Hostel in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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

Zihuatanejo is situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico, about two hundred forty kilometers northwest of Acapulco, in the area known as Costa Grande, an area now known for its coastal resorts, which were developed in the seventies. The town traditionally was a small fishing town, however now it is more of a resort town, though some of the town’s historic buildings an history remains, and much of the traditional Mexican culture has remained -- making a great place to explore and relax. Like most coastal Mexican towns and cities, there is a malecon (coastal boardwalk), lined with many seafood restaurants as well as a museum, pier, and a few shops.

There are plenty of different accommodation options in Zihuatanejo, including resorts (both luxury and budget) or basic resorts, hotels, motels, hostels and campground (for both RVs and tents). Some of the accommodation options are a little rundown, however most are of a high standard, and affordable. Most accommodation will include breakfast, or have access to kitchen facilities.

There are plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance of most accommodation, and most of the city is easy to navigate by foot. Hostels in Zihuatanejo tend to be the cheapest option, and the best option for meeting other like-minded travelers. Hostels in Zihuatanejo also tend to have the best party scene, with discount drinks and happy hours, as well as promotions and information on local events and festivals. All accommodation provides Wi-Fi, linen, towels, and usually tourist information and information about transit -- some places can even help arrange this for you.

Written by local enthusiast for Zihuatanejo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Zihuatanejo hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Zihuatanejo Hostels

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

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Your Packing List for Zihuatanejo

Your Packing List for Zihuatanejo

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Zihuatanejo 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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Zihuatanejo 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 Zihuatanejo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
1 Party hostels in Zihuatanejo
El Rincon del Viajero is the best rated
5.5 Average rating of all hostels

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