Located in a little bit of a tired looking part of town, no more so than many of Mexico's neighborhoods, about a mile from centro historico, requires about a 20 minute walk plus about 150 stairs. (My idea of good exercise.) But the cleanliness of the facilites, the breakfast included in the price, and the friendliness of the family more than makes up for the slight detriment of the location.
The hostess of the casa is the sweetest woman and the best cook ever! She became my abuelita for the week! The rooms are very, very clean. The walk up the stairs is good exercise and the distance to centro historico is acceptable for the price. And the exquisitely cooked breakfasts complete with fresh jugo, plateful of eggs, potatoes, chorizo, or pollo makes this hostel an unbelievable value. I am a true fan of this site- I forgot to mention the artistic touches and the roof terrace. Que buena lugar!