Hostels in Tulum, Mexico

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

 Hostels Tulum

Tulum is a quaint town just off the Caribbean coastline. The town has many cool shops, restaurants, and all of the amenities you would expect to find such as a large supermarket and several banks.

The most famous thing about Tulum are the Mayan ruins. You can take a taxi, which has a set tariff to get to places; if you are on your own, it is cheaper to take the collectivo vans that run up and down the road between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. You can also take these collectivos to places like Akumal, to snorkel with the turtles and sting rays, or to the cenotes around the area. The most popular of the cenotes is Dos Ojos and the Gran Cenote. You can snorkel or dive both of them and there are multiple companies through the town that run tours out to the cenotes for diving and snorkeling.

El Paraiso is one of the most popular beaches within the area and it's postcard perfect. You can hire one of the many bikes from around the town to get there or take a taxi. The beach is absolutely pristine and not to be missed.

Hostels in Tulum are scattered from one end of the main strip to the other and some of them are toward the beach. Do your research on hostels in Tulum, as some are way better deals for your money than others. Some include free bicycles for the day and other offers, which will help keep your costs down during your stay in Tulum.

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FAQ about Tulum Hostels

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

A hostel in Tulum costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Tulum with private rooms costs on average $101.
Hostelz.com shows all 37 Hostels in Tulum. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Chill Inn Hostel is the best hostel in Tulum for families.
Mama's Home and Hostel Oryx are the best rated hostels in Tulum for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 37 hostels in Tulum, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Tulum such as
  • 22 hotels
  • 7 guesthouses
  • 4 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Tulum.

Hostel Che Babel is the best rated hostel for partying in Tulum.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Tulum

Your Packing List for Tulum

Pack smart, not hard

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

Get your full Packing List here

Tulum 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 Tulum, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
37 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$101 Average private room price
$11 Cheapest hostel in Tulum
Hostal Chalupa is the cheapest
17 Party hostels in Tulum
Hostel Che Babel is the best rated
6.1 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Akumal (27 Km / 17 mi.)
Playa del Carmen (62 Km / 38 mi.)
Cozumel (63 Km / 39 mi.)
Puerto Morelos (89 Km / 55 mi.)
Valladolid (94 Km / 58 mi.)
Cancún (125 Km / 77 mi.)
Chichen Itza (126 Km / 78 mi.)

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