Hostel in Rosarito, Mexico

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

Guess what? Rosarito is also named and spelled Playas de Rosarito - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

If you are looking for a beach holiday on the Mexican west coast, look no further than Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico, or simply Rosarito. Just twenty-five kilometers south of the Tijuana/San Diego border, you will find this city on the beach. As soon as you cross the border from the USA, the prices drop instantly. From the border it is only a forty-five-minute drive and those that do not have access to their own transport there are frequent shared taxi vans shuttling between Tijuana and Rosarito. This means that Rosarito is a very popular holiday or weekend-break destination for Americans.

Rosarito is a long, narrow strip on the Pacific Ocean. On the main street and the beach -- which are never far away -- you find an endless amount of resorts, (beach) clubs, and restaurants. The sand beach is big, but can get crowded on busy days. For those that like an active beach holiday there are opportunities for surfing and surfing lessons, as well as other (water sports) activities.

Due to its proximity to the US border, almost all tourists in Rosarito, Mexico, are from the USA. All marketing of Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico hostels is focused on costumers from the USA. Prices are charged in US Dollars instead of Mexican pesos, both for the rooms as local activities. Also in the city many things can be paid for with US Dollars. However, always ask in advance at your Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico hostel if this is possible.

There is no lack of accommodation in Rosarito, Mexico, but most are resorts or regular hotels. There are a few hostels in Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico, though. Check the location of the Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico hostel that you want to book carefully in advance. Some of the Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico hostels claim to be in Rosarito, but might in fact be far from the city. Hostels in Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico, may also close their doors for winter.

Written by local enthusiast for Rosarito hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Rosarito hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ about Rosarito Hostels

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

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Rosarito, Mexico. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Rosarito, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Rosarito such as
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Your Packing List for Rosarito

Your Packing List for Rosarito

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Rosarito 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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Rosarito 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 Rosarito, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$26 Average dorm price
$26 Cheapest hostel in Rosarito
De Alamo hostile is the cheapest
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Tijuana (16 Km / 10 mi.)
La Paz (42 Km / 26 mi.)
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San Clemente (130 Km / 81 mi.)
Palm Springs (170 Km / 106 mi.)
Anaheim (183 Km / 114 mi.)

Travel Tips for Rosarito - from the Community

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