Best Hostels for Solo Travellers, Couples, & Groups in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a city in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico that's a popular tourist city with a pleasant atmosphere. It's particularly nice to wander around the downtown streets or sip a drink in a sidewalk cafe. There are several interesting landmarks around, but just walking around soaking up the environment is what Oaxaca is all about.

As Oaxaca is a popular tourist destination, there are a variety of hostels throughout the area. Rates are usually reasonable, but prices can go up significantly during the high season or around national holidays. Rooms can also fill up during those times. Peak seasons are from late July through August, early November, and the whole month of December.

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and groups.

Private Room: $15.00
Overall Rating: 90%
Felipe Angeles 204 Ejido Guadalupe Victoria , Oaxaca Mexico
La Villada Inn is a family run hostel in Oaxaca, Mexico. It's located in the northern part of the city and has unique, rustic cabins as well as private rooms and dorms. The hostel is in a peaceful setting that is the perfect retreat from your travels. It's surrounded by mountains and has beautiful views of the area. The hostel also has a large swimming pool and a patio where you can hang out with other guests or go for a swim. Inside, there are several common areas where guests can grab a drink and play pool or fussball. It's the perfect place to relax with friends. There's also an on-site bar that is open on weekends.

There is no kitchen to the hostel, but there is a cafe that can prepare meals for you. They also serve a large breakfast for an additional fee. The menu includes traditional dishes at reasonable prices.

The hostel is walking distance to bus stops, and a short bus ride from museums, galleries, parks, and more. The food markets are fifteen minutes away by car or bus, or a fourty minute walk.

Private rooms are available that are singles, twins, doubles, triples, and quads. Dorms sleep either four or seven.

Dorm Bed: $11.72
Private Room: $16.75
Overall Rating: 92%
Tinoco y Palacios 610, Centro, Oaxaca , Oaxaca Mexico
Casa Angel Youth Hostel is in a restored downtown house in Oaxaca, Mexico. The hostel is just three blocks from Santo Domingo Church and is close to many of the city's top attractions. It's an affordable place to stay that has a fun environment. There's a rooftop terrace where they host weekly barbecues. There's also a nice common area with a television and movies and a full kitchen which guests can use to prepare meals. The hostel has wi-fi throughout and free computers are available. An impressive breakfast is also served every morning.

The hostel can help with any tour arrangements you may need to make. They can also answer any travel related questions. Most of the staff speak English and they're very helpful and knowledgeable on the area.

Private rooms are twins or doubles. Dorms sleep three, four, six, or twelve people. A female only room is also available. The hostel also features a six bed dorm that has capsule-style beds. It's a unique experience that you don't find often in Mexico.

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, small groups, and females travellers.

Private Room: $27.36
Overall Rating: 86%
Pino Suarez 804 , Oaxaca Mexico
Hostel Don Nino is conveniently located in the Centro Histrico Historic Area of the city, but outside of the central commercial district. It's located just across from Parque Paseo El Llano and is a short walk from the bus station. It's also about five blocks from Santo Domingo Cultural Complex and an eight minute walk from the main square.

The hostel has a contemporary vibe in a traditional building. An impressive breakfast is included with the price of your room. You can also relax on the building's roof terrace which has tables and umbrellas to provide shade. There's a full kitchen in the hostel as well which guests can use. Wi-fi is available throughout and there are fresh water tanks that are safe to drink from.

The hostel has both private rooms and dorms available. Private rooms are twins or doubles with either shared or private bathrooms. Dorms sleep four, eight, or ten people. Female only, male only, and co-ed rooms are all available.

A good hostel for solo travellers.

Dorm Bed: $17.17
Private Room: $25.75
Overall Rating: 91%
Arteaga Num: 608 Centro , Oaxaca Mexico
Azul Cielo Hostel is nice place to stay that's just a ten minute walk from the historic city center. The hostel has an impressive garden that has native plants to the region. It's a great place to hang out with other guests and swap travel stories. There's also a shared kitchen which guests can use to prepare their own meals. It's a simple kitchen with a refrigerator and a microwave. With the cost of the room the guests get a complimentary breakfast which is usually traditional Oaxacan food. Other amenities include wi-fi, lockers, a television area, and bikes that guests can use for up to two hours.

The hostel's rooms each have their own design and character that reflect the local culture. There are two dorms at the hostel, one which sleeps ten guests, the other sleeps eight. There are also two private rooms available, a double and a single.
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