Best Places for Backpackers in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Top 28 hostels in Oaxaca, Mexico.

These are the 28 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Selina Oaxaca

97 /100

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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 Mixteco Nava Nandoo

96 /100

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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...
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La Villada Inn Hostel

96 /100

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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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Casa Mama Carmen

94 /100

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Casa Mama Carmen

Casa Mama Carmen is a new Hostel in the center of the city! We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector as well as a great knowledge of the city, elements that we do capitalize to bring the very best of our facilities and location to our guests and travellers. We are located in a beauti...
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Casa Angel Youth Hostel

94 /100

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Casa Angel Youth Hostel

Lonely Planet Top Choice 2018. COOKED breakfast included. DAILY activities. Book a Deluxe or Superior Dorm and experience our POD beds! **DAILY ACTIVITIES** - Monday: Walking tour (10:30am), Pizza night, home made wood fired pizza (6:30pm) - Tuesday: Yoga class (8:30am), Happy hour (7pm), S...
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Iguana Hostel Oaxaca

91 /100

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Iguana Hostel Oaxaca

Traveler built and run. hot showers, No bunk beds!! - all dorms are lofts with individual beds - and strong WiFi. At Iguana hostel Oaxaca, you will find a beautiful terrace with comfortable hammocks, in-house cinema screen, indoor/outdoor eating areas, event nights and a communal atmosphere. W...
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Hostal Dos Lunas

91 /100

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Hostal Dos Lunas

We are a hostel that offers hosting service both private rooms and dormitories include the complete and different breakfast every day, we have the services of WiFi, 24 hours, cleaning every day, TV room, board games, deck, patio, and a fully equipped kitchen available to guests. We offer services...
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El Cielo

91 /100

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El Cielo

El cielo is a restored big house Art Deco type just on downtown Oaxaca city. El cielo, a place ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy the Oaxaca’s beautiful downtown with our big terraces you will feel near to heaven, the green back yard for feel the sun and chill out, the four big murals designed by...
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Azul Cielo Hostel

91 /100

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Azul Cielo Hostel

At Azul Cielo, we are committed to providing you with a pleasant and relaxing stay. We are a 10 minute walk away from the historic city center of Oaxaca. We provide extensive tourist information regarding the state and city of Oaxaca. Additionally, we also offer packaged tours, allowing you to enjo...
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Hostal Central

90 /100

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Hostal Central

With everything you'd need to relax in your own home, our Hostal makes it easy to base yourself in Oaxaca while keeping it cheap and chic. At just two blocks away from a World Heritage 16th Century architectural wonder and across the street from a traditional Oaxacan market and park, the experie...
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Andaina Hostel

90 /100

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Andaina Hostel

Beautiful, spacious and gorgeous building; huge solarium terrace with views to the whole city of Oaxaca. Located in the center of the city, two streets from the Zocalo, and one street from the main markets. The bus station is 20 minutes walk away and the airport is 30 minutes drive away. Spac...
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Hostal Luz de Luna Nuyoo

90 /100

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Hostal Luz de Luna Nuyoo

Luz de Luna Nuyoo is a small Hostel located in a beautiful colonial house at only three blocks from the main plaza. As you walk in the hostel the first thing you will see is the central patio, decorated with a variety of regional plants and the traditional fountain in the center, a cool escape from...
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Hostel la Leyenda

90 /100

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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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Hostal Don Alvaro

89 /100

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Hostal Don Alvaro

At Hostal Don Álvaro you will find the perfect place to rest, we have really comfortable rooms with a nice decoration. We also have a nice roof terrace in which you can appreciate the city view, appreciate the sunset. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector to ensure our guests and trave...
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Hostal La Cochinilla

88 /100

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Hostal La Cochinilla

Hotel La Cochinilla, is a friendly and comfortable hotel located in the center of the city of Oaxaca. The hostel offers comfortable and relaxing accommodation in the beautiful Jalatlaco neighborhood. For your convenience, the establishment offers a wide range of services and facilities: free Wi-Fi a...
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Hostal Pochon

88 /100

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Hostal Pochon

We help backpackers stay on a budget with our low rates and free breakfast, drinking water, towels, internet. Bikes, tours, cooking and language classes for a fee. Close to Zocalo. Why you will want to choose Hostal Pochon as your temporary home while in Oaxaca: We help backpackers stay on...
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Cielo Rojo Hostel Oaxaca

87 /100

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Cielo Rojo Hostel Oaxaca

Stay in the best hostel of Oaxaca, Let us show you the magic of our city! Discover and enjoy, meet other cool travelers, in the most popular and central hostel :) TOP INFORMATION - Great WiFi everywhere - Green patio / Roof terrace - Lockers - Pool table and board games -...
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Hostal De Las Américas

86 /100

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Hostal De Las Américas

We are a colonial house, located in a privileged area of ​​the historic center of the city of Oaxaca, with high quality facilities, just 2 blocks from the famous church of Santo Domingo and 3 blocks from the capital's zocalo city, near the Main attractions of the municipality of Oaxaca (Tourist Walk...
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Casa de Don Pablo Hostel

82 /100

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Casa de Don Pablo Hostel

Nice resting time, friendly breakfast and a warm welcoming are something you can get at Casa de Don Pablo hostel. You cannot miss it in Oaxaca! When coming Oaxaca, make our hostel your resting place to enjoy and explore the spotlights in the city. We have a comfortable choice of lodging for your...
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Posada Don Mario

82 /100

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Posada Don Mario

The best place to stay in OaxacaCity, Mexico. Located in the historic center, we offer security, good prices, clean rooms and excellent attention. Posada Don Mario, an ideal place to stay, is the house where the famous Oaxaca painter Rufino Tamayo was born in. The service at the Posada as well as...
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Paulina Youth Hostel

78 /100

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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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Hostel Jalatlaco

71 /100

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Hostel Jalatlaco

Hostel Jalatlaco has rustic rooms that will take you to know Oaxaca and its culture, we offer you a pleasant service and especially make you feel at home while traveling. We are waiting for you. In addition, it is a nice hostel whose design shows the structure and rustic style of the hostel with nat...
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Hierba de Conejo Hostel

71 /100

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Hierba de Conejo Hostel

Welcome to Hierba de Conejo Hostel in Oaxaca! This hostel means tons of new people to meet every day. There are many accommodation options out there and here are some reasons why Hostel Hierba de Conejo Oaxaca is going to be your best choice… Free internet access through our WiFi and common u...
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Hostel Don Nino

66 /100

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Hostel Don Nino

Hostel Don Nino offers you hotel private rooms and shared hostel dormitories in an antique recently remodeled residence with contemporary facilities. We are located in a privileged zone outside the bustling of the commercial zone, but inside the Historic Center of the city. And we are located in fro...
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Aitana Hotel

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Aitana Hotel

Aitana Hotel is a beautiful historic building from the XVII century, with a colonial atmosphere that makes Hotel Aitana the best alternative among hotels in Oaxaca, Mexico. The property features an onsite restaurant, free Wi-Fi and an interior courtyard surrounded by pillars. From the hotel's terrac...
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Posada de los Angeles

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Posada de los Angeles

A peaceful sanctuary in the historical center of the city, the Posada de los ngeles is a small guest house that offers its clients a tranquil atmosphere from where they can enjoy all that the city of Oaxaca has to offer. Our roomy single and double occupancy guest rooms feature private bathroom...
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Yabanhi Hostel

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Yabanhi Hostel

Our facilities are totally new. Meet us and enjoy our bungalows, private rooms and dormitories. You’ll love our terrace as you can enjoy the view of this spectacular city, both day and night. We have tv area, wifi, lockers, common areas, communal kitchen on the terrace, hot water 24 hours, laundry s...
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Casa Gubidxa

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Casa Gubidxa

Casa Gubidxa is a nice and comfortable hotel where you will be able to enjoy and discover the very best of our location, facilities and Oaxaca. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector as well as a great knowledge of the city, elements that we do capitalize in order to bring the very best...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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

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

Alameda

Downtown is very comfortable for walking, so my advice will be the next one: The first stop could be the “Alameda”, it is a very big park, 3 or 4 blocks away from downtown, it is very beautiful and it´s worth the time. Just a small walk around and then you can go downtown without any troubles; you might even get some shopping time because of all the stores around. Take the street “Corregidora”, Downtown is 3 blocks away from the Alameda, and you´ll see the beautiful parks, the architecture and a lot of movement. Walk everywhere, get to know every possible place as you can, or until you get hungry, but don´t worry, I didn’t had much time so I walk just a little bit to know where to come back next day, but if you get hungry I have to suggest the restaurant “San Miguelito” (address: Calle 5 de Mayo #39) It is a very Mexican style place and you’ll love it for the thematic of the restaurant and also, it is not so expensive. Later if you are feeling like going out for drinks, the street “5 de mayo” is full of bars and nice places where to get something to drink, for example, there’s this place called “Maria y su Bici” (Calle 5 de Mayo #91) where you could drink Mezcal from Oaxaca and some extra snacks . Explore all the street 5 de mayo and the local places around, everything will be delicious and not expensive at all.

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El Tigre de la Revolucion, San Rafael, Mexico City

You can’t visit El Tigre without trying a ‘campechano’ as well – beef and chorizo mixed with potato and nopales (fresh cactus – strange but surprisingly tasty) cooked on the grill with melted Oaxaca cheese, the King of all the cheeses, and then served in a big tortilla. The salsas here are a little spicy so add at your own risk and enjoy these tacos with a refreshing fruit water or an ice cold coke.

Jessica Barkby

Mezcal or Tequila?

Mezcal, in the other hand, can be produced out of many other agave varieties, and in many other regions of the country; like Michoacán, Durango, Oaxaca and of course Jalisco; and here is where the topic gets interesting, so please, do not assume I am speaking bad about tequila, but instead, continue reading and discover why I believe in the magic of mezcal, way above of the tequila popular understanding and social branding.

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Oaxaca: A place full of history and culture.

Oaxaca means “huaje” a common plant of the valley region and “yaca” means “nose”, the sufix c equals tepec “place” and this means “on top of the huajes”.  Thanks to the Spanish conquerors it stayed as Oaxaca.

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Oaxaca City

Oaxaca City It is an early Sunday morning when I reach Oaxaca City in Mexico. So early, that I’m not even able to check in at the hostel. Instead, I leave my bags at the reception and start strolling the streets of the city. I watch how the light from the sunrise colours the already multi-coloured houses, how small groups of people starts making their way into the streets of Oaxaca and how the salesmen start setting up their small shops.

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