3 Best Hostels in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

3 Best Hostels in Puerto Escondido, Mexico – Laze in a Hammock, Surf, Play & Work by the Beach

A warm welcome to the 3 best hostels in Puerto Escondido! You’re in for a real treat in our top 3. Honestly, it might be difficult to choose, but we’ll help you out with that.

Whilst there is no 5 star hostel in this part of Mexico, there are awesome hostels designed with solo travellers, backpackers and digital nomads in mind.

Looking for great surf hostels Puerto Escondido? They’re included!

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  1. Puerto Dreams Hostel – ideal for solo travellers
  2. One Love Hostal – top pick for female solo travellers
  3. Casa Losodeli with Coworking – Adults Only – perfect for digital nomads
  4. Extra: Selina Puerto Escondido (with 5% Discount Code at Selina)

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Just 6 hours inland from here you can also enjoy the best hostels in Oaxaca City – the vibrant atmosphere is well worth the visit!

Also check out the best hostels in Puerto Vallarta – another great beach destination further north.

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If you’re also visiting Mexico City, you absolutely must check out Casa Pepe – it’s the perfect fusion of luxury and backpacking vibes.

This guide is strictly your gateway to the absolute coolest hostels in Puerto Escondido. You only need one hostel, right? Which is why we’ve limited it to the top 3 rather than give you 20+ options.

Okay, okay… we went a little further to include a fun party hostel and some extra hostels definitely worth a mention.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

Puerto Escondido is an excellent place for the avid surfer. Actually, even if you’re new but want to give surfing a good try, the beaches here are suitable for all levels. It’s an affordable destination, too. Especially because most of the hostels have their very own restaurant and bar with backpacker prices!

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Quick Introduction to Puerto Escondido

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Puerto Escondido cost 6€ – 11€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 17€ up to 55€ 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.

Bonobo Surf House: Sorry folks, the popular Bonobo Surf Hostel has permanently closed its doors. Skip to the best hostels list and choose a different one – you won’t be disappointed.

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

The 3 Best Hostels in Puerto Escondido

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Puerto Escondido.

  1. Puerto Dreams Hostel – ideal for solo travellers
  2. One Love Hostal – top pick for female solo travellers
  3. Casa Losodeli with Coworking – Adults Only – perfect for digital nomads

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

1. Puerto Dreams Hostel

Alright, we’re eager to introduce to you Puerto Dreams Hostel as this is the kind of place that incorporates everything you expect, want and need from a hostel experience.

This is easily the #1 hostel in Puerto Escondido, designed with cool people, surf and music in mind.

“A good coffee and Surf adventures during the day with the best surf spots in Mexico. Mezcal and melodic DJ sets during the night. “

Sound good? We think so, too!

There are so many perks to staying here. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Access to next door sister hostel, La Escondida Hostel
  • Onsite cafeteria
  • A big rooftop area
  • Customised map w/ secret spots marked
  • Free bicycle hire

When darkness comes, you’ll often be treated to live music and events. They even have their own electronic music label!

Not to mention regular beach volleyball and “sunset feelings” happening during the day.

Keen for experiences? The team here knows all about the local tours and trips, so make sure you speak to them and let them help you book.

Super cool: If you’re interested in sustainability projects you’ll be happy to know Puerto Dreams Hostel are involved in many. Have a chat with staff to see how you can get involved.

We’d recommend booking a private room as the ample space is ideal for chilling, working, reading… whatever you fancy!

Free Wifi follows you wherever you go and there is that all important A/C in the rooms.

This is one of the best hostels in Puerto Escondido for

  • Solo travellers
  • Backpackers
Book Puerto Dreams Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

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2. One Love Hostal

Ok, let’s now take you to a rustic hostel that’s surrounded by nature and totally in tune with the environment – One Love Hostal.

Stay here and you’ll be situated in La Punta, a few steps from Zicatela Beach which happens to be the most internationally renowned surf beach in Mexico! Easily the best location on offer.

“One Love defines our design, inspired by the 60’s hippie philosophy of peace, love and brotherhood, combined with surf, rock and roll, beach life, nature, art and psychedelia.”

This calm oasis is ideal for long-term travellers looking to escape and wind down in paradise.

There is a total of 9 cabanas here with beautiful palapa rooftops.

So, as you can imagine, you’ll have tons of peace and quiet thanks to the spread-out-design.

You could either opt for a private bungalow, or bunk up in a 4-bed mixed or female dorm. Tough choice!

The dorms come with a terrace boasting hammocks, plus a private bathroom and lockers.

What else is happening when you’re not sleeping to the sound of the sea? Check out the…

  • Terrace with hammocks & sea views
  • Spacious jacuzzi
  • Restaurant-bar
  • Daily yoga classes

Obviously the restaurant-bar is a great place to meet new people, alongside joining yoga classes. What a great way to start the day!

This is one of the best hostels in Zicatela, Puerto Escondido for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Older travellers
  • Couples
Book One Love Hostal here

Compare prices and check availability at: Booking.com

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3. Casa Losodeli with Coworking – Adults Only

Looking to mix work with play? Then we’re sure you’re going to love Casa Losodeli with Coworking – Adults Only as your base in Puerto Escondido.

“Losodeli started back in 2007. The name “Losodeli” is a mix of our names: my sisters Lorena, Soraya, Denisse and me, Lizeth.”

This hostel really offers up a feast of fantastic social and work spaces.

Don’t take our word for it, have a look at what there is:

  • Dedicated co-working area
  • Beautiful garden & pool
  • Hostel bar
  • Cafe (local & organic food)

It’s a family-run hostel, with 100% of the staff team coming from Mexico. They also love to run their accommodation in a sustainable, regenerative and ecological way.

They also organise a bunch of tours, from turtle release and watching dolphins, to yoga and Spanish classes.

Shall we have a little look at the room options? Let’s do it!

There’s a good mix of private and shared dorms with a maximum of 4 beds. The studio and 2-bedroom apartment is ideal for small groups.

Stay here and you’ll be a few minutes walk from Puerto Angelito beach, Manzanillo beach and Carrizalillo beach. Awesome.

It’s also easy to walk to a really nice local market and the commercial area of Rinconada.

This is one of the best hostels in Puerto Escondido for

  • Digital nomads
  • Small groups
Book Casa Losodeli here

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

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What about cheapest hostels in Puerto Escondido?

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 Puerto Escondido.

  1. Open Hostelworld Puerto Escondido with full list of budget places to stay
  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.

Best Hostels in Puerto Escondido for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Puerto Escondido for solo-travellers?

We’re going to stick to our guns here and say Puerto Dreams Hostel, our top choice in town.

Thanks to the wonderful amenities, it’s easy to meet new people here as well as take time for yourself. You also have the luxury of popping next door to their sister hostel so there’s double chance of meeting someone cool!

Tip: If you’re a female solo traveller looking to wind down in paradise, we strongly suggest you check out One Love Hostal, our #2 in this guide.

Book Puerto Dreams Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

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Party Hostels in Puerto Escondido

Looking for a fun filled experience in Puerto Escondido?

Tower Bridge Hostel Puerto Escondido stands to be the best party hostel we have come across in the area.

The onsite bar and beer pong tournaments will surely get the night started right.

Honestly, this hostel is a good all-rounder as it also offers fun daytime events, awesome Wifi if you need to get some work done, and tons of amenities to get the social vibes flowing.

Swimming pool, foosball and BBQ area, anyone?!

To support that hangover, these guys offer a free morning shuttle bus to the top three beaches in the area. You can also rent snorkel equipment to take with you.

Otherwise, chill the day away in a hammock.

Book Tower Bridge Hostel here

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

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More Hostels worth a mention

Luckily for you, Puerto Escondido has a whole host of awesome hostels that we just couldn’t fail to include in this guide.

Sure, we’ve already delivered the absolute best, but it doesn’t hurt to get a really good overview of the options to make sure you stay at your perfect hostel.

Some more hostels worth a mention include:

Vivo Escondido Hostel

For lovers of bright colours, outdoor swimming pools and family vibes, Vivo Escondido Hostel is the one for you!

As with all hostels in Puerto Escondido, the main focus is around chilling. And it’s made super easy here thanks to the:

  • Hammocks & swings
  • Roof terrace (perfect for yoga)
  • Homemade breakfast included
  • Many, many art murals to enjoy

Play some table tennis, watch the sunset from the rooftop, enjoy your fave cold drink by the pool and cook up a storm in the kitchen.

Oh, and you’ll be just 5-minutes from Playa Carrizalillo.

Book Vivo Escondido here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

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Selina Puerto Escondido (with 5% Discount Code)

If you’re a hostel geek like us, you’ve no doubt come across the Selina hostel chain somewhere in the world.

Selina Puerto Escondido is no exception when it comes to fabulous design, huge social spaces and brilliant vibes.

It’s a serious work-life balance if you stay here. Use the dedicated co-working spaces and jump in the pool when the day is done.

Read: All you need to know about Selina CoLive.

You can join daily fitness classes to get that blood flowing, and wind down at the on-site bar after a long day (yeah, right).

We’d highly recommend this hostel for couples, older travellers and female solo travellers.

Here you can find more information on Selina Hostels. We even have promo codes for all Selina Hostels too.

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Villa Mango Hostel

How about a really cool, down-to-earth backpacker hostel?

Look no further, we bring you the colonial Mexican style Villa Mango Hostel.

Sleep amongst the mango trees in a local neighbourhood that’s perfect for relaxing. You’ll likely see squirrels, iguana and hummingbirds here!

There’s plenty of freebies included, such as organic coffee, bicycles and a free shot upon arrival at the hostel bar.

Laze in a hammock, join a movie night (under the stars), take a surf lesson… the list of possibilities goes on and on.

There’s also a well-equipped kitchen and a bunch of board games to keep you entertained.

Book Villa Mango Hostel here

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

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Pacific Buddha

Another cool place for the avid backpacker is Pacific Buddha – a peaceful and homely atmosphere in the heart of La Punta, just 30 metres from the beach.

You can sign up for some surf classes whilst you’re here, or take advantage of the peaceful garden area.

The rooms have been kept in a traditional bunk-bed style and will certainly be enjoyed by sociable travellers.

Some of the freebies included in your stay are:

  • Shisha
  • Backgammon tournaments
  • Snorkel gear
  • Beach volley & frisbee

From here, everything you could possibly want/need is within a 5-minute walk.

Book Pacific Buddha here

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

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Experiencia Surf Camp

Keen for a place you can stay that incorporates hostel life with surf times? Let us show you Experiencia Surf Camp.

As the name suggests, this is a surf camp…but that’s not all!

It’s also a Spanish School for International Students, a volunteer centre, and of course, a hostel.

It shares…

“… the spirit of surfing and has the comfort of being a quiet and private place. “

When you’re not out riding the waves, feel free to do your yoga practise in the ocean view studio, or try out some Mexican recipes in the fully-fitted kitchen.

Oh, and breakfast is included!

Book Experiencia Surf Camp here

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

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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:w

  1. Puerto Dreams Hostel: Hostelworld
  2. One Love Hostal Puerto Escondido: Booking.com
  3. Casa Losodeli with Coworking – Adults Only: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Puerto Escondido 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 a special hostel discounts in Puerto Escondido for Selina Puerto Escondido. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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You can also check out Puerto Escondido Airbnb. Here is or 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 Puerto Escondido 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:

  • Playa Carrizalillo
  • Playa Principal
  • Playa Puerto Angelito y Manzanillo
  • Playa Zicatela

Flights to Puerto Escondido?

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

Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM) is the main airport which is just 1.7km from the town!

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

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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Over to you

So there you have it; your answer to the best Puerto Escondido hostels on offer.

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

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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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