Hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

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Get to know Mexico City (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Mexico City. To help you make friends with Mexico City before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Mexico City is also named and spelled Cuidad de México - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

The most populous city in Mexico, and the country’s capital, Mexico City is infamous for being a dangerous place, especially for tourists. However, it has made significant changes in recent years, and is taking itself away from that reputation. The city is now a cultural haven. It is one of the oldest cities in the Americas and is consequently filled with colonial and Hispanic history.

This city draws people in from everywhere to experience its charm. It may feel a little chaotic and uncontrollable, but it does not take much to conquer Mexico City. The transport links are excellent and well organised, it is easy to find your way around, and there is so much to see and do that no visitor will be bored.

Because Mexico City is slowly re branding itself, hostels here are still at a low price per person per night, for good quality accommodation. For a traveller on a budget, a hostel in Mexico is a great idea, as not only will you meet people from all walks of life, you will also get a taste of local life thrown in. Mexico City is a hot spot for good food and culinary genius, and if you are lucky, then you will find a hostel that allows you to experience this.

Mexico City offers up many beautiful public spaces, great traditional food, and an exceedingly large amount of culture, found in its art and its architecture, such as in the Basilica de Guadalupe. Within its confusing streets and chaotic atmosphere, you will find special sights, such as pyramids Tenayuca, Santa Cecilia Acatitlan and Cuicuilco. You may also find yourself on one of its canals, or come across some of its impressive murals.

The capital is a super city, a destination where the hostels are cheap, but the Mexican culture is rich and flows through every street.

Written by local enthusiast for Mexico City hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Mexico City hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Mexico City Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Mexico City. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Mexico City. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Mexico City costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Mexico City with private rooms costs on average $48. shows all 44 Hostels in Mexico City. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostel Suites DF is the best hostel in Mexico City for groups.
Casa Roa and Casa Pancha are the best rated hostels in Mexico City for female solo travellers. compares prices for 44 hostels in Mexico City, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Mexico City such as
  • 13 hotels
  • 12 guesthouses
  • 3 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Mexico City.

Hostal Regina Centro Historico Ciudad de Mexico is the best rated hostel for partying in Mexico City.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Mexico City

Your Packing List for Mexico City

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Mexico City and Mexico.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Mexico City Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Mexico City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
44 Total number of hostels
$16 Average dorm price
$48 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Mexico City
12 Party hostels in Mexico City
Most Mexico City hostels are located in
Colonia Centro, Centro Histórico, Centro
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Mexico City - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Mexico City. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Mexico City. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

I loved Mexico City -- felt very safe.


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