I highly recommend the Coyote Village hostel in Loreto Bay. Farm to Table, Roof top farm, fresh eggs, free booze- but sooooo nice, small, and luxurious. Dude is 66-year old traveler and now Baja hostel owner, hilarious with stories and high vibes. Senor Mike is worth the stop by himself. However, there are so many more reasons to stop. Amazing fresh fruit, egg and such big breakfast included and served en suite! It is worth every peso! He gets it! Mike understands what it means to be a traveler. He exemplifies the word and transcends the meaning itself: The highest ambassador of all road weary, dusty, thirsty, longing for comforts of home and friendly face. I have stayed in 100's of hostels and THIS IS THE RITZ CARLTON OF HOSTELS! A must. I mean it, I am not embellishing. Stayed May 2013.
We spent about a week here, and from the moment we arrived, it felt like home. Mike and Gus treated us like royalty providing us with an amazing bungalow, bikes to commute into town and a constantly stocked fridge with an hour free drinks each night. In addition, the pool was free for use whenever, as was the sauna and the pool table! The breakfast is incredible, and is more than enough food (so much that we saved some for lunch sometimes). In my eyes, the cost of Coyote Village was worth the breakfast alone! They recommended places for us to visit, to eat and a great company to go diving with (seals, dolphins, whale sharks and turtles and even a nude-beach, all in one day!!!). When my boyfriend left for his NOLS course, they treated me like family and took me to the Baja1000! I was also given a tent and sleeping bag to borrow for 2-weeks while I went traveling north to the bay, beaches and Mulege, not to mention great advice on where to go, stay, eat and people to look out for. This is hands down the greatest "hostel" I've ever stayed in (I've traveled a lot) and was very happy that we were able to spend a couple more nights after our travels north. This hostel is more of a B&B, feels like a home and is so overwhelmingly quirky and welcoming! We will never stay anywhere else in Loreto, and look forward to being able to spend more time with Mike and Gus, even if simply to hear a great story, on our future visits. Thanks guys! Stayed November 2012
This has to be one of the best hostels in the world that I have stayed at. The accommodations are clean, roomy, air conditioned and very safe and secure. Included in your price - drinking water, beers, laundry service, swimming pool access, kitchens that could be used on 'master chef', an awesome breakfast and use of bicycles whenever you want. Most importantly, the welcome and friendliness of your hosts, Mike and Gus, makes you instantly feel at home. I cannot recommend this venue more highly. The ‘tree-house' overlooking the pool has a nice outdoor area. Stayed August 2013.Although I have seen more than 150 hostels worldwide, Coyote Village B&B and Hostels belongs to the top 10 of all. Why?
1. Mike and Gustavo, the owners of Coyote Village, serve a breakfast, that no hostel traveler has ever seen.
2. They give you one hour of open bar at their premises so that you can enjoy your time with other travelers.
3. Every room as well as the indoor and outdoor community areas, have a fully-equipped super-clean kitchens to make your desired meal.
4. Mike and Gustavo have embraced global integrity by creating a house with walls representing one world culture (African, Mexican and Australian)
5. Mike and Gustavo know everybody in town, even the police,thus, they can help you with every issue you might have (e.g. planning trips)
Beyond these outstanding reasons, there are a couple of more: Provision of 3 clean (super-white (!)) towels each day, at least three shower heads (including rain shower), breakfast was brought to the room to enjoy it on the balcony, swimming pool, sauna, "kind-of" Jacuzzi, free rental of bikes, personal stories of Mike and Gustavo traveling the world, close to city center and the beach-front, parking, pool table and ping pong on rooftop...Stayed December 2011.
I have been a guest at Coyote Village Hostel at least six times. I must admit that I am ashamed for not writing a review before on this unique place. Without a doubt, it is the best place in all Baja. The rooms are super clean and the price includes all taxes (14%), a huge delicious breakfast, free use of bikes, and a fridge stocked with free soda and beer! They will even do your travel laundry for free! Coyote Village Hostel is totally safe and quiet, looks and that feels like a jungle paradise... the pool is superbly clean and refreshing! Each bungalow has a complete kitchen, clean drinking water/ice, fans, A/C, Wi-Fi, and some even have showers with four shower heads. You must stay at the TREE HOUSE... it is unbelievable! Every time I visit, Mike and Gus make me feel welcome. They will spend time with you over free drinks (when they have time) and tell you Baja Tales. They even have a special map of Loreto for you that list all the stores, restaurants, etc. It is the best hostel I have ever been to. Every time I leave Coyote Village, I know I will miss Mike and Gustavo and their service... but the good news is, I will always return for more. I highly recommend Coyote Village while in Loreto!! Stayed April 2013.
Traveling by car through Mexico I passed through Loreto, staying two enjoyable nights there with Mike and Gus. Great conversation, excellent food, beautifully clean and well designed; the Coyote Village is a great sanctuary for recuperation. The happy hour started when I arrived and continued until I left... They are a mine of information, helpful beyond the call of duty and very interesting to pass hours in conversation with. I hope to get back there sometime in the future.... Stayed September 2013, traveled solo.
I walked from the bus stop to the front gate of the Coyote Village Hostel on a hot day in August with a 40- pound pack on my back. I hadn't made a reservation and was hoping someone would come to the gate as I stood there ringing the bell. Then, Gus appeared dripping wet from the pool he had just climbed out of to answer the bell. He told me they had rooms vacant and invited me in and before any check-in process or money exchange he told me to jump in the pool which I couldn't do fast enough. One of the best feelings and best moments I'd had on my trip through Baja up till then. That was my first taste of how laid back and fun this place is. Before I'd arrived in Loreto I'd been staying in really cheap, really sketchy places. So, by the time I'd gotten to Coyote Village I was blown away by how gorgeous it was and decided that the one night I planned to stay there, wasn't going to be enough. During my 5-day stay, Mike and Gus (the two guys that run it) treated me like a VIP. The service was excellent. The value was excellent. They give you an awesome room that comes with a full size kitchen, AC, comfortable beds, and they stock the fridge with beer and sodas for FREE! I'm telling you, if I'd not come upon this place my Baja trip would not be what it was. If you're in Baja, go to Loreto because it's a beautiful place. And, if you're in Loreto, don't stay anywhere else that's not the Coyote Village. You'll love it. Thanks again, Mike and Gus for treating me so good. Hope to see you again someday. Ask for the tree house room. August 2013.
Mike and Gus will treat you like family and will help you out with whatever you might need. The pool is awesome and the breakfast is great. Also, have a great happy hour with real drinks, even though it's always happy there. I've stayed many times and planning more. If you haven't been to the area before. It's a must. Friendly people, good restaurants and one of the most versatile areas for activities. The Coyote Village is a great place to use as a home base. Stayed April 2013
We stayed one night in Coyote Village, and Mike was very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Clean & cute place, in the beautiful little town of Loreto, I highly recommend hanging out there. The place has a lot of character and is definitely fun to stay at. There is also a pool to cool off in. Stayed September 2013.
Coyote Village is not a simple Hostel; I'll better say this is a rest for your body and mind. Mike, Gustavo and the rest of the staff make everything for you to have a perfect stay in Loreto. I was there during a road trip with some friends in August: the place is safe, very clean and apartments come with everything including a fridge with free drinks, equipped kitchen, AC and spacious bathrooms. If you r planning to travel through Baja California you must stop here and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere! Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends.Best bang for your bucks...proprietors Mike and Gus are the coolest, with the coldest pool (a blessing in July), the cleanest, most well equipped rooms, most excellent free breakfast, most free entertainment (books, bikes, sauna & spa & more toys) ... there's no reason to go anywhere else! Go for the tree house. Stayed July 2013.
If you are looking for a clean, safe, friendly place, look no further than Coyote Village Hostel. The rooms are lodge style, each of them unique, with custom murals and nice decorations. The bathrooms are very clean with high quality shower heads The fridge, was stuffed with cold drinks and beer, and there was a refrigerated water tank as well inside the room. Many hotels in Mexico can test your endurance as a traveler, but not this place. The rooms are very clean and very generously equipped; especially the bathroom and showers. I particularly liked the generous breakfast served in the room each morning. What a great way to start your day in such a fantastic place as Loreto. Gustavo and Mike are very well connected inside Loreto, and can provide you with all the info you need to enjoy your stay. Stayed May 2013.
Mi casa es su casa, fits perfectly for this small paradise Coyote Village. After a nice warm welcome (including some good sandwiches and juices because we were so hungry....) I felt immediately at home in this place. Our very clean lodge with multiply bathrooms and shower heads was fully equipped with good working AC. Most of our time, we spent in the pool or next to the pool tanning in the sun. This place has everything you need, so why leave? Mike and Gustavo (the owners) are excellent in hospitality and they took care of us, as if we were princesses. Delicious breakfasts, fruit juices, cocktails, bikes to use; good suggestion for perfect tanning, pleasant conversations, life lessons and lots of humor. Also, all the animals (parrots, cat & dogs) are really entertaining. I had never before small-talk with a beautiful parrot named Tequila or played with a cat that fetches beer-caps! Our week in Loreto would never been so much fun without staying in Coyote Village. Thanks a lot and hasta la vista! Stayed August 2013.
There we were, three girls from Holland, looking for a place to stay after we took a spontaneous flight from Tijuana to Loreto... After a warm welcome from Mike and Gustavo (the owners) and there interesting pets, we knew this was the perfect choice! This is really the best hostel ever; free bikes to use, healthy breakfasts, free drinks (best homemade-juices), lovely property, adorable pets, refreshing pool, great staff, art from all over the world, beautiful bungalows, perfect trips and most of all...best hosts in the world! The only bad part is...that you don't want to leave anymore! I did wish that Loreto itself was as exiting as this hostel! Mike and Gustavo, you guys are great! Thanks for this great week, with interesting conversations, good food and a great trip to the beautiful beaches of Baja! We loved our big hostel bungalow, with a great kitchen (which we didn't use, because our hosts spoiled...) Stayed in August 2013.
This hostel is just amazing. The location is safe, it has clean and very well equipped rooms (kitchen, fridge, AC, etc.), a cool swimming pool, and free drinks! Yes, free beer, softs and water! The owners are super friendly and helped us find everything we needed in town. I totally recommend this place. Loreto is a quiet town, but there are some cool activities you can do (such as visiting the impressive Isla Coronado). So don't hesitate and book your stay because you won't regret it. Stayed August 2013.
I stayed with Mike and Gus for two nights prior to going on expedition and they were some of the best nights I've spent in a hostel. First of all, Mike and Gus are extremely nice, accommodating, helpful and have some great stories. The hostel itself is beautiful, designed and built by Gus, it is a colorful, quaint building with lots of plants and cool cultural pieces picked up by Mike throughout his worldly travels. They give you a bike to ride around, which is great. It's just outside the town, which isn't a bad thing, given that the town itself is quite small, but really fun and interesting. I felt safe within the gates of their building which was nice. Great to just sit around with a beer and talk about life with Mike and Gus. If given the opportunity to stay here again I would not only take it, I would seek it out. If I could give these guys more stars I would. If you stay here, you will like Mexico, it's your decision. All the rooms are distinct and cool. Stayed October 2012.
A great find! More of a little complex of outbuildings than a traditional hostel, this spot is owned by a friendly pair of guys who do their utmost best to make sure you love your stay - delicious breakfast delivered promptly to your door each morning, free beers offered at every turn, personal maps offered for long day trips by car just extremely welcoming. The house itself is not on the typical main drive of Loreto along with all the more upscale places, but it's no more than a 20 minute walk from the marina and is pretty quiet/safe; also gives you a bit more sense of what Loreto life is like for its actual inhabitants. Highly recommended! If it's open, try to get the big bungalow. Stayed March 2013.
Stayed two nights in the tree-house. Mike and Gus welcomed me and stocked the fridge with some refreshments. I just loved the atmosphere! The use of a bike was available and it made scouting out Loreto much easier. The breakfast which was included was the best ever and all in all the value was terrific. Will be back next year! Stayed February 2013.
Feels like home. These guys make life easy and more enjoyable. Plus they looked after our well-being even after we had left and continued our traveling. The rooms are clean, the staff beyond friendly and the included breakfast is worth the entire price of the room. Additionally, Loreto is a hidden gem. If you like diving...you must visit Loreto. Stayed March 2013.
Coyote Village was the best hostel I have ever stayed in! The room was really nice; two bathrooms, kitchen, balcony! Mike and Gus helped us a lot and provided us with everything we needed and a lot more. We felt like at home! The area is very quiet but also central. The breakfast in the morning was just awesome: eggs, fruits, bread, coffee, Best hostel breakfast ever! We would love to come back again soon!!! Stayed September 2012.
Coyote Village was the best place I ever stayed at during my travels. The hosts were really nice and did everything to make you feel comfortable. The place itself is just awesome: we had a room which was actually more like a small flat with kitchen and balcony. They even served us a delicious breakfast in the morning. It is also located pretty good...you only have to walk a few minutes to the center and the bus station is also very close. I felt very save there and would return anytime. If you ever go to Loreto, make sure to stay at Coyote Village! Stayed September 2012.
I was initially concerned about the price compared to other places in Loreto. But, the breakfast was excellent; it is a full meal when you consider most places have their free breakfast as toast and tea. It was a proper meal that filled you up until lunch time...very good. The complementary bike is also very convenient to get around Loreto and is a must. And, the free beer happy hour... well, Mike and Gus are great company to have, they made me feel at home and treated me like a good friend. They are fun guys to hang out with. So in short, this place is brilliant value for money. The place was very clean and new, spotless even. I was impressed by this seeing as I had stayed in some pretty grubby places in Mexico. In addition to this, I was down on my luck with getting access to my money. These guys made sure I had cash for food, lent me their phone to use, and even went with me to the bank to try sort things out because I don’t have perfect Spanish speaking skills. This impressed me the most about my stay at Coyote Village. The next time I return to Mexico I will go out of my way to hang out at this place again. Traveling solo as well this place was perfect for me. Thanks guys! Stayed August 2012.
The experience at the Coyote Village was a true treat. Mike and Gus made me feel right at home. They are helpful in with whatever your needs may be,(Travel, tours, entertainment, etc). Though you don't have to go very far for the entertainment, they are good at the Hostel. The bungalows are comfortable and accommodating. The breakfast is excellent with a variety of eggs, full fruit late, coffee, juice. You don't even have to leave your bungalow. Do Me's is a great bar with great prices. The premium drinks are awesome and hard to find in Mexico. Try the Do Me's health drink. You will feel great! I would definitely recommend the Coyote Village Hostel when you are in the Loreto area. Stayed May 2012.
Mike and Gus are two of the most hospitable people I've ever met - they make you feel like family members! They actually invited us to have dinner with them one night. They were eager to answer any of our questions and make sure we had the ultimate Loreto experience. They also helped hook us up with a cheap boat tour to a beautiful white sandy beach where we went snorkeling and saw dolphins/turtles. The rooms are vibrant, spacious, and beautiful. They have managed to create a tropical secret garden hidden in the middle of Loreto. Very reasonably priced - delicious complimentary breakfast included. The bar is a lot of fun, plus you get an hour of free drinks! If you're planning a trip to the area, you have to stay at Coyote Village, it's amazing!! Stayed March 2012.
We decided, at the very last minute, to spend the weekend in Loreto and were looking for an affordable place to stay. We found ourselves in Coyote Village Hostel, and we couldn't have been happier. Our stay was amazing! Mike and Gus were so helpful and so wonderful. They immediately welcomed us and made us feel so at home. The hostel they have built is beautiful and colorful and the bar they run out the back is so much fun. In addition to the wonderful hospitality, the free bike rentals, advice about the city, and endless stories from Mike and Gus, you also get an incredible home cooked breakfast every morning and an hour of free drinks every night. We met some awesome people at the bar and got to do some incredible things while in Loreto. We LOVED our stay and would love to go back. I highly recommend Coyote Village. We would choose to stay there over any of the bigger hotels. A wonderful place and wonderful company. Thanks Mike and Gus!! Stayed March 2012.
I took the bus from La Paz and wanted to find an affordable place in Loreto. I figured a hostel would be fine for a couple of days…I was blown away when I got to Coyote Village Hostel and that it was actually considered a "hostel". I have only stayed at a few hostels, but I know that this place is the top of the list probably worldwide. Mike and Gus helped me with anything that I needed and answered any question I had. The food was great and very healthy. I did not mind the hour of free drinks at the bar either. Also I liked the location of the hostel because I felt like I was part of the neighborhood. It is a couple streets over from the main street and there are bikes that they let you use as well. I stayed in the tree house room above the pool with a balcony. There is a stove and kitchen in the room, which I enjoyed be able to cook my own meals occasionally. In addition, the fridge had free beer and soft drinks. I had planned on only a couple nights but ended up staying over a week. I did not want my vacation to end and was a good place to unwind after my two months traveling around Baja. I could not imagine how to make Coyote Village any better, so I gave them the top rating. Any time you need a place to stay in Loreto I'm not sure why you wouldn't stay there. Stayed March 2012.
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VILLAGE B&B AND HOSTEL (Coyote Village Inc.) and Do Me's Bar
75 Padre Kino & M. Marquez De Leon, Loreto Baja, 23880, Mexico
number - 044 613 114 1193
Office number - 613 135 1933
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