Hostels in Tijuana, Mexico

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

Tijuana, Mexico, is a city in the northwest of the country, just across the border from San Diego, USA. Due to the proximity to the US border, Tijuana is a popular day trip from San Diego, a cheap holiday destination for Americans, and a hub for (international) travelers who aim to explore Baja California or areas further into Mexico.

When looking for the best area to book your Tijuana, Mexico hostel, there are typically two preferred areas, depending on your goals of your visit. The first possibility is to book a Tijuana, Mexico hostel in Zona Centro, which is located around Avenida Revolución. This is the best area if you visit for cultural purposes with plenty of nightlife entertainment. If you base yourself in or around Zona Centro, you will find yourself close to the border and most landmarks are in walking distance. If you intend to spend less time on cultural activities when in Tijuana, Mexico, you may be better off booking a Tijuana, Mexico hostel close to the beach. Tijuana has a nice sand beach stretching all the way from the US border to the far most south point of the city. There are not many hostels in Tijuana, Mexico, so if you have a clear preference about staying in the city centre or close to the beach, it is better to book in advance to avoid disappointment. If you are travelling with several people, it may be cheaper to book a private room or a hotel room than several bunk beds in a Tijuana, Mexico hostel.

Tijuana, Mexico is generally safe these days. There are a lot of police patrolling around the touristic areas and -- contrary to the past -- they are helpful, and corruption is significantly lower than before. However, pickpocketing and mugging still happen frequently. With normal precautions this should not be too much to worry about when visiting Tijuana.

Written by local enthusiast for Tijuana hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Tijuana hostels Martin Straatman

FAQ about Tijuana Hostels

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

A hostel in Tijuana costs on average $21 for a dorm. A hostel in Tijuana with private rooms costs on average $42. shows all 3 Hostels in Tijuana. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 3 hostels in Tijuana, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Tijuana such as
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Tijuana 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 Tijuana, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$21 Average dorm price
$42 Average private room price
$20 Cheapest hostel in Tijuana
Paris Hotel & Hostel is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Tijuana
Hostel California is the best rated
4.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Tijuana - from the Community

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