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Mexico City Hostel is a clean, tidy hostel with a fantastic location in the heart of Mexico City's Old Town.
The hostel has one of the most ideal locations in Mexico City. Located right in the middle of the Centro borough, the hostel is right by Zocalo Square, which contains the Metro Cathedral, the National Palace, and more. A ten-minute walk east takes you to Bellas Artes, a hub of important and interesting museums. It is very accessible by public transport with multiple stations from different subway lines all within ten minutes' walking distance.
The hostel is not particularly well marked -- the only indication of its existence is the medium-sized writing on the door. Walk slowly and check every doorway, but an easy hint is the very obvious Chinese buffet "La Isla Del Dragon," which is right beside it. There is no parking.
Restaurants abound, as this is the city's touristic heart, but those wishing to self-cater will have more difficulty as there are few supermarkets around (and those that exist are a distance away), but convenience stores are plentiful.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel advertises four-, six-, eight-, and twelve-bed mixed dorms and eight-bed female only plus twin share private rooms. All rooms are key-locked (each occupant has their own key) and there is an in-room locker (bring your own lock). The dorm rooms are clean and tidy, with clothes hooks on the walls and space under the beds for storing bags. The beds are bunks and are packed together quite tightly, however the spacious common areas make this acceptable.
Showers and bathrooms are spread out through the third to fifth levels, where the rooms are. The men's showers and bathrooms are on the third floor, women's are on the fourth. There are also showers and bathrooms on the fifth floor and bathrooms on the first and second floors. Bathrooms and showers are decisively average in terms of their features with the basics (clothes hooks, a soap nook, mirrors) but are plentiful and well maintained.
The hostel has a well-equipped kitchen on the second floor with a fridge, microwave, and cooking utensils, but it is closed during the day for cleaning. Each floor features some type of common room -- some with TVs, some without -- all with couches and tables. The common areas could be better designed, but are, again, adequate. There is one computer for use, luggage storage on offer, and a book exchange (the reception has their own mini-library of travel guides that can be borrowed). It is a quite subdued hostel, but due to its layout any noises tend to echo; how much of a problem this is depends on the other guests at the hostel.
This is an ideal sleep-and-sightsee hostel; its excellent location is the primary draw and its ample and clean facilities support this feature.
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Published on Sep 18, 2018
Location and Contact
• From Airport: • 1. Secure taxi, from secure taxi both to the left of International arrivals, • ($186 pesos mn aprox) to Brasil Street in the Centro Hist�rico, on the corner of Donceles street and Brasil street to one side of the Mexico City Cathedral in • the Z�calo. • 2. Metro: Yellow line (line 5) from Airport, station outside International arrivals, station 'Terminal Aerea', > Consulado (Change) line 4 > Candelaria (Change) line 1 > Pino Suarez (change) line 2 • > Z�calo > leave Metro and we are on the corner of Donceles and Brasil streets to the left side of • the Cathedral. • From Bus Station (Tapo) • 1, Line 1 > Pino Saurez (Change) > Line 2 to Z�calo > leave Metro and we are on the corner of Donceles and Brasil streets to the left side of the Cathedral. • Do not take taxis from outside the airport • This hostel is located in the zone 3 According to the airport map the cost per ticket is $187.00 pesos . Buy your ticket in the taxi�s moduls and ask for your ticket. In mexico we don�t had taxes for luggage and we do not tip taxi drivers.