Hostels in Palenque, Mexico

3 hostels available. Prices start from $11 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Palenque

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"…We are located in one of the best areas of the city, near to some of the best and most renowned attractions and landmarks of our city such as La Cabeza Maya, Shopping Mall La Corona de Canada and … More
"…Cabanas B-1: Up to 2 person. each, with private bathroom. Cabanas B-2: Up to 2 person. each, with shared bathroom. Cabanas C: Up to 2 person. each, with shared bathroom." …"…2.- Take a taxi … More
"…Respect the staff Respect common areas and nature Restaurant Hours 7:30 -10:30am Breakfast | 6:30 – 9:30pm Dinner Pool hours 8:30am - 6:00pm" …"Take El Naranjo Toll Free Road towards Palenque … More

Hotels in Palenque

Hotel Maya Tulipanes

Free Breakfast
"Maya Tulipanes Express offers the cheapest rate and is located in the fascinating Zona de la Cañada, a few steps from the ADO bus station, 10 minutes from the central square, and 5 minutes from … More
"…The hotel was created where the owners previously operated a Video-Bar. Hence the name Chablis, in honor of a wine from the French region and the initials from Chiapas. 24 hours Reception … More

Campsites in Palenque

"…If you decide to rent or use your own hammock, a locker for your belongings is optional at an additional fee. Since it often rains in the rainforest, we played safe and took the cabana for the … More

Hostels in Palenque, Mexico

3 hostels available. Prices start from $23 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Palenque (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 Palenque.

Palenque is an almost compulsory stop for travelers visiting the state of Chiapas in Mexico. Better known for its extensive Mayan archeological site ("las ruinas"), Palenque is also a place for backpackers with a love of nature and simple living to rest, recharge energies, and, in the process, reconnect with the natural elements that will be all around.

The main thing to do in Palenque is definitely visiting the ruins. The site tends to be quite busy, as a lot of tours come here; however, the place is so large that you will still be able to find a relatively peaceful spot within the complex to admire the grandiosity of the Mayan constructions and temples. 

Accommodation can be found in two majorly different places -- in the town of Palenque itself or close by to the ruins, by the main road that leads there. Both are separated by several kilometers (but not walking distance) -- there are taxis and "collectivos" (shared vans) operating all day until evening. After dark, your best bet is a taxi as the shared vans tend to stop working by the time the archeological site also closes and the number of people going around becomes less.


In the town, expect to find regular Palenque hostels that will cater to your needs, although many say that there is nothing going on in Palenque after dark and it might get boring for those wanting to party until later. The most happening alternative to this would be to stay closer to the ruins, where different cabins have been built on the edge with the rainforest, on a more idyllic (but also rustic when it comes to level of comfort) surrounding, offering late night entertainment. 

Written by local enthusiast for Palenque hostels

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Palenque 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 Palenque, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 3
Average dorm price $27
Average private room price $64
Cheapest Hostel in Palenque Kin Balam Cabañas with $22
Average rating of all hostels 5.6

FAQ about Palenque Hostels

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