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
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
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
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