Hostel Moneda

Calle Moneda # 8, Centro Historico, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 06020, Mexico
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Great location - Amazingly helpful staff

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 16, 2008

I actually left the Hostel Cathedral for this Hostel and was so glad I did.

The hostel is older and looks a little beat up but the location was great and the staff were absolutely out of this world. They were SOOOO helpful. I'd ask what subway stop to take somewhere and they'd give me advise on what else to do while I was there etc...wonderful. They were giving information and advise I didn't even know to ask for!

Breakfast and dinner is provided in the room price. The food was quite good and was always served in a buffet style so you had a choice.

This hostel is a half block off the Zocalo. It is on Monedo..which is the only street between the presidential palace and the cathedral. Its location is PERFECT.

Subway stop: Purple line - Zocalo

Note if you take the subway to Zocalo from the airport you will need to change lines three times and there is a lot of stairs and walking involved...subway costs two pescos (US 10 cents) it is totally do-able if you have a backpack.

A cab will be $15 from the airport and US $18-$20 to the airport. If you take a cab go to one of the booths inside the airport to pay and make a reservation (the safe way to do it). It was real easy to find someone to split a cab. I did have a hard time getting a cab to take me to Zolco since many streets were closed down. If they give you a hard time ask them to get you as close as possible and maybe try a close subway stop on the purple line (the line the Zoloco is on). It is worth it to stay in that area!a live band and things were going to be loud. I was told the next night was horrific.

Unique Quality: The more days you book the cheaper the room rate!

Free internet 24 hours a day. There are 4 PCs and they are sometimes broken. Around breakfast and lunch there will be a line. PCs are located on the roof (good view). This is also where breakfast and dinner is served.

Directions: This hostel is a half block off the Zocalo. It is on Monedo..which is the only street between the presidential palace and the cathedral. Its location is PERFECT.

Subway stop Zocalo - purple line

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Hostel Moneda

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 18, 2008

Had a special promotion when i booked. free breakfast internet and now extra dinner.
i found it a bit dissapointing. had a 2 person room for myself. did look a bit shabby. also there is lot of noise. music till 24. you hear people on the hallways talking and the plumbing if someone showers. when i left the elevator was broken down.

on the end of my 5 weeks tour i was at hostel moneda again (had booked it before i started my trip because of santa semana) had a room on the street side like this one better fresh air but you will hear street sellers untill they leave. elevator was working now.

Unique Quality: nice view from the terrace. free breakfast and internet special promotion dinner.
near the zocalo so nice location

Directions: close to Zocalo metro

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Nice and very centrally located place

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 19, 2006

This hostel is located right behind the main square, with the catedral (Zocalo).
i stayed in a nice little dorm with 4 beds (bunk beds) only for women. The room had a private bathroom.
The prices are reasonable (from 9 US$).

Unique Quality: On the rooftop breakfast was served (included), it was a very simple breakfast; rolls, fruit and coffee/tea. There wasn't that much food, so one had to be there early to get some.
At other times of the day, the terasse was a nice place to relax and enjoy the views over the city.
In the reception area there was computers with internet and it was possible to exhange books. There was also a room where you could read the newspapers or just relax.

Directions: Take the underground train to Zocalo, from here it is a very short walk.

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Hostel Moneda

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 21, 2005

This place is great to stay while in Mexico City. The location is great. Right in the middle of happening, 100 m from Zocalo, close to metro station, on one of the busiest and most interesting streets in the city. Prices are 120 pesos for dorm bed and up. Breakfast included - bread, butter, cornflakes, yoghourt, pancakes... all you can eat.
All rooms have lockers (you only have to bring you own lock).
You can go to the terrace with a bar wher you can chat with other travelers or watch TV.

Unique Quality: Hostel also offers free internet. They organize guided tour to the tourist sites in Mexico City and Teotihuacan.

Directions: Right in the center of MC, next to the Palacio Nacional.

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Close to the zocalo

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 25, 2004

Well, it might not be the best place I've stayed in, but it's certainly not the worst either. It's located right next to the zocalo and cathedral, so many of the attractions of Centro Historico are in walking distance from the hostel.

They have both dormrooms and private rooms with bath, and the price goes from 10 USD and up. You can also find an internet cafe, kitchen, laundry, tv lounge, book exchange and luggage storing. In addition to the roofterrace where you have a great view to the zocalo and cathedral. In the morning they serve breakfast here and it's included in the price.

The best thing about this place is that they also organise different kinds of tours both in and around the city. For every night you stay here, you get one free tour. There are just a few you can choose from, but they are very good and you should check them out if you stay there.

The staff are helpful and do the best to answer all of your questions. But there was always a queue in the reception, even if there were many people working behind the desk. They are not the most efficient people - but hey, you are on holiday so just stress down and get used to the mexican tempo... :)

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Mexico City Hostel Moneda

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 9, 2004

At Hostel Moneda in Mexico City I paid 270 pesos for internet use. I only used the internet for about 2 hours in total (Total Rip off). I would recommend finding an internet cafe that lets you pay by the hour. I also made a reservation on the internet and they did not have it on their computer. It is a great hostel to meet people and in all fairness the hostel is not that bad.

Hostal Moneda

by written on August 26, 2002

$14 US for a dorm room. Private rooms more.

Unique Quality: Pretty nice hostel in a great location just a couple blocks from the Zocalo. It has a rooftop terrace where they provide complimentary breakfast and you can sit and share travel stories with people from all over the world. Right across the street from the Presidential Palace and a couple blocks from the Cathedral and Templo Mayor. See my photo at the templo mayor.

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right in the centre

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 26, 2002

We stayed at the Hostel Moneda, which is just of the Zocalo across the palacio National.
It is a basic hostel with good rooms and good beds. And they also have a nice rooftop garden where you can have a nice breakfast.

Unique Quality: It just 2 steps from the zocalo and centro historico

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Hostel for lower budgets

by written on August 24, 2002

This Hostel is about 8 US dollars a night, in a dorm room, breakfast included. If you wanna have a more private room (for 3 or 4 people only, cause the dorm rooms are for 8-10 people) you have to pay around 12-15 dollars per night, which is still cheap.

Unique Quality: This is a very well located lodging, it's great for youngsters because of the price and seems to be a pretty nice option for those who don't care a lot about having a luxury & fancy room in a 5 ***** hotel and whose budget isn't great. The breakfast is included, it's close to many of the major attractions of the town (so you don't even need to pay transportation) and you can get to meet a lot of people there.

NOTE: I wanna thank Rudy from Austria (fly_away in VT) who gave me this tip and kindly agreed to share this information with me and the rest of the VT community through my site. Thanks! :)

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Address: Calle Moneda # 8, Centro Historico, Mexico City, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 06020, Mexico

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