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Hostal Amigo

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The highlight of this place are the huge rooms. The beds are good and comfortable. The free breakfast included is a nice touch; you have to wake up early though. The location is good, I felt very safe. Close to lots of cafés, restaurants and crafts markets.

This hotel has great location! Walking distance to Zocalo and museums, restaurants, pubs, shops. Friendly staff, good price, breakfast included although could be better. Rooms are clean and nice, no windows but ceiling fan. Lockers in the room. Beds comfortable. There’s Amigo tours on site when you can book your day trips around!

I really liked staying at this hostel. The staff is very friendly and helpful and speak perfect English which is great because my Spanish is not so good. We hooked a private room which was cleaned Every day. They Made the beds and even folded my pyjama’s! The only downpart I thought was that the walls weren’t always clean or finished (as in paint spots on the walls in white) and the showers and toilets were okay but not super clean. All in all a great stay unless you have very high standards in hygiene :D

469/5000 Si usted puede alojar en otro hostel, entonces haga eso. No hay una sola ventana en la habitación compartida, que es muy sofocada. Son muchas camas, entonces sobre poco espacio para moverse y moverse en la habitación con un mínimo de confort. El armario es muy pequeño, lejos de caber una maleta. Fuimos a la habitación privada. ¡La ventana no se abría! El café es malo, es una especie de té. Y si cancelas tus diarias, no te reembolsan. ¡Es fría! If you can stay in another hostel, then do so. There is not a single window in the shared room which is very stuffy. There are plenty of beds, so there is little space to get around and move around in the room with a minimum of comfort. The closet is very small, far from fit a suitcase. We went to the private room. The window would not open! The coffee is bad, it's a kind of tea. And if you cancel your daily rates, they will not refund your money.

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.

Isabel la Católica 61-A Col. Mexico City DF

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Zocalo and Plaza de la Constitucion
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Cuauhtemoc, Hostal Amigo is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Zocalo and Plaza de la Constitucion. This 17-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Mexico City and also a short walk from Palacio Nacional and Torre Latinoamericana.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 17 individually furnished rooms provide phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Climb into a pillowtop bed with a down comforter.

Property features

Hostal Amigo features free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a free grocery shopping service. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This smoke-free hostel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Single Bed in 8-Beds Dormitory Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 201 reviews