Hostel in Zacatecas, Mexico

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

Zacatecas is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located a few hours outside of Mexico City. The historic center is the main attraction, with many beautiful old buildings and plazas, as well as a cable car to the nearby church, which offers a fantastic view of the city. There are also some old mine sites which can be visited by tourists, including a mine site that has been converted into a nightclub. The city bus station is located on the outskirts of the city. A local bus or taxi can easily be taken to the historic town. Zacatecas is a great place to get a feel of the "real Mexico," as it is not as touristy as some of the nearby UNESCO cities, however still has plenty of restaurants and attractions. If you want to try some local Mexican cuisine, then you can try gorditas, a round tortilla that's a bit like a type of pita bread, filled with a variety of different fillings and then fried.

There are a limited number of hostels in Zacatecas, however those that exist are all within the historic center of Zacatecas, within a couple of minutes' walk from the main attractions, including the beautiful cathedral and main plaza. Hostels in Zacatecas usually include complimentary Wi-Fi, a rooftop lounge with a stunning view of the historic center, communal kitchen, and complimentary maps and city information. Breakfast is not generally included in the price; however, there are a few local supermarkets and plenty of restaurants within walking distance.

Written by local enthusiast for Zacatecas hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Zacatecas hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Zacatecas Hostels

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Your Packing List for Zacatecas

Your Packing List for Zacatecas

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Zacatecas 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 Zacatecas, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
1 Party hostels in Zacatecas
Most Zacatecas hostels are located in
Centro Historico
7.7 Average rating of all hostels

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