Hostel Punta Sam

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Overview of Hostel Punta Sam

Hostel Punta Sam

2.0 star property
Beach hostel with outdoor pool, near Mujeres Beach

6.0/10 Good

25 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
Carretera Punta Sam Km. 6, Punta Sam, QROO, 77520
Main amenities
  • 6 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools
  • Free toiletries

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Mujeres Beach - 25 min walk
  • Punta Sam Ferry Terminal - 1 min drive
  • El Meco Archaeological Site - 4 min drive
  • Cancún Underwater Museum (Cancún) - 4 min drive
  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club - 8 min drive
  • Ultramar Ferry Puerto Juárez - 8 min drive
  • Gran Puerto Pier - 8 min drive
  • Garrafon Natural Reef Park - 79 min drive
  • Isla Mujeres Ferry Terminal - 77 min drive
  • Norte Beach - 78 min drive
  • Mercado 23 - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN) - 38 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hostel Punta Sam

Hostel Punta Sam features an airport shuttle and puts you 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Mujeres Beach and 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Also, this hostel is 5 mi (8 km) from Norte Beach and 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Las Americas Cancun Mall. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and WiFi.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Internet
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Parking
  • Free onsite self parking


  • Transfers
  • Airport shuttle*

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • An outdoor pool

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Hostel Punta Sam Cancun
Punta Sam Cancun
Hostel Punta Sam Playa Mujeres
Hostel Punta Sam Punta Sam
Hostel Punta Sam Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hostel Punta Sam Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Punta Sam

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

Horrible and isolated location
This hostel is literally located in the middle of nowhere, it's difficult to find, there was no cell phone service and it's just the creepiest vibe upon arrival. Did not feel safe as a solo traveler. Could not stay there. Had to look for another place to stay.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel near of the beach
The hotel staff is very attentive and helpful, the location is great
Fernando, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

If you don't have money and need to stay only 1 d
This hostel is the best solution if you don't have money and need to stay only 1 night. The hostel does NOT have a warm water to take a shower and this was not indicated on the ORBITZ web site. The one-bed room has only a wall fan. There is no air-conditioner that makes your August nights with 80 F outside too bad to sleep. During the day is also impossible to stay in the room because it is too hot there. It is written on the ORBITZ web site that a room has a fan, but I did not pay attention to that. They did not write that a room has NO air-conditioner. Otherwise, I would never rent such a room. The beach is 7 walking min, but the water there is full of see weeds and stingrays. You can take a ferry to Isla Mujeres and swim there, but it is 1 hour of ride + it is only several times per day and sometimes there is a big line that you can not get on the ferry. If you rent a car, please, be aware that local police will stop you without any reason and will ask you to pay $160 for nothing. This happened to me near a very expensive hotel Villa del Palmar Cancun on my way to the Hostel Punta Sam. I told the owner about this story. He told me that the police is bad in Cancun. The good about this hostel, that they have a very honest and kind housekeeper Marco. He makes that hostel much better! I would recommend the owner of the hostel to triple Marco's salary!
Lesya, 17-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

I was a nice hostel very simple. I have few suggestions: - add a net door in the lobby to avoid the mosquitoes (are a lot in the evening) - The internet wifi is bad (I only got the good signal in the lobby), would be nice if they can add repeat wifi signal device around the building. It's important to have a good signal for travelers. People, there were very friendly
4-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Superb place to stay in Cancun
Affordable, Great place, with a Kitchen, refrigerator and stove to Cook, a block from the beach and public transportation, great service and stuff Fresh sheets and wifi. Management willing always to help in anyway as possible! My favorite place now You won't be disappointed Close to Isla Blanca, the best beach in Cancun!
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Awful doesn't bring to describe...
Ants, absoutely NO hot water and standards. The word "clean" or "new" doesn't exist in this place. No other guests...I was all alone.. The owner said people were coming...maybe so I will think it's successful but no one came and with reason... Disgusting. Btw, the owner kept saying the hot water would be taken care of..but that never happened..stayed there for 2 days too long.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Bugs, dirty and ripped sheets and towels, no hot water, no shower curtain and some showers don't even have windows just a hole to the staircase. On the map it looks like it is on the beach but this place has no access and there isn't any public beach nearby. The pool is tiny and it does not circulate, there is no cleaning system so noone ever used it.
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Honest complaints
We had booked from Expedia by paying 430 USD before hand itself. However when we went there we were given a very small make shift room which can barely accommodate a single person let alone a family. There were literally no room for a suitcase to keep. So when we mentioned this we were asked 2400 Pesos more for a room which doesn't have a curtains but it was named as Private room. We told the owner politely couple of times but we were told bluntly that's how it works there. Finally the third time the owner's wife understood and gave couple of rug clothes for curtain. About the room cleanliness, the maid doesn't seem to enjoy her work, always complaining attitude. She wants the customers to help her in cleaning our room for which i am paying tips. The water is so scarce and there were too many times it got off in middle of bathing, etc. The management is more concerned only on the money not on customers comfort and their basic needs. We ordered four chicken quesadilla breakfast worth 60 Pesos from the owners as they seem to own a restaurant. However on breakfast we were given 3 previous night christmas eve celebration party's left over turkey quesadilla and 1 cheese quesadilla.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

PuntaSam 2k17 fever <3
This was one of my best stay ever. The hosts are absolutely delightful. They help you out, are so generous and treat you like their family (they also have their kids there which makes the vibe even more family oriented) without overstepping on the fact that we are young and on vacation. It was such a cozy and comforting place to be at. Abir (the owner's wife) cooks like a queen. She is such a generous person who will make you feel so good and comfortable. Bassel was like family too. He helped us organize our trip to Chichen Itza, always gives you the best local tips such as taking a bus for 8 pesos instead of a Taxi. Such a wonderful couple with beautiful kids. They stayed with us and had a fun time with us. The best part is the people you meet there and how social you can get. The place is big, spacious, so clean (one of the cleanest hostel I have been to although my standards were not as high since the price is so good. Pleasantly surprised). Fully recommend this place for all of the above and more. My stay can't be written down. It was lived. We still are all in contact through this hostel. We have a Facebook group ! PuntaSam 2k17 forever !
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Brenda makes it worth it! She is very nice and friendly and makes you feel at home !
Verified guest review