Casa Ángel

Top choice hostel in Oaxaca City

Deservedly popular, this 'boutique' hostel is run by a friendly, helpful young team and kept scrupulously clean. Rooms are thoughtfully designed and the bright common areas include a good kitchen, a plasma screen with Netflix, and a great roof terrace with a barbecue every Sunday.

Three of the six private rooms have their own little terraces, and the dorms (two of them women only) have good solid bunks with private reading lights. The newer 'deluxe' dorms are capsule-style, with curtained, comfy, wood-paneled bunks equipped with their own electrical plugs and USB chargers. There's plenty of local info on offer too.