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Green Monkey Hostel Bacalar

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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
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“old school”(8 reviews)
“paddle boards”(11 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reservation for two people in the dorm rooms and were in the process of checking in. The receptionist literally had my passport in her hand when a random guests pops up and says she wants to extend for a night. The receptionist...More

Thank maow2593
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the SUP Sunrise Tour with the Green Monkey Hostel and really enjoyed it. Very nice and friendly guides, good instructions and luckily wonderful weather! Getting up so early was tough but totally worth it! :)

Thank Vanja D
Reviewed 1 June 2018

It was a nice to do the paddle board sunrise tour. Very nice. I enjoyed it. The weather was lovely and Bacalar is beautiful. I didn't stay at the hostel, but walked in from the street. It was easy to do the paddle boarding and...More

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The location is great, right on the lake and they have a small bar that serves beer and killer mojitos. It’s pretty clean and has a good vibe. Breakfast was good- fresh fruit, toast, granola and yogurt. The staff are pretty chill and there was...More

Thank Jaime_Bae42
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This review comes in two parts: 1. The hostel was cute - had very chill vibes. There was a dock leading out to the water, and there were some people camping on the lawn (they played guitar and sang at night - bonus!). I went...More

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At sunrise shafts of light dip into the lagoon, giving it an orange shine, and slowly the Greeen Monkey hostel rises into life. The dock by the water slowly fills with people doing their morning wake up routine, ...More while coffee and breakfast with toast, jam and a wide range of fruits, waiting for the hungry travellers. Now the day can begin with a swim in the crystal clear water of the lagoon, or go for a tour to the best spots on the lake of seven colours by paddleboard. While relaxing in one of the hammocks you can see where the lagoon got it's name. You also see the entrance to the pirate's channel, marked by an abandoned bar in the shape of a ship. As you go down by the pirate channel you will see mangroves along the edge as you float with the gentle current. When you return you can visit the old ruins used to defend from pirates. You can go for a 5 minute walk to the black cenote. Wade out a few meters and look down into the abyss, then jump into it from fallen tree. Once you're hungry it's a quick to the plaza where you will find small locally owned stores to buy groseries for cooking or try the local cuisine. At the end of the day having BBQ or watch a movie with your fellow travellers. The hammocks and gazibos are great places to meet your neighbours in tents or dorms and make new friends. After dark you can watch the stars with your new family and fall asleep in your tent as you watch the sky through the mesh. Or try a comfy bed in either a 6 or 8 bed dorm. Or a 4 person private room. With such an inspiring place you might find a forgotten love for writing, drawing, singing or meditation on the dock, while listening to the waves. Let the Green Monkey hostel inspire you, let yourself go. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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"The rooms were nice and clean. I recommend air conditioning at the time of year or a room with a fan if..."
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