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Isabel La Catolica 30, Colonia Centro, Mexico City, Mexico

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160 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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It's a cool place, however, it is attached into a super fancy hotel etc. There isn't a backpacker vibe at all, the rooftop bar they talk about is a part of the hotel and so fancy/expensive. We were not told outside alcohol wasn't allowed, it's so expensive to drink there so we brought our own, were immediately stopped and treated like criminals. Security was called when we were apologetic and saying we would get rid of it and that we just didn't know. If you are in a group, you might like it..


This place is new, modern, clean, well-organized and the staff here is pleasant, accommodating and speaks passable English. The young front desk guy from Puebla is ADORABLE. It's a popular hostel in a great locale, close to major sights. Be warned tho, it's noisy every night because of the centrally located bar (bring earplugs and you'll sleep fine). Rooms are Spartan but still comfortable and clean. Bathrooms and showers are sufficiently clean and I never experienced a lack of toilet paper!


Overall, a really good place.


Our stay at Downtown was amazing! The hostel itself was incredible and location was perfect for us! the highlight were the staff, They gave us the best recommendations for eating, nightlife and tours! We're extremely helpful whenever we needed! Only downside was the placement of our room out the front of bathroom and common area was a bit noisy but if you are a heavy sleeper or ok to be woken every now and then it's really not a deal breaker, and wasn't for us. Ps- do the teotiwakan tour!!


Good location, close to a lot of things. Pretty cheap for Mexico City. No atmosphere whatsoever. Facilities are pretty good. Had no problems with the staff. Nice if you are looking for a place to chill and sightsee but terrible if you are looking to meet people and have a drink.


Necesitan verificar bien el manejo de las reservaciones fue muy molesto el hecho de que estuvieran moviendonos de habitación una lástima para tan bonito lugar, el staff un poco retador


Great location! Beds are comfortable, showers are decent. Lacks group activities and social aspect. Poor bathroom lighting.


Great spacious hostel in the heart of downtown, breakfast was limited & one of the reception girls was extremely unhelpful and a little rude, has a great cinema room and dorm rooms are nice and modern


Atmosphere is bery dark. Public spaces does not allow mixture of people and very uncomfortable. Not protected from the rain. Breakfast is ok, needs free coffee.


AMAZING! What a beautiful little part of the world.


Amazing Hostel, I met so many people and the food is great. They just need to work on the Wifi system :D

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Outstanding hostel. The price and location can't be beat.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent service / Excelente servicio!

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Upper bunks are almost like a double bed, but do have a small added partition to separate each side. Fine if sleeping next to someone you know, but potentially awkward if sharing with a stranger. Really good location just off zocalo, but not a huge range of eating options nearby at night. Room did not circulate air and so was unnecessarily hot a lot of the time. Terrible mirrors in the bathrooms, and breakfast wasn't great, but was free, so can't complain too much.


Great hostel, awesome rooftop bar and pool party on the sat night, highly recommend.

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