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, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, Community Tours Sian Ka'an, 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

Travel Blogs from Tulum


A travel blog entry by carrieemann on Feb 15, 2015

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Day 1

I had breakfast in the hostel's fabulous courtyard with Ben, Matteo, and Natalia (from Germany). Great travel group.

Then I went to the monastery and convent, and visited the chocolate factory. They had a short tour where you could try many different kinds of chocolate, and then I got a chocolate drink at the end.

A little bit more sun and a day with the bicycles

A travel blog entry by liiseke on May 19, 2016

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We arrived to Tulum and we were still tired :D
We booked dorm beds in Mama's Home Hostel and luckily that night we were upgraded to a private room, so got to sort all our s*it out (haven't opened my big backpack fully for DAAAAAYS) and also had an awesome night sleep.
The next day we went to the beach. It's really pretty there! But, …


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

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Die Fahrt von Mérida nach Tulum war ziemlich kurz (4 Stunden) und sehr bequem (nagelneuer Volvo-Bus). Sie war aber leider nicht so spannend, da die Schnellbuse auf den teuren Autobahnen fahren, wo die Aussicht leider ziemlich öde ist. Weil der Fahrer sein neues Gefährt nicht wirklich im Griff hatte, brachten wir die Strecke zudem ohne Film hinter …

Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, and a rental car!

A travel blog entry by vivianlam on Sep 19, 2013

... to the region. We found one on our way to the Playa so stopped there. We were disappointed that they didn't have anything special on the menu other than a mango and pineapple smoothie. So they ordered something to eat while I had my egg sandwich and coke that I had packed earlier.There was a small little strip mall across the parking lot of the McDonald's so we decided to go and check it out. The first place we walked into was a shoe store so ...

A Ruin With A View

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88 on Jan 30, 2013

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... lead to believe would be the much more promising destination of Tulum. A real backpacker hangout, probably the largest in Mexico. Conveniently my collectivo dropped me just 100m away from the hostel that I had been planning to stay at. It was a basic place in terms of rooms, but comfortable enough and with a really nice large communal courtyard. Staying here also carried the bonus of access to a free shuttle bus that took ...