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“Hostel Moneda is not the best option in Mexico City”
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Hostel Moneda
Guadalajara, Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hostel Moneda is not the best option in Mexico City”
Reviewed 7 December 2010

I arrived at midnight at the shelter, and although it was during low season, the price was 195 MXP, quite expensive if you consider the supposed commodities. There's soap or either shampoo for taking a shower. No shared TV at living room. The rooms retain the original structure and design of an ancient Hotel. The buffet breakfast consist of 'quesadillas', bananas, oranges, coffee and tea; that's more like a continental breakfast. Check out time is 11 am, earlier to the rest of hostels overseas (12 in the afternoon). And for concluding this review, this is the worst place for making new friends.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

This is one of the cheapest hostels I could find in Mexico DF so of course the rooms are basic. Ignore the fact that some of the ceilings have peeling plaster & the bedding is rather bobbly due to useage & washing, this place is a little gem. The hostel is very clean, there’s a pleasant courtyard. The beds are very comfy, I arrived with lumbago (bad back) and the beds were hard enough to support my back properly. Normally we stay close to the lively, bustly, noisy Zocalo area so at first it felt strange to be in a quiet, residential part of town but this definitely had its positive points, it was so quiet that I have never slept so well in a hostel. The area is quite safe . There are cafes, restaurants, bars and shops (even a Liverpool department store) a short walk away. The nearest tube station is quite a walk but the taxis that Aaron (the host) uses are not expensive. Also it’s a short taxi ride to Condesa (better than Zona Rosa now) for an evening out. The host, adorable Aaron, offers a 5 star service and definitely makes this hostel the gem that it is. He will offer help and advice way beyond your expectations. We had 2 suitcases that didn’t arrive & he spent time calling the Air France & their delivery company to try to trace our bags, even after we left he called us at our next location to check that we had been reunited with our bags! He made us feel so at home that I really felt sad leaving after 2 nights there. We even returned at the end of our trip to leave him a thank-you present but he wasn’t in (I hope his neighbour gave it to him). (Our final night in DF was spent at a hostel near the Zocolo and it was noisy, smelly & more expensive.) We’ll definitely go back to stay with Aaron!
can be and guests are quiet (I have never slept so well in a hostel)

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2010

Great Location for getting around in the day, however it is in a very touristy part of mexico city and there is very little to do in the evening around the area. Hostel had great character and two free computers and wifi, Hearty breakfast everyday (as long as you like eggs)
Overall would recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank cealz15
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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2010

Positive: Good breakfast, good location, helpful staff, strong box in room.
Negative: Very basic rooms, poor cleanliness (roaches in room), rooms with window above the street are very noisy, elevator doesn't stop on the 1st floor, problems with hot water - needed constant assistance from the staff, hotel is noisy during most of the day. Although not expensive - surely not a bargain for what the hotel offers.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2010

This was the worst hostel we have ever stayed in, the only positive of it was the free internet. The loud music, people (which we later found out was one of the kitchen staff) yelling/screaming all through the night and then still carrying on at breakfast when she was meant to be cooking. The people behind the counter we not helpful, the room was hardly clean and there was no air conditioning, I would never recommend or stay in this hostel, there would be much better options available to people for a similar price.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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poland
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Reviewed 9 April 2010

awfull rooms!!! dirty and total basic, not for women
good located
simply breakfast, but tasty

really hostel

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank justamm
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2010

Hostal Moneda was noisy! Everything is tiled so it echoes from the bottom floor right up to the top. I stayed in a double room with my partner on the top floor, it had 2 lockable lockers which was great, and a super-uncomfortable bed with thin pillows. The bathroom was preeeeetty clean, but the shower curtain had so much mould on it - it was quite disgusting.

The rooftop bar was cool, a nice place to wind down after a long day walking, but there was some freak DJ playing rubbish music we could hear from 3 blocks away one night.. as we were walking closer we were like.. is that? Is that our hostel? What is that music? It was sooooo loud. The quality of music got better but it went on til after 1am.. no chance of sleep anywhere in the 3 block vicinity.

Hostal Moneda is also the HQ of Bamba tours - a young, hip tour group doing day trips around town and to the major attractions. Their posters are all over the walls on every floor. We did one day trip to the pyramids, which was pretty good, a good insight into the history of the place and Mexico City in general, the tour guide was opinionated but funny and spoke pretty good english.

I asked to print something at the front counter and the lady working wanted to me to email the pages to her (With credit card info on it etc) and then she would print them.. and was a bit huffy about it, i decided to pass. Free internet and 3 lobby computers can't be complained about though!

I have stayed in many hostels before and this is what you would expect. We had the option of staying longer but decided to book somewhere else, and for $100 pesos more per night got an absolute gem.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostel Moneda
Address: Calle Moneda # 8 | Centro Historico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
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Ranked #119 of 222 Speciality Lodging in Mexico City
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Number of rooms: 20
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