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Hostal Regina | © Eneas De Troya/Flickr
Hostal Regina | © Eneas De Troya/Flickr

Discover The Best Budget Hostels In Mexico City

Backpackers have long flocked to Mexico City, and given that just this year it was ranked the best travel destination by The New York Times, it seems that trend is set to continue. However, just because it’s considered (and is!) an excellent destination, that doesn’t mean you should pay above the odds for accommodations. That being said, here are the ten best budget hostels in Mexico City, all of which charge MXN$400 (£18/$21) or less per night!

 


Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral
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Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral | © VasenkaPhotography/Flickr

If you want a budget accommodation just off Mexico City’s central and principal plaza, then you ought to look no further than Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral. At this hostel you can specifically request rooms with views over the square and of the cathedral from which the hostel takes its name, but be warned that it gets noisy early. Its excellent terrace bar is definitely its biggest selling point! Lowest priced room: six bed, mixed dorm with shared bathroom for MXN$200 per night.
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Capsule Hostal Mexico City
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The name Capsule Hostal Mexico City might immediately make you think of the Japanese style of capsule bunks, and while this place has clearly taken inspiration from that trend, it’s given it a Latin twist. The largest female rooms have 12 capsule beds in them (each capsule is a essentially a cube built into the wall and fitted with a mattress and reading lamp), whereas the largest male rooms have eight beds. For a unique, cozy and most importantly cheap stay in the capital, this is one place to consider.
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Mexico City Hostel
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Mexico City Hostel, situated in a great spot right off the zócalo in the historic center of the city, offers a hostel experience that feels upscale. Choose from private rooms or dorms that range from housing 8-12 people at any one time and enjoy the high ceilings, clean and modern feeling décor and the breakfast that comes included the next morning! Here, you won’t feel like you’re staying in a typical backpacker’s hostel.
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Hostal Regina, Mexico City
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Set smack bang in the historic center, Hostal Regina might just be Mexico City’s coolest looking backpacker destination. The walls of the building are festooned with brightly-colored graffiti created by local Mexican artists. The hostel also has a well-deserved reputation as a party hub – it has more than 100 beds and a notably friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The bar on the third floor is a great place to meet fellow guests, and there are several nearby cantinas if you plan to move things on.
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PuntoDF
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PuntoDF is an excellent option for the artsy traveller who wants a comfortable and creative stay in the Mexican capital. Besides offering some of the top rated budget accommodation in Mexico City, it also offers between two and four artistic residences per year, meaning social and ecological conscious performance art projects are regularly carried out here. Lowest priced room: six bed dorm for MXN$400 per night.
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Hostel Suites DF
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If you fancy staying in a budget accommodation that’s not near the zócalo, then we highly recommend Hostel Suites DF. This hostel is in fact situated near an equally important Mexico City area, just two blocks from the Monumento a la Revolución and Avenida Reforma. Described as a cozy design hostel, you can choose between shared or private rooms, some of which have a TV. Enjoy your continental breakfast on the terrace each morning.
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Casa San Ildefonso
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Set in a gorgeous 19th-century house, Casa San Ildefonso offers bright, airy rooms and a very welcoming atmosphere. The hostel is located just across the road from the Museo San Ildefonso, which boasts an impressive collection of murals by iconic artists such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Choose either a private or a shared room and enjoy mingling with fellow guests in this homely yet elegant accommodation.
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Non smoking
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Hostel Home
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Hostel Home | Courtesy Hostel Home

If the upmarket, hipster neighborhoods of Roma and Condesa with their art deco architecture and numerous boutiques have taken your fancy, then Hostel Home would be the best budget accommodation for you. The self-titled city’s first backpacker oriented hostel fosters an environment that encourages guests to mingle and make amazing travel plans together, all while getting to know another side to Mexico. Lowest priced room: eight bed, mixed dorm for MXN$190 per night.
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Hostal Cuija Coyoacán
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Hostal La Cuija | © Aldar Adame / Flickr

For an option a little further out than the hostels previously listed, Hostal Cuija Coyoacán is your best bet. Situated, as the name suggests in the quirky and artsy southern neighborhood of Coyoacán (which has some of the best coffee in the city), Hostal Cuija makes for an excellently bohemian backpacker destination. As they say, it feels like a home away from home.

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