The Roof Backpackers, Guadalajara

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The Roof Backpackers opened in November 2014, in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

The Roof Backpackers is owned and managed by travelers who know what a hostel needs. We love hosting people from other countries to learn about other cultures, to make new friends, and to show them a little of what our country has to offer in one of the most beautiful states of Mexico, Jalisco, the home of Tequila.

Enjoy a relaxed, clean, fun, and friendly atmosphere where “Mi casa es tu casa” with a large terrace and beautiful view of the Expiatorio Temple. We are Ideally located in American Colony (Colonia Americana), a safe neighborhood that is in walking distance of the historical center of Guadalajara and the Expiatorio Temple, where you can find markets, street food, and free dance lessons. In addition, we are close to ATMs, supermarkets, and Chapultepec Avenue, famous for its nightlife.

Whether you in search of a comfortable dorm or a cozy private room, you will find what you are looking for at The Roof. Our rooms are clean, comfortable, and secure room as we have security cameras both outside and inside the hostel.
We provide various services including board games, laundry service (at an extra cost), towel rental, lock rental, TV with a DVD collection, luggage storage, lockers, high speed internet, hot showers, and a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own food, but don’t worry about coffee, we will provide that. In addition, breakfast is included for the private rooms as well as a towel.

We can also help you find information for all kinds of activities in and around Guadalajara that you can do everyday of the week, on your own, without an expensive private tour. We can also recommend restaurants, bars, day trips (and the cheapest and nicest tequila distillery), markets, free tours, beautiful churches, parks, museums, free dance lessons, and nightclubs. We hope to see you at The Roof! Nos vemos en The Roof!

The Roof Backpackers Policies & Conditions:

No age restriction - all ages welcome, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult •Groups welcome, special rates •Special weekly and monthly rates available

Check in time start at 14:00 to 22:00. (but you're always welcome to arrive early as we can store your luggage)

Check out time is at 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or a no show, you will be charged the full amount of your stay if you reserved a private room and the first two days of your booking if you reserved a dorm.

Free breakfast and free towels are for private rooms.

Cancellation policy: 72 h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

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Location and Contact


• From the airport:
• We can pick you up from the airport. It costs 250 pesos, and we would need you to send us your flight information at least one day before you arrive. Then we will meet you with a sign that has your name on it!
• You can take the public bus that will take you from the airport to the old bus station. In order to find it, you need to walk to the bus station from the airport which is very close (4 minutes). When you walk out of customs, walk all the way to your right and then cross the street to the OXXO. Then follow the exit street to the covered area. After that the bus takes around an hour, costs 6 pesos, and then you can take a taxi from the station to the hostel or walk. A taxi should cost about 100 pesos.
• If you want to walk, look instruction from Central Vieja.
• There is a shuttle that you can take, but it wont take you very close to the hostel. and you'll need to take another taxi. The shuttle costs 90 pesos and the taxi should cost around 100 pesos.
• You can take a taxi fromthe airport and that should cost around 300 pesos.
• Notes: Atnight the taxi drivers usually increase the prices. Tell the taxi driver thatthe hostel is between 8 de Julio and Enrique González Martínez on Calle Miguel Blanco, 1115.
• From the Central Nueva Autobuses:
• The route709 TUR, the blueline, will take you quite close to our hostel if you are arriving fromthe Central Nueva (this is the main bus station). Tell thedriver you want to get off the bus at parque rojo (AKA Parque revolución) Walksouth on calz. Federalismo for four block till you reach Miguel Blanco. Turnleft and continue for 2 and a half blocks. Our address is Miguel Blanco 1115
• You can take a taxi from the Central Nueva and that should cost around 150 pesos.
• From the Central de Autobuses Zapopan:
• If you arrive atthe bus station in Zapopan, you can take the bus route 629 B from a littlenorth of the corner of the streets Aviación (Colegio del Aire) and Vallarta. Tell the driver you want to get off the bus on the corner ofcalle 8 de Julio and Av. López Cotilla. Walk south (left) down 8 de Julio for 3block till you reach Calle Miguel Blanco. Turn left and walk half a block. Ouraddress is Miguel Blanco 1115.
• You can take a taxi from the Central Zapopan and that should cost around 150 pesos.
• From the Central Vieja de Autobuses:
• If you arrive atthe Central Vieja, walk east towards Calz Indepediencia and theWal-Mart. Walk past Wal-Mart and turn right (north) into Avenida 16 deSeptiembre. Continue along for 5-10 mins till you reach Miguel Blanco on yourleft. Take Miguel Blanco and continue along for a further 5mins (6blocks) tillyou reach the hostel. Our address is Miguel Blanco 1115.
• You can also take a taxi that will cost around 80-100 pesos.
• From the Train Station Juarez:
• If you arrive at the train/Metro stationJuarez, you need to walk south on Calz Federalismo for four block and thentake a left on Miguel Blanco. Walk for 2 and a half block. Our address isMiguel Blanco 1115.



Address: Miguel Blanco 1115 between 8 de Julio and Enrique González Martínez Col. Centro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

The Roof Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website The Roof Backpackers Guadalajara
Phone Number: 52 771 129 7317
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Pub Crawls


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup ($250)

City Tours

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Jobs/Work Available



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms



Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Lockers in Rooms



Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

Female Dorm Only

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