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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostal Central

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our Hostal makes it easy to base yourself in the city while you meet a wonderful network of travelers from every corner of the world who share a common love, adventure.

Located in the downtown's west side, its so easy to see Oaxaca happening all around you. With the hostel's location at just two blocks from a World Heritage architectural wonder and across the park to a traditional Oaxaqueño market, the experience of life in this little city becomes very palpable while staying with us.
Close by: a couple WIFI enabled coffee shops, small and inexpensive food vendors, physical activities like Boxing, Taw Kwan Do, Yoga and a Latin Rhythms studio, reliable drop off laundry services, traditional haircut parlors, super cheap 'colectivo' style taxi services that go to all the little pueblos around and last but certainly not least, the infamous Central de Abastos market, the biggest one in the state, home to enormous and varied sections of all things Oaxaca: clay pottery, textile goods, esoteric and holistic products, fish and seafood, Oaxacan breads, cheese, exotic fruits, flowers, Mezcal, coffee and chocolate.
And for the nigh time, being the biggest agave producing state has its perks as nightlife in Oaxaca is all about Mezcal and fun long nights. Join us on a nightly pregame in our Hostel Garden Area and then later relax in one of our comfy dorms as you prepare for another daytime adventure. Many other museums, restaurants, shops and bike rentals are also at walking distance

The Hostal is a renovated luxury house turned a relaxed and happening meeting point for travelers seeking to stretch their budget and enjoy their stay in Oaxaca.

Our shared areas and services include: an outdoor garden that's perfect for meeting other guests, a dining area with where our breakfast is also served daily, a fridge and shared kitchen with cooking stations and appliances, a TV room with Netflix and on screen Youtube, books for exchange, Orthopaedic mattresses, a luggage holding area, lockers per guest, 24 hour hot water, security cameras, 24 door access with key, tour and information services and bilingual staff ready at your service.

We offer free Fiber Optic High Speed Internet suitable for video conferencing, home office work and uploading.
As well as free outgoing International Calls during business hours so you can call home and friends while in Oaxaca (certain time restrictions apply).

Hostal Central policies & conditions:

Check-in time starts at 1 pm and Check-out time is 11 am.
No 24-hour front desk: Open from 8 am to 11 pm only.

Payment types accepted at this property: CASH and CREDIT: VISA & MASTERCARD

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival at no penalty, except during highs season months of APRIL, JULY, NOVEMBER and DECEMBER.

Taxes included.

Cooked Breakfast included daily.

No age restriction applied above 18 years of age.
For your information: the property is not suitable for children.
All guests must be 18 years or older.
Passport is required for every check in, NO EXCEPTIONS.

We are a young and open minded group of individuals who welcome anyone from all walks of life, come spend time and lets exchange a great time in Oaxaca! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2020
    one of my most favorite hostel experiences from around the world! I felt like a visitor staying at a friends house my entire stay. Jaime & Fabi make homemade traditional breakfasts every morning and plate it in front of you as soon as you come downstairs. They are so sweet and genuinely interested in your time spent in Oaxaca. Everything was so clean and constantly tidied up too. Muchas gracias for everything and all the conversation & advice giving ❤️ I’ll be back amigos!!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2020
    This was the best place I stated in Mexico. The staff are so kind, hospitable, and thoughtful. They really went above and beyond to make my trip wonderful. Rooms are big and clean, and I liked having my own "cubicle" to set myself up. Breakfast is a whole meal and it's different every day. Really great atmosphere. I ended up extending my stay here because I loved it so much.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2020
    This hostel is a true 10/10. Our experience visiting Oaxaca was drastically elevated by staying in this hostel. Only initially booked one night, but ended up staying a whole week. The best hostel owner EVER!!! and helped my boyfriend and I plan so many activities. Rooms were spacious and incredibly clean. Included Breakfast was too die for! Hostel is not located in the typical tourist area, but things are much cheaper and the Zocalo is only mins away. Thank you Hostal Central Staff!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Wonderful hostel! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful (eg for organising a trip), the breakfast was great and the equipment and common rooms are amazing! Perfect if you are looking for a hostel that offers extra space to hang out at, to read a book in piece or to have some drinks with others
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    20 Feb 2020
    Nice hostal 15 mn from Zócalo safe 24 h reception lockers very nice breakfast nice common area cheap tour Clean shower and toilet in dorm Free water refill Close to AU terminal bus station
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    08 Feb 2020
    I stayed at Hostel Central numerous times throughout my extended stay in Oaxaca. The hostel was social, the facilities were clean, and the breakfast was delicious. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Oaxaca. I'd also like to commend staff member Kat on the job that she was doing running the hostel while I was there. Hostel work is difficult, but she always made sure that the work got done with a positive attitude, and a smile on her face. Thank you all.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    25 Jan 2020
    Super pleasant hostel. Loads of space to hang out and the rooms are comfortable with en suite bathrooms. There's a free breakfast every morning but not a huge amount of activities on offer otherwise. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable on the city and the surrounding areas.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    19 Jan 2020
    Pros: great location and clean facilities Cons: mattresses are very uncomfortable, not enough bathrooms/showers within the hostel, and staff was a bit disorganized at times Depending on what you're looking for, it's worth noting that there's little ambiance in the hostel so it's good for relaxing but not for meeting people. Also, the breakfast was ok but could be a lot better.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 Feb 2020
    Great place to stay in Oaxaca. The hostel is located perfectly, whole place is kept clean and nice. There are tours and activities you can join. The thing we didn't like that much was breakfast (apart from one on Sunday which was prepared by the girl from reception) and the fact that the door to the bathroom had quite loud, metal lock which would wake us up if somebody went there during the night.
    Poland, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jan 2020
    Super lovely staff and great breakfasts but not a super social atmosphere. Loved the tours and they are super inexpensive but having only a few bathrooms wasn't always the easiest to work with.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi