Learn all about the best hostels in Cancun. See what they offer, what to look for, and tips and information for a smooth stay. If you’re heading to Cancun intending to save on accommodation and stay in a more relaxed place, take a look at some fantastic suggestions.
Mayan Monkey Hostel
Mayan Monkey Cancun is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, close to restaurants and bars, next to the lagoon, and a few steps from the magnificent Chac Mool beach. This hostel is perfect for those who want a good stay at an affordable rate. The Mayan Monkey includes a restaurant, free parking, outdoor pool, shared lounge, free Wifi, 24-hour front desk, and other services. The rooms at the Mayan Monkey are excellent, with air conditioning, a private bathroom, beautiful décor, and much more. It’s an oasis for budget travelers, digital nomads, and adventurers. Its social spaces create the perfect environment to meet new friends.
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Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool
The beautiful Nomads Hotel Hostel & Rooftop Pool is located near Kukulcan Avenue. This Hostel has an outdoor rooftop pool, games room with darts and table tennis, barbecue area, bicycle rental, free Wifi, airport transfer, free parking, 24-hour front desk, a bar, and more. As for the rooms, some have a balcony, and other amenities include shared bathrooms with showers, sheets and towels, air conditioning, and a TV and armoire in the private rooms. They offer several free or low-cost activities that include visits to local bars, hiking tours, paddle lessons, kayaks, and excursions to cenotes or Chichen Itza, among many other adventures.
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Selina Cancun Laguna Hotel Zone
Located in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the Selina Cancun Laguna offers private, standard, or deluxe rooms. It also has suites and family rooms. You can eat and drink while enjoying live music in the Playground, chill at the pool and take advantage of any of the tours of the archaeological sites in the area. This hostel has it all, from lounging on the beach, relaxing at the pool, dancing the night away, exploring the jungle and nearby Mayan ruins, to eating your favorite chilaquiles. No matter what kind of trip you’re looking for in Cancun, the Selina is where you’ll want to be.
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This hostel is ideal for solo travelers, with a chill atmosphere and friendly staff that’s welcoming and is always around to help out with travel suggestions and tips. Ideally located in downtown Cancun, Moloch Hostel & Suites offers air-conditioned rooms with a shared lounge, free Wifi, and a garden. It offers family rooms and a terrace as well. There’s a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, and a tour coordinator. The units include a seating area, and all rooms have a desk and a coffee machine.
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Nomads Enigmatic Hotel & Restaurant Bar
Nomads Enigmatic Hotel & Restaurant Bar offers accommodation with a beautiful bohemian design and a comfortable space to hang out. It’s an authentic hostel that seeks to provide an excellent experience for its guests, with an ever-changing schedule of diverse and exciting programming and unique experiences. It’s located in the heart of downtown Cancun, within walking distance of convenience stores, authentic Mexican restaurants, shops, and the central bus station. This medium-sized hotel has a great atmosphere, is always ready to have parties, and is a relaxed hotel at the same time. Relax at the pool and bar, which is open every day and with different activities during the evening.
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The Yellow Capsule Experience
The Yellow Capsule is the most modern and comfortable hostel option in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Ideal for travelers who love to live new experiences and explore each of the destinations they visit. It offers a unique experience in Cancun and is relatively new as it just opened this year. The Capsule Hotel concept features an integrated TV, dimmer lights, USB charging, a work table, and an electronic keyboard to access your capsule. The nightly rate includes complimentary breakfast, 24/7 air conditioning, a workspace area, and a great location.
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Finding the right hostel to stay in Cancun should depend on the attractions you want to explore. If you don’t want to end up miles away from your preferred hotspots, do your research, so your trip is to Cancun is an enjoyable experience.
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