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10 Hostels in Mexico City That Are an Art-Lover's Dream

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Updated: 21 September 2017

Mexico City accommodation options can be overwhelming. You can find everything from luxury high-rise hotels to motels in divey neighborhoods selling rooms by the hour. We’ve streamlined a list of budget options that are just right for the art lover in you. Whether it’s a hostel with art-covered walls, or just a place that’s within easy walking distance of the galleries, these hostels are a perfect fit for the art-addicted visitor to Mexico City. 

Hostal Centro Histórico Regina

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Hostal Centro Histórico Regina

Hostel Regina, besides having a middle-of-the-action location in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, is a graffiti artist’s dream. The walls of the hostel are covered in Mexican-themed murals created by local artists. The hostel also sits on the corner of Regina and 5 de Febrero, and all along Regina and the streets surrounding it you will encounter swathes of street art, from murals to wheat paste to tags. This is also a late-night hangout spot for the younger crowd downtown, with several good bars along Regina beckoning you in for a mezcal or some traditional Mexican fare.

Hostal Centro Histórico Regina Calle 5 de Febrero 53, Centro Histórico, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5557094192

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Each of the rooms in the Art Gallery is decorated with art created by local artists, and the rooms are named after those artists, too. They pride themselves in exhibiting the next generation of great artwork in the city. The hostel will begin hosting art exhibits in October, and through September of this year they will be offering tastings of Mexican cuisine and mezcal in their hostel speakeasy. In addition, they provide guitars and a piano for guests who are musically inclined. The hostel is within easy walking distance of both downtown and the museum district, and right next to the trendy Colonia Juarez neighborhood.

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Hostal Corona Condesa

While the Hostel Corona Condesa might be pretty basic in terms of accommodation, the place is clean and comfortable and it’s just steps from the Tamayo Museum, Mexico City’s Modern Art Museum, and the regular art displays that the city puts up on Reforma Avenue. In addition, the hostel is close enough to be able to amble through Colonia Condesa and Colonia Roma, both great neighborhoods for spotting street graffiti and for visiting local galleries such as OMR, Galería Arróniz, and Proyectos Monclova.

Hostal Corona Condesa Calle Juan Escutia 123, Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, 044 5519525401

OMR, Calle Córdoba 100, Cuauhtémoc, Roma Nte., Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5552071080

Galería Arróniz, Plaza Rio de Janeiro, Calle de Durango 53, Roma Nte., Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5555117965

Proyectos Monclova, Colima 55, Roma Nte., Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5555259715

Hostel Home

Hostel Home is a cozy home away from home in Colonia Roma. The interiors are sprinkled with wall murals and artistic design elements throughout, and the hostel is housed in a classic Roma turn-of-the-century mansion. This hostel puts you right in the middle of the Roma art world, with lots of street murals and graffiti to look at (Street Art Chilango provide tours that leave from Alvaro Obregon) and some of the city’s best art galleries such as Lulu, OMR, and Galería Arróniz. For some creative pieces to take home, check out the kitschy and beautiful art, jewelry, books, and clothes at Camino Silvestre down the street.

Hostel Home, Tabasco 303, Roma Nte., Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5555111683

Lulu, Calle Bajío 231, Roma Sur, Mexico City, Mexico, 01 5511981034

Camino Silvestre, Tabasco 195, Roma Nte., Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5552083486

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Downtown Beds

On the slightly more luxurious side are the Downtown Beds, part of the Downtown Hotel, one of the premier hotels in the Centro Histórico. This hotel is known to be a bit loud at times (so bring your earplugs with you) but it’s also a great spot for art-lovers who also want to shop. Several high-end craft shops take up the second floor of the building, along with the QueBo! chocolate shop. This hotel is a hop, skip, and jump away from the Museo de Artes Populares and the Museo Mexicano del Diseño, two other great gift stores for taking home a little Mexican beauty in your carry-on.

Downtown Beds, Isabel La Catolica 30, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5551306855

Museo de Artes Populares, Calle Revillagigedo 11, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 555510 2201

Museo Mexicano del Diseño, Av Francisco I. Madero 74, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5555108771

QueBo!, Isabel la Catolica 30 local 15-16, Centro, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5555187672

Hostal La Buena Vida

Hostal La Buena Vida is another great hostel if you are looking to check out the city’s top art museums, as it’s just a stone’s throw away from the Museum of Modern Art and the Tamayo. Your inner artist will be inspired by their calavera wall art (depicting skulls) and the brightly colored rooms of Buena Vida. The architecture of this hostel, designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea, is also inspiring for the artistic eye, with pink geometric facades contrasted with wooden-slated windows. You have to see it to believe it.

Hostal La Buena Vida, Avenida Mazatlan 190, Hipódromo Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5547377700

Museum of Modern Art, Paseo de la Reforma & Gandhi s/n, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, Mexico City, Mexico, +52 01 5586475530

Tamayo Museum, Paseo de la Reforma 51, Bosque de Chapultepec, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11580 Ciudad de Mexico, CDMX, +52 01 5541228200