I stayed here twice during my time in DF. Once, I had the mini-room (it's not that mini...if it's available and you want privacy, take it!). My only issue with it was that the curtains were see-through at night when I had the lights on.
The second time i stayed there, the mini was not available, so I stayed on the second floor in a 5-bed female dorm. It was bigger than my condo at home! No bunkbeds! Individual lockers (they provide the lock and key!) and a shared bathroom between only the 5 girls. Clean. Huge. Plenty of hooks and places to put your stuff. The walls are paper thin, so bring earplugs...not that it was loud, but you can hear every flush of toilet and bird chirp outside the window.
The people who work there are nice (although some don't know too much about the area) and even though it feels kinds of sketchy in the hood, it's actually super safe. Walking distance to TONS of stuff. They helped arrange a pretty good tour.
I skipped breakfast after the first day...I much prefer to find Mexican things around town.
I can't compare it to any other place, but if you want a simple, quiet, friendly, safe place, this is a good choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a charming quiet pedestrian street in the heart of Mexico City, Casa San Ildefonso is a hostel that opens its doors to you offering you an authentic laid back experience where friendly familiar service meets cleanliness and comfort.Spacious yet cosy rooms will receive you inside a recently renovated 19th century building that is one block away from the Templo Mayor and Zocalo. We believe in providing you with a type of accommodation that will only enhance your journey. We have outdoor movie nights, family dinners and a truly authentic tour offer.More than a hostel, Casa San Ildefonso is your house for the amount of time you decide to submerge yourself in the cultural richness of Mexico City, in its traditions, its flavors and its people. Let us host you. Travel like a local. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa San Ildefonso Hostal Mexico City