The Best Hostels in Mexico City for All Kind of Travelers! [Guide]

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November 15, 2021
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Miriam Jaffe
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Whether you're looking to party it up in Mexico City or if you're there to cozy up and soak in the sunshine, you wouldn't need to break your bank for an expensive hotel. Keep reading to find out all the best and amazing hostels that Mexico City has to offer that'll tailor to your every need.

Are you headed to Mexico City soon or thinking of heading there in the near future? We’ve already touched on some of the breathtaking places to stay in Mexico City, but what about if you’re looking for a way to save money for your accommodation? Look no further than this post where we’ll outline the best hostels in Mexico City for your travel vibe! 

Mexico City Travel Destination.
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Where to stay in Mexico City

Before we dive into the best hostels, what about where in the city you should aim to stay? Some neighborhoods are better than others, especially depending on whether you want to stay in an area famous for partying, or a quieter area for a long stay. Let’s recap what the highlights of each neighborhood are:

  • Polanco: a trendy neighborhood with high class restaurants, luxurious brands, galleries, museums, and more! If you’re looking to splurge a little, this is the neighborhood for you
  • Coyoacán: located on what some might call the outskirts of Mexico City, you’ll find a quieter vibe here. This is also the neighborhood for exploring Mexico City’s culture and heritage - it’s where you’ll find the Frida Kahlo Museum. This neighborhood is best for culture, and for being off the beaten path
  • La Condesa and Roma Norte: If you’re looking for nightlife, these are the neighborhoods for you. You can be your very best night owl, and dance the night away, while also having plenty of hip cafes, boutiques, and restaurants to explore during the day
  • Centro Historico: if you’ve never been to Mexico City before, and are hoping to do all the must-sees, this neighborhood is the most centrally located one for that. You’ll be surrounded by history and culture at every turn!
Mexico City Downtown.
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Best hostels

Now that you know the neighborhoods, what about those highly rated hostels in Mexico City? According to Hostelworld, there are several hostels with excellent ratings (over 9/10). Let’s dive into some of them!

Casa Pepe

With a 9.3/10 and superb rating, Casa Pepe ticks several boxes to make this one of the best hostels. It’s a boutique hostel located in the city center, close to several landmarks. Each room comes with a private bathroom, lockers, and premium bunk beds so you know you’ll get a comfortable night’s sleep! 

Casa Pepe Mexico City Hostel.
Image courtesy: Hostelworld

Massiosare El Hostel

Another perfectly located hostel is Massiosare El Hostel with a 9.1/10 star and superb rating. You’ll find this hostel on the penthouse floor of a historic building (be aware there are no elevators though), and they have excellent seasonal discounts that can be applied for stays over seven days, three nights in a female dorm, early bird, or same day discounts! Your hostel booking also comes with a free full breakfast (including vegan and vegetarian options) so you can start your day out on a full stomach. 

Mexico City Hostel Murals.
Image courtesy: Hostelworld

Wanderlust District

If you’re willing to travel a little out of the city center, you’ll find the aptly named Wanderlust District hostel. Limited to 23-40 year olds, this superb 9.6/10 star rated hostel offers the best of the best, including a delicious free breakfast, and a space to meet fellow travellers in a safe neighborhood in Mexico City. 

Wanderlust District Hostels Mexico City.
Image courtesy: Hostelworld

Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral

For an immersive experience into Mexico City, consider staying at Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral. With a fabulous 8.6/10 star rating, you’ll get to stay in a very centrally located hostel (right next to the cathedral), complete with free continental breakfast, and organized daily activities for cultural immersion. With 24 hour security, you can rest assured that this is a safe hostel as well. 

Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral Mexico City.
Image Courtesy: Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral

Hostels with pools

Want to go swimming while staying in Mexico City? While they aren’t super common, here's one hostel with a swimming pool if having a place to swim is important to you for your trip to Mexico!

Downtown Beds

With a fabulous 8.3/10 star rating, Downtown Beds is a budget friendly hostel that has its own outdoor pool! Located in the historic center of Mexico City, you’ll have easy access to the big touristy sights, as well as a free continental breakfast to top off your one of a kind stay.

Mexico City Murals.
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Best party hostels

If you’re looking for a hostel with a party vibe, you’ll definitely have some options in Mexico City. Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral and Casa Pepe rank high on party factor, but here are a couple of other hostels in Mexico City that are well known for bringing the party!

Suites DF Hostel

With a lounge open until the early hours of the morning, and a social vibe that means travellers can easily meet each other, Suites DF Hostel is a hostel you should check out if you’re looking for an outgoing crowd. With a 9.2/10 star rating as well, you know you’ll have an excellent stay on top of the fun times you’ll have!

Hostel Regina

Looking for a fun time in the historic center of Mexico City? Hostel Regina is the hostel for you! With a rooftop that serves mezcales and mojitos on Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 1am, you can party the night away before going down the stairs to your bed when you’re done. Plus, there’s a free breakfast to start your day off right!

Rated 9.6/10 stars as well, this hostel is a hit with many travelers. 

Hostel Suites DF Mexico City.
Image Courtesy: Suites DF Hostel

Hostels near Mexico City Airport

Unfortunately, there aren’t many hostel options for staying near Mexico City Airport, but there are at least two! Hostel Airport Mexico DF is the first international hostel located near the airport - only five blocks from terminal 1. You’ll enjoy free breakfast, all while being able to rest assured that you’re right next to the airport for your next (or incoming) flight.

With an 8.5/10 star rating, you’re sure to have a fabulous stay!

If you want to try a capsule sleeping hostel, IZZZLEEP is for you! Located inside Benito Juarez Airport, you can recharge during a long layover, or catch some ZZZs before your flight in this fabulously, 8.5/10 star rated hostel!

IZZZLEEP Benito Juarez Airport Mexico City Capsule Hostel.
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Let’s head to Mexico City!

Now that you’re sorted on what the best hostels are in Mexico City, it’s time to plan your travel adventure there! Head on over to our travel blogs to read up on what to do while you’re there, as well as some top travel tips to make your time away a breeze. 

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