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The Mexican capital is an enormous megacity home to over 22 million people. It’s an incredibly exciting, lively and fun place with an almost infinite list of things to see and do.

It’s no wonder that given the huge number of diverse neighbourhoods, each with its own unique characteristics and vibe, finding somewhere to stay here can be a little intimidating at first.

But fear not! This guide to the best Mexico City Airbnbs contains everything you need to help you find the perfect place to base yourself during your time here.

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I spent a month living in Mexico City earlier this year and am familiar with many of the best neighbourhoods in the city. Whether you prefer peace and quiet, or being in the middle of all the action, there’s something here for you.

Here are the 15 best Airbnbs in Mexico City.

1. Beautiful and Comfortable Midrange Apartment in a Perfect Location

This tastefully decorated apartment is located midway between two of the best neighbourhoods in Mexico City – La Condesa and Roma.

The décor is calming, incorporating traditional Mexican crafts and colour schemes. There are two bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom, a large dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen complete with a gas oven, dishwasher, and coffee machine.

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Two workstations and high-speed WiFi make this a good place for digital nomads, or anybody who needs to get some work done during their stay in CDMX.

This property would also be ideal for visitors who want to be close to many of the city’s top cultural, culinary, and nightlife spots. It’s easy to walk from here to most places in Condesa and Roma, and good public transport links means that getting to other areas in the city is straightforward.

Learn more about this Airbnb in Mexico City.

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2. Modern Loft Apartment in Roma Norte 

This apartment has beautiful views over the vibrant and artistic Roma Norte district.

Inside, the decoration is modern and tasteful. A well-equipped kitchen, contemporary amenities and (shared) laundry facilities make this property ideal for both long and short-term stays.

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There’s a comfortable workstation, fast WiFi, and a smart TV with cable television and Netflix. Large floor-to-ceiling windows allow in lots of natural light and excellent views over the surrounding neighbourhood.

It’s located close to a large number of hipster boutiques, shops, excellent restaurants, and bars. 24/7 security staff are on hand in case you need any assistance during your stay here.

The standout feature of this Airbnb is the stunning roof terrace that’s shared with other residents of the building. It’s the perfect place to catch the sunset and to soak up the unique atmosphere of Roma Norte.

Find out more about this Airbnb.

3. Spacious Apartment in La Condesa with a Beautiful Private Terrace 

This amazing apartment is located in La Condesa, my favourite neighbourhood in Mexico City.

It’s two blocks away from the Mercado Escandón, which is an indoor market with stalls selling high-quality fruit and vegetables, other fresh produce, clothes, street food, and much more.

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The apartment itself has two floors, with a double height living/dining room and kitchen, and a spacious master bedroom with a king bed.

There’s a large private terrace with outstanding views out over the Church of San José de la Montaña. It’s a wonderful space; decorated beautifully with lots of green plants and comfortable garden furniture.

This would be a perfect apartment for two people, although it can accommodate up to three. One thing to bear in mind is that the apartment is located on the third floor and does not have elevator access.

Provided this isn’t an issue for you, this is for sure one of the best Airbnbs in Mexico City. Click here for more information on this gorgeous Airbnb in Condesa, Mexico City.

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4. Funky Art Deco Duplex with Private Terrace in Roma Norte

This large duplex apartment in Roma Norte has a really unique vibe. If you’re a fan of alternative interior design, definitely check this place out.

It’s a bit pricier than some of the other properties in this list, but you get 1,300 ft² of floor space, high ceilings, original mid-20th century furniture, and a private terrace with a hammock and deck chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

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There’s a home office that comes with a landline phone and high speed internet, so you can enjoy spending time here whether you’re in CDMX for work or leisure.

Included in your welcome kit is a prepaid card for the metro and metrobús, a set of maps to help you discover more about the neighbourhood and city, and a list of the hosts’ favourite locations nearby.

Click here for more information on this very cool apartment.

5. Unique Modern Converted Apartment Inside a Historic 1910 Townhouse 

This is another amazing Airbnb located in the heart of La Roma.

It’s a modern, high-spec apartment built inside a historic townhouse dating from 1910. The interior décor is very stylish, with lots of wood and polished concrete.

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The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area has been beautifully designed with excellent attention to detail. This space opens into a private shaded courtyard garden with comfortable chairs and a small table.

The kitchen is fully equipped with high quality German appliances, and there’s an on-site gym to help you burn off some of the amazing food that’s on offer throughout Roma Norte.

The master bedroom includes a queen size bed, and there’s a sofa bed in the living room meaning this property can accommodate up to 4 people.

There’s a safe box and 24 hour security staff on hand to provide you with peace of mind during your stay. Click here to learn more about this unique Mexico City Airbnb.

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6. Stunning Studio with Private Terrace in Condesa 

This incredible studio may be small, but it’s something very special.

The main living area opens out onto a large private wrap-around terrace with many plants and incredible views out over the city. Sunsets from here are world-class. Inside, there’s a large comfortable bed, a stylish bathroom, and plenty of natural light.

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With 24-hour security, the building is very secure, and the apartment has a washer-dryer for your convenience.

The only downside of this place is that it lacks a proper kitchen, having only a mini fridge, French press and water filter. However, there’s so much amazing food in Condesa, (including lots of great budget friendly places), that you definitely won’t have any trouble finding something delicious to eat at any time of day or night.

Click here to learn more about this studio apartment.

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7. Affordable Studio Apartment in Condesa (One of the Best Mexico City Airbnbs for Budget Travellers) 

If you’re looking for a high-quality budget place to stay in Condesa, this might be the perfect option.

It’s fairly small, but has an unbeatable location and the price is very reasonable. This studio apartment would be perfect for a solo digital nomad wanting to stay in the heart of Condesa without breaking the bank.

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Working from here would be a breeze, with fast WiFi, a desk chair, and a small private terrace.

The kitchen is a little small, but has everything you need. And outside the front door, you’ll be a stone’s throw from some of the best restaurants, cafes, and street food stands in the city.

Find out more about this highly rated Airbnb in the heart of Condesa here.

8. Excellent Midrange Apartment in Trendy Juárez 

This amazing two bedroom apartment is located in Juárez, one of the trendiest parts of the city.

It has a private roof garden with a BBQ grill and large dining table – a perfect spot to host friends, or just enjoy all to yourself. Indoors, the kitchen is well equipped with high quality appliances and everything you need to cook or entertain.

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There’s a dedicated workspace, large HD TV, two luxurious bathrooms, a walk-in closet, laundry facilities, and even a selection of board games to enjoy if you fancy an evening in.

Location-wise, the apartment is within easy walking distance to some excellent bars and restaurants, as well as the neighbouring Condesa, Roma, Reforma, and Chapultepec districts.

Click here for more information on this midrange Mexico City Airbnb.

9. Cozy Apartment Close to the National Museum of Art 

This cozy, affordable apartment is inside a beautiful repurposed Art Deco building just across from the National Museum of Art.

The location is great, with the Zócalo and Metropolitan Cathedral in the Centro Histórico very close by. Staying here means you’ll be near to some of the most important sights and attractions at the heart of Mexico City’s historical centre.

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The apartment itself is light and airy, with a tasteful minimalist aesthetic, and comfortable furnishings. You’ll be greeted with complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, and soft drinks.

There’s also access to a shared roof terrace, BBQ, and gym, plus laundry facilities. If you’re visiting on a weekend trip to Mexico City, this is a great option for a central stay. 

Click here for more information on this quality affordable apartment in Centro Histórico.

10. Unique and Characterful Midrange Apartment in Condesa 

This apartment is set out over two floors, with double-height ceilings and a mezzanine level.

An attractive interior spiral staircase connects the two floors, and all of the furnishings and fittings are of high quality.

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The decoration is modern and tasteful, and the apartment enjoys lots of natural light. There’s a little terrace with plants and a seating area, which would be a perfect place to relax or enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

Its location is also great; on a quiet street in the Condesa district, not far from Roma.

Click here to find out more about this midrange apartment.

11. Apartment with a Large Private Garden (One of the Best Airbnbs in Mexico City) 

This apartment is spacious, well designed and located in the heart of Condesa.

The location really is excellent, just two blocks from the tranquil Parque España. Despite being merely metres from some of the best restaurants, cafes and galleries in the city, inside the apartment is surprisingly quiet and peaceful.

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This would be a perfect apartment for families. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, and the other with two singles. I would say the most unique feature of this property is the large private garden that guests can enjoy entirely to themselves.

In addition, there’s a fully equipped kitchen, dedicated workspace, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a shared utility room with laundry facilities. If your budget will allow, this is definitely one of the best Airbnbs in Mexico City.

Click here to learn more about this family-friendly Airbnb in Mexico City.

12. Duplex Apartment in Centro Histórico with Amazing Panoramic Views 

This two-bedroom duplex has an incredible terrace with panoramic views out over the Mexico City skyline.

Floor to ceiling windows fill the apartment with loads of natural light, and allow great views from inside. There’s plenty of space, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dedicated workspace, indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a well-equipped kitchen.

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The location is also excellent, on Uruguay Street in the heart of the Centro Histórico. Uruguay Street is a famous street, known for its many Mexican and international restaurants and eateries. The Zócalo, Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor, Palacio Nacional, and the Torre Latinoamericana are all within easy walking distance.

For more information on this amazing apartment, click here.

13. Comfortable Studio Apartment Between Condesa and Roma

This comfortable studio apartment has an amazing location, sandwiched midway between the neighbourhoods of La Condesa and Roma.

It’s not a large apartment, but the price is great – especially considering its hugely desirable location. The place is brand new, with high quality furnishings and appliances, a compact kitchen, and a private balcony to enjoy your morning coffee.

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Given the location, between Condesa and Roma, you could easily walk from here to a large number of excellent cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops. It’s also only a couple of blocks away from the tranquil Parque España.

This highly rated Airbnb in Mexico City would be ideal for either a solo traveller or a couple.

Click here for more information on this great little studio.

14. Excellent Budget One Bedroom Apartment in Centro Histórico 

This spacious one-bedroom apartment is well equipped and homey, with an excellent location on the edge of the Centro Histórico. It’s also just one block away from the metro station, making it easy to access other areas of the city.

As well as a decent kitchen, dining table and living area, the apartment comes with high-speed WiFi, cable TV, Netflix, HBO, and Google Home. The building has an elevator, 24-hour security, and a shared roof garden that guests can use.

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Given the low price and high quality, this is one of the best Mexico City Airbnbs for budget travellers who enjoy having their own space.

Click here to find out more about this one-bedroom apartment.

15. Affordable Art Deco Apartment in La Condesa

Another great option for budget travellers can be found in Condesa.

This one-bedroom apartment is located inside a stunning Art Deco building close to Bosque de Chapultepec – one of the largest city parks in the world.

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The apartment is quiet and peaceful inside, with an attractive living area, separate bedroom, a well equipped kitchen, large fitted wardrobes, and laundry facilities.

This would be a good place to stay for a couple who prefer a calm, quiet environment and/or people who need to spend some of their time in CDMX getting work done.

The hosts also provide a visitor’s guide containing a set of recommendations for getting the most out of the local area.

Learn more about this beautiful and unique Airbnb in Mexico City here.

Best Areas to Stay in Mexico City (Neighbourhoods)

Here’s a breakdown of the best areas to stay in Mexico City. 

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La Condesa

La Condesa is my favourite area in Mexico City. I spent a month living in Condesa, and really loved it.

Condesa has an excellent range of places to eat, drink, shop, work, and party. But it’s also very peaceful and calm. The streets are clean, tree-lined, and dotted with attractive cafes, rooftop bars, and restaurants.

Many of the best Airbnbs in Mexico City are located in La Condesa, such as this one. There’s a great deal of beautiful architecture, and several well-maintained parks that are great places to escape to from the urban sprawl.

Condesa is also one of the safest areas in the city. I walked around extensively day and night and felt totally safe, even late into the evening. Have a look at our full list of the best Airbnbs in Condesa here.

Reforma

Reforma is well-known for its many fantastic restaurants and bars. The large number of expats who choose to live here also gives the neighbourhood a distinctively international feel.

Some of Mexico City’s best museums, art galleries and other attractions are located either in or close to this area. For example, both Chapultepec Park and the must-visit National Museum of Anthropology, are within easy walking distance.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that’s central, vibrant and packed with things to do, Reforma is a great choice. But it can also be a little noisy and busy, so keep this in mind if you prefer a more relaxed pace of life.

Roma

Roma is another excellent place to base yourself. It borders Condesa, and shares many of the features of that area. It’s full of fantastic bars, cafes, and a huge range of places to eat that suit all budgets.

The main difference between Roma and Condesa is that Roma feels a little more edgy and hipster. For example, you’ll see lots of graffiti and murals here – most of which is expertly created and looks amazing. And of course, several vintage clothing shops.

Like all of the other districts mentioned here, Roma is very well-connected and has excellent public transport links to other parts of the city. Here is a great Mexico City Airbnb in Roma.

Centro Histórico – Best Place to Stay in Mexico City for Budget Travellers

The historic downtown of Mexico City is known as the Centro Histórico, and is one of the city’s most visited areas. The Palacio Nacional, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Templo Mayor are all located in this district.

The area is well-known for its lively ambiance and has excellent public transport connections to the rest of the city.

Centro Histórico is busy, noisy and urban. If you prefer staying in quiet, peaceful areas, this probably isn’t the best place for you to find an Airbnb in Mexico City. However, if you like being in the middle of all of the action, Centro Histórico might be a good option.

The area has decent budget accommodation options, such as this one, making it popular with backpackers and budget travellers. Here you’ll also find a great range of cheap places to eat and drink.

In Conclusion

Now that you know about some of the best Airbnbs in Mexico City, it’s time to pick your favourite.

But even if all of these options are fully booked on your dates, don’t worry. All of the neighbourhoods mentioned in this article are great, and there are a huge number of places to stay in this incredible city.

You won’t struggle to find somewhere that’s perfect for your needs and preferences.

However, if you’re still not sure where to start, I recommend looking in La Condesa. It’s a truly amazing part of the city. I’d move back here in a heartbeat.

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Alex is a former lawyer and lifelong lover of off-the-beaten-track travel. He is the founder of Just Go Exploring, a blog that aims to make adventurous travel accessible to all. As well as blogging, Alex works as a freelance travel writer, personal trip planner and travel consultant. He has a Law Degree from Oxford University and is a full-time digital nomad. Alex has lived and worked in many places around the world. Cities that he knows particularly well include London, Oxford and Mexico City.

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