Best Hostels in Mexico City complete guide and overview for backpackersIf you’re intrigued by Mexico, you’re about to be lured in by the cool and best hostels in Mexico City.

Our carefully selected hostels are all about groovy art, comfortable dorms and social vibes. In fact, we handpicked exactly 3 amazing top hostels in Mexico City for you.

After all, you only need ONE epic hostel to have an amazing time!

This buzzing city at high altitude is perfect for solo travellers, backpackers and those in search of a great party hostel.

We’ve covered all bases!

It’s almost time to sip that refreshing margarita. But first, let’s have a look what we cover for you:

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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.

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.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

3 Coolest Hostels in Mexico City

There’s no time to waste, so let’s jump straight in.

The 3 best hostels in Mexico City are:

  1. Casa Pepe (great for female solo travellers)
  2. Mexiqui Zocalo (top pick for friends)
  3. Gael Condesa (best choice for solo travellers)

1. Casa Pepe (Boutique hostel with an indie twist)

Casa Pepe is the type of hostel where the saying ‘mi casa es tu casa’ really starts to make sense!

If you’re looking for a cultural experience mixed in with some history and music; this is the hostel for you.

Book Casa Pepe here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Casa Pepe one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Luxury seekers will be happy as all of the rooms – dorms included – are classed as deluxe.

This includes…

  • A private bathroom
  • Premium, ready-made beds
  • Mini + suitcase lockers
  • Personal sockets

The female only dorm is certainly top notch for the stylish travelling lady!

Wonderful: this is a child and pet-friendly hostel.

There’s a spacious rooftop area here which, by the way, comes with a delightful bar.

Wind down and relax up there after you’ve filled up on the free and fresh quesadilla breakfast.

For readers that are safety conscious; there is a friendly guard on the door at Casa Pepe that will help put your mind at rest.

Looking for something fun and free to do?

There is a walking tour you can join, plus many other daily activities arranged by the staff including:

  • in-house concerts
  • tequila tastings and
  • ‘Lucha Libre’ fights

In fact, the staff here is super lovely and previous guests rave about their hospitality!

No matter the event, you’re asked to keep the silence after 11 pm.

Most of the main sights are within walking distance and a subway station is close by.

Casa Bebe is the best hostel in Mexico City for:

  • Female Solo Travellers
  • Couples
Book Casa Pepe here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Casa Pepe one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Casa Pepe one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

2. Mexiqui Zocalo (360-degree views across Mexico City)

Let’s move on to our second smaller hostel inside a newly remodelled 1950s building; Mexiqui Zocalo.

The original style of the building has been merged with awesome artwork and clever use of space.

In total there are only 9 rooms, all of which are fresh, modern and cosy.

Choose from:

  • 6, 9 or 15-bed mixed dorm
  • 6-bed female dorm
  • 5-bed male dorm
  • Double private

Yep, you read that correctly – there’s a male-only dorm here!

Book Mexiqui Zocalo here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Mexiqui Zocalo one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexiqui Zocalo one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Each room has a theme which centres on the truly vivid wall paintings.

Your bed will be ready-made on your arrival and no need to worry about a towel – that’s included too.

Take in the fresh air on the rooftop terrace and gaze over some of the historical monuments in the area.

Had a busy day and low on energy? Make your way to the communal room in that case.

It’s the perfect spot to start a conversation or watch a movie to wind down – it’s your choice.

Good to know: the 19% tax is not included when booking.

The free breaky here will set you up for a day of sightseeing in the city.

You needn’t go far before you hit a metro station and the Metropolitan Cathedral is a few minutes from the doorstep.

Mexiqui Zocalo is the best hostel in Mexico City for:

  • Friends
  • Backpackers
Book Mexiqui Zocalo here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Mexiqui Zocalo one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexiqui Zocalo one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

3. Gael Condesa (homely vibes)

Gael Condesa is a community of artists, designers and architects that work in the offices located on the premises.

This bubbly bunch love to meet new people and strive to make their guests feel incredibly welcome.

… They also enjoy a drink or two so solo travellers can make friends quickly here!

Book Gael Condesa here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Gael Condesa one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Here you will only find dorm rooms available with 6 and 8-bed options.

Create your own private space in a shared room with

  • walls that separate one bed from the next
  • a curtain
  • personal light and power socket

Linen is also included which always brings a smile to our face, yours too?

Note: Gael has a separate property offering luxurious suites and private options, too.

You’ll quickly notice this is more like a shared house than a hostel.

The kitchen area and terraced garden are both cosy and homely.

Thanks to the compact design, it makes meeting other travellers easy – there’ll be no awkwardness here.

Sometimes you need to wind down and that’s ok. This is what Netflix is for!

Be aware that this is an over +18s only hostel.

Gael is situated in a safe part of town close to the metro and nice parks and cafes.

Gael Condesa is the best hostel in Mexico City for:

  • Solo Travellers
  • Peace seekers
Book Gael Condesa here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Gael Condesa one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Gael Condesa one of the best hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Best Hostels in Mexico City for Solo Travellers

It’s not always easy travelling solo. Sometimes you crave time alone, other times you desperately seek interaction.

No worries; we’ve got you covered, no matter what type of solo traveller you are.

Let’s recap on the previously mentioned best hostels in Mexico City for solo travellers:

  • Best hostel in Mexico City for female solo travellers: Casa Pepe
  • Best hostel in Mexico City for solo travellers (peaceful): Gael Condesa
  • Best hostel in Mexico City for backpackers: Mexiqui Zocalo

Last but not least; let’s have a look at a great option for solo travellers looking to socialise and meet new people.

Welcome to Massiosare El Hostel.

Secure your spot in the 13-bed dorm here and let the socialising commence!

You’ll find no privacy curtains here so put your phone down and get to know your roomies.

There’s also a large spacious communal area and two kitchens.

Vegetarians have one of the kitchens all to themselves – how cool is that?!

Book Massiosare El Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

Massiosare El Hostel one of the best hostels in Mexico City for solo travellers

Best Party Hostel in Mexico City

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.

Every Friday and Saturday electronic DJ’s create a party atmosphere on the rooftop.

Don’t miss out on the signature margaritas and mojitos!

Recover the next morning with complimentary coffee and croissant.

Book Hostal Regina here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

Hostal Regina one of the best party hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Mexico City.

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We do also have a 35€ discount for Airbnb here.

Map of Mexico City Hostels + TOP Sights

Right then, let’s put the hostels on a map. In fact, it’s all ready for you down below.

We’ve also gone as far as adding the top sights of Mexico City including:

  • Chapultepec
  • National Museum of Anthropology
  • Historic Centre of Mexico City
  • Zocalo
  • Chapultepec Castle
  • Bascilica Museum
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes
  • The Angel of Independence

If you have some time and fancy joining a tour, check out these:

The easiest way to get around Mexico City at a reasonable price is by taking the Mexico City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus.

Flights to Mexico City?

We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over North America including Mexico City.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over North America and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

Review of Kiwi.com

Over to you

There you have it; the 3 best hostels in Mexico City.

Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Mexico City hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question(s) will help me to understand what I have missed to mention. You will have your questions answered and help both Hostelgeeks and fellow travellers in their quest for an awesome trip.

Therefore, do not be shy, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.

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Best Hostels in Mexico City complete guide and overview for backpackers

How to book the Best Hostels in Mexico City?

We fully recommend every single hostel in this list as a top hostel choice for Mexico City, Mexico!

For every hostel introduced, we gave you the best ways to book them online. Please scroll back up to the hostel you are interested in to find the direct links.

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All best-rated hostels in Mexico City, Mexico

Any questions on booking your hostels? Check out our Guide to Hostels. Also, here you can find all 5 Star Hostels with Hostelgeeks.

Hostel Packing List

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