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Hostel Bambu Gran Palas, Tulum

Adults-only hostel with 2 restaurants, near Tulum Beach

  • Free WiFi
From
$41 CAD

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  • Estandar King Doble - Guest Room
  • Estandar King Doble - Guest Room
  • Basic Quadruple Room - Living Area
  • Balcony View
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Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila Km 8, Tulum, 77780, QROO, Mexico
7.4.Good.
  • Beautiful cenote, cozy bed and private space for a dorm! Very nice staff

    Jan. 23, 2019

  • Great place to party 24/7. Plan to go to bed not early than 3 am. This place is very…

    Feb. 9, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
Convenient
Walkable
Safe
Shopping
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 3 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Tulum Beach - 1 min walk
  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - 20 min walk
  • Playa Akun - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • SFER IK - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Tulum National Park - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Playa Paraiso - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Economy Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Estandar King Doble
  • Basic Quadruple Room
  • Estandar King Doble

Location

Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila Km 8, Tulum, 77780, QROO, Mexico
  • Tulum Beach - 1 min walk
  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - 20 min walk
  • Playa Akun - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Tulum Beach - 1 min walk
  • Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve - 20 min walk
  • Playa Akun - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • SFER IK - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Tulum National Park - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Playa Paraiso - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Las Palmas Public Beach - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Tulum Mayan Ruins - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Gran Cenote - 7.6 mi / 12.3 km
  • Tulum Monkey Sanctuary - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Dos Aguas Park - 5.6 mi / 9 km

Getting around

  • Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 113 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 3 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Year Built - 1992
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Bambu Gran Palas Cenote Hotel Zone Tulum
  • Hostel Bambu Gran Palas Tulum
  • Hostel Bambu Gran Palas Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostel Bambu Gran Palas Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Tulum
  • Bambu Gran Palas Cenote Hotel Zone
  • Bambu Gran Palas Cenote Zone Tulum
  • Bambu Gran Palas Cenote Zone
  • Bambu Gran Palas Cenote in Hotel Zone
  • Hostel Bambu Gran Palas Tulum
  • Hostel Bambu Gran Palas
  • Bambu Gran Palas Tulum
  • Bambu Gran Palas

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.34 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hostel Bambu Gran Palas does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hostel Bambu Gran Palas.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Casa Banana (7-min walk), La Eufemia (9-min walk), and Hartwood (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120 per vehicle one-way.
  • Hostel Bambu Gran Palas has 2 bars and a garden.
7.4.Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    I loved the location, right in the heart of the jungle and across the street from the beach!

    1 night romance trip, Jan. 16, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Beautiful facility and great location. However, this was the loudest hostel experience I've ever encountered. It's right next to two nightclubs, and is impossibly loud until they close around 1.

    3 night trip, Jan. 4, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Not what you expect from the photos

    So the pictures advertise are not at all like the actual place you stay in. Meaning it’s not spaced out like the pictures shows it’s no open or airy. The bed was so lumpy literally was lopsided and the sheets had stains on them both times they were changed out. The security is good nothing ever came up missing The bathroom was always and muddy water on the floor. There is no space for you to change privately. Also it is very hot almost suffocated during the day they do not turn the A/C until after 8pm.It advertises that the beach is across the street that is true, but what they don’t advertise is that you have to pay upwards to $100 to access the beach club across the street and if you want the beach club they offer you have to walk a mile down the road. Luckily I had rented a scooter. The beach club is nice though food is great! The staff at the hostal is very nice especially the lady who works in the morning. I personally wouldn’t stay here again especially for the price it’s above normal hostal prices. To their credit it does look like they were doing construction

    Patricio, 3 night trip, Dec. 29, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    It is what it is

    The hotel is super rustic - it’s shaking when windy and the roof was leaking during the rain. The staff was very nice. All the above could be tolerated because of the location - it’s literally across the street from the beach and next to restaurants and bars. But...there’s a very, very loud construction in front of it going day and night. And the main road is just under the window with people trying to get a taxi late night. It was absolutely impossible to sleep. Internet is bad enough for those who need to work remotely.

    5 night trip, Nov. 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Super friendly staff.

    From the moment we arrived the front desk Luis was very friendly and kind l, every day taking care of us myself and my friends. Norma the owner was also super helpful and friendly. Everyone actually was kind and helpful to my group.

    JOSE, 4 night trip with friends, Nov. 7, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    It was a great place to stay. Our only complaints were mosquitos and it was quite noisey! But both were easy to look past because of the great service and view.

    1 night trip with friends, Oct. 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was very close to everthing. Very ecologic. We had a small inconvenience with the reservation but it was well resolved by the stuff. I would recommended

    Giovanni, 1 night family trip, Sep. 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved the atmosphere and people. Very centrally located. Clan Destino is a restaurant located in the back, with a cenote inside it. Very fun atmosphere. Clean and comfortable. Showers had hot water. Bring your own soap. You can get a towel for 100 peso deposit, which is returned.

    Shaun, 3 night trip with friends, Jul. 29, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Nice but oh the noise

    The location is great. Very close to the beach. The hotel has a cenote in the back and a very reasonably priced bar/restaurant. The biggest problem is the noise. It is very very loud. The noise comes from the road and other rooms. It’s almost as if we were sleeping outside. They also do karaoke on certain nights that goes to 4am. Yes 4 am. If you are a light sleeper this is not the place for you!!! Also, the receptionist didn’t tell us about the free breakfast until later in the next day. The breakfast is not at the same location but about 50 meters down the road.

    Robin, 2 night trip, Feb. 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great cheap tulum beach vacation

    This was my second year staying at gran palas bambu hostel. As a 31 year old woman traveling alone I felt pretty safe here. For the price and atmosphere I honestly think its one of the best options. Especially solo travel or with a friend. The hostel was $28 per night and that is in mixed "dorm" with I think 12 bunks? But the bunks aren't like normal hostel, every bunk has 3 walls, a queen bed and a black mosquito net good for privacy and bugs. Breakfast was included with my stay and it was every morning at a bar/restaurant that's a 3 minute walk up the road from the hostel. After eating, i would go right to the beach club directly across from the hostel (villa las estrellas) you can use their beach, chairs, umbrellas , towel, waiters! - you just have to spend minimum 500 pesos. You can easily pretend this is just an all inclusive trip :) . I'd finish at beach club, go back and shower at the hostel. Men and women's bathrooms kept separate and clean. Then I would walk the main strip and find dinner. At night the hostel runs A.C. in the dorm so that's nice. There's also pretty good Wi-Fi, I was able to watch movies and TV shows on my phone/ipad with little connection problem. Everyone I talked to who works at hostel is super welcoming and helpful and even called me a cab for 3am pickup to go back to Cancun airport (roughly 2000 pesos) but that's when I learned they have overnight security personnel in the lobby after hours so that's nice to know too.

    jacqueline, 5 night trip, Feb. 2, 2020

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