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10 Avenida Norte 498 esquina Calle 10 Norte Colonia Centro, 77600 Cozumel, Mexico – Show map
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Big Fish Cozumel Dive Hostel's staff speaks: Hungarian, Spanish, English
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BBQ Facilities, Grounds
24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Lockers, Laundry
Non-smoking Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
Hungarian, Spanish, English
From 1:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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March 31, 2015
The staff vas only volonteers and didnt know anything about the Island. You needed to figure our Everything by yourself!
Very Nice atmosphere and rooms
March 5, 2015
Private room was very dark, no air flow because no window, only one door. Bed was very smelly and unconfortable. We didn´t want to touch or use sheets and blankets. We move after two night to the different hotel (Rimon) which was for the same price but cleanliness totaly different, bright rooms with balcony, one block from the sea. I think you can find the same price hotel in the city with different quality. But if you sleep in the dorm, it look ok.
Perfect, nice and helpful staff. Good location. If you sleep in dorm it can be good. Kitchen and equipmet ok.
February 25, 2015
Kitchen though is open all day is present with trailss of ants
Host was accommodating. Room is large and bed was comfortable. Shower was clean. Courtyard and communal areas are welcoming.
February 19, 2015
Dorm rooms were kept open/not locked you only got a key to the front door. When I stayed the age group was rather older than me (40-65 yr old men) vs a 27 yr old girl. May have just been my timing!
Cute place, friendly staff, clean, decent location.
February 2, 2015
It felt run down. The dorm rooms looked terribly uncomfortable, just open to mosquitoes, glaring light, no privacy, glad I had an overpriced private room.
I like the place, kitchen, set up, etc. It could be a great place with just a little sprucing up.Suggest bunkbeds, privacy screens, individual lighting,screen door on dorms.
January 31, 2015
There was hot water with no water pressure the first night, but after that, no hot water at all. I think they were working on it though. Also, the fitted sheet was worn out and did not stay on the mattress, so every morning we woke up sleeping directly on the mattress... which is a little gross thinking that everyone who slept there before us likely did the same thing. [I know this is a hostel, but this isn't an issue in most hostels we've stayed in.]
Staff was helpful and location was great. Everything was really clean. They were really helpful in booking diving. Kitchen was well stocked and people were always cooking something. Good Wifi. Nice garden. Liked yoga and mojito night!
January 3, 2015
January 1, 2015
Lockable cabinet to secure my things was almost impossible to get the hasp over. Basically 2 toilets and showers for both dorms. No hot water. Courtyard was not kept up very well. Chairs were not comfortable to sit in. A/C in dorm was severely lacking to cool room at night. As a Dive Hostel they set up with boat that had junk for gear. First regulator leaked like crazy losing over 500 pounds pressure before it could be stopped. Was not offered a different tank just shorter dive. 2nd day my SPG didnt work at all. Read 0 entire time. I asked for Nitrox with dive computer but they only provided tanks, no guage to test them could be found, no computer. But Divemaster said its ok you use. Uh..no. Wetsuits were all shorty and some threadbare and old. After 4 consecutive dives we were very cold. 2nd day of diving (same boat) no water provided to drink on boat. If I ever return to Cozumel I will be looking for a different hostel to stay at.
Good WIFI. Reasonably close to waterfront (2 blocks) and easy walking distance to many restaurants/ grocery store.
December 16, 2014
a little problem with the hot water but it's fixed now.
Martin and his staff are doing a lot of work to the hostel. it is only 2 blocks from the water and 4 blocks from the town square. they have everything you need and have great parties. price is very good. many different cultures come together here at BIG FISH. very enjoyable !!!
December 14, 2014
Unfortunately the hostel takes a cut of the money that goes towards scuba diving. They book through approx. 5 different scuba shops. The first day I went diving, the hostel organized it for me and I paid $90 USD. That evening I found out that they overcharge $10 USD and keep that as profit for basically making a phone call. The owner & manager (not the staff) pressure you to book through them. When I told them I found a dive shop that would give me a better rate they were rude about it and continued to pressure me. The owner was very passive aggressive with me during the ordeal. I do not find it to be good ethic to take advantage of backpackers who are looking to save money. The owner & manager do not have your best interest in mind. So although you are paying a good initial fee for staying at this hostel, if you are diving, and dive through them you are really paying an extra $10 USD a night.
The staff that are working/volunteering there are great and create a fun atmosphere!
November 24, 2014
The only downside were the water pressures in the shower and no hot water, otherwise everything was perfect.
Te staff were so friendly, it felt like you were back at home chilling with friends. The kitchen area was always open which was nice, and the room was really large an spacious. I really enjoyed my stay.. I ended up staying an extra 2 nights!
September 5, 2014
The place is very beautiful. Clean kitchen and fridge available for guests. Lovely hammocs under trees and beautiful rooms. The hostel is run by volunteers which are very friendly and helpful. Bikes for rent are available and you can organize your dives with them. Great value for money. Perfect for backpackers.
August 8, 2014
Great staff. Thanks Beata and Dive Master Peter for a awesome stay!
July 24, 2014
friendly, clean, well organized, good location, spacious dorm
July 8, 2014
If you want air conditioning it costs 1usd extra per day. There ar no coral reefs or sandy beaches in downtown, so if you want to dive or snorkel there, it is 40 minute walk or 7 usd taxi ride to get to one nice coral reef.
My best lifelong experience ever! I've spent 2 weeks on the beautiful island and Big Fish Hostel was the best choice to stay. Beautiful chilled place close to the ferry pier. Fast and free wifi, nice and friendly open air kitchen, where you can enjoy the mornings talking with people next to a coffee or you can just relax in the hammocks under the palm trees. The spacous colorful dorm has single beds, not bunkbeds with optional air conditioning and mosqito nets. Friendly people are from all over the world. Peter, the owner was very friendly, and he was trying to make us to feel comfortable. If you want to learn to dive or only spent your holiday with full of experience, Big Fish Hostel in Cozumel, I can kindly recommend for everybody!
June 23, 2014
Cozumel is a hot and humid Caribbean island, 95 percent of it is covered by jungle. Be prepared with some repellant for the mosquitos at the outside areas in the city. The dorm and all the other rooms has huge mosquito nets installed and if you keep the door closed, there are no bugs at all! There are no reefs in downtown area, so if you want to snorkel or dive, the closest coral reef is about a nice 40 minutes walk or a 5 USD taxi ride away, which you can share with other guests.
Relaxing new and clean charming hostel with everything you need as a diver. I've booked only one night but stayed 4! Great quiet but central location away from the noise and crowds but still close to everything, easy quick access from the ferry pier which is only 5 blocks. Peter, one of the owners is a great dive instructor, he not just teach but explains why we do things and builds super-confidence. They offer great dive courses and amazing+ really cheap daily dive trips for the certified divers. Peter also lives on the island and knows everything, just ask! They have plenty of bathrooms, free towels, a very nice outdoor kitchen and a beautiful tropical garden with hammocks and iguanas. I loved this place!
June 4, 2014
Most things. I've stayed in probably over 100 hostels on my trip and this was by far the weirdest and least pleasant. For one, the owner was incredibly rude. He had an attitude with me the entire time I was there and knew NOTHING about the island (super unhelpful) - and others staying at the hostel said the exact same thing. There were not many other travelers staying there and I am pretty sure all of the reviews I had read about this place must have been fake because it was not even open yet when I made the booking based on all of the RAVE reviews. It's also not too close to the center and if you plan on diving, you have to pay for a taxi both ways which I think is super weird. Also, because it is such a new hostel, there was still a ton of work that needed to be done which was obvious and the atmosphere wasn't comfortable at all.
Not much that I did like. I've stayed in SO many hostels and the only good thing about this one was the dorm style was nice, the wifi was good, a good kitchen area, and a great dive instructor, Jessica. Oh, and when I thought I found bed bugs through out my dorm, the staff was very quick to help fix the situation.... Even though nobody likes finding bugs in there bed...
May 5, 2014
Still under construction so it does not look homey yet, but definitely has a potential. Quite far from the center, but if you like walking this can be a plus as well.
The place is new and clean, the owner very helpful and communicative. You have all facilities you need, including a big open air kitchen and even a public repellent :) details that matter :)
April 10, 2014
Hostel had only been open a week so was still unfinished. There was no mosquito netting over the windows into the dorm and due to no aircon & only two ceiling fans the door & windows were always left open and hence there was always Mosquitos. There isnt much of a common area to sit around outside or inside. Kitchen was outside and full of bugs.
Staff are really nice here and happy to help whenever they can. I did a dive trip which was great. The internet is really fast. Relaxing place to stay. Once finished this will be a better place to stay.
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