Best Places for Backpackers in Mexico.

Enjoy backpacking around Mexico without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Mexico.

Top 50 hostels in Mexico.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Mexico.

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Meson de Leyendas

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Meson de Leyendas

Meson de Leyendas (House of Legends) Bed & Breakfast is a renovated nun's monastery in Valle de Bravo that dates back to the seventeen hundreds. It consists of two small buildings which have been restored into our family home and a comfortable, three star, thirteen room B & B. We have preserved...
Meson de Leyendas is a guesthouse in Valle de Bravo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Lum

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Lum

Lum offers dorms with AC, soft beds with individual power outlets, and ample lockers. Breakfast isn’t included; however, you get a free bike to use during your stay and a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook. You can socialize at our bar area which shuts down at 10pm, and you can carry on the n...
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Hotel Xbulu-Ha

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Hotel Xbulu-Ha

Double room includes a double or separate beds, satellite TV, personal safety deposit box, wireless internet, a fridge, ceiling fan, A/C, and private bathroom with a hair dryer. The suite room has all the amenities listed above as well as a king sized bed, small kitchenette with refrigerator, m...
Hotel Xbulu-Ha is a hotel in Isla Mujeres. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Vista Del Mar Boutique Hotel

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Vista Del Mar Boutique Hotel

Vista del Mar Boutique Hotel is where you will find a spectacular view. The hotel, which is decorated in romantic, superior, Mexican style with lots of personal touches, has the friendliest staff. Overlooking the Bay of San Miguel, we offer you the choice of ocean view rooms with balcony or standa...
Vista Del Mar Boutique Hotel is a hotel in Cozumel. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Condesa Haus

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Condesa Haus

A new concept of hosting in Mexico, through a blend of art, comfort ad technology, all at the Condesa, the most famous and trendy neighborhood in Mexico City. Near of the nicest restaurants, cafes, and bars in town, a few steps from a metro station, close to the museums area and Mexicos City beau...
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The Mantarraya Outpost B&B

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The Mantarraya Outpost B&B

The Mantarraya Outpost B&B is a cool, friendly and comfortable guesthouse, with three beautiful double rooms ideal for couples, each one with one queen size bed and private bathroom and independent entrance to the common areas. Our property is cosy and functional, equipped with all the necessary to...
The Mantarraya Outpost B&B is a guesthouse in La Paz. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Dakota B&B

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Dakota B&B

Our house is cleaned and safe and the rooms are very comfortable, they have their own bathroom, security box, Flat screen/Cable and free WI-FI Internet. Strategically located in a well communicated area, one can go anywhere in the city fast and inexpensive. Nowadays, there are big buildings such...
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Cenote Encantado-1320

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Cenote Encantado-1320

This is a project that has been driven by the love of its founders. The camping village is an eclectic space where different knowledge and joys are exchanged. With the proposal of this space we seek to create a new form of communication and collective co-creation. This is a place to come to Communio...
Cenote Encantado-1320 is a campsite in Tulum. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel la Leyenda

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Hostel la Leyenda

La Leyenda Hostel is a nice and spacious hostel that will bring the very best of its facilities and Oaxaca to the travellers and guests. In this sense, we firmly believe that our customers will be satisfied with the service, quality and price ratio. In addition, we are a dedicated accommodation ser...
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Hotel Chablis Palenque

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Hotel Chablis Palenque

We are an independent and 100% Mexican hotel. Our mission is to give our clients the best service at the best price, surrounded by beautiful trees, singing birds and the tranquility that La Caada Eco-tourist zone has to offer. The hotel was created where the owners previously operated a Video-...
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Casa Esterito

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Casa Esterito

Casa Esterito is an accommodation that offers shared rooms and private apartments, two blocks from the beach, in the most quiet and beautiful area of the city, a few blocks from the center and interesting places to eat and have fun. The area is very well equipped, we assure you an unforgettable stay...
Casa Esterito is a hostel in La Paz. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Casitas Kinsol

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Casitas Kinsol

For a number of people, the fast-paced action and the crowd of Cancun can be very overwhelming. Some people are just not up to that kind of all-night parties usually done there. Puerto Morelos is the answer with a family slow-paced life style; it is a relaxing, laid-back alternative to the bustle of...
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Villa Mozart y Macondo

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Villa Mozart y Macondo

The Villa Mozart y Macondo is beautifully decorated with amazing artwork, inspired on colourful nature beauty, and topped with caring service. The atmosphere is fresh in the morning, peaceful throughout the day and tranquillity fills every corner. People come together here from far and wide just to...
Villa Mozart y Macondo is a apartment in Puerto Escondido. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Venado Hostel

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Venado Hostel

We are the family you visit. your home away from home. Let us show you around while you're here, Venado Hostel is made by Mexican travelers for universal visitors, think global GO local and support the local economy. We focus on providing a local experience by organizing alternative activities and T...
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Hotel Boutique Y Hostal Cocoyotla

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Hotel Boutique Y Hostal Cocoyotla

Hotel Boutique Y Hostal Cocoyotla is a family hostel located in San Pedro Cholula, Puebla. We offer a pleasant and cozy stay thanks to our experience in the hospitality sector and our knowledge about the city and its landmarks. We have an excellent customer service to offer our guests and travellers...
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Hostal San Jemo

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Hostal San Jemo

In Leon there are almost no options to stay on a low cost place that at the same time offer good location, safety, cleaning and friendly staff, this is why San Jemo came up as an option for all travellers to my hometown. San Jeronimo has changed a lot in the past few years since the public transport...
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Corazón Corteza

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Corazón Corteza

Corazón Corteza is a young project that focuses on giving a warm and quiet atmosphere thanks to its few rooms you can enjoy the necessary privacy and a personalized service, the comfort of the guest is our priority, so each room has been designed and created By us your hosts offering in each of them...
Corazón Corteza is a hostel in San Cristobal de las Casas. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Posada del Abuelito

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Posada del Abuelito

Multi-award winning, Best hostel Mexico 2013 and 2018 , Top 3 North America 2016, 2017 and 2018!!! Welcome to Posada del Abuelito: Discover San Cristobal and be Charmed with Posada del Abuelito, offering travelers quiet, clean and safe accommodations Located in one of the most Beautiful Histo...
Posada del Abuelito is a hostel in San Cristobal de las Casas. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostal Central 22

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Hostal Central 22

Our main purpose is to welcome you as you were at your own house, we are flexible with the accommodation and we provide as many blankets as you need. We have a heater at the common areas, and our own bar to enjoy our areas with a tequila or an international/local beer. We are located in one of th...
Hostal Central 22 is a hostel in San Cristobal de las Casas. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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El Hogar de Carmelita

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El Hogar de Carmelita

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El Hogar de Carmelita is a guesthouse in Guanajuato. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Piki Hotel & Hostel

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Piki Hotel & Hostel

Set in Cholula, Piki Hotel y Hostal features a bar and on-site dining. This hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Both free WiFi and private parking are accessible on site. We have a vast experience in the hospitality and tourist sect that we capitalize to offer the best of ou...
Piki Hotel & Hostel is a hostel in San Andres Cholula. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostal El Hobitton

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Hostal El Hobitton

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Hostal El Hobitton is a hostel in Zacatecas. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hotel del Peregrino

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Hotel del Peregrino

Once a colonial house, Hotel Del Peregrino has been completely remodeled in the traditional Yucatan style, featuring high ceilings and restored mosaic tiles. All of our lovely rooms come with mini-split air conditioning, ceiling fan, 21 cable television, free WIFI, security box, off-site swimming p...
Hotel del Peregrino is a hotel in Merida. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostal Bucerias

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Hostal Bucerias

Hostal Bucerias is more than a hostel... your home in Bucerias. The property offers all services and amenities expected for a great stay in Bucerias. Breakfast is included and served daily. The property offers: high quality mattress, pillow, sheets, blanket, towel, night reading light, free lockers....
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Paulina Youth Hostel

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Paulina Youth Hostel

We are located in the heart of the historic downtown of Oaxaca city, near cultural and social attractions. Facilities: orthopaedic mattresses, sheets, blanket, pillow, towel and personal locker with lock inside the rooms, safety boxes at the reception for your valuables, luggage storage. English is...
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Hostal Mazatlan

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Hostal Mazatlan

“Hostal Mazatlan / Hostel” it is a contemporary building of the 1900’s located in the historic downtown. It is a Project of Young entrepreneur from Mazatlan. We begin the day with a dark Mexican cup of coffee (like should be), fresh fruit and a delicious banana bread made it by us, that is our brea...
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La Marucha Hostal

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La Marucha Hostal

La Marucha-Hostal is a project made with love, seeking to offer the best accommodation services in hostels in the magic city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas. La Marucha Hostal maintains its rustic architecture Chiapas colonial style, and each room has a special touch. La Marucha provides in...
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Hostal Las Cruces

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Hostal Las Cruces

Mexican style hostel, located just 4 and a half blocks from the main park, friendly and welcoming service, ideal for tourist stays or for work reasons. We have shared areas: living room, dining room, kitchen equipped with kitchen utensils, stove and fridge, 2 outdoor terraces, informative books and...
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Casa a 29

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Casa a 29

We are located in the heart of Guanajuato, with an unbeatable access to tourist points. We are a small hostel, with relaxed and quiet atmosphere, we have 3 private rooms 2 and a mixed bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, terrace, TV room and open kitchen so you can prepare what you like in your stay, our mott...
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Pacific Buddha Hostel

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Pacific Buddha Hostel

With over 15 years combined backpacking experience, we are happily focused on creating a place for backpackers to feel at home. We're purposely smaller than most allowing for an environment where everyone comes together, and our specialty decorations give an uplifting feeling to all who walk through...
Pacific Buddha Hostel is a hostel in Puerto Escondido. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostal de Brujas

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Hostal de Brujas

Your home in Guadalajara, the best place in town to stay and enjoy the city and its environs. We have the compromise to provide you the best of our hospitality. Quiet ambiance and friendly staff for a nice stay. Comfortable rooms, always clean and ready for you. Don't worry about towels or bl...
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Octopus Garden

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Octopus Garden

The Octopus Garden is a large old house with a beautiful shady garden patio in the traditional village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. A family-run restaurant and the “Treetop Bar” with a sprung-wood dance floor form part of the building and also a gallery of Huichol art, spectacular visionary yarn paint...
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Sukha Hostel

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Sukha Hostel

Hostal Sukha is a comfy and functional hostel that will show the very best of San Luis Potosí to the travellers and the guests. In addition, we capitalize our knowledge of the city to give guidelines and tips to the guests and travellers to let them enjoy and discover San Luis de Potosí. We provide...
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IzZzleep

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IzZzleep

IZzzleep is a capsule hostel that offers accommodations in Mexico City inside Benito Juarez International Airport. In this sense, we are the nearest accommodation that you can find after landing in Mexico City and we capitalize our experience in the sector to offer the guests and travellers the ver...
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Casa Losodeli

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Casa Losodeli

We offer what every traveller needs from time to time... a place to stay. We are a family from Puerto Escondido and we want you to feel like home. You will find sleep, good wifi, clean facilities, safe environment and a lovely place to get know to other travelers from all over the world. We are a...
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Hostel Casa Taxco

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Hostel Casa Taxco

Hostel Casa Taxco in hearth of the City behind the main monument. The Hostel's style is colonial merged with some modern touches. Hostel Casa Taxco is located in the heart of downtown Taxco just a block behind the main monument of the City, Santa Prisca Church. From Mexico City, Taxco is abou...
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Puerto Dreams Hostel

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Puerto Dreams Hostel

Puerto Dreams Hostel belongs to the new generation of hostels, it is more than just a bed, it is a life style. The owners/Staff of Puerto Dreams Hostel are passionate hosteliers who took their time to conceptualise and build the hostel from bottom-up and all days enjoy sharing good vibes, a lif...
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Hostal Casa Kima

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Hostal Casa Kima'

Hostal Casa Kima' offers a unique ecological experience in the heart of the Huasteca region, with easy access to multiple river sports (kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding) and dozens of stunning natural places to visit nearby. The hostel offers premium budget accommodation in Ciudad Valles. Despi...
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Snail Hostal

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Snail Hostal

Snail Hostal is a great space for your stay in the city, we are in a beautiful old house of the historical center of San Cristobal de Las Casas, has been designed specifically to operate as a hostel, rescuing the elements of colonial architecture and rustic interiors with industrial details in its c...
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Akumal Natura

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Akumal Natura

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Akumal Natura is a hotel in Akumal. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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The Yak Lake House

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The Yak Lake House

Searching for a place on the beautiful Lagoon in Bacalar? Look no further! The Yak Lake House is right on the water with an amazing view that will make you never want to leave. Come and spend some time in paradise! The facilities include a private dock that stretches out into the lagoon with a breat...
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Hostal La Isla

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Hostal La Isla

Hostal La Isla is set in a spacious and charming colonial house with 3 floors, two living rooms, kitchen, restroom and small patio in the first floor. In the second floor there is a common area, dormitory and a terrace with a BBQ. In the last floor, you can find the private rooms, a shared bathroom...
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Hostal La Vie En Rose

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Hostal La Vie En Rose

The Hostel la Vie en Rose is a modern and fashionable hostal that capitalizes its experience in the hospitality and tourist sector to bring the travellers and guests to a whole new level of comfort and experience. In addition, our skilled personnel will make the stay of the guests something meaningf...
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La Casa del Angel

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La Casa del Angel

La Casa del Angel is a beautiful property set in a picturesque building with 4 private apartments for 2 and 4 people. The guest house offers comfortable and fully-equipped private apartments, with A/C, kitchenette, ceiling, private bathroom, television and high speed internet. free coffee and tea a...
La Casa del Angel is a apartment in Valladolid. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Rhodas

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Rhodas

Rhodas is in Puebla's Downtown... Near everything here, but the main characteristic of us is that Service is not just a general idea, but it's everything here! For us, it's not only a job: it's our passion! It's our life! It's everything! We were born to be the best guest house in Puebla... We were...
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Hostel Boutique Hostalife

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Hostel Boutique Hostalife

Hostel Boutique Hostalife is a unique European Style Hostel that offers Accommodations to persons Travelling on A budget. Hostalife offers the feel of a comfortable home with tranquil and clean spaces that lets you forget you’re in the city, our decor brings you away from the Mexican lifestyle to...
Hostel Boutique Hostalife is a hostel in Guadalajara. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Senor Frogs Hostel

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Senor Frogs Hostel

Welcome to the newest hostel in Cancún! Señor Frogs Hostel offers a new standard in an astonishing location 2 min walk to the beautiful white sand beach! The hostel features a floating pool and a huge bar with an amazing lagoon view, a cosy hangout area were you can enjoy the sunset surrounded by pe...
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Secret Garden Tulum

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Secret Garden Tulum

Secret Garden is tucked away on a quiet neighborhood street, only two blocks from the main avenue. Tulum Pueblo is a lively town with fruit markets, lots of restaurants (we have our favorites), internet cafes, mexican handcrafts and silver shops. All this is within walking distance from the Secret G...
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Oyster Hostel

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Oyster Hostel

Oyster hostel is a new building, comfortable, clean and spacious. We have free WiFi and no curfew. The sea view terrace offers panoramic view of Veracruz Sea. We have an excellent location in city down town, closed to the principal attractions in Veracruz. The night live is amazing in Veracruz,...
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Panda Hostel

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Panda Hostel

The Panda is a friendly, spacious and cozy hostel founded by travellers for the travellers. At just three blocks from the city centre, you'll find yourself surrounded by cafes, museums, restaurants and cultural centers. Take a walk anytime down the beautiful walking street of Guadalupe , or visit hi...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Mexico.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Mexico.

If you're already planning to visit Mexico - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

A dormant stratovolcano and Mexico’s 4th highest peak.

  A dormant stratovolcano and Mexico’s 4th highest peak. So, there I was, on my way to Toluca, with the excitement of a little girl waiting for Santa. I had never seen the snow before, nor I’ve ever been in a Volcano before, so you can Imagine my happiness! Despite it was July, my logic was that if the volcano’s name is “Nevado de Toluca” (“Toluca’s Snowy”), it must have snow like… the whole year… right? Well… not LOL! But let me start to tell you the story from the beginning.

Jorja

The plus: furry friends…

An other subject I wanted to address is the pet friendliness, for people who are absolute dog lovers, just like me and travel with their furry buddies everywhere, should know that Mexico in general in some areas is very pet friendly and some not at all. I have a gorgeous Yorki shelter mix called Iker, with a spirit of a full grown Labrador, he has been and lived to Tulum a few times. You have to be careful if you travel with your pet on summer break, that’s when dogs are not allowed at the public beaches, but if you are staying at a pet friendly hotel at the beach you don´t have to worry and they even opened a dog beach earlier on this year near the Hotel area. It is very important to know that if you are travelling to a tropic area or beach within Mexico with your dog from Europe or the USA or other countries who don’t have the heartworm mosquito, you have to give your dog one month before travelling the heartworm pill it is very important to consult your vet before arriving. The heartworm is deadly to cats and dogs. Besides that, you don’t need to take other precautions than enjoying your holiday with or without your furry friends.

ML Prislin

Tijuana the multicultural Mexican corner

Hello, I’m from Tijuana, Mexico, the Multicultural Mexican corner, but I will tell you is much more than that.

Sophy Zu

"México: The once in a lifetime kind of city"

Ok, I know there are a lot of cities around the world that can be similar, but there are some places that have some unique things, specially in Mexico, one of those places is Puebla.

Fer Lezama

A church, a museum and a couple of plazas.

Outside the museum, there’s a touristic tramway that will drive you around for more cultural and historic spots. There’s even a hill where an archduke of Austria/Emperor of Mexico was executed.

Rayas

Cancun on a Budget

 Cancun, Mexico, Quintana Roo. I have currently been living in Cancun for over a year now and still to this day it takes my breathe away from its mesmerising crystal clear waters to its beautiful white sandy beaches. Im sure you’ve all seen the Corona comercials on t.v. the beautiful women drinking beer on the beach with the palm trees in the background. Seems like a dream, Right? Well, Its my reality! I fell in love with not only Cancun but the entire state of Quintana Roo. I was only meant to stay for a few days and that was over a year ago. The reason being is it has such a diversity of different things that can be enjoyed by all travellers younge and old from snorkeling on the reef, hiking up mayan pyramids to swimming in cenotes (underground rivers). The mayan culture is one of the most fascinating and historical, its is one of the oldest recorded. Did you know? They were the first to be able to read the astrology and astronomy of the stars and they even have their own Mayan calender. They were one of the first known civilisations to perform open heart surgery. They also performed their own sacred sacrificial  rituals to their gods such as the virgin sacrifices and played tradition ball games where decapitation was the reward to the winning team. What is really unbelievable is how they managed to build these immaculate pyramids without the use of modern machinery, when you see it yourself you will be amazed and impressed.

Tahnee Shanks

Join me on this magical personal experience to Holbox.

Holbox , or as in Mayan – black hole, is everything but black, this sacred island, is magical, and no, I’m not exaggerating, it posses it´s own healing vibes. In order to reach this dreaming island, you will first need to fly to Mexico, specifically to Cancun (CUN), once there either you spend the night at Cancun or Playa del Carmen and catch up the earliest bus to Chiquilá. (For tickets visit: ADO)  If you are lucky enough you may rent a car and drive directly after flying to Cancun a 2-hour drive will lead you to Chiquilá. Once in Chiquilá, you`ll need to catch the ferry (40 min boat ride) until you reach the island.

Casandra Luna

Bahía de los Angeles, dive in!

Baja California, Mexico, has a lot to offer: seafood, wine, craft beer, surf, science, desert and beach, all along the peninsula on the Pacific coast of northern Mexico. But not many people know about this small and magical place…  

San Dosua

Xilitla: the jungle where tradition and surrealism meets

It is usual that in our dreams we are able to go to strange places where nothing makes any sense, something like a big garden where flowers of concrete grow between trees and stairs that go nowhere. Well, a place like this, that sounds to be taken from a dream, really exists, and it is located -hidden, more like- in the Huasteca rainforest of San Luis Potosí, Mexico; nearby the town of Xilitla.

Jocelyn Leyva

Survivor tip: Right now it´s a perfect time to visit Mexico since their currency has devalued against the American dollar, so you can get more pesos mexicanos for each dollar.

If you happen to be in Cancun, there are many tours leaving from there as well, it´s about 2 hours trip. Survivor tip: Right now it´s a perfect time to visit Mexico since their currency has devalued against the American dollar, so you can get more pesos mexicanos for each dollar. SOUVENIRS To get to the main buildings, you will have to pass first a line of Mexican vendors offering different types of souvenirs.

sheulak

Why Mazatlan?

This beautiful port honors its popular reference as the “Pearl of the Pacific”, I have been in different ports of Mexico, and without hesitation Mazatlán has that feeling that you can not find anywhere else in all the width and length of the Mexican Republic . Its people, its food, its malecón embriagan of an incomparable peace and happiness. For such reason, in recent years has been elected place by many at the time American and Canadian visitors in their retirement home retreat to spend their old age.

Berecaffeine

Moving to México, A Guide

NB: I had told him “3 months” because I was aware that the standard tourist visa for Mexico is 90 days, although in reality I am hoping to stay in and around Central America for a year, but more on visas later.

Girlstravellingsolo

Guadalajara, Mexico: Unfiltered

Guadalajara, Mexico is a land of contradictions: women are held to incredibly high beauty standards, yet greasy taco stands occupy every street corner, the city is 90% Catholic, but you can’t drive for more than five minutes without passing an “Auto Hotel” (AKA: where you take your mistress on Saturday night before church with your family on Sunday), the city has a stereotype of danger, but I’ve found the culture and residents to be nothing but warm, welcoming, and helpful, many North Americans associate Mexico with poverty, but I see more name brand bags and German cars in Guadalajara on a daily basis than I can count.

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Hidalgo: First Multi Pitch

To start the year with something new is always an exciting thing. And this year was not going to be the exception. I remember I was just telling a friend I wanted to climb “La Peña de Bernal” for new years ever, but I had never climb a multi pitch before, so this friend took me to “Las Ventanas”, Hidalgo, Mexico. This incredible site is located near Pachuca, Hidalgo in The National Park “El Chico”. Near a very famous miner’s town called “Mineral del Chico” founded around 1565.

Caro Barcena

Mexico: The Fusion of Two Ages

Mexico City has always been a landmark when talking about rich places in history and culture. In the very center of it, the majesty and baroque style of the Metropolitan Cathedral stands firmly opening its doors to the Christian community.

María José Landa

Veracruz: The place that has it all.

Now that I live far away from my country of origin I am gaining a whole new perspective on how the rest of the world sees Mexico. This has been a really enlightening experience, mostly a positive one. I am not offended by the stereotypes attached to my country, quite the opposite! But there is more that tequila, tacos and mariachi to this beautiful country (not denying these are pretty awesome) And the one thing that pleases me the most is that people are mostly curious to hear more about it, what places are the best? What else do you eat with tortillas? Do you own a sombrero? (Ok, I’m just teasing… of course I do).

Mariana G

The Copper Canyon: Mexico

The Copper Canyon in Mexico is one of the highlights of northern Mexico. Nevertheless, it is not very well known. It stretches from the province Sinaloa all the way to the Chihuahua province, close to the boarder with the United States. It is in fact the biggest mountain range in the world, making The Copper Canyon a lot bigger than it’s brother the Grand Canyon. Rolling hills, high mountains covered in green, little mountain villages and you can see it all! This is because the cool thing is that you can take a train to check out the beautiful views.

lillyvan

Mexico; A Taste of Playa Del Carmen

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Palacio de Bellas Artes

Located in downtown and surrounded with lots of other beautiful places to visit, is Palacio de Bellas Artes. This building was finished in 1934 and it is considered the most important center of arts and culture of the country. It has been the house of many memorable events. Here you can find a vast number of renowned events: dance, concerts, operas, permanent and temporary expositions among others. The most iconic thing I find in the building is the stage curtain, which is the only one of its type, this curtain is a representation of the two volcanos located in the limits of Mexico City, the Popocatépetl and the Iztaccíhuatl, made by nearly a million pieces of iridescent colored glass by Tiffany’s in New York, it weighs 24 tons. When the show is about to start, the lights begin to change giving the illusion of a beautiful sunset taking place.

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A historic walk through Guanajuato, México

Guanajuato is a city in the state of Guanajuato. I believe that’s one of the reasons this city is so famous; you hear the name once, then the second time it has to get stuck in your head. Even though this city is not the capital of this beautiful state, it is definitely a city you have to visit when you come to Mexico. It is situated in the north center of Mexico and it borders with Jalisco, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Michoacán, which are some other main states in the country. Because of its location, the weather can go from sunny and hot, to chilly in the same day, but I consider it never gets too hot. You can always walk around its beautiful streets without feeling like you’re going to pass out because of the heat.

Alejandra Gutierrez

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