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“Great atmosphere!”
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Hostel Quetzal
Ranked #24 of 134 Speciality Lodging in Cancun
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great atmosphere!”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Really great, the breakfast and dinner are tops and a great way to socialise. They'll take you out to the clubs on an evening if you want. The staff make this place your home away from home! Hot Water did stop for a few hours but they did fix it pretty quick.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

You will not find a better hostel anywhere in Mexico.Beautiful colonial estate with a great location. The owner Monica makes you feel completely at home. The facility and grounds are very clean.The breakfest and dinner were very good.Evening atmosphere was wonderful especially the music Monica plays throughout the evening.The staff was very helpful and courteous.I had a wonderful time.Going back to Cancun april 2012 ,guess where I will be.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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NZ
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

This hostel felt like home. The food was great, clean rooms, hot water, building with a lot of character and a nice garden.

Felt like staying with family-hands down the best hostel I stayed in in Mexico.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

This hostel is just so-so, not as good as normal hotel.

First of all, it's expensive. Although the food is included, it is still unworthy. Also, the dinner supposed to start at 8PM. However, eating around 10PM is what usually happened. You just sit there and wait for the dinner forever. One thing is good that you meet new people here (during the dinner). But come on, you can meet new people anywhere. Go to the public beach, more people there.

One more thing, there's so many mosquitoes in the room, which you will never find in the hotel. Also, the stairs is too dangerous, definitely not a good design for old people.

I will never go back to this place again. Oh by the way, they never do my laundry.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Our stay here was more like a house with friends than a bulk accomadation stay. Perhaps not the colours you would use in your home but made for a positive mood and fits in well with the rest of Cancun. We stayed in a spacious private room with own bathroom which was such a releif after our recent experience in a hostel in Miami Beach but after seeing the 16 bed shared dorm we would of been happy to opt for that option also. It was very spacious with plenty of room to put your bags and for the cost would have been great. The food was fantastic with breakfast cooked at your request by the wonderful staff and dinner was set around a long table so you could exchange stories with all the guests over a typical mexican style meal. We did not stay long enough to experience any of the nights out or tours that they arrange but am sure that they would be great value also.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

This is the best Hostel I’ve stayed at. You get breakfast included. It is basic but you also get fresh filter coffee. You also get dinner, it is basic too but everyone in the hostel sits down to eat dinner together in the garden. It is a great way to meet people. Have your main meal at lunch time though. They also organise the evening out for those wanting to head to the big clubs in the hotel zona.

The Hostel was very clean. they have a lounge with cable TV, and one PC for public use as well as wifi. THey sell beers at 15 Pesos (cheapest I found in Mexico outside of a supermarket) as well as cold drinks. The staff are super friendly and helpful. There is a roof terrace if you want to catch some sun without going to the beach.

The location is in the town center so there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Unfortunately is is not near the beach but I haven’t found any hostels that are. You can Taxi to the beach or catch the R1 bus (9 pesos) which is a 3 minute walk away.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Perth
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

The accommodation is generally good to very good, but generally it is expensive for what you receive. While we found the breakfast good, the dinners were cold and lacking.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostel Quetzal
Address: Orquideas Street 10, Cancun CP 75505, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 134 Speciality Lodging in Cancun
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new Hostel Quetzal opens its doors to Cancun´s visitors with the comfort and inviting atmosphere of a new hostel. Situated on half a residential block, the hostel was once a private residence of a famous performing artist. The home was constructed with large rooms, arched doorways, high ceilings and beautiful interior decoration. Our new bilingual staffs are trained to give you a quality and comfortable stay, and help you with general information, tours, or disco tickets. ... more   less 
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