Hostal Pochon, Oaxaca City

Centro Historico
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Hostal Pochon Reviews

Hostel Pochon has a small and intimate atmosphere and average facilities. It isn't particularly lively, but has a friendly setting. The hostel has a home-like feel, which means it's a great place to chill on a squishy sofa. The location is great, so if you want a laid-back vibe and don't mind lacklustre facilities, then this would be a great fit for your stay in Oaxaca.

The Location

The hostel is based around a ten-minute walk from Oaxaca's centre on a quiet side street. From the bus terminal, it's around a thirty-minute walk or ten-minute taxi ride. From the airport you can get a taxi or shared collectivo, which will take you a little longer. The hostel is well signposted from the street, though as it's on a side street, a taxi may struggle to find it. The hostel has a few local convenience shops nearby as well as bars and restaurants.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are not particularly modern or new, but the beds are comfortable if not a bit creaky. Blankets are provided for Oaxaca's cold nights. There is only one power socket on an extension lead in the middle of the room. Some of the rooms have no windows and can feel a bit dingy.

There is one cramped communal bathroom and shower rooms. There are two cubicle showers that don't have a lot of space in them. The water pressure in these showers is average, though the water is warm.

Common Spaces

The hostel has one large, open-plan common space that incorporates a few areas. There is a TV space with comfortable sofas and some books. There is a computer by this space, which is next to the hostel reception. The central area has a few tables and it's where breakfast is eaten. There is a kitchen that has good facilities tucked away around a corner. Free drinking water is provided in the common area.

The hostel isn't very lively in the evening, as most people leave the hostel for the town. The hostel is friendly, but except for breakfast it can be hard to meet people in the limited common area.


Hostel Pochon is a comfortable hostel that doesn't have much to offer in atmosphere or facilities.
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Hostal Pochon, Oaxaca City
Hostal Pochon, Oaxaca City
Hostal Pochon, Oaxaca City
Hostal Pochon, Oaxaca City
Hostal Pochon, Oaxaca City
Hostal Pochon, Oaxaca City
Hostal Pochon, Oaxaca City
Sab Staff Reviewer
Published on 2019-01-26

Just feels right!

Best Hostel I have ever stayed in! If you are looking for something homey, comfortable, and relaxed then this is the place for you. Stayed here a week and a half in August 2014 and came to feel completely at home at this place. The owner is there often and the hostal really feels like a mom & pop operation, rather than purely a business. Any issues get taken care of quickly. Noise levels are fine and not a problem, but I found this hostal more social than others. Shower and bathrooms are good, air circulates very well, beds are comfortable and breakfast is included. The wifi works fairly well, and the employees who work here are always more than ready to help advise you in your travel plans. The common area is pretty and comfortable and the hostal has an open-air common space which really makes this place comforting to stay in. I also spent time in Casa Angel and found this place much more comfortable. Hostal Pochon is a short walk from the city center and is two-blocks away from a great late-night dining place that sells Tlayudas (traditional Oaxacan tostadas, great after drinking out).

Noah Feldman
Age 27 | USA

Friendly but basic

Very friendly and helpful staff with big hearts but disorganised and a bit grotty. My reservation had been double booked so I didn't have the private room I'd booked but a dorm which was fine until it was filled with men. This sort of thing happened a lot as people seemed to be moved around randomly. There are better options.

Age 40 | UK

Great hostel, had a good time. Clean and comfortable, friendly staff.

Great hostel, had a good time. Highly recommend it, especially if you like to socialize. Staff is friendly and helpful. I don't speak Spanish, but fortunately they have some bilingual staff. Fun place. I rented one of their mountain bikes to go to the ruins and had a great time. Highly recommend a bike ride to the ruins if you enjoy biking. Highlight of my time in Oaxaca, next to meeting some great people!

Mark Austin

1 p.m. indeed!

Right, having to take the only available option to get from San Cristobal to Oaxaca, which is a nightbus, I arrived early in the morning. They say there's a twenty-four-hour reception, which I naively interpreted as the possibility of arriving early in the morning, if I can't help it. I rang the bell, a woman looked out of a window at the side and actually told me without any regret, that check in is at 1 p.m., before that she can't do anything for me. What am I supposed to do between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. then, dead tired after twelve hours on the bus and exhausted? I left without further comment. I suppose they don't need guests given their good reputation. Another hostel took me in without any hassle just ten minutes later. That was really poor service, even though I'm sure the rest of their amenities are good.


Excelent Hostel, very good breakfast. the dorms are almost like a private room. just three minutes and we were in the heart of the historic center. they have very profesional Mexican cooking lessons! above all, it was very clean and the staff was great.


Hostal Pochon Reviews from the Web

This is the best hostel I have ever been to. For only 50 pesos, I received more than any other other place. It is amazingly clean, beds are very comfortable and only 4 people in a same dorm. They also have a big equiped kitchen, a nice garden and friendly owners.



HOSTAL POCHON OAXACA is located 2 Min. walk to Santo Domingo church & pedestrian street in a very safe area.

Our sleeping facilities are:

- 3 dormitories equipped with 4 beds

- 2 dormitories equipped with 6 beds

- 2 private rooms with double bed

- 1 private room with twin beds

- 1 junior suite with its king size bed, private bathroom, private balcony and Cable TV

All of our beds have orthopedic mattresses so you will feel the difference after a good nights’ sleep. In each dormitory, you will find your personal locker to keep your valuables.

The hostel offers free use of a fully equipped kitchen so you can buy your own food at the nearest market, just a one minute walk away, cook for yourself and then have dinner with other backpackers. Alternatively, you can use our BBQ area.

**** Also included a Full Breakfast. We give you the best collection of Mexican cuisine to enjoy in the morning: Mexican style eggs, Omelet, French crepes, Beans, Butter, Jam, Honey, Fresh fruits, Coffee and Tea.

During your stay you can keep in touch with the rest of the world, your families and friends, we offer you FREE Internet 24 hours and cheap long distance phone calls,
3 Pesos / Min*. to most of the countries in the world *Only land line

HOSTAL POCHON OAXACA can organize you different tours and activities: Mexican Cooking lessons, Handicrafts Tour, Bike Rent, Ecotourism Tour...

For more information, please click on the page “Tours & Activities”.

Our staff speaks English, French and Spanish. It will be easy for you to get tourist information should you want to go to Monte Albán, Hierve el agua, Teotitlán del valle, Mitla and much more.
Buy your tour at our hostel and benefit from a great discount.

Also you will be able to get information if you want to go hiking in Sierra Norte (Benito Juárez, Cuajimoloyas, Llano Grande…).

If you plan to learn Spanish in one of the fine language schools that Oaxaca has to offer,
HOSTAL POCHON is the place where you can relax.

At HOSTAL POCHON you will be able to study Spanish in a nice environment.

If you are planning to study Spanish in Oaxaca, and stay with us, ask for our special long term rate.

Location and Contact


HOSTAL POCHON OAXACA is located in the nicest area of the historical center of Oaxaca.
Santo Domingo cultural center is two blocks and 2 minutes away.

From the first class bus station,
Catch the bus for 'Tinoco y Palacios', Stop at Mercado 'Sanchez Pascuas' right after the first bumper of the street, Then take the first street on your right after the tree.

From the Airport,
Take a collective shuttle for Zone #1 - Give the name and address of the hostel to the driver; it will cost you around 35 Pesos.

You can find everything you need close to the hostel even buying your fresh food every day at the Market « Sanchez Pascuas » and cook for yourself at the hostel.



Address: Callejón del Carmen 102, Centro Historico, Oaxaca City (Oaxaca de Juárez), Oaxaca, Mexico

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Website Hostal Pochon Oaxaca City
Phone Number: +52 951 516 1322
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool

Max. Age: All Ages

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)


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