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Featured Hostels in Cancun

Esduma La Perla Hotel Isla Mujeres
2 out of 5
Av. Francisco I. Madero no. 69, Centro - Supmza. 001, Isla Mujeres, QROO
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The price is $33 per night

Situated near the beach, this spa hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Parador Fotográfico and Norte Beach. Garrafon Natural Reef Park and Tortugranja Turtle ...

4.4/5Excellent! (17 reviews)

"The best host in isla, Carlos. We had a great time. If we had any questions they answered and if we needed anything they helped us get it!! All employees were the best. The restaurant and bar were the best."…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Esduma La Perla Hotel Isla Mujeres
 Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan 9, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $57 per night

Located in Zona Hotelera, this beach hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Chac Mool Beach, Cancun Convention Center, and Forum Beach. Tortuga Beach and Gaviota ...

4/5Very Good! (152 reviews)
Selina Lagoon is the best

"We love this place so much. It is close to everywhere you want to go. If you are hungry, there are two big restaurants right out of the ally way. If you wanna party, coco bongo and other famous clubs are super close. Anyway, give this place a try. I promise you will love it as I do too."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
Mayan Monkey Cancún
2 out of 5
Blvd Kukulcan Km 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $73 per night

This family-friendly Cancun hostel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Chac Mool Beach and La Isla Shopping Mall. Aquaworld and El Rey Ruins ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (159 reviews)

"The ambiance was super cool and the staff very firendly"…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Mayan Monkey Cancún
Royal Honey Hostel
2 out of 5
18 Mojarra Retorno 9 3, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $8 per night

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ceviche Square, Plaza Las Americas, and Market 28. Las Americas Cancun Mall and Dubai Palace ...

Royal Honey Hostel
Nomads Boutique Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Av Carlos Nader Calle Mero No.12, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Benito Juarez Municipal Building, Market 28, and Plaza Las Americas. Las Americas Cancun Mall ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)

"Perfect location! Close to ADO bus stop and R1/R2/R6 stops which takes you to Hotel zone and ferry to Isla Mujures."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Nomads Boutique Hotel
Balu Hostel
2 out of 5
Avenida Rueda Medina, SM 008 M 001 L 001, Isla Mujeres, QROO
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The price is $28 per night

Situated in Isla Mujeres, this beach hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Market 28, Plaza Las Americas, and Galenia Hospital. Las Plazas Outlet Cancun and Punta ...

3.8/5Good! (65 reviews)

"No running water on December 29, 2019 night and morning Dec. 30, 2019."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Balu Hostel
Selina Cancun Downtown
2 out of 5
Av. Tulum nº 75, Sm. 22, Mz. 26, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $30 per night

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Las Palapas Park and Ceviche Square. Market 28 and Séptimo Día Adventist Church are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (90 reviews)

"Easy access to public transportation, close to the Mercado 28, which is the best place to go for souvenirs, and if you are hungry there is a park close by which has some really good food vendors"…"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Selina Cancun Downtown
Nirvana Hostel Cancun Hotel Zone
2 out of 5
Av. Pok Ta Pok, Lote 4, Hotel Zone, Cancun, QROO
The price is $44 per night

Located in Zona Hotelera, this golf hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Isla Dorada and Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Convention Center ...

3.8/5Good! (25 reviews)

"Really great place for the price wasnt disappointed, bilingual staff, friendly rides during day. Room was fresh."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2018

Nirvana Hostel Cancun Hotel Zone
Capital O Arco Maya
2 out of 5
Retorno Marañón #31 SM 25 MZA 23 LT 01, Cancun, QROO
The price is $17 per night

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Palapas Park and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also within 2 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)

"The hotel was very inexpensive. It was located in the city, not the glitzy hotel strip near the beach."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Capital O Arco Maya
Hostel Inn Cancun
2.5 out of 5
Calle Chaca, LT 9 SM 23 MZ 47, Centro, Cancun, QROO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $14 per night

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Mercado 23 and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also within 2 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (62 reviews)

"very nice staff, clean rooms and great location well organized and worth the money you payfor"…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Hostel Inn Cancun
The Arrival Hotel Boutique
2.5 out of 5
8-9 Calle 6 Cielo 4, Cancun, QROO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $18 per night

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Langosta Beach, Tortuga Beach, and Mujeres Beach. Cancun Interactive Aquarium and La Isla Shopping ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"El ambiente muy agradable y muy cálido. La atención es muy buena."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

The Arrival Hotel Boutique
Posada Marpez
1.5 out of 5
Crisantemos No. 20 S.M. 22, Zona Centro, Cancun, QROO
The price is $27 per night

Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Las Palapas Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. Cancun Convention ...

2/5 (3 reviews)
Ok for one night

"Staff is very friendly. Location is good, close to a lot of restaurants and a bus station. Great for 1 night. The bathroom shower head needs to be replaced. The toilet seat is removable, it was resting against the wall. The bed linens were clean and the bed was comfortable. However the room could’ve ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Posada Marpez
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Other property types in Cancun

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan KM.12.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is $323 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,149 reviews)

"As always the best time here! Never disappointed. DONT FORGET TO BRING CASH TO TIP TO WAITERS!!! :) they work hard to keep us happy."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is $218 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,734 reviews)

"Everything was great. Had alot of fun awesome service. Really recommend this hotel hands down."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Temptation Cancun Resort  - All Inclusive- Adults Only
Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is $178 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (1,254 reviews)

"Good vibes it was only for mature adults which I liked"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for somewhere affordable to stay in Cancun, one of its 35 hostels might be a great choice. No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Cancun for a lower cost, so you can save more for fun things to do. You can check out the entertainment venues and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like snorkeling.

Hostels in Cancun

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start looking:

Señor Frogs Hostel - Adults Only - You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. You'll find towels and showers in all rooms.

Hostel Inn Cancun - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Cancun Bus Station ADO. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with towels and linens.

Coco Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Cancun Bus Station ADO. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as free parking. Rooms come with towels, showers, and linens.

Mayan Monkey Hostel - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Hostel Cancun - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Cancun Bus Station ADO. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. You'll find towels and showers in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Cancun?

The weather can be important when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while December and March are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 85° F and nighttime temperatures average 67° F
  • April-June: 86° F is the daytime average and 69° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 88° F and nighttime averages are around 73° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 85° F during the day and 66° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.65 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Cancun?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • La Isla Shopping Mall
  • Delfines Beach
  • El Rey Ruins
Natural Features
  • Las Palapas Park
  • Kabah Urban Park
  • Jardín del Arte
Cultural Attractions
  • Cancun Cultural House
  • Museum of Popular Mexican Art
  • Tequila Museum

In general, Cancun is known for its:

  • Beaches
  • Entertainment
  • Restaurants
  • Snorkeling
  • Excursions

How to Get to Cancun and Around the Area

You can find the nearest airport in Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from the city center. An alternative is Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), which is 45.6 mi (73.4 km) away. Once you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Head to Cancun Bus Station ADO for metro transit.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Cancun?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out the entertainment venues and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like snorkeling.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Cancun?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones have the highest reviews from our travelers and might be a good place to look first: Esduma La Perla Hotel Isla Mujeres - Located within a 10-minute walk of Norte Beach. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with towels, TVs, and lockers. Mayan Monkey Cancún - Located within a 5-minute walk of Forum Beach. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a nightclub. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone - Located within a 5-minute walk of Cancun Convention Center and Chac Mool Beach. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers. Balu Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Norte Beach and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries, and linens. Selina Cancun Downtown - Located within a 20-minute walk of Market 28. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms.
How many hostels will I find in Cancun?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Cancun, one of Expedia’s 45 hostels could be a great option.
What's the weather like in Cancun?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are December and February with an average of 75°F. Average annual rainfall for Cancun is 45 inches.
What is there to see and do in Cancun?
Overall, Cancun is known for its beaches, restaurants, and snorkeling. Major attractions include Las Americas Cancun Mall, Tortuga Beach, and La Isla Shopping Mall. Get out into nature with places like Delfines Beach, Norte Beach, and Turtle Beach. Cultural attractions include Museum of Popular Mexican Art, Capitán Dulché Museum, and Aztlán Galería.
What's the best way to get around Cancun?
You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Cancun Intl. Airport (CUN), 9.1 mi (14.6 km) away. Another option is Cozumel Intl. Airport (CZM), located 45.6 mi (73.4 km) away.

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