Hostel Ka Beh was named Lonely Planet's top budget choice for Cancun in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014. The name “Ka beh” pays homage to the regional Mayan culture. There are still over a million people in Central America who speak Mayan fluently. The word combination itself actually means “The day after tomorrow” chosen to represent the hostel as a foundation for the future.
The hostel is actually a great chill out location to take a lazy day off. They have a hammock area, a full kitchen, and plenty of movies and TV channels for the weary traveller.
At Hostel Ka’beh, their goal is to be true to what a hostel should be. They are a low-cost option for globetrotters looking to stay at a Home Away from Home.
The hostel itself is perfectly, centrally located; They are half a block away from the main square, where you can get real, safe, amazing Mexican meals for just 2-3 USD. The square is also bustling with cultural activities from Thursday to Sunday.
For the travellers looking for a more active itinerary, you can visit the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá (one of the new 7 Wonders of the world!), Tulúm, and Cobá. You can also swim with Whale Sharks, dive in Cenotes (incredible underground lakes!), dive at the Underwater Museum, visit Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, and so much more.
There are a choice of dorm rooms to stay in from a 4 bed mixed dorm, to a 6 bed mixed dorm. There is also a deluxe 4 bed mixed dormitory which has its own ensuite bathroom, or opt for the 12 bed mixed dorm for the cheapest option.
Hostel Ka'beh takes care of their solo travellers. They have 24 hour security and reception on duty ready and willing to help in case of a problem or an emergency. All of the tours they sell pick you up from the Hostel doors so you don’t have to wander around, and during their nights out, they generally have a member of staff that will accompany you to help make sure you have a great time.
Why is it solo-female friendly?
The hostel is one of the friendliest I have stayed in and has thought of everything a traveller needs. From huge lockers to store your stuff, a coin and a book exchange, free internet and city maps to free water and hot drinks, they have everything covered and you can even leave unwanted clothes and things behind (or pick up some needed flip flops for your next journey).
Hostel Ka’Beh offers flexibility, local knowledge, and great facilities as well as cleanliness and friendly staff who please just about anyone who comes through their doors.
Why we love it!
Hostel Ka’beh believes in slow travel and appreciates that not everyone wants to have breakfast before 10am in the morning giving you the freedom to tuck into a tasty breakfast of your choice at any time of day.
There is no check out time so you can sleep in as long as you like and there will be no one knocking at your bunk bed to wake you up at ungodly hours of the morning.
The hostel maintains a relaxing atmosphere, the kind that prepares you for a long day of exploring some Mayan ruins, or a day where you can literally kick back and do nothing!
Fellow Guests and Staff are your friends and family, and the Hostel has everything you could possibly need while traveling, but couldn’t pack!
How to Book
Prices start from £6 per night for a single bed in a 12-bed dormitory room. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights but you’ll love it so much that you’ll want to stay so much longer!