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Selina Mexico City Downtown

Historic Center hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi

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José María Izazaga 8, Centro Histórico, Mexico City, 06000, CDMX, Mexico
  • Pros: Ok wifi avg on the guest is 5 up/3 down, cleanish room, cool common spaces, kind/…

    Nov 23, 2020

  • Stayed there for the second time and was as before very satisfied; good service,…

    Feb 25, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transport options
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 161 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Historic Center
  • Torre Latinoamericana - 11 min walk
  • Madero Street - 11 min walk
  • Palacio Postal - 13 min walk
  • La Ciudadela - 14 min walk
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes - 15 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Small Room Shared Bathroom with View
  • Suite
  • Family Room
  • Bed in Small Dorm
  • Bed in Large Dorm
  • Deluxe Studio Big
  • Deluxe Studio Standard
  • Standard Apartment

What’s around


  • In Historic Center
  • Torre Latinoamericana - 11 min walk
  • Madero Street - 11 min walk
  • Palacio Postal - 13 min walk
  • La Ciudadela - 14 min walk
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes - 15 min walk
  • Alameda Central - 15 min walk
  • Interactive Museum of Economics - 16 min walk
  • Suprema Corte de Justicia - 18 min walk
  • Zocalo - 19 min walk
  • Museo Franz Mayer - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) - 7 min drive
  • Toluca, Estado de Mexico (TLC-Toluca Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Mexico City Buenavista Station - 4 min drive
  • Mexico City Fortuna Station - 10 min drive
  • Tlalnepantla de Baz Station - 14 min drive
  • Salto del Agua Station - 2 min walk
  • Isabel la Catolica Station - 6 min walk
  • San Juan de Letran Station - 7 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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José María Izazaga 8, Centro Histórico, Mexico City, 06000, CDMX, Mexico

At a glance


  • 161 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Working away

  • Business center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features


Playground - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 4 and USD 6 for adults, and USD 4 and USD 6 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 17 per vehicle (one-way)

PetsPay at property

  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash.

Also known as

  • Selina Mexico City Downtown Hostel
  • Selina Mexico City Hostel
  • Selina Mexico City Mexico City
  • Selina Shared Mexico City Downtown
  • Selina Mexico City Downtown Mexico City
  • Selina Mexico City Downtown Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Selina Mexico City Downtown does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Selina Mexico City Downtown.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Playground offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante Escuela Zéfiro (5-min walk), Cafe El Cordobes (6-min walk), and Exilio (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 17 per vehicle one-way.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Not good area no ac heater no tv 😣 sorry

    Ruben, 2 night trip, Jan 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Highly recommend.

    Great location!!! Close to everything downtown within walking distance or a short metro ride. Beds were extremely comfortable and the hot water was never lacking. Front desk staff were friendly and bi-lingual, which helps a pocho like me.

    Mackenzie, 2 night trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The location and the price. The location and the price

    1 night family trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great experience love the service

    love the ambiance, they have people that speak English. The room was so comfortable, the only thing I chose shared bathroom and it was dirty in the morning, the toilet was full of paper. Overall a great experience

    Mayra, 1 night trip, Sep 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good hotel for young people. Well placed in downtown.

    Ana, 1 night family trip, Aug 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Super Location! Super Price! Super Service! Half a block from metro, recommend using it during off hours for only $5 pesos. Friendly and Helpful Flexible and Kind Daytime Front Desks. Did I Mention Welcome Drinks!!! Free Salsa Class!! SlackLine Class! Movie Night! Do not expect Hotel Quality Bathroom Because Hostelers do make mess often and maids are not cleaning 24/7 like Roomba Robots. Only Hostel with Movie Room! Cinema Room! ENJOY TRAVELING ENJOY YOUR STAY IN HARMONY NOT IN MONOPOLY BASED ON RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING AND SPREAD HOPES

    chee, 1 night business trip, May 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best BangBang for your BuckBuck

    Cool Stylish Vintage Hostel. Convenient Location next to Metro. very Friendly and Nice staffs. Melina and Daisy was extra Helpful. They helped me with free upgrade when other room was not available. There are good common areas Including Cinema Room. The room are good and has room service everyday. Best Value in Mexico City. Free English and Salsa Classes and Many Activities with Cool Bands, Karaoke Night and Free Drinks for New Guests. Offers Great Tours In and Around City. Enjoy Your Stay with all kinds of people around the World

    1 night business trip, May 8, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    MOLDY and OLD HOSTEL with bad air quality

    MOLD MOLD MOLD on Ceiling. Bad and Slow Service when requested about MOLD problem. Stuck up Hipster culture Hostel. I prefer family environment so wont be using this hostel again. Overall, Mediocre environment and amateur service

    1 night business trip, May 3, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Firstly the positives before I summarise the many negative - Well located in Centro Historico close to Salto Del Agua metro. - Walking distance (15-20 mins) to the Zocalo, Palacio National, etc. - Generally helpful and friendly staff Negatives: - Check-in queue: long wait to check-in with only one member of staff occupied with chit chat to the guests in front for some time. - Cockroaches: Getting into the room to find a number of dead and alive roaches on the floor, at least 6 or 7 in bathroom and around and under the bed. The room was also dirty. In fairness, a replacement 'upgrade room' was promptly arranged however this didn't appear to be an upgrade as it did not have a balcony. - Noise and vibration: There were numerous sources of disruptive noise throughout the night which made sleeping continuously almost impossible. Noise from a generator in close proximity which also made the floor and our bed vibrate/move. Very poor sound insulation so any doors closing in corridors were very loud in our room. - Lack of light and privacy: Our room had one window facing into an internal courtyard, which corridors, and numerous other rooms also face into. Therefore no ability to have daylight and privacy at the same time. - Hot water - there was a boiler problem which meant no hot water on our second day, which was resolved by the evening. Also worth knowing, the balcony of the first room 'Deluxe Double Room' we had booked is not a private balcony but shared.

    Daniela, 2 night romance trip, Mar 23, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    It’s a nice hostel in Mexico City historical quarter so it’s close to almost everything. But don’t expect to rest and sleep because of the loud that comes from the people inside the hostel and the construction outside. Also the shared bathroom is not clean

    Zinab, 2 night trip, Mar 22, 2019

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