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Hostal Zocalo - Hostel

2-star2 stars
508 Calle 63 Centro, Mérida, YUC, 97000, Mexico

Located steps from Plaza Grande
  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Amazing location right in front of plaza grande where there was always something…Dec 28, 2018
  • The place looks cool but it's actually pretty bad. The window in my room had no…Nov 25, 2020

Hostal Zocalo - Hostel

from NZ$40
  • 1 cama matrimonial, baño (16,17)
  • Dormitorio compartido de mujeres, aire acondicionado
  • Dormitorio compartido mixto, aire acondicionado
  • 1 cama matrimonial, aire acondicionado, baño (3)
  • Room (a/a y dos camas (2 y 11))
  • Room, Multiple Beds (con bano y 4 camas (14 y 15))
  • Room (con bano y 6 camas (18))
  • Room (sencilla cama matrim (1, 5, 20,21)
  • Family Room

What’s around Hostal Zocalo - Hostel


  • In Mérida Centro
  • Paseo de Montejo - 15 min walk
  • Plaza Grande - 1 min walk
  • Mérida Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • U.S. Consulate Merida - 35 min walk
  • Montejo House - 1 min walk
  • Municipal Palace of Merida - 1 min walk
  • Macay Museum - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Manuel Crescencio Rejon Intl. Airport (MID) - 18 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Multilingual staff
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Hostal Zocalo - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostal Zocalo Hostel Merida
  • Hostal Zocalo Mérida
  • Hostal Zocalo Merida
  • Hostal Zocalo - Hostel Mérida
  • Hostal Zocalo - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Hostal Zocalo - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Mérida


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hostal Zocalo - Hostel

  • Does Hostal Zocalo - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hostal Zocalo - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hostal Zocalo - Hostel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hostal Zocalo - Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hostal Zocalo - Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at Hostal Zocalo - Hostel?
    Yes, pets are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hostal Zocalo - Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hostal Zocalo - Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pancho's (4-min walk), Marlin Azul (4-min walk), and Los Trompos (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Hostal Zocalo - Hostel?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Casino La Cima (10-min walk) and Diamonds Casino (7-min drive) are both nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 40 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Location, very helpful.
Ck in with young lady took a long time, and we had 3 rooms, and she put us all in one BIG room, which was ok for only one night. Hunter and Luis went the extra mile when we had to leave VERY early and fed us breakfast. Location is amazing.
Jeff, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Great location, helpful staff, but air conditioner was inadequate for the daytime temperatures.
David, ca3 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Not a Great Place to Stay
I would only stay here if you need to stay in El Centro and no other place in the area is available. They didn’t have the bed I reserved, but I didn’t feel like finding another place, so they sold me on a private room. It was overpriced for what it was. Overall the dirtiest hostel I’ve stayed at in Mexico. It was currently undergoing renovations it seems, but the bathrooms were gross with a constantly leaking toilet and only a curtain for stalls. The WiFi didn’t seem to work well anywhere in the hostel. No one there speaks English, so you had better know at least some Spanish.
mx3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Love Merida
Great location, lots of choices for breakfast, great coffee. Other guests are friendly, very family-friendly like
Jane, ca2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
A great place to stay... after 2019. Maybe.
the location is ideal. And two of the ladies that work there, Julisa and Patricia, are really nice. But...the guy at the reception couldn't or wouldn't find my reservation on the computer and wanted to charge me about a thousand pesos more for the same accommodations. I show him the price and he had to reevaluate his price. The place is nice but it is been remodeled and there was noise, dust, paint cans, and none of this was mentioned before hand. My biggest disappointment was the restrooms. I have seen better facilities at low end bus stations in Mexico. You can tell right away that a worker designed the place and that the architect built it. Would I recommend the place... yes but not right now. Wait until is finished, the bathroom redone, and someone else is at the reception, then it will be a great place to stay.
Ricardo, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent location, right in the middle of everything. Cool building. Currently under construction, but still cozy and comfortable.
Katharine, mx4 night trip
Very good 8.0
The Hostel is located near the central plaza. It’s within walking distance to many bars, restaurants, and the CAME bus terminal. The staff is friendly. Breakfast is delicious and offers an excellent opportunity to meet other travelers. I would highly recommend this place
J, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
I thought opting for a historic hostal by the plaza mayor would be a great entry to Merida and the Yucatan. WRONG: 1) the staircase was a steep ascent with dubious hand rail broken at the start; 2) remodeling caused tiles, buckets, toilets, etc to line walkways to the rooms and bathrooms; 3) price went from 600 pesos on Orbitz for a private AC room to 700 pesos for a fan room with shared bathroom, basically a private dorm room with 3 beds by the street; 4) nonstop noise as it's above a convenience store and the trucks came by at all hours to restock the store; 5) breakfast was descent, omelette and fruits, waffle mix was empty eventhough we were there by 8:30AM; 6) my hubby went to the bathroom and found a roach in his shoe! Yuck. Overall, NEVER again! Plenty of other places charging 700 pesos or less a night with far better rooms and appeal. So very disappointed Orbitz allowed this place on their list. Sub-standard!
YasengY, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Great locations at a budget price
Great location and good breakfast.
Kenneth, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Great Location
Located just across the street from the main Square. Great breakfast - eggs, fruit, cereal, bread, coffee. Undergoing renovation so a bit messy. Great staff. Good vibe. Can be noisy with guests talking, etc. in the common areas until about 11 pm. A little shabby but acceptable given the price, location, and breakfast.
Kenneth, us2 night trip

Hostal Zocalo - Hostel