Hostels in Jalapa, Mexico

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

Guess what? Jalapa is also named and spelled Xalapa - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
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Located less than three hundred kilometers from Mexico City is the university town of Jalapa (Xalapa), Mexico. More specifically, many of the schools here are focused on the arts; with this in mind, the city offers visitors a large number of art galleries, theatres, and museums to explore. There are also a small number of Jalapa (Xalapa), Mexico hostels to accommodate you during your stay.

Most of the activities and things to do in Jalapa revolve around education. There are seven notable museums, including the Museum of Anthropology, The Interactive Museum, and the Museum of Xalapa. Art lovers will also be spoiled for choice with more than a dozen galleries to discover and streets to explore in search of urban art. Parks and gardens are also very common in Xalapa and help the city live up to the nickname, the City of Flowers, which was given to it in the nineteenth century. It is also possible to attend different performances throughout the city, with regular events and shows taking place in many of the plazas. Ask at your Jalapa (Xalapa), Mexico hostel for any current events that might be taking place during your visit.

For the more adventurous traveler, Jalapa also offers the opportunity for white-water rafting down the Filobobos and Actopan rivers, or to indulge yourself in the local cuisine on a gastronomy tour. The city is famous for the jalapeno chili, which grows in abundance throughout the area due to the wonderfully temperate climate.

The nightlife in Jalapa is concurrent with the student population. A walk down Diamond Alley (Callejon Diamante) will have you strolling through bohemian-style cafes and the hangout spots of local artists. In September, visitors to Jalapa will have the opportunity to participate in the Veracruz Carnaval, which involves the "burning of the bad mood," float parades, and other traditional performances.

Jalapa is not a common tourist destination for foreign travelers, but if you are into art and enjoy a good street performance, then this is the place to visit. Jalapa (Xalapa), Mexico hostels are waiting to take your reservation.

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FAQ about Jalapa Hostels

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Hostal Catre de Mi Corazón is the best rated hostel for partying in Jalapa.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Jalapa

Your Packing List for Jalapa

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Jalapa 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 Jalapa, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$13 Cheapest hostel in Jalapa
Hostal Catre de Mi Corazón is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Jalapa
Hostal Catre de Mi Corazón is the best rated
Most Jalapa hostels are located in
Col. Centro
6.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Jalcomulco (85 Km / 53 mi.)
Veracruz (90 Km / 56 mi.)

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