Rooftop bars, mezcal tastings, chilaquile-breakfasts and free walking tours are just a few of the reasons why Mexico City has a world-class budget hotel scene. Mexico’s capital is the perfect base for hostel lovers, with boutique dorms, artsy backpacker homes and stylish budget rooms available throughout the city. To help you plan your next backpacking trip to Mexico, these are the best budget hostels and hotels in Mexico City, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Bored of dormitories? Book into Hotel Castropol, where you’ll find private hotel rooms at an excellent price. Hotel Castropol has a fantastically central location, with Mexico City’s Zocalo located just five blocks over from the hotel. Rooms at the Hotel Castropol have enough beds and space for up to four people, so this is a great option for couples and small groups of friends looking for privacy – all at hostel prices.
Hostal La Encantada is one of the best budget hostels in Mexico City’s Coyoacan district. It’s located in a historic part of the city, just a short stroll from the Frida Kahlo Museum, the Leon Trotsky Museum, and plenty of lively cantinas and mercados. Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hostel, explore Coyoacan, then hang out in the hostel’s private courtyard before getting a good night’s sleep in a comfortable private room.
Start your stay at Casa Pepe Hostel with a free walking tour of the best cantinas in the area. Load up on tacos and cervezas before heading back to socialize at one of the best boutique hostels in Mexico City. Casa Pepe Hostel has stylish dorm rooms and beds with privacy curtains, personal lockers, charging points, and bedside lamps – all the little things that travelers crave. Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the cafe every morning, catch up on emails, or plan your travels in the work area, and meet new travelers in the hostel bar in the evening.
This is a rewrite of an article originally by Lauren Cocking.
If you do want to spend that little bit more during your trip, do it right by booking a self-catered vacation rental apartment or go one further with one of the best luxury hotels in Mexico City, available now with Culture Trip. Feel like a true backpacker with these hiking trails around the city, or find out about the exciting day trips to explore the rest of Mexico. Whilst Mexican cuisine is undeniably great, don’t let these international restaurants pass you by.
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