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These Are The Top 5 Hostels In Los Cabos For Travelers On A Budget

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With the average nightly rate of hotels continuing to increase in Los Cabos and Spring Break fast approaching, hostels are the way forward for travelers sticking to a budget in Los Cabos. 

Gone are the day of hostels having a bad reputation, cramped rooms, and few amenities. Nowadays, hostels generally have great dorms and even spacious private rooms, amenities such as kitchens, pools, and hangout areas. Plus they’re great for booking tours and meeting new people. 

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Although Los Cabos is home to a rising number of luxury hotels, hostels are available in the area and are becoming more popular due to their affordability and central locations. 

Sofia Hostel Cabo

Located right in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Sofia Hostel is one of the most popular in the area. Previous guests have commented on how friendly the staff is, as well as the cleanliness of the rooms and the delicious breakfast. 

Rooms on offer include an 8-bed dormitory, a private double with a shared bathroom, or a private twin. All rooms are air-conditioned and have free WiFi, plus there’s a communal garden, lounge area, and kitchen. 

Other guests noted that the hostel provides airport transfers and some tours in the area, which is extremely useful. With dorms starting at $28 and private rooms at $90, both of which include an a la carte or continental breakfast, it offers exceptional value for money. 

Surf Hostel Cabo ‘The Riptide’

This surf-focused hostel sits in the heart of the tourist zone in Cabo San Lucas, and its shared lounge, terraces, and garden are decorated with cool surfboards and hammocks. 

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Some of the standouts noticed by visitors are that the hostel’s owner, Joe, is super friendly and helpful, especially when organizing last-minute tours or bookings, and also that it is particularly welcoming and safe for solo female travelers. 

The hostel offers beds in either mixed or female-only 6-bed dorms for just $25, but all rooms have a terrace, plus there’s a shared dining area and garden with views of the seafront. Many people noted that the hostel has free parking, which is ideal for visitors hiring rental cars in the area. 

Desert Heart Hostel

Desert Heart Hostel is a clean, welcoming hostel in Cabo San Lucas, not far from La Hotelera Beach. There are private rooms are 8-bed mixed dormitories which are air-conditioned with a shared bathroom. 

Some of past guests’ favorite things are the lively evening entertainment, hot and cold showers for when you need to cool off in summer (or warm up in winter!), and the large kitchen since there’s a local Mercado close by. 

Bed and bedside table in Desert Heart Hostel
Image: Desert Heart Hostel

Guests also praised the view from the balcony, which has a comfy hammock for chilling out, and noted the hostel is one of the most LGBT-friendly in the region, plus the dorm beds start from just $30 per night. 

Mayan Monkey

Mayan Monkey is at the top end of hostels in Cabo San Lucas, and its higher price point reflects this. However, it is still far more affordable than most hotels in the region. Featuring a stunning outdoor pool and terrace, the hostel has a combination of dormitories and private queen rooms, which have balconies. 


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The best part about this hostel, according to visitors, is the onsite restaurant serving Mexican, Pizza, and Texmex cuisine, as well as the bathrooms, which have free toiletries. 

They also mentioned that the outdoor area and shared kitchen were useful for getting work done and that it’s easy to meet people at the bar, which plays music during the evenings. 

DICI Co-Living House

Just a mile from Medano Beach, DICI Co-Living House is one of the highest-rated hostels in Cabo San Lucas and has multiple 4-bed dormitories as well as double rooms with shared bathrooms. 

According to reviews by past guests, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen is extremely spacious, and the communal garden, which has a fireplace, is lovely for sitting with friends in the evening. 

A light breakfast and coffee is included each morning, and visitors also mentioned that the WiFi is super-fast, and the property’s location is great due to it being quiet at night and far enough away from the main clubs of Cabo San Lucas.

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