7 Hostels in Isla Holbox, Mexico

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Isla Holbox, Mexico. You can choose from 7 Isla Holbox hostels. In total, there are 17 cheap places to stay in Isla Holbox such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $13 for a dorm.

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Isla Holbox 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 Isla Holbox, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Isla Holbox


(Mapache Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Isla Holbox


(Tribu Hostel is the best rated)

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Hostels in Isla Holbox for all Traveller Types

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.

Best Hostels in Isla Holbox for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Isla Holbox? 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 Isla Holbox alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Isla Holbox. 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.

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

Guess what? Isla Holbox is also named and spelled Holbox Island - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Holbox Island is a super tranquil piece of paradise located on the northern coast of Mexico. The water is crystal clear, the sand is white, and the mood is incredibly relaxed. The island is less developed with tourism than a lot of the other popular Mexican beaches and if you want to get out of the really touristy beach environment, this is the place for you.

You can catch the ferry to Holbox Island from the small town of Chiquila. There are buses that leave from Cancun and Merida daily that will take you to Chiquila. Once on the island, you will find all of the things that you need there, including fresh fruit and vegetables, other food items from the local convenience store and fresh fish and seafood which can be purchased daily in the mornings from where the ferry comes in.

The major attraction of Holbox Island is the whale shark diving. This is seasonal, so if you have your heart set on it, make sure you check the season times before going. They also do a lot of kayak tours, fishing trips, kite surfing, and snorkeling on the island. You can also hire bicycles or golf buggies to explore the island completely and get lost in this little area of paradise.

Hostels on Holbox Island are located within walking distance to the ferry terminal. Most of them are located quite close to the beach on the north side of the island, which is the better side of the island for swimming and all other water activities.

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Other Nearby Cities
Cancún Cancún (70 Km / 44 mi.)
Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres (71 Km / 44 mi.)
Puerto Morelos Puerto Morelos (84 Km / 52 mi.)
Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen (103 Km / 64 mi.)
Cozumel Cozumel (121 Km / 75 mi.)
Akumal Akumal (124 Km / 77 mi.)
Valladolid Valladolid (126 Km / 78 mi.)

FAQ about Isla Holbox Hostels

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

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FAQ about Isla Holbox Hostels

A hostel in Isla Holbox costs on average $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Isla Holbox with private rooms costs on average $88.

Hostelz.com shows all 7 Hostels in Isla Holbox. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Mapache Hostel is the best hostel in Isla Holbox for families.

Tribu Hostel is the best rated hostel in Isla Holbox for female solo travellers.

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Tribu Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Isla Holbox.
It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

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Your Packing List for Isla Holbox

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Isla Holbox 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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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Your Packing List for Isla Holbox