About this listing
Lonely Planet's top budget choice for Cancun in '10, '11, '13, and 2014! **
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We are an awesome Hostel! You won't regret making us your Home Away from Home while in Cancun!
At Hostel Ka'beh we believe in slow travel. You're on vacation! Why should we wake you & take your bed away if it's not necessary? Why put a restriction on your breakfast time? Why should you stress about having to adapt to us? Relax! You're at home. Your home away from home!
(PLEASE NOTE: If you want to stay for just one night, just drop by. We'll definitely find a way to accommodate you.)
** Sources: '10, '11, '13, and 2014 - Mexico, Yucatan, & Central American editions
Want to know more about WHY we're awesome? Read on!
Welcome to Hostel Ka'beh!!!
Amenities at a glance:
--> Full Breakfast included, with no time limit!
--> AC from 9 pm to 9 am
--> WiFi: Two networks with the highest speeds available in Mexico for your portable device.
--> iMac Computer + (website hidden) for your use
--> Book + Coin Exchange: Take and leave what ever you want
--> Fully Equipped Kitchen
--> Cable TV + AppleTV
--> Lockers + Linens + Locks + Towels Included
--> Currency Ex
--> Concierge Services
--> Coffee + Tea + Drinking-water: all day!
--> Free Luggage Storage
--> Free Maps and Advice
--> 24/7 Security + Reception
At Hostel Ka'beh, our goal is to be true to what a Hostel should be. We are a low-cost option for globetrotters looking to stay at their Home Away from Home. Fellow Guests and Staff are your friends and family, and the Hostel has everything you could possibly need while traveling, but couldn't pack!
Our Hostel is changing travelers views of Cancun, one person at a time! We maintain a relaxing atmosphere, the kind that prepares you for a long day exploring some Mayan ruins, or the kind where you can literally kick back and do nothing!
The Hostel itself is perfectly, centrally located. We're half a block away from the main square, where you can get real, safe, *amazing* Mexican meals for 2-3 USD! The square is also bustling with cultural activities every Thursday through Sunday!
* 3 Blocks away from a major grocery store/Supermarket
* 4 Blocks from the inter-city ADO Bus Station
* 3 Blocks from the Down-Town party scene on the Yaxchilan Av.
* 2 Blocks from the buses that take you to the Hotel Zone, where Cancun's world famous beaches and Clubs are
located (about $0.70 USD, a 10-15 minute ride.)
* 15-20 minute walk to the food and crafts markets in Cancun (Mercado 23, y 28)
Tours/Excursions/Activities + Tickets we offer:
Visits to the Mayan ruins of: Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba
Entrance to the major clubs: Coco Bongo, the Mandala Beach Pool Party, Dady'O, The City, Palazzo, and Senor Frogs Foam Party and Glow Party
Diving: Reefs, Caves (Cenotes!), Cozumel, Wrecks, and the Underwater Museum as well as Basic Dives and PADI Courses.
Snorkeling: Reefs, Isla Mujeres, Caves (Cenotes!), and Cozumel
Swimming with Dolphins
Snorkel a reef with the Jungle Tour (and drive a boat that feels like you're playing Mario Kart in real life!)
Xcaret + Xel-Ha + Xplore
Swimming with Whale Sharks! (In season: From late May to early Sept)
Flights to and from Cuba: Cubana/Aeromexico
Visas for Cuba
Inquire about pricing and schedules at the front desk!
The Hostel building itself was designed in the Mexican 'Hacienda' architectural style. The building has a beautiful faade with huge wooden doors, and amazing tile work. Our bathrooms are NOT stall rooms, but real, home sized bathrooms! All of our thick wooden bunks were designed and made locally.
The options for the included Breakfast that you can prepare at ANY time are:
* A Hearty Mexican breakfast with 2 eggs, Mexican chorizo (Sausage) + Bread
* Pancakes/Hot Cakes/Panqueques/Crepes
* PB+J (Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches)
(Note: Last-minute bookings and/or 'Intro to Cancun' rates are designed for first-time guests only please. Anyone attempting to re-book these rates will be charged the full, normal daily rate upon arrival.)
Welcome to Hostel Ka’beh!
We hope you’ve had a good trip here! We expect your stay with us to be a pleasant and enjoyable one and, to help us out with achieving this, we’ve set out some of the dos and don’ts:
1.) The GOLDEN rule: This Hostel is ‘Your Home Away from Home’. We are here to Help you, not to serve you. Please clean after yourself. Wash your dishes!!!! We cannot stress this enough.
2.) We cannot be held accountable for you and/or your personal property. Please take care of it and yourself. If you need us to watch anything, just let us know!
3.) If you want to store anything in a public area of the Hostel, please use a dated, and named label. They are located by the fridge and coffee maker. Please respect other people’s stuff!
4.) Lights out is officially at 10:00 PM in the dormitory area. *DO-NOT* turn the lights on after this time. You may continue activities throughout the rest of the Hostel at a reasonable noise level.
5.) Upon arrival, you will be asked for a $50 Peso ($5~ish US Dollar) deposit for a towel or a padlock, if you need them. Loss of either of these items (or the key) will incur a loss of this deposit.
6.) Please help us make sure that the next person’s bed is as ready as yours was when you arrived… You may NOT change beds without the approval and help of a Hostel manager.
7.) You may prepare your Breakfast at any time! Just ask reception for one of your options: PB+J, Eggs and Chorizo/hot dog, Pancakes, or Oatmeal!
8.) This is a Hostel environment, be courteous to each other and our staff and clean after yourself! For your convenience, we do not have a lock-out period, so please be courteous to our staff while they clean!
9.) We suggest you let us know what your plans are while you stay with us. Depending on the circumstances, once 36 hours have passed since the last time we’ve had contact with you, we will consider reporting you missing. We take this seriously. Please help us avoid the time and effort involved in such a situation.
10.) If you wish to extend your stay with us, please do so asap. We don’t want to have to tell you that we’re booked and cannot accommodate you!
11.) If you’re going to leave early, PLEASE PACK THE NIGHT BEFORE so as not to wake other guests up at ungodly hours of the morning.
12.) All Amenities are subject to change due to unexpected or adverse circumstances.
Any infringement on these policies may cause a $15 USD penalty, or in extreme situations, removal from the premises. Please be courteous/conscious of the multicultural nature of the Hostel environment!
Thank you, and we hope you will enjoy your stay!
You will be asked to read and sign the above terms, along with provide an emergency contact from anywhere in the world.
The people here are very kind and helpful. It was the perfect place to start my trip through mexico. It was clean and safe and the hosts were happy to hang out with you and enjoy all of the things that cancun has to offer. I highly recommend this place!
Las personas que me recibió fue un chico venezolano muy amable. Me explicó muy bien sobre las playas, atracciones que podía visitar, y me dio varios consejos sobre mi plan de viaje.
Aparte, este hostel está bien ubicado, cerca a la estación de autobuses ADO y a un parque con muchas opciones para comer.
Lo que no me gustó fue el desorden absoluto de las habitaciones. El caos a consecuencia de las mochilas, ropa y resto de pertenencias del resto de los huéspedes desperdigadas por toda la habitación daban la impresión de estar en condiciones de una prisión hacinada.
Además, al no poder encender la luz de la habitación después de cierta hora (lo cual me parece bien), uno podría tropezarse con todas las cosas que invaden el camino, que debería estar libre. Así como exigen lavar los utensilios de cocina (que también me parece bien), los hosts podrían exigir que los huéspedes que sean más ordenados.
Stayed there during the weekend, very nice hostel, close to bus station. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend it.
I just stayed for one night at the hostel, but felt very welcome and supported by the staff...Had to fly out very early the next morning, so they organized a cab and managed everything with the driver! Very recommended, especially if you travel alone and need some assistance :)
The hostel was perfect for my needs - only required to stay one night. However, if I were to return to Cancún and need a place to stay - this will be my first option. The airconditioning was amazing. The neighbourhood was all good, safe to park a car and walk by yourself at night.
I've already booked one more night, but I'll leave this review now :) Ka'beh is awesome!!