We put all the greatest Mexico City hostels and sights on one map. It makes it easier for your to decide and plan your trip.
Quick Introduction to Mexico City Hostels
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 best place 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.
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.
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.
The atmosphere in Casa San Ildefonso is very relaxing. The inner courtyard is nice and peaceful to relax in after a day out. The plants makes it so homey!
Staff are great and everything is kept clean at all times. Their common areas are fine. It is a bit small but it serves the purpose.
24-hour front desk
Location: Located just in front of San Ildefonso Museum and 50 m from Templo Mayor Aztec Museum. The property is just 2 minutes’ walk from the Mexico City Zocalo Square and in front of the Museo de la Luz museum. Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral is 900 m away and Benito Juarez International Airport is 9 km away.
The hostel is clean and nicely decorated. They have double, triple and quadruple rooms with private and spacious bathrooms.
This hostel will make you feel you are staying in a downtown hotel Mexico City but with much more!
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.
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Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.
What are the best hostels in Mexico City for solo travellers?
Best hostel in Mexico City for female and male solo travellers: Casa Pepe
Best hostel in Mexico City for solo travellers: Casa Pepe
Best hostel in Mexico City for backpackers: U-Co Juarez
Are hostels in Mexico City safe?
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 are the best hostels in Mexico City?
You can find the best Mexico City hostels in this article! Take note that we have read many Mexico City hostel reviews and actually stay there to come up with this list.
Casa Pepe (great for female solo travellers and couples)
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!
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.