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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
  • Brilliant 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 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    24 Apr 2019
    Very worth it for the price the location is amazing 100% would recommend the only downside is the WiFi didn’t always work but besides that everything was good
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.4


    19 Feb 2019
    I found my stay at Hostal Mundo Joven to be very good, though I am not young. The staff was friendly, outgoing, and helpful. Their breakfasts are very good and well organized, and it has a social atmosphere, which I appreciated. One couldn't ask for a more perfect location. The only not great thing about the hostel was that the showers were only tepid- but that may be fixed pronto. Since the bathroom and shower were private and attached to the dorm room- it was another plus.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    04 May 2019
    A really convenient base from which to explore the historic centre. I'd recommend the free walking tour with Mexico a Pie which leaves from just outside. 24 hour desk is great and rooftop breakfast overlooking the cathedral is awesome!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Apr 2019
    Great location, with a fantastic view of the Cathedral and centre of Mexico City which makes up for the lack of atmosphere in the hostel itself. The breakfast isn’t up to much.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    13 Apr 2019
    In overall the hostel was not clean, bathrooms had a bad smell, poor showers, and is also under construction, the only good thing about the hostel is the location near the zócalo. It has a very nice rooftop thought, not a hostel vibe.
    Guatemala, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    05 Mar 2019
    No social atmosphere due to lack of spaces. The front was under construction and the rooftop catered to a more upscale, local clientele.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    05 Apr 2019
    I don’t understand why this hostel is rated so highly. It’s just a weird club with some rooms beneath there is no atmosphere. have to share an entrance with the club which is annoying. the music is so so loud and i like to party but it’s not what you want when you’re in bed! The facilities aren’t good, the shower was freezing cold with loads of exposed electrics. The only good thing was the lovely man on reception who really helped me out when I was having trouble with a taxi, thank u so much!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    20 Apr 2019
    I did not like it at all. It was very loud and I was uncomfortable. The area is nice until it gets dark then all the locals look at you funny if you’re a tourist. This is the first time in all my travel experience that I didn’t feel like walking outside after 10, you just get weird vibes. The staff is pretty rude. I had one more day before my flight back home and my stay ended a day earlier, instead of booking another night with them I left and went to a better hostel. ALSO THE WIFI SUCKS
    USA, 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