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Backpacking Mazatlán

There is a few things you should know about Mazatlán hostels and the city in general. Besides comparing you the best and cheapest hostels in Mazatlán, we also highlight what we have liked, disliked and things to look out for.

Mazatlán is a coastal resort town located in the west of Mexico, which was popular with tourists in the early twentieth century. Since then many buildings, particularly in the old town, have been deserted. As you explore the old town of Mazatlán, you will likely spot many of these old, derelict buildings. Mazatlán, once a popular tourist destination, has now been replaced by the "new" and "up-and-coming" resort towns in the Baja Peninsula. This however doesn’t mean the town hasn’t got a lot to offer, and at an affordable price. Mazatlán has character and history, as well as having a number of good restaurants, beaches, and shops. The town also has well-developed transport links to other towns, via the town’s port, or the bus station.

There are a few hostels in Mazatlán, in both the "new" and "old" parts of the town. There are also a number of resorts, guesthouses, budget hotels, and luxury hotels -- something to suit all budgets and travel types. Most Mazatlán hostels are within walking distance of the waterfront, where there can be found a modern and well-kept malecon (boardwalk), which runs along the entire length of the town. There are usually a number of market stalls situated along the malecon, selling local snacks, fresh fruit smoothies, raspados (an icy fruit drink), and souvenirs. Musicians can also often been found along the malecon, as well as in the main plazas. Hostels in Mazatlán, including hostels located in the old town, usually include free Wi-Fi, communal areas, hot water showers, and information about local events and activities. Mazatlán hostel staff members do not always speak English; a Spanish dictionary or translator is definitely handy, and any effort made to speak the local lingo is usually appreciated.
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