Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, Mexico is known for its chilled out surfer and beach vibe. So it draws travellers from all over. Finding a great hostel to stay in can be hard. A hostel needs a good location, great facilities and great staff. You can find all this at Tower Bridge Hostel.
Disclaimer: I was hosted for a night at Tower Bridge Hostel in exchange for unbiased and honest coverage. All opinions are my own.
Located near Carrizalillo beach, it is a little bit out of the old town, but the beach is what people come to Puerto Escondido for, not the town. It’s one of the quieter beaches in the town and just a short walk away. There’s also the local market nearby.
The hostel is a very social hostel. It is a party hostel, but don’t let that put you off, you can still sleep! Everything goes quiet at midnight, so it’s not impossible to sleep.
Tower Bridge Hostel as a range of dorms and private rooms, so caters to all travellers and any budget. Dorms range from six to fourteen beds, some are ensuite, some are shared bathroom. Privates include twins, doubles and triples, some ensuite, some shared bathrooms. There’s even a Deluxe two bed apartment, if you you really want to treat yourself. The Deluxe has a hammock in front of the apartment and a living room.
Tower Bridge Hostel has a range of facilities and extras. Here are just a few:
Breakfast for 40 pesos
Poolside bar (with cheap cocktails and beers)
Kitchen (as equipped as most Mexican Hostels)
Wifi in all rooms
There are also plenty of hammocks to laze around in during the day. Which is a vital part of any Mexican hostel! And the two hostel cats cannot be forgotten. One even comes to beg for food as soon as you enter the kitchen!
A Bit More About The Bar
The poolside bar is the social hub of this hostel, when it is open travellers congregate to play games and get to know each other. There is a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ that plays a vital role in these games, spinning it you can get a free shot or take part in various fun activities, like the snorkel pool shot or swapping clothes. There are also events such as Ladies Night and Salsa Night. And of course there is a Happy Hour, where cocktails are two for one.
Tower Bridge Hostel can arrange a variety of tours and classes. They select their partners carefully, so you can be sure you are with a good company. Many of the tours are with Lalo Ecotours, which is a popular Eco Tour company in the area. Tours include:
Dolphin & Sea Turtle Boat Trips
This is an award winning hostel. Awards include:
2017 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
November 2011 Best Atmosphere
Puerto Escondido is an easy place to get ‘stuck’ when you are travelling. And Tower Bridge Hostel is a great place to get stuck. The hostel has a great social atmosphere, ensuring that people mingle. With pool and hammocks there’s plenty of places to relax, but there’s also a great night vibe. If you want to get stuck you can volunteer at the hostel too. It’s a great place to take a break from hectic travels and have a few days or weeks to relax.