Valladolid, Mexico is a beautiful, charming and colourful colonial city. Although it is a small and quiet city, there are still many options of places where you can stay. Valladolid is the perfect place to base yourself for exploring the surrounding Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, Ek Balam and Coba as well as various cenotes in the area.
Travel planning can be overwhelming at times. There are so many decisions to be made and so many options to choose from.
I hope that my list of budget-friendly accommodations in Valladolid makes your planning a little bit easier.
Note: I have not personally stayed at all of these accommodations and for those that I don’t have experience with, my recommendation is based on online reviews from people who have stayed there.
Budget Hotels (Under $100 CAD per night):
Hotel Maria Guadalupe | $14.08 to $21.13 CAD per night
Calle 44 #198 between Calles 41 and 39.
Hotel Maria Guadalupe is a clean and simple hotel located in the centre of Valladolid, within walking distance to the ADO bus terminal, the main square, attractions, banks, authentic restaurants and shopping.
The rooms have air conditioning, a safe, cable television, and private bathroom with hot water. There is free Wi-Fi in all areas including the rooms, free parking, 24 hour reception, an outdoor terrace, luggage storage and included breakfast.
Hotel Colonial La Aurora | $35 CAD per night
Calle 42 #192 between Calles 35 and 37.
Hotel Colonial La Aurora is a budget hotel with colonial decor located in the middle of Valladolid’s historical district. It is only two blocks from the central square, attractions, restaurants, shopping and transportation.
The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, outdoor swimming pool, luggage storage, and free parking. Breakfast is not included.
The rooms are air-conditioned, have free Wi-Fi, a safe, and cable television.
Hotel Zaci | $60 to $72 CAD per night
Calle 44 #191 between Calles 37 and 39.
Hotel Zaci is centrally located next to the quiet and beautiful Candelaria Park and within a few blocks of Valladolid’s main square in the centre of the city.
It features an outdoor swimming pool, terrace, free private parking and free Wi-Fi in all areas.
The rooms have air-conditioning, a fan, modern decor, cable television and a private bathroom.
El Meson Del Marques | $73 CAD and higher per night
Calle 39 #203 between Calles 40 and 42.
El Meson Del Marques is a romantic and cozy hotel located in a charming colonial building in the historic centre of Valladolid. It is close to everything – restaurants, the central square, attractions, transportation and shopping.
The hotel provides a central location, free parking, included breakfast, on-site restaurant, garden and courtyard with small outdoor swimming pool and lounge chairs.
The comfortable rooms feature air conditioning, balconies, cable television, telephone, daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, a safe, and a refrigerator.
Hotel Tunich Beh | $65 to $90 CAD per night
Calle 41A (Calzada de los Frailes) #204-A between Calles 46 and 48
Hotel Tunich Beh is located on the pretty and historic cobblestone street known as Calzada de los Frailes, which is lined with colourful colonial businesses and houses. It is close to the Convent de San Bernardino and other attractions like colonial churches, the central square and Cenote Zaci.
This hotel features a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, luggage storage, air conditioning, free and secure parking, included breakfast, housekeeping, a private relaxing terrace area with a small Jacuzzi, palapa and hammock, and a garden.
The rooms are comfortable and they offer air conditioning, cable television, simple decor and tiled floors.
Casa Hamaca Guesthouse | $105 CAD and higher per night
Calle 49 #202-A at Calle 40
Casa Hamaca Guesthouse is situated on a quiet corner of a small local park in a friendly neighbourhood. It is located within convenient walking distance of restaurants, the central square, transportation, and attractions.
The guesthouse features complimentary breakfast prepared with fresh, wholesome and local produce and includes traditional Mayan dishes, authentic Yucatecan staples, American-style breakfasts as well as continental foods, free on-site parking, free Wi-Fi, a jungle-like setting and lush tropical garden complete with fruit trees, bananas, palm trees, butterflies and iguanas, indigenous art, murals depicting Mayan themes, on-site restaurant and cafe with full service bar (Xoco Loco), hammocks and lounging areas, air conditioning, fans, massage services, small outdoor swimming pool, laundry and volunteer opportunities.
The rooms include a comfortable bed and authentic Mayan hammock, air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bathroom with hot water, and a wall mural.
Bungalows Ek Balam | $20 to $30 CAD per night
Located in the village of Ek Balam, just outside the ruins
The Ek Balam Bungalows are a unique accommodation located in the authentic indigenous Mayan village of Ek Balam. Ek Balam is situated approximately 25 minutes north of Valladolid. The village is only a short distance from the stunning and lesser-known ruins of Ek Balam, surrounded by dense jungle. Staying in a Mayan village affords you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and history and understand the daily life of the Mayan people while learning about the language, customs and food through interactions with the local villagers.
The bungalow property features 24 hour reception, parking, on-site restaurant, fans and outdoor swimming pool. Menus for traditional Yucatecan cuisine can be requested for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The individual cabins are made from wood and palm and include beds and bathrooms.
Hostel La Candelaria | $12.50 to $50 CAD per night
Calle 35 #201-F between Calles 42 and 44.
I stayed at Hostel La Candelaria for four nights during my first solo trip to Valladolid.
Hostel La Candelaria is a unique and social backpacker hostel located in an old colonial house with colourful decor, a laid-back and chill vibe and a relaxing atmosphere. It is located beside Candelaria Park/Square and within short walking distance to the central square, ADO bus terminal, attractions, colectivo transportation, restaurants, groceries and banks.
The hostel features a lush and peaceful garden with hammocks behind the hostel, an outdoor and indoor kitchen, a rooftop terrace, tables and seating areas in the outdoor kitchen, an indoor lounge on the second floor, and plenty of shared outdoor and indoor washrooms and showers. The hostel provides an included breakfast, bicycles for rent, a television and movie lounge, travel information and local guidebooks, 24 hour reception, free Wi-Fi, free city maps, luggage storage, included linen, free purified water, book exchange, outdoor laundry area, and lots of lockers for your personal belongings.
The staff are friendly, helpful and they speak English and Spanish.
You have the option of staying in a private room or shared dorm (6 bed female-only dorm or 8 bed mixed dorm). The rooms and dorms are not air conditioned but they do have lots of fans.
Hostal Del Fraile | $13.50 to $25 CAD per night
Calzada de los Frailes #212-C between Calles 48 and 50.
Hostel del Fraile is located in a colonial house along the beautiful and historic cobblestone street, Calzada de los Frailes. It is within walking distance to the central square, transportation, attractions and restaurants.
This hostel offers a kitchen, dining room, parking, terrace, reading area, free Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, and included breakfast.
You have the option of staying in a private room with shared bathroom or dormitory (4 bed mixed dorm or 13 bed mixed dorm).
Hostal Tunich Naj | $13 to $40 CAD per night
Calle 38 #202-A between Calles 43 and 45.
Hostal Tunich Naj is a simple and colourful hostel located in the centre of the colonial city of Valladolid. This is a newer hostel.
The hostel features fans, hot water, free Wi-Fi, included breakfast, kitchen facilities, lockers, housekeeping, bicycle rentals, shared bathrooms and 24 hour reception.
The dorm rooms open out to a balcony, and they feature tiled floors and a fan.
At this hostel, you have the option of staying in a private room or the 10 bed mixed dormitory.
Hostal Cinco Calles | $12 CAD per night
Calle 41 #213 between Calles 44 and 46.
Hostal Cinco Calles is centrally located in a colonial house just steps from the ADO bus terminal and is very close to the main square, attractions, and restaurants.
The hostel offers free Wi-Fi, included linens and towels, shared bathrooms, housekeeping services, 24 hour reception, kitchen and dining room, courtyard and garden, outdoor swimming pool, bicycle rentals, lockers and hot showers.
The hostel provides a 7 bed mixed dormitory for sleeping.
Airbnb is a website where locals in destinations around the world can rent out their private rooms or entire homes/apartments to travelers for a nightly, weekly or monthly fee.
You can search by your destination and then browse and filter the listings to fit your specific needs and budget.
Here are some Airbnb listings that I found interesting and budget-friendly during my research:
Studio Efficiency | $62 CAD per night/$290 CAD per week/$829 CAD per month
Calle 53 at Calle 38.
Small House | $62 CAD per night/$242 CAD per week/$691 CAD per month
Calle 53 at Calle 38.
The website Workaway exists to help connect volunteers with local individuals, businesses, farms or accommodations (hotels, hostels, guesthouses, B&Bs) in destinations around the world.
In exchange for volunteering 4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week, volunteers are provided with free accommodation and sometimes free meals and food.
Here is a listing for help needed at a hostel in Valladolid:
I hope that these budget guide to accommodation in Valladolid, Mexico has been helpful to you as you plan your future travels!
Do you have any other recommendations or suggestions for places to stay in Valladolid?
Let me know in the comments.