3 Best Hostels in Sayulita, Mexico – Spend your days Surfing, CoWorking & Lounging by the Pool

3 Best Hostels in Sayulita, Mexico

The best hostels in Sayulita await any traveller looking to enjoy good surf and laid-back vibes. Sound like you? Wonderful; you’ve landed on the only guide you need for discovering this charming corner of Mexico.

Picturesque beaches and impressive local foods are obvious draws to Sayulita. But what about the hostels?

Well, we’ve worked hard to find you the top 3 hostels because let’s face it, you only really need one.

Your shortcut:

  1. The Amazing Hostel Sayulita – for older travellers
  2. Selina Sayulita – top pick for solo travellers 
  3. La Redonda Sayulita – great for backpackers

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This collection will satisfy a range of traveller types, moods, and preferences when it comes to a hostel lifestyle. Get ready for stunning design, swimming pools, and endless activities.

Just an hour drive from here you can also discover the 3 best hostels in Puerto Vallarta. These are just part of our larger collection of the 40 best hostels in Mexico.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience
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Quick Introduction to Sayulita

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Sayulita cost 8€ – 13€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 33€ up to 75€ 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.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Sayulita

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

  1. The Amazing Hostel Sayulita
  2. Selina Sayulita
  3. La Redonda Sayulita

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

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Selina Sayulita
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: The Amazing Hostel
👫 For Socializing:La Redonda Sayulita
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Selina Sayulita
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: The Amazing Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Selina Sayulita
🎒 For Backpackers: La Redonda Sayulita

1. The Amazing Hostel Sayulita

There’s instant respect for a hostel when they have confidence in their excellence enough to name it “The Amazing Hostel”!

So, you’re probably asking: what makes it so amazing?

Well, it’s the kind of hostel that offers a balance of adrenaline-fuelled activities and shared spaces to simply relax and do your own thing.

For instance, you could spend your time:

  • Mountain biking
  • Jungle trekking
  • Climbing the climbing wall
  • Kayaking or surfing

In fact, you can rent surf boards and boogie boards from reception which makes life easier.

OR! If you prefer, grab a spot by the outdoor swimming pool and breath easy underneath the mango trees. Tough choice.

To top it off, everyone is welcome to use the shared kitchen and BBQ for cooking. There’s even unlimited purified water to drink when needed.

As for rooms? There are shared and private options available, including a female only dorm with ensuite facilities and a family room for up to 4 people.

Note: Kids aged +5yrs are welcome here.

All of the dorm rooms come with a private ensuite and a large terrace to chill out.

Location: Just a couple of blocks from the beach, bus stop and main plaza, yet far enough away that you will not be disturbed by the noise.

This is one of the best hostels in Sayulita for

  • Older travellers
  • Families
Book The Amazing Hostel here

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

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The Amazing Hostel Sayulita is one of the best hostels in Sayulita, Mexico

2. Selina Sayulita

Here’s a little secret…. We LOVE Selina! Ok ok so you probably already knew that if you’re long-term fans of Hostelgeeks.

Selina Sayulita is no exception when it comes to luxury hostel-hotel atmosphere and down-right fabulous shared spaces.

As usual, you’ll find everything you possibly need here and you may wonder what is the point of stepping outside the front doors until check out.

The services that stand out at this Selina hostel are:

  • Casa Garza (Selina’s very own surf club)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Huge restaurant
  • Covered rooftop space
  • Cinema room
  • Native ceremonies/rituals, hiking, surf lessons etc

The restaurant seating area also works as a wonderful workspace within a social setting and has free wifi. Either that or you could use their very own dedicated CoWork area.

More details: Selina CoLive – live, work, play at Selina Hostels around the world.

Up on the rooftop, you’ll likely find people doing some Native Vibes Meditation or yoga. Feel free to join any of the morning wellness classes! Then throughout the day, there are plenty of events happening.

To end the day, head to Casa Jaguar – the hostel bar – and enjoy live music, a cold drink, and Happy Hour.

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Location: Just 300m from Sayulita beach, Selina is situated on a night lively and vibrant street.

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This is one of the best hostels in Sayulita for

  • Solo travellers
  • Female solo travellers
  • Digital nomads
  • Couples
Book Selina Sayulita here

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

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Selina Sayulita is one of the best hostels in Sayulita, Mexico

3. La Redonda Sayulita

The team at La Redonda Sayulita evidently love to be part of their guests experience and are super excited to welcome you in:

“Simply: We love Sayulita and we want you love it too! We have free breakfast!”

Now that they have your attention, we’re pleased to tell you that the free breakfast isn’t the only thing to look forward to.

Even though you’ll be located just a short walk from the main beach of Sayulita, the staff organise trips to the main surfing beaches every two days. This includes La Lancha, Punta Burro, and El Anclote.

Make sure you make the most of the discounts on various tours in the area, too!

For those wanting to do nothing in particular, the hammocks have your name on them. Up on the terrace, there are also plenty of lounge chairs.

Other perks to staying here include:

  • Surfboard rentals
  • Free unlimited coffee & water
  • Hiking to Monkey Mountain once a week
  • BBQ fun day once a week
  • Top-notch cleanliness

And last but not least, there is a bar service from 7-12 pm every evening. Grab a drink and enjoy it in the hostel garden. Perfecto.

Location: Just a block from the central square of the village, nearby trendy Sayulita bars, cafes, and restaurants. There are also two small supermarkets right by the hostel.

This is one of the best hostels in Sayulita for

  • Backpackers
  • Budget travellers
Book La Redonda Sayulita here

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

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La Redonda is one of the best hostels in Sayulita, Mexico

What about cheapest hostels in Sayulita?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget looking for a hotel Sayulita! We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.


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 shoestring budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Sayulita.

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

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use 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 into what to expect.

Here are a couple of cheaper hostels to consider:

  1. Blue Pepper Beds Sayulita – central, big dorms
  2. Hostal Tortuga – outdoor pool, surf lessons
Blue Pepper Beds is one of the best hostels in Sayulita, Mexico
Blue Pepper Beds

Best Hostels in Sayulita for Solo Travellers?

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

There are two hostels we’d recommend for solo travellers, and choosing one depends on the overall atmosphere you are after.

Selina Sayulita offers luxurious comfort with premium facilities and a slightly higher price tag. The many, many activities and events, hostel bar & surf club make this a great place for super social butterflies that enjoy a lively vibe.

La Redonda Sayulita is more for backpackers that are on a tighter budget and prefer a more homely feel to their accommodation. Surfing is the main focus here, with options to join surf trips and lessons.

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Selina Sayulita

Party Hostels in Sayulita

As far as party hostels in Sayulita go, there aren’t any! Yet, that’s not to say that the hostels here aren’t sociable. Basically, we didn’t come across any place that advertises itself as a party hostel.

We recommend picking a social hostel such as Selina Sayulita and then going into the village during the evening.

There are plenty of trendy bars in the main square area and this way you can return home to a quiet dorm room and get good sleep.

Plus, Selina has a really cool bar on site called Casa Jaguar. This is where you can start the evening and get to know some people before heading into town.

Book Selina Sayulita here

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

Selina Sayulita is one of the best hostels in Sayulita, Mexico

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

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

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

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Sayulita best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Sayulita put on a map + sights

Now let us view the handy map. Below we list all three best Sayulita 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.

Looking for things to do in Sayulita?

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

  • Playa Sayulita
  • Playa De Los Muertos
  • Islas Marietas
  • Mercado del Pueblo
  • Sayulita Nayaritt Mexico

San Pancho, aka San Francisco, is just 7km north of Sayulita and worth a visit for its beaches.

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Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best places to stay in Sayulita?

The top 3 hostels in Sayulita are:

  1. The Amazing Hostel Sayulita - for older travellers
  2. Selina Sayulita - top pick for solo travellers
  3. La Redonda Sayulita - great for backpackers

Is Sayulita safe?

Yes, Sayulita is a safe destination to visit. It’s a small place and tourism drives the local economy, so residents are friendly and their English is good. You won’t see many intimidating streets in the town at night either.

Extra: 39 Simple and effective Travel Safety Tips

Is there a bus from Guadalajara to Sayulita?

Yes, there is a bus service running between the two cities. It takes around 5 hours, usually with one transfer along the way. BlaBlaCar is very popular in Guadalajara and a cheap transport option.

How do I get from Puerto Vallarta to Sayulita Mexico?

The distance between Puerto Vallarta and Sayulita is 40km, around a 1 hour drive. There is a bus connection, with buses leaving every 20 minutes, taking 1-1.5 hours to reach Sayulita. Taking a bus is definitely the cheapest option, otherwise you could take a taxi or an Uber.

What are the best restaurants in Sayulita?

Some of the popular restaurants with high ratings and good reviews we came across are:

  • La Rustica Sayulita
  • La Katrina Restaurant & Bar
  • Restaurant Yeikama

More guides

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Over to you

As you can see, the accommodation Sayulita has to offer is pretty good!

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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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