Mexico’s beautiful Tosepankali Hostel is a peaceful haven for travelers that pays homage to the local indigenous culture. The eco hostel was designed by Puebla-based firm Proyecto Cafeína, and it’s actually part of a Nahuatl indigenous cooperative. The hostel was carefully built into the rugged landscape using locally-sourced materials like bamboo, stone, brick, and Bahareque – a traditional building material made of sticks and mud.
The hostel is a recent addition to an eco-complex called Tosepankali, which means “Our House” in the Nahuatl language. The complex provides a variety of lodging options that are designed to “transport travelers into a new dimension”. The hostel is an incredibly peaceful off-grid retreat for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
The hostel was built completely out of local, natural materials such as bamboo, stone and brick. A large elongated roof extend over the building – and it’s the only part of the structure that is visible from a distance. The building is carefully embedded into the uneven topography, and it’s surrounded by natural vegetation that further fuses the hostel with its surroundings.
The guest rooms and common areas feature an abundance of windows that provide stellar views and natural light. A large atrium at the center is completely clad with glazed walls built into the beautiful bamboo framework.
Photography by Patrick Lopez