20 Hostels in Oaxaca City, Mexico

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Oaxaca City, Mexico. You can choose from 20 Oaxaca City hostels. In total, there are 51 cheap places to stay in Oaxaca City such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $7 for a dorm.

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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


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Oaxaca City


(Hostal San Pueblo is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Oaxaca City


(El Cielo is the best rated)

Most Oaxaca City hostels are located in

Centro, Colonia Centro, Col. Centro

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Oaxaca City for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Oaxaca City for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Oaxaca City? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Oaxaca City alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Oaxaca City. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

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).

Written by local enthusiast for Oaxaca City hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Oaxaca City hostels zararock

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FAQ about Oaxaca City Hostels

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

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FAQ about Oaxaca City Hostels

A hostel in Oaxaca City costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Oaxaca City with private rooms costs on average $40.

Hostelz.com shows all 20 Hostels in Oaxaca City. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Hostal De Las Américas is the best hostel in Oaxaca City for families.

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El Cielo is the best rated hostel for partying in Oaxaca City.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Oaxaca City - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Oaxaca City

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