Welcome to your detailed guide for Guanajuato 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 Guanajuato, Mexico. Compare prices for Guanajuato 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 Guanajuato, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Guanajuato hostels are located in
Centro Histórico, Paseo de la Presa
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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 Guanajuato? 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 Guanajuato alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Guanajuato. 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 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!
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.
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 $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Guanajuato with private rooms costs on average $39.
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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!
It's easy to get addicted to a place where truly beautiful colonial architecture contrasts with the exhuberance of the of the everpresent University students and the charro musicians who entertain at all times in the beautiful plazas. Founded upon a mining area, Guanajuato sits on a web of tunnels, which nowadays provide unique traffic arteries. Both the young and not-so young will have a delightful time! Do not miss the world-famous Festival Cervantino, held every year in October.
I spent a summer in Guanajuato two years ago. It's a charming town, take the tram up to see Pipila and enjoy the multi-colored houses from high up. See the creepy mummies and markets, and just relax. While it's not as lively as Mexico City, Guanajuato is still a good place to spend a few days.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t'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.