Hostels in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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

Puerto Escondido is home to world-class surfing and most people who venture here are out to catch a good wave or to learn to surf. The surf lessons and board hire are reasonably inexpensive but if you are going to stay here for a couple of weeks, it may well be worth your while purchasing your own board if this is your primary reason for being here.

The food in this region is amazing, and again reasonably inexpensive. You will find a large number of restaurants and corner shops in Puerto Escondido everywhere, especially lined up along the beach so food will always be close by.

Puerto Escondido itself is broken up into different neighbourhoods. Zicatela is the major part of the town and the main beach. You will find the streets here lined with clothing shops and other souvenir shops as well as food and water supplies. Most of the Puerto Escondido hostels are located in Zicatela. Some hostels in Puerto Escondido however are located at smaller beaches on either side of Zicatela like La Punta, which is the most popular surf beach here. Areas like La Punta have not got the typical tourist souvenir shops but do have the food and board hire that is easy accessible.

Even if your Puerto Escondido hostel is further out of the Zicatela area, you can get picked up by a blue truck from the highway that picks up passengers for a small fee and drives you to wherever along the highway you want to be dropped off, which makes getting around very easy and affordable.

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FAQ about Puerto Escondido Hostels

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

A hostel in Puerto Escondido costs on average $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Puerto Escondido with private rooms costs on average $58. shows all 23 Hostels in Puerto Escondido. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Casa Santaella is the best hostel in Puerto Escondido for families.
Tower Bridge Hostel is the best hostel in Puerto Escondido for groups. compares prices for 23 hostels in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Puerto Escondido such as
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Osa Mariposa is the best rated hostel for partying in Puerto Escondido.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Puerto Escondido

Your Packing List for Puerto Escondido

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Puerto Escondido 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.

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Puerto Escondido 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 Puerto Escondido, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
23 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$58 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Puerto Escondido
Pipeline Hostel is the cheapest
14 Party hostels in Puerto Escondido
Osa Mariposa is the best rated
6.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Puerto Escondido - from the Community

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