This hostel has two locations. Republica de Brasil 8, and Republica de Brasil 11. I stayed at #8 for three nights, and at # 11 for two nights. This was more than enough time to really get a feel for the place.
The location at Republica de Brasil 8 is recently renovated, with fully updated bathrooms and common area. It is beautifully done. The common area boasts several computers, as well as spaces you can use for your own computer. There are beanbags and pillows to lounge on and watch movies on a flat screen TV. There are mens' and women's restrooms on each floor that are scrubbed clean daily (I saw one of the friendly staff members cleaning a toilet one day, and I just have to say that I have never done as thorough a cleaning on a toilet. These bathrooms are cleaner than my own, and that's impressive). There was plenty of hot water whenever I showered. I stayed in a private room, and the linens were clean and the bed was comfortable. There are lockers for storage - bring your own lock! This location has A/C in the rooms - this helped to drown out any late night noise. Breakfast is provided from 8-10 each day and I never had bad food. Clean water, juice, tea and coffee are also served. This location was quiet and had less of the backpacker, youth traveler feel. A private room was five pesos per night more here than at #11. Worth it.
The location at Republica de Brasil 11 was also quite beautiful. Everything was functional, but did not appear to have been redone recently. The bathrooms were just as clean as the other location, and my only gripe is that the only women's restroom was on the second floor. Mens restrooms were on the first and fourth floors, I think. All in all, not a major inconvenience. Breakfast was also served here from 8-10 and was similarly delicious - in fact it was exactly the same setup - food, dishes, timing - except the cutlery and dishes were older. This hostel has a more youthful crowd. I stayed in a street-facing room here and it was LOUD, the small floor fan in the room did nothing to drown out the noise - but it was also the weekend before Christmas with the historic square nearby absolutely full of people using the ice skating rink set up for the occasion.
These hostel locations are great. You can't really go wrong. If you really like paying for all sorts of subtle convenience, go with the location at #8. Otherwise, #11 is just fine. They are both located close to Allende and Zocalo metro stations, and close to a number of metro bus stops. Lots of museums nearby, and lots of great tacos al pastor!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mexico City Hostel and its renovated brother Mexico City Hostel Suites consists of two beautiful colonial buildings -right across from each other- and are located just a few steps from Zocalo in Mexico City's Historic Center. This colonial places will make you feel like home involved in a Mexican atmosphere. We are very close to interest places for Mexican tourist as well as backpackers from all around the world, such as galleries, museums, shops, markets, bars or night clubs, artisans, historic buildings, monuments and squares. We provide 3 types of peaceful, comfortable and spacious accommodation: private rooms with bathroom, private rooms without bathroom and cozy dormitories. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mexico City Hotel Mexico City
- Mexico City Hostel