Hostels in Cozumel, Mexico

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

Situated just off the coast of Playa del Carmen, in the beautiful Mexican state of Quintana Roo, is the large island of Cozumel, Mexico. Despite its size, Cozumel is largely undeveloped, consisting mainly of national park. With the exception of its biggest town, San Miguel, there is little in the way of big city life.

That said, the town of Santa Miguel is well set up for tourists. There are plenty of activities that tourists can enjoy on the island. Although the main attraction without a doubt is Cozumel's spectacular scuba diving. Just off the coast of the island is a barrier reef, which will surely delight any diver. Many people opt to do diving courses here. There is also another snorkeling and diving spot, where it is possible to see eerie statues submerged just beneath the water's surface.

If diving is not for you, another popular activity on the island is to rent a scooter, and complete the seventy-kilometer-long circuit. Be sure to take some snacks with you and take your time stopping off at some of Cozumel's pretty beaches along the way.

Cozumel makes a nice and easy day trip from Playa del Carmen, as ferries run frequently throughout the day and up to 11 p.m. It is possible to see the island in a day, however many people choose to stay for a night or two.

Cozumel has many luxury hotels, but these can be easily avoided, as Cozumel has a lot on offer in terms of accommodation for the budget traveler. Hostels in Cozumel, Mexico, are centered in the main township of San Miguel. It is possible to find a multitude of reasonably priced hostels in Cozumel, Mexico, along the main pier, where the ferry drops you off. These Cozumel, Mexico hostels tend to cater for a younger crowd or those who are interested in diving. Hostels in Cozumel, Mexico, tend to offer a fun and lively atmosphere that will surely keep you entertained for the duration of your stay!

Written by local enthusiast for Cozumel hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Cozumel hostels Chloe

FAQ about Cozumel Hostels

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

A hostel in Cozumel costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Cozumel with private rooms costs on average $35.
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Hostel Auikyani is the best rated hostel for partying in Cozumel.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Cozumel

Your Packing List for Cozumel

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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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Cozumel 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 Cozumel, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
8 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$35 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Cozumel
Hostel Auikyani is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Cozumel
Hostel Auikyani is the best rated
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Playa del Carmen (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Puerto Morelos (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Akumal (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Tulum (63 Km / 39 mi.)
Cancún (73 Km / 45 mi.)
Isla Mujeres (86 Km / 53 mi.)
Isla Holbox (121 Km / 75 mi.)

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