Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Puebla, Mexico. You can choose from 11 Puebla hostels. In total, there are 17 cheap places to stay in Puebla such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $5 for a dorm.
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 Puebla, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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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.
Travelling on your own to Puebla? 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 Puebla alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Puebla. 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.
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 Puebla. To help you make friends with Puebla before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
If you can look beyond the exhaust fumes and beeping car horns, then the city of Puebla is actually a very nice place to spend a few days. At the heart of the action is the pretty Zócalo (main square); surrounded by churches and colonial architecture, this shaded plaza is a good place to sit and soak in the atmosphere or eat street food in the evenings. As well as being overlooked by the imposing Puebla Cathedral, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes surrounding the square too, many serving the rich delicacy "mole poblano" (a traditional meat dish with sauce) and offering street side people-watching potential.
As it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are hoards of impressive churches in Puebla’s center as well as more than two thousand designated historical buildings. The city also has a vibrant arts scene with ample galleries and several museums focused on decorative arts or crafts. The Barrio del Artista is a lovely area where local artists ply their wares from alcove-like shops and the cafes and bars draw a nighttime crowd. There are also a few cute little streets with flea markets, antiques, and handicrafts for sale.
Tons of small buses hoot and hurtle along the narrow streets so if you can manage to unravel the mystery of their stops and destinations then getting around is fairly easy. Think twice if you have luggage, though -- there’s rarely anywhere to put it, drivers have a habit of pulling away before you’ve properly got on, and attempting to balance on a speeding bus with a backpack on is not especially fun!
An easy day trip can be made to the university town of Cholula, which boasts the largest pyramid ever built -- Piramide Tepanapa -- though you won’t see more than a big hill these days, as it’s covered with earth. But you can still walk though some of its tunnels at the base. The view from the top is also a great place to take in the mountainous volcanoes of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl; make sure you visit in the mornings before the mist sets in. There are both buses and colectivos (minibuses that serve as shared taxis) which run from Puebla to Cholula.
Staying in the center of town is most convenient and Puebla’s hostels tend to be pretty walkable from the main sights. There is also a good selection of budget-friendly hostels to choose from. Puebla has a large bus station (located a little way out of town so catch a bus or hail a cab) with connections to Mexico City, Oaxaca, and numerous other destinations.
Written by local enthusiast for Puebla hostels Laura T
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Puebla. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Puebla. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Puebla 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.