The Best Cheap Hotels in Tulum

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 7, 2019

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The 11 Best Budget Hotels in Tulum

1. Weary Traveler Hostel – Budget

Low-key hostel with an outdoor pool, bar, shared kitchen, barbecue, free parking, and ingredients provided for a cook-it-yourself breakfast. Rooms range from private suites to shared dormitories, all with air conditioning. The hostel is 4km (12-minute drive) from Tulum’s Archaeological Zone and within walking distance of restaurants and bars.

2. Posada Yum Kin – Budget

Located just north of downtown Tulum, this eco-friendly budget hotel is 5km (14-minute drive) from the Archaeological Zone, and offers complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor pool and hot tub, free parking, and a lush garden. All rooms feature traditional architecture and local artwork, and most rooms have air conditioning, terraces with hammocks, and kitchenettes.

3. Las Palmas Maya – Budget

Traditional, pet-friendly hotel situated across the road from the beach and 8.5km (24-minute drive) from the Archaeological Zone. All rooms have private bathrooms, air conditioning, and sitting areas; some come with patios or balconies. Hotel amenities include complimentary morning coffee, a communal kitchen, bike rentals, 24-hour electricity, and a cafe.

4. Mango Tulum Hotel – Budget

Located 3km from the Archaeological Zone (10-minute drive) and 3.7km (5-minute drive) from Gran Cenote, this cozy and affordable hotel is positioned just outside the center of Tulum, but within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. Minimalist guestrooms feature air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, and refrigerators, as well as free coffee, tea, and filtered drinking water. An outdoor pool and a garden are on-site.

5. Teetotum Hotel – Budget

Featuring four contemporary guest rooms, this charming, good value hotel offers free breakfast, an outdoor plunge pool, restaurant, spa services, and free bicycles for guest use. Each guest room has air conditioning and a minibar, and the hotel is located 3km (10-minute drive) from the Archaeological Zone and 3.5km (5-minute drive) from the beach.

6. Don Diego de la Selva – Budget

Within walking distance of the restaurants of downtown Tulum, this colorful hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, restaurant and bar, spa, free parking, laundry service, and bike and scuba equipment rentals. Rooms have air conditioning, terraces, private bathrooms, and no TVs. Located 5km from the Archaeological Zone (16-minute drive) and the beach.

7. Villas Geminis Boutique Condohotel – Budget

Situated in the heart of downtown Tulum and 4km from both the beach (6-minute drive) and Gran Cenote (6-minute drive), this art-focused hotel offers an outdoor pool, garden, free continental breakfast, and free bicycles for guest use. Every spacious room has a balcony or patio, traditional decor, and air conditioning, while some rooms feature full kitchens and sitting areas.

8. Biwa Tulum – Moderate

Known for its scenic rooftop bar, this modern mid-range hotel offers free breakfast, free bicycles for guest use, an outdoor pool, several lounge areas, free parking, and an elevator. Rooms feature air conditioning, minibars, coffee makers, desks, private bathrooms, and bathrobes. The hotel is located 4km (12-minute drive) from the Archaeological Zone and within walking distance of the restaurants of downtown Tulum.

9. Naay Boutique Hotel – Moderate

Charming boutique hotel situated 3.5km (5-minute drive) from the beach with complimentary breakfast, free bikes for guest use, and a large rooftop deck with two pools, cabanas, and a restaurant. All rooms feature modern amenities like air conditioning, smart TVs, Bose speakers, and memory foam beds; some rooms have balconies.

10. Shambala Petit Hotel – Moderate

Set directly on Tulum’s South Beach, this rustic property features standalone bungalows just steps from the ocean, most with private bathrooms and fans. Breakfast is included, parking is free, and the property is located 7.5km (19-minute drive) from the Archaeological Zone and 9km (20-minute drive) from downtown Tulum.

11. Cabañas La Luna – Moderate

Beachfront property made up of 10 bungalows, a pool, and a restaurant, and situated 8km (18-minute drive) from downtown Tulum and 7km (17-minute drive) from the Archaeological Zone. Bungalows vary in size but all offer direct beach access and filtered drinking water, and some feature multiple bedrooms, air conditioning, and private bathrooms.

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