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Hostal La Buena Vida

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This was the cleanest hostel I have EVER stayed in. It rivaled many hotels! It was also empty. I stayed for 7 nights and for 4 out of those 7, I was the only one in the 4 bed dorm I was in. Not a great hostel to meet people, but great to have a quiet stay and catch up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I've travelled around the world since I was 22 and I've stayed in 100s, maybe 1000s of hostels. Honestly this in the top 3 worst hostels ever. The only positive thing I can say about it is that it is super clean but that's not hard when there are only 2 guests each night. It's a ghost hostel, there are... More 

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed everything while I was there. I was supposed to share a room with 8 more people but I had it all to myself - no one else stayed there, probably because it wasn't high season. If you want to go to la Condesa, you just have to walk a few blocks to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This review is for the 8 person dorm. Positives: 1. Beds are very comfortable with comforters, blanket, cushy pillow and small ornamental pillow. 2. Bathrooms are clean. 3. Housekeeping staff keeps rooms and bathrooms spotless. 4. Individual small reading light and an outlet at the head of each bed. 5. Individual wifi router for each room. Neutral: 1. It's a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This hostel is nice enough. Everything is very clean and well-kept but the ambiance just isn't there. I was there in mid-march and the hostel was an absolute ghost town. I went to another hostel 2 days later and it was much more active. No one was here aside from an Australian student I met who confirmed that before I... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

La Buena vida! This is a chill hostel located in Condesa. The Patriotismo subway stop is just a nice 5 minute walk away, and at night there are plenty of cool restaurants and bars nearby. This isn't a party hostel, but there are still opportunity's to make friends. I met some really great people there! Also the staff are extremely... More 

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Aalborg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I stayed at Hostal La Buena Vida for a couple of nights during easter 2013 at the end of my trip to Mexico. The hostel was nice in itself. The entire building is very artsy and fancy. Also, it is cleaned every day leaving it absolutely spotless. Adding to it, I felt very safe in the hostel. However, the hostel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I would recommend this one highly for the following reasons: First the location is the best, the neighbourhood of La Condesa is the place to be in terms of food, ambiance, nightlife and you have a very close access to the metro in order to move within the city. The hostel is sparkling clean, the cleaning service is at the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Highly recommended - very friendly people, clean, comfortable, safe, and price isn't bad (~ $USD 20-24/night). There are mixed and female-only dorms. It was nearly empty when I was there in June 2012, probably because it's still nearly new, a little more expensive than older hostels, and Condesa isn't where most tourists flock towards (but is my favorite Mexico City... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A freind and I stayed here in early June. Had been open only 5 months. We were only two in a room for 4 and it cost each of us $22 a night. Very modern and interesting and clean. On top floor there are computers to use and where you fix your breakfast. Good location and within walking ditance of... More 

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Staying in Condesa

Neighborhood Profile
Condesa
Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers a great variety of activities and places to visit while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse restaurants vary from regional to global along its streets, while local bars even let you craft your own beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hostal La Buena Vida

Address: Mazatlan 190, Mexico City 06170, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Condesa
Price Range: $30 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal La Buena Vida 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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