La Casa de los Amigos is not a hotel or a hostel. It is a Quaker home and guest house oriented toward social justice, service, and international friendship. We are an international community of peace, celebration, reflection, and action. At the Casa, people come together to share time and space, culture and experience, and lots of food. Building and nurturing a non-violent, tolerant and welcoming space, in solidarity with peace workers around the world, is a key part of living and fulfilling the Casa’s mission. La Casa is a non-profit registered with the government of Mexico, and we ask for a donation for the use of the guest house spaces to support our Peace and Hospitality Programs. Working through partner organizations, the Casa frequently offers short-term accommodation to refugees, migrants, and other people in need.
The Casa provides Quaker hospitality to a diverse group of people. Here one meets volunteers, activists and interns, Quakers and people of faith, refugees and migrants, delegations of non-governmental organizations, solidarity workers, children and adults, students and researchers, university groups, and seekers, artists and travelers of all the world. The Casa offers a unique experience of living in a diverse and open community.
The Foundations of our Community:
The guests of the House build and foster a safe environment of peace and mutual respect. The important statutes that help us save this space are:
- La Casa de los Amigos is a place free of illegal drugs, violence, alcohol and tobacco. Those who smoke can do so outside the House. Those who cannot adhere to these rules will need to find another place to stay.
- To nurture our community, we have a minimum stay of two nights. Because the Casa appears in most of the international tourist guides and is very well known, this is an important way to maintain our purpose and identity. Occasionally, offering a one-night stay to a group or individual may be the most helpful contribution we can make — please ask us about your situation.
- We have “quiet hours” from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM every day.
The lodging at the Casa de los Amigos reflects the Quaker testimonies of Community and Simplicity. We have the capacity to host 46 guests. There is a women’s and a men’s dormitory, each with 8 beds. There are also 12 private rooms, ranging from small rooms with a single bed and a shared bathroom, to an apartment with two double beds, a private bathroom and a kitchen. Please contact us for more information about visiting and bringing groups to the Casa, and for a current list of suggested donations.
All guests of the Casa have access to a shared kitchen with filtered drinking water, 24-hour hot water, a conference room, a library, a guest room, a sink and clothesline for washing and drying clothes, a computer for guests, and a wireless internet connection. The House provides sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels. Through our Peace and Service Resource Center, we share information on social issues and opportunities for volunteer service in Mexico City and other parts of the country. We are always looking for new relevant information to include in the Center.
Guests and visitors are invited to participate in weekly events and activities at the Casa, such as movie nights, an English discussion group, exchanges, and potlucks. These events are also open to the public. We also frequently host conferences, presentations, or other special events. The Casa de los Amigos is the headquarters of the Mexico City Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). All guests and visitors to the Casa are welcome to attend an hour of Silent Worship each Sunday morning at 11:00 AM.
Lend a hand:
If you have basic maintenance experience, the House can put your skills to use! Please let us know if you want to help when you make a reservation.
Due to the institutional crisis that currently at the Casa, we will not be accepting reservations until further notice.