Hostels in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Get to know Guadalajara (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 Guadalajara.

Guadalajara is the second-largest city in Mexico, and is located in the west of the country. The city has a colonial feel to it, with many old buildings scatted through the city. Most historic buildings can be found within Centro Historico (the historic district). The Centro District of Guadalajara can be explored on foot; most attractions are no more than a forty-five-minute walk. Public buses, taxis, and the metro also operate throughout the city.

There are many attractions in Guadalajara, including many old churches, cathedrals, craft markets, museums, plazas, and shops. Soccer is an important and popular sport in Mexico; if you get the opportunity to see a Mexican soccer match while in Guadalajara, or anywhere in Mexico, you will be met with a lively, spectacular atmosphere -- you're sure to see and hear singing, chanting, and drinking. Mexicans really know how to support their teams!

There are many different accommodation options here, including budget hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in Guadalajara. The best areas to stay in are city center and downtown area. There are many choices for hostels in Guadalajara, and there's sure to be something for everyone’s tastes and standards. Most Guadalajara hostels provide free Wi-Fi and internet services, free breakfast, large communal areas, and free use of towels and linen. Some Guadalajara hostels also offer student discounts, and specials for staying longer term (three or more days). Most hostels in Guadalajara have a friendly and social atmosphere, and provide free city maps and information on sights and attractions within the city. Some Guadalajara hostels also provide free city walking tours and organize nightly hostel activities. Not all hostels in Guadalajara -- or in the whole of Mexico -- have hot water available, so this is worth confirming at the time of booking.

Written by local enthusiast for Guadalajara hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Guadalajara hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Guadalajara Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Guadalajara. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Guadalajara costs $12 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Guadalajara costs $39. (based on price comparison)
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The Roof Backpackers is the best hostel in Guadalajara for families.
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Guadalajara 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 Guadalajara, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
20 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$39 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Guadalajara
Hostal Casa Colores is the cheapest
7 Party hostels in Guadalajara
The Roof Backpackers is the best rated
Most Guadalajara hostels are located in
Centro Histórico, Colonia Centro, Zona Centro
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

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