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Hostal Virreyes - Hostel Mexico City - Mexico

Built in 1947, the Hostal Virreyes was originally a fancy hotel where stars and VIPs like Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie and the Rockefellers used to stay when they came to downtown Mexico City. The hotel was also a favorite of the "lucha libre" Mexican wrestlers because of its location near the Arena México. In 2001, the hotel became a hostel, but kept its cool vibe and groovy interior. Nowadays, the hostel attracts artsy people, and the lobby, bar and café transform into art or music venues on weekends and select weekdays.

The rooms facing Izazága street can be noisy, as can the rooms on the first floor (during music nights downstairs). If you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs. The hostel does show signs of wear, and some of the carpets and curtains in the rooms could stand to be replaced. You'll need your own lock for the in-room lockers.

The hostel is about a 15-minute walk from the ZĂłcalo, but like much of downtown Mexico City, this is not the best neighborhood to walk around in at night.

Location:

José María Izazága No. 8, Centro Histórico


Mexico City, Mexico

Hostel Types:
Hotel/hostel

This Hotel is: Budget

Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities , Restaurant, Bar, Community Kitchen, Internet Facilities - Free, Internet Facilities - Charge, 24-Hour Reception, Safe in Reception or Rooms, Travel Info Desk, Lounge, Book Exchange - Free, Luggage Storage, Linens Included, Non-Smoking Rooms, 24-Hour Hot Water, Towels Included, Common Room, Telephone/Fax Facilities, Taxes Included in Price, Wifi

Credit cards accepted
American Express, MasterCard/Eurocard, Visa

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso

Getting There:

The nearest metro stop is Salto del Agua. The hostel is at the same crossroads as the metro stop, on the northeast corner of Izazága and Eje Central Lazaro Cárdenas. You can also take a bus down Eje Central Lazaro Cárdenas (4 pesos)

Room Prices:
Lower:$9.82 (130 pesos) for a four-bed or six-bed mixed dorm (with bathroom in the room).
Higher:$14.35 (190 pesos) for a twin-bed private en suite.
Price Description:



Contact Information:
Zip: 06080
Phone: (52) (55) 5521-4180
URL: www.hostalvirreyes.com.mx



Other Hostels in Mexico City that may be of interest: Hostal Amigo, Hostel Isabel, Hostel Mundo Joven Catedral, Hostal Moneda, Moneda Hostel, Mexico City Hostel, Hostel MJ Catedral and Hostel Amigo.








08 Oct 2009




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