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The Roof Backpackers Hostel

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The Roof Backpackers Hostel

2.0 star property
Colonial hostel within easy reach of Guadalajara Cathedral

8.2/10 Very good

46 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
Miguel Blanco 1115, between 8 de Julio & E. Gonzalez, Guadalajara, JAL, 44100

Guests rated this location 9.4/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Communal living room
  • Computer station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Self parking
  • Terrace
  • Water dispenser
Feel at home
  • BBQ(s)
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Guadalajara
  • Guadalajara Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • US Consulate General Guadalajara - 20 min walk
  • Avienda Chapultepec - 3 min drive
  • Plaza Forum Tlaquepaque - 6 min drive
  • Expo Guadalajara - 6 min drive
  • La Minerva - 6 min drive
  • Jalisco Stadium - 7 min drive
  • Plaza del Sol - 16 min drive
  • Basilica de Zapopan - 9 min drive
  • Zoologico Guadalajara - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Guadalajara, Jalisco (GDL-Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Intl.) - 33 min drive
  • Plaza Universidad Station - 8 min walk
  • Juarez Station - 8 min walk
  • Mexicaltzingo Station - 11 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Pizza del Perro Negro - 4 min walk
  • Danés - 3 min walk
  • Xica - 3 min walk
  • Equilibrio - 3 min walk
  • Bar Gil - 2 min walk

About this property

The Roof Backpackers Hostel

The Roof Backpackers Hostel features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 10-minute drive of Expo Guadalajara and Basilica de Zapopan. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences at this Colonial hostel include fridges and microwaves. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Plaza Universidad Station is 8 minutes and Juarez Station is 8 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property charges a fee for luggage storage after check-out.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Covered on-site self-parking (MXN 160 per night)
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • On-site garage


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 1 building/tower
  • Communal living room
  • Garden
  • Lockers available
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Egyptian cotton sheets

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: MXN 100 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MXN 250 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 3
  • Late check-in between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of MXN 50
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 5 per cent
  • Towels are available for an extra charge of MXN 10.0 per person, per night (or guests may bring their own)


  • Covered self-parking costs MXN 160 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


<p>There is limited hot water on site. </p><p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Roof Backpackers Hostel Guadalajara
Roof Backpackers Hostel
Roof Backpackers Guadalajara
Roof Backpackers
The Roof Backpackers Hostel Guadalajara
The Roof Backpackers Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does The Roof Backpackers Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Roof Backpackers Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Roof Backpackers Hostel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Roof Backpackers Hostel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Roof Backpackers Hostel?
Yes. Self-parking costs MXN 160 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Roof Backpackers Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is MXN 250 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Roof Backpackers Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Roof Backpackers Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Majestic Casino (8-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Roof Backpackers Hostel and nearby?
The Roof Backpackers Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Does The Roof Backpackers Hostel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around The Roof Backpackers Hostel like?
The Roof Backpackers Hostel is in Downtown Guadalajara, a short 8-minute walk from Plaza Universidad Station and 11 minutes' walk from Guadalajara Cathedral.



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10/10 Exceptional

It's a very good hostel
Thomas, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Johnathan, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great staff, but dirty bed
PRO: Although there was only one person who was able to speak English fluently, the staff was very friendly and welcoming. They did housekeeping of my room 1 of the 3 nights there, so that was great. Room has a fan that will keep you cool enough. The share area has a bunch of local recommendations you can rely on. CON: Ok bathroom and shower. It's barely a breakfast - I would not rely on it. Milk, juice and some cereal-looking thing. Bed had fleas or bed bugs.... got bitten all over my legs... very uncomfortable there. Wifi was slow at best - not connecting most of the time.
4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Big beds and awesome people
Stayed in a shared dorm room and there were many options for the bunk beds. I had a queen sized bed to myself. The place has a funny multi levelled lay out but it is in line with the interesting place. Great location to musume and shops.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great price for a nice double room
We stayed here for 6 nights in the end. It is very well situated in Guadalajara with the Central Historico and other attractions nearby. Some reviews have said that the street feels unsafe but we didn't feel that. The double room was good with a comfy bed and hot water in the shower (most of the time). Reception staff were helpful with suggestions and called us a cab to the airport. It said there was free breakfast but we didn't witness this happening and no one mentioned it on check in, we didn't ask as we were happy eating the incredible local food. It also says that there is housekeeping daily but our room only got cleaned once. It didn't really feel like a backpacker place as no one seemed very sociable and on the last night the place was full of children who arrived at 10pm, were super loud until after 11 and then again from 6am! We were happy with everything overall, particularly as it was such a good price. If you are a budget traveler looking for somewhere to rest your head whilst enjoying the splendour of Guadalajara i wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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2/10 Poor

Not good. Do not recommend!
Let me start by saying I've traveled a lot and been in many hostels before, so I know that a hostel isn't supposed to be super clean or comfortable. Given that, this was one of the worst, if not the worst experience in a hostel. There was usually no one in reception, the bathrooms and common areas were dirty and a mess, the bed was super uncomfortable ( I could feel all the springs ). If there happened to be someone in reception, they weren't very helpful or knowledgeable. They say they provide breakfast, but they really don't ( only the first day there was a tiny bowl with cereal and some milk, juice). Positives: they allowed me to check in at 7 am when I arrived, internet is relatively good, and there is hot water for shower ( although the water doesn't go down the drain creating a big puddle). Overall disappointed with this experience.
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8/10 Very good

Good location
Over all good friendly staff close to shopping center ... .
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6/10 Good

Good enough
We had a good stay here. Brilliant location near the old bus station and centre of town and a good price. All the beds are also double beds. This being said the floor was always dirty (I had to give up washing my feet) and the kitchen was a bit of a tip with dirty dishes everywhere. It took us a few days to figure out who worked in the hostel as often no one was around so it made it hard to ask for tips although they do have information on the walls. One day a guy arrived, we let him in and tried to find someone to check him in, no luck. Went out for dinner and 3 hours later he was still waiting so I tried to find someone and finally he had a bed. Another problem we had was after 2 days in a room the manager kindly asked us to move as a 'family' was coming and needed a private room. He was nice so we obliged even though packing and unpacking was a pig. We were not angry or bitter about this until two things happened... 1. Another lady who worked there very abruptly told us to move our stuff now and just had an awful manner about her, she should not be working with people at all and 2. When this so called 'family' turned up it happened to just be 2 sets of backpackers??? Don't know what happened there but they should really sort their organisational skills out so that they don't have to move guests around. Overall however we did have a good enough stay here for the price we paid just don't expect much - the breakfast is also not worth mentioning.
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6/10 Good

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10/10 Exceptional

Great Hostel Experience.
I got to meet some great travelers and hear their experiences.
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