Hostels normally are known to offer cheap budget-oriented, sociable lodging. Guests can normally rent a bed, normally bunk beds in a room and share lavatories and bathroom with the other guests, sometimes the shared areas include a lounge and even kitchens. Most times rooms are shared, mixed or single-sex.
Puerto Vallarta offers a short list of options, most are well located and have supermarkets and convenience stores close by.
Bed and Pizza Youth Hostel
Colombia 1415, Col. 5 de Diciembre, Puerto Vallarta
Welcoming environment for all guests, bedrooms are in a decorative and simple style and come with a shared bathroom, bed, fan and a balcony with a great view of the ocean, there's also a shared kitchen. Amenities include an American style breakfast. There's also a pizzeria and a large terrace where you can eat and drink at the bar. Reception is open 24 hours and features a small library. Bed and Pizza Youth Hostel location is excellent a mere hundred yards from the beach in Puerto Vallarta and some 10 minutes from the Malecon. The international airport is only 8 miles from the hostel.
Hostel des Artistes
Brasil 1339, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
An international hostel, great location a few blocks from Camarones Beach, one of the popular beaches in downtown PV. Enjoy a good lodging option, clean, comfortable, safe and affordable, right in the downtown area. There's no need to spend money on taxis or transportation, everything is within walking distance, this includes restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, grocery stores, the beach where you can parachute, banana boats, jet skiing and different activities. Free for guests: Wi-Fi, Coffee and tea, same-day luggage storage.
Oasis Downtown Vallarta Hostel
Av. Juárez 386, Col. Centro, Puerto Vallarta
The Oasis Hostel has now expanded into a downtown location. Safe, fun and memorable lodging where lifelong friendships can flourish. You'll really enjoy a beautiful Ocean and City View from the roof top terrace. Complimentary breakfast every morning that includes hotcakes or cereal and coffee, juice or milk. The downtown location gives you immediate access to everything, the sea is close by, as are restaurants, bars, night clubs, and sightseeing in the historical part of the city. The hostel also organizes local tours and weekly activities: BBQs, quiz and movie nights, plus Mexican cooking lessons. It can be a little noisy, it's is in the heart of town.
Oasis Original Hostel
Libramiento 222, Colonia Benito Juarez, Puerto Vallarta
Oasis is the a real backpackers' hostel for young souls on a budget. If you're looking for a fun place to stay that offers value for money, look no more. Guests are offered 55 rooms both private and shared. All bedrooms are decorated in colorful Mexican style. Some equipped with air conditioning and private bathroom. The rest of the services and facilities include free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, a common room where you can watch cable TV or DVDs, communal kitchen, barbecue utensils, games and bicycles. Located a mile and a half from the beach and 5 miles from the heart of Puerto Vallarta.
Vallarta Sun Hostel
Francisca Rodriguez 169, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta
Located in the heart of town with easy access to the most emblematic monuments and buildings and close enough to really enjoy the beach. The rooms are colofully decorated in Mexican style, equipped with shared bathroom and also Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Clients can also use the common living area, kitchen and washing machine. Nearby you will find a wide variety of restaurants and bars, plenty of shops and entertainment. Vallarta's main square is less than a mile away and the very popular Los Muertos Beach is just a block from the hostel.
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