Hostels in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Get to know Playa del Carmen (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 Playa del Carmen. To help you make friends with Playa del Carmen before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Playa del Carmen is the second-largest of the tourist and resort towns on the Mexican-Caribbean coastline. It is a really nice beach, but most people come to Playa del Carmen for the constant party, mostly down Fifth Avenue. On the plus side, Playa del Carmen is centrally located to areas such as Cancun and Tulum so you can take a collectivo in either direction if you decide to do a day trip to either of these destinations.

In Playa del Carmen itself, there is a spider monkey sanctuary that you can go and visit to learn about the kinds of animals that live in and among the jungle areas of this part of the country. You can also catch the ferry from here over to the island of Cozumel, where you can hang out for the day or spend a couple of days. The area contains several cenotes where you can go and snorkel; some of them also offer diving for those who are PADI certified. For those who love adventure parks, there are also a few of these scattered along the highway in and around Playa del Carmen.

Hostels in Playa del Carmen are abundant and scattered throughout the city center. Most of them are close to the beach and all of your major amenities that you may need during your stay. If you ask your friendly Playa del Carmen hostel staff, they should be able to point you in the direction of anything that you may need and for transport to and from activities.

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FAQ about Playa del Carmen Hostels

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

A hostel in Playa del Carmen costs on average $17 for a dorm. A hostel in Playa del Carmen with private rooms costs on average $61. shows all 31 Hostels in Playa del Carmen. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostel Che Playa is the best hostel in Playa del Carmen for groups. compares prices for 31 hostels in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Playa del Carmen such as
  • 39 hotels
  • 6 guesthouses
  • 13 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Playa del Carmen.

Hostel Che Playa is the best rated hostel for partying in Playa del Carmen.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Playa del Carmen

Your Packing List for Playa del Carmen

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Playa del Carmen 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:

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.

Get your full Packing List here

Playa del Carmen 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 Playa del Carmen, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
31 Total number of hostels
$17 Average dorm price
$61 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Playa del Carmen
Tres Mundos Hostel is the cheapest
13 Party hostels in Playa del Carmen
Hostel Che Playa is the best rated
Most Playa del Carmen hostels are located in
Colonia Centro, Centro, solidaridad
4.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Cozumel (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Puerto Morelos (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Akumal (35 Km / 22 mi.)
Tulum (62 Km / 38 mi.)
Cancún (64 Km / 40 mi.)
Isla Mujeres (77 Km / 48 mi.)
Isla Holbox (104 Km / 64 mi.)

Travel Tips for Playa del Carmen - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Playa del Carmen. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Playa del Carmen. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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