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Featured Hostels in Cancun

 Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan 9, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
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The price is ¥7,406 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Zona Hotelera, this beach hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Chac Mool Beach, Cancun Convention Center, and Forum Beach. Tortuga Beach and Gaviota ...

3.9/5Very Good! (185 reviews)

"This hotel is very strict about their check out time if you don’t check out exactly at 11:am they will literally yell at you and make you pay extra at least that was my case."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun
2 out of 5
Blvd Kukulcan Km 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
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The price is ¥12,000 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

This family-friendly Cancun hostel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Chac Mool Beach and La Isla Shopping Mall. Aquaworld and El Rey Ruins ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (181 reviews)

"This place is the best you can get if traveling alone and want to make some friends along. Supere central, walk-in distance of most amazing beaches, bars, grocery shops .... you name it. For the price you can most definitely not go wrong when in Cancun."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun
Hostel Inn Cancun
2.5 out of 5
Calle Chaca, LT 9 SM 23 MZ 47, Centro, Cancun, QROO
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The price is ¥2,676 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (66 reviews)
Roof blew off

"No kitchen/hangout area because roof blew off in hurricane, but they say will be fixed within a week. Other than that it's basic but decent and good value for money, very close to central bus station."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

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Nirvana Hostel Cancun Hotel Zone
2 out of 5
Av. Pok Ta Pok, Lote 4, Hotel Zone, Cancun, QROO
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The price is ¥3,469 per night from Apr 3 to Apr 4

Located in Zona Hotelera, this golf hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Isla Dorada and Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Convention Center ...

3.8/5Good! (25 reviews)

"Really great place for the price wasnt disappointed, bilingual staff, friendly rides during day. Room was fresh."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2018

Nirvana Hostel Cancun Hotel Zone
Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool
2 out of 5
Av Carlos Nader 2, Centro, 2A, Cancun, QROO
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The price is ¥5,781 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Séptimo Día Adventist Church and Market 28. Las Americas Cancun Mall and Plaza Las Americas ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)

"The dorms are prefect. The windows are shaded so it always seems like night time. The people i stayed with were very respectful and i felt safe. Also the aesthetics are awesome, from wind in the kitchen to rooftop bar. I didn't do much care for all the partying until 1am but things were take after ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool
Capital O Arco Maya
2 out of 5
Retorno Marañón #31 SM 25 MZA 23 LT 01, Cancun, QROO
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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 ...

4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"The hotel was very inexpensive. It was located in the city, not the glitzy hotel strip near the beach."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Capital O Arco Maya
Selina Cancun Downtown
2 out of 5
Av. Tulum nº 75, Sm. 22, Mz. 26, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Las Palapas Park, Ceviche Square, and PlayCity Casino. Market 28 and Séptimo Día Adventist ...

4/5Very Good! (105 reviews)

"Brilliant place highly recommended. Even just for one night. So well situation next to bus station"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Selina Cancun Downtown
Balu Hostel - LGBTQIA Friendly
2 out of 5
Avenida Rueda Medina, SM 008 M 001 L 001, Isla Mujeres, QROO
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The price is ¥4,044 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Situated in Isla Mujeres, this beach hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Market 28, Plaza Las Americas, and Galenia Hospital. Las Plazas Outlet Cancun and Punta ...

3.8/5Good! (66 reviews)

"The bed was very comfortable in the private room."…"

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Balu Hostel - LGBTQIA Friendly
The Arrival Hotel Boutique
2.5 out of 5
8-9 Calle 6 Cielo 4, Cancun, QROO
The price is ¥2,123 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Langosta Beach, Tortuga Beach, and Mujeres Beach. Cancun Interactive Aquarium and La Isla Shopping ...

4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"I had a wonderful time at this hotel. The place was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. I was able to work remotely from the comfort of their lovely balcony."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

The Arrival Hotel Boutique
Nomads Boutique Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Av Carlos Nader Calle Mero No.12, Cancun, QROO
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The price is ¥3,381 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of PlayCity Casino, Market 28, and Plaza Las Americas. Las Americas Cancun Mall and Dubai Palace ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)

"Perfect location! Close to ADO bus stop and R1/R2/R6 stops which takes you to Hotel zone and ferry to Isla Mujures."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Nomads Boutique Hotel
Posada Marpez
1.5 out of 5
Crisantemos No. 20 S.M. 22, Zona Centro, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Las Palapas Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. Cancun Convention ...

2/5 (3 reviews)
Ok for one night

"Staff is very friendly. Location is good, close to a lot of restaurants and a bus station. Great for 1 night. The bathroom shower head needs to be replaced. The toilet seat is removable, it was resting against the wall. The bed linens were clean and the bed was comfortable. However the room could’ve ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Posada Marpez
The Mermaid Hostel Beach - Adults Only
2.5 out of 5
Calle Gupy 11 Col 86 Villas Playa Blanca, Cancun, QROO
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Situated in Cancun, this beach hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gran Puerto Pier and Cancún Underwater Museum (Cancún). El Meco Archaeological Site and Séptimo ...

3.7/5Good! (7 reviews)

"We arrived in Cancun at 11am and we thought the hostel was going be closed. They were not closed and the front desk welcomed us and offered us some water after a long travel. The staff was super friendly. The place was super cute and clean. It was not right by the beach like the picture but we only ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

The Mermaid Hostel Beach - Adults Only
Casa Bugambilias Cancun - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
4 Calle Mayapan 39, Cancun, QROO
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The price is ¥2,072 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Las Plazas Outlet Cancun, Kabah Urban Park, and Market 28. Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach ...

Casa Bugambilias Cancun - Hostel
Agua y Fuego Hotel Hostel Boutique & Beach Club
2.5 out of 5
Calle Clabeles 12, 14 y 16 Lt 12, SM 22 Mz 5, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ceviche Square, Market 28, and Plaza Las Americas. Las Americas Cancun Mall and Dubai Palace ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (63 reviews)

"very clean, spacious, and new, friendly and helpful staff, breakfast. location to ado buses"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Agua y Fuego Hotel Hostel Boutique & Beach Club
Hostal Mayapan
1.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkan Km 8.5, Shopping Center Mayfair, Downstairs, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Zona Hotelera, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Forum Beach, Cancun Convention Center, and Chac Mool Beach. Gaviota Azul Beach and Cancun ...

3.3/5 (67 reviews)

"Perfect location, but the room is just terrible; everything inside of the room is old and a little bit dirty. Really unprofessional staff!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Hostal Mayapan
Hostel Kaana 4 You
2 out of 5
Calle Colorado SM 30, MZ 4, Lot 15, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cancun Cultural House and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also ...

3.8/5Good! (14 reviews)

"A very safe place and a very helpful owner. Great advices on places to go and tours."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2017

Hostel Kaana 4 You
Maya Cha'an Guesthouse
1.5 out of 5
Calle Margaritas No. 17, Supermanzana 22 Manzana 25 Lte 48, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cristo Rey Church and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also within ...

Maya Cha'an Guesthouse
Casa Colibrí by Clayton Butler
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Situated by the ocean, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Botanical Garden and 1.6 mi (2.7 km) from Puerto Morelos Town Square. Sanctuary ...

Casa Colibrí by Clayton Butler
Tropical Caribbean Hostel
2 out of 5
Calle Sierra, Sm 3 Mz 10 Lote 12, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of PlayCity Casino, Plaza Las Americas, and Market 28. Dubai Palace Casino and Turtle Beach are ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"they need to install “p trap” on their sinks . smells bad . I used toilet paper to stuff the hole."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2019

Tropical Caribbean Hostel
Hostel Morenita Linda
2 out of 5
40 Av Carlos Nader 2A, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Benito Juarez Municipal Building and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are ...

5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"The two lovely ladies, and the gentleman we’re amazing"…"

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Hostel Morenita Linda
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Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4.5 out of 5
Carr Federal 307 Tulum-Cancun Km 332.15, SM31 MZ03, Puerto Morelos, QROO
The price is ¥28,475 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12
4/5Very Good! (1,210 reviews)

"O hotel é bom, fomos atendidos bem no front desk. Já os garçons não são todos educados. A maioria é rude, com poucas exceções. A praia estava horrível com sea weeds, ele não limpavam direito e deixavam muita sujeira pra traz. Não conseguimos aproveitar a praia. Meu sobrinho teve contato com uma água ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only

5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan KM.12.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is ¥43,072 per night from Mar 23 to Mar 24
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,031 reviews)

"Property was amazing, food was excellent, staff was outstanding. Would definitely stay at this resort again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All Inclusive

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All Inclusive

5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is ¥45,536 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,587 reviews)

"The service was excellent and they are taking health very seriously and every possible implementation in place to keep guests as safe as possible. Everything was immaculate and coming from a Virgo that means a lot!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All Inclusive
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Cancun?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out the entertainment venues and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like snorkeling.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Cancun?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the highest reviews from our travelers and might be a good place to look first: Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun - Located within a 5-minute walk of Forum Beach. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone - Located within a 5-minute walk of Cancun Convention Center and Chac Mool Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers. Selina Cancun Downtown - Located within a 20-minute walk of Market 28. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Rooms come with showers and bed sheets. Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. You’ll find towels and bed sheets in all rooms. Nirvana Cancun Hotel Zone - Located within a 10-minute walk of Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. You’ll find towels, showers, and TVs in all rooms.
How many hostels will I find in Cancun?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Cancun, one of Expedia’s 43 hostels could be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Cancun?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are December and February with an average of 75°F. Average annual precipitation for Cancun is 45 inches.
What is there to see and do in Cancun?
Overall, Cancun is known for its beaches, restaurants, and snorkeling. Major attractions include Las Americas Cancun Mall, Tortuga Beach, and La Isla Shopping Mall. Get out into nature with places like Delfines Beach, Norte Beach, and Turtle Beach. Cultural attractions include Tequila Museum, Museum of Popular Mexican Art, and Capitán Dulché Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Cancun while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Cancun in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN), 9.1 mi (14.6 km) away. Another option is Cozumel Intl. Airport (CZM), located 45.6 mi (73.4 km) away.