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Looking for the perfect beach holiday?

If you are looking to spend some time on a beautiful beach with a good atmosphere, good people and good food, look no further. This is the hostel that are looking for. Located in and on the Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Lyoban is a Zapotec word and refers to a sacred place where the "Hombres nube" ancient inhabitants of the mountains and central valleys of Oaxaca, sought to achieve the highest level of spirituality, maintaining inner peace and balance day to day.

The main activity in Zipolite is just relax in an atmosphere of freedom, very quiet, large space facing the sea and lives in peace with nature.

It is something that many of our visitors have described as "a magical world" away from any civilization consumerism.

Nudism optional activity that characterizes Zipolite (which is practiced only on the beach) reflects and represents a free and respectful attitude to all people and respect for a natural lifestyle. This is not exactly a beach for families and children, although they are welcome, and is not a family beach because in recent years visitors have made this beach a special place for young people who like to "be and let be."

Here you can do nothing and just rest all day in a hammock, thinking, seeing the ocean or reading a good book that if you don’t have with you you can borrow from our library where you’ll find books in different languages and issues.

But if you're the kind of person who likes to be active here as in Zipolite Lyoban and its surroundings will find a variety of different activities.

In Lyoban we have:



Ping Pong


Board Games

Wireless Internet


Bonfire night

Val Beach Volleyball

In Zipolite, depending on the season you can find other activities such as:


A boat Trip - to see whales, turtles and dolphins

Sand castles on the beach


Fishing and walks

Museum of Sea Turtles

Different festivals in the Year, as well as the traditional New Year.

Accommodation Information

Types of Accommodation available:

(All options include free use of our recreational equipment.)


Installed in a common area on the top floor facing the sea, the price includes the use of a locker room, safe, shared bathrooms and showers.

Rustic Rooms

Consist of three single beds or one double and one single bed, shared bathrooms and showers, which can be 1, 2 or 3 people.

Standard Rooms

Consist of one double and one single bed, private bathroom and fan, can be 1, 2 or 3 people.

Special Rooms

Consist of two double beds, one single bed and a hammock, private bathroom and fan, can be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 people.

Location Information

You can travel by bus with several companies from Mexico, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Huatulco, Puerto Escondido to the city of Pochutla, and by taking a private taxi Pochutla for 100 Pesos, or take a taxi for 20 Pesos for a Zipolite , where we can be found on the main road in the downtown area next to the Chapel of the People.

If you fly, you must fly to Huatulco airport destination or Puerto Escondido, where you can take a taxi from the airport or get out on the road and into a city taxi that are cheaper.

If your choice of travel is by car from Mexico City to Oaxaca you can travel the road "150D" and then to Zipolite Pochutla via the road "175" and also from Mexico Acapulco another option is via the highway "95D "and before reaching the port of Acapulco to take the road" 200 "that takes you to Pinotepa Nacional, Puerto Escondido, Zipolite and finally Pochutla.



  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Common Room
  • Travel Desk
  • Restaurant

Important Information





Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We LOVE Lyoban Hostel, Zipolite Beach, Mexico!

WOW! what a place... we'll be back... and we'll bring all our friends from NZ with us.

The service was amazing, the location sensational, the price afordable, the rooms comfy and the pool was fabulous. Couldn't ask for anything more. Beach was a stones throw away (and I throw like a girl.) Jaun (joint manager) was a FANTASTIC HOST! He made our time staying there all that more enjoyable. SPOILT!

Thank you... and see you soon

Xxx G & N


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Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Games room
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Secure lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk

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