4 Hostels in León, Mexico

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in León, Mexico. You can choose from 4 León hostels. In total, there are 4 cheap places to stay in León such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.


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

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

Other Nearby Cities
Guanajuato Guanajuato (45 Km / 28 mi.)
Salamanca Salamanca (80 Km / 49 mi.)
San Miguel de Allende San Miguel de Allende (99 Km / 62 mi.)
Aguascalientes Aguascalientes (106 Km / 66 mi.)
Loreto Loreto (131 Km / 82 mi.)
San Luis Potosi San Luis Potosi (135 Km / 84 mi.)
Querétaro Querétaro (147 Km / 91 mi.)

FAQ about León Hostels

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Your Packing List for León

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