Hostels in Guanajuato, Mexico

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

 Get to know Guanajuato (no more

Guanajuato is a well preserved and restored small town in Mexico. Although it's not very well known, and it's a little bit out of the way, it would be a mistake to miss it while traveling in Mexico. Even though it has a UNESCO world heritage status it is a very authentic place, not affected by tourism. When you walk the cobbled streets at night you can feel as if you were living hundreds years ago during the colonial time.

While staying in a Guanajuato hostel, don’t miss the old churches and convents. You can easily reach the city by bus, but it might be easier to rent a car since it is pretty remotely located. Hostels in Guanajuato are centrally located, and if booked in advance and nicely asked the proprietors can arrange to pick you up at the bus station. The friendly Guanajuato hostel staff can tell you about what’s going on at the time of your visit and tell you about the safe and active night spots (Guanajuato is also a very lively student town, so night life is very vivid).

There are also many cultural activities going on all the time in Guanajuato which makes it a good choice for a long stay if you're trying to learn Spanish. The emblem of Guanajuato is the frog, and the little green animal is represented everywhere. When booking your hostel in Guanajuato, if you plan to visit during the winter make sure you ask if the hostel has a heating system, and if the rooms are warm, since the town can be very cold in winter, and not all places have central heating, which could make it a rather uncomfortable experience.

FAQ about Guanajuato Hostels

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

A hostel in Guanajuato costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Guanajuato with private rooms costs on average $43. shows all 15 Hostels in Guanajuato. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 15 hostels in Guanajuato, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Guanajuato such as
  • 7 hotels
  • 9 guesthouses
  • 1 apartment

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Guanajuato.

Cactus Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Guanajuato.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Guanajuato

Your Packing List for Guanajuato

Pack smart, not hard


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

Get your full Packing List here

Guanajuato 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 Guanajuato, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
15 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$43 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Guanajuato
Hostal Guanajuato is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Guanajuato
Cactus Hostel is the best rated
Most Guanajuato hostels are located in
Centro Histórico, Paseo de la Presa
6.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Bernal (128 Km / 80 mi.)
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Travel Tips for Guanajuato - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Guanajuato. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Guanajuato. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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