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Hostal Zocalo

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Right on the plaza, walking distance to all of merida's attractions. Private room was clean and spacious. Free breakfast at big communal table- cereal, fruits, bread rolls and omelettes. Staff were helpful and friendly. Stayed 2 nights and the breakfast was one of the best we have had at any hostel around the world.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 February 2013

This is the best hostel i have ever seen Really large and good breakfast, inclusive in the price. The rooms are clean and they have nice beds... There is a common area with kitchen and wlan and books and sofas andandand.... The staff is the best here, we felt at home, they help in everything, they even kook a breakfast omlette for you... What do...

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1Thank Undenkp P
Merida, Mexico
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Hey everybody, that Hostel is very good and we feel very secure. The hosts and the staff are very helpful. The rooms and bathrooms are clean and the breakfast was amazing. It includes fresh fruits, cereals, coffee, buns and a jummy omelette. And it´s directly in the city center, what else do you need!? The value for money was great!...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 5 February 2013

The hostel is located in an colonial building , and is huge . The rooms were big, and some with balcony looking out the main square in Merida. It was clean. The breakfast was huge and very good ! Better than most places who offer breakfest. We stayed there during the reperation of bathrooms, so there were some diffuculties regarding...

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Montague, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Right on the main plaza so very convenient for everything. Private room was nice and clean but sound travels very well and top of walls was just screening. Awesome breakfast, probably the best of the hostels we stayed at. Big common area but not really set up for meeting people/socializing. Nothing really bad to say, but we found another hostel...

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1Thank David Z
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Zocalo is a great hostel. It is located right on the Plaza Grande, and that's the center of Merida. Places to see, take buses to other places or around town, visit the mercado municipal for a great and cheap seafood! Moses, the owner, is a great friendly easy going guy. The place feels like home, and to prove this it...

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Reviewed 31 January 2013

I stayed at Zocalo for 3 nights at the start of January. Firstly the location of the hostel is great. It is right on the square, which is beautiful by the way. The hostel itself is also beautiful. The private rooms downstairs are basic, but the dorms were excellent. The owner is a cool guy and the atmosphere of the...

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1Thank Jbarnes14
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 31 January 2013

For the value, Hostal Zocalo is my hands down favorite place to stay in Mérida. I've stayed and visited numerous other hotels, hostels, and even rented rooms and apartments while living in Mérida during the two months or so that I was there. It's as good as it gets because you are right on the main square. If you have...

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2Thank OnTheRoadAgain88
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Hostal Zocalo is perhaps the most fabulous and most amenable hostel I have ever stayed in. The staff is amazing, extremely helpful, and the place attracts the nicest group of hostelers I've ever met. Kudos to Moises and the staff for making my third experience in Merida the best ever!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2013

The room given was noisy and right next to the reception, the view on the park is nice of course, but that may be the only positive side. I'd say the price is way too expensive for the service. The worst was at night the receptionist who was watching movies and therefore had to ask that I wanted to sleep...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old residence of the famous yucatecan artist Jose Peon Contreras, located in the heart of Merida, with a spectacular view of The Plaza Grande on 63rd Street in the ancient Mayan City of Tho' founded, whatever it was rigth in the palace of warriors. Here is your home! We ensure that your rest is pleasant, with hot water, comfortable beds and clean cotton sheets. The kitchen is the heart of this space, where you can meet people from all over the world, that tell fantastic historis about great travelers... In a creative and free environment. And to be sure you will to the march whit a firm step through these lands of the Mayab, we offer the best breakfast you can find, rich, healthy, varied, plentiful and quality; whit all The fruit you could want, eggs, cereal, bread, milk, coffee, tea, jams, caramel milk, peanut butter, honey, brown sugar, yogurt and more.... YOUR ARE WELCOM! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Zocalo

Address: Calle 63 #508 Planta Alta x 60 y 62 | Off he central square of Merida City, Merida 97000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Yucatan > Merida
Price Range: $26 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
Hostal Zocalo Hotel Merida
Hostal Zocalo Merida, Yucatan
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“The rooms with balcony are great, with a beatiful view of the Zocalo”
 of 5 bubbles martinsI6000PS, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book in advance during high season, they fill-up quickly.”
 of 5 bubbles coryp355, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Very good for short stay since it is close to almost everything.”
 of 5 bubbles huyhoangvn, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The private room with a balcony has a great view!”
  • Private room balcony overlooking Merida's main square
  • Private room balcony overlooking Merida's main square
  • Inside my private room with balcony
  • My king sized bed in the private room
  • My king size bed in the private room
  • View of Merida's cathedral from my private room balcony
  • Table and chairs on my private room balcony
 of 5 bubbles BrittanysTravels, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
“we had a room downstairs, without the view onto the main square (I wanted ut that way to avoid noise) , and there was no noise. However, my partner complained about the noise in the morning while everyone came for breakfast (7 a.m.) - the room was quite close to the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles dikaw, 24 Nov 2014 | Read review
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