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Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun
2 out of 5
Blvd Kukulcan Km 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $115 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
This family-friendly Cancun hostel is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of Chac Mool Beach and La Isla Shopping Mall. Aquaworld and El Rey Ruins are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (225 reviews)
"I had a great time at Mayan Monkey. Really nice and friendly staff! Would recommend."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun
Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan 9, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $54 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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 ...
3.8/5Good! (208 reviews)
"Its close of everywhere"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool
2 out of 5
Av Carlos Nader 2, Centro, 2A, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $63 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Séptimo Día Adventist Church and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Plaza Las Americas. Mercado 23 and Benito ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (106 reviews)
"Great stay. Clean and quick check in. Cool rooftop bar it seems too."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool
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Selina Cancun Downtown
2 out of 5
Av. Tulum nº 75, Sm. 22, Mz. 26, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $34 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Las Palapas Park, Ceviche Square, and PlayCity Casino. Market 28 and Séptimo Día Adventist ...
3.9/5Very Good! (111 reviews)
"Brilliant place highly recommended. Even just for one night. So well situation next to bus station"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Selina Cancun Downtown
Enigmatic Hotel & Restaurant Bar
2 out of 5
Av Carlos Nader Calle Mero No.12, Cancun, QROO
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The price is $68 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of PlayCity Casino, Market 28, and Plaza Las Americas. Las Americas Cancun Mall and Dubai Palace ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (63 reviews)
"Really nice place, friendly guests and staff, many close attractions. Lots of fun!"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Enigmatic Hotel & Restaurant Bar
Posada Marpez
1.5 out of 5
Crisantemos No. 20 S.M. 22, Zona Centro, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.7 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

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Les trois singes - Party and Friendly Hostel
2 out of 5
Avenida Rueda Medina, SM 008 M 001 L 001, Isla Mujeres, QROO
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The price is $36 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Situated in Isla Mujeres, this beach hostel is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from Punta Sur and within 12 mi (20 km) of Market 28 and Plaza Las Americas. Galenia Hospital ...
3.8/5Good! (71 reviews)
"Amazing environment, good location, great and kind front desk"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Les trois singes - Party and Friendly Hostel
Hostel Natura
2 out of 5
Blvd Kukulcan KM 9, Hotel Zone Above Restaurant Natura, Cancun, QROO
Located in Zona Hotelera, this beach hostel is steps from Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park, Chac Mool Beach, and Forum Beach. Cancun Convention ...
3.6/5Good! (35 reviews)
Good value
"Great deal.. friendly helpful staff and close to shopping and the beach."

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

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Hostel Natura
Hostel Balagan
2 out of 5
PUNTA TANCHACTE LOTE 17, MANZANA 22 SUPER MANZANA 24, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Las Palapas Park and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Plaza Las Americas. Market 28 and Mercado 23 are also ...
2.7/5 (3 reviews)
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"La llegada algo trambolica Ya que los que me atendieron, me hacían pagar dos veces porque no se aclaraban Más perdí tiempo esperando la llegada del jefe para que me lo solucionara. Eso sí, llegó y al momento me dijo que estaba todo okay!"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

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Hostel Balagan
Agua y Fuego Hotel Hostel Boutique & Beach Club
2.5 out of 5
Calle Clabeles 12, 14 y 16 Lt 12, SM 22 Mz 5, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ceviche Square and Plaza Las Americas. Mercado Ki Huic and Benito Juarez Municipal Building ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)
"very clean, spacious, and new, friendly and helpful staff, breakfast. location to ado buses"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

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Agua y Fuego Hotel Hostel Boutique & Beach Club
Venado Hostel
2 out of 5
20 Venado 8 #67 SM 20, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Ceviche Square and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also within ...
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Venado Hostel
Hostal Baracoa
1 out of 5
Avenida Uxmal SM22, Manzana 25, Lot 2, Calle Margaritas, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Las Palapas Park and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Plaza Las Americas. Mercado 23 and Benito Juarez Municipal ...
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Hostal Baracoa
Hostel Kaana 4 You
2 out of 5
Calle Colorado SM 30, MZ 4, Lot 15, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Cancun Cultural House and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also ...
3.8/5Good! (14 reviews)
"A very safe place and a very helpful owner. Great advices on places to go and tours."

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2017

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Hostel Kaana 4 You
LA CASA DEL GATO
2 out of 5
Calle Margaritas 10 - Av Uxmal, SM22-M25-L30-DEPTO 3, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Las Palapas Park and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Plaza Las Americas. Benito Juarez Municipal Building ...
2.7/5 (10 reviews)
Never come back
"Terrible room at not cheap price. Chose nearby hotel much better.."

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018

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LA CASA DEL GATO
Casa Bugambilias Cancun - Hostel
2 out of 5
4 Calle Mayapan 39, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Las Plazas Outlet Cancun, Kabah Urban Park, and Market 28. Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach ...
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Casa Bugambilias Cancun - Hostel
Tucan Hostel Cancún
The price is $55 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Las Palapas Park and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are also within ...
Tucan Hostel Cancún
Hostel Inn Cancun
2 out of 5
Calle Chaca, LT 9 SM 23 MZ 47, Centro, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Mercado 23 and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Plaza Las Americas. Las Palapas Park and Benito Juarez Municipal ...
4.2/5Very Good! (65 reviews)
Would recommend!
"The hotel was great for a quick stay. Room is small but efficient, and the bathroom is clean. Special shout out to the Wifi, which had great speed compared to most budget hotels in Mexico. Location is great, about 3 minutes walking to the bus station but also nestled on a quiet street."

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

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Hostel Inn Cancun
Maya Cha'an Guesthouse
1.5 out of 5
Calle Margaritas No. 17, Supermanzana 22 Manzana 25 Lte 48, Cancun, QROO
Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Palapas Park and Plaza Las Americas. Benito Juarez Municipal Building and Mercado 23 are ...
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Maya Cha'an Guesthouse
The Mermaid Hostel Beach - Adults Only
2 out of 5
Calle Gupy 11 Col 86 Villas Playa Blanca, Cancun, QROO
Situated in Cancun, this beach hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gran Puerto Pier and Cancún Underwater Museum (Cancún). El Meco Archaeological Site and Séptimo ...
3.7/5Good! (7 reviews)
"We arrived in Cancun at 11am and we thought the hostel was going be closed. They were not closed and the front desk welcomed us and offered us some water after a long travel. The staff was super friendly. The place was super cute and clean. It was not right by the beach like the picture but we only ..."

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2018

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The Mermaid Hostel Beach - Adults Only
Hostel Punta Sam
2 out of 5
Carretera Punta Sam Km. 6, Punta Sam, QROO
Situated in Punta Sam, this beach hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Punta Sam Beach and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Playa Mujeres Golf Club. Punta Sam Ferry Terminal and ...
3/5 (25 reviews)
Horrible and isolated location
"This hostel is literally located in the middle of nowhere, it's difficult to find, there was no cell phone service and it's just the creepiest vibe upon arrival. Did not feel safe as a solo traveler. Could not stay there. Had to look for another place to stay."

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2018

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Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive

Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive

4.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, KM 340 Chetumal - Cancun, Cancun, QROO
The price is $287 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
4.1/5Very Good! (958 reviews)
"Excelent"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Moon Palace Cancún - All Inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All inclusive

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All inclusive

4.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is $394 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,858 reviews)
"The people, the views, the room, the service, ALL TOP NOTCH! Loved this trip & stay!"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun - All inclusive
Emporio Cancun All Inclusive

Emporio Cancun All Inclusive

3.5 out of 5
Blvd Kukulcan, Retorno Gucumatz, Km 17, Lote 49 Segunda Etapa, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
4.2/5Excellent! (357 reviews)
"Excellent experience"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Emporio Cancun All Inclusive
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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.

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