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Iguana in Tulum ruins | © Guillén Pérez / Flickr
Iguana in Tulum ruins | © Guillén Pérez / Flickr

The Best Budget Hostels in Tulum

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Updated: 5 January 2018

With its unblemished sandy beaches and warm azure waters, Tulum has established itself in recent years as one of Mexico’s premier travel destinations. Yet that doesn’t mean you need to pay through the roof for the privilege of visiting. There are still plenty of fun accommodation options for travelers watching their wallets. With that in mind, here is a rundown of the very best budget hostels Tulum has to offer.  

Lucky Traveler Hostel

The Lucky Traveler is an all-inclusive hostel situated less than 20 minutes’ walk from Tulum’s archaeological ruins. An excellent option for party-loving travelers, the hostel has an outdoor pool, a poolside cocktail bar, a sushi restaurant, an outdoor gym, and a barbecue. Guests can enjoy unlimited food and drinks or watch a film in the hostel’s 20-seat cinema.

Weary Traveler Hostel

This renowned party hostel was opened by travelers in the year 2000 and was built around their ideas as to what would make the perfect backpacking experience. The hostel has a communal kitchen and offers free rice, pasta, and lentils for dinner. The property also boasts an excellent bar and the free caipirinha hour is an excellent opportunity to meet other guests.

Hostel Che Tulum

Another lively, centrally located hostel, Hostel Che Tulum offers a variety of budget rooms and a fun, friendly atmosphere. With an outdoor pool, garden bar, and barbeque, the hostel is the perfect place to mingle. Guest DJs are regularly invited to kickstart the party. The hostel also arranges free tours, as well as yoga and salsa classes.

Tubo Tulum Hostel

A night in a concrete tube might not sound like a great idea, but Tubo Tulum Hostel is one of the country’s most innovative and enjoyable accommodation options. All of the tube rooms have air conditioning, a light, plug sockets, and a comfortable bed. The tubes are seamlessly integrated into a surrounding tropical garden with great communal spaces to meet fellow guests. The large, shared kitchen is also a great option for guests looking to cook onsite.

Hostel Nativos Tulum

Nestled near the center of town, Hostel Nativos offers an excellent backpacking experience at budget prices. Choose either a private or shared room and enjoy the spacious swimming pool. Breakfast is included and the property boasts an excellent café and snack bar. The hostel is also walking distance to the beach and Tulum’s famous archaeological ruins.

MayaYoga Hostel

Yoga enthusiasts will love the MayaYoga Hostel, a budget option with a great location, just a few blocks from the bus station. Set in a cozy, comfortable property, the hostel evokes the days when Tulum was still a sleepy village. Staff organize daily morning yoga classes and breakfast is included. The natural juice bar at the front of the property is also a great spot to mingle.