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Featured Hostels in Cancun

Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun
2 out of 5
Blvd Kukulcan Km 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $77 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

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! (160 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020

Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun
 Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan 9, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $53 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

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 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (159 reviews)

"Friendly staff, great food, I’ve stayed here multiple times!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2020

Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
Selina Cancun Downtown
2 out of 5
Av. Tulum nº 75, Sm. 22, Mz. 26, Cancun, QROO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $38 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20

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 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (93 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

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Balu Hostel
2 out of 5
Avenida Rueda Medina, SM 008 M 001 L 001, Isla Mujeres, QROO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $34 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

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
Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool
2 out of 5
Av Carlos Nader 2, Centro, 2A, Cancun, QROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Séptimo Día Adventist Church and Market 28. Las Americas Cancun Mall and Plaza Las Americas ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Home in Cancun

"I have lost count of visits over the years since this hostel open , it has been my go to since whenever in Cancun and thats two to four times a year. On my last March 22nd 2020 after escaping Colombia border closing, i heard a fellow roomate say its his go to hostel whenever in Cancun. Tried a few ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 28, 2020

Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool
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 CA $26 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 22

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
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 mile (2 km) of PlayCity Casino, Market 28 and Plaza Las Americas. Las Americas Cancun Mall and Dubai Palace ...

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
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 CA $18 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

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! (63 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
Nirvana Hostel Cancun Hotel Zone
2 out of 5
Av. Pok Ta Pok, Lote 4, Hotel Zone, Cancun, QROO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $33 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Located in Zona Hotelera, this golf hostel is within 1 mile (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
Posada Marpez
1.5 out of 5
Crisantemos No. 20 S.M. 22, Zona Centro, Cancun, QROO
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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
Capital O Arco Maya
2 out of 5
Retorno Marañón #31 SM 25 MZA 23 LT 01, Cancun, QROO
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $16 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 22

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
Nomads Hostel & Bar Cancun
3 out of 5
AVENIDA NADER 32 SM2A MANZANA 4 LOTE 27, Cancun, ROO
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Located in Downtown Cancun, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Benito Juarez Municipal Building and Market 28. Plaza Las Americas and Dubai Palace Casino are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"Excellent accommodations, fun and easy excursions, good location in the city. I would stay again! Staff cared about you and friendly - thank you David, Hector and Laura!!!! Two things hotel should consider improving: front desk should have a paper outlining available daily activities (beach at noon, ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

Nomads Hostel & Bar Cancun
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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 CA $319 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,637 reviews)

"Excellent Staff, food no so great and they need to clean better and update the property"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
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 CA $469 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
4.6/5Wonderful! (2,073 reviews)

"Service and food were outstanding. It is a beautiful property and has all the amenities we were looking for. Employees were conscientious about COVID, wearing masks and shields. Very pleased with everything. The only negative aspect was the work on elevators. Hope those are back up and running ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún - All Inclusive - Adults Only
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 CA $243 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 17
4.3/5Excellent! (1,417 reviews)

"At night it’s fun the buffet food They need to step it up more But I like the place nice people friendly"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 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 40 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:

Selina Cancun Lagoon Hotel Zone - Located within a 5-minute walk of Cancun Convention Center. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers.

Señor Frogs Hostel - Adults Only - Located within a 5-minute walk of Forum Beach. 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 Balagan - Located within a 10-minute walk of Market 28. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers and linens.

Balu Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Norte Beach and Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and an outdoor pool. You'll find showers and free toiletries in all rooms.

Nirvana Hostel Cancun Hotel Zone - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. You'll find 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
  • Tortuga Beach
  • La Isla Shopping Mall
  • Cancun Interactive Aquarium
Natural Features
  • Garrafon Natural Reef Park
  • Las Palapas Park
  • Kabah Urban Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Maya Cancun Museum
  • Cancun Cultural House
  • Museum of Popular Mexican Art

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: Mayan Monkey Hotel & Hostel Cancun - Located within a 5-minute walk of Forum Beach. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as 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. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. Rooms come with towels, showers, and lockers. Selina Cancun Downtown - Located within a 20-minute walk of Market 28. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant. Rooms come with showers and linens. 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. Nomads Hotel & Rooftop Pool - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Rooms come with towels and linens.
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.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Cancun?
Good weather’s definitely a plus 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 precipitation 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 Tequila Museum, Museum of Popular Mexican Art, and Capitán Dulché Museum.
What's the best way to get to and around Cancun while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Cancun in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: 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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