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These Are Top 5 Hostels On Isla Holbox

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There’s nowhere quite like the tranquil, chill beach vibes of Isla Holbox. It’s a destination loved by international tourists and locals alike, and it remains a trending destination despite having any big hotel names or brands on the island. 

If you’re on a budget (and want to meet lots of new people along the way), these hostels are the best choices for your next trip to Holbox. They all have a rating of 8.0 rating or higher on, and each has something that makes them unique from other hostels on the island. Get ready for tons of fun without the big bill at the end of your stay!

Colorful welcome letters and sign on the beautiful Holbox island sandbank and beach with waves turquoise water and blue sky in Quintana Roo Mexico.

Mapache Hostel

A short walk to the main part of the beach and tucked away on a little street, Mapache Hostel is one of the best hostels to stay at in Holbox for intrepid backpackers and budget travelers. If you’re a solo traveler, this is the perfect spot to stay on the island, as the old-school backpacker vibes give it that community feel. You can choose from dorms (mixed), tents that fit one or two persons, and there are also detached bungalows on the property for any travelers looking for some real glamping.

Mapache Hostel serves up a daily free breakfast, and the staff is great at answering any of your travel questions. There are also daily/weekly events hosted by the staff, like volleyball, cocktail nights, Sunday dinners, beach walks, and more. This hostel isn’t for those looking for a party hostel but for travelers looking for a fun time with good people.  

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Che Holbox Hostel

Che is a hostel/bar chain with a few properties throughout Mexico, including Playa del Carmen and Merida. Their hostel on Isla Holbox has a party vibe that caters to more of the “flashpacker” type of traveler. Choose between mixed dorms, female-only dorms, or private rooms if you’re traveling in a group.

The hostel is about an 8-minute walk from the beach there’s a pool with a view and lots of well-styled common areas that make for great opportunities to socialize with the other hostel guests. There’s also an event planned pretty much every day here, so even if you’re not a guest at the hostel, it’s a great spot to check out for a party.

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Hostal Holbox

Located in a central area just a short walk from the beach and some amazing Holbox restaurants (check out Roots Pizza!), Hostal Holbox is an overall great choice for budget travelers to the island. There’s a free basic breakfast, mixed dorms, a well-equipped kitchen for guests to use, and friendly staff to boot. The main complaint from travelers is that the rooms are more open-air, so the street noise can easily be heard at any time of day.

Golden Paradise Hostel

This hostel in Holbox gets amazing reviews for the facilities, cleanliness, staff, and just overall vibes. The hostel is within walking distance from the ferry and the main beaches on the island, so you won’t be far from any of the major hotspots when staying here. 

There’s a shared kitchen for guests, hammocks, a shaded garden for relaxing in, air-conditioning, and more. Guests can rent bikes (at extra charge) to explore the island and get tour information on what to do for your trip from the staff.

Barco Verde Hostel

Barco Verde is a newer hostel in town with lots of rooms to choose from for your stay, including mixed dorms, double and quadruple rooms, as well as female-only dorm options. This Holbox hostel is more on the western side of the island but still a short walk to Playa Holbox and the center of town. The place is bright with a clean and simple design, not to mention the very welcoming staff that will make you feel right at home (and perhaps extend your trip?).

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