3 Best Hostels in Guadalajara, Mexico

3 Best Hostels in Guadalajara, Mexico – Hostel Events & Local Nightlife for a Fun Time only

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.

Your shortcut:

  1. Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec – for backpackers
  2. Hostal Bohostel Chapultepec – for female solo travellers
  3. Hostel Hospedarte Guadalajara Centro – for solo travellers

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Quick Introduction to Guadalajara

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Guadalajara cost 6€ – 11€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 12€ up to 28€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

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:

  1. Hostal Tlaquepaque – traditional & quiet
  2. Hostal Casa Colores – mix of fun & relaxation

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Guadalajara

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Guadalajara.

  1. Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec
  2. Hostal Bohostel Chapultepec
  3. Hostel Hospedarte Guadalajara Centro

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec

To kick start, we’d like to introduce Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec, a hostel that’s right in the middle of all the action of Guadalajara’s cultural quarter.

The team here knows how to help travellers orientate themselves quickly, in a simple and fun way!

“We are proudly one of the few hostels in all the country to have won the best hostel in Mexico in the Hostelworld’s Hoscars Awards!!”

You’ll be just a short walk away from the hottest bars, clubs and cafes if you like to explore the local nightlife.

Or perhaps you prefer joining in hostel events? Well, that’s super easy here, too.

The free walking tour is an ideal way to get to know the city, and a weekly pub crawl is the best way to have fun with new friends.

Honestly, there’s a bunch of stuff worth mentioning about our #1 hostel choice:

  • Hostel bar & rooftop terrace
  • Free breakfast
  • Big garden w/hammocks & BBQ
  • Free bicycle rental

To top it off, there’s a shared kitchen, TV room and free Wi-fi that follows you throughout the property. You can also use one of the computers if needed.

What’s more, the dorm rooms come with an ensuite. Whilst kept simple, each room includes safety lockers, shelves and individual reading lights.

Alongside dorm rooms, there are also single, double, twin and family rooms available.

Location: In a central location just half a block from Chapultepec Ave, one of the best neighbourhoods for nightlife and culture.

This is one of the best hostels in Guadalajara for

  • Backpackers
  • Budget travellers
Book Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec here

Compare prices and check availability at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. Hostal Bohostel Chapultepec

Also known as simply Bohostel, this is your opportunity to enjoy a more modern, boutique-style hostel.

Certainly the highlight has to be the shared dorm rooms (female only dorm included). They’re pretty luxurious, we have to say!

Climb in to your very own private space in a sturdy custom-made bunk, with each bed including:

  • Privacy curtain
  • Little fan to keep you cool
  • Reading light
  • Underbed storage

For bigger parties or even couples, it’s possible to book a suite here which includes a private kitchen, bathroom and living area with seating.

Yet, as wonderful as the rooms may be, don’t spend too much time in there!

The big rooftop area awaits your presence. The views up there are impressive and the space is ideal for yoga or simply lounging around in a hammock.

Feeling sociable? Make sure you keep an eye on the daily events board. From yoga to cooking classes, there’s always something happening here.

Note: There is no curfew here and breakfast is not included, though food can be ordered.

Location: In the heart of La Americana neighbourhood, just a block from Chapultepec Avenue and a 10-minute walk from the historical downtown area.

This is one of the best hostels in Guadalajara for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Couples
Book Hostal Bohostel Chapultepec here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Bohostel is one of the best hostels in Guadalajara, Mexico

3. Hostel Hospedarte Guadalajara Centro

Looking for a good time amongst a young crowd? You’re going to feel at home at Hostel Hospedarte Guadalajara Centro.

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
  • Continental breakfast
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Hostel activities

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

  • Solo travellers
Book Hostel Hospedarte Guadalajara Centro here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Hostel Hospedarte Guadalajara Centro is one of the best hostels in Guadalajara, Mexico

What about cheapest hostels in Guadalajara?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels!

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Guadalajara.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Guadalajara
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

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.

But ok ok, if we were to recommend one, we’d stick with our #1 Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec.

Why? Simply put, we just love the social atmosphere that’s been designed to help solo travellers settle in and feel at home in no time at all.

Book Hostel Hospedarte here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Party Hostels in Guadalajara

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!

Note: Relatively new sister hostel Blue Pepper Downtown is another option.

Book Blue Pepper Hostel & Bar here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Hostal Hidalgo by Rotamundos

Hostal Hidalgo is a newly opened hostel that’s ideal for backpackers and young people.

The ground floor pizza bar is where it’s at! Head here to enjoy top quality dishes, live music and delicious craft beers all mixed in with an incredible international atmosphere.

As there’s no curfew, you can also make the most of heading to Chapultepec which is just a 10-minute walk from this hostel.

Note: Another cool hostel by Rotamundos is Hostal Nacional. This one also has a fun bar.

Book Hostal Hidalgo here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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More Hostels worth a mention

Located just off Avenida Chapultepec is the brand new Selina Guadalajara hostel.

Even though this Selina accommodation hasn’t been open long, the reviews are looking promising for a fantastic stay. We are a big fan of Selina Hostels and we have high hopes for this one.

Just look at some of the great amenities:

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Onsite local market
  • Communal kitchen
  • Lounge w/ books
  • Co-Work space

This is a top option for digital nomads, couples and families. There are room types for pretty much every traveller type!

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How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Hostel Chapultepec Hospedarte: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Hostal Bohostel Chapultepec: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Hostel Hospedarte Centro: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Guadalajara best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Guadalajara. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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Looking for a great Airbnb Guadalajara? Have a read of our full review of Airbnb + discount code.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Guadalajara hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Guadalajara Cathedral
  • Mercado Libertad – San Juan de Dios
  • Templo Expiatorio del Santísimo Sacramento
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan
  • Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres
  • Chapultepec Avenue

Flights to Guadalajara?

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Guadalajara.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Mexico and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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FAQs

What is the best place to stay in Guadalajara Mexico?

This guide includes the top 3 hostels in Guadalajara. Take a look and find the best one suited to your travel style:

  1. Hostel Hospedarte Chapultepec – for backpackers
  2. Hostal Bohostel Chapultepec – for female solo travellers
  3. Hostel Hospedarte Guadalajara Centro – for solo travellers

Is Guadalajara a good place to visit?

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.

What is the best hotel in Guadalajara?

Firstly, we recommend having a look at the 3 best hostels in Guadalajara before deciding on a hotel.

If you’re still not convinced, there are some good hotel listings on Airbnb in and around the city.

More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Guadalajara.

Don’t forget that this collection is part of our ultimate guide to the best hostels in Mexico.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

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We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

So there you have it, dear reader, a collection of the best Guadalajara hostels. The question is, which one will you choose?

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Guadalajara hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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