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“A mixed bag for a fair price” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Cenote Azul Hostel

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Alfonso Pruneda 24, Mexico City 04630, Mexico   |  
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“A mixed bag for a fair price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

I was staying there because I had to find some quick emergency solution after let down by some "hosts" that don't deserve that name. Anyway. This was a recommendation from a former UNAM student who lodged there before me, and so I went and lived there for almost a week.

At the time I was there they had some reconstruction and the restaurant was closed. The good was that it was very quiet and I had a double room all for myself most of the time.

The good:
- good practical location near Copilco metro station.
- the place is generally clean, well-kept and secure
- free and fast wifi
- friendly and young staff
- quiet place. noise reduction rules in place and respected by everyone, including those who "made" them.
- the price is really a steal
- Copilco is a very safe and good area, but down to earth and practically organized.
- there are smaller shops nearby where to buy breakfast and other snacks.
- the built in resto which i tried on the last day of my stay (when it finally opened) seems to be very good indeed.

The bad:
- a curfew at 11:30pm was no big problem for me but I really think they should get rid of it. Not even the hostel in the center has one (a slightly less safe area).
- When I once came back at 11:30 sharp I was let in only reluctantly by the doorkeep, rubbing his eyes in protest. Are they sleeping on the job or what?
- Bathrooms aren't very private at all. And the overflowing toilet paper baskets are plainly disgusting.
- Also other types of waste bins were constantly full or overflowing.
If they don't like to empty them, then maybe they should write a note where to empty them oneself!
- I was there in january and it was [--] cold at night. I had to wear a cap and scarf at night, and 3 blankets. I barely managed to get by without catching a serious cold.
- If you aren't affiliated with the UNAM, or otherwise some sort of student, probably this place isn't really meant for you (but you can come anyway).

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
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Address: Alfonso Pruneda 24, Mexico City 04630, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City
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Ranked #59 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Mexico City
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
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