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Cancun Photo Fakeout: What's Behind That Palm?

When booking a hostel, you're certainly not expecting luxe digs and a massive, sparkling pool with drink service. But as we've learned, there are some nice hostels, and when you're comparing one budget stay to another, you want to know exactly what you'll be getting into with each. That's why we're revealing this photo fakeout we came across at a hostel in downtown Cancun. Sure, a 24-hour outdoor pool with no alcohol restrictions sounds pretty good for a hostel, especially when you see how much the two men are enjoying it on Hostel El Corazon's website. But a perfectly placed palm hides the grim truth: an unsightly wall plays the role of backdrop to this sneakily "serene" scene.

Read the full Hostel El Corazon review.

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