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 hostel is within close walking distance to most of the downtown attractions and only around the corner from the National Palace. You literally cannot go wrong with the location of this hostel!
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms here are really cosy. Some of them have shared bathrooms adjoining to the bedrooms, while others have separate bathrooms. Each bed has an allocated locker that is large enough to fit all of your luggage, but you have to supply your own lock. The rooms are cleaned daily and are of a very good standard, as are the bathrooms. The showers also come equipped with free soap dispensers, so you don't need to have your own.
There are multiple common spaces here in the hostel. In the foyer, there is a restaurant where people can hang out at tables; they serve the free breakfast here in the mornings as well. Upstairs on the fifth floor, there is a kitchen with an outdoor balcony that overlooks the church; the amazing view brings people to sit out here and chill out with drinks. It is a great place to socialize and meet people. They also have the bar on the sixth floor, which hosts different events put on by the hostel on different nights of the week. There is always something to do here and someone friendly to meet!
This is by far one of the best and most social hostels we have stayed at. The location, the people, the atmosphere, and everything about it make it the perfect place from which to explore Mexico City. The staff here are super friendly and most will speak both Spanish and English or will be able to find you someone who can help if they don't speak English. The only downfall is the noise from the area during the night, which can make it difficult to sleep at times. However, who wants to sleep when there is so much of this amazing city to explore? This is a highly recommended hostel!