Hostels in Bacalar, Mexico

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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. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bacalar.

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

Written by local enthusiast for Bacalar hostels 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 $19
Average private room price $63
Cheapest hostel in Bacalar Hostalito Lahar with $11
Party hostels in Bacalar The Yak Lake House (5 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

FAQ about Bacalar Hostels

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9 Hostels in Bacalar with Private Rooms

9 Hostels in Bacalar with Private Rooms

3 Best Hostels in Bacalar

3 Best Hostels in Bacalar

7 Cheapest Hostels in Bacalar

7 Cheapest Hostels in Bacalar

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