Welcome to your detailed guide for Guadalajara hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Guadalajara, Mexico. Compare prices for Guadalajara hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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.
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Most Guadalajara hostels are located in
Centro Histórico, Colonia Centro, Zona Centro
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Guadalajara? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Guadalajara alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Guadalajara. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Guadalajara. To help you make friends with Guadalajara before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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 Kelly Sheldrick
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Guadalajara. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Guadalajara. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Guadalajara 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.