5 COOLEST Party Hostels in Cancun – 365 Days of Margaritas, Mezcals and Cervezas

Party Hostels in Cancun

Here are the best hostels in Cancun.

We’re diving into the wildest party hostels that’ll have you swapping your sunscreen for neon body paint.

From beachside bashes that make the waves jealous to all-night fiestas that’ll have you questioning your idea of bedtime, Cancun’s nightlife is more than just a night out – it’s an adventure you’ll be bragging about for years.

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Cancun.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Our favorites are:

  1. Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun
  2. Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel
  3. Hostel Ka'beh Cancun
  4. Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel
  5. Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. You can even filter specifically for Party hostels on Hostelz.com.

Hostel Ka'beh Cancun Lounge

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!
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Quick Introduction to Cancun

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Cancun is around 20€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). 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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Best Bar Areas:

  • Coco Bongo Zone: The legendary Coco Bongo is more than a club; it’s an experience. Nearby, you’ll find a cluster of bars that get you pumped for the main event.
  • Hotel Zone Beach Clubs: Dance with your toes in the sand at beach clubs during the day that seamlessly transform into vibrant nightspots after sunset.
  • Downtown Cancun: Not just for daytime explorations, downtown has its own share of bars, each with its unique vibe. It’s where the locals and the backpacker tribe collide.

What to Drink in Cancun:

  • Margarita: When in Mexico, it’s practically a sin not to indulge in a classic margarita. Try flavors you’ve never imagined before!
  • Michelada: A beer cocktail with a zesty kick, perfect for cooling off in the Cancun heat.
  • Mezcal: Take a shot of this smoky spirit to warm up your night and immerse yourself in Mexican tradition.
  • Cerveza: Whether it’s a local brew or an international favorite, a cold beer is your trusty companion on your party adventures.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Cancun are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Cancun for partying:

  1. Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun
  2. Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel
  3. Hostel Ka'beh Cancun
  4. Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel
  5. Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool

These are our favorite hostels in Cancun to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Cancun (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Hostel Ka'beh Cancun
👯 For Groups:Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel
🎒 for Backpacker:Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool
👫 For Socializing:Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel:Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel

1. Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun

Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun in Cancun is a true paradise for party animals and Corona Beer connoisseurs (the beer, not the other entity that shall not be named).

Don’t expect a tranquil retreat or a good night’s sleep here, though!

Offering free shots of Mezcal or Tequila upon check-in, this legendary hostel guarantees unforgettable wild nights and daily day drinking (and possibly awakenings to less-than-pleasant sounds).

The artistic ambiance pays homage to Mexican culture with a decor packed with street art, while its 24/7 air-conditioned dorms with no checkout time help combat post-party hangovers. 

Enjoy ultra-fast WiFi for those mandatory between-beers social media updates, and hit up the best local attractions on your “rest” days.

Did someone say 24-hour bar? Yep! Join your new lifelong travel buddies for epic drinking games and exclusive club nights in the hottest spots. With all the drinking, we feel obligated to remind you: drink responsibly!

Book Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun here

Check prices at:
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Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun DJ

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Adjacent 24-hour bar with a variety of drinks, including Mezcal, Tequila, craft beers, and more.
  • Organized pub crawls and trips to famous clubs like Coco Bongo, The City, Dady’O, Palazzo, and more.
  • Outdoor terrace and BBQ area
  • Restaurant and mini supermarket
  • Games room

Location: Central location for partying in Cancun, with easy access to bars, clubs, and beach activities.

Our favorite hostel in Cancun for

  • Social butterflies
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Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun Fiesta Party Hostel Cancun Lounge

2. Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel

Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel boasts an atmosphere buzzing with free-spirited vibes.

Nestled in Cancun’s bustling hotel zone, it overlooks a serene lagoon and tantalizing blue waters, merely steps away from awesome restaurants and bars!

This hotspot for globe-trotting party animals offers breathtaking common areas, surrounded by nature’s embrace.

There’s space to unwind, work, or let loose – all within a social and relaxing atmosphere.

With air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor pool, a terrace, a restaurant, a bar, and even a nightclub – you’ll get to bond with fellow travelers over ping pong tournaments or karaoke showdowns.

Book Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel here

Check prices at:
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Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Lounge

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Common lounge surrounded by nature, providing spaces to relax, work, and socialize.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • On-Site Restaurant and Bar
  • Shared Kitchen
  • A nightclub, ping pong, and karaoke area

Location: Located a 2-minute walk from Playa Chac Mool and Playa Gaviota Azul, offering easy access to the beach. Close to popular spots like Playa Forum and Cancun Convention Center. Situated in the heart of the Cancun hotel zone, overlooking the lagoon, and steps away from a stunning blue-water beach, popular restaurants, and bars.

This hostel is great for:

  • Couples
  • Groups
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Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Room Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Bar

3. Hostel Ka'beh Cancun

Hostel Ka'beh Cancun is the perfect blend of party and relaxation: imagine yourself relaxing in a hammock under the Mexican sun or embarking on a journey to discover the mysteries of the Mayan civilization.

And when the sun gives way to the moon, be ready for some socializing in all of their common areas (facilitated by some alcohol and good music).

We really like the way this hostel looks with its wooden accents, awesome gardens, and interior artwork (the air-con is also a huge plus).

This is one of the best party hostels in Cancun because it offers free club access to some establishments, on-the-house drinks, and sunrise events for travelers.

Book Hostel Ka'beh Cancun here

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Hostel Ka'beh Cancun
Facilities & Amenities:

  • Hammocks and gardens, high-speed WiFi, projectors, and in-house shop.
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Outdoor terrace

Location: The best secure central location in downtown Cancun, close to restaurants, cultural activities, and grocery stores. 5 minutes from the inter-city ADO Bus Station and 1 minute to the Hotel Zone bus stop for Cancun’s beaches and clubs. Walking distance to food and crafts markets in Cancun (Mercado 23 & 28).

A top choice for:

  • Solo Travelers
Book Hostel Ka'beh Cancun here

Check prices at:
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Hostel Ka'beh Cancun Room Hostel Ka'beh Cancun Lounge

4. Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel

Meet the ultimate playground for party animals – Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel, a haven for adventure-seekers!

This Cancun hostel has a year-round pool, a sauna, and a terrace, ensuring that you won’t run out of places to sunbathe in (or sweat profusely but happily).

They also have an on-site restaurant, perfect for facilitating hangovers or lazy days.

Their restaurant also serves pretty tasty food, so your taste buds will thank you.

In perfect party hostel fashion, they host ping pong, beer pong, and pool parties, but if you’re a party traveler who’ll also eventually need to work, they have their own dedicated co-working space as well. And a basketball court.

Book Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel Pool

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Rooftop Terrace: Features a pool, co-working space, cinema, basketball court, pool table, sauna, and steam room.
  • Year-Round Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Shared Lounge
  • On-Site Restaurant and Bar
  • Activities and Excursions
  • Billiards and Table Tennis

Location: Close to Cancun Government Palace, Cancun Bus Station, and Cristo Rey Church.

One of the best hostels for:

  • Backpackers
Book Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel here

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Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel Cinema Nomads Party Hotel & Hostel Lounge

5. Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool

Introducing the sensational Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool: a paradise for party and social butterflies!

This amazing city gem boasts a rooftop pool, massive bar, and chill lounge where travelers can marvel at stunning sunsets among visitors from around the globe. 

Known for its remarkable cleanliness, their well-organized rooms offer privacy curtains, ensuite bathrooms, and lockers for nomad partygoers.

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Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool
Facilities & Amenities:

  • A rooftop pool
  • A large bar
  • A restaurant

Location: Within walking distance of the main bus stop for easy transportation to various cities across Mexico. Close to the best local transport links that connect to the Hotel Zone, known for its white sandy beaches and famous nightlife. Proximity to supermarkets, cafes, and other essential amenities.

Great for:

  • Female solo travelers
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Nomads Hotel Hostel Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool Lounge

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Cancun

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

What about the cheapest hostels in Cancun?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Cancun.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Cancun
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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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 Cancun 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.

The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand, ask questions, and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Cancun put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Cancun, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip, too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Cancun.”

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Cancun. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities:

  • Beach Parties: Cancun is the master of beach parties. Look out for fire dancers, live DJs, and the moonlit sea as your dance partner.
  • Nightclubs Extravaganza: From foam parties to neon nights, Cancun’s nightclubs take partying to another level. Don’t be surprised if you end up dancing till sunrise.
  • Fiesta on a Boat: Join a booze cruise for a floating fiesta. Sail the Caribbean waters with fellow party enthusiasts, music, and an open bar.

Happy Hour:

  • Senor Frog’s: This lively spot is practically a party institute. Their happy hour deals are so good, they should be considered a national treasure.
  • Mandala Beach Club: Enjoy a beachside happy hour with a view of turquoise waters. The only problem? You might not want to leave.
  • La Vaquita: Known for its energetic atmosphere, La Vaquita’s happy hour will get you in the mood for a night of dancing and laughter.


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