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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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Additional Terms and Conditions

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Additional Info:

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Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are the most VISITED, most REVIEWED and most HAPPENING hostel in Mexico City. With an unbeatable location (trust us), the best hostel bar in town (with amazing views and backpacker prices) and professional quality standards, we are proud to be the leader and trend-setter in the hostel industry in the city.

Our aim is to provide the best option for travelers looking to meet other travelers, experience the city with our off-the-tourist-path free walking tours and our famous activities, all of these while enjoying your stay in a beautiful building with top notch security and facilities.
Main reasons to stay with us:

LOCATION: right in the zócalo, between 2 metro stations (both less than a 3 min walk) and amazing view of the Cathedral and Zocalo.

FUN: We organize daily free activities: BBQ, Guacamole, Salsa and Tequila Night. Free walking tours to the markets, pulquerías and interesting neighbourhoods.

COMFORT: all our dorm beds come with a reading lamp and electric outlet (we know you want to charge your phone/computer). We provide fresh clean sheets on arrival. Our showers have 24/7 hot water and we provide shampoo/body wash. All rooms have wooden floors and all the private rooms have a flatscreen TV.

BREAKFAST: our free hot buffet breakfast will fill you up both with Mexican dishes and the classic European fare.

BAR: Travelers from all over the world meet every night at the Barpack, our world famous bar.

SECURITY: We use electronic key cards plus have a security guard and reception open 24/7 and we are located in the most secure area of downtown.

FACILITIES: free Wifi, computers, TV room, DVDs, kitchen, laundry, book exchange, bar, smoking terrace and travel agency.

VALUE FOR MONEY: no other hostel offers what we do. Shop around! Look for the “DEALS” section to catch a promo. View House Rules


We're a lively joint at Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral and the most visited in the city – want to know why? We're fun, friendly and there are tons of freebies! Every day there's a free breakfast and bargain-priced drinks in our Barpack bar. You can also grab a cocktail or a beer up on the rooftop terrace or get a bite to eat at our BBQ events. Join us on one of our off-the-tourist-path free walking tours (of markets and pulquerías) and get a taste of local culture on our renowned guacamole, tequila and salsa nights.


Our hostel is in the most secure area of downtown Mexico City. We're just a 30 minute taxi drive from Mexico City International Airport or you can hop on bus line four for 35 minutes to República de Argentina – we're a 7-minute walk away. A 2-minute walk from us you'll find museums and the ancient Aztec Templo Mayor. For food and drink, take a 4-minute walk to main street, Calle Isabel la Católica, where there are lots of Mexican (and international) bars and restaurants.

Rooms and Dorms

Get to meet other backpackers in your shared mixed, male or female-only dorm. Each has self-lock lockers for backpacks and bunks with fresh sheets, a reading light and an electric socket for essential phone charging. If you'd like a bit more seclusion, book a private room – you'll even get your own TV. Showers are hot 24/7, and come complete with fresh towels and body wash to keep you clean and dry.

Extras and activities

We're all about the social side of hostel life and have lots of communal areas to mix and mingle with other travellers. Acquaint yourself with the TV room to watch a DVD with a new buddy or get chatting in the kitchen as you cook up an easy feast. Don't fancy the washing up? There's also a café and restaurant serving hot food. We've got practicalities covered too, with electronic key cards for access, a security guard and 24-hour reception. There's also an elevator and all the free Wi-Fi you want.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    LOVE THIS HOSTEL! My third time here! The bar on the rooftop! Best view, bartenders and drinks!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Jul 2019
    Fantastic front desk staff who arranged tours and were very friendly. Love the restaurant downstairs. Great view of the catedral from my shared room!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 May 2019
    This place was GREAT! The location, the staff, the place was very clean, the rooftop bar etc. The room did have a few broken things like my lamp but nothing major. I would stay here always!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jul 2019
    Staff are accomodating when you ask for help. Well secure and great location! Be sure to check out the rooftop bar, I wish I had sooner!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 May 2019
    The one thing I did not like about this hostel was the HEAT!!! I was on a 4th floor room with windows that opened up to a indoor courtyard. There was no outside air. It was a cool 55/66 degrees outside, it was closer to 90 degrees in the room. So be aware. If it is hard for you to sleep in a HOT HOT HOT room, like it is for me, then this might not be the place for you. Great Location & Great Staff! The night desk guy was WONDERFUL. Great Price. JUST HOT HOT HOT.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    02 Aug 2019
    Great location, friendly staff. Room a bit of a squish and the top bunk was wobbly. Rooftop bar excellent and amazing views although you did have to hear the rave till early morning. But all in all good value for money
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    28 Jun 2019
    Mundo Joven was á great, classic hostel experience. Located right at the zoocalo, it's an easy walk to the metro and other local spots. The bathrooms weren't the cleanest at the end of the day but otherwise it was fine. The staff were from all over the world and easy to talk to.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 Jul 2019
    This is less of a hostel and more of a night club with a rooms attached. The bathroom that was meant for hostel guests on the 5th floor was used all night by the rooftop bar guests. There was pee all over the seat and floor in the morning from the bar guests. Overall, the hostel has a lot of potential under different management. If you’re looking for a typical "social" party hostel experience, this probably isn’t the place for you. S/O to Theo and Juanito as great employees, though!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    05 Jul 2019
    Super prime location, but the hostel itself did not feel very accommodating - Most seating areas were closed off throughout the day, and we were made to leave the hostel at 10:30am (unless we wanted to remain in the dorm room). Weekend nights are loud and busy, so don't expect to get much sleep until about 3am when the literal club on the rooftop closes down. Although breakfast is provided, it's very scanty. They only have about 15 bowls and plates, so get there early.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    07 Jun 2019
    Not a great hostel. Wouldn't stay again. The rooms were too hot, with no windows to the outside. There are so many other, nicer hostels in the area. Keep looking, you'll surely find something better.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's