Do the ultra budget hotels still exsist in the larger cities and touristy areas such as DF, Guadalara, Acapulco, Oaxaca, etc.
I was in Mex 6 years ago and I'm wondering if prices could have risen so dramatically.
I'm talking $15 or less a night, shitholes but with a lock on the door and a bed and bathroom, something the locals may use, maybe a seedy area......I don't care.
I found one in a guide book in DF, Hotel Meave, "Bath, TV, clean, quiet, very friendly, ground floor rooms rented by the hour, but very discreet. Recommended". $7-$11.
Sounds like an adventure. Frankly, I've felt safer in these places than some hostels.
Anyway, are they still around? People mention budget places, but then quote $25/$30, or more.
Yes they do still exists. We offer two cheap options. We have a rooms for rent for 10 USD a night with shared bathroom, kitchen, garden and patio. All rooms have cable TV and wireless internet. Other option is a fully furnished apartment with your own kitchen and bathroom. All apartments have Cable TV and wireless internet. Price is 18 USD. Last option is when you are with a group. We have a mexican house for rent. Cost is 36 USD and their is place for 5.
All these options are in Tlaquepaque which is a part of Guadalajara.
If you are interested have a look on our website.
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 19, 2007, at 12:38 PM by wstut ]
Wouter - your website is for the Guadalajara Language Center. Looking at it, the housing options seem to be for students only. Are the options, that you have mentioned in your post, available to someone who will not be enrolling? Spree21 did not mention any interest in a Spanish course, just lodging.
I will leave the link for the time being. But, promotional website links are not allowed in the open forums and it will be removed if it is found to be for promotional purposes only.
I am aware that I cant promote our business if nobody specificly asks for it. I respect this and I visit about 40 forums every day to give information. I never have been banned.
As Spree21 specificly asked for budget accommodation I thought I could mention our budget options as they can booked without taking Spanish classes. On the top of this page it says "Accommodation can also be booked without taking a Spanish Course!"
Incase you still think this is not allowed I understand if you take away the link.
Wouter - banning you was not even a consideration, just the appropriateness of the link. You have answered my question, which was about the accommodations being available to non-students. Since this option is available, the link can stay. Thank you for responding.
I just came home from Puerto Vallarta. I know of a hostel. There are what looked like quite a few very inexpensive hotels downtown, close to everything. PV has a website where you can inquire abt "one star" hotels.
Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city & so must have even more. You can get to Guad. in 6 hrs from PV by bus. Lake Chapala area is an hr out of town & very likely has many cheap hotels.
Those are the two cities I am most familiar with. Go on line to other cities & see what you find.
Let me know if you want specifics abt PV.
Hasta la Vista,
Adriana in Seattle