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 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.

 Get to know Tulum (no more

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

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Tulum. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Tulum costs $29 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Tulum costs $123. (based on price comparison)
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Chill Inn Hostel is the best hostel in Tulum for families.
Hostel Oryx and Mama's Home are the best rated hostels in Tulum for female solo travellers. compares prices for 32 hostels in Tulum, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Tulum such as
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Lum Hostel is the best hostel for partying in Tulum.

It offers: Bar.

11 Best Hostels with Private Rooms in Tulum

11 Best Hostels with Private Rooms in Tulum

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.
32 Total number of hostels
$29 Average dorm price
$123 Average private room price
$16 Cheapest hostel in Tulum
Hostal del Jaguar is the cheapest
18 Party hostels in Tulum
Lum Hostel is the best rated
7.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Akumal (25 Km / 15 mi.)
Coba (42 Km / 26 mi.)
Cozumel (62 Km / 38 mi.)
Playa del Carmen (61 Km / 38 mi.)
Puerto Morelos (92 Km / 57 mi.)
Valladolid (94 Km / 58 mi.)
Cancún (124 Km / 77 mi.)

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