Tulum, Mexico by day is for lying on the beach, sitting by the pool or exploring the nearby ruins. By night it’s for partying, drinking, meeting the latest love of your life and having a ball. Why not make it easy on yourself, bring the party to you by staying at one of these socially awesome party hostels?
Hostel Che Tulum
By far Tulum’s most party hostel, Che Tulum never sleeps. People are coming and going all the time, sipping tequila, taking a dip in the banana-tree flanked pool, dancing to live music or meeting other travelers at one of the hostel’s many events on site. Backyard BBQs, free tours, salsa classes, and yoga await as well as staff with their finger on the pulse of Tulum who can tell you the latest and greatest happening in town.
Hostel Che Tulum, Calle Polar Poniente s/n, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., +52 01 984 802 5768
Quintana Roots has a mix of dorm rooms and private rooms and it’s a great place to mix, mingle and meet people. They have a games room with a foosball table, a great rooftop hangout where they host ceviche nights and other events for guests and have their own dive center, meaning arranging a dive into one of the nearby cenotes couldn’t be easier. There’s also free wi-fi and free breakfast. They offer special housing exchanges for videographers, graphic designers and artists.
Quintana Roots, Calle Sol Oriente #19, Centro, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., +52 01 984 871 2426
Hostel Che Babel
Hostel Che Babel is the follow up of hostel Che in Playa del Carmen. They’re relatively new so beds, rooms, and facilities are in tiptop shape. There’re lots of large common spaces for chilling out, the hostel has it’s very own bar and the pool on the patio always draws a crowd. They are known for their party atmosphere so if you want to meet people and maybe get wild, it’s a great place for you.
Amorcito Corazon Hotel & Hostel
Located in the center of Tulum, Amorcito Corazon is a chill party hangout, with a swimming pool, terrace and places to relax while also located steps from local nightlife and restaurants. The rooms and bedding here are on the slightly nicer side than some of the more divey hostels you’ve been to, so if you are looking for a little extra comfort while still not breaking the bank, it’s a fun place to lay your head for a few nights.
The Lobo Inn is a tad more rough and tumble than some of the other places on this list, but if you want to hang out and party it might just be your place. There’s a pool, common patios and always a good amount of travelers hanging out because of its close location to the beach and the Tulum archeological ruins. Included in the price of your stay is a full breakfast in the morning (not just a wimpy continental one), wifi, bike use, hammocks, book exchange and free luggage storage. They also change currency, a total plus.
Day Tripper Hostel
The Day Tripper doesn’t allow anyone under 13 to stay, so you can be sure you are in for an adults’ only stay with no families complaining about late-night drinking or hanging out. They have a rooftop lounge with hammocks and two additional terraces and are right in the center of town, next to what they claim is the best burger joint in town. An extra little plus? Dorm beds have curtains around them for additional privacy and each comes with its own power outlet and private locker.
Even though they bill themselves as the party alternative (where you can party and just still get a good night’s sleep) this hostel is a lively place during the high season with lots of opportunities to drink, eat and be merry with fellow travelers. Cozy up in the hostel’s in-house bar or kick back in a hammock and meet your new best friends among the travelers here. They offer free breakfast free wi-fi, cheap bike rental, USD exchange, games, snorkel and fins rental and a book exchange!
Hostel Sheck, Satelite Norte and Sagitario, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., +52 01 984 160 0461
Weary Traveler Hostel
There’s always something happening at the Weary Traveler hostel – whether it’s yoga classes, drinking games or late night swimming and the hostel’s big, family kitchen is an awesome place to cook up something delicious and meet some new people in the process. Hang out here for a few days and you are bound to lose the weary in weary traveler. They also accept trading volunteer work for a few nights stay, you just have to contact them through their website to set it up.
Weary Traveler Hostel, Calle Polar Pte. 36, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., +52 044 984 871 2390