2nd - Best Small Hostels

Central America

Free WiFi

Bostel Rancho Viejo

Free Cancellation Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

579 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description


If you are travelling across México and want to discover the beauty of Oaxaca. This is your place! In Bostel Rancho Viejo is family owned and operated and dedicated to the Adventure & Spiritual experiences.

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....

- Mezcal Tasting
- Guided Hike (3hrs)
- Pasta night
- Yoga (FREE)
- Temazcal - Special discount day for guests!,
- Bonfire and Smores night (FREE)
- Coffee Finca Tour - breakfast, lunch & coffee tasting included
- Trivia with DJ at La Mezcaleria
- Visit a San Jose community. Including a river hike & breakfast & lunch included
- 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

579 Total Reviews
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May 17, 2024
Really beautiful hostel in a gorgeous location. The hostel is very sociable. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
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Male, 25-30
May 09, 2024
Probably the most beautiful location I have ever been to and most wonderful sunset! It was nice to be in the mountains, it reminded me of camping in B.C and after the hot sun of Oaxaca city the cold night air was very welcomed! Will definitely recommend it to friends and family! :)
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Female, 18-24
May 04, 2024
Amazing stay at the Bostel, it's such beautiful property with great facilities!! I really enjoyed the temezcal experience with Ulan.
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Female, 31-40


  • 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



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