Pocna Hostel Isla Mujeres

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Average rate: $15 - Hotel class: 1 star
15 Matamoros Avenue, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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Pocna Hostel Isla Mujeres Reviews

Maneena Maneena
4 reviews
Would be better if the staff learned how to smile Feb 08, 2012
I have stayed in many hostels but have to say I was a bit disappointed because I had heard so much about this one. First of all I found some of the staff to be quite rude. For example they would be playing a game of chess over to the side and you would have to wait for them to make their next move before they came and served you a drink. Or you purchase a drink and they tell you to move down the line and shoo you with their hand. Wow what a terrible way to treat your guests. You would smile at them and they would look away.Had they been more gracious I would think more of this place. There were some issues with plumbing and water for about a day and a half until they fixed the problem.

On a positive note here are the things I felt were quite good. Location is nice, there is a private beach area in the back where you can play volleyball and lay around in Hammocks. Access to the boardwalk in the mornings to watch the sun rise. There is complimentary Coffee/tea and toast available from 8am-10am as well as a small piece of fruit. Drinks are quite inexpensive and there is live entertainment almost every night. Lots of different age groups there anywhere from 18 up until 70.
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montecarlostar says:
Thanks for the warning! I hate rude staff!
Posted on: Apr 27, 2012
dieforu says:
seems not good hospitality!At least matters u enjoyed ur time at the beach:)
Posted on: Feb 09, 2012
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v_maheu v_maheu
1 reviews
Great place to meet people Apr 27, 2012
I have nothing negative to say about this place. The staff was great, the live entertainment at night was awesome, and the breakfast in the morning was nice.

I have to say, my favorite part was staring up at the moon in my hammock, drink in hand, listening to the waves Caribbean Sea crashing nearby. The drinks were strong and cheap, and I met great people from all over the world that were looking to relax and have a good time. If I ever go back, I would definitely stop by again.
A "hallway" outside
View from my hammock :)
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thesarahb thesarahb
2 reviews
Amazing Location - Great Place to Meet People Jun 29, 2011
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 days in early June. It is a GREAT place to meet people. They have a bar & restaurant onsite. Drinks are really cheap, food is mediocre. There is a really good row of cheap restaurants with great food about a block away though. No kitchen so cannot cook for yourself.

Every night at 9:30 they have live music which is awesome. The back of the property is right on the beach - palm trees and hammocks everywhere. At 11 pm their beach bar opens and the DJ comes on. Dancing and fun til about 3am (cannot hear the noise from the dorms which is great).

We stayed in a private for 4 nights and the dorm for one. Warm water on occasion, but that is not a big deal when it's so hot outside. The property can definitely use an upgrade... it's looking worn down & could be cleaner. Nevertheless we had a great time and will return!
BritishColumbianGuy BritishC…
3 reviews
Fun time Jul 15, 2011
If you like night time entertainment and fun then this is a great hostel. There is a really cool bar in the middle of the hostel and then a beach bar out back. They want you to buy the beer there though. They don't like you bringing outside beers inside. If you enjoy sleeping at night, then you should reconsider.
superfree superfree
2 reviews
Backpacker's heaven Nov 13, 2010
Love the hostel, nice personnel, great location,wonderful atmosphere. Breakfast was ok but I've had better in other places,food prices also OK compared to the rest of the island. Nice with the beach party every day. Many things to do if you get tired of the many hammocks. Beds could be better.

One sentence: OK on picture,fantastic in reality!
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waynecbyrd waynecby…
1 reviews
The Greatest Hostel in Mexico May 29, 2008
PocNa is the greatest hostel in all of Mexico. They have designed the place for those of us who enjoy nothing more than meeting new people and celebrating life. The bar in the back is the best place to party on the island. Everyone is excited to be alive and excited to be meeting new people. It also doesnt hurt that the ladies are extra friendly and ready to party every night. PocNa is centrally located on the island so it is a short walk away from the internet cafe, many restaurants, and the nicest beach. From beach volleyball ouall day to drinking games all night, PocNa is definetely the place to stay when on Isla Mujeres.
utsuri utsuri
1 reviews
Poc Na Nov 02, 2008
Nothing left for me to say that hasn't already been said by the others. Except, Poc Na kicks ass. Stay there and you will know why we all like it!
Higton Higton
36 reviews
Oct 04, 2007
This place exists for one reason: hedonism. If you want peace and quiet, find somewhere else. If you want to party, book in and enjoy. The rooms are quite good - send that extra dollar for a much better sleeping experience away from the bar. They do trips and food and drink and music and it is without doubt the best place I could have visited for my last three days in Central America.

My singular most important recommendation is learn how to salsa before you get there. The new Western arrivals love a bit of salsa.

The food is good, but there isn't that much of it and it is relatively expensive. The free breakfast should be viewed more as a light snack. The bar does have a wonderful range of alcopops though. Enjoy!
kt_christine kt_chris…
6 reviews
Sep 09, 2006
Ah, the Poc Na. Good ol´ fashioned debacherous times, beautiful view, full of beautiful people lounging around in nothing more then a swimsuit. The beach bar comes alive at 11pm and doesn´t quit until everyone is drunk, happy, and the sun is up.

Pocna Hostel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Air Conditioned
  • Tennis Courts
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • TV
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Excursions
  • Water Activities
  • Billiards
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Soccer and Volleyball
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Games Available

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