Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 7€ up to 15€ per night. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Shortcut: Don’t want to read the full guide? Then just stay at Casa Pepe, the absolute coolest hostel to stay in Mexico City.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Mexico City Tourism Tax: Travellers in Mexico City pay a 19% tourism tax. Most hostels include this in the booking price, but some don’t. Double check with the hostel beforehand to avoid a nasty surprise.
Good to know: The short name for Mexico City is CDMX, meaning Ciudad de Mexico. Keep this in mind when looking for tips.
1. Casa Pepe (5 Star Boutique hostel with an indie twist)
The only 5 Star Hostel in town, and certainly the absolute best hostel in Mexico City for solo-travelers and couples! This place is your answer to where to stay in Mexico City in style! This is top 1 on our list. The best backpacker hostel Mexico City has to offer!
For a minute there we weren’t sure there was such a thing as a party hostel in Mexico City.
Yet thanks to our dedicated research, we found a great option for the party lovers out there!
Experience a fantastic atmosphere at Hostal Regina three blocks from the city’s main square. The best party hostel Mexico City has to offer!
Every Friday and Saturday electronic DJ’s create a party atmosphere on the rooftop. Don’t miss out on the signature margaritas and mojitos! Ask the bar tender for their secret recipes. Back at home you can then do your own homemade margaritas with their secrets and these recipes here.
Recover the next morning with complimentary coffee and croissant.
We are telling you that you can stay at best hotels in Mexico City but you will not get the same fun and experience when staying at hostels. Try and you’ll love it.
Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral
Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral is a basic hostel with what you need. Hostel has a rooftop for you to enjoy the view over the neighborhood.
Their kitchen and patio is a great place to make friends. There is no TV room but the social atmosphere is so good. You will definitely be forced to be social.
24-hour front desk
Location: Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral is located in the historic center of Mexico City. Alameda Central Park and Bellas Artes palace are a 10-minute walk away. Allende Metro Station and Zocalo metro station are 250 m away. Templo Mayor ruins and museum are 200 m away.
Metro Hostal Boutique is what you called a home away from home. Backpackers will definitely enjoy the modern look of the hostel.
Rooms are spacious, clean and tidy, with comfortable, warm beds. The hostel is surrounded by hundreds of bars, cafes, restaurants all within walking distance.
Delicious free breakfast
Location: Metro Hostal Boutique is around 2.8 km from Chapultepec Castle, 2.9 km from United States Embassy and 3.8 km from Museo de Arte Popular. National Museum of Anthropology is 4 km from the accommodation, while Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia is 4.4 km away. The nearest airport is Benito Juarez International Airport, 12 km from Metro Hostal Boutique.
Location: Situated in the historic district of Mexico City, Selina Community Mexico City Downtown is close to Salto del Agua Metro Station, and only a 15 minutes’ walk from the Zócalo Square. Selina Community Mexico City Downtown is 10 minutes’ walk from Bellas Artes and close to Mexico City’s main tourist attractions. It is also 23 minutes away form Mexico City Airport.
The hostel has private rooms with bathroom and dorm rooms that is suited for your needs.
Staff is friendly and very helpful in suggesting and explaining how to find local attractions.
24-hour front desk
Location: Hostal Amigo Suites is located in central Mexico City, just 3 minutes’ walk from the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral. The hostel is 5 minutes’ walk from Allende and Zócalo Capitalino Metro Stations. For an extra charge the hostel offers guided tours of the Teotihuacan Ruins, located a 40-minute drive away. Mexico City Airport is just 15 minutes’ drive away.
Hostel Suites DF is another backpacker hostel Mexico City has to offer.
It is a a good place for meeting and interacting people. They have an outdoor terrace where you cna swap travel tips with other guests from all over the world.
Hostel Suites DF offers free breakfast to guests. Have your privacy with their private bedrooms and enjoy the social vibe in their dorms rooms.
Free City Maps
Free Internet Access
Location: Hostel Suites DF is located downtown. Monumento a la Revolución, a 6-minute walk away while Bellas Artes for fine art and performance is just 15 minutes on foot. The hostel is 54 minutes away from the airport.
Safety is our number one priority so we are only giving you the best and safest hostels in Mexico City. Beware of illegal operating hostels.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Mexico City. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
What is Mexico City best known for?
Mexico City has rich culture and history. Here are places that you should consider visiting.
National Museum of Anthropology
Historic Centre of Mexico City
Palacio de Bellas Artes
The Angel of Independence
What are the best sites for finding hostels?
Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com
Sex is part of the hostel life, especially when staying at Party hostels. There is no need to pretend it is not. Just don’t get yourself into trouble and be included in Mexico City porn. That is not to say, hostels are only about sex – NOT AT ALL!
We wrote a big guide with 5 dos and donts of having sex in Hostels.
Especially rule #5 is important to remember. Otherwise you may end up being a porn-star. Because: hostels have cameras!