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El Padrino

Beach hostel with beach shuttle, near Akumal Beach

  • Free WiFi

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  • Beach
  • Beach
  • Double Room - Shared kitchen
  • Economy Room - Bathroom
  • Beach
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  • building is simple and rustic. room was spacious and clean. large fan in the room and A/C…

    Jan 3, 2020

  • There was no sign or address for the property. Our shuttle bus driver spent over 30…

    Dec 12, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 6 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Beach bar
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area

What’s around

  • Akumal Beach - 19 min walk
  • Half Moon Bay - 28 min walk
  • Yal-ku Lagoon - 42 min walk
  • Hekab Be Biblioteca - 12 min walk
  • Akumal Ecological Center - 15 min walk
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Shared Dormitory
  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Economy Room
  • Superior Room


  • Akumal Beach - 19 min walk
  • Half Moon Bay - 28 min walk
  • Yal-ku Lagoon - 42 min walk

What’s around


  • Akumal Beach - 19 min walk
  • Half Moon Bay - 28 min walk
  • Yal-ku Lagoon - 42 min walk
  • Hekab Be Biblioteca - 12 min walk
  • Akumal Ecological Center - 15 min walk
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Aktun Chen - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Xel-Há Park - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km
  • Xpu-ha Beach - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Ecopark Kantun Chi - 8.5 mi / 13.8 km
  • Xcacel Beach - 4.6 mi / 7.3 km

Getting around

  • Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 82 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 11:00 AM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an access code.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Beach bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2016
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Yard
  • Separate dining area
  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Small print

Also known as

  • El Padrino Hostel Akumal
  • El Padrino Hostel
  • El Padrino Akumal
  • El Padrino Akumal
  • El Padrino Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • El Padrino Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Akumal

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MXN 1800 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 10)

Airport shuttle service for children costs MXN 3200 (roundtrip)

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, El Padrino does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at El Padrino.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 11:00 AM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include El Ultima Maya (4-min walk), Tequilaville (5-min walk), and Cosme's Taqueria (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MXN 1800 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
  • 6.0.Good

    Room was very clean Air conditioning Water in fridge Good wiffi Location was hard to find not well Marked No outside sitting area Note this is a hostel so charge by person Price on Expedia was double by the time we we’re done

    2 night romance trip, Mar 18, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good place for budget traveller but it was under construction.

    Dy, 2 night trip, Jan 8, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Bed bugs!! !:( No fridge as advertised. No towels. No shower curtain?! Water spilling into bed area from a 3 min shower. And no towels to clean it up. Felt super unsafe. Gang affiliated signs everywhere surrounding property. No one to greet you, but thank goodness the lady across the street knows your door code... no key or safe either. Save your money. Bed bug bites are much worse than mosquitos.

    2 night trip, Jan 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thank you El Padrino

    We were pleasantly surprised with our stay at El Padrino. The room was big, with a table for eating, a kitchen sink, coffee maker, and a huge dispenser of purified water. The wifi was amazing ( the best we had all trip), and they even provide netflix. It is a very well thought out property. We were there with out three year old, and felt it is family friendly. The hotel is also a short drive to the beach. We would definitely stay here again.

    Lisa, 1 night family trip, Dec 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent stay

    Very friendly stay with a great shared kitchen and excellent service. Very close to stores and restaurants!

    Rebecka, 2 night trip, Mar 31, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Simple, clean, friendly, family run local hotel. Good wi-fi, air-conditioning and fan. Hot water could use a bit more pressure. Very good value for money.

    14 night business trip, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Excelente atención y dieron muy pronta respuesta a las consultas e inquietudes.

    Esteban J, 3 night family trip, Feb 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Sara Julieta, 1 night romance trip, May 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    melody, 1 night family trip, Apr 19, 2019

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