With a massive metropolis like Mexico City, you bet your bottom dollar there are hundreds of hostels and hotels to choose from. While having plenty of options is a good thing, it also means those planning a holiday to Mexico City will have to research and filter through several accommodations before finding the perfect place to stay. Well, we have lightened your load and compiled this list of the best hostels in Mexico City so you can spend your time packing rather than planning! Whether you’re looking for a party hostel near popular attractions or a quiet, laid-back dorm room to rest your head at the end of the day, we’ve got the hostel for you. So start scrolling to find your perfect hostel for your Mexico City vacation! 

5 Best Hostels in Mexico City

Dorm room at Hostel Home in Mexico City
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Hostel Home

The vibe of this hostel is all in the name: home! at Hostel Home, travelers will find a small community of explorers and a collection of decorations and furniture geared towards comfort rather than style. Visitors can relax in the living room lounge and show off their musical talents with one of the hostel guitars or unwind with a book from the small library. Perhaps the best part of this youth hostel in Mexico City is the large communal kitchen which boasts stainless-steel appliances, plenty of counter space, and every kitchen gadget needed to prepare a meal. Guests can gather at the family-style dining table and enjoy good food and good friends at one of the family night meals hosted by the hostel volunteers. 

The dorm rooms at Hostel Home are no frills and come in configurations of five, six, or eight beds in a mixed or female-only room. Each bed comes with a personal locker to store valuables and a small shelf. There is also a three-person private room available with one double bed and a single bed with a shared bathroom. Home Hostel is located in the lively neighborhood of Roma Norte, just two blocks from Parque México and the Guillermo Tovar de Teresa Museum and within a 25-minute walk of the Museo de Cero, the Angel of Independence Monument, and the MODO Museo del Objeto del Objeto.

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Dorm room at Casa Pepe Hostel in Mexico CityDorm room at Casa Pepe Hostel in Mexico City
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Casa Pepe 

This boutique hostel located in the Historic Center of Mexico City is the ideal accommodation for travelers who want to be within walking distance of some of Mexico City’s top museums and attractions. A plethora of attractions are on Casa Pepe’s doorstep, with popular sites like the Templor Mayor Museum, the Palacio de Bella Artes, La Merced Market, and the National Museum of World Cultures all less than a 20-minute walk away. There are also several fantastic eateries and shops just around the corner. 

Inside, visitors will find a colorful modern hostel that boasts a gorgeous rooftop patio with lush plants and plenty of seating, communal lounges with giant nets to quite literally hang out with new friends, and weekly activities like free city walking tours, tequila tastings, Olympic drinking games, pub crawls, and karaoke. There is also an on-site bar and restaurant where folks can grab a drink and sit down with one of the many board games provided. 

Casa Pepe’s private rooms are well-designed and can sleep up to four guests. Some rooms come with a Juliette balcony and all rooms have a private bathroom. Dorm rooms are also available with configurations of four or six beds in a mixed or female-only setting. 

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Dorm room at the Wanderlust District hostel in Mexico CityDorm room at the Wanderlust District hostel in Mexico City
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Wanderlust District 

Those on the hunt for a social hostel in a hip neighborhood can’t go wrong with the Wanderlust District hostel. This highly rated hostel is located between the Roma Norte and Juárez neighborhoods, just steps from the Cuauhtémoc metro station and the Mercado Juarez traditional food market. Several attractions are within a 20-minute walk of the hostel, like the Museo de Cera, Museo del Chocolate, the Angel of Independence Monument, and the Monument of the Revolution. 

Inside, the hostel has a clean modern feel with funky patterned wallpaper and trendy décor. Visitors can opt to book a room in a four-bed female-only dorm or a six-bed mixed room. All beds come with a privacy curtain and a half-size locker to store valuables. There are also several private room options, ranging from a basic single room with a shared bathroom to a deluxe double with a private en-suite. 

There are plenty of shared spaces for tourists to enjoy in the hostel, including the rooftop garden, coworking areas, and a living room lounge. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning to guests and vegetarian options are also offered. The hostel also organizes activities and events every weekend so that hostel stayers can socialize and meet other travelers.

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Dorm room at the Selina Mexico City Downtown hostelDorm room at the Selina Mexico City Downtown hostel
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Selina Mexico City Downtown

As the name suggests, Selina Mexico City Downtown is located in the Centro neighborhood of Mexico City, right across the street from the Mercado San Juan and a few short steps from Isabel la Católica and Salto del Agua metro stations. This hostel is ideal for those who want proximity to attractions, as the Plaza Teresa Shopping Mall, the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and many more popular sites are within a 20-minute trek of the hostel. 

Inside, the hostel boasts a chic Old-World style with a massive communal lounge featuring plenty of tables, chairs, beanbags, and couches, along with a bar. Visitors can return after a day of adventuring and join other hostel stayers in the cinema room for a movie night or head over to the dedicated workspace rooms to get some remote work finished. Weekly activities like yoga are offered, as well as a billiards table, an outdoor terrace, a communal kitchen, and a library of books to borrow. 

This is a great hostel for digital nomads and larger groups as the hostel offers a myriad of private rooms that can sleep up to four people. Dorm rooms are also offered with set-ups of four, eight, or 12 beds in a mixed or female-only setting.

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Dorm room at Massiosare El Hostal in Mexico CityDorm room at Massiosare El Hostal in Mexico City
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Massiosare El Hostal

Massiosare El Hostal is a good hostel in Mexico City for those who want proximity to attractions and to stay in a more social hostel setting. The interior of the hostel is filled with colorful murals, vibrant plants, and plenty of natural light, along with plenty of tables and chairs in the lounge areas. Savvy backpackers can make use of the large communal kitchen (vegetarian meals only) which is stocked with a toaster oven, microwave, large pantry, and two stovetop burners. A complimentary vegetarian breakfast is served every day on the hostel’s rooftop terrace and there is a pop-up bar on Thursday nights where guests can mix and mingle with other hostel stayers. Solo travelers will find solace in the fact there is 24-hour security on-site that guards the door and checks to ensure non-guests do not enter. 

This hostel in Mexico City with private rooms is a great option for larger groups as the private rooms range from a standard double with a shared bathroom to a five-person apartment complete with a kitchen and private en suite. There is also a great selection of dormitory rooms with configurations of three, six, or 13 beds in a mixed dorm setting or four beds in a female-only room.

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Dorm room at Hostel Suites DF in Mexico CityDorm room at Hostel Suites DF in Mexico City
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Hostel Suites DF 

Another excellent option for those looking to stay close to the Historic Center of Mexico City is Hostel Suites DF. Located just down the street from the Monument to the Revolution and Palacio de Bellas Artes, this Mexico City hostel boasts a small community of travelers in a social setting. Tourists can start their day off with a complimentary Mexican breakfast before setting up their laptops to work in the lounge or head out on the town to explore the sites. There are also several garden terraces where visitors can enjoy the sunshine and pop down with a book, as well as walking tours and events to join. Other noteworthy amenities include luggage storage, a 24-hour reception, and complimentary towels. 

Hostel Suites DF boasts private rooms available with two or three single beds or one double; each with a private en suite. Each private room also comes with a desk and a built-in closet. Those who opt for the classic shared dorm room can choose between a six- or four-bed mixed, female-only, or male-only dorm, where each bed comes with an electrical outlet, a personal reading light, and a shelf.

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Dorm room at the Viajero CDMX Centro Hostel in Mexico CityDorm room at the Viajero CDMX Centro Hostel in Mexico City
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Viajero CDMX Centro Hostel 

Located in the Centro neighborhood of Mexico City, right across the street from the Former College of San Ildefonso, sits the award-winning Viajero CDMX Centro Hostel. As the 2024 HOSCAR winner of the Best Large Hostels in Central America (and several others), it’s no secret this is one of the best Mexico City hostels as it has outstanding amenities and an unbeatable location. Visitors can explore the colorful traditional design of the hostel and enjoy dedicated workspaces and meeting rooms, an on-site bar and restaurant, a large outdoor patio, daily planned activities, and several other small lounge areas. Other awesome amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour reception, and luggage storage. 

Viajero CDMX Centro Hostel offers a myriad of private and shared dorm rooms. For those traveling with multiple people, consider booking one of the hostel’s spacious private rooms, which can sleep anywhere from one to four people in rooms with or without a private en suite. There is also a range of dorm rooms with the option of booking a bed in a six-, eight-, 10-, 12-, or 14-person mixed or female-only dorm. All of the beds come with a lockable cupboard under the bunk, a privacy curtain, and a personal reading light.

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Dorm room at Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral in Mexico CityDorm room at Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral in Mexico City
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Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral

For those who want a more social hostel in Centro, then the Mexico City hostel for you might be Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral. Located right across the street from the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, visitors couldn’t ask for a more central hostel. Popular Mexico City attractions like the Templo Mayor Museum, Estanquillo Museum, and the Plaza de Santo Domingo are steps away. 

Inside Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral, tourists will find a clean, modern establishment with an unbeatable rooftop bar overlooking the cathedral and city. On Fridays and Saturdays, the rooftop bar is open late until 1 a.m. and boasts a DJ and dance parties. Tons of other events are put on by the hostel as well, like free walking tours, lottery nights, and community barbecues. The hostel also boasts an on-site café, complimentary breakfasts, laundry facilities, a communal kitchen, and a 24-hour reception. 

Visitors can opt to book a bed in a private room or a four- or six-bed mixed, female-only, or male-only dormitory room. Each bed in the shared rooms comes with a locker to store valuables, a personal reading light, and an electrical outlet. Those who want a little more privacy can choose from a plethora of private room options ranging from small two-person rooms to spacious four-person family rooms with a private en suite.

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Dorm room at Casa Pancha hostel in Mexico CityDorm room at Casa Pancha hostel in Mexico City
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Casa Pancha

This boho-style hostel in Mexico City is perfect for those who want a quiet and comfortable room to return to at the end of the day. Located between the hipster-like neighborhood of Hipódromo and the Universidad La Salle, visitors will be close to several fantastic eateries and bars, as well as within a 20-minute walk of attractions like the Bosque de Chapultepec, Parque México, and Mercado Escandón. 

Casa Pancha has an airy natural feel with large windows, wooden furnishings, and boho-contemporary décor throughout. There are two main lounge areas in the hostel, one that is set up in a café style with plenty of seating options and free coffee and filtered water available all day. A complimentary breakfast is also served daily. The second lounge is equipped with a full kitchen so savvy hostel stayers can prepare their own snacks and meals. While this is a quiet, laid-back hostel, there are still activities and events available to join through the hostel’s shared WhatsApp chat, connecting guests with each other.

Perhaps the best part of this hostel is its pod-style dorm rooms. Casa Pancha offers 34 capsule beds with each bed coming with a blackout curtain, safety deposit box, locker, and electrical outlet. A standard private room is also available with a private en suite.

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Private room at Hostel Regina in Mexico CityPrivate room at Hostel Regina in Mexico City
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Hostal Regina

Are you looking for a hostel where you can get the most bang for your buck? Well, then Hostal Regina might be the place for you. Not only will guests receive a complimentary breakfast every morning, but the hostel also provides free community dinners three times a week, free margarita/mojito drink nights, and all-day free drinking water. The hostel also offers guided walking tours and events, along with laundry facilities, a rooftop bar, strong Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception, and an on-site restaurant. 

Tourists can choose between booking a pet-friendly private room, which can sleep two-six people and comes with or without a private bathroom, or booking a bed in a four-bed female-only dorm or a six-bed male-only room. The female-only room features double beds while the male-only room has bunk beds. 

This awesome hostel is ideally located in Centro, within a 15-minute walking radius of attractions like the National Museum of World Cultures, the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, the Estanquillo Museum, La Merced Market, and the Mercado de San Juan.

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Dorm room at Hostel Barrio in Mexico CityDorm room at Hostel Barrio in Mexico City
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Hostel Barrio

As suggested in the name, this fantastic hostel is located directly downtown in the Centro neighborhood, a block from the San Juan de Letrán metro station and a short walk from the Plaza Teresa shopping mall. Several attractions are within a 15-minute walk from the hostel, like the House of Tiles, the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Estanquillo Museum, and the Fuente de Sodas Rufina market. 

This Centro hostel prides itself on its connection to Mexican traditions and culture and aims to have every guest get a true feel for the local culture. The hostel walls are adorned with colorful murals from local Mexican artists and there are daily activities to join from arts and crafts workshops to walking tours and drink nights. Visitors will find dedicated workspaces along with a well-equipped communal kitchen, a rooftop lounge, 24-hour reception, free breakfast, and a games room complete with a dart board, ping pong table, and beer pong table. 

For those who want the luxury of a hotel room but with all the perks of a hostel, consider booking Hostel Barrio’s private suite, which comes with an outdoor terrace, private outdoor jacuzzi, a Smart TV, and a private en suite. Dorm rooms are also available with a configuration of eight beds in a female-only or mixed-room setting. Each bed comes with a mini closet, reading light, outlet, and safety deposit box.

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Dorm room at Mexico City HostelDorm room at Mexico City Hostel
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Mexico City Hostel 

Another excellent option for a cheap hostel in Mexico City is Mexico City Hostel, located in Centro. Guests of this laid-back hostel will have excellent proximity to attractions, with popular sites like the Centro Cultural de España Museum, the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Templo Mayor Museum literally around the corner. Tourists can choose to eat out at one of the many restaurants and cantinas nearby or make use of the hostel communal kitchen to save some coin and prepare their own meals. The interior of the hostel is decorated in colorful traditional décor with murals and lush plants throughout. In the dining and lounge area, there are plenty of tables and chairs to pop down and enjoy a meal or set up a laptop for a day of remote work. 

Mexico City Hostel offers both shared dorms and private rooms, with the ladder boasting a private en suite and able to sleep two people in a double bed. Dorm rooms are available with configurations of four, six, or eight beds in a mixed dorm setting. Each bed comes with a half-size locker that can easily fit a backpack and valuables, but visitors must bring their own locks.

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Now that you’re an expert on the best and coolest hostels in Mexico City, all that’s left is for you to decide which of these hostels fits your vibe and Mexico City itinerary best. Regardless of which of these accommodations you choose, we hope you have a memorable trip to one of the most culturally rich cities in the world!



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