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Featured Hostels in Cancun

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Mayan Monkey Cancún
Mayan Monkey Cancún
2.0 out of 5.0 Blvd Kukulcan Km 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
$87
4.4/5 (112 reviews)

This was my first time staying at a hostel, and I must admit it was nice. The location is perfect. It is near all the clubs, beach is across the road, and staff are very helpful and friendly. I will definitely be staying at Mayan Monkey again.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019
Located in Zona Hotelera, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Forum Beach and Cancun Convention Center. Caracol Beach and Delphinus Dreams are also within ...
Selina Shared Cancun Lagoon Hotel Zone
Selina Shared Cancun Lagoon Hotel Zone
2.0 out of 5.0 Blvd. Kukulcan 9, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
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$46
3.9/5 (117 reviews)

From the check in with Brandon to the room and the pool I found it a wonderful experience. I will definitely return.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beach hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Forum By The Sea Mall and Cancun Convention Center. Caracol Beach and Delphinus Dreams ...
Hostel Boutique & Beach Club Agua y Fuego - Adults Only
Hostel Boutique & Beach Club Agua y Fuego - Adults Only
2.5 out of 5.0 Calle 14 y 16 Lt 12, SM 22 Mz 5, Cancun, QROO
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$8
4.6/5 (11 reviews)

This is a hidden and developing gem in Cancun. It has all of the amenities anyone would need while traveling. Ideal location to get to/from airport,Hotel Zone and more. The staff is awesome!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino. Galenia Hospital and Market 28 are also within ...
Balu Hostel
Balu Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Avenida Rueda Medina, SM 008 M 001 L 001, Isla Mujeres, QROO
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$10
3.7/5 (47 reviews)

I had the opportunity to do some acro yoga with a very warm and proficient group of instructors while staying there. It was great fun!!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2019
Situated in Isla Mujeres, this beach hostel is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Punta Sur and within 12 mi (20 km) of Market 28 and Plaza Las Americas. Galenia Hospital ...
Selina Shared Cancun Downtown
Selina Shared Cancun Downtown
2.0 out of 5.0 Av. Tulum nº 75, Sm. 22, Mz. 26, Cancun, QROO
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$32
4.1/5 (79 reviews)

Great place to meet travelers. Lots of activities and ways to interact, great bar and food right outside! Great yoga classes available and plenty of options from dorms to super nice suites.

Reviewed on May 27, 2019
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Las Palapas Park and Ceviche Square. Market 28 and Séptimo Día Adventist Church are also ...
Selina Shared Playa del Carmen
Selina Shared Playa del Carmen
2.0 out of 5.0 Calle 2 Norte at Calle Quinta Avenida, Colonia Centro Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, QROO
$25
4.0/5 (41 reviews)

Great location close to ferry & “downtown”. Typical set of wandering millennials, loud music by pool late into night, but bring ear plugs & you’re night. Daytime staff was much friendlier & accommodating than night staff. Pretty much a true hostel - you get a bedsheet, but no towels & no breakfast ...

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019
Located in Centro, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen Main Beach, and Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal. Mamitas Beach ...
Hostel Balagan
Hostel Balagan
2.0 out of 5.0 PUNTA TANCHACTE LOTE 17, MANZANA 22 SUPER MANZANA 24, Cancun, QROO
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$12
4.0/5 (1 reviews)
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Palapas Park and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also within 2 ...
Hostel Inn Cancun
Hostel Inn Cancun
2.5 out of 5.0 Calle Chaca, LT 9 SM 23 MZ 47, Centro, Cancun, QROO
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$10
4.2/5 (49 reviews)

This hostel is very clean. The breakfast isn’t much to write home about, but I didn’t expect a buffe or anything. We were very late to arrive due to a series of bad flights and the hostel desk person was very understanding and stayed up for us which was awesome!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Mercado 23 and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also within 2 ...
Hostel Mero
Hostel Mero
2.0 out of 5.0 SM 003 M2 L29 AV. NADER, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Benito Juarez Municipal Building, Market 28, and Plaza Las Americas. Dubai Palace Casino and ...
Che Playa Hostel & Bar
Che Playa Hostel & Bar
2.0 out of 5.0 CALLE 6 E/ AV. 15 Y AV. 20, Playa del Carmen, QROO
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$8
3.9/5 (32 reviews)

Location is great. Friendly staff with good vibes

Reviewed on May 11, 2019
Located in Centro, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Yucatek Divers and Quinta Avenida. Playa del Carmen Main Beach and Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal ...
Nomads Hostel & Bar Cancun
Nomads Hostel & Bar Cancun
2.0 out of 5.0 Av Carlos Nader 2, Centro, 2A, Cancun, QROO
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$65
4.6/5 (57 reviews)

The friendly staff to be honest ..all of them were super to me ..an made my dental trip all that more bearable!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Séptimo Día Adventist Church and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also ...
Hostal Vive la Vida
Hostal Vive la Vida
2.0 out of 5.0 Calle 2 Nte. entre 25 y 30 Ave., Playa del Carmen, QROO
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2.3/5 (7 reviews)

Although the hostel is close the the beach, I find the neighborhood a bit shady, uncomfortable to walk late at night. There's AC that's it's turned on at 11pm and the room gets a bit cold, I was ok with it, but others might not be. There's a lot of noise at night from other guests which makes it ...

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2018
Located in Centro, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Yucatek Divers, Quinta Avenida, and Playa del Carmen Main Beach. Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal ...
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Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only

Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only

Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.2 out of 5 (878 reviews)

    Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only$224

    Sep 17 - Sep 18

    Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only$224
    Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only

    Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only

    Blvd. Kukulcan KM.12.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.6 out of 5 (5467 reviews)

      Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only$374

      Sep 16 - Sep 17

      Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only$374

      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're searching for somewhere affordable to stay in Cancun, one of its 35 hostels might be a great choice. No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have the following:

      • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
      • Budget-friendly prices
      • A social setting

      Hostels are a great way to stay in Cancun for a lower cost, so you can save more for fun things to do. You can check out the entertainment venues and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like snorkeling.


      Hostels in Cancun

      Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start looking:

      Señor Frogs Hostel - Adults Only - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You'll find towels and showers in all rooms.

      Hostel Inn Cancun - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Cancun Bus Station ADO. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with towels and linens.

      Coco Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Cancun Bus Station ADO. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with towels, showers, and linens.

      Mayan Monkey Hostel - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

      Hostel Cancun - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Cancun Bus Station ADO. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. You'll find towels and showers in all rooms.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit Cancun?


      The weather can be important when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:


      • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and March are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 85° F and nighttime temperatures average 67° F
      • April-June: 86° F is the daytime average and 69° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 88° F and nighttime averages are around 73° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 85° F during the day and 66° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 1.65 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Cancun?


      Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places to visit:

      Top Sights
      • La Isla Shopping Mall
      • Delfines Beach
      • El Rey Ruins
      Natural Features
      • Las Palapas Park
      • Kabah Urban Park
      • Jardín del Arte
      Cultural Attractions
      • Cancun Cultural House
      • Museum of Popular Mexican Art
      • Tequila Museum

      In general, Cancun is known for its:

      • Beaches
      • Entertainment
      • Restaurants
      • Snorkeling
      • Excursions

      How to Get to Cancun and Around the Area


      You can find the nearest airport in Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center. An alternative is Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), which is 45.6 mi (73.4 km) away. Once you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Head to Cancun Bus Station ADO for metro transit.

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