Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Bacalar, Mexico. You can choose from 10 Bacalar hostels. In total, there are 19 cheap places to stay in Bacalar such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $10 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 Bacalar, 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 Bacalar? 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 Bacalar alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Bacalar. 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 Bacalar. To help you make friends with Bacalar before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Bacalar, Mexico, is the definition of a sleepy little town -- if you're wandering around during siesta, you might not see a soul. Its position in Quintana Roo near the border to Belize makes it a nice place to stop on your way between the two regions, much nicer than Chetumal. Its location on the banks of the spectacularly blue Lake Bacalar gives it an otherworldly feel.
The dusty square of Bacalar has a few outdoor restaurants, fruit shops, grocery stores, and other services of interest to travelers. There you'll also see the old fort, complete with stone ramparts, canons, and a museum of regional history, including information on pirate life.
Lake Bacalar, called the Laguna de los Siete Colores, has an eminently appropriate name -- Lagoon of the Seven Colors. The brilliant blues and turquoises of the water, changing with distance and depth, make you think it has to be part of the Carribean, but Lake Bacalar is fresh water. You can see right down to the white, silty bottom through the perfectly clear water. It's a warm and pleasant swim, and a lot of the merry-makers you run into will be Mexican or Belizean locals. You can also rent a canoe to explore farther down the miles-long lake. Near Bacalar you can also visit some of the region's cenotes, deep natural sinkholes full of clear water, perfect for swimming or snorkeling.
Choices for hostels in Bacalar are limited, but since it's off the beaten track, you'll probably meet the type of hostel travelers who gravitate to small, off-the-radar places like Bacalar.
Written by local enthusiast for Bacalar hostels Melinda Brasher
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bacalar. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bacalar. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Bacalar and Mexico.
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.