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Address: Calle 65 # 589 Between 72 And 74 Centro, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
La Casa del Tio Rafa is listed on the following booking sites:La Casa del Tio Rafa at Hostelworld La Casa del Tio Rafa at Booking.com La Casa del Tio Rafa at HostelsClub
Rafa is a super cool host, always helping you and he prepared a nice breakfast every morning. i had a great time in the hostel and i met a really cool people there. Thanks for everything Rafa and i hope to comback soon. Highly recommended.
Rafa is a very friendly guy who serves a nice breakfast in the morning. He gave us a tip (and directions) which cenotes (pools) we should visit and it was great. It's a bit untidy in the hostel and sometimes hard to find privacy. Definitely go to the private rooms. Dorms are super hot! and the tv is running 24h and a bit loud.
La Casa del Tio Rafa Hostel is a very welcoming and homey hostel -- just what you need after an unexpectedly long bus trip. The interior is brightly decorated with a number of different, beautiful, and colourful paintings, featuring the rare Quetzal bird, flags of different countries, various portraits, and Mayan designs.
The hostel is situated close to the ADO bus terminal and about a ten-minute walk from the main square. The hostel is located in a safe and quiet part of Mrida, a couple of minutes' walking distance to a laundry, a few restaurants, and shops. The exterior of the hostel is painted blue and white, with only a small sign stating "hostal" out front. There is no sign with the actual name of the hostel -- so the hostel can be easily missed; however, there are no other hostels nearby, so you are unlikely to confuse this hostel for another place.
Rooms and Bathrooms
There are two dorm rooms available, which include some fans and personal lockers. All linen and a towel are also provided. There is plenty of room in the dorm room for your things and to move around freely. There is also a private room which is made out of an old water tank, which is ideal if you are looking for something a bit more funky and original. There are two bathrooms (one male and one female), both include a shower, sink, and toilet. The bathroom is quite big, with plenty of room to get changed.
There is a communal dinning area, communal kitchen, front lounge room, and outside garden area. All rooms are clean and brightly decorated. Free Wi-Fi is also provided, and is accessible throughout the entire building. There is a breakfast included, which is different everyday (pancakes, omelet) and comes with freshly brewed coffee or tea. The breakfast is served in the dinning area, whenever you are ready. The owner is extremely helpful, and provided us with a lot of information of sights to see in and around Mrida. There is also a lot of information and free city maps in the hostel. The hostel is not a party hostel, however it is still a social place, and a place you are likely to meet other travelers.
The hostel is a nice alternative to the typical backpacker hostel, providing a more homey environment, where you are likely to make friends and meet some interesting people. The hostel is small, and relatively quiet, however it's still a place you are likely to meet other people.
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Lockers in Rooms
Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons
Wi-Fi in Rooms
Luggage Storage (50)
24 Hour Security
Power Point/Sockets in Rooms
Credit Card Payments
Genders: Males & Females
Max. Age: All Ages
Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 15
Min. Age with Parent (private room): 15
Min. Age without Parent: 15
Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)
Curfew: No Curfew
Maximum Stay: 14 nights
Minimum Stay: 1 night
Open Dates: All Year
Reception Hours: 24 Hours
Size: Small (less than 30 beds)