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Mexico City Hostel
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Toledo, Ohio
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55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Super location, excellent staff and great experience here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Both locations were convenient (#8 is older and #11 is more modern). The staff at #8 was outstanding! They offer so much information about the city, schedules, transportation...etc. Breakfast was delicious and offered a great variety of things. The internet service worked all the time, but sometimes I had to get closer to the router/modem. We were completely full, but they kept the bathrooms very clean, and everything was taken care of. The private rooms were more expensive than several others in Mexico, but overall, I had a great experience there!

Room Tip: I loved having my own space in a private room, so it was worth the higher price.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I've stayed at Mexico City Hostel at least four or five times in the last few years. Here are some of my experiences:

Positive:
1. The staff are usually friendly and helpful.
2. Breakfast is good - usually eggs, toast, coffee, juice, yogurt, and fruit.

Negative:
1. Eight person dorm can get a bit smelly due to lack of an external window. It has windows that open into the middle atrium of the hostel which is makes it bearable.
2. In my experience the folks I've met here are not as friendly as at other hostals. It may be due to the fact that there are more people here than a usual hostal. But overall, I haven't connected with people here as quickly as in most other hostals.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

The first thing I noticed about this hostel, which was a very welcome change after some less-than-hygienic places I had stayed at recently, was how clean this hostel was. It does its job well: beds are comfortable, breakfast is decent, it's in a nice old building which has been done up well, and it's good value for money, especially for its incredibly central location. As other reviewers have mentioned, it is perhaps lacking in atmosphere--I found that it wasn't a very friendly hostel, people didn't really speak to each other, but I find that tends to be the case in hostels located in big cities.
Staff were decent, some were more helpful than others and they provided you with everything you needed. I would highly recommend this if you're looking for a place to stay in the Zócalo.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

A very good hostel! The location couldn`t be better, only a few meters away from the Zocalo. Staff, including the watchman, are very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms and toilets are very clean. Good breakfasts and good coffee!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 10 in the hostel (private room, shared bathroom). Very big room with a small balco...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Spent one night in a private room (one double two singles, on two levels). Very clean, nicely furnished with very friendly reception staff. Didnt spend very long in the hostel at all but it was quiet and more importantly for me the recpetion sold the cheapest beer i found in any hostel in the city! Amazing location right next to the cathedral on the Zocalo as well.

Room Tip: There are 2 hostel buildings, one on each side of the street. The newly renovated one is much nicer...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GavInnLightbulb
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Alameda, California
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

There are two locations, Brasil No 8 and Brasil No 11. They are both located on the same street, just opposite each other. Both are behind the cathedral/zocalo. It is an Excellent location as literally right around the corner you will face the cathedral. If you want location, location, location, there is no better place to stay than zocalo. Lots of things within walking distance (shops, restaurants, bars, clubs though the last two both of the local kind). If you are a city person at heart stay in the zocalo.

This location is great because it is further back behind the zocalo so gets considerably less street noise than those buildings which face the zocalo. The hostels itself is also very quiet, no large racquet or partying noise emanating from the common areas to your dorm. But the common areas... No 8 has not character at all. There is no true common area, just extra wide hallways. Eating area only has tables for 2, which makes it awkward to pull up a chair and sit next to a stranger. Tables for 4 with 2 strangers would be less intrusive and facilitate meeting of travellers. This place has a business traveller vibe to it. Just very quiet and people going about their business, people don't even lift up their head to say hello in passing. And it's really all about the interior architecture of the building. If you are a single traveller I wouldn't recommend this place as it's difficult to establish connections and meet people. If you are a group of friends then yes this is a good value. This place is CLEAN too. I walked around barefoot in my room and didn't feel any dirt on my feet. But the sanitized conditions also lead to a sanitized environment, which is sad.

No 11. This location is newer. Common area is slightly better with bean bags, and square room as opposed to a rectangular room, so easier to bump into everyone. Eating area also has rows of table, which allows you to slide up to other people without seeming obnoxious or desperate. Still lacks character, but the modern interior design slightly makes up for this. This place is also clean.

Both places rent out towels. 100 pesos deposit which you get back at the end of your stay. The towel is cleaner than what you will find at American motels, and very thick quality.

Room Tip: Ask for room 21 in Brasil No 8. Tucked in the corner of the hostel so you won't get the common a...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Frankfurt, Germany
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68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

I had booked a bed in a 8-bed-dormitory but since it was during the week, we were only two people in there. The whole hostel was really really clean. The breakfast was ok, the staff most of the time really nice.

Room Tip: I had room 23 which had windows towards the inner yard. When people were talking there in the evenin...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lisa N
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Additional Information about Mexico City Hostel

Property: Mexico City Hostel
Address: Republica de Brasil 8 y 11 | Colonia Centro Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, Mexico City, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 203 Speciality Lodging in Mexico City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mexico City Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mexico City Hostel and its renovated brother Mexico City Hostel Suites consists of two beautiful colonial buildings -right across from each other- and are located just a few steps from Zocalo in Mexico City's Historic Center. This colonial places will make you feel like home involved in a Mexican atmosphere. We are very close to interest places for Mexican tourist as well as backpackers from all around the world, such as galleries, museums, shops, markets, bars or night clubs, artisans, historic buildings, monuments and squares. We provide 3 types of peaceful, comfortable and spacious accommodation: private rooms with bathroom, private rooms without bathroom and cozy dormitories. ... more   less 
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