Featured Hostels in Puerto Vallarta

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Vela Lounge & Hostel PV - Caters to Male
Vela Lounge & Hostel PV - Caters to Male
2.0 out of 5.0 257 Calle Francisco I. Madero, Above Oxxo - Arriba del Oxxo, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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4.0/5 (3 reviews)

Everything is right at your doorstep. Really! Like right outside the door, it was awesome! The place was clean and comfortable. Alejandro was super nice and friendly, although not around very much. The hostel doesn’t really have so much of a “vibe” but if you want a cheap place to stay that’s close ...

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020
Located in Romantic Zone, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Galeria Olinala, Playa de los Muertos, and Olas Altas Street. Malecon is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) ...
Hostel Enjoy Vallarta 19
Hostel Enjoy Vallarta 19
1.5 out of 5.0 1258 Calle Peru, 5 de Diciembre, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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2.7/5 (11 reviews)

We were two girls at this property and the night we landed we were told our room wasnt ready. The owner took us to a spare room that looked like a prison, the bathroom did not even have doors. Just a curtain hung up by a broomstick, and it was filthy. No windows no proper lights. Then we were supposed ...

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020
Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Camarones Beach and Malecon. Playa de los Muertos and Olas Altas Street are also ...
The Amazing Hostel Sayulita
The Amazing Hostel Sayulita
2.0 out of 5.0 Calle Pelicanos 102, Centro, Sayulita, NAY
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3.6/5 (25 reviews)

The location was great! Front desk person (karina) was very welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gringo Hill and Sayulita Square. Sayulita Farmers Market and Nanzal Hill are also within 15 ...
Punto Mita Suites
Punto Mita Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 Francisco Villa 20, Punta de Mita, NAY
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4.6/5 (29 reviews)

This is a hidden gem

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020
Located in Emiliano Zapata, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Anclote Beach and Punta De Mita Beach. Pacifico Golf Course and Playa Escondida are also ...
Ten to Ten Puerto Vallarta - Hostel
Ten to Ten Puerto Vallarta - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 Calle Juarez 467, Colonia Centro, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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4.7/5 (10 reviews)

Great place to stay after just arriving

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020
Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Principal and Malecon. Playa de los Muertos and Olas Altas Street are also ...
Hostal Bucerias
Hostal Bucerias
2.0 out of 5.0 Héroes de Nacozari 148, Col. Dorada, Bucerias, NAY
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4.0/5 (7 reviews)

Very chill. The staff was very nice. I would stay there again. :)

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020
Situated near the beach, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Playa Bucerias and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary and Flamingos ...
Los Muertos Hostal
Los Muertos Hostal
2.5 out of 5.0 Manuel M. Diéguez 138D, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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3.8/5 (5 reviews)

Super CLEAN place, great location, really hot water at the shawers, professional crew. For sure i will stay in this hostel again. Thank u ALL the crew. See u soon!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021
Located in Romantic Zone, this hostel is steps from Playa de los Muertos and Los Muertos Pier. Malecon and Playa Gemelas are also within 6 mi (10 km).
El Grullo Naturista Hotel Boutique & Wellness Center
El Grullo Naturista Hotel Boutique & Wellness Center
Playa Quimixto, Pez Volador 4 A Playa El Volador, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Beautiful place, beautiful beach, delicious food, wonderful staff... A very tranqui and totally different must-see part of Puerto Vallarta that you must experience. I’ll be back!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020
Situated on the beach, this spa hostel is steps from Quimixto Beach and Playa Las Animas. Playa Caballo and Playa Emma are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Jet's Gay Hostel
Jet's Gay Hostel
Libertad 336, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Cuale Island and Olas Altas Street. Playa de los Muertos and Malecon are also ...
Hostal Vallarta Suites
Hostal Vallarta Suites
2.0 out of 5.0 Corona 270, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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4.0/5 (47 reviews)

The hostel is clean, in a beautiful location on the hillside, with an easy small walk up the steps to reach. We stayed a few nights and had breakfast there most mornings. Fresh fruit and juice, coffee and homemade banana bread. Rooftop terrace has sublime views over the bay and zona romantica, day ...

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2019
Located in Downtown Puerto Vallarta, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe and Malecon. Playa de los Muertos and ...
Selina Shared Sayulita
Selina Shared Sayulita
2.0 out of 5.0 12 Calle Gaviotas Sur, Sayulita, NAY
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Situated in Sayulita, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gringo Hill and Sayulita Square. Sayulita Farmers Market and Playa los Muertos are also within 15 ...
Tropical Home Vallarta - Hostel
Tropical Home Vallarta - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 118 Valle de Aosta Valle Dorado, Nuevo Vallarta, Mezcales, NAY
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Situated in Mezcales, this hostel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Plaza Lago Real Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Nayar Vidanta Golf. ...

Alternative Accommodations – Hostels

 

Best Hostels in Puerto Vallarta

 

Travel is all about experiences, whether you’re trekking across the world or just miles away from home. And while you may think of backpacking students when cheap hostels come to mind, modern-day hostels appeal to a much more diverse group of people. Hostels are traditionally beloved as a great way to meet fellow travelers and as a more affordable option to hotels. They’re the perfect place to rest for the night and then get up and go on your next day of exploring Puerto Vallarta and beyond.

 

What is the difference between a hostel and a hotel?

 

It’s customary for hostels to contain multiple bunk beds in a dorm-style room to be shared with friends (or strangers). So, can couples stay in hostels? The short answer is yes. Some of the best hostels in the world (and maybe even in Puerto Vallarta) are private room hostels that feature larger beds and more privacy. There are even bookable accommodations that offer family hostel rooms that provide even more space. Hostels are more commonly found internationally, but USA hostels are beginning to pop up around the country.

If secluded quarters and quiet accommodations are a priority to you during your travels, there are boutique and luxury hostels that offer upgraded private rooms, elevated décor, and higher end amenities. It’s possible to get the affordability and energy of a hostel with some elements of privacy that you’d usually only find by staying in a hotel.

 

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    Grand Fiesta Americana Vallarta - Adults Only All inclusive

    Grand Fiesta Americana Vallarta - Adults Only All inclusive

    Carretera Barra de Navidad Km 4.5, Puerto Vallarta, JAL
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      4.3 out of 5 (1038 reviews)