Hostels in Chetumal, Mexico

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Get to know Chetumal (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 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 Chetumal. To help you make friends with Chetumal before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Chetumal is the gateway town on the Mexican side of the Mexican-Belize border. Most people use this as a place to transport from one place to the next, as there are not very many attractions in Chetumal itself. The major things to do there are the botanical gardens and the manatee sanctuary. They also have a local museum, which is worth a look; if you are interested in this, you can obtain information from your Chetumal hostel staff about where it is and how much it will cost. The people here in Chetumal are friendly, so they can also help you out with directions if you need them.

From Chetumal to enter Belize, you can take multiple different companies, which have boats to multiple destinations within Belize such as Caye Caulker, San Pedro, and Belize City. From the bus station in Chetumal, or any of the Chetumal hostels, you will need to take a cab to get to where the ferries depart.

Another traveler tip for Chetumal is that some of the ATMs here allow you to withdraw cash in U.S. dollars, so if this is something that you need, it is a good place to stock up on a spare cash supply and get dollars for use in Belize.

Hostels in Chetumal are in scattered locations across the city. You will find that most of the hostels are not within walking distance of any of the transportation that can bring you into Chetumal, so make sure that you check out how much fares are for taxis and local collectivos so that you don't get ripped off.

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FAQ about Chetumal Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Chetumal. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Chetumal. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Chetumal costs on average $12 for a dorm. A hostel in Chetumal with private rooms costs on average $32. shows all 4 Hostels in Chetumal. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 4 hostels in Chetumal, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Chetumal such as
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Downtown Hostel Chetumal is the best rated hostel for partying in Chetumal.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Chetumal

Your Packing List for Chetumal

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Chetumal 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.

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Chetumal 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 Chetumal, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$32 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Chetumal
Hostel Manik is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Chetumal
Downtown Hostel Chetumal is the best rated
9.1 Average rating of all hostels

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Xcalak (62 Km / 38 mi.)
San Pedro (75 Km / 47 mi.)

Travel Tips for Chetumal - from the Community

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