For your travels to western Mexico, we’ve made life easier by collecting the best hostels in Guadalajara. This way, all you have to do is pick your favourite and spend more time sipping tequila and dancing to mariachi music.
Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco state and is dotted with colonial plazas and impressive landmarks.
The hostels here are all about fun events and impressive privacy-led dorms. It’s a great Mexican destination if you enjoy local nightlife, too.
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.
Upcoming Hostels: Guadalajara is always introducing new hostels it seems. We want to mention two here that look really great, yet they are new on the scene with not many ratings at this time. Still, we’ll keep an eye on them for the future. They are:
This is sister hostel to our #1 recommendation, Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec.
There’s a real funky feel to this hostel, with fun decoration and details throughout the building.
As like with many great hostels, there are a lot of freebies thrown in for all to enjoy during their stay. Let us show you some of them:
Free Wifi & computers with internet access
Daily cleaning service
When you’re not out and about exploring, there are plenty of shared spaces to enjoy and meet other like-minded guests.
The living room hosts a pool table if you fancy a game (or ten), plus a TV with Netflix and a spacious fully-equipped kitchen to use when you’re hungry.
Have a chat with staff about signing up for an affordable tour to Tequila & Chapala Lake.
Room choices include private rooms with either a private or shared bathroom, plus 8-bed dorms (mixed and female) with a balcony and high ceilings.
Location: In the heart of downtown Guadalajara just minutes away from the best the city has to offer, within walking distance to all major attractions and interesting spots. The cathedral is less than 5-minutes on foot.
This is one of the best hostels in Guadalajara for
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Note: One hostel many of you search for is Hostal Americana, but we don’t recommend staying here because of the low ratings.
Best Hostels in Guadalajara for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Guadalajara for solo-travellers?
Honestly, it’s hard to choose just one from this collection. If you’ve skimmed through already you’ve probably noticed that every single hostel in this guide is suited to solo travellers in one way or another.
From organised activities to super central locations, female only dorms and affordable prices – solo travellers will have a good time regardless of which hostel they choose.
Guadalajara is a great destination to head to if you’re looking to party. Chapultepec is the area where you’ll find awesome local nightlife, full to the brim with bars and clubs that party well into the night.
All of the hostels in this guide are located very close to this area, and all of them offer pub crawls if not an onsite hostel bar. So, it doesn’t really matter which hostel you choose.
Here are another couple of options you might wish to consider if you’re keen for some party vibes.
Blue Pepper Hostel & Bar
Located just 2-minutes from the buzzing Av. Chapultepec, Blue Pepper Hostel & Bar has its very own bar named ‘El Cuarto’.
So, when you’re done drinking at the hostel, simply stroll into town!
When you’re not partying, make use of the super cool cinema and games room. Breakfast is also included to help you sort out that hangover!
Guadalajara has been described as “authentically Mexican as you can get”, so yes, we deem it a good place to visit if you’re keen to experience Mexican culture. Even though it’s Mexico’s second largest city, it still exudes small town vibes which incorporates beautiful architecture, nightlife, great hostels and more.
What are the best bars in Guadalajara Mexico?
Head to Chapultepec Avenue and you’ll come across a dense area of great bars, clubs and cafes. If you’re also wondering what are the best clubs in Guadalajara; head to the same popular area of the city.
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Your Smart Packing List
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