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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The accomodation was decent, the beds were very close to eachother but had mosquitonet which is good. The two decent kitchens for use and private showers were good. The main reason to stay in this hostel must be the dock they have. It's probably the best dock in the area, with sunbeds, chairs and hammocks for all the guests to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fab friendly hostel situated on a huge lagoon in Bacalar. It offers an array of accommodation from family rooms and dorms to tents provided by them (so no need to carry camping equipment). The staff are super helpful and can book all tours you need, and it is not far from the lovely little square which has...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Magic Bacalar is a 10/10 in terms of location: right on the edge of the lagoon, great pier to hang out day&night (it was full moon while I was there, amazing view!), small convenience stores nearby. Bacalar center is no more than a15min walk away. Great place to meet people and make friends too. Friendly and helpful staff. And good...

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I'm sitting here, getting my breakfast and was thinking to give this place a good review! You will do the same when you here It's awesome what you get for your money: - great and friendly service - breakfast and fresh juice - bed close to the lake - perfect view - big privat jetty where you can hang around...

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I've been to Magic twice because I believe they have one of the BEST locations, gardens and access to the lagoon. You can literally roll out of bed and into the lagoon for sunset. However the living conditions are unacceptable. The showers are dirty and since they built another dorm room, only 2 showers serve over 30+ guests when they...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The place has a lot going for it in terms of location (lake front) and atmosphere but it has a few small issues too. They seem to be building for tourist season but they need to because one shower and three toilets can't handle the volume of people that stay here. There was some noise from that building while we...

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a nice spot but they missed something wich is really important and that most of other places didn't forget. This is been right beside or with a view to the 7 colours lagoon. Wich is amazing. Staying in tents gives you a closer taste with nature. It was a wrong idea though putting stones/gravel in the ground because...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

# The dorms: small. noisy. dirty. hot. -EXTREMELY small. Not 70m2 as advertised on Booking. com. NO space to put your stuff (a sign even tells you to keep your backpack outside the dorm). Not a single place where you can hang a towel. No space between each bed. -The beds and the whole room is old, disgusting and dark....

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Make sure you negotiate the price as I found some guests paying a different amount. The location is far from the center but is still within walking distance. It is a little expensive for the type of accommodation, buts that's all of Bacalar. Lockers are made from wood, (not safe). Other than that, the garden looks beautiful, and the jetty...

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Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Bacalar is absolutely beautiful, and this hostel is in a really great location. The jetty, with hammocks and loungers, is the perfect place to relax, both day and night. I found the staff here to be friendly, and the facilities were basic but clean and functional. The breakfast was great. Unfortunately, during our first few days money was stolen from...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magic Bacalar is not classified as any of other Bacalar hotels. Our accommodation style is for group of people who are looking for place to stay in hostel style accommodation or even camping. We provide accommodation for group of people.Magic Bacalar welcome students, campers, travellers, explorers to Bacalar to stay in the accommodation you are looking for which includes hostel services as well as other activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabanas, Hostal y Camping "Magic Bacalar"

Address: Entre 5ta. y 3ra. Ave, Calle 36, La Ave. 3 Termina en La Entrada de Magic, Bacalar 77930, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Bacalar
Price Range: ₹ 1,275 - ₹ 2,147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Cabanas, Hostal y Camping "Magic Bacalar" 1.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Pristine view but choose a private room or camping!”
 of 5 bubbles stephanieh905, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I believe the tents are much better than shared dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles DiAplo, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cheaper dorm is near the kitchens”
 of 5 bubbles coreyb977, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The dormitory in the back is attached to a communal area. If people stay up late you might hear that.”
 of 5 bubbles H8523OLoliviab, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Dorm closer to lake is quieter and has a nice view”
 of 5 bubbles webpepper, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
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