Where to Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico: Hotels, Bed and Breakfast Lodging and Hostels. The list that I sent to Freda Moon, The New York Times travel writer who crafted the feature 36 Hours: Oaxaca, Mexico, included recommendations for where to sleep in Oaxaca City. She was only able to include one, El Diablo y La Sandia. So, I’m sharing with you what I sent to her and a few more that I recently discovered.
El Secreto de las Bugambilias, NEW, Reforma #522, Col. Centro, Oaxaca, (951) 514-9536; USA (866) 829-6778, 3 rooms, Single/Double, Dahlia Room, $70 single/$80 double; Begonia Room, King Bed, $80/90; Azalea Room, King Bed, $90/$100. Extension of Las Bugambilias B&B one block away, owned by the Cabrera Arroyo Family. Just opened in June 2011.
El Diablo y La Sandia, NEW Libres # Maria Crespo, owner. $80 USD per night double, $75 per night single includes breakfast. Email: email@example.com
Clean, basic and convenient Hostal Paulina, Trujano #321 at the corner of Diaz Ordaz, 4 blocks from the Zocalo. Phone (951) 516-2005. 370 pesos per night including breakfast, shared baths. firstname.lastname@example.org www.paulinahostel.com/ing10/localizacion.html
Lovely, European-like, quiet neighborhood of Jalatlaco is just a few minutes walk from El Llano Parque and the ADO bus station. It is easy to imagine being on a back street in Florence, Italy. For 200 pesos a night you can stay at Hostal del Barrio, Privado de la Noche Triste #5, email@example.com or (951) 515-2910. Innkeepers Señora Oliva and daughter Señora Julieta offer a warm welcome to their quiet home. Each very spare, small bedroom has a private bath and hot water. It is clean and adequate with no frills. Go around the corner to Casa Arnel for a healthy breakfast a la carte or during the week or Saturday morning to Xiguela, the organic market/cafe. It’s a 30-minute walk to the Zocalo.