Hostal Gente de Mas
Set just a few blocks off of Puebla’s main zocalo, the Hostal Gente de Mas is a rambling old home that has been revamped with quirky decor and brightly-colored Mexican art. The hostel has a mix-sex dorm, a female dorm and nine private rooms, as well as a fully-stocked kitchen, rooftop terrace and TV room. They host many local events, screen movies and offer workshops – all for about US$20 a night.
Hostal Gente de Mas, 3 Poniente 713, Centro, Puebla, Mexico +52 01 222 232 3136
Hostal Santo Domingo
Simply decorated with colorful tapestries and cloth, the Hostal Santo Domingo gives off a warm, orderly vibe in a stately colonial home near the Santo Domingo church in downtown Puebla. It has 10 private rooms and dorms, many with large windows overlooking the city. The rooms are clustered around a central patio with several tables and chairs, and it offers free wi-fi.
Hostal Santo Domingo, Av. 4 Pte. 312, Centro, Puebla, Mexico +52 01 222 232 1671
Hostal Casona Poblano
The Hostal Casona Poblano has a small shared kitchen, simple central patio with tables and chairs and few common sitting areas. They have various options including private rooms, dorms, space for two people up to six, and private or shared bathrooms. It boasts a great location just steps from the Biblioteca Palafoxiana, a must-stop on your tour of Puebla. There’s free continental breakfast and prices starting at 150p (about US$8).
Hostal Casona Poblano, 16 de Septiembre 905, Centro, Puebla, Mexico +52 01 222 246 0383
Posada Vee Yuu
This cozy hostel resides inside of a classic baroque home in Puebla and its balconies and windows offer magical views of the city streets. There are only dorm rooms here, with private bathrooms and some with individual lockers. You can enjoy free breakfast in the central courtyard or upper balconies, surrounded by tiled walls typical of Puebla’s famous talavera. The don’t have 24-hour reception (the desk closes at 10pm) but there is 24-hour security, plus free towels, free internet and a late check-out option.
Posada Vee Yuu, Avenida 7 Poniente 107, Centro, Puebla, Mexico +52 044 222 290 4705
Leonora Hostal prides itself in retaining the glory of its building’s era with intricate woodworking, romantic shades of paint, and lots of brushed gold and silver furniture. They have an onsite restaurant with a mix of Mexican and international dishes, so no free breakfast here. Free towels and wi-fi, and the staff will help you arrange local tours in town. They are located on the town’s first named street!
Leonora Hostal, Calle 3 Oriente 216, Centro Histórico, Puebla, Mexico +52 01 222 232 227
Tonic Hostal and Gin House
For gin lovers, the Tonic Hostal and Gin House has 20 different gin cocktails offered at their onsite bar. They have private rooms for two and a couple of mixed dorms. The rooftop terrace has a great view of the city. The Gin House allows pets, has free wi-fi and offers bike rentals to guests. They are one of the furthest hostels outside of the heart of the Centro Historico on this list, located in Puebla’s La Paz neighborhood. There are spa services on site and a restaurant/bar with live music.
Tonic Hostal and Gin House, Teziutlan Sur 29, La Paz, Puebla, Mexico +52 01 222 719 4267