Hostal Amigo2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed in the private double room on the first floor for a few days. Very good size with one double and a single bed and a small entrance with sofa between the room and the bathroom. The mattress was comfortable enough but the pillows were horrendous. The room had a safe and when we could not open it the staff were very helpful, came upstairs bringing the key and showed us how it opened. There were bedside tables and a couple of chest of drawers but only a central light and the flat screen TV had been hung so high on the wall it was almost on the ceiling, which we thought was odd. The bathroom was very big but unfortunately quite smelly although the shower was hot and powerful (but only at 7.30 in the morning). My notebook could not connect to the wifi. The buffet-style breakfast was quite good, a different savoury dish every day, yogurt, corn flakes, milk, bread and jam and fruit, plus tea and coffee. The staff were very nice, always smiling and helpful; our window did not close properly and they sent someone straight away to get it fixed. It's a shame that it obviously needs maintenance, I suspect the photos were taken soon after it was decorated, a long time ago, and now looks nothing like it. We glanced into one of the dormitories and noticed it had no windows nor ventilation, so it must be quite claustrophobic (and possibly illegal, unless Mexico has different rules.....). Also some guests kept smoking in other rooms (I thought it was forbidden) and it was quite unpleasant. And if you're a light sleeper bring earplugs because the road is very noisy. So even given the very central position, in my opinion it's a bit pricey.
Given its prime location, it is understandable why it is 14 usd for a dorm bed. My boyfriend and I stayed in a 6-people coed dorm room. The place is nothing like it seems in pictures shown here. It is not at all well lit. Instead, it is disorganized, old, and loud. One night at around 2 am, one new guest just showed up in my room and turned on the light. They didn't even have enough keys for everyone. The wifi was good enough to do research. The bathroom is clean, but sometimes how showers don't work. The breakfast was surprisingly good. It came in self-serve buffet style. Some scrambled eggs, coffee, and fruit. Since I travelled with my boyfriend, it's cheaper to stay in a room. We eventually found an airbnb for 20 usd a night. Cheaper and much better! If you want to stay in the center, this is an average place with basic amenities. But if you are ok with staying further away (and quieter), I recommend airbnb.
technically this place has it all, decent wifi, plenty of beds, tour options, free breakfast. None of its bad, just odd, there's tour adds all over the place but nobody can really answer your questions. Breakfast was pasta, yoghurt and spam with a side of jelly. to be fair when we were there the place was completely empty (over Christimas), but it really was a wierd place.
On arrival we knew it was basic and had "gone down hill" since reviews said it used to be good but now isn't. The female staff were nice but not very helpful and the male was just rude. The showers we're hot which was good but the men's bathroom were filthy, smelt and some were blocked with feaces and loo roll. The bedding was 2 sheets and a blanket that was too short to cover your whole body if taller than 5 ft and it got cold at night so my partner and I slept in our clothes. The room constantly had flying bugs and I was bitten multiple times each night I slept there. For a basic hostel it's ok for money but I expected more cleanliness and atmosphere.
The staff are friendly and helpful. Bilingual and insightful. They put out a good breakfast every day. It's near the zocalo and good coffee shops like cafe emir and cafe jekemir. It is a youth hostel so it has a hip vibe. And it is in the heart of the city so it is active all the time. Staff mentions are.......everybody. Gustavo, Jacob and Santiago in reception are all fully bilingual, as is most of the staff. You are in excellent hands here while you go out to see the city.
Really liked the dorms, the location and the fantastic service. The best place to stay in the city if you are looking for a good location and cheap price. Recommend on going on tour to the pyramids through the hostel.
If you are looking for an economical and comfortable choice this the ideal site for those trips where you'll be walking all day and your purpose is to save on your budget. Because of its location it is ideal for exploring the historic area and central mexico city . The facilities are good and the staff are very warm , helpful and diligent. It also has multiple options of tours ( with different themes ) to know a little more the city and its surroundings
The beds are thin but comfortable, but the frames, and doors, are very noisy at night and in the morning. The breakfast was very plain compared to other hostels. The kitchen and fridge are usable by guests. There is a lounge on the first floor, with TV and comfortable chairs, and more like a dining room on the second floor with hard chairs and tables. Close to metro but not close to any good street food. Staff is very friendly as well. Wifi does not work in room on 2nd floor, and sporadically on the first.
When checking in the service was terrible, the worker was drunk and he just didn't care about anything. Breakfast was average and random. The rooms are hot with no windows and small, smells really bad! The lady the next day at the desk was lovely and helpful and actually answered our questions! I asked one of the male workers at the front desk to change a note for me and he said 'sorry I don't have any change' He didnt even open the till or look! Next time I head to Mexico city ill be at another hostel! The only bonus is its in a great location. The beds are like sleeping on a prison matress! I know its a cheap hostel, but at least give some good customer service!
The staff were friendly and spoke very good English. Our private double room was very spacious. The hostel was in a great location, shared bathroom was clean and the breakfast was ok. HOWEVER... We had 500 PESO AND COSMETIC ITEMS STOLEN by the cleaning staff from our "private room". Under the impression we wouldn't have room service, we nipped out for half an hour and returned to the money and items gone from our bags. The hostel were told and didn't once apologise or attempt to amend the issue with us in any way, KEEP YOU CASH WELL HIDDEN!!! The staff were very un-informative whilst check-in, if you want to know something you need to ask. The bed sheets had blood marks on them, otherwise the room seemed clean. The hostel was extremely noisy very late during the night, EAR PLUGGED COMPULSORY!!!
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78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 195 reviews