The 11 Best Hostels in Mexico City [Guide For Any Type of Traveler]

The 11 Best Hostels in Mexico City [2020 Guide For Any Type of Traveler]


Mexico City is a cultural hub of entertainment, retreat, and art. As such, all types of travelers flock there, from couples to friends to digital nomads, all looking for something particular to satisfy their thirst for new experiences. Accommodations play a significant role in any trip, and hostels are by far the most fantastic way to meet new people and enjoy your vacation on a budget. In this list, we've compiled a list that is sure to satisfy any type of traveler: whether you are looking for party hostels, work-oriented ones, or merely a place to relax in, from modern designs to homey lodgings, here are the 11 best hostels Mexico City has to offer.

1.U-Co Juarez Coliving

    U-Co Juarez is a unique and creative community space located in a lovely colorful neighborhood in Juarez. It is a few blocks away from Roma Norte; a culinary and artistic center often referred to as Mexico's free-spirited heart for its myriad of galleries and various trendy restaurants and bars. The avenues surrounding the hostel are full of street art and greenery, so taking a walk there is as charming as it gets. The hostel itself is modern and chic, conceptualized as the home of a co-working / co-living place. Not only does it host great rooms and comfortable bed pods, there are also lots of quiet places to work at, excellent wifi speed, and a fantastic community of creators to bounce off ideas with.

 

Main information: Free breakfast, shared kitchen and lounge, free fast wifi, access to business center and meeting rooms. Female, Mixed, and private rooms.

Hostelworld.com average rating: 9.4

Instagram: @uco.uu + Geotag

Pet friendly No

Contact: Live-chat available on their website.

Starting price: 14.20 US$ per night (300 MXN)

Recommended booking site: hotels.cloudbeds.com or Airbnb.

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2.Casa Pancha

         Aesthetic, neat, and tasteful: these words accurately describe Casa Pancha, an outstanding hostel occupying a tree-lined street near Chapultepec Castle known for its impressive gardens and view of the city. Natural light, plants, and minimalistic design govern the space, giving it a serene and comfortable atmosphere. Their commonplace is probably the finest one in Mexico City and often hosts yoga morning classes - if that’s your thing. This one is definitely not a party hostel - now forget about description; just look at these jaw-dropping pictures.

 

Main information: Free American breakfast, free wifi, evening entertainment and a shared kitchen. Rooms equipped with a private bathroom and shower. Female, Mixed, and private rooms.

Booking.com average rating: 9.5

Instagram: @casapancha + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +52 55 2345 5921

Starting price: 19US$ per night (400 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Booking.com

3.METRO Boutique Hostal

In the heart of Colonial Roma lies an appealing modern establishment with the name of Metro Boutique Hostal. This hostel has a very different aesthetic than most with an urban design based on a mix of minimal yet vivid colors scattered throughout the building. Notably, a spiral staircase will lead you to the rooftop wooden terrace, offering you views amidst trees and a choice of morning coffee or late-night beer. The rooms themselves are incredibly cozy and comfortable, and you are sure to enjoy a more laid-back, yet still very social ambiance.

 

Main information: Free wifi, shared bathroom equipped with a shower. Mixed, and private rooms.

Booking.com average rating: 7.9

Instagram: @metrohostalb + Geotag

Pet friendly: Yes (inform in advance)

Contact: +52 55 7161 5730

Starting price: 12US$ per night (250 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Booking.com

4.Casa MX Almeda

Hostal CASA MX Alameda sits next to Almeda central, once a marketplace, now a green site for public art and gatherings. It is also near the main square of Mexico City (Zocalo) and Bellas Artes, the Cathedral of Art in Mexico. Visitors of Casa MX Almeda love their brilliant rooftop terraces and laid-back atmosphere. Everything is modernly designed with wooden walls accented by green hanging plants and serene pastel colors, which give the place a clean, artistic feel. Overall, it's a pretty big hostel with many designated facilities, including a fitness center, game room, work area, and most notably: a sunny terrace.

 

Main information: Free breakfast, free wifi, fitness center, business center, bar, game room. 24-hour front desk, shared kitchen, bike rental and tour organization. Female, Mixed, and private rooms.

Booking.com average rating: 8.6

Instagram: N/A + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +52 55 57772 0591

Starting price: 19US$ per night (400 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Booking.com



5.Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral Mexico City

Mundo Joven Catedral is another superb hostel situated in downtown Mexico City. Vastly considered one of the area's liveliest spots, their rooftop terrace often hosts events and parties that last well into the night, reputed for their terrific views that offer a direct sight of the historic center and monumental Catholic Cathedral. Their bar is also regarded as one of the best backpackers bar in the city. This place is especially loved by solo travelers for all the tours, excursions, and fantastic events they provide, such as BBQ&Tequilla nights and rooftop parties, which enables ample socializing scenarios.

 

Main information: Free breakfast, free wifi, tours offered at competitive prices. Common kitchen. Female, Male, Mixed, and private rooms.

Booking.com average rating: 7.9

Instagram: @hostelmundojovencatedral + Geotag

Pet friendly: Yes

Contact: +52 55 5518 1726

Starting price: 12US$ per night (250 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Booking.com

6.hostel izta 54

This fantastic Art Deco hotel is located in the chic and trendy La Condesa neighborhood. The area is known for its wide tree-lined streets and European styled house; the hostel building itself is constituted of precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes, with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and lovely street-trees view. Although advertised as a hostel, Izta 54 is more like a set of apartments with some service options. If you're into the art scene, whether you stay here or not, you need to visit La Condesa. One thing to note: there is no elevator, and due to its proximity to many cafes, bars, and restaurants, it can get a little noisy if you're a light sleeper.

 

Main information: Free wifi, breakfast not included, pets allowed at no extra charge. Accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Private rooms, some share bathrooms.

Booking.com average rating: 8.6

Instagram: @izta_54 + Geotag

Pet friendly: Yes (inform them in advance)

Contact: +52 55 1334 4653

Starting price: 32US$ per night (680 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Orbitz.com


7.Casa Pepe Hostel Boutique

Casa Pepe has a golden reputation for its friendly and relaxed environment and is one of the best party hostels in the city. This hostel organizes many free tours and activities throughout the week, including morning yoga sessions and walks to explore different neighborhoods. Facilities include a games room where you can even play games sitting on a hanging net, a rooftop terrace with a bar (with a happy hour!), some musical instruments that you can freely play, and even a small swimming pool. As for your sleep: it is guaranteed to be high quality as each cabin comes with a curtain, plug, and a safe, making your stay even more comfortable.

 

Main info: Free buffet breakfast, free wifi, child friendly, rooftop bar, complementary ‘Mexican tour’. All units at the hostel are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Female, Mixed, and private rooms.

Booking.com average rating: 8.0

Instagram: @casapepehostel + Geotag

Pet friendly: Yes

Contact: +525544700390

Starting price: 9US$ per night (190 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Hotels.cloudbeds.com

8.Hostal Cuija Coyoacan

  Coyoacan is vastly regarded as one of Mexico City's most picturesque areas, home to the Frida Kahlo House - which is located 300 meters away from Hostal Cuija Coyoacan. Surrounded by a bohemian atmosphere and 16th-century mansions, colorful markets, and leisurely parks, the hostel offers a homey Mexican ambiance with its old-fashioned decor, spacious gardens, and terraces. Although the hostel is not located in the city center, the area is well connected, and you have easy access to different transportation options.

 

 Main information: Free breakfast, free wifi. Female, Male, Mixed, and private rooms.

Booking.com average rating: 9.1

Instagram: @hostalcuija + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +52 55 5659 9310

Starting price: 18US$ per night (380 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Booking.com

 

9.Selina Mexico City Downtown Hostel

Selina is a global lifestyle and hospitality brand that has numerous locations around the world. As such, Selina Mexico City Downtown has a lot going for it. The hostel’s urban art design and excellently designed rooms and communal areas are colorful, large, and clean. The facilities are quite noteworthy and comprise a movie room with armchairs, a library, and a playground. Perfect for innovators, digital nomads, and solo travelers who wish to enjoy a creative space that incorporates everything, from an affordable youth party hostel to a laidback and work-oriented atmosphere.

 

Main information: Free wifi, breakfast not included, self-catering facilities, board games, pool table. Female, Mixed, and private rooms.

Hostel.com average rating: 8.0

Instagram: @selina + Geotag

Pet friendly: Yes

Contact: +52 55 8060 3552

Average price: 14US$ per night (300 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Hostelworld.com

10.Hostel Suites DF

         Hostel Suites DF is a small, well-designed hostel that is one of the most popular ones of Mexico City. Its location is perfect for visitors as it's in the city center; although convenient, this does mean that you should expect more noisy nights if staying there. They have many common spaces, most notably their outdoor terrace, which is their primary social interaction room where solo travelers meet while enjoying breakfast or beer. As this place is one of the oldest youth hostels in the city, they have a reputation to live up to, making their staff and services unbeatable, with many tour options to choose from and events to partake in. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful time in Hostel Suites DF.

 

Main information: Free breakfast, free wifi, Most popular hostel in Mexico City award (2020). Tour organizing options, en-suite bathrooms. Female, Mixed, and private rooms. Female, Mixed, and private rooms with shared bathroom.

Hostelworld.com average rating: 9.0

Instagram: @hostelsuitesdf + Geotag

Pet friendly: No

Contact: +52 55 5535 8117

Average price: 13US$ per night (270 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Hostelworld.com

11.Downtown Beds

Downtown Beds hostel is nestled in a 17th-century colonial-style building located 100 meters away from Zocalo square - a public plaza considered as one of the city's most famous attractions. The building itself is part of a small hub of shops constituted of a restaurant, specialized boutiques of Mexican Products, and street food vendors that all open late into the night. It's important to note that this hostel is actually located inside of a boutique hotel, so you'll get to enjoy the combined pros of both: affordability and common areas with some outstanding facilities such as the ability to use the terrace and pool for 11.68$ per day - weekends generally host Dj's there. This is very convenient if you're looking for a youth hostel but still want to be able to enjoy the perks of more prominent hotels. Visitors particularly like this place's stylish and colorful ambiance as everything - although industrially decorated - incorporates touches of colors, from vibrant yellows to toned reds. The freshly designed rooms in Downtown Beds are spacious and offer some privacy as each bed is equipped with lattice divisions and management provides bicycle rental service, table tennis, table football, and a screening room on the premises.

 

Main information: Free breakfast, Free wifi, Bicycle rental service, bar, lounge.

Booking.com average rating of: 8.5

Instagram: @downtownbeds + Geotag

Pet friendly: Yes

Contact: +52 55 5130 6855

Average price: 12US$ per night (270 MXN)

Recommended booking site: Booking.com



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