel By Pocna
"… on the Lagoon Directly in the heart of the Cancun's Hotel Zone. Managed by Pocna Hostel Isla Mujeres where the locations and price are all outstanding. If you visit Mexican Caribbean don't forget visiting Pocna & Sotavento Hostels.A small intimate hotel, located on Cancun's waterway connecting the beautiful Laguna Nichupte and the Bahia de Mujeres. The hostel is newly renovated. This hostel is located near to the...
"… going and you’ll find Las Palapas square, find the OXXO (convenience store) and keep going on the same direction until you find the next park, as soon as you get to the park turn to the right and you’ll find Orquideas street where you will see the hostel. By car Coming from the airport over Tulum avenue until you get to the circle ( seashell circle well known as EL Ceviche) turn to the left and get to Coba avenue keep going until...
Hostel Natura Cancún
"Perfect location/kind & caring staff - The location is PERFECT! The beach is right around the corner. I'd say about 2-3 minute walk from the steps. All the clubs & restaurants are the opposite direction, a 5 minute walk straight from the steps. I recommend taking the bus, it's very efficient. Very cheap. Very fast. A taxi wanted to charge me $14 used for a ride that cost me $0.71 usd & minutes on the bus. The buses also come right outside...
Tuch Hostal Cancun
"… park. If you like to meet people, traditions, local food, With a friendly atmosphere. We are the perfect place for You. Maps, Books, Games are available free of charge. Discounted tours are available. -Dorm with A/A -kitchen for your use -Free Wi Fi -Hot water showers -Free drinking water -Breakfast included -Free towels -24 hrs. Reception -Games. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late...
"… and towel included •24 hour security and reception •Swimming pool (9AM-10PM) •Hammock’s and lounging areas •Common area 42” TV and international channels •Common kitchen Accommodations: •6 Bed Female Shared Dorm (1 bathroom) •4 Bed Mixed Shared Dorm (1 bathroom) •6 Bed Male Shared Dorm (1 bathroom) •2 Private Rooms (1 bathroom each) •1 Shared Bathroom Available for Purchase (with Party Rockers Cancun): •Day tours...
"… a backpacker, or simply on a budget, Mayan Amazons Hostel is the perfect choice for your vacation. Reservations are not required, we welcome walk-ins! Two-story property. A large room with 6 bunk beds, 12 single beds in total. Kitchen facilities and accommodation. 3 bathrooms with showers. Dining room, lockers, wifi and TV. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No...
Hostel el corazon
"… prices, best location and of course a great team of friends. Friendly and knowledgeable staff Large communal area - great place to meet new people Excellent location Walking distance to nightlife, restaurants and other attractions Large rooms with A/C Discounts for Tourist Attractions Please Note: Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be...
Hostel Cancun HL41
"… (request at the reception) For your comfort – Hair Dryer available (request at the reception) Extra Roll-Away folding bed available (request at the reception) Fully Equipped kitchen and dining room - with Self-Catering Facilities (refrigerator, coffee-maker, electric oven, microwave, plates and utensils) Free drinking water in the kitchen FREE “Toast & Coffee” Every morning Mayan Style Hammocks - on request (use in the room)...
Hostel San Carlos
"This is a great little hotel. It's close to the bus terminal, and close to the main shopping area of Cancun Centro, plus other markets. Not the best spot to be if you want to party, but the hotel zone is very easily accessed via bus R1 or R2." … Sm 23 Mza 32 Calle Cedro
Hostel Rio Cancun
"The Mayan Hostel is a grass hut oasis in the busy hub of downtown Cancun, Mexico. Located a short walk from the bus depot, a large scale grocery store, several banks and Mexican restaurants, this hostel is in the ideal location for backpackers visiting the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Cancun, Mexico. At night, the active downtown is noisy, but the area in which the hostel is located is residential enough that is it pretty quiet....
Hostel Laurel 41
"Our hostel has a great location just in the heart of Cancun's downtown, everything is within walking distance, banks, supermarkets, restaurants, shops and the bus station. We are just 15 minutes from the beach by bus and 25 minutes from the international airport! Laurel hostel has very nice atmosphere, we have exelentes serviceability and services. Here, you can feel at home, what else are you looking for? Book now! We have availability of...
Casa Bonita Cancun B
"… at Yak, half a mile away from hypermarkets _Sam's Club, Walmart, Costco, Soriana, Home Deport, City Club, Paseos Cancun, etc. Cancun has a lot to offer in sun and fun, day and night. Great beaches, water sports, the greatest SCUBA diving, fabulous night life at Coco Bongo, The City, Bulldog, Daddy'O, among others, plus the cultural sites of Ancient Mayan civilization - Chichen Itza, Ek-Balam, Merida, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and...
Casa Roja Cancun
"Located in a quiet and nice residential area with lots of greenery and trees, parking space. Budget Private room: ceiling fan, air mattress bed, hammock hooks, desk, wireless internet, electric stove, radio, coffee maker, water bottle, wardrobe and private bathroom with shower, hot water. Independent access to a small patio. We provide clean towels every 4rd day and sheets weekly. check in: 13:00 check out: 11:00 breakfast not...
"We are a small intimate resort where you always get personalized service from our friendly staff. Our more than 30 fully equipped suites (one and two bedrooms) include amenities like: AC, Kitchenette, living room, dinning, bathroom, cable TV, telephone, available wifi, lagoon view and more. We want you to feel just like at home at Suites Sina and we are certain that if you choose our resort for your next vacation you will keep coming back...
Andador Flamboyan 29
"… but totally respect your privacy at all times. This is a self contained apartment and it contains 2 bedrooms , each equipped with a Queen size Bed There is also a pull out sofa. Bed Linens and towels for the bathroom are provided. There is a safe for your convenience. Air Conditioning is there for your use . The Bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet . Hot Water is provided at all times. This is a house, not a hostel, and we...
Ikaro Suites Cancun
"… suite-type accommodations are air conditioned and offer free toiletries, cable TV, and a coffee machine. They also feature an equipped kitchen and city views. Concierge, as well as laundry and ironing services are available. Ikaro Suites is 50 metres from handcraft market '28', and the ADO bus station is 100 metres away. Cancun International Airport is 30 minutes' drive away. Please note : Cancellation Policy : 24 hours....
"Salvia Condominium is right on cancun beach all rooms ocean view with full kitchen and next door to all cancun enterteinment.swimming pool area. We offer single, doubles, triple , quads rooms all with private bathrooms, air condition, t.v.satelital hot & cold water, towels, security box," … "… all with private bathrooms, hot & cold water,air condition towels, security box,SWIMMING POOL. Internet Access Linen Included...
"… with independent entrance and parking , only 8 minutes far from the city, in front of Isla Mujeres. We offer some OPTIONALS services, as : Transfer, (ONE 1 way US$38.- Private SUV) Laundry Restaurant Service from 12:00Hrs. to 18:30Hrs. Some activities nearby, as : Mountain Bike route Paddle Board Windsurf lessons Private Speed Boat tours Please note : Cancellation Policy : 3 days. Only cash payment accepted on...
Hotel Los Arcos Holbox
"Posada Los Arcos is a small hotel located in the heart of the village of Holbox Island. It contains 32 rooms surrounded by a beautiful garden and minutes from the most spectacular beaches of the Riviera Maya. Two types of rooms, basic room with two double beds, private bathroom, hot water, tv, fan and Garden View Double room Standard twin beds, private bathroom, hot water, TV, A / C, fan and Garden View We also have WI fi in common...
Hostel Casa Laurel
"… is situated in a safe neighborhood and has the best location in Downtown. * 2 blocks away or 3 minutes walking distance from the one and only ADO BUS STATION downtown and main SUPERMARKET * 1 block away from local food at PARQUE LAS PALAPAS and MARKET 23 * 7 minutes walking distance to MARKET 28 where you'll find souvenirs at half prices and local restaurants. * 20 minutes bus ride to NIGHTCLUBS and BEACHES. - You...
Naranja 2 Guesthouse
"… room has a queen sized bed closet, fan, desk and a balcony overlooking the back patio and garden. These last rooms share a bathroom with shower. The third room has a king size bed, desk, closet, fan, a hammock and a private bathroom with a shower. We provide internet connection. Guests can use the kitchen which has a refrigerator, oven, coffemaker and microwave. This Guest House is in a perfect location because it is in the...
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