Might as well be home
Posted Apr 19, 2015
During my two month stay in Mexico City, I had planned to move about different hotels and hostels to get a feel for different neighborhoods. After staying at two far-more expensive hotels, I found Hotel La Selva and was blown away by its price. I read some older bad reviews, but decided to risk it (when a review is so ridiculously negative, I figure it's more the reviewers fault than the hotel's). After only four days at Hotel La Selva, I extended me stay indefinitely. I ended up staying over 7 more weeks! The staff is absolutely amazing. They are friendly, and exceptionally caring. The food service is worth the room price alone; especially because la Señora Ana is an amazing cook. The hotel is aged, but Javier, the manager is working hard to renovate all the rooms. I decided my un-renovated room was fine though. Javier is especially friendly, as is the night manager. When the internet was down Javier let me use his cell phone data to check my flight. One night, I wanted to walk to a near by OXXO convenience store, and manager Patti's son accompanied me for safety sake. When I got a kidney infection the staff helped me figure out a solution, and even offered to drive me to the hospital if I got worse. If you're a student, a seasoned traveler, or someone who doesn't need frills stay at Hotel La Selva. It's inexpensive, in a safe neighborhood, and at the crossroads of three major Metro lines.