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 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

Written by local enthusiast for Guadalajara hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Guadalajara Hostels

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?

A hostel in Guadalajara costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Guadalajara with private rooms costs on average $33. shows all 27 Hostels in Guadalajara. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostal Bohostel Chapultepec is the best rated hostel in Guadalajara for female solo travellers. compares prices for 27 hostels in Guadalajara, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Guadalajara such as
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Fénix Beds Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Guadalajara.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Guadalajara

Your Packing List for Guadalajara

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let'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.

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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.
27 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$33 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Guadalajara
Nowhere is the cheapest
10 Party hostels in Guadalajara
Fénix Beds Hostel is the best rated
Most Guadalajara hostels are located in
Colonia Centro, Zona Centro, Centro Histórico
5.8 Average rating of all hostels

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