Hostels in León, Mexico

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Get to know León (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 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 León.

León, Mexico, is a big city in the Guanajuato state. Compared to the nearby cities like Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, it is relatively undiscovered by tourists. The city may not be on every travel list for Mexico, but that does not mean León is not worth a visit. The architecture in the historical centre is pretty, there is a big pedestrian area, and the city is quite vibrant and also one of the safest big cities in Mexico. León is a place where you can go to escape the tourist crowds in the region, but still have a nice authentic Mexican experience.

If you like to do some shopping, you are at the right place in León, Mexico -- it's sometimes called the shoe capital of the world. Shopping for shoes and leather products is one of the best things to do in León. Here you can find some good bargains, and nearly all big brands have a base in León. Also the prices of services and products that are in particular popular among tourists may be cheaper in León than in other touristic places in Mexico, especially during holidays or festivals.

León is a pretty city and its Old Town is compact, but feels spacious and is worth spending a couple of days. However, if you are only after visiting (famous) landmarks, then you may just want to skip León and head straight to cities like Guanajuato. Pretty much all places of interest are within León’s Old Town, so this is also the best area to stay at a hostel in León, Mexico. The prices of hostels in León, Mexico, are quite competitive, so the location and your León, Mexico hostel’s facilities are the main criteria to examine when it comes to deciding on a hostel in León, Mexico. The amount of hostels in León, Mexico, is limited though, so if you are traveling during holidays, it is recommended to book ahead.

Written by local enthusiast for León hostels

Written by local enthusiast for León hostels Martin Straatman

León 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 León, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$12.5 Cheapest hostel in León
Hostal San Jemo, is the cheapest
8.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Loreto (131 Km / 81 mi.)
San Luis Potosi (134 Km / 83 mi.)
Querétaro (147 Km / 91 mi.)
Morelia (168 Km / 104 mi.)

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