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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love the Funkey Monkey! I immediately felt at home and had such a good time that i didn't want to leave! The hostel is really relaxed and comfortable, with lovely communal areas and an awesome rooftop and pool. The owner Salem and the staff are so friendly and accomodating; organising different activities for the guests and giving advice. There...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really relaxed vibe, awesome location in a safe neighbourhood! Didn't have any troubles while we were there at all! The owner Salem was really friendly and had tons of recommendations for the local area and things to do! Would fully recommend to anyone!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Funky Monkey is excellent, I arrived expecting to stay maybe a few days but ended up feeling so totally comfortable and relaxed in this hostel and didn't leave for 3 weeks !! There are usually things going on within the hostel itself but it's also very easy to find alone time if needed, the owner is always on hand...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The previous reviews are right - it is undoubtedly the best hostel in Mexico. We stayed at the super comfortable private room with you own kitchenette and bar. Great location and vibe, Salem is super friendly and there is lots of information, books and company. Washing and drying facilites (free for those who rent a private room) and excellent wifi....

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Hostel_FunkyMonkey, Owner at Funky Monkey Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much. Its always a pleasure when our guest appreciate our hard work and efforts. Our staff deserve so much credit for all their hard work and without them we couldn't have gotten nearly this many amazing reviews. Looking forward to your return.

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I've traveled to 32 different countries, stayed at many hostels and Funkey Monkey is hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed at. This place ticks all the boxes! Clean - check, pool - check, awesome rooftop with hammock - check, cool artwork - check, brekkie included - check, wicked fast wifi - check, big tv with Netflix -...

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Hostel_FunkyMonkey, Owner at Funky Monkey Hostel, responded to this review

hahaha, thanks for that little inside joke, I had totally forgotten about it. Also thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review. I hope your still enjoying your travels and really hope we get to see you again.

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing and has everything you need.. The owner and staff are awesome, it's clean and super organised.. The breakfast is delicious and the place has a real family feel to it.. Big lounge area with Netflix, magic rooftop with beds and a nice pool! Highly recommended

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Hostel_FunkyMonkey, Owner at Funky Monkey Hostel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are awesome and I'm really happy you thought so too. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Funky Monkey Hostel, Mazatlan, Mexico.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I staid in the hostel for over than 2,5 months and I had such a great time, with the best staff team I ever met. The hostel has great vibes, and you soon become very close with fellow volunteers and guests alike. The hostel has a very inclusive and homely feel and I was very sad to have to say...

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Hostel_FunkyMonkey, Owner at Funky Monkey Hostel, responded to this review

Saskia, we miss you too. It was truly amazing having you here. Please come back soon. Funky Monkey Hostel, Mazatlan, Mexico.

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect hostel with a great vibe, awesome staff and very comfortable beds! You will never feel bored or alone, as there are always people around. Make sure not to miss the sunset from the rooftop or the many activities offered by the hostel. Very cool.

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Hostel_FunkyMonkey, Owner at Funky Monkey Hostel, responded to this review

Another great review. Thank you so much. My staff and I never get tired of reading reviews where they are mentioned and appreciated, it really adds to their day. Thank you. Funky Monkey Hostel, Mazatlan, Mexico.

Stuart, Florida
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best hostel I have ever visited! The owners make the place so welcoming- they always have activities planned for the guests and there is a real sense of family at the house. They have tons of information to share with you make your stay in Mazatlan unique and by the time you leave you really...

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Hostel_FunkyMonkey, Owner at Funky Monkey Hostel, responded to this review

That was an awesome time and thank you very much for leaving this review. So glad we could help make your time in Mazatlan more enjoyable. Just want to add that you can also take a 7 pesos bus to Old Town if your not feeling the 50 pesos taxi ride. Thanks again and enjoy your travels. Funky Monkey Hostel,...

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great hostel. Most welcoming Ive ever been to. Staff are awesome. I was sick and the owner sorted me out with medicine etc. Pool is great any time of day and the rooftop terrace is awesome. Safe place to park motorbikes and breakfast is great.

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Hostel_FunkyMonkey, Owner at Funky Monkey Hostel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your time with us. Sorry about you arriving sick and I'm glad I could help. Our staff are awesome and they really enjoy reading these reviews that show that our guest notice and they make a difference. Thank you again. Funky Monkey Hostel, Mazatlan, Mexico.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
2 private rooms with their own kitchens, bathrooms and air conditioning for hot days. 4 dorm rooms, 2 of which have in-room bathrooms Rooftop terrace & lounge area Gated Parking for Motorcycles and adventure cyclist Swimming pool with waterfall 2 Communal kitchens Two indoor common rooms or living rooms Air conditioning in rooms durning summer Free cable TV, Hot showers, Lockers, On site dentist Seasonal massage therapists Spanish, yoga classes available Located in the best area of Mazatlan, Zona Dorada which means Golden Zone, it's only a 15 minute walk to the beach. Close to lots of amazing restaurants & all the famous night clubs and bars.There are also lots of smaller & cheaper restaurants within a few mins of the hostel and lots of tendeas or mexican convenience stores like and including OXXO. Located in a quite and safe neighborhood = Lomas Mazatlan Has: Huge beaches and smaller hidden ones too Some of the best big game sport fishing is found right off our shores. A Tequila factory, La Noria, you can tour. They have a good a Zipline too. Amazing surfing. Quick Silver, Reef and other international surfing competitions happen here. Turtle egg laying tours from June to November each year. Whale watching research expeditions from December 15th through April 15th. Horseback back beach adventures and great ATV beach & street tours, ... more   less 

Additional Information about Funky Monkey Hostel

Address: Calle Boludo 112, Mazatlan 82110, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Sinaloa > Mazatlan
Price Range: $18 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the rooms are fine but are mainly dorms, there are 2 separate lounge areas, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs. Both are by the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles killergas, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles grants57, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All great rooms”
 of 5 bubbles j0ew00d, 24 May 2016 | Read review
“The poolside suite where we stayed had a good sized double-bed and an extra twin bed that we didn't even need to use! Plenty of space.”
 of 5 bubbles Anonymous24Seattle, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I like the ''luxury room'' for extra 2 dollars because it was empty most of the time I was there, but no guarantee on that!”
 of 5 bubbles 800joshuat, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
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