The Best Party Hostels and Hotels in Cancun

Snorkeling near Cancun, Mexico | © Grand Velas Riviera Maya/Flickr
Snorkeling near Cancun, Mexico | © Grand Velas Riviera Maya/Flickr
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29 May 2019

Cancun has a reputation for raucous Spring Break parties that have become part of popular culture. However it’s not just the US college holidays that get the Mexican city jumping. The party is kicking off all year round at these party hostels and hotels.

Hostel Quetzal

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The fact that you get a free tequila shot with your dinner sets the tone at Cancun’s premier party hostel. Both breakfast and dinner are included in the dorm price, so you don’t have to venture out to get food. There are events and activities throughout the day, and there is rarely a night off. Enjoy the swimming pool, tiki bar, and easy access to downtown, or head off on one of the excursions organized by staff.

Hostel Mezcal

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As the hostel website says, “there’s never a boring moment” at Hostel Mezcal. Breakfast and dinner are included in the dorm price, and vegetarians are catered for. There are plenty of games and entertainment, many of them involving the swimming pool and pool bar, and the hostel has built a reputation for its lively atmosphere.

Hostel El Corazon

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It might not be quite as full-on as some of the other party hostels on this list, but Hostel El Corazon is certainly a place to meet people and have fun. Cook on the barbecue, swim in the pool, or soak up some rays on the sun loungers, and then head up to the terrace bar to get the party started.

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  • Oh! By Oasis

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    Oh! Cancún the Urban Oasis 
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    Among the more affordable, all-inclusive hotels in Cancun, this adults-only facility boasts a pool, restaurant, and its own nightclub. It’s also right in the middle of downtown, with all of the nightlife the area offers. You will be around 20 minutes from the beach, but buses and taxis are easy to find. You also share services with the Oasis Smart Hotel next door.
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    Crown Paradise Club Cancun

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    Another budget-friendly all-inclusive, this 617-room hotel has bars dotted around the entire facility. The Lobby Bar is open from 10am, Las Brisas is by the main pool, and there is a swim-up bar at the Club Caribe pool. Play pool at the British-themed Trafalgar’s pub, and then dance the night away at Disco Nitro. It’s popular with college students at certain times of the year.
    These recommendations were updated on May 29, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.