Hostal Centro Historico Regina

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Average rate: $7 - Hotel class: 1.5 stars
February 5, Mexico City, Mexico

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Hostal Centro Historico Regina Mexico City Reviews

andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Regina Aug 03, 2012
I walked all over the central Mexico City area and this hostel appeared as a good choice. Previously I stayed in other hotels and hostels in town, but I don’t like to repeat my experiences and I always try something new. Price is a bit tricky… When you look on hostel searching sites, this hostel comes as one of the cheapest, but THAT IS ONLY ONE DAY during the week. They are scamming the websites by having one day a week, let’s say Wednesday, that is $9 per day, but every other day of the week is $15. I was there during the low season and I got better deal because I stayed a bit longer. In general you have leverage if you are staying longer in any place. I was averaging 150 pesos per day instead of 190.

Breakfast is included and it is served in the small cool restaurant next to the hostel. I am not sure if that restaurant is the part of the hostel or independently owned, but it has good and reasonably priced food. Unfortunately, their breakfast is total crap, “continental breakfast” and they serve it like a medicine… small and measured portions… What else to say when you are served half of the small glass of orange juice and two pieces of bread with one butter and jam… pathetic. Anyway, bunch of small restaurants, shops and bakeries are all around that area, so you won’t go hungry.

Hostel is enormous three story old classic building with courtyard in the middle which doubles for reception area, and nice rooftop bar and relaxing area. Bottom floor also hosts the TV room with lots of bootleg videos, and two small restaurants. Steep old staircase leads to the second floor where few dorms and community kitchen is located. Comfortable sofas and chairs make this area perfect for checking your email and just chilling with the friends (WiFi is free, and they also have three computer stations with free internet service). First couple days we stayed in the third floor dorm which is total disaster. Whole side of the building is made to be four dorms virtually not separated with walls but only with staircases… Imagine old building with high ceilings and on the bottom you have dorm with lots of beds (probably around 14-16), and on the top of that dorm there is a half floor made of wood, like balcony of the bottom dorm. That system makes dorm with 30 people and to make it a bit worse four dorms are connected like that… Imagine noise of so many people going around, most of them without basic knowledge of how to behave within sleeping and resting roommates… Tough one. So avoid top floor dorms if you can...

After we had enough of hustle and bustle of that dorm monstrosity, we moved to second floor in the perfectly good 10 bed dorm and it was perfect stay till the end.

Beds are mostly bunk beds and they are comfortable and clean. Every floor has excellent bathrooms and toilets and internet connection. When you check in you get the card key that will let you in the room and trough the staircase doors. Lockers are big and easily approachable, but they look easy to break in especially on the double door lockers. Roof top is great place to chill if you are not going out partying or exploring the city. Drinks are ok priced and time to time they make grilled food and have DJ’s.

There are better hostels in town.
Second floor
bathrooms with showers behind
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nomadicpinoy nomadicp…
2 reviews
Hostel With A Historic Charm May 17, 2012
This is a hostel right smack in the historic part of the city which is itself in an old building built sometime between the 18th-19th century.

Since there were 3 of us, we booked the "suite" room for 900 pesos, a real bargain considering that this turned out to be a 2-level room with 3 beds and one & a half bathroom! We had a balcony overlooking a pedestrian street.

With the rate we paid, brekkie was included at their own restaurant downstairs. The atmosphere is very social, there's free Wifi & Internet-connected PCs as well.

For anyone wanting to stay in the historic center of Mexico City that's well within the budget, I highly recommend this one.
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Hostal Centro Historico Regina Overview

Hostel Regina is projected to be the only retro art-kitsch youth hostel in Mexico City. We have shared and private rooms, where local and foreign cultures and fused along with experiences and environments. The place is brand new, counts with 121 comfortable beds, private rooms, parquet floors, high ceilings and huge windows with balcony. We manage to make every room special, spacious and bright. This description is based on information provided by the specialty lodging.

Hostal Centro Historico Regina Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • News Stand
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Computer
  • Ticket Service
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Games Available
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Doctor on call

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