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Selina Mexico City Downtown

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Front of property
Business centre
Business centre
Interior entrance

Overview of Selina Mexico City Downtown

Selina Mexico City Downtown

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Zócalo

7.4/10 Good

157 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
José María Izazaga 8, Centro Histórico, Mexico City, CDMX, 06000

Guests rated this location 7.5/10 - Good

Main amenities
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Historic Center
  • Alameda Central - 12 min walk
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes - 14 min walk
  • Zócalo - 17 min walk
  • Paseo de la Reforma - 21 min walk
  • U.S. Embassy - 34 min walk
  • The Angel of Independence Monument - 38 min walk
  • Plaza Garibaldi - 6 min drive
  • National Palace - 3 min drive
  • Monument to the Revolution - 10 min drive
  • Chapultepec Castle - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) - 7 min drive
  • Toluca, Estado de Mexico (TLC-Toluca Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Santa Lucía, Mexico (NLU-Felipe Ángeles Intl.) - 61 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)


  • Exquisitas Aguas Frescas - 1 min walk
  • Vips - 3 min walk
  • El Mago del Mixiote - 4 min walk
  • Paella de López - 2 min walk
  • Taqueria Tlaquepaque - 3 min walk

About this property

Selina Mexico City Downtown

Selina Mexico City Downtown is only 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 17 per vehicle one-way. 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. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and central location. 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

Working away

  • Business centre


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


  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift


  • English
  • Spanish

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.


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Mexico City Downtown offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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 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?
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?
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?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Selina Mexico City Downtown.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Selina Mexico City Downtown?
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?
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?
Yes, Playground offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Selina Mexico City Downtown like?
Selina Mexico City Downtown is in Historic Center, a short 7-minute drive from Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) and 17 minutes' walk from Zócalo. Travellers recommend the hostel for its central location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




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.
jason, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great value for money
Not as nice as other Selina hostels we’ve stayed at. The building was a bit run down and the rooms needed a bit of refurbishment. No water offered for the most expensive rooms. However, everything was very clean and the staff were extremely helpful and attentive.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Very cool hostel and coworking space. Bedrooms and bathrooms are small.
isabel, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Pros: Ok wifi avg on the guest is 5 up/3 down, cleanish room, cool common spaces, kind/attentive staff. Location is alright, kind of dangerous at night, but 15 minutes walking the the Zocalo. Cons: I’ve stayed at a few of the Selinas now and they are overpriced hostels with good marketing. The common areas are nice but some of the decoration money should go into fixing bathrooms and providing a better living experience for tenants. The kitchen is under-stocked and pretty disgusting. There were no forks when I was staying and was a trash smell. I usually cook in my hostel, so I bought a new sponge and in this case a lighter which both disappeared almost immediately. The walls at their hostels are paper thin. You can hear everything your neighbor says and at this one, the wall did not go all the way to the window, leaving a gap between my neighbor’s room and mine. Considering what is charged per night, I would assume the room would have 4 complete walls. The noise was okay, but my neighbors were smoking weed in their room, causing my room to smell like weed because of the gap. I have been living in hostels for a year now and prefer to stay in places that spend a little less on “window dressing” and more on their living spaces. Im disappointed in the Selina operation on the whole; was really looking forward to staying as it seemed like a digital nomad’s home. I will not be staying on any of the properties again, and will be warning other full time traveler friends as well.
Melissa, 8-night trip
Verified guest review