Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Party Hostels in Cozumel: We had a good look and didn’t come across any hostel advertising itself as a party place. Cozumel is more about diving, beaching and enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. However, Hostel Auikyani has a bar next door and holds weekend parties – head here if you’d like that kind of atmosphere.
Ferry to Cozumel: There are two companies that run a ferry service from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel. The crossing takes around 40 minutes departing from the Ferry Pier downtown. Check out the 3 best hostels in Playa del Carmen.
These are our favorite hostels in Cozumel. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
Let’s move on to a more lively accommodation that’s suited to sociable creatures. Welcome to Hostel Auikyani.
This is a brand new, cool and cosy little place that’s a consistently high rated hostel.
Cosy is certainly a word to describe Auikyani, as the spaces are small and compact. The upside to this is that dorms are kept small with as little as 4-beds, and a slightly larger 6-bed option.
If you prefer, you can book a budget double room for two.
Note: Some of the rooms do not have windows, so bear this in mind.
Honestly, we’d recommend only using the room for sleeping, not hanging out. Anyway, there’s a wonderful neighbour bar called “La Cagua Maria” which is a gorgeous space for mingling.
From here you can hang out on its big terrace and watch the sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Yes please!
Back at the hostel there is also a comfy common area with sofas and small kitchenette setup with lots of necessities except a stove.
Make up for it by taking advantage of the unlimited free tea, coffee & drinking water!
Wednesday is Ladies Night and there are often party vibes galore during the weekends over at the bar. These days the music gets a little louder.
Location: Right in the city centre of San Miguel, looking towards the ocean and just one block from the island ferry pier. A short walk and you’ll come across the best bars, cafes, clubs, dive centres… you name it!
And last but not least, a hotel-hostel hybrid right by the beach!
As we already mentioned, Beds Friends Hostel was our 5 star hostel before it sadly closed its doors. Albatros Suites by Bedsfriends is the newly opened property by Bedsfriends and is already a big hit.
Important: There are only suites available here, no shared dorm rooms.
Yet, we couldn’t not include this property in our top three as it’s not very often you come across a hostel lifestyle that’s created with purely private rooms.
It’s a super choice for couples, families and small groups that appreciate their private space, yet also like the option of meeting people.
It’s possible to book a suite for 2, 6 and 9 people (family suite) depending on the size of your party. Air conditioning plus many other fancy perks are included.
What about socialising?
There’s still plenty of shared space to do that easily.
You can lounge in the garden and outdoor swimming pool, chat in the cosy living room and meet new friends over food and drinks at the Sereno Roof Bar & Restaurant.
Oh, and there’s even private beach access and free breakfast!
Friendly staff can also help you with booking scuba diving excursions.
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Cozumel.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Cozumel
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
Best Hostels in Cozumel for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Cozumel for solo-travellers?
For those that are keen to meet other travellers and enjoy lively vibes, book your stay at Hostel Auikyani.
It’s certainly the best hostel we’ve come across that’s obviously focused more around solo travellers in design and atmosphere.
Weekend parties and the neighbouring bar offer an easy way to break the ice.
As the rooms are pretty small, it’s less likely people will hide away here. Drop your bags and head to the cosy living room or to the terrace overlooking the ocean.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Cozumel best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
Not all hostels in Cozumel are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Cozumel. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
How much are hostels in Cozumel?
Hostels in Cozumel cost 10€ – 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 30€ up to 113€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
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Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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