Finding cool and affordable accommodation in Mexico City can be a fine line to walk, with many of the capital’s best hotels being way out of most traveller’s price range and hostels (no matter how cool) being, well, hostels. Not everyone likes a dorm room. However, we’ve compiled some of the city’s coolest and best located Airbnbs in Mexico City, so you can get the best of both worlds – budget and privacy!
Run by Marcia, this reputable Airbnb listing (located in a refurbished 19th century hotel) is a great option for larger groups or a family, given that it can accommodate four people. It’s spacious and bright, with an excellent kitchen and a fantastic roof terrace – the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the city. That’s not to mention the central location that puts you in walking distance of some of the best spots in the historic centre. Book this Open Plan Loft Space here.
Well-located in the historic centre of Mexico City is this expansive penthouse apartment that has a gorgeous terrace, complete with leafy plants, squashy sofas and multilingual hosts who will respect your privacy and share their common areas. While there’s only one private bedroom (complete with a queen size bed), there are also two hammocks in the living room available. Just be aware that Thursday to Saturday, the nearby cantina plays music ‘til 2am. Book this Penthouse with Large Terrace here.
This enchanting Airbnb option in the popular historic centre district of the city is an incredible option for Mexican folk art lovers, or even those who just want a splash of personality and colour in their Airbnb experience. With space for four people, you’ll be able to enjoy the entire apartment to yourself, and take advantage of the excellent location and charming roof garden. Book this Artsy Balcony Flat here.
Situated in an underrated area of Mexico City, Pilar’s loft is ideal for the art lover, given the close proximity to Casa Luis Barragán, whereas nature fans will be pleased to know it’s right next to Chapultepec Park. For the travelling couple, this spacious loft, complete with 24-hour security guards at the door and plenty of vibrant planters around the apartment itself is a steal at just a little over MXN$1000 per night. Book this Airy Loft here.
Quirky furniture choices dominate Francisco’s city centre studio flat, which can accommodate up to four people. You’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the best sights and sounds of Mexico City here, although if you want some off-the-beaten path recommendations, Francisco can provide you with them. Plus, this is incredibly close to public transport connections and you can take advantage of the colourful bedrooms and the cool outdoor terrace. Book this City Centre Loft here.
For those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the historic centre, this second-floor apartment in the swanky Condesa district would be perfect. Located in a renovated turn of the century edifice, if you stay at Leonor’s flat you can also take advantage of a complementary airport transfer, metro tickets and breakfast at Café Fiona, just around the corner, amongst other things. While there is no elevator, this is perfect for a one-child family, group of friends or couple. Book this ‘Edificio Condesa’ Historic Apartment here.
One of four super cool flats in the property line-up of Alex, this minimalist Roma Norte located gem is great for those who want to spend time exploring this artsy, hipster neighbourhood whilst having a gorgeous space (complete with terrace) to come back to. The bedroom looks right onto the rooftop, meaning you’ll get some spectacular views during your stay and you can also make the most of the kitchenette and communal areas. Book this Cool Flat with Terrace here.
For a small family or a group of friends, this ample flat in the historic centre of Mexico City is the best option, given that you can enjoy all the sights and sounds and even take advantage of the slim balcony to enjoy your morning coffee. This flat was fully restored in 2013 and is situated in an 18th century mansion house, which has thick walls and is very secure. The owner has multiple Airbnb rentals across the city and a great reputation. Book Casa Borda here.
Finally, if you’d rather stay with your host than have an apartment to yourself, this bright flat in Roma Norte is ideal. Share the spacious accommodation, and its striking orange floors, with the owner Martha and enjoy the natural light and plants in the communal areas, whilst having the privacy of your own bedroom to retire to. This is the perfect option for a solo traveller who wants a little company around their accommodation, as well as a prime location in the popular Roma Norte neighbourhood. Book this Bright Apartment here.