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This hostel is located in a fantastic neighborhood, La Condesa. It was very clean and modern (2 years old). My room had 4 beds with its own bathroom and shower. Right outside there were restaurants, bars, and cafes. I felt safe walking around this area in the day and even late at night. As much as I liked how clean it was, it lacked atmosphere. None. I think the capacity is 30 but don't think there was more than 5 during my stay. They could really use a bar to liven the place up.
The hostel itself was really nice. Unfortunately the service was a little frustrating. I booked my first night online with a friend and then emailed and advised staff I would be staying on 3 more nights before we arrived. When I went to pay the next day for these, the room rate was more than the advertised rate on Hostel World. As they barely speak english, the explanation I was given seemed unreasonable and I was forced to pay more than I had the night before for the same dorm and same bed.
The hostel and location were great. The staff however were not helpful. We got there before the 3pm check in & asked if we could leave our bags there until we got back at 3 but were told we couldn't even if we paid for it (even though they were storing others). When we came back at 3 a large group were just ahead of us. We asked if we could get the forms to fill in to get the process started, but were told to wait for a minute, but ended up waiting 20mins after the large group was done.
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- All Male Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
In a great location, right in the heart of La Condesa near to the restaurants and bars and also close to Patriotismo metro. Spotlessly clean with a relatively warm welcome. The breakfast is basic. They have a cool terrace where you can sunbathe and good internet access/wifi options. The only slightly weird thing is the fact that the bathrooms are basically part of the dorm room - difficult to explain, but there really isn't much privacy for showering/using the toilet.
Very clean, organized and great location. The bathrooms are inside the room I think it is very good!!! I stayed alone in the room felt like in a hotel.