Hostels in Mérida, Mexico

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

 Get to know Mérida (no more

Mérida is the stately colonial capital of Yucatán in Mexico. The city pulses with culture, life, and heat -- buy a hand fan, take advantage of siesta, and prepare yourself for a great time. Mérida's main square is a great place to relax. Fairs and festivals are frequent, filling the area with vendors, musicians, food booths, and dancing. The cathedral, one of the oldest in the country, welcomes visitors, as does city hall with its many historic murals.

One of Mérida's biggest draws is its lively cultural scene -- concerts, plays, lectures, festivals, and dance performances fill up nearly every night of the week. Many of these are free, often held in the smaller plazas around town. For example, the Saturday night, open-air Noche Méxicana is a traditional demonstration of regional folk dances and music. Local handicrafts and street food make it even more enjoyable. If you're in town for a while, you can also try the art or anthropology museums.

Your Mérida hostel will be able to tell you what's going on in town during your visit. The hostels in Mérida surround the historic center, though some are quite a trek from the bus stations. Consider the heat when you decide whether to walk or take a relatively inexpensive taxi.

Mérida is also a great base from which to explore its rich surroundings. From travel agencies downtown or from many hostels in Mérida, you can arrange tours to old plantations, Mayan ruins, or beaches pink with flamingoes. Don’t leave without taking a cenote tour, where you can snorkel in caves with water so clear it feels like you're flying. Some of these activities can be done independently, but others -- like the cenote experience -- are richer with one of the affordable tours.

Though it's not one of Mexico's most famous tourist destinations, Mérida and its surrounds are nevertheless one of the most interesting.

Written by local enthusiast for Mérida hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Mérida hostels Melinda Brasher

FAQ about Mérida Hostels

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

A hostel in Mérida costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Mérida with private rooms costs on average $37.
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Nomadas Hostel is the best rated hostel in Mérida for female solo travellers.
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Hostik is the best rated hostel for partying in Mérida.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Mérida

Your Packing List for Mérida

Pack smart, not hard

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

Get your full Packing List here

Mérida 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 Mérida, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
21 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$37 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Mérida
Hostal La Ermita is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Mérida
Hostik is the best rated
Most Mérida hostels are located in
Centro Historico, Centro
6.7 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Mérida - from the Community

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 Mérida. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Mérida. 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!

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