We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in early April. We had booked a private double room, but were given a huge room with two double beds and a window facing out on to the street. If you want a private room I would recommend requesting a room with an exterior window, otherwise you're likely to get one of the interior rooms, which are basically boxes built within the building.Yes this hostel is quite noisy both inside and out, but it's a noisy city, so there isn't much getting away from it, but things always tended to quieten down by 11 or 12 at night
The breakfast was adequate - eggs, fresh fruit, toast, tea and coffee.I would agree that an extra toaster or two would go down well!! If you want to make your breakfast more substantial I would recommend popping down the road to La Vasconia on Calle Tacuba for some pastries or cakes.It's one of Mexico City's best bakery's and so cheap!
There's a lovely relaxing reception area where you can chill out with a beer and also a small TV area and kitchen.
The hostel is in a great location, with planty of good eating and drinking options near by, and we felt quite safe in and around the hostel.
If you're travelling alone and looking to meet other travellers, you might be better up the road in the HI Hostel Catedral, as this has every possible amenity and much more of a social scene, but if you want a cheap, laid back option, with no pressure, then this is the hostel for you.
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