Hostels in Oaxaca City, Mexico

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Get to know Oaxaca City (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 Oaxaca City.

Guess what? Oaxaca City is also named and spelled Oaxaca de Juárez - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Oaxaca de Juárez is a relatively small city for Mexican standards, but it has a lot of activity going on! 

Although most travelers get to Oaxaca by bus on their way from other Mexican cities, you can also travel here by plane. The local airport connects the city mostly to Mexico City, the so-called "DF" ("Distrito Federal," or Federal District). The city center is small and you can get around most touristic areas downtown by foot. There are also buses and "collectivos" (small vans that provide shared transportation) that can take you inexpensively to most nearby areas in the city's greater area, as well as the neighboring towns. 

While in Oaxaca, dig in into some local culture, as artistic and cultural events seem to take place here a lot -- you will often see the posters and flyers for exhibitions, movie screenings, and art competitions on cafes' notice boards! The local specialty when it comes to food is "alambre," which can be a combination of meats or vegetables served with a bunch of flour tortillas for you to make your own roll. And in true Mexican style, this comes topped with a really big amount of melted cheese!

Accommodation is found mainly around the downtown area, the "zocalo," where most touristic activity is concentrated. Oaxaca de Juárez hostels and guesthouses are plentiful, as are cafes, restaurants, bars, and even internet cafes to keep you connected!

Oaxaca is also the ideal city to base yourself to explore nearby tourist attractions such as Hierve el Agua (the impressive petrified cascades) and Monte Alban (archeological ruins dating back to Aztec times).

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Oaxaca City 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 Oaxaca City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 29
Average dorm price $18
Average private room price $51
Cheapest Hostel in Oaxaca City Hostal Chocolate with $8
Party hostels in Oaxaca City Casa Angel Youth Hostel (8 in total)
Most Oaxaca City hostels are located in Centro, Colonia Centro, Col. Centro
Average rating of all hostels 8.1

FAQ about Oaxaca City Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Oaxaca City. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Oaxaca City costs $18 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Oaxaca City costs $51. (based on price comparison)
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Azul Cielo Hostel is the best hostel in Oaxaca City for families.
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Casa Angel Youth Hostel is the best hostel for partying in Oaxaca City.

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11 Best Hostels in Oaxaca City

11 Best Hostels in Oaxaca City

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