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.
So you’re headed to Puerto Vallarta to enjoy a good party, eh?
In case you skipped straight to this part, you’ll be pleased to know that best party hostel Puerto Vallarta recommendation also happens to be our #1 hostel choice in this guide… welcome to Casa Kraken!
Casa Kraken is a real all-rounder, perfect for party people of any age (as long as you enjoy shared dorms as there are no privates here).
Speak to the staff and find out when the next party is – they will be joining you, after all!
Fill up on a free breakfast to cure your hangover and then jump on board and join the daily beach trips to catch some sun. Perfect.
Whilst we understand you only need one hostel, it’s only fair to mention all of the hostels we deem worth checking out before picking your absolute favourite one.
Here are a couples more options:
El Sunset Hostel
Los Muertos Hostal
El Sunset Hostel
El Sunset Hostel is family run and has that added touch which makes you feel like you’re staying local.
It’s located in a lovely quiet area, yet still within an easy walking distance to the beach, bars and restaurants. In fact, the most famous nightclub – Mandala Nightclub – is a 15-minute walk if you fancy checking it out.
There are two adorable hostel dogs that love to play, a shared kitchen and spacious rooms with sturdy bunkbeds.
Let’s hand over to the staff as they describe their hostel perfectly. Los Muertos Hostel is a…
“…small and quiet European style hostel with authentic Mexican charm where you will find the ideal place to rest, keep your belongings safe, clean facilities, and great spot to meet people from all around the world at a very reasonable price.”
Head here if you’re keen to sleep well in a quiet atmosphere. The beds have blackout curtains to help with that!
There’s also A/C, free WiFi and cosy commons areas to give travellers a chance to meet each other.
Overall, Puerto Vallarta is a safe destination for solo travel and is popular with female solo travellers. There are LGBTQ friendly beaches and it welcomes millions of international visitors every year. This means you’ll get a nice balance of local and traveller immersion. Crimes rates are also a lot lower compared to other parts of Mexico.
What is the best and cheapest way to get from Puerto Vallarta airport to downtown?
The local bus is the cheapest way, though be aware that there isn’t tons of room for luggage. It’s best if you just have a backpack. It costs less then $1 and they depart every 5-10 minutes.
Avoid taking an Uber from the airport as the local taxi drivers are not happy about this and it could lead to unnecessary confrontation.
Do they have Uber in Puerto Vallarta?
Yes, Uber is available to use in this part of Mexico.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Puerto Vallarta.
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