Mama's Home

Address: Calle orion s-n entre venus y sol oriente, Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, 77780, Mexico | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Calle orion s-n entre venus y sol oriente, Tulum, is near Gran Cenote, Community Tours Sian Ka'an, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, and Cenote Crystal.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMama's Home Tulum

Reviewed by m_and_m_time

Not homely at all!

Reviewed Oct 18, 2013
by (16 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

So expensive! I don't know how this place gets away with charging over US$50 for a simple and musky private. Dorm beds were cheaper but still pricey for how basic they were- Grimey walls and flimsy lockers. We were given dirty sheets for our dorm beds and had to exhange them.
The bathroom was clean, yet there was never any toilet paper in there and we constantly had to ask staff to restock it! Staff seem to be doing nothing really; they just sit or lay around watching TV.
We didn't feel like the staff really cared if we were there or not! There was a weird vibe around the place too as the owners often had friends around and smoking in the common room so we felt less welcome.
We'd choose Hostel Shek next time if we were to get a dorm in Tulum!
'Mama's Home' just didn't feel like 'home'!
Oh yeah, and then there's the tacky Christmas decorations that look like they've been up for years!

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Reviewed by dreams2reality

Great Hostel!

Reviewed Jan 27, 2013
by (21 reviews) Hutchinson , United States Flag of United States

This hostel has a great central area with a great vibe. They also have the most amazing breakfasts which are free of charge. The first day we had chocolate banana crepes with amazing coffee. The second day we had an egg scramble, a warm french roll, fresh watermelon, and coffee. This place I would recommend to everyone!

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Reviewed by missvicki_woo


Reviewed Jan 14, 2013
by (3 reviews) Bristol , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

Very nice hostel would definatly recommend staying here!

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TripAdvisor Reviews Mama's Home Tulum

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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Cavern diving in coastal Tulum

A travel blog entry by wyldhorsez on Jul 01, 2015

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A travel blog entry by coma-weltreise on Mar 27, 2014

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A travel blog entry by vivianlam on Sep 19, 2013

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A travel blog entry by jameshardy88 on Jan 30, 2013

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Cenote diving

A travel blog entry by beneches on Oct 03, 2012

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... is set about half a kilometre into the jungle down a very rough track. It took us at least 20 mins to get there! Once we were kitted up we went down some wood steps to a platform that allowed us safe entry into the water.

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