If you are visiting Mérida soon, then you should know that the best way to guarantee a great experience is by exploring every corner of the city and absorb all the culture that offers. A downtown hostel in Mérida will be your best ally to make this possible​, this is why we’ve spent the time needed to perfect our Barrio Vivo, your home away from home. 

Here are some perks of a hostel made by backpackers like you: 


We know that the better the location, the easier it is to explore around. That’s why we are in a great location. ​Located in Mérida downtown​, you will be able to walk to historic buildings, parks, coffee shops, restaurants, museums and many other stores where you can buy anything you need.

We are right in front of the beautiful ​Parque la Ermita,​ a perfect place to relax, read a book, or get a snack from street vendors. We are just a few blocks away from ​Plaza Grande​ (downtown main square), the earth of Mérida, where you will be surrounded by iconic buildings like the La Catedral de Yucatán and La Casa de Los Montejo​ and where many free activities take place all week long.


Moving around the city has never been so easy. Staying at Barrio Vivo will give you easy access to every single area of Mérida, thanks to the bus stop right next to the hostel. Also, if you arrive in the city by bus (the most common way), we have you covered! Barrio Vivo is only 3 blocks away from CAME bus station that connects Mérida with pretty much every single place of the Yucatán Peninsula.  Last but not least, we are close to an ​Oxxo,​ a convenience store that will provide you all the essentials, from groceries and snacks to beer.



Sleep like a log in a cozy-private bed with its own lighting, a mini table and privacy curtains. You will have two lockers at your disposal to keep your belongings safe and organized. You can find a big locker under your bed where you can store your luggage. The second plug-in locker is made for your daily backpack and to safely charge your devices while you are sleeping or out there exploring the city.

Hostel in Mérida Barrio Vivo bunk beds with lockers innit



Barrio Vivo offers you all the amenities you need. It has a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook your favorite dish and share it with your new friends from all around the world. The common area is the perfect place to make new friends, relax and have a good time. You can also challenge your travelling friends with a foosball match.

A pool is exactly what you need to refresh yourself from the Mérida heat. Barrio Vivo has a very nice pool area surrounded by lounge chairs where you can chill and have a cold drink. If you all you need is relax and recharge your battery, grab a hammock by the pool and slowly fall asleep feeling the breeze. This is exactly what locals do, so you can say you are truly experiencing the Yucatecan lifestyle.


The bar area will make you feel like you are back in time, with its high roof, colorful floor and wooden furniture. This is how a typical colonial house looks like. Take the time to enjoy a drink or a quick meal while looking at ​Parque La Ermita.​  



We are a family of globetrotters and we know exactly what travellers are looking for. We want you to be part of our community and have fun with us! That’s why the hostel is full of different activities and events. From pizza night to cooking class. You will never get bored with us!

You will explore natural beauties and Mayan ruins, but not only the mainstream spots. Here at Barrio Vivo, we will take you to places only the locals know. Our favorite thing to do is, of course, swimming in a cenote. And trust me, we know some amazing ones!

Cenote in Yucatán Barrio Vivo tours

We have plenty of traveling advice and insights that can help you create the best trip of your life here in Mérida. So don’t wait any longer, book with us​! We can’t wait to travel by your side amigo!

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