Hostels in Cancún, Messico

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Get to know Cancún (no more "I wish I knew this before")

Guess what? Cancún is also named and spelled Cancun - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Cancún here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

FAQ about Cancún Hostels

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

A hostel in Cancún costs on average $22 for a dorm. A hostel in Cancún with private rooms costs on average $89. shows all 33 Hostels in Cancún. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 33 hostels in Cancún, Messico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Cancún such as
  • 33 hotels
  • 10 guesthouses
  • 5 apartments

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

Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool is the best rated hostel for partying in Cancún.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Cancún

Your Packing List for Cancún

Pack smart, not hard

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

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

Cancún 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 Cancún, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
33 Total number of hostels
$22 Average dorm price
$89 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Cancún
Hostal Venado 8 is the cheapest
10 Party hostels in Cancún
Agavero Hostel is the best rated
Most Cancún hostels are located in
Colonia Centro, Hotel Zone
5.1 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Isla Mujeres (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Puerto Morelos (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Playa del Carmen (64 Km / 40 mi.)
Isla Holbox (70 Km / 44 mi.)
Cozumel (73 Km / 46 mi.)
Akumal (98 Km / 61 mi.)
Tulum (125 Km / 77 mi.)

Travel Tips for Cancún - from the Community

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