We have been living in Mexico for more than fifteen years, and we love that country for its diversity, astounding nature, delicious food, climate, and people.
Our history in Mexico began in Playa del Carmen, where we were running a rental business until 2020, then we have discovered Valladolid.

Valladolid has become our love at first sight!

We have found here peace, a unique charm, remarkable examples of colonial architecture, still functioning traditional local market, and the taste of – comida yucateca – traditional and delicious local food.

Walking through the colonial-style streets and discover small shops, boutiques, bar, and restaurants or to taste a street-food is a memorable experience which gives a chance to amalgamate with locals.

As Cancun or Playa del Carmen are tourist hubs and the mixture of all cultures, Valladolid still is considered as a traditional Mexican city – it is why it has been enlisted on “Lista de pueblos magicos de Mexico

Because of its uniqueness, it attracts people who want to escape from noisy and crowded cities and those who want to experience the original Mexican culture.

Neighborhoods of the city as well the entire area of Yucatan hides its precious pearls – cenotes. They give both a relief from the summer heat and let you experience a mysterious charm of Yucatan.

Valladolid is an excellent starting point to visit Ek Balam, Chichén Itzá, Merida, and encounter ubiquitous Agoutis.

Our hostel is a perfect location, close to the center of the city and ADO bus station.

Doesn’t it sound like a perfect place for backpackers? For sure, it does!


Above, we have just mentioned some reasons for our love. We hope you will discover that land in your way. It is how our story with Hostel Catrina began.

Our hostel is sunk in lush tropical greenery and flowers. It brings relief and smiles on everybody’s faces. We are lucky to have even a private cave in the middle of our lovely garden. You will find there, quiet and relief from the heat. It is the perfect place for yoga and meditation’ lovers.

We love that place, and we have been developing it continuously, making it more and more comfortable for our guests.

We warmly invite you to our home, and we believe your comments and advice help us improve this place.

Michel & Assya.

We love people, socializing, and creating new lifelong relationships, and foremost we love that job!


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