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Cultural Hostel Offering , one bedroom , apartment in the south side of tulums main avenue with a great central patio and spacious confortable house style common areas
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Overall this was a great place to stay in the Tulum area. Laid back, comfortable, close enough to the action but far enough to find some quite and get a good nights rest.
Here are aome quick positives and negatives. Please keep in mind the negative is very minor!
+Apartment was spacious and clean, very accurate to listings.
+ Air conditioning, talk curling a and plenty of fans made for a cool environment.
+ Staff were friendly and helpful. Staff even went as far as giving ya great travel advice for the area, and introducing us to local cuisine.
+ Location is about 7 minute walk from main strip, where restaurants, shopping and taxi and public transit is available.
+ key to room as well as to hate meant we could come and go when we pleased, and always felt safe.
- Staff forgot to give us AC remote upon check in. We forgot to go and ask until late in the night, and because of our busy schedule and hours of front desk (which are actually very good), we had to sleep with no AC for the first two nights. Going from -10c to +30, we were really wishing we had got the remote earlier, but this is as much our fault as front desk.
- Wireless was very poor quality both in room and in common space, but simple e mail functions would work if you are patient.
- Came across a couple large bugs in the room during our stay. It's off putting, but somewhat to be expected in that climate. This only happened twice during our 6 nigh stay.
- I couldn't get comfortable in the hammocks. I think they are hung wrong... Haha
- Location may warrant the price, but it felt a tad expensive in the end. I haven't stayed around that location before, so it may just be the area rate.
Overall it was great! You can tell by how minor my negatives were!
I loved every single minute in El Jardin De Frida. Hosts are friendly and nice ready to answer all your questions. The place it's simply beautiful. It seemed beautiful in the picture but live it's even more!i felt like at home from the first minute.the garden is gorgeous you can just sit there and chill in the comunal area or on the hammocks. The apartment (i stayed in Diego Rivera) it's simple,nice and clean with drinking water. Wi-fi it's fast,great if you like me have to plan your journeys ahead. The terrace it's beautiful with decorated walls and chairs to relax and looling at the stars at night. I'll stay there few more nights before leaving for San Cristobal and i highly recommend to anyone :) thank you!!
Had a fantastic time at Jardin de Frida. The apartment was perfect, with large kitchen and terrace, lots of charming touches, and nicer than the photos led me to expect. Located within a hostel it was the perfect combination of private space combined with communal areas where I could meet other travelers and indulge in delicious cocktails and foods made with love. There is a simple but good breakfast every morning, consisting of fresh fruit, juices and coffee. We mostly got to the beach by taxi, 70 pesos (5 dollars) each way. The beach could also be a nice place to stay except that everything costs 3 times the price there (drinks, etc), and more a bit more touristy, while in the town I felt I got to engage with more locals. Definitely recommended!
Excellent stay! The apartment was clean and comfortable and the staff were very helpful with local places to visit and made sure we were happy, I will return:)
This hostel was charming, friendly and comfortable. The garden and restaurant are lovely and the staff helpful. We stayed in a private room ("Marie Felix"), the sofa bed was pretty good and the facilities were fine. Drinking water was provided, also a light breakfast.
The location is pretty central to getting around Tulum itself, not far from the beach. It was an ideal place to unwind after travels in Mexico.
The suite was just lovely. The people that work here are so nice and willing to help in any way they can. Wonderful decorations, very comfortable. I would recommend this to anyone. We will certainly stay here when we return to Tulum.
Things to know: The post says there are bicycles included in the stay, but that is incorrect. This hostel/hotel no longer has bicycles. Since bicycles are a must (or a taxi) for getting around Tulum, know that you will have to rent from another source. Also, the hostel is on the very southern part of town, so you have to walk a minimum of 10 minutes to get to anything, which is perfectly fine, we just didn't realize how spread out Tulum is!
Great place to stay, very quirky and well decorated. It has changed since the pictures were taken and looks a lot better now, they don't do it justice!
The staff were lovely and helpful and we would stay here again. The only problem was that it could be a bit noisy from the road outside, but you'll get this everywhere in Tulum centre, unless you are on the beach, which is much more expensive.
1 block to beach and 1 block to 5 avenue. Right in the middle! Excellent location! 100% recommended!
Had a great time in Tulum. Carla in the restaurant was a peach and I would recommend to anyone to stay here if they are looking an authentic feel and vibe to Tulum.
Rafael's place is not only wonderful, but he was a great host!!
My son and his family stayed longer than myself and they were also super happy there. It is on the south end of the Tulum pueblo, but still within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.
As soon as I arrived, I fell in love with the creative touches in the lobby, very cool style....then you continue and walk into a beautiful garden and continue on to a community kitchen with space to cook if you choose or just enjoy the delicious organic coffee and light breakfast offerings. There is plenty of space to eat alone, or share a table and join others.
The apartment is basic, but has everything you need, including a private patio with hammock. There is light noise from the trucks passing at night, but nothing unbearable.
Rafael is truly a warm and wonderful person and will go out of his way to make sure you have everything you need.
I will most definitely be back. For the price, it is an amazing deal and a lovely place. There is also an organic restaurant on the premises.
Stay here, you will not be sorry!
Rafael is a truly wonderful. Very appreciative, kind, and excellent in communication throughout his visit. Would love to have Rafael return anytime.
Rafael was an excellent guest. He was very flexible and was really great at communicating with me. As a host himself, he was very respectful on my apartment. I definitely recommend him as a guest.
Rafael was a great guest. I was away at the time he was there and there was a flooding issue with the building. Rafael organized for the flood inspection people to come in since I was not able to. On top of that he was easy to communicate with through out the reservation process.
Great guest. Always welcome anytime. Hope to see you soon.