Nomadas Hostel Merida is of an incredibly high standard and is among the best we have ever stayed at.
Nomadas Hostel is around a ten-minute walk from the Zocalo region and a kilometer from the major bus station in Merida. Everything is easily accessible and within walkable distance from the hostel.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The dorm rooms here are really large and roomy. There is a girls-only dorm and a mixed dorm room. Each bed is allocated a locker (with a lock and a key), which is really big and can fit all of your belongings. The girls' dorms have some double-sized beds that are a complete luxury to sleep in as a backpacker. All of the beds and sheets are of a high standard and really comfortable.
There is an abundance of common spaces where you can sit around and meet people; it is very well set out. There is a pool out back, which is really well kept and awesome to swim in. There are an abundance of hammocks around the hostel, including over the top of the pool, where you can lounge around and read a book or relax. They have a large dining area in the front of the hostel just through from reception; they serve breakfast here in the morning and in the evening they have a musician come in and play traditional Mexican music acoustically while you eat your dinner. In the front of the hostel they have heaps of couches that you can lounge around and a television you can watch. They also have a book exchange where you can change your book if you are done with the one you are reading.
They have free salsa dancing lessons every evening. The staff are super friendly and helpful and most of them speak fairly good English as well as Spanish. Upon arrival, the staff give you a map of the town with all of the points of interest, along with a bus timetable to get to all of the attractions around the area and a list of attractions, approximate prices for entry fees, and transport if doing it on your own or within a tour. This takes out a lot of the hassle of trying to plan and organize your activities in Merida. You won't find a better hostel than the Nomadas in Merida.