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Selina Cancun Downtown

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Las Palapas Park

  • Free WiFi
ZAR 752

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  • Brilliant place highly recommended. Even just for one night. So well situation next to…

    Jan 12, 2021

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    Dec 29, 2020

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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
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 51 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach umbrellas

Feel at home

  • Playground on site
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Free parking nearby

What’s around

  • In Downtown Cancun
  • Market 28 - 14 min walk
  • Las Palapas Park - 5 min walk
  • Ceviche Square - 9 min walk
  • PlayCity Casino - 10 min walk
  • Séptimo Día Adventist Church - 14 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Small Room Shared Bathroom
  • Suite Room
  • Bed In Large Dorm
  • Bed In Small Dorm
  • 4-Bed Dorm Plus
  • Family Room
  • Studio Apartment Deluxe
  • Deluxe Studio
  • Studio Apartment Deluxe with Terrace
  • Studio Apartment with Separated Kitchen

What’s around


  • In Downtown Cancun
  • Market 28 - 14 min walk
  • Las Palapas Park - 5 min walk
  • Ceviche Square - 9 min walk
  • PlayCity Casino - 10 min walk
  • Séptimo Día Adventist Church - 14 min walk
  • Puerto Cancun Golf Course - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 24 min drive

At a glance


  • 51 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

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

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Playground on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Playground - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Selina Cancun Downtown Hostel
  • Selina Cancun Downtown Cancun
  • Selina Shared Cancun Downtown
  • Selina Cancun Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Selina Cancun Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cancun

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 5.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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 is available.

This property accepts credit cards, debit 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, Selina Cancun Downtown 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.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Playground. Nearby restaurants include El Pescado Ciego (5-min walk), El Tigre y El Toro (5-min walk), and Yamamoto (5-min walk).
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but PlayCity Casino (10-min walk) and Royal Yak Casino and Sports Book (3-min drive) are both nearby.
  • Onsite recreation at Selina Cancun Downtown includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Nice hostel with good staff

    Excellent hostel located really close to ADO bus station, the late check-in was really useful. Good quality/price rate.

    Omar, 1 night trip, Dec 22, 2020

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Left disappointed

    I was so excited to stay here because of the great reviews, but unfortunately I was pretty disappointed. We had the studio room w/kitchen and terrace. I don't know if it's because maybe the room hasn't been serviced in a while because they weren't booking that room due to a leak that happened from the hurricane or what but there was mold on the kitchen table, the bedding smelled like mildew and the worst part was the bathroom's toilet. It smelled like it was the toilet water and it was pretty bad. It smelled just like the ADO bus's toilet. We didn't complain since we were just only staying for 1 night but if we were staying for more, I would of definitely asked to switch rooms. The only good thing about this place was that the overnight staff helped us get some rest at 4:30AM until the morning staff got there and was able to put us in our room. Customer service was great! Location is literally right across the street from the ADO Bus Terminal so that helped us a lot when we arrived in Cancun at 4:30AM.

    Helen, 1 night trip, Nov 14, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Good room, good value for money.

    Sophie, 1 night trip, Nov 12, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Super cool hostel with awesome common spaces. Loved just chilling out by the pool or working in one of the designer chairs in the lobby. Only negative is that the dorm AC temp is permanently set, can't be changed.

    1 night trip, Oct 20, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Easy access to public transportation, close to the Mercado 28, which is the best place to go for souvenirs, and if you are hungry there is a park close by which has some really good food vendors

    3 night romance trip, Nov 11, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    It’s not a bad a place if you’re looking for a party atmosphere. Quite frankly, not a good choice for me, I was on business and needed some quiet. Afternoon staff was very helpful, unlike the morning staff. The reason I booked it was because I needed the location. Very conveniently located, just not what I needed.

    1 night business trip, Jun 21, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Stayed there as it was close to the ado station

    Stayed in the standard double room, what I like was it was literally across the road from ado, the room was clean, bed was comfy, aircon wasn't noisy. What I didn't like was the check in procedure, they took a picture of your passport, and gave you a fluro green wrist band to wear to get access to the place, there was no soap to wash your hands with and it was a bit noisy from the traffic. Overall I would stay again.

    Elise, 1 night romance trip, May 23, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great place to meet travelers. Lots of activities and ways to interact, great bar and food right outside! Great yoga classes available and plenty of options from dorms to super nice suites.

    6 night romance trip, May 19, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Nice private room with good-sized bed. The property is well-decorated and extremely clean with warm running water. Check-in was easy and it’s great that they have their reception open 24/7; only thing I’d improve was that I’d booked. Yoga class through the hostel online and the guy at reception seemed to know nothing about it! reception

    Abi, 1 night trip, Apr 7, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The most bang for your buck is what you'll find here. You have a variety of room options to choose from to satisfy your accommodation needs. Great concept that offers a little bit of everything.

    1 night romance trip, Mar 21, 2019

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