Hostel Amigo Zocalo

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Address
Moneda 8, Centro Histórico, メキシコシティ (Cuidad de México), State of México, メキシコ合衆国
Coordinates
19.433624, -99.130667 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.hostalmoneda.com.mx
Telephone
+52 5522 5803 or +52 5522 4966
Fax
+52 55 22 5803
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How is Hostel Amigo Zocalo rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(41 ratings)
87%
73%
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HostelBookers
(14 ratings)
90%
96%
75%
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HostelsClub
(8 ratings)
68%
93%
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75%
Hostels.com
(5 ratings)
48%
92%
68%
69%
Average
73%
89%
68%
75%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Robbed by staff, horrible experience
My girlfriend and I stayed here around Christmas. We had a private room and on the third day, returned to find that our locked room had money, cell phone, and other valuables stolen from it. I am writing to warn other travelers NOT to stay here. We were informed by both desk staff and the tourist police that they have had several problems with robberies from rooms. We are certain it was the maid or other staff because the room was locked. The management wouldn't refund our money, or even refund future night's stay because we didn't want to keep sleeping there and felt unsafe. Not to mention getting our valuables back! They did not fire the staff, either, as we checked up on this later. It was the beginning of our trip and ruined it. Stay away.
Stephen
(Canada)
2012-06-16
  the rooftop is nice, but it's true -- the staff are rude.
jp_backpacker
2008-08-17
  it's dirty, cleaners are lazy.
takeshi
2008-07-18
 
Good location
My overall experience was quite positive at Hostel Moneda. The staff was friendly and very helpful. They provided me with loads of information on attractions and how to get there. Only downside: if your room is on the 4th floor, it could be quite an experience walking up flights of stairs with heavy luggage. Suggestion -- View it as much needed exercise! Also, I found the internet usage by some travelers to be quite excessive (playing internet games for hours).
Julie
(Canada)
2008-03-02
  We had an excellent time at Hostel Moneda. I found the staff really friendly and professional and the included breakfast and dinner is hard to beat for the price. I would agree that the location is a bit dodgy so arrive during the day if you can. The bar is cheap, most of the rooms are adequate although the rooms on the top couple of floors can be really noisy, being so close to the bar.
layla
(uk)
2007-04-09
  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.
Dave from Sweden
2006-10-21
  If you come and stay here, don't stay in the eleven room dorm with an "ensuite". All the pipes from the other rooms fed into what can only be described as a windowless storage room. We heard the water rush every time someone took a shower, and worse, went to the toilet. It permanantly stank. The two "ensuites" provided had broken tiling. One had a toilet and no place to wash your hands and the bathroom windows led into the bedroom. This all could have been handled if the staff weren't so rude. I watched one staff member interact with a client. They had reserved a place on one of the tours and somehow the ticket got misplaced, either by the staff member or traveller. Instead of saying, "sure, no problem, we have proof of your reservation" - which they did on a list, the woman criticized the girl for losing her ticke. Then she let off steam in Spanish to a fellow worker, something most people could understand by tone if not the words . The girl was still in front of her. It was rude and unprofessional. Yeah, they have a terrace, and are situated well, and I have heard the other rooms are ok, but my stay there won't be remembered for that. It will be remembered for the rudeness and the stench. I don't think I will ever forget the stench.
Anonymous
2005-07-07
  We arrived late on a Saturday night, and the taxi driver refused to drive off the main road around the Zocola. We had to walk a couple of blocks with all our stuff (heavy bags since we had climbing gear, crampons, ices axes, etc.). We were approached and followed by several guys who wanted to "carry" our backpacks and duffels for us. They weren't the kind of people who would take "no" for an answer. The alleys and side streets around the hostel were completely deserted except for us and the guys following us. When the hostel came into view, thankfully there was an armed policeman who encouraged the would-be thieves to leave. Our recommendation is arrive in the daylight if you are going to stay here. We heard automatic gunfire outside about one hour after we arrived. The hostel itself offered meager accommodations. We were so tired we slept with no problem. Breakfast in the morning on the rooftop is a delight!
Paul
2005-01-09

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