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About Mexico City
Mexico City, called Ciudad de Mexico in Spanish and popularly referred to as DF, is the capital of the culturally intense country of Mexico. It is one of the world's largest and most populated cities, offering a variety of hostels available in all its districts. No matter where you choose to stay, the city is very well connected by an extensive and inexpensive metro network, as well as buses and trams.
The most popular area for budget backpackers is the Centro Historico (historic center) where the more affordable Mexico City hostels tend to be located. If you wish to be in a more hip (and therefore considerably more expensive) location, then Zona Rosa might be the place to be, as this is where the more modern touristic attractions concentrate -- restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Zona Rosa is also known as the gay district of Mexico City and specialized bard and clubs can be found here.
Mexico City has plenty of things to keep you entertained and surprised everyday, from its history, to its beloved spicy cuisine, interesting architecture (the Zocalo is Latin America's largest town square!), to all the culture that is reflected in everyday aspects of the Mexican life. No wonder Mexico City has the world's largest concentration of museums!
Spend a sunny afternoon walking by Chapultepec park, dig yourself into the human marvels at Museo de Antropologia, head to Garibaldi Square in the evenings to enjoy live Mariachi performances, enjoy a rough night at the Lucha Libre fights, and don't forget to try all the Mexican cuisine specialties!
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Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral
"HI - Ciudad de Mexico - Hostel MJ Catedral has an amazing location! Located in the heart of the Centro Historico district, the hostel overlooks an area that has street performers and other events happening daily. The views from the balcony overlooking the churches and old buildings are phenomenal. The Location The hostel is within close walking distance to most of the downtown attractions and only around the corner from the National...
"Ok - nice neighborhood. the one shower is as advertised, but you might have to beg for hot water. Keep your valuables to yourself, do not use the house lock-up. 200 pesos was taken from my neck purse while I was walking about. the one woman that I suspect took my money was VERY put out to help, but the owner and his girlfriend were friendly and helpful." … "Hostel Home is a beautiful house from the last century completed remodelled ....
Hostel Amigo Zocalo
"One of the best hostels I stayed in throughout Central America! Not much that can beat free breakfast, free dinner and two free tours for only $10 a night. Location is excellent in the middle of Mexico City with cheap street food at the Zocaló and close to subway and other transportation. Lots of other travelers as well so good opportunities of meeting travel companions." … "This hostel stretches over 5 floors and feels a bit...
"This is a great place. I've been there since last June and I'm still liv'n there. I love it. You can meet people from all around the world and the prices are cool. Just like an old place, it has some troubles with the hot water (you'll have to wake up very early if you want to take a hot bath, or you 'll have to wait till 11 or 12 at morning to clean yourself). There are no pizza, pasta, or hamburger's nights by 5dlls, even better, there are...
El Cenote Azul
"If you're planning a stay in Mexico City consider this place. It's about twenty minutes by train out of the city centre but it is worth it. Mexico City can be a little crazy when you first arrive and it is nice to stay in an interesting neighborhood, I arrived late at night a little worse for wear and the staff were so friendly and helpful. The decor is eclectic, the food is great and it is a cafe during the afternoon and some evenings. It is...
Hostel Casa Vieja
"this hostel is ok. i wouldn't go back again that's for sure. the managers there aren't very backpacker-friendly -- in short, they try to dig as much money out from you as possible for using their services. i only stayed one night there, thank god. good luck if you stay here." … "… a very safe area all day long and the hostel is open 24 hours. There is no curfew! The hostel is found in a secure and pleasant area of Mexico City....
"Hostel Amigo is definitely a hostel with personality and atmosphere -- some might even call it a party hostel. However, unlike many other hostels that rely on the atmosphere they provide, Hostel Amigo actually offers clean amenities and good extras as well. The Location The hostel is located a few blocks south of the Zocalo (the main square) and a few blocks north of the nearest metro stop Isabela la Catolica. Although the hostel offers...
YWCA Centro Historico
"… It is a comfortable and friendly staff who will help you in everything you need for your stay in the city, sugiriéndote places you can visit, live in the hostel was an atmosphere of calm where we have all the services where you can be comfortable, safe inside and the outside, so your stay is really nice in one of the largest cities in the world. We also have the service of sports, fitness equipment, spininng classes, yoga,...
Mexico City Hostel
"Mexico City Hostel is a calm, clean, and comfortable hostel in the centre of Mexico City’s hustle and bustle. The Location Mexico City Hostel is about as central as they come, literally just around the corner from the cathedral and zocalo (main square). It’s near enough to be in the heart of everything within a minute or two. The Zocalo Metro station is about five minutes' walk away, as is Allende Metro. Rooms and Bathrooms...
Bed & Breakfast Mexico
"At home! - i really enjoyed my stay at bed&breakfast, i felt at home all the times. the staff was really helpful, they helped me get to every where i had to go, if i am ever visiting mexico again you can find me without a doubt at bed&breakfast!!!" … "This is a really friendly hostel. The people running it are kind and and generous, even helping us to book tickets for a bus journey. Meeting people to hook up with is easy as they...
Hostel Airport Mexico DF
"… Surfboards 25 usd in both Terminals. We have nice rooms for relaxing. We have a restaurant that provides you a real Mexican food (not Tex-Mex food !!!) Our Hostel is different because the atmosphere is more familiar and sideways we are located in a very popular suburb that contrast with the International Airport. I think one time you are here ...your adventure starts because this suburb has a lot of History and also the most of...
Hostel Inn Zona Rosa
"Not so great - i stayed here in the middle of february. there are only 2 other people here. also they tried to charge double what my reservation said. i had to show them the reservation from hostel world. place feels very ignored both in upkeep and in decor. would not stay here again, probably will not even stay the 3 days that i booked." … "… to stay, you will have security and great service Best option for backpackers in the...
Hostal Cuija Coyoacan
Colonia del Carmen Coyoacan
"Hostal Cuija Coyoacan is an escape from the hustle of Mexico City, while still being in Mexico City proper. The hostel is a lovely home with a warm glow about it, staff are hospitable and helpful, and the home-cooked breakfast is an added compliment. This is a great base for exploring Mexico City and meeting others with which to do it. The Location Situated within fair walking distance of the Coyoacan metro station, the hostel is quite...
"… rooms and 1 room with it's own bathroom. Costs per night per person are: $10 dollars, room for 8 people, shared bathroom $11 dollars, room for 6 people, shared bathroom $12 dollars, room for 4 people, shared bathroom $14 dollars, room for 4 people, own bathroom *Special price on large groups or stays longer than 5 nights. *All prices include breakfast from 7 to 9 am Hostel Features - Clean Sheets and Bathrooms - Computer rental,...
Hostel Condesa Chapultepec
Col. Roma Norte del Cuauhtemoc
"… close by foot to coffee shops, libraries, nightclubs, pubs, famous museums like Anthropology's, Modern Art Museum, Chapultepec forest, Castel and Zoo, near Park España and Park México where people ride bikes and walk their pets on weekends; easy to get to the center (Zocalo, Bellas Artes, Revolution's Monument) north (polanco), south (xochimilco, coyoacan, san angel), east (Tepito,Cabeza de Juarez) and west (Santa Fe) from here. 3...
Hostal Victoria DF
"Hostal Victoria has got the best facilities in the area. We have the best services such as Internet 24 hours, kitchen, hot water, safe, 24 hour security closed circuit TV, tour guide, tours, we are in the best area of df, a few blocks underground facilities insurgents and Seville with new daily cleaning is done. Advice about arrival time. Pay cash on arrival." … "Our hostel has 3 collective rooms and one double room with two...
Hostel Regina Centro Histórico
"Our hostel has 140 comfortable beds, with parquet floors high ceilings, huge windows with balcony we manage to make every room special, spacious & bright. These are some of the services offered to our guests: Private rooms and Dorms Restaurant Tours to attractions in Mexico City Bathrooms with hot water 24hrs Visit our services section to know everything we can offer our guests We have Dorm rooms of 8, 10 & 12 beds and private rooms...
Hostel Condesa Chapultepec Privanza
Col. Hipodromo Condesa
"… great facilities, free access to internet, wi-fi and free breakfast. Offer also a great location, close to the main touristic attractions, institutes and universities in one of the safest and most friendly neighborhoods in the city, full of entertainment. Check-in time 6am, Check out time 11am, service available just with booking in advance, breakfast served form 8:30-10:00am, common rooms, TV Room, Kitchen available only...
Hostel Amigo Suites Downtown
"Centrally located, offering two meals a day included in the price, and with daily organised tours, Hostel Amigo Suites Downtown takes the stress out of what is otherwise a mad, chaotic, and exhilarating city. The Location In the heart of the Centro Historico, Hostel Amigo downtown is two blocks behind the main cathedral. There is a row of local food stalls literally across the road, with a supermarket on the street corner. Only a block...
Suites DF Hostel
"… attention. Tours and activities can be customized depending on your mood, budget and lifestyle. You are very welcome to be part of our family. *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Somos un pequeo y acogedor hostel de diseo situado muy cerca del centro de la ciudad de Mxico, el transporte pblico y lugares de inters turstico. Estamos a 2 cuadras del Monumento a la Revolucin y Av. Reforma. Nuestra meta es que tengas la mejor...
Hostal Boutique La Tercia
"… one of the best located hostels, but also in a safe and clean hostel with excellent facilities and delicious Mexican food, you need tostay at Tercia Boutique Hostel! The hostel is ideally located, within minutes you can reach the most important places in Mexico City: Paseo de la Reforma, Angel de la Independencia, Castillo de Chapultepec, the Museum of Anthropology and History, Bellas Artes, etc. Please Note: Check out: 11:00...
"Our guesthouse offers wall to wall windows overseeing the surrounding fruit garden. Our rooms have Double Beds with Flat Screen TV and Wi-Fi. Dorms with confy Bunk Beds. Other facilities include: Kitchen, Lounge with Fireplace, a Sun Room and meeting Room We have 1 Spaciouse Confy Dorm with 6 bunk beds shared Bathrooms. We have 3 Suits private for 2 or can fit extra beds up 4 if its needed with extra charges (on request) We count with one...
Hostel Suites DF
"… depending on your mood, budget and lifestyle. You are very welcome to be part of our family. Facilities ad services: Dining Room TV room Terrace Free WIFI Internet on every room Free Internet Computer for guests Breakfast included (we prepare our breakfast in a mexican style, cooked by a chef) We offer 88 beds: 9 dorms (6 beds, toilet and shower inside de room) 4 dorms (5 beds, flat screen TV with cable TV, toilet and shower inside...
Massiosare El Hostal
"We are a cozy hostel on the Penthouse (4th Floor, NO elevator) of a historic building, placed in the historic centre of Mexico City so everything is near. You will have quick access to all kinds of public transportation and also you can get almost to all the hot spots walking. We have three bedrooms, in the yellow room sleeps up to 7 guests, in the blue room sleeps up to 5 and in the pink room sleeps up to 2. There are 2 bathrooms in the...
Hostal La buena Vida
"… 8 designer rooms and 48 beds equipped with fine quality linens,you will have a great night sleep. Each room has private WC and hot water showers all day and all night long so that you can freshen up whenever you feel like it. All-girl rooms upon request. Plan your itinerary at our computer lounge or just lay out in the sun to work in your tan before visiting the city. Once you're back you can enjoy dinner at 'Artisanal' or...
"… and relax. How does it work? You get into DOWNTOWN BEDS and as soon as you check-in you start making the most of your stay while enjoying the beer patio, projection room, “echadero” and the “fonda” of typical Mexican food. We are a great example of flexible hospitality. Just let it flow! Downtown Beds have 17 rooms : 3 private rooms with one queen bed 8 mixed rooms with four beds (bunk beds) 1 women room with four beds (bunk...
Stayinn Barefoot Condesa
"… Place you have only seen in pictures where you will live like a real Mexican would. Today we are opening this one, but we are very to close to open eight more all around Mexico. Be the first one to try the Barefoot experience. Traveling Barefoot means letting everything go to live life as free as you could be, so you can learn and grow from what you see. You can also travel all through out south east Mexico with us. For...
"… rooms, free breakfast & dinner buffet, free internet, sheets and towels, 14 USD Airport Shuttle, best view terrace on the roof and a lot more. The right place to stay and connect! There is a lot to discover and everyone who visits Mexico City will find something to love: amazing, electric and shocking! Our friendly staff will help you to find out and to make your trip full of great experiences. Party with us at our big...
Casa San Ildefonso
"… + Juice + bread) Hot showers 24 Hour Reception & 24 Hour Security Free Wifi Board games & Book Echange Facilities: Sunny inner courtyards & TV & Game room Microwave and Fridge & Vending Machines. Please note : Cancellation Policy : 24 hours. Only cash payment accepted on arrival. Check-in time : 14:00. Check-out time : 11:00. Reception is open 24 hrs,...
Hostal Mansión Havre Hostel
"This is an excellent hostel. I had lots of fun and it's close to everything — the museums, Zona Rosa. The staff is just amazing. They treated me like a son. I recommend this place 100 percent. HAVE FUN, don't miss it." … "I had a great time at the hostel. It has a good location. Zona Rosa is like the tourist area in the city. The personnel were professional and friendly. They helped me and I had a wake-up call everyday on time all the...
Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral
República de Guatemala 4 Centro, Ciudad de México
Alba Deluxe Flat
"We are surrounded by restaurants and shops. The one room 3rd floor apartment is at the backside of the main building, offering a silent environment. Other facilities: linen and towels provided, complete kitchen and clean set, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Deep cleaning every week. Please note : Payment by cash only on arrival Taxes not included Minimum night stay : 3 nights Cancellation policy : 24h Check in :...
Hotel Casa Gonzalez
"… a balcony, but they all have something in common they have all the necessary services so you can have a comfortable stay in a warm homelike atmosphere “in your home away from home”. With an amazing history in each corner Hotel Casa Gonzalez, it’s peaceful oasis you find after crossing the doors into the home. In its patios and gardens you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in which you have exquisite coffee, concentrate on your work,...
"… trendy neighborhood in Mexico City. Near of the nicest restaurants, cafes, and bars in town, a few steps from a metro station, close to the museums area and Mexicos City beautiful Centro Historico, our property is located in a beautiful 1935 house. We know what is essential for you: our rooms have LCD TV with cable system, Wi Fi internet, private bathroom, safe security box and a local mobile phone is available for your comfort....
"… Location is also very convenient to catch the bus for the pyramids, direct metro for coyoacan and metrobus for zona rosa. Main avenue Reforma is only 10 mns away by taxi. The area is basically centric in this gigantic city from all tourist areas. The place is 5mins walk from all commodity, fresh market, supermarket, banks and internet cafe. We'll be happy to advice you on where to eat or to go. We also propose delicious...
"Casa Comtesse: les recibimos en un cuadro personal y excepcional en el corazón de Ciudad de Mexico." … "… in the city with the beautiful parks and at the same time animation with plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs. In the house, you will benefit of a free breakfast buffet or you will apreciate breakfast specialties with the menu. The staff will help you to discover the city, with smart advices of museums, theaters, taxis, and...
"… commercial and cosmopolitan lifestyle. You can find all kinds of restaurants, bars and coffee shops, movies and theaters, malls and business centers. There are native as well as foreign residents. Our house is ideal for tourists, business travelers, and students. You will find a friendly atmosphere in a comfortable, safe and clean place. The house has a well preserved mid-century ambiance with high ceilings that confer a spacious...
Dos Fridas y Diego
"We have 4 private rooms all with queen size beds.Two dorms and a relaxing areas terrace,tv,kitchen. Breakfast included." … "If you are coming from the Airport : Take a "Autorizados" Taxi from the airport -Price $ 150 pesos By Car: A map of the city can be found at www.guiaroji.com.mx or www.michelinroad.com.mx By Subway: We are near the Insurgentes subway station. Coming out of the subway station look for the sign Reforma Street,...
"Excellent location, friendly atmosphere, attended by their owner. Shared or Private rooms, refrigerator, ensuite rooms, Cable TV, lockers, Wi-Fi internet for free Cafeteria, kitchen and dining service, Luggage storage, bed linens, and Towels, lunch service. Maps and Tourist information. Near Museums and other attractions and 4 km far away from the city center. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 11:00 Continental Breakfast included...
"Private appartment located in the heart of Colonia Condesa Walking Distance to the main museums, theaters, restaurants and bars in the trendy neighborhood of La Condesa. Parks like Parque Mexico and Parque Espaa three blocks away. Relax in a friendly atmosphere! check in: anytime check out: 14:00 breakfast not included credit cards not accepted +6 pax group bookings accepted" … "… in Michoacan street and left...
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Mexico City Travel Tips & Suggestions
I loved Mexico City -- felt very safe.
The great thing about Mexico City is that you can get your own hotel room for about 200 pesos (about $20 USD), which is only a little more than the hostels, if you want more privacy. Though I believe most of them are in the Centro Histórico, which tends to die down at night (though that's great if you want to sleep in peace and quiet), as opposed to a place like the Zona Rosa (where I would have preferred to stay, since it's close to the gay clubs) where the hotels are more expensive. Of course, meeting people is much easier in the hostels. If you get tired of all the craziness of the city, and your feet are tired of walking through all the street markets (which are fun) and museums and stuff, I can also recommend taking half a day at Xochimilco, south of the city (or is it north? -- I just know it's outside the city) and renting one of those crazily painted boats. Don't forget a bottle of Tequila, some limes and salt, so that you can take shots while floating lazily down the river. A quite enjoyable experience. And be sure to eat tacos at the "Los Calmantes" stand at Mercado Hidalgo. They were the best I've had! Oh, and eat a nice (and cheap) dinner at the beautiful Sanbourn's in the Casa de los Azulejos. The other Sanbourn's are only ok, but the service and ambience at Azulejos was outstanding. If you are interested in books, your best bets are the three big bookstores near the Coyoacán metro (El Sótano, Gandhi, and FCE) and all the used bookstores on Donceles street in the Centro Histórico (the books are packed in those stores so tight that you won't be able to see what they all are :-)). Have fun in Mexico!
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