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The 13 Best Cheap Hotels in Tulum

Where to Stay On a Budget in the Most Exclusive Mexican Destination


If you are wondering whether it is possible to travel to Tulum on a budget, the answer is yes and this list of the best cheap hotels in Tulum will help you find cute affordable places in Tulum to enjoy one of the trendiest destinations in Mexico.


Tulum is a town filled with luxurious hotels and resorts along the endless white sand beach, but they’re just as expensive as they’re luxurious.

So the question comes obvious — Is it possible to visit Tulum without breaking the bank? I am happy to say that it is indeed.

With a little patience, you can also find excellent budget lodgings to explore all the charms and attractions here. I have searched and selected the cutest cheap hotels in Tulum to help you narrow down your search.

Although we all have a different idea of “affordable”, I have selected the nicest among hotels in Tulum that are below 100 USD a night.

Tulum Beach from a drone
Tulum Aerial View

Needless to say that usually if you can stretch your budget a little bit you could also find something affordable on the beach, but if you don’t mind the location, in downtown Tulum you may get a very pretty and luxurious place at a very good price.

In this case, I would recommend you rent a car, so that you will be free to move around and get to the beach or the restaurants and do all the incredible things to do in and around Tulum, including the spectacular cenotes near Tulum, or relaxing in one of the fancy Tulum beach clubs.

Despite being pocket-friendly, these accommodations can be great in terms of facilities and services.

They’re also close to many Tulum attractions and bus stations in case you decide not to rent a car, so you have easy access to bus stops and transport services to visit Tulum cenotes and Mayan ruins, lots of things to do in Tulum are also close enough, and having a blast in the famous Riviera Maya town is hassle-free!

So let’s dig into the list of the best cheap hotels in Tulum.


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1. Ujo Condo Boutique

hotel rooftop pool overview - cheap hotels in Tulum
Photo © Ujo Condo Boutique

Ujo Condo Boutique may be affordable, but it is by no means ordinary. The hotel is one of the best when it comes to budget accommodations in Tulum.

It offers not only private rooms, but apartments as well. The apartments it consists of are very spacious, and that’s one of the things I like about Ujo Condo.

Then there’s the excellent design of the guest rooms. All the rooms are very modern and furnished with natural materials, and the decor is heart-warming too. In terms of facilities, service, and value, Ujo Condo is one of the best cheap hotels in Tulum.

Laundry service, bike rentals, and lots of amenities in the apartments are another perk you get to enjoy despite having an affordable place to stay in Tulum.

studio with kitchen bed and sofa
Photo © Ujo Condo Boutique

You will have air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, a seating area, and a private bathroom. There are some units with a patio or balcony as well, so grab one if it’s available—the views from those are unbeatable.

Spa-grade bathroom amenities are part of the stay. There’s also free wifi all across the property, and with a private pool on its rooftop granting stunning views of the city, Ujo Condo Boutique is probably one of the coolest budget hotels in Tulum.

Bed
Photo © Ujo Condo Boutique

It’s also remarkably close to some of my favorite Tulum beaches and resorts, and the perfect location in the city center is great for some inland adventuring as well.

On top of the privacy and affordability, you will also have Tulum’s best restaurants just a short walk away from you during your stay here.

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2. El Capitan Hotel

Conveniently located just a few minutes from the Tulum Bus Station. El Capitan Hotel is a decent budget hotel in the heart of Tulum, with astonishingly clean and large guest rooms, and tons of facilities to top it off.

A wardrobe, a safety deposit box, and comfy beds are provided along with amenities like air-conditioning and private bathrooms.

You can access the free wifi anywhere in the hotel, and concierge service and 24-hour front desk service are also available here.

El Capitan is the best option for couples, but it also has great family rooms—so no matter the number of people you’re coming with, you can rely on their hospitality and find a great place to stay in Tulum without breaking the bank.

 El capitan hotel tulum room
Photo © El Capitan Hotel Tulum

The staff here is simply beyond expectations when it comes to taking care of the guests’ needs and wants. Their friendliness is through the roof, and they will do everything to accommodate you and make your stay as enjoyable as they possibly can.

El Capitan Hotel is another city center accommodation in Tulum, so you will be close to many of the town’s popular attractions—including the Tulum Mayan ruins, and National Park as well as the beautiful white-sand beaches.

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3. Hotel Central Station

Hotel Central Station is another very intimate place to stay in the heart of Tulum. It’s a great affordable accommodation similar to El Capitan, and in the same area as well (which means being close to the bus station and attractions)!

Hotel central station Tulum

Although they may lack charm, the rooms of Hotel Central Station are neat, spacious, comfortable, and homelike. Some of them feature king beds on top of the common amenities to make for excellent couple rooms, and some come with a couple of large double beds to accommodate families.

Wifi, cable TV, air-conditioning, safe deposit boxes, 24-hour reception service, and refreshing coffee with delicious cookies are all part of the lodging experience here.

All these rooms also have private bathrooms with showers and everything of need already in them.

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4. Las Mariposas Boutique and Bed and Breakfast

Las Mariposas Boutique hotel  front

Las Mariposas is a pretty hotel downtown. It’s one of the best boutique hotels in Tulum because it looks and feels like luxury hotels—the kind that gets you all the Instagram-worthy photos you would like.

But it’s not only beautiful, it’s also one of the best in all the other aspects of a budget Tulum hotel.

The guest rooms in Mariposas Boutique are spotlessly clean, there is a sun terrace and outdoor picnic area, and the hotel even has an on-site restaurant with a veranda to take care of your hunger for both delicious cuisines and aesthetic settings.

Las mariposas hotel JS

The standard suites include a dining area, kitchen, appliances like tea/coffee makers, daily room service, and lovely queen beds.

The balcony suites include all of those features as well as a sofa bed and views of the neighborhood. Just like my other selection of hotels, the rooms here have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and wireless internet access.

And despite all its amazing features, Las Mariposas Boutique still falls in the affordable category of accommodations in Tulum.

The area it’s located in is quiet and peaceful, but the town’s attractions aren’t far from it.

I recommend getting a bike rental if you want to make the most of your stay here, combining both the peaceful recess of your rooms and the vibrant life of downtown Tulum.

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5. Hotel Ko’ox Wenne

kook wenne hotel room

If you’re looking for a place just like home in one of the best areas of Tulum, Hotel Ko’ox Wenne is the accommodation to lodge in.

This is a very enjoyable place to stay in town, and fortunately, it is also quite affordable without requiring any compromises on the luxury of your vacation. It’s a modern and pleasant hotel, and all the guest rooms in it are just fabulous.

Every room has a television with Netflix available, the refrigerators are stocked with snacks and drinks, and amenities like wifi, air-conditioning, safe boxes, and bicycle rentals are provided as well. The beds here are just exceptional for a rejuvenating night’s sleep after a day of exploring Tulum charms.

Koox wenne rooftop pool

One of the things I like most about Hotel Ko’ox Wenne is the delightful private rooftop swimming pool and lounge area it has. You can spend one of your lazy evenings here, and I recommend doing so!

The center of town is also only a 10-minute drive from the property, and you can use the bicycle rental to explore beaches and other attractions. Additionally, the Tulum bus station is just a short walk away as well.

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6. La Palmita Budget Boutique Hotel

la Palmita roof top terrace

La Palmita is a boutique hotel in downtown Tulum with various guest room options on offer.

The unique thatched-canopy roof of La Palmita sets it apart from the restaurants and shops it’s surrounded by, and the rooms feature original artwork by many talented artists, as well as tasteful decor and interiors to give them a touch of aesthetic.

You will find more than enough amenities in the guest rooms for a comfortable stay throughout your vacation. Sliding glass door balconies, rooftop sitting areas with hammocks, wifi, air-conditioning, desks, mini-fridges, and lots of other features are part of the rooms.

There are also studios available in La Palmita, which come with sofabeds, kitchenettes, and even original hand-painted murals reflecting La Palmita’s dedication to sustainability and supporting the community.

La Palmita bedroom

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping service, and transportation services for the guests as well. Additionally, snorkeling gear and beach towel rentals are all provided to the guests staying here.

La Palmita has room options that are perfect for families, groups, as well as couples.

There is a shared kitchen on the roof, so you can use that if you feel like making yourself something. The staff is also really nice and accommodating, so you can ask for anything you need and they’ll do their best to provide it.

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7. Trece Lunas

Trece lunas room
Photo © Trece Lunas

Packing a lot of facilities and perks in a single-budget lodging, Trece Lunas is a holiday apartment in Tulum that’s famous for the royal treatment its guests get. The property is quiet and relaxing, and all its rooms are really nice as well with simple but charming decor.

Trece Lunas is one of the best places to stay in Tulum if you’re on a tight budget. The rooms are great, and the property is so beautiful with all the greenery complementing its neat design.

Then there’s the number of facilities available here. All the rooms are air-conditioned and have patios.

Some of them feature flat-screen TVs, kitchens, and fridges as well, and the overall vibe of the property is very comfortable and homelike. The host is one of the friendliest you will find anywhere in Tulum, and the services are above average as well.

Garden with chairs and trees
Photo © Trece Lunas

Although the beaches are a little farther from Trece Lunas than the budget hotels I mentioned earlier, the hotel offers privacy, great views, a lovely garden, and a nice outdoor swimming pool to its guests. Its sun terrace is great to just sit back and relax, and the barbecue is another good thing about the hotel.

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8. Casa Santiago

Casa Santiago Entrance
Photo © Casa Santiago

Casa Santiago is one of the small boutique hotels in town just a little distance from the Tulum Pueblo, with lots of palm trees and nature in and around it. Since the hotel accommodates only a specific number of guests at a time, the attention to detail is great here.

Given the facilities and care you get in Casa Santiago, I can tell you that this hotel is easily one of the best cheap hotels in Tulum. Each one of the six rooms in the hotel has air-conditioning, televisions, and a terrace or patio. There is free parking for the guests and WIFI is available throughout Casa Santiago.

The comfort of Casa Santiago Hotel is remarkable, but you will be so absorbed in admiring and connecting with the nature around it to notice that.

The front desk staff helps you with making plans, finding things to do in Tulum, and even arranging tours for you if you don’t know much about the town. The services of the hotel are also pretty good, with friendly staff and lovely furnishings.

Apart from the sun terrace and garden, Casa Santiago also has an outdoor pool which is pretty as a picture. Guests have easy access to an adorable park nearby, where you can go for a relaxing evening stroll to simply admire nature or you can take the yoga classes and meditate as well.

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9. Maka Hotel Boutique

Maka Hotel Boutique
Photo © Maka Hotel Boutique

If you’re looking for one of the more unique stays in Tulum, while also having the resort accommodation vibes of the expensive lodgings in town, Maka Hotel Boutique is a good choice for it.

This hostel-like place is eye-catching from the outside as well as inside, and the vibrant bohemian theme of the hotel really makes your stay a unique experience.

The interiors of the hotel are filled with art and colors, and all the guest rooms are comfortable on top of being stunning.

MakA Hotel Boutique has garden view rooms, a mezzanine room with a private terrace, and dorms and rooms for large groups as well. Mind that this hotel doesn’t have double rooms only dorm and quadruple.

Breakfast is included, there’s free wifi in all the rooms and throughout the hotel, and around-the-clock front desk and concierge service are also part of the stay.

The chic atmosphere of the hotel is paired with tons of activities and events that take place on the property.

Maka also has an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant and a rooftop bar, and free secure parking for the guests. The location is great because it’s close to the main road and Tulum Pueblo, and everything else in it as well! Lots of great Tulum beaches are also less than 3 kilometers from it.

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10. Kuukum Tulum Hotel

Kuum kum Hotel Garden and Patio
Kuum Kum Hotel Garden and patio

Hotel Kuukum Tulum is a very upscale and elegant property just on the edge of all things cheap in Tulum. The quiet solitude of the area it’s situated in is combined with the tropical greenery of the lush jungle surrounding it, and the terrace views are doubly amazing because of that.

There are many types of rooms in the hotel, all of them meticulously designed and kept spotlessly clean by the staff.

Since Kuukum is a 4-star hotel, it’s no surprise that the rooms in it are all air-conditioned, have flat-screen TVs, wifi, and other such amenities.

Kuum Kum Tulum Hotel Pool
Kuum Kum Tulum Hotel Reception
Photo © Kuukum Hotel

Hotel Kuukum is a large property, so that means all of the rooms are extremely spacious and comfortable. All the spaces of the property are touched with both boho chic elegance and traditional Mexican decor.

There is a garden, outdoor pool, sun terrace, and lots of services in the wellness center as well. Walking and bike tours, live music, themed dinner nights, and other recreational activities can also be arranged every now and then.

Overall, Kuukum Tulum Hotel is a fantastic place to stay in Tulum. The only thing I would mention here is that it’s a little distance from the bus stop, so that might be a problem if you don’t have a car.

Though the hotel has bike and scooter rentals, and its own airport picks and drop service and shuttle service as well (extra cost), it’s not that much of a problem.

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11. Lagoon Boutique Hotel

Lagoon boutique hotel rooftop pool and terrace
Photo © Lagoon Boutique Hotel

Cozy, comfortable, and located in a quiet area, Lagoon Boutique Hotel is the perfect place for a refreshing stay in Tulum.

The design of the hotel is attractive and the surrounding area is also quite charming. I really like the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel, and the facilities of Lagoon Boutique are worth the praise as well.

Lagoon Boutique hotel balcony

In fact, it’s one of the best lodgings in Tulum when it comes to a great price, so you get to enjoy a comfortable stay filled with privacy and luxury. The rooms are designed with minimalism in mind, and their furnishings are surprisingly well-selected.

Lagoon boutique hotel room

On top of having air-conditioned rooms with comfy beds, the peaceful location of Lagoon Boutique just a 15-minute walk from the more active parts of town is pretty good too.

Lagoon Boutique Hotel has not one but two fantastic outdoor pools, one of which is on the rooftop terrace and the other in the pretty garden.

The nearby places are beautiful as well, and worth taking a stroll in. The nearest airport to the property is Cozumel International, but Lagoon Boutique has a shuttle service for both Cozumel International and Cancun International. The staff is also great here.

They pay attention to the things you may need or want, and go above and beyond in everything! Just keep in mind that the services of this hotel are adult-only.

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12. Taan

Taan Tulum Hotel
Photo © Taan Tulum Hotel

Taan is another great budget hotel for travelers who fancy a laid-back vibe along with homelike comfort. The atmospheric property is located in the city center, and its interiors perfectly match the beauty of the area.

Rooms in Taan Tulum have air-conditioning, safety boxes, flat-screen TVs, and private bathrooms with free toiletries. The interiors are quite warm and feature lots of exquisite wooden furnishings. Moreover, guests simply love the quietude and sereneness of the lodgings—just like you will, I’m sure.

Taan is among the boutique hotels on my list that receive most of their return guests because of the incredible hospitality and friendliness of their staff.

And rightly so, everyone here is so nice and accommodating! Hotel Taan is located just a few blocks from the bus station that takes you to so many cenotes, beaches, and lots of other Tulum attractions.

Taan tulum hotel room and patio door
Photo © Taan Tulum Hotel

Then there’s the supermarket nearby where you can shop whenever you like. Suffice to say, the location of the hotel is just perfect. To top the great location of the hotel off, you can get free bikes to go for a ride in the local area or to any Tulum attraction you want.

Speaking of complementary services and perks, the free breakfast is also really nice here, and the hotel has a gorgeous outdoor pool as well.

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13. Casa Xanath

Casa Xanath
Photo © Casa Xanath

Casa Xanath is a boutique hotel that really reflects the traditional Mexican charm in its elegant design. The hotel has a blend of modernity and Mexican culture in its interiors and exteriors, and its location is great too.

Casa Xanath’s rooms are great for family stays, but couples also have memorable experiences lodging here. Some of the rooms come with their own patio, while others feature pool views.

There’s a sun terrace open to the guests staying in the hotel, and an outdoor pool is also part of Casa Xanath.

Xasa Xanat hotel room
Photo © Casa Xanath

The hotel has lots of common areas for guests to relax in. Free parking is also provided along with wireless internet connectivity, and Casa Xanath has a paid airport shuttle service as well.

The amenities include everything expected of a 3-star hotel, and the extras make Casa Xanath even better value.

With an ideal location just 300 meters from the Tulum Bus Station, in the center of Tulum Pueblo, Casa Xanath is a great spot to explore the town and all of the amazing places in and around Tulum.  

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Tulum Ruins from the boat
Tulum ruins from the boat

On that note, my post on the 13 best cheap hotels in Tulum comes to an end. I hope you found it helpful in deciding on a budget lodging without giving up on any perks and luxuries characteristic of a grand Tulum vacation. Have a wonderful vacation!


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