Hotels in Mexico and Central America

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Nata Harli, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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  2. Sjoerd Bakker

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    Thanks for the compliments

    (Meantime Would Philip ,,,,,..... to contact me?
    Post script: the problem has been solved , contact of sorts was made quite a while back.)


    And thank you Rey for pasting in a copy of my original Page 7 post and then
    taking the time to XXXX over certain numbers which may change from time to
    time as I update things for changing conditions .
    It is important for readers always
    to go back to that original post and not rely on pasted in quotes which remain static
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  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    All Points Bulletin for Philip Niton of Greensburg:

    Please contact Sjoerd with all possible haste.

    He has an Amway presentation that he would like to give you :freaky
  4. Funky Monkey Hostel

    Funky Monkey Hostel n00b

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    Hello everyone. I've been told by a few of you guys on road trips staying with us to put this info up for the rest of you so you can enjoy it too. The hostel is located in Mazatlan, Mexico which is the port city after the supper long ferry from La Paz, Baja California. Mazatlan is your start for the Devil's Backbone ride to Durango. I've been told it's the best ride in all of Mexico and maybe all of Central America too. So I hope this place help you on your journey. Send me a message on facebook if you have any questions.

    1. State: Sinaloa
    2. City: Mazatlan
    3. Hotel Name: Funky Monkey Hostel
    4. Address/directions/coordinates: 112 Cerro Boludo, Lomas de Mazatlan. It's on Google maps too
    5. Rating: Up to you all but I've made it as amazing as I could :-)
    6. Comments on Location: Located in the best area of Mazatlan, lots of close restaurants, bars, shopping and the beach
    7. Rate: $12 for dorm beds and $35 for private rooms with kitchenettes
    8. Secure Parking?: Yes but limited
    9. Hot water: Yes
    10. AC: When needed during the hot months
    11. Fans: Always
    12. Service/Language Spoken: English and some Spanish
    13. Overall impression: I like it but you should read the reviews on tripadvisor and hostelworld. All 5 stars.
    14. Date of Visit: I own it
    15. Website of Hotel: https://www.facebook.com/FunkyMonkeyHostel & http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Re...nky_Monkey_Hostel-Mazatlan_Pacific_Coast.html

    What We Offer:
    2 private rooms with their own kitchens, bathrooms a couch and air conditioning for hot nights.*
    5 spacious dorm rooms*that sleep from 4 to 8 people,*all with comfortable beds and pillows.
    Rooftop terrace with hammocks, perfect for relaxing day or night, watching amazing sunsets and having some beers.
    Swimming pool with waterfall, lounge chairs.
    2 communal kitchens to help you save your travel money or to cook that hard to find favorite meal
    Indoor chill areas / common rooms with TV
    Air conditioning provided in rooms at night when needed
    Free cable TV & DVD players
    Free WiFi*
    Hot showers*
    Book exchange
    Board games
    Free drinking water
    Free parking
  5. nitzibon

    nitzibon n00b

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    Hi, here are some details for another hostel in case you're crossing from El Paso, Tx to México.

    HOSTAL 697
    1. Chihuahua
    2. Cd. Juárez
    3. Hostal 697
    4. Agustin Melgar 697, Cuauhtemoc, Downtown Juarez /
    Cross Santa Fe International Bridge and take your left, turn right on Ave. Lerdo, left on Ignacio Mejía and finally left on Agustin Melgar (it's before you get to a church). / 31.745175,-106.477096 or search on Google Maps.
    If coming from México, then take Ave. 16 de Septiembre, turn right on Constitución St, left on Tlaxcala St. and left on Agustin Melgar.
    5. It cost $15 USD per bed and $25 private room.
    6. It's located in the Downtown historical area of Ciudad Juarez (Note downtown is NOT the center of the City), near markets, restaurants, the main plaza, bars and parks... also next to main highways that surround the city so you can drive fast to other destinations (Blvd. Camino Real and Blvd. Juan Pablo II)
    7. For me it's a 5 of 5 Rate :D, but it's up to you
    8. We have a secure but limited parking.
    9. We have 24 hr hot water
    10. We have Swamp Cooler
    11. We have fans
    12. We speak English and Spanish
    13. It's a nice, very clean, pet friendly, self-service breakfast hotel. We also offer tours and a gym so you can keep fit.
    14. I own the hostel
    15. Please visit http://www.hostal697.com and facebook.com/hostal697

    Your stay includes:
    Self-service breakfast
    Barbecues facilities
    Coffee all day
    Movie nights
    Gym access
    Wi-Fi/ computer
    Luggage storage/ lockers
    Linens/ towels

    On site:
    ​Fully equipped kitchen
    Courtyard
    Gym
    TV Lounge
    Laundry
    Maps and tourist Information
    Tours packages
    24-hour security​
    ​24-hour hot water
    No curfew
    Super clean
  6. nitzibon

    nitzibon n00b

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    ...and by the way, it should be nice to meet bikers from around the world... we want to travel to McAllen and to Las Vegas in our first bike trip.:clap
  7. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Does anyone have any info on hostels in mexico? The good, bad and the ugly......and prices.
  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Play with hostels.com

    Another source is Lonely Planet

    Give this information packed thread a try: Hotels in Mexico and Central America

    Page 7 of that book has complete details of Sjoerd Bakkers Economical Hotels in Mexico book

    Become aware of the search protocol for ADV (or any other website):

    site:advrider.com your search word(s)

    Example: site:advrider.com hostels in Mexico

    Type it exactly like that into the Google search box, obviously changing "your search word(s) to whatever subject you're investigating. Try it.
  9. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    I cant speak of hostels personally, I have heard of nice clean ones in most of the towns I pass through.

    But what works for me is, and it is two fold, 1. I am a cheap-skate, 2. I like the real Mexico, the people, sights, the smells. not the fancy brass and glass of the tourist epicenter...

    I ask for the bus station/terminal, or train station, there is always lots of little hotels motels all around the station and street food galore- my favorite... most will let me pull my bike right into the lobby if they don't have real parking..
    Saludos,
  10. RexBuck

    RexBuck Long timer

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    Get Sjoerd's book - he lives in Canada also. He is also one of the most travelled in Mexico and a wealth of information.

    My experience with hostels has been varied. Sometimes they can be fairly cheap but they usually attract mostly North Americans and Europeans so you can have almost no Mexican culture/interaction when in one. With you trying to cram as much Mexican experience as you can into a fairly short period of time, you may want to make hostels less of a priority.
  11. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    When I hit the search button and the window opens up, as soon as I hit a letter key, the window disappears. As in the search button doesn't work on my nexus tablet.
  12. RexBuck

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    Oh well, in that case, just ignore it. Like, who needs Google? :huh
  13. BikeMex

    BikeMex Been here awhile

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    Hello Riders,

    we are not actually a Hotel but we offer for Riders and students from our Spanish School
    as well rooms with private bathroom for a very reasonable price.

    We have WiFi Internet in the house, secure bike parking, a lot of tools for repairs and we know workshops, bars, restaurants.
    We have riding tips for whole Nicaragua and many infos about travelling.

    We already hosted ADVriders from New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Australia and Canada in our house.

    You will find us here:
    http://www.bike-nicaragua.com/english/where-we-are/

    See you in León

    Jürgen and Eli
  14. RexBuck

    RexBuck Long timer

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    While I have not compiled the hotels I've stayed at in the format of this thread, I hope the OP permits me to post a couple of links to my website. One is the hotels in Mexico I've stayed and the other is the hotels in Central America I've stayed.

    Google Maps - Zoom in and click on a pin for more info.

    Sjoerd's book is still the bible for hotels and other useful information for Mexico and CA. Many of my hotels tend to be a bit pricier than Sjoerd's hotels - just more choices for you.
  15. holiday

    holiday DL650K7

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    Thanks. Nicely done.
  16. SR

    SR Long timer

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    +1, I like!
  17. acejones

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    Very nice !
  18. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Great job RB

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  19. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Vamonos a Puerto Escondido y El Hotel Santa Fe. Vamos!
  20. gaahrdner

    gaahrdner Adventurer

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    Hey guys, I just stayed at the Funky Monkey Hostel for about a week, excellent hostel in Mazatlan. They have a small gated courtyard that's locked 24/7, and can easily hold 2-4 bikes. Prices are reasonable, at 150 pesos a bed and a bit more for a private room, and Salem the owner is a most excellent host. The hostel is in one of if not the nicest neighborhoods in Mazatlan, and I never once felt like my bike or gear was in danger while staying there throughout Carnival (highly recommended!).

    Book em on hostelworld.com or give them a call, from what I understand there is a fairly short busy season (carnival & march) and the rest of the time there is great availability.

    Also it's 2 hours from Culiacán, known to have the most beautiful women in Mexico. ;) And of course, an easy ride to Espina del Diablo.