Hostels in Bacalar, Mexico

16 hostels available. Prices start from $7 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Bacalar

Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Rooms have bunk beds and vary in numbers. Beds are very comfortable and each one has its own light and plug to charge. Each bed is provided a locker and it is very nice that guests don’t need to … More
from $8.64

Casa Sabina

Free Breakfast
Youth Hostel
"…00 to 24:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash only. Taxes not included - MX$ 18.00 Breakfast not included. General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew. No pets … More
from $7.94
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We want you to be part of this change and join our actions in favor of the environment. We know how important breakfast is for our travelers, that is why we offer different options every day at … More
from $11.41

Xibalba in Town

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Breakfast included. 24 Hours Reception No pets allowed. No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking." …"Variety of restaurants nearby and only 6 blocks from the closest access to the lagoon. … More
from $7.98
Youth Hostel
"…Taxes included Breakfast not included. Reception hours 8:30 to 22:00. No pets allowed. We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age." …"From the ADO bus station in Bacalar you … More
from $7.24
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Bacalar is a beautiful lakeside town, which has a number of nice spots to enjoy its famous aqua blue lake. If arriving by bus, the dropoff point is around a twenty-minute walk or five-minute taxi … More
from $11.69
"…Enjoy our great location within walking distance of Bacalar's attractions and lagoon. Maya Cabaña Policy and Conditions: Cancellation Policy: 1 day before arrival. In case of a late … More
from $13.27

La Embajada

Free Breakfast
Youth Hostel
"…General: No curfew. Non smoking inside. Laundry services with additional cost." …"Chetumal International Airport 20 km Corozal Airport 33 km San Pedro Airport 96 km" …Calle 28 Lote 25 More
from $5.56

Black Jaguar Hostel

Free Breakfast
"Hostel Casa Eek Balaam’s a very comfy recently pimped house, located 2,5 blocks from a public entrance to the lagoon, and few blocks from city hall, so as the ADO bus station, Gas station, Local … More
from $5.04
"…Enjoy unforgettable vacations alone or with your family, situated in front of the Fort Museum park and two blocks from the lagoon. Explore numerous gastronomic and artisanal options in the … More
from $6.80
Solo Traveller
"…Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit & debit cards. General: Reception hours 7:00 to 24:00 ." …"We are located 25 km away from Chetumal Airport, near the Belize … More
from $4.02

Casa Yunuem

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…In addition to cozy facilities that will make you feel at home. It is a pleasure for Casa Yunuem THC to serve you as you deserve. We have a beach club! You can hang out all the day there without … More
from $9.81
Party Hostel
"Coworking Hostel right in the heart of Bacalar, located at 3 min walking to the main park, 7 min walking from the bus station, 5 min walking to the lagoon, we have a beach club at the lagoon. … More
from $4.15
"…Taxes included Breakfast not included General: Reception from 09.00 to 22.00 No special conditions" …"The nearest airport is Chetumal International Airport, 22 miles from Bungalos Maeva … More
from $8.48
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from $14.09

Casa China

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…I will definitely be back to this place in the future! Noisy, dirty, partiers galore - My first night was very noisy and too many people everywhere due to an over booking issue. Many partiers and … More

Hotels in Bacalar

"…The cabins have a simple organic design, a queen size bed and a mosquito net. Above the bed is a fan which can be turned on by a light switch. Behind the bed is a nightstand with 2 power sockets, … More
from $15.18

Agam Hotel Boutique

Free Breakfast
"…3% surcharge for credit card payment. No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking." …"The nearest airport is Chetumal International Airport, 21 km from Agam Hotel." …Avenida 5 Region 2 Manzana 21, … More
from $42.00
"…Breakfast not included. General: Reception: from 08:00 to 23:00 No curfew." …"…We are located on Av 5a between streets 38 and 40, right in front of a high school C.E.B 5/9 'Justo Sierra … More
from $22.43
"…At the hotel the rooms are fitted with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Hotel Sur Bacalar Policy and Condition: Cancellation Policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a … More
from $42.10

Hostels in Bacalar, Mexico

16 hostels available. Prices start from $13.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Bacalar (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

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 expertz for Bacalar

Written by local expertz for Bacalar Melinda Brasher

Bacalar Hostel Cheatsheet

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.
Total number of hostels 16
Average dorm price $21
Average private room price $65
Cheapest hostel in Bacalar Local 2 with $13.5
Party hostels in Bacalar The Yak Lake House (4 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

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