Our Locations

Getting here is easy! See our Google Maps for detailed driving directions.

The Mermaid Hostel BEACH has a great location, we are located in a private residential area with security. Walking distance to the Ferry that takes you to Isla Mujeres, 6 minutes bus or drive to the ADO bus station (takes you to the airport, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Tulum, etc).  10 min from Cancun’s local nightlife and hot spots in town. And 8 min bus  from the hotel zone. We are located right next to arqueological site El Meco
The best part of all We are across the beach from local fisherman restaurants and playa del Niño.

The Mermaid Hostel DOWNTOWN is located in the heart of cancun, one block away from las palapas park, 10 minute walking distance to ADO bus station, one block away from av. tulum. This area is  very famous for tourists who want to experience  downtown Cancun, lots of dining options, bars and nightlife.

We can also arrange transportation from/to the airport


BEACH Tel:  +52 998 380 91 56

DOWNTOWN Tel: +52 998 310 30 85

Cancun, Quintana Roo Mexico

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Answers to common questions

We’ve compiled a list of answers to common questions.

How far is the Hostel from Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, etc?

1 km to the Ultramar Ferry in Puerto Juarez (will take you to Isla Mujeres in 15 min.)

8.8 km to Isla Blanca

6 km to Boulevard Kukulcan (Cancun´s hotel zone)

60 km to Playa del Carmen (you can take the ferry to Cozumel Island in 45 min)

80 km to puerto Aventuras

100 km to Akumal

120 km to Tulum

56 km to Chiquila (ferry that takes you to Holbox island in 20 min)

280 km Merida

180 km Chichen Itza

210 km to Sian Kaan

169 km to Punta Allen

290 km to Mahahual

Do we need a car in cancun?

You can rent a car if you want to go on your own adventures. All the tour companies that work with us will arrange pickup service at the hostel and nearby locations. You can easily take the bus outside the hostel to the bus station, hotel zone, and cancun´s hot spots.

UBER is now in Cancun and also taxi services are everywhere. Is very easy to move around town

How can I get from Cancun International Airport to The Mermaid Hostel

There are regular scheduled bus ADO transfers $67 mxp  from Cancun´s International Airport to Ado Central bus station located downtown Cancun. From there you can take a taxi that will charge you around $50 mxp or take a bus to Playa del Niño and get down in Villas Playa Blanca (where we are located) right across the street from Playa del Niño.

You can also rent a car and follow google maps instructions.

We can arrange private  transportation from/to the airport with extra cost.

Is Cancun safe?

Cancun is very safe for locals and tourists, we are one of the most visited cities in the world so don’t worry about travelling on your own, driving, taking the bus, or hiring a tour company. We can also recommend the best companies for you to hire.

You will see a lot of police officers around town, so don’t break the laws. We recommend to be cautious with your documents, money, etc as you would in any other city in the world.