You may be surprised with now authentic Oaxaca City feels. It offers lovely cobbled streets, many old churches dating centuries old and yummy local cuisine. The colourful houses make for great Instagram shots, too.
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Welcome to your home-away-from-home in Oaxaca; Azul Cielo Hostel. This is your answer to a vibrant yet relaxing stay.
We just love the quaint, soft design that includes many quirky details. The big, bright spaces really support a social atmosphere. The gorgeous garden full of native plants acts as the centre point of this hostel.
Not to mention all of the inclusions to help you on your way. Free breakfast, board games, hostel bar, rooftop terrace – it’s all here.
Waiting for a late night bus? Continue to use the facilities after check out for no extra cost. Lovely.
Sayulita is a charming little fishing village and certainly a hidden gem situated just one hour from Puerto Vallarta. Here travellers can enjoy strong surf, picturesque beaches and nearby Marietas Islands.
All you really need to do is let the laid-back vibes absorb you and fill up on impressive local food.
“…sanctuary for wellness and surf, surfacing the forgotten and almost unknown indigenous culture of the town’s past, celebrated in a fresh and contemporary way through diverse rituals and different activities in our Pool, Restaurant and Cowork.”
The things that stand out at this Selina hostel are:
Covered rooftop space
Outdoor swimming pool
Super comfy cinema room
Huge restaurant w/work space
Over at Casa Jaguar you can enjoy a Happy Hour drink or two whilst enjoying some live music with new friends.
This hostel even has its very own Selina Surf Club called Casa Garza!
Mariachis music, colonial monuments, tequila, folklore – just some reasons to visit Guadalajara. It’s also claimed to offer some of the best food in Mexico! Head here if you’re not too keen on Mexico City.
Who likes art and architecture all rolled into one? Valladolid is full of colonial buildings and cozy vibes. It’s also a good base if you want to explore the monumental Mayan Ruins Chichén Itzá and mysterious Cenotes (natural wells).
Situated right on the beachfront, you can’t get more luxurious and beach bum than this. This hostel offers everything you could possibly imagine.
“Rent our bikes, electric scooters or go-karts and explore the town in style! Back at Selina, refuel with crispy fish tacos and mezcal cocktails, followed by a live acoustic music performance at sunset.”
Sounds pretty cool, right? And that’s not all there is to enjoy…
Named the most beautiful city in Mexico, Guanajuato is your opportunity to get snap happy because of the endless colourful buildings, tree-lined streets and pretty plazas. It’s also easy to escape to the mountains from here.
This is an annual celebration held on the 5th May across Mexico, though it’s primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla. It’s to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire back in 1862.
We’ve done our best to include the absolute best Mexican hostels in each of the major cities in the country. Hopefully you’ve found your perfect hostel Mexico!
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