Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in San Ignacio, Belize. You can choose from 7 San Ignacio hostels. In total, there are 10 cheap places to stay in San Ignacio such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $13 for a dorm.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in San Ignacio, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to San Ignacio? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to San Ignacio alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in San Ignacio. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in San Ignacio. To help you make friends with San Ignacio before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Situated in western Belize on the banks of the Macal River and close to the Guatemalan border, San Ignacio, Belize, is a popular destination for tourists. The town offers a range of accommodation styles from budget San Ignacio, Belize hostels and hotels, up to mid-range guesthouses, and fancy resorts.
The city itself is a melting pot of multiculturalism, with San Ignacio’s population consisting of Mestizo, Creole, Lebanese, Spanish, and Chinese immigrants. English is recognised as the official language in Belize, however, most residents in this area speak Spanish as their first language, so knowing some basic words will help you on your travels through the area.
Finding a San Ignacio, Belize hostel with air conditioning will make your stay more comfortable, as the temperature is almost always hot and humid. The rainy season is between May and January and it might be worth avoiding if you don’t like wet weather.
In terms of tourist activities, visitors can explore nearby Mayan ruins, such as those of Caracol, an important political centre covering an area of two hundred square kilometres; El Pilar, the largest site in the area with hundreds of significant buildings and plazas; or Cahal Pech, an ancient palace and home to the Mayan elite. If caves and crystal maidens have your attention then a tour to the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave is a must. The experience will take you hiking through muddy paths, through rivers, and into the mouth of a cave and along another river that was once used for ancient rituals and is now the resting place for the remains of a skeleton that has crystallized over time. It is truly worth the visit to San Ignacio alone.
There are also a number of lesser-known caves and areas such as waterfalls to visit, with which your San Ignacio, Belize hostel can assist or offer guidance. Many also operate private tours for your convenience. Be sure to shop for the best prices.
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There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in San Ignacio. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in San Ignacio. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Chaltunha Hostel San Ignacio is the best hostel in San Ignacio for families.
Hidden Haven is the best rated hostel in San Ignacio for female solo travellers.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for San Ignacio and Belize.
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.