Casa Kraken Hostel

Our location cannot be beat! Kraken Hostel is located in between the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the main square (adjacent to the city hall). We are also a block away from the main area of the Malecón: the seahorse statue and the outdoor amphitheater (right next to Los Arcos). We are located in the heart of Vallarta's downtown, just a few minutes away from the main beach and a great variety of bars, art galleries, night clubs, restaurants. etc.

Hey there! We're a backpacker hostel located right in center of Puerto Vallarta. We like having fun! We like going on adventures during the day, and going for a night out on the town. We work hard and we play hard. We strive to make our place as clean and comfortable as possible, and love getting into projects and artwork. We host backpackers from all over the world, and we treasure the social time we spend with them

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.


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Me encantó la experiencia! Momentos maravillosos que recordare para siempre. Gracias a Adela y a los demás voluntarios por hacer de esta una experiencia perfecta.

2 months ago



Me gustó mucho mi estadía por este Hostal. Aprendí muchas cosas, conocí a personas de diferentes países y agradezco mucho a Adela, Cami, el equipo de voluntarios y STAFF por haberme recibido. Muy buena experiencia!

4 months ago



Voluntariar en Casa Kraken fue una de mis mejores experiências de voluntariado! Adela, Dave y toda la gente fue muy amable y siempre mi respectaram mucho.
Las instalaciones del hostel son muy buenas, con cocina, buenas duchas y la ubicacion es perfecta. los horarios y dias libres son respectados y ademas es posible disfrutar de la ciudad en tus dias libres y en el shift donde lleva los huespedes a hacer tour. Recomendo Casa Kraken a todos!

5 months ago



Good hostel ! 👌

5 months ago

United Kingdom


If you are looking for a volunteer experience in Mexico, this is the place to go. I had the most incredible 5 weeks here. The owner Adela and managers Dave and Travis were amazing, they welcomed me with open arms and gave me endless advice on anything I needed. The group of volunteers here were also the best and I left the Kraken with lots of lifelong friends.

The work here was very reasonable also, plenty of time for exploring and socialising.

The Kraken is in a great location, right by the beach, walking distance to clubs, bars restaurants.

Best volunteer experience, get yourself here!

6 months ago

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