Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Palacio de Bellas Artes

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Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel

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Free WiFi
Front of property
Business centre
Interior entrance

Overview of Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel

7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
José María Izazaga 8, Centro Histórico, Mexico City, CDMX, 06000
Main amenities
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Room options

Bed in 4 Bed-Community Room

  • 18 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Bed in 10-Bed Community Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 5 Single Bunk Beds

Standard Apartment

  • 39 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Bed in 12-Bed Female Community Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 6 Single Bunk Beds

Standard Twin

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds


  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Family Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Bed in 12-Bed Community Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 6 Single Bunk Beds

Deluxe Studio Standard

  • 27 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Studio Big

  • 41 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Room

  • 19 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Small Room Shared Bathroom with View

  • 8 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

4 Bed Dorm Plus

  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

Bed in 8-Bed Community Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Single Bunk Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historic Center
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes - 11 min walk
  • Alameda Central - 12 min walk
  • Zócalo - 21 min walk
  • Paseo de la Reforma - 22 min walk
  • Monument to the Revolution - 27 min walk
  • U.S. Embassy - 35 min walk
  • The Angel of Independence Monument - 38 min walk
  • Plaza Garibaldi - 2 min drive
  • Metropolitan Cathedral - 3 min drive
  • Reforma 222 - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) - 21 min drive
  • Santa Lucía, Mexico (NLU-Felipe Ángeles Intl.) - 57 min drive
  • Toluca, Estado de Mexico (TLC-Toluca Intl.) - 67 min drive
  • Mexico City Buenavista Station - 15 min drive
  • Mexico City Fortuna Station - 32 min drive
  • Tlalnepantla de Baz Station - 38 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)


  • Zéfiro - 5 min walk
  • El Cardenal - 17 min walk
  • Coox Hanal - 8 min walk
  • Testal - Cocina Mexicana de Origen - 11 min walk
  • Centro Castellano - 8 min walk

About this property

Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel

Putting you a short five-minute drive from Zócalo and Paseo de la Reforma, Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 17 per vehicle. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Playground, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and a terrace. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Salto del Agua Station is 2 minutes and Isabel la Catolica Station is 6 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 161 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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 (8 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Pool table

Working away

  • Business centre


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Special features


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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 4 to 6 for adults and USD 4 to 6 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 17 per vehicle (one-way)


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 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 sanitiser.

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


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

Also known as

Selina Mexico City Downtown Hostel
Selina Mexico City Hostel
Selina Mexico City Downtown
Selina Mexico City Downtown Hostel
Selina Shared Mexico City Downtown
Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel Mexico City

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 17 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Are there restaurants at or near Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel?
Yes, Playground offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel like?
Selina Mexico City Downtown - Hostel is in Historic Center, a short 2-minute walk from Salto del Agua Station and 11 minutes' walk from Palacio de Bellas Artes.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

An hotel that looks nothing like the photos. The hotel is not at 7minutes distance from the airport, with trafic 40 min, fluid 25 we did both. There is no check in or check out counter, there was only a security gardian who gave us the key at the entrance. The bed was not a mattress at all and it was dirty like they just made the bed and didn't change to wash them. A sofa with white powder, and I don’t thing it was baking soda to clean it up. The floor was stained with old blood. The curtains didn’t work to close them at night and the bathroom didn't had towels at all. We stayed here as emergency to spend the night because our flight was canceled after 12 hrs delayed du to volcano activity and we booked at 23hrs. We spend the night my boyfriend and I with all our clothes on because the bed was dirty. We “checked out” at 7am and even if we had the protection plan no one to answer or help us with a claim. Save 100$ and go to an other hotel but here. Nothing safe or pleasant here.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best Hostel
This was one of the best hybrid hotel/hostels I've stayed. Small compact room, but amazing window and open spaces available.
Mark, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

I love the activities provided by the hostel.
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Bad service
I asked front desk for a taxi to take me to the airport. The taxi never came.
Victor, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ziv, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place
I like to stay in selina
4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice
Rasinelli, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It's nice, but improve service, mold, and noise!
The hotel is massive, so if you're looking for a family atmosphere, this isn't the place. The library, movie room, cafe, kitchen, theater, and chilling areas were nice. The beds were very comfortable, and they changed bedding daily. Staff was helpful, but they really don't have enough people working reception, especially during checkin time. As a result, you don't get a full tour when you check in, and they may not even mention the hostel events. The location is a short walk to the Centro Historico or Salto del Agua metro, but really not a lot going on after dark (perhaps sketchy), either for food or entertainment without walking up to Regina or the Zocalo. They have an event room on the ground floor, and as I stayed in a room on the first floor, I could hear and feel the bass into the early hours on Thursday night of my stay, until 2:10am. They have earplugs at the front desk, but light sleepers probably couldn't tolerate this. The bathrooms have black mold on the ceilings which the cleaning staff must ignore or not treat. It's very obvious. Also, they took my blanket once to get washed and it took two days before they had a replacement to offer. I think maybe if they addressed the reception staff issue, the mold, and were more respectful about noise after their own posted midnight quiet hours, I could give it a higher rating. It's good if you want to meet people and maybe do some coworking, (costs extra) but I probably wouldn't pay this much for a dorm bed again.
Matthew, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Neat hotel co-work location in heart of action CDMX w fun community activities and lots going on… good place to meet people from all over world…great wifi, good food and convenient amenities close by… only observations would be that the Selina attracts a younger demo and the place tends to be busy and noisy at times w the activity…not a place for peace and solitude but for more for meeting others, social engagement etc… also rooms are constructed in way that noise travels quite a bit so if you’re light sleeper pack earplugs and melatonin. Cleanliness of hotel could be bumped up a notch but rooms for most part are comfortable and clean-ish. I enjoyed my stay and would return on my own.