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.

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Top 50 hostels in Mexico.

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

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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...
Octopus Garden is a hostel in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Casa Rio Cuale

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Casa Rio Cuale

Casa Rio Cuale is the perfect place for relax, it is in a great location with beautiful views, is located on the mountain side of Puerto Vallarta on the outskirts of the city but just 2.5 miles from Old Town, Romantic Zone and los Muertos beach. Casa Río Cuale has flexible and spacious social are...
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Casa Canario

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Casa Canario

Charming old house in prime location. Hipster and cultural zone, neighboring district of downtown. Old house that retains most of the last century charm. Our guests come to relax, have fun and enjoy cultural events and tourist attractions the city offers. The Casa Canario´s calid and illuminated...
Casa Canario is a hotel in Guadalajara. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Cabo Pedregal Bed-Breakfast and More

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Cabo Pedregal Bed-Breakfast and More

Cabo Pedregal Bed-Breakfast and More is a functional, comfortable and cozy guesthouse that will bring the very best of Mexico and Cabo San Lucas to the travellers and guest. We have a vast experience in the tourist and hospitality industry that we capitalize to offer something else to the travellers...
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Ugly Hostel

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Ugly Hostel

Ugly Hostel is a funky place very close to everything and yet far enough to be quiet. A pool and bar to enjoy and meet interesting people. Full of art, books, hammocks and puffs to relax and enjoy. And yes, delicious breakfast and good coffee. We are located in one of the best places of Valladoli...
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Ganesha 5 de Mayo

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Ganesha 5 de Mayo

Ganesha 5 de mayo offers more than comfort and accessibility; is a fusion of Chiapas and Hindú culture, offers an experience of the daily people region life, putting you in the place where you want to be, downtown of San Cristobal. Located in downtown of San Cristóbal de las Casas, just one bloc...
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Urban Beach Hostel

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Urban Beach Hostel

Urban Beach Hostel is a new hostel, focused on the comfort and privacy of its guests. Our rates include continental breakfast. We have a beautiful terrace for recreation. Certified diving courses, paddle board and an endless number of activities offered by this magnificent paradisaical place. Th...
Urban Beach Hostel is a hostel in Playa del Carmen. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostal Casa Chauac ha

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Hostal Casa Chauac ha

The 'casa chauac ha' hostel has 1 mixed dormitory with 12 single beds and 8 double beds, plus 2 private rooms, one for 6 guests and another for 4 guests, we have wireless wifi service, shared bathrooms, of kitchen, a terrace and living room. We also have bicycles for rent inside the hostel and tour...
Hostal Casa Chauac ha is a hotel in Valladolid. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel Balagan

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Hostel Balagan

Hostel Balagan has all the necessary to provide guests comfort, security and warmth in your stay, all hostel rooms, as the common places (kitchen, living room) are very bright, the kitchen has 2 refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker , glasses, cups and utensils, more glasses and cups, the break...
Hostel Balagan is a hostel in Cancun. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostal Chesal

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Hostal Chesal

This is a unique concept for lodging, if you are a traveler and like of adventures and originality this is the right place for you. We have 3 shared dormitories. 1 shared for men, 1 shared for women and the other one, mixed. Our bathrooms are also shared (ladies and gentlemen) nad new bathrooms j...
Hostal Chesal is a hostel in San Luis Potosi. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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B&B Distrito Condesa

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B&B Distrito Condesa

Distrito Condesa offers from Single bed ( Dorm type) to private executive rooms all equipped for your comfort. Every room has Wi FI internet, a flat TV with cable ( HBO movies included) a desk and closet. We offer a nice outdoor patio to chill out , relax and meet people. We also have a nice roof t...
B&B Distrito Condesa is a guesthouse in Mexico City. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Casa Vilasanta

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Casa Vilasanta

Our hostel is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Guadalajara. We have a very friendly ambiance created through a family run centre with mix of nationalities. We pride ourselves on comfort and cleanliness and provide free internet access. We also have a television with cable, a laundry...
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Suites Fenicia Playa del Carmen

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Suites Fenicia Playa del Carmen

Suites Fenicia Playa del Carmen has fully furnished studios with everything you need to feel just like home. Just a few blocks away from the beach. Each studio has its own private bathroom with hot and cold water, air conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, balcony, televis...
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Hostel Aldea Tzunun

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Hostel Aldea Tzunun

Built mostly of wood from the region, its design, textures and organic colors transport you to a space away from the routine where you can relax throughout the day. We are waiting for you with big enthusiasm to give you the best of us so that you enjoy Tulum and always have a reason to come back....
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Wanderlust Hostel

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Wanderlust Hostel

If you want to feel at home in Sancris you should come to Wanderlust Hostel. It’s not just a hostel, it’s a guest house in the colonial city center, at walking distance from the Cathedral , and pretty much all the fun stuff in the city. Come to Sancris and follow your wanderlust! The hostel is l...
Wanderlust Hostel is a hostel in San Cristobal de las Casas. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostal Casa Huasteca

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Hostal Casa Huasteca

We are the Preferred Hostel for travelers with style, either alone, as a couple, with friends or family, who love nature, open spaces, live and share with other travelers, breakfast is enjoyed in the palapa around plants, flowers and birds. In common area surrounded by vegetation you can spend great...
Hostal Casa Huasteca is a hostel in Ciudad Valles. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Billy Box

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Billy Box

We are a new Party-Hostel in the “romantic zone”in the middle of to the old town in Puerto Vallarta. We offer friendly and fun enviroment. We are located in the old town close to the “Malecon” and the 'muertos beach'. Insurgentes 108, neighborhood Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisto We...
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Hotel Colorado Playa del Carmen

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Hotel Colorado Playa del Carmen

A charming laid back place with a commune terrace and a tropical garden with grill in the heart of Playa del Carmen. 5 min. walk to beach, bus station and supermarket. Nice double and triple rooms with fridge, cableTV, fan ('basic') or A/C ('standard'), full private bathroom with hot water, WiFi...
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Hostal Hidalgo

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Hostal Hidalgo

Hostal Hidalgo is a new Hostel in the city that offers the perfect facilities for backpackers, young people and international visitors. In Hostal Hidalgo we have 24-hour reception, so your arrival time will not be a problem for us. On the ground floor we have a pizza bar that offers top quality dish...
Hostal Hidalgo is a hostel in Guadalajara. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Casa Xtakay

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Casa Xtakay

Casa Xtakay is a family business. It is small and cozy, right in the downtown area. There is free WiFi. All rooms have private baths. There is and area where you can sit under the trees and read or lye down in a hammock. It is surrounded by trees. There is a kitchen with all you need to feel at home...
Casa Xtakay is a hostel in Valladolid. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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El Hogar de Carmelita

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El Hogar de Carmelita

‘Hogar Carmelita’ is a three floor colonial guest house, which has been running for eight years. The house provides private rooms with shared bathrooms (one bathroom for every two rooms). Two of the room’s benefit from a roof terrace to relax and chill out on whilst watching the sunsets! Gua...
El Hogar de Carmelita is a guesthouse in Guanajuato. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hacienda San Miguel Suites

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Hacienda San Miguel Suites

The classic colonial-style Hacienda features suites that encircle a tranquil garden rich with plants, flowers, and the sounds of birds playing in the Hacienda Fountain.... The Hacienda San Miguel consists of 11 suites in the typical colonial style of the area. Each unit is decorated with rustic...
Hacienda San Miguel Suites is a guesthouse in Cozumel. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Selina Oaxaca

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Selina Oaxaca

Selina Oaxaca is in the heart of Oaxaca, right near some of the best attractions in the city. A whole new way to stay. Whether you’re a digital nomad, family on vacation or adventurous backpacker, you’ve come to the right place. Oaxaca is defined by its tree-shaded streets, authentic foodie scene...
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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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Casa Tequio

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Casa Tequio

Our house was built in the eighteenth century and restored a year ago retaining all the colonial touches and good taste of the time, we have 9 rooms (between private with private bathroom, private with shared bathroom and dormitories, 22 beds with capacity up to for 30 people, 5 public bathrooms and...
Casa Tequio is a hostel in San Cristobal de las Casas. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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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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Quinta Juventina

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Quinta Juventina

Mexican equestrian villa, beautiful garden with wonderful pool, spectacular sunny days and lovely sunsets. Relaxed atmosphere, families and friends having fun with outdoor activities, pool table, soccer table, goals, games in the pool, Outdoor kitchen and shared refrigerator. Enjoy the comfort, clea...
Quinta Juventina is a guesthouse in Cancun. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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North Hostel

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North Hostel

Welcome to North Hostel! the northernmost hostel in Mexico. Located Right on the Pacific Ocean next to Tijuana's Boardwalk and the Mexico/US border. North Hoste is the northernmost hostel in Mexico. Located Right on the Pacific Ocean next to Tijuana's Boardwalk and the Mexico/US border.Newly renovat...
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Tropical Caribbean Hostel

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Tropical Caribbean Hostel

Tropical Caribbean Hostel is a hostel created with themes in Caribbean Islands; fun, with personalized service, in an atmosphere of new friends. Essentially, it is a different concept for different people to ensure to each and every one of them the best possible stay within our facilities. We ar...
Tropical Caribbean Hostel is a hostel in Cancun. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Chillout Flats Bed & Breakfast

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Chillout Flats Bed & Breakfast

Chillout Flats is a bed and breakfast, with a relaxed atmosphere and personalized service. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector as well as a great knowledge about the city, elements that we do capitalize to bring the very best of our facilities and locations to our guests and travelle...
Chillout Flats Bed & Breakfast is a guesthouse in Mexico City. 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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Casa Akumal Puerto Escondido

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Casa Akumal Puerto Escondido

Our new vibrant house, located in La Punta Zicatela, is the ideal place to enjoy the laid back vibes of life near the beach created by our homely space and an easy going atmosphere, only steps away from the ocean. Casa Akumal Puerto Escondido is located two blocks away from the surfing beach at...
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Estancia de la Era

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Estancia de la Era

Estancia La Era is located in the heart of Patzcuaro, one of the most magical places in Mexico. Estancia La Era is surrounded by lush, natural scenery and Patzcuaro’s 16th Century colonial architecture. The balance between the city and nature provides the perfect setting for peaceful relaxatio...
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Hostel Bedsntravel

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Hostel Bedsntravel

Our hostel is located three blocks from the cultural area Chapultepec in Guadalajara and in an area about the attractions and the city to our visitors, the historical and cultural centers such as some ex-Convent del Carmen and the Museum of Arts, making your visit a pleasure With a warm, friendly...
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HOSTAL EL HOBBITON

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HOSTAL EL HOBBITON

Hostal El Hobbiton is located in the Historic Center of Zacatecas capital, just a few steps from emblematic places such as the famous Cerro de La Bufa and La Catedral . You can enjoy the cuisine of Zacatecana and Mexicana; dishes like: The roast of wedding , poisoned tacos , toast of Jeréz,...
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Hostal Mixteco Nava Nandoo

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Hostal Mixteco Nava Nandoo

Naba Nandoo is a family hostel installed in an old house totally remodeled only 8 blocks from the Zocalo. It is an ideal place for travelers looking for security, tranquility and comfort. All our rooms are for single use or couples (some have private bathroom and shower). We have a patio and a beau...
Hostal Mixteco Nava Nandoo is a hotel in Oaxaca. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Punto Mita Suites & Hostal

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Punto Mita Suites & Hostal

We have a kitchen so everyone can prepare meals and there is a refrigerator to store food or drinks. We 2 dorms and bathrooms for men and woman. Hot water running 24 hours. The rate includes a light self-service breakfast (coffee, fruit, bread, jam) so the rates at Punto Mita Hostel are the most ac...
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La Villada Inn Hostel

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La Villada Inn Hostel

-------------Experience the best of Mexico - Visiting Oaxaca ----------------- La Villada Inn, a family run hostel operating in the northern part of Oaxaca City, offers rustic adobe (earth brick) cabins, rooms and dormitories in a relaxing environment with spectacular views of the surrounding mo...
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Hostel Septimo Arte

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Hostel Septimo Arte

Hostal Séptimo Arte is a unique hostel decorated with Mexican cinema theme. Hostel facilities includes; TV room, terrace with TV, reading area, Kitchen, Large lockers with padlock , Towels,WiFi and Parking (subject to availability). We offer mixed shared rooms, shared rooms for women and pr...
Hostel Septimo Arte is a hostel in Queretaro. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Los Muertos Hostal

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Los Muertos Hostal

Just half block from the beach, Los Muertos Hostal is a brand new European style hostel with authentic Mexican charm. In Los Muertos Hostal, you will find the ideal place to rest in the best location, clean facilities, keep your belongings safe and meet people from all around the world at a very re...
Los Muertos Hostal is a hostel in Puerto Vallarta. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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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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Ocean Tigers Dive House

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Ocean Tigers Dive House

Ocean Tigers dive Hostel Home Sweet Hostel Freediving and Scuba Diving in Cabo San Lucas Here we pride ourselves on providing that "home sweet home" feeling people love so much. We are smaller than your average hostel but from the second you step in to the door, we become your friends. The ro...
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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 11pm, and you can carry on the n...
Lum is a hostel in Tulum. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Ensenada Backpacker

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Ensenada Backpacker

Ensenada Backpacker - The hostel of the city. We are located only minutes from Ensenada's most popular attractions. Travellers are only minutes walk from all the hotspots of this lively port town! With full hostel facilities including FREE Wi-fi, breakfast, and linen to name a few, Ensenada...
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Casa MX Alameda

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Casa MX Alameda

Casa MX Alameda is the place where you can chill from a long walk in Downtown. Located just three blocks away from Alameda Central, 8 minutes from Bellas Artes Palace and 20 minutes walking from Zócalo square. A few steps separates it from Paseo de la Reforma, the main avenue in Mexico City. Perfect...
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13 Cielos Hostel

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13 Cielos Hostel

WE, at Trece Cielos Hostel, know what travelers are looking in a place to stay. We offer the best option in price, quality and comfortability. We provide you comfortable and spacious Bedrooms with natural light and ventilation. The distance between the bus station and the hostal is a 10 minut...
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Casa Blanca Playa

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Casa Blanca Playa

Only 50 meters away from the Caribbean Sea, Casa Blanca Boutique is inside the exclusive residential development Playacar, which offers gorgeous villas surrounded by exuberant vegetation and only 200 meters away from the famous Quinta Avenida, the heart of the city. Being inside this magnificent...
Casa Blanca Playa is a hostel in Playa del Carmen. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Villa Mango

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Villa Mango

Villa Mango Hostel is a lovely new Colonial Mexican style Villa in a tranquil setting, perfect for a relaxing Getaway where Backpackers check-in as a guest and leave as a friend. We are surrounded by large mature Mango trees which attract Squirrels, Humming birds and the local Iguana. We offer...
Villa Mango is a hostel in Puerto Escondido. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Pacific Buddha Hostel

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Pacific Buddha Hostel

With it's cozy bohemien vibe located 30 seconds from the water and nearest fruit and veggie market, Pacific Buddha feels like home. With over 18 years combined backpacking experience, are proudly focused on creating a place for backpackers to feel peaceful and relaxed in a homey atmosphere. We'...
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Hostal de Maria

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Hostal de Maria

We are the best choice in Guadalajara for those people who needs an economical and comfortable place to stay. Placed in a great location at the historic center of this beautiful city. Hostal de Maria its a wonderful quiet oasis in a big city. Located in a small district known as Las Nueve Esquina...
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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