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Bologna, Italy
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It depends on you. If you are looking for a rugged, natural and funny moment that's the place for u. Not too far from Palenque Historical Maya site it's a very good choice. You can easily find traditional cabanas to sleep, good restaurant and many friends to share a beautiful forest experience.

1Thank MarcoTullioCicerone
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I could spend the rest of my life here. In El panchan there is not a worry in the world. Close to the Palenque ruins, it is possible to enjoy the ruins thoroughly, both in the excavated part and in the jungle around it.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We spend one night at El Panchan in the cabanas Sapo and we were robbed ! We travel around the world since 6 years, we are very careful about all our stuff and for the first time we were robbed. We let our luggage in their storage room for few hours, all our stuff was tidy in our backpacks closed....

4Thank lafloenaustralie
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I was camped up the road from panchan but found myself going there everyday! Its got a lot going on, uts more of a mini village. It has a about 4-5 hostals, 1 big restaurant, a bar (with wifi!- bearing in mind wifi is hard to find in the 'jungle' so a place with wifi was quite a nice suprise...

Thank JuicyJuice F
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We only spent one night in the forest cabin but it was quite enough :) We payed only 300 pesos so didn't expect much and we're quite used to non-european standard of accommodation while backpacking. But our cabin was really filthy and this seems to be a place for mostly treehugging stoned hippies with dreadlocks who play loud music until...

Thank NikolaB-CZ
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I went to el Panchan, because I got a lot of recommendation from my friends. I arrived around 5pm, because I was told that the reservation is not needed during the off season, but 3 complexes of hotels were already completely full. Therefore, I took a room - in complex called el Mono blanco - 150MX for a night (3...

1Thank Monika H
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This was one of the coolest hostels I've stayed at during my travels. We stayed in a cabaña in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by the sounds of crickets at night and howler monkeys during the day. It is also located near the ruins. The restaurant was fantastic! The food (particularly breakfast if you consider the portion size) can...

5Thank AmandaMuffin H
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Just around the corner of the entrance of the park, in El Panchan, Jungle Palace provides mediocre cabana’s in the jungle for a good price, ideal for the traveler living on a shoestring. You can share the dorms with up to four people, making it even more affordable. The cabana’s are well protected against mosquito’s. The shared bathrooms are good...

1Thank Rogier M
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The place is situated at the entrance to Palenque ruins (though you will need to take a bus to get to the actual entrance) in the jungle - that is the best what El Panchan has to offer. Expect sudden showers and howler monkeys howling in the middle of the night :) Rooms are clean but they lack some personal...

1Thank KarolinkaPL
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We were in one of the three cabin complexes called jungle palace. Incredible place to stay, you are in the middle of the jungle surrounded by beautiful creatures plants and sounds(jungle sounds at night were the best). The guy at the reception Daniel was awasome, and we had some very interesting conversations with him. If you expect regular comfortable all-inclusive...

Thank Ivan A

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Additional Information about El Panchan

Address: Carretera Ruinas Km 4.0, Palenque, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > Palenque
Price Range: €3 - €5 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 159
Also Known As:
El Panchan Palenque
El Panchan Hotel Palenque
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Palenque
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“there is camping for 30p per night”
bamboobwah, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Bring snacks with you!”
rogierm2014, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms.”
Kairho1, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We chose air-condition room for not much more money and were happy we did. We slept with out AC but it was nice to have available after an outing.”
  • Margareta and Ed's air-conditioned room
  • Margareta and Ed's air-conditioned room
djestice, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Many many places to choose from for every budget. Just look around..”
katleen_sledz, 14 Nov 2013 | Read review
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