Hostels in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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

 The Central Plaza

With charming cobblestone streets and enchanting Colonial architecture, it’s no wonder the colorful town of San Miguel de Allende has been called “Mexican Disneyland.” An historic and artistic city, San Miguel de Allende regularly hosts brilliant displays of fireworks, exciting festivals, and beautiful parades.

Visitors to San Miguel de Allende will be able to find accommodate to suit any budget, ranging from hostels and hotels to exclusive resorts and vacation rentals. The hostels here are clean and beautiful, and the hotels are full of personality and charm. Thanks to the overwhelming foreign presence in San Miguel de Allende, tourists will feel right at home.

This destination is especially popular for artists or art aficionados, but there is more to the city of San Miguel de Allende than its thriving arts community. With a pleasant climate and plenty of Mexican landscapes to explore, nature lovers will find endless ways to entertain themselves in this stunning oasis. History buffs will appreciate the fine details of San Miguel de Allende’s 17th and 18th century architecture, the principal plaza of El Jardín, and the large church, Parroquia – which are some of the reasons why the city was announced a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008.

As San Miguel de Allende is a more remote town compared to many other Mexican destinations, getting to the city can be a bit of a challenge for visitors. Renting a car and driving to your hotel or hostel is great for tourists who hope to visit more of the surrounding country, but for visitors who plan to stay within the city, shuttles and taxis are available to bring you from the airports in either Leon or Mexico City. Parking in San Miguel de Allende can be difficult, as the colonial town features narrow, cobblestone streets that are more appropriate for walking.

Written by local enthusiast for San Miguel de Allende hostels

Written by local enthusiast for San Miguel de Allende hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about San Miguel de Allende Hostels

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

A hostel in San Miguel de Allende costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in San Miguel de Allende with private rooms costs on average $68. shows all 9 Hostels in San Miguel de Allende. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Your Packing List for San Miguel de Allende

Your Packing List for San Miguel de Allende

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for San Miguel de Allende 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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San Miguel de Allende 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 San Miguel de Allende, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
9 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$68 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in San Miguel de Allende
1 Party hostels in San Miguel de Allende
Selina San Miguel de Allende is the best rated
6.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Querétaro (52 Km / 32 mi.)
Guanajuato (54 Km / 34 mi.)
Salamanca (60 Km / 37 mi.)
León (99 Km / 62 mi.)
Tequisquiapan (99 Km / 62 mi.)
Contepec (120 Km / 75 mi.)
San Luis Potosi (139 Km / 87 mi.)

Travel Tips for San Miguel de Allende - 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 San Miguel de Allende. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of San Miguel de Allende. 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!

I intend to rent an apartment in San Miguel next year and probably spend about eight months there. Hands down, it's one of the best cities I've ever been to. I miss it!


San Miguel de Allende is amazing. Its colonial architecture and old buildings are just a living painting, full of colors. The market and the church are the best places to visit.

Rocio Calvillo

San Miguel de Allende is a great colonial town, unique because of its large artist population, and galleries galore. There is a lot to see right in the city center, and amazing hot springs (La Gruta is very neat - with a cave) just outside. There are a lot of restaurants with very good food (and desserts...), and the plaza is always lively.


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