If you’re travelling to Mexico City, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed about where to say. As one of the biggest cities in the world, Mexico City is home to a number of neighbours- some of which you’ll probably want to avoid! We decided to stay in Condesa, one of the wealthiest parts of the city with tree-lined streets and some of DF’s best bars and restaurants. As you can probably imagine, this neighbourhood isn’t exactly well known for having budget options. However, there is one particular place where you can enjoy tasteful décor and a buzzing atmosphere at a low price: Stayinn Barefoot Condesa.
With a spacious common area and outdoor seating, Stayinn Barefoot Condesa is the perfect place for anyone looking for a hostel with a fun atmosphere. There’s even a bar on the roof which can be enjoyed both by guests and non-guests!
The hostel also organises tours to various sights throughout the city; the most worthwhile of all being their Lucha Libre tour! We had already seen Lucha Libre in Guadalajara so we didn’t feel much need to go again. But, I can assure you this would be amazing with a group of new hostel friends!
I love staying at tastefully decorated hostels so I was thrilled the moment I stepped into Stayinn Barefoot Condesa. With the antique style furnishings in the common room and the stylish but minimalist colour schemes in the bedrooms, the whole place just oozed coolness. The superior room that we stayed in is perfect for digital nomads with a comfy bed and convenient workstation.
When we checked in the staff showed us around and made sure we knew everything that we needed to know about the hostel. Because of this, we didn’t need to ask them many more questions and they were happy just to let us do what we wanted. We find that hostel staff can sometimes be overbearing but at SBC, they were friendly and accommodating while letting us enjoy our independence.
Like most hostels we stayed at in Mexico, we were glad to see that Stayinn Barefoot Condesa offers guests free drinking water and has easy to find recycling bins, too.
Condesa is a fantastic neighbourhood to base yourself in during your time in Mexico City. There are plenty of bars and restaurants around to enjoy at night and, since its much safer than other parts of the city, you can walk around with ease. I had some of the best ramen I’ve ever had at Yamasan Ramen house which is just a 10 minute walk away from Stayinn Barefoot Condesa!
The hostel is also located close to Chapultepec Park and Metro station.
One thing that we didn’t love about Stayinn Barefoot Condesa was that it was a little bit too social. I know I probably sound like an old bore saying that but, with music sometimes blaring until 5 am, it was difficult to actually get much sleep at night. Luckily, we had earplugs and I can pretty much sleep through anything. It didn’t bother us too much but, if you’re in Mexico City to do a lot of sightseeing, I would take this account. However, if you’re on the market for a good time and enjoy staying up until all hours of the morning, you’ll be well catered to at Stayinn Barefoot Condesa.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here, mainly for the handy location and comfort of our room. To be honest, the loud music was annoying but I can look past that for such good value accommodation in Condesa. If you have some earplugs and can sleep through a bit of noise then this is a great choice for budget accommodation in Mexico City!
To book a room at Stayinn Barefoot Condesa, check out their booking agents here.
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Disclaimer: I received a free stay at Stayinn Barefoot Condesa in return for this review. However, as always, I only promote businesses that I know you’ll love (and, if there are any downsides, let you know about them, too!) All thoughts and opinions are my own.