3 Hostels in Palenque, Mexico

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Palenque, Mexico. You can choose from 3 Palenque hostels. In total, there are 8 cheap places to stay in Palenque such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $14 for a dorm.

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

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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FAQ about Palenque Hostels

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A hostel in Palenque costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Palenque with private rooms costs on average $43.

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Travel Tips for Palenque - from the Community

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I have been going to Palenque since 1971. Find a comfortable spot and melt into the air.

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Your Packing List for Palenque

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