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Hostel & Cabañas Ida y Vuelta Camping

Calle Plutarco Elias Calles entre Robalo y Chacchi, Holbox Island, Mexico

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Set on a tropical island, this hostel consists of thatched bungalows or tents just metres from the white-sand beach.

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Holbox Island Hostel

Hostel Holbox Island

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Ida y Vuelta hostel offers guests the chance to recline in a hammock, surrounded by tropical gardens and palm trees, just steps from the beach. This chilled-out hostel is on Holbox Island which is part of the Yum-Balam Nature Reserve, famous for its large concentration of whale sharks – a must for nature lovers!

The hostel consists of ten thatched cabins with ceiling fans, mosquito nets and a safe, and tents pitched on soft sand. The hostel is suited to backpackers, families, small groups, couples and honeymooners alike, with some cabins offering private bathrooms, and a fully-equipped house and snack-bar as well as facilities such as Wi-Fi, a relaxation area and a reception with multi-lingual staff.

Ida y Vuelta is within walking distance to shops and bars. While on Holbox Island, take advantage of the pristine white-sand beaches, snorkelling, discovering the diverse wildlife of the island such as whale sharks, turtles, dolphins and manta rays, and taking a boat trip on the beautiful Yalahau Lagoon.


Prices are non-member prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - Charges apply
  • Basic Shop
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking rooms
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 08:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Main Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Swimming with whale sharks (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The hostel is located about 100 meters from a large swamp. The mosquitos were eating me alive day and night and the mosquito net is just there for psychological reason. Doesn't help. Secondly, the kitchen is small and so poorly equipped that you can't make a reasonable use of it. This is by design. The manager has a restaurant on the premises. He wants you to spend your money there. Thirdly, the manager demands 50% deposit by email, to which he is not entitled. It is not HI policy, yet he was very forceful. I didn't pay the deposit though. Then, I wanted to shorten the stay, and he refused to refund me the money for the unused days, stating that he makes his own rules on his property. For these reasons, I do not recommend this hostel. But it was very clean and safe.


Avatar for Jarmila


Sun 02 Mar 2014

Friendly, efficient staff, fun cook. Quiet location a block or two from the beach, several blocks from the zocalo. Hammocks invite a siesta. No locks on anything, except some homemade "lockers", though perhaps security is just not a problem here. Might be a little bit overpriced for a cabana with a sand floor.


Avatar for randall


Tue 05 Feb 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (Less than 500m)
  • Beach (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

3 hours from Cancun Airport. Arrive at Chiquila and take the ferry to Yalahau lagoon
Bus with destination Chiquila'. Bus leaving from Cancun Tizimin Valladolid and Merida
You can cross over to Isla Holbox by private or public boat. Once on island take a taxi or walk
On street parking

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted


  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Energy efficiency appliances


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Growing own vegetables
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food

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