My review of this place is a little mixed, but mostly on the good side. The place is new, so just needs a couple of things attended to.
The place is brand new, so beds are very comfortable and clean. Rooms are absolutely massive, with big opening windows. Old brick building, so there was absolutely no need for a/c - in fact we got a bit cold at night, but enough blankets on the bed.
Breakfast was reasonable - selection of breads, jam/honey, coffee and tea. No cereal/yoghurt though.
The young guy & girl working there in the afternoons are very friendly and helpful. There is always a security guard working at the front door, so you feel absolutely safe.
Now what let me down. They don't have laundry facilities, then it took 2 days for them to find us a business within a reasonable distance to do the washing for us. What really annoyed us though was the attitude from an older French woman (whom I assume is one of the owners) - typical French arrogance, she said straight out "we don't have those services; we get them next week", but then didn't want to help me find anywhere nearby - she just shrugged her shoulders as if to say "not my problem".
The Wi-Fi was on and off, but it's Mexico, so you can't expect too much.
We stayed for 4 nights, but we had to ask downstairs on the 3rd day for someone to come and give us new towels and toilet paper, and empty the bins.
If it wasn't for the attitude of the French woman, I would say this place is great, and would return. Assuming they now have laundry facilities, and you don't have to deal with her, there's nothing to complain about!
- 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