Mexico ranks third among destinations for hostel travelers in 2022


Guests at Hostalito in Cancún.

As some countries limit pandemic travel, young adventurers turn to Mexico

Mexico has become the top 10 destination for young travellers, according to new data released by online hostel booking platform Hostelworld.

Mexico ranked third in the world for hostel bookings in 2022, down from 14and pre-pandemic, the data shows. The rise in popularity may be due, in part, to other countries’ pandemic travel restrictions.

“As backpacker favorites Australia and New Zealand unsurprisingly drop off the best travel list, travelers are turning to Central America to get their dose of adventure, with Mexico coming in third and the Costa Rica in the eighth,” Hostelworld spokeswoman Alice Ackermann said in a press release. .

The main travel destination for 2022 is the United States, as it was before the pandemic.

Hostelworld’s primary customer base is travelers between the ages of 18 and 35. In 2019, the site was used to make 7 million reservations.

Mexico Daily News

Linda G. Ibarra