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542 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Bostel is a new concept that comes from the word Bosque (Forest in Spanish) and Hostel. Offering the only space of its kind in all of Mexico!
An innovative concept where hostel life meets luxury for a third of the price!

The Bostel is situated in the mountains of San Jose del Pacifico, Oaxaca. 20 mins by walk from the main town, 8 mins from the bus stop at the main entrance and 5 mins by Mototaxi costing only 15 pesos. San Jose is great place to break up your journey between Oaxaca and the beaches of the Pacific Coast!

Our Bostel has three rooms named after hallucinogenic mushrooms representative of the region, where each room accommodates 6 guests in total. We offer two terraces, a reading area, seperate bathrooms and toilets, a living room with a fireplace, work areas, dining room, kitchen and a firepit outside.
There is also a gorgeous sunset viewpoint, coffee shop, bar, convenience store and hammocks on the property.
We also have private Cabins so don't forget to ask about it by Whatsapp or email.
Please note: Although on the same property, the Cabins are a seperate experience to the hostel and so if you require the use of a kitchen, it must be stated when making the bookin. Dependent on how many people etc.. it will be at the properties descretion if the use of the hostel is granted.

During the week we offer many activities including....

MONDAY: 6pm Mezcal Tasting
TUESDAY: 9am Guided Hike (3hrs), 8:00pm Pasta night
WEDNESDAY: 10:00 am Temazcal - Special discount day for guests!, 7:30pm Bonfire and Smores night
THURSDAY: 8:00pm Pasta night
FRIDAY: 7.30am Coffee Finca Tour - breakfast, lunch & coffee tasting included.10:00 am Temazcal - Special discount day for guests!
SATURDAY: 7:30 pm Trivia with DJ at La Mezcaleria
SUNDAY: Visit a San Jose community. Including a river hike & breakfast & lunch included 7:30pm Cocktails Class

Our Check in time is from 16.00 to 23.00
Check out before 12.00

Bostel Rancho Viejo Policy and Conditions:

Cancellation Policy: 24hr before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the full amount of your reservation.

Payment upon arrival by cash ONLY ( Please note: There are no ATMS in town)
Taxes not included (16% VAT 3% Lodging tax )
We require 200 pesos or an ID as a deposit, which will be returned to you at check out
Breakfast is not included

Reception from 07.00 to 23.00
No curfew
Pets are not allowed
Minimum age for reservations of 18 years

Reviews & Ratings

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Feb 21, 2024
This hostal is really special. There has been a lot of thought go into the design and execution of the property, it’s hard to beat the views of the mountains and the experiences you can have in San Jose. My only concern with Rancho Viejo was the kitchen. I know it seems trivial but having a kitchen without spoons is pretty average. It was functional but if you’re trying to save a bit of money and plan to cook, make sure the meals are basic!
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Male, 31-40
Feb 09, 2024
The best hostel I have seen in my life! It was literally an authentic palace for travellers. The living room, kitchen, 2 terraces and the dorms looked incredible and the vibe there was magical! Especially if you are looking for a spiritual experience with shrooms, this place has the best setting to do it!
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Male, 31-40
Feb 07, 2024
A wonderful stay in San Jose - stay here if visiting! The hostel feels like a retreat in the forest. There is an onsite shop, cafe and bar. It’s a pleasant 20 minute walk from town or a 15 peso tuk tuk - you want to be staying in the forest so don’t let the distance from put you off. It is thoroughly cleaned every day and is a home away from home. The onsite temacal was a wonderful bonus, as was the hike in the forest and the hammocks and viewpoint for sunset. Best hostel I’ve ever stayed in
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
    • Rooms 4 Refugees
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Internet café
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi