Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

The best hostels in Tulum, Mexico for fiesta, siesta and adventures

How to find the best hostels in Tulum for your trip

Oh Mexico, you beautiful backpacker destination, a traveller’s dream and – not least – one of the hottest destinations for 2019. You got us with your character and your charm, flattered us with your amazing food and cool drinks (there’s always time for a marrrrgarita) and won us over with ancient ruins, incredible nature and world class beaches. Yes Mexico, you are a stunner, and we are sure everyone will love you at least as much as we do.

There are many places to fall in love with, but one place you need to visit when exploring Mexico is Tulum. The sizzling town is drawing backpackers from all over the world with stunning white sand beaches, lush jungles with hidden cafes, amazing Mayan sinkholes to dive into and incredible hostels where adventures and new mates are waiting for you. Stay in Tulum town for all the buzz or choose a hostel close to the beach where you can enjoy vegan places, yoga spots and the best amount of zen for every modern and bohemian traveller out there. Whoever you are, whatever you like and whatever you are looking for, we have the best hostels in Tulum for every trip. Arrriba!

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Best hostels in Tulum for solo travellers

Daytripper Hostel

best hostels in tulum - Daytripper Hostel

Daytripper Hostel may be small, but that also means that bumping into cool people is child’s play! But let’s be honest, with a chilled rooftop decorated with graffiti (the perfect place to sip some drinks), hammocks all over the place, a central location only 900 metres from Tulum town, 7 minutes’ drive from the beach and two chill out terraces, it is impossible to NOT create an amazing atmosphere. You might come alone, but you’ll definitely leave with a lot of amigos.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Common room
  • BBQ
  • Tours/travel desk

? Address: Calle 4, Poniente No, SN Manz. 0042, lote 003 Dept

Book your stay at Daytripper Hostel now

Lum

best hostels in tulum - Lum

Who said that grey is a boring colour? Lum is a modern style hostel and in between its clean grey walls, you’ll find a place where solo travellers’ dreams come true. The big community area makes it easy to meet new people (especially in its bar), there are activities every day to make sure you have an awesome time and the hostel’s free bikes take you around the best places in Tulum. Whether it’s free salsa lessons to strut your stuff at or drinking games for a fun and boozy competition, Lum Hostel won’t allow one minute of boredom.

Hostel highlights:

  • Events and activities
  • Common room
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Tours/travel desk

? Address: Esquina Calle Alfa Nte. & Calle Sagitario Ote., Tulum

Book your stay at Lum now

Mama’s home

best hostels in tulum - Mama’s home

One of the best thing about Mama’s home is that this little paradise comes with Mama’s breakfast… and we all know what that means. A Mexican food fiesta is the best way to start the morning and a happy tummy is always a good base to meet new people and to be fuelled up for new adventures. Besides the breakfast (yes, there is more to come), travellers love the amazing atmosphere, nightly events and the short walk to good bars – the perfect mix for new friends and great memories.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Courtyard
  • Common room
  • BBQ
  • Events and activities

? Address: Calle Orion s-n Entre Venus y Sol Oriente

? Nearest station: ADO bus station

Book your stay at Mama’s home now

Best hostels Tulum for couples

Amorcito Corazon Hotel Y Hostel

best hostels in tulum - Amorcito Corazon Hotel Y Hostel

Amorcito Corazon Hotel Y Hostel has everything you need for a romantic stay: You can rent bikes for a nice day out, cool down at the pool, enjoy the sunset on the rooftop and stroll for some crafts, live music and good restaurants close by. There are even swings to make your stay picture perfect and of course, spacious rooms with fluffy beds. Amorcito Corazon can be translated to my sweetheart or my darling – and you should definitely bring your darling here.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Common room
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Pool
  • Bicycle hire

? Address: Calle Polar Poniente MZA 7 LT 10, Tulum, Quintana Roo

? Nearest station: Terminal bus station  

Book your stay at Amorcito Corazon Hotel Y Hostel now

Joy Tulum

best hostels in tulum -Joy Tulum

Joy Tulum is a romantic getaway and lush jungle experience combined. Find yourself between nature and cute bungalows inspired by the colours of the earth and music culture, get lost in the botanical garden and revitalise in the hostel’s own refreshing spring… pool, we mean. It’s hard to imagine that you’ll want to leave that paradise during your stay, but if you do, you can take the hostel’s bike and ride out to explore Tulum.

Hostel highlights:

  • Swimming pool
  • Botanical garden
  • Outdoor terrace

? Address: Calle Akumal MZ 20 LT 2, CP 77780

Book your stay at Joy Tulum now

Mango Tulum Hotel

best hostels in tulum - Mango Tulum Hotel

Yes, you are backpackers, but does that need to exclude some luxury? Don’t worry, because what we’ve got won’t break the bank while being a treat you don’t want to miss. At Mango Tulum, you’ll start the day waking up in a bright room where you can walk onto a balcony to catch the first rays of the Mexican sun. During your day, you can enjoy a dip in the pool or explore the best of Tulum close by – whether it’s the ruins, the beach or the beautiful cenotes. And for a dinner for two, the staff will give you the best insider tips.

Hostel highlights:

  • Towels included
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace and balcony

? Address: Calle Polar con Avenida Coba (atras de OXXO)

Book your stay at Mango Tulum Hotel now

Tobotulum Hostel

best hostels in tulum - Tobotulum Hostel

Can a place can be all round perfect? Tobotulum Hostel pretty much looks like it is. Its unique style revolves around everything circular, with round windows, tubes to sleep in and well-rounded furniture. With plenty of things to do and explore, in and around the hostel, you won’t go round in circles (ok, we’ll stop the jokes before you roll your eyes).

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Outside area
  • Kitchen

? Address: Avenida Coba sur (Coba Avenue South, the road between Tulum beach village)

Book your stay at Tobotulum Hostel now

Best party hostels in Tulum

Hostel Che

best hostels in tulum - hostel che

In the daytime, Hostel Che is a place for the ultimate traveller’s experience with everything you can wish for – from salsa classes, free tours and a light blue pool to yoga sessions and social events. And at night, when the sun goes down, the daylight will be replaced by neon lights and good beats that will make you dance on air. The fresh cocktails will give you the best taste of Mexico (yes, we are talking about mojitos, tequilas and more). At dusk, the hostel turns into a big party, uniting night-savvy travellers from around the world to have a good time and dance their feet off together – and it’s time for you to join in!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar and Nightclub
  • Swimming pool

? Address: Calle Polar e/ Geminis Norte y Libra Norte

Book your stay at Hostel Che now

Hostel Sheck

best hostels in tulum - Hostel Sheck

Sheck comes from the Mayan word Xéek – and that means mixture! Whether it’s the freshly mixed drinks from the hostel bar or you mixing with other travellers in the lush hostel garden, the name says it all. And if you’re not having a great time IN the hostel, you are probably out exploring ancient ruins, beaches and reefs or Tulum itself with new mates as the hostel location is located right in the centre of action.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Garden area
  • Bar

? Address: Avenida Satelite NTE

? Nearest station: Close to the Scotia Bank

Book your stay at Hostel Sheck now

Best beach hostels in Tulum

Cenote Encantado-1320

best hostels in tulum - Cenote Encantado-1320

The owners followed their dream to create a nature loving community by a beautiful cenote and close to the beach. A place where they can celebrate the Mexico’s natural spirit and energy while showing it to bohemian travellers from all over the world. This welcoming, laid-back community is called Cenote Encantado-1320 and if fresh fruit and veg, yoga on a beautiful cabana, total relaxation, healing classes, creativity and a stay in paradise – where you can connect with nature, yourself and like-minded people – sounds like a dream come true, the hostel owners will be happy to share this experience with you. Namaste!

Hostel highlights:

  • Cenote to swim
  • Cabana
  • Eco friendly

? Address: Tulum Hotel Zone-Km. 8, Quintana Roo

? Nearest station: From the Tulum bus station take a taxi to Cenote Encantado Camping Village

Book your stay at Cenote Encantado now

Lucky Traveler Hostel. All Inclusive

best hostels in tulum- Lucky Traveler Hostel. All Inclusive

Are you ready to live like a Queen/King? In ‘Lucky Traveler Hostel. All inclusive’, you will forget every money worry, because it offers you everything you need for a trip in Tulum – included in the price! And with everything, we mean their delicious and nutritious buffet, fresh drinks, self-mixed cocktails, a huge palapa, free bikes, a pool, a jacuzzi (!), a cinema (!!), beer pong tournaments, hammocks, a sushi bar (can it get any more perfect?), daytrips to Tulum’s beautiful cenotes and the beach as well as the ancient Maya ruins right on your doorstep. It sounds too good to be true, but we promise that the only catch is that you might never want to leave.

Hostel highlights (a long long list):

  • Free breakfast, dinner and drinks
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace and palapa
  • Fitness centre

? Address: Avenida Ruinas Tamul, Rest Tiki Tiki y Calle Entrada Base Marinos

? Nearest station: ADO bus to Tulum´s Bus Station

Book your stay at Lucky Traveler Hostel. All Inclusive now

Posada Los Mapaches

best hostels in tulum - Posada Los Mapaches

All good things come in threes, especially when they start with Bs – and in Posada Los Mapaches, those things are bikes, beds and breakfast. We’ll throw another B into the mix because the beach is just a stone’s throw away. With cenotes and ruins as well as bars close by, you can be sure that you will book a stay in a little hidden paradise, run by a lovely family, where you can get the best of Tulum.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Free bikes
  • Terrace

? Address: Carretera Federal cancun Chetumal, Frente entrada de las Ruinas Tulum

? Nearest station: Tulum town bus station

Book your stay at Posada Los Mapaches now

Best of the rest hostels in Tulum

Jardin de Frida

best hostels in tulum - Jardin de Frida

Attention, art lovers: We are sure you’ve heard of Frida Kahlo? Jardin de Frida is inspired by the amazing artist’s life as well as Mexican culture and traditions, all coming together in this Eco-Cultural Poshtel full of magic and art. It is nestled in a botanical garden that gives you the choice of dorm rooms, private rooms or suites with their own kitchen, bathroom, living room and private terrace – for all those who want to feel like a local living in Tulum. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, organic food and meet other travellers and new furry friends as the hostel has two amazing pets, a cat and a dog.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Towels included
  • Terrace and garden

? Address: Av Tulum entre calle Kukulkan y Chemuyil, Frente al Camello JR

? Nearest station: Ado bus stop

Book your stay at El Jardin de Frida now

Secret Garden Tulum

best hostels in tulum - Secret Garden Tulum

A hostel that is too good to be a secret: Hammocks, fairy lights, a lush garden, fluffy beds, amazing staff and relaxing music is what you will find in Secret Garden Tulum. It’s a paradise tucked away on a quiet street but still close to the lively area with a fruit market, amazing restaurants, Mexican handcrafts and silver shops as well as an amazing bay where you can swim with turtles. If you ask us, we are turtlely convinced!

Hostel highlights:

  • Beach towels included
  • Garden area
  • Free coffee, tea and drinking water

? Address: Sagitario Pte #54

Book your stay at Secret Garden Tulum now

La Negrita Hostel

best hostels in tulum - La Negrita Hostel

Imagine you could live in an ancient and traditional Mexican house, surrounded by tropical gardens with lush palm and fruit trees, with hammocks to relax in as well as a pool to cool down in, and where amazing restaurants and the heart of Tulum are just a short walk away. A place where you wake up to the sound of singing birds and the smell of delicious breakfast, where you can meet like-minded people and where you experience a good vibe. Fortunately, you don’t only have to imagine – that place is called La Negrita Hostel and you can book your stay now.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast
  • Swimming pool
  • BBQ

? Address: Kukulkan entre Zazil-Ha y Yodzonot s/n

?Neighbourhood: 1 km from ADO bus station

? Nearest station: Moltestraße

Book your stay at La Negrita Hostel now

We hope you’ll soon experience Tulum in the hostel of your dreams. Have you stayed in one of these hostels or have a recommendation other travellers need to know? Tell us in the comments below.

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