A great option for budget solo travelers who want to socialize, Chac Mool offers single and double rooms in addition to dorms. If you’re traveling with expensive equipment or you just want some privacy, the private rooms give all the benefits of a hotel but with the atmosphere of a hostel. Breakfast is included in the price.
Chac Mool Hostel Cancun, Gladiolas 18, 77500 Cancún, Mexico, +52 998 884 3662
Just four blocks from the main bus station, Soberanis is a good downtown option. The breakfast comes highly recommended, plus it’s included in the price. There is a common room where you can hang out with other guests, and the wifi reaches every room. Single, double, and triple rooms are available, as well as dorms.
You might not expect to get a pool at a budget hostel, but Hotel Margaritas confounds expectations. Book a single, double, triple, or quad room, or settle into a dorm. It’s right near Cancún nightlife so you won’t be stuck for things to do, and there is a common room where you can battle your hangover if you can’t face the pool.
If you want a quiet stay then Cancún Nest is for you. It’s not the most sociable of places, but there are cheap private rooms and even cheaper dorms. The facilities are fairly standard, with wifi, lockers and breakfast, and you can’t expect too much more at this price.