About the Homestay
The house is colonial style, in the heart of downtown, we like meet people from other countries and cultures, we like to share the culture and food of Oaxaca, we have a beautiful garden where we receive humming birds everyday, it has large corridor with loveseats where you can read a book, sip a cup of coffee, tea or enjoy a delicious beer locally brewed.
Our family enjoy gathering and talks, make road trips in the state and around Mexico, also we like the movies, our family is coffee and tea lover, we speak spanish, english and basic french.
The two room are upstairs, it has a shared living room with TV, cable and Netflix, you will find in the living room a small coffee station and water to drink, each room has its private bathroom.
Upstairs we have a terrace where you can delight the nice weather in the evening.
Both rooms have double bed, loveseat, table and a comfty chair and a lamp.
We like to talk with our guests, but we respect their privacy, you will find us commonly in the kitchen and in case that you need a suggestion for a restaurant or other places to visit and we weren't in the house, se can do it through Whatsapp, Messenger or another app.
We are host in different webs and sometimes by a very busy schedule and other for the different diets of our guests is very complicated for us to offer a breakfast, but we always offer coffee and whatever the family is eating for breakfast you will be welcome to join the family.
When have had an amazing experiences guests from HOMESTAY but at the same time we have had bad experiences with cancelations one or two days before the arrival, and when you book with us you have the room guaranteed, because we block it from the different webs that we use for hosting, thats why we ask for half of the amount of the reservation in advance.
Our house has a great location and very comfortable in all ways hot water 24/7 very comfortable beds, and another amenities like coffee maker, water for drink and cleaning once a week, due to this we have a high demand in all seasons.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, we'll be glad to answer you.
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located 4 blocks from Santo Domingo church, and the tourist walkway, you can get around all downtown walking, to get other areas of the city we have 3 bus stops 20 meters (22 yards) away, we have nearby 2 traditional markets 4 blocks away and a lot of museums, art galleries and coffee shops from 2 blocks away.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
1) You can smoke in the terrace (open areas)
2) No visitors after 9pm.
3) MOST IMPORTANT: Feel yourself in home.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Armando and Esther are simply the best. I’ve stayed at their home for 10 weeks, and it felt like being with family. They’ll do anything to help you and make your stay easier. They’ll give you great advices on restaurants, bars and places to visit. I would 100% recommend going on a tour with them, they know Oaxaca so well. The house is super clean, always welcoming and near everything in the center of the city.
I will definitely come back to visit.
Gracias por todo Armando, Esther y Oli! Hasta pronto!!
Armando and Esther are the best. They went out of their way to make sure we felt welcomed and to give tips and information about how to find special places in Oaxaca. Armando is very good at giving tours to the villages and to markets; anything in the area. He speaks very good English and is quite knowledgable. Highly recommend. I want to go back today!
Fantastic experience! Armando and his family are so incredible. He speaks perfect English and has tons of great recommendations for places to visit, where to eat, where to drink mezcal and craft beer, etc. The location is perfect. Super safe neighborhood and close to everything. I would highly reccommend this place!
This is the perfect complete Oaxacan experience. We were welcomed into the heart of Armando and Esther's extended family, staying in the comfortable, quiet and peaceful home of his parents, close to the heart of the old city. Armando and Esther shared their knowledge of local cultures generously, and their bespoke guided tour of the region is a must. Thoroughly recomended, we hope to return to see more of this fascinating area.
Armando and his family are the perfekt hosts. Armando speaks fluent English which is really helpful when you don’t speak spanish. He gave me so much information about Oaxaca and the surroundings it was really hard to do everything. But every information was worth the try.
One of the best experiences was having dinner with his family in an small Mexican restaurant. So delicious and he describes everything.
The room was very clean and in an safe area. You can walk 24/7 hours without feeling unsecure. You stay in downtown. Only minutes away from the zocalo and nightlife, but it is silent.
I totally recommend to stay with him.
This is my first homestay experience and it was amazing! The accommodations are so comfortable and the location is perfect. The house is very close to the Santo Domingo Church and the Zocalo Park as well as being near a ton of restaurants and shops. This is a very safe part of town as well. I stayed in the blue room and it is very nice and spacious. I felt at home staying there! Another thing I really liked is how Armando goes the extra mile by sending information on the city and events going on. I was there during the Guelaguetza Festival and Armando would send me information on events going on around town like the parades, concerts, and festivals as well as restaurant recommendations and typical Oaxacan dishes I should try. Armando and Ester are extremely sweet, hospitable people. They do everything they can to ensure that you enjoy your stay. Such amazing hosts!
Where do I begin??? Armando, Esther and thier entire family went out of their way to make me feel at home and to ensure I enjoyed every bit of wonderfulness that Oaxaca offers. Their home is comfortable, clean and within an extremely quick and convenient walk to town.
Armando speaks fluent English and is just a warm, funny and welcoming person. I immediately right at home in their beautiful property. If you'd like to take in some of the local sites outside of Oaxaca City, I'd recommend taking Armando up on his offer to take you on a fabulous tour of the petrified waterfall, mezcal distillery, Sunday market and the textile museum. Makes for a wonderful day!!
I traveled on my own to Oaxaca so safety was at the forefront of my mind prior to my visit. But not once during my trip did I feel threatened in any way. The people of Oaxaca are exceptionally friendly and helpful and extremely easy to get to know. Oaxaca far exceeded my every expectation and I can't wait to go back and stay with my new Oaxacan family. MUCHAS GRACIAS ARMANDO!!!
Thank you Armando and Esther! My daughter and I had a fabulous time. The rooms were exactly as described but even better! They were extremely clean. A private bath for each room.
And there was a nice TV room in between where we could hang out. And then on top of that there was an roof terrace that we had access to from the blue bedroom and the TV room. It offered a relaxing area to hang out and some great views. And Armando and Esther were fabulous hosts. They went way above the call of duty. They had a big map in the TV areas with all the local attractions. They sent us tons of info on WhatsApp with details on all the things to see. And their communication was excellent! Armando speaks almost perfect English! The area we slept and hung out in was very private but we also had tons of interaction with the family downstairs which is what we were looking for. Everyone was always so happy to talk to us. Thanks so much!! Hope to see you again! And if you ever want to visit Chicago you are welcome to stay at our house!
Armando and Esther were very welcoming from the first moment we arrived, they gave us great tips and insights on Oaxaca. We were lucky enough to be able to join them for Christmas celebrations which was an amazing experience and something we will never forget. I always felt safe and comfortable throughout the homestay experience. The rooms were presented nicely with large with comfy beds, a hot shower and a beautiful balcony/terrace that overlooks the city of Oaxaca. The location of Armandos house is perfect, everything you need is within walking distance. I would definitely recommend Armando and his family for your next homestay experience, it's very clear that they love hosting people and are so helpful. Thankyou again! We will be returning some day soon.
Love Maddie and ryan
Armando and his family were exceptional hosts, doing everything possible and beyond to make my visit enjoyable, which started with them picking me up at the airport. One evening they took us to a favorite and excellent restaurant just outside of Oaxaca. We were very happy to treat them!
The light breakfasts his wife Ester cooked every morning were totally delicious and a real treat. Tamales with mole negro one morning, tamales de rajas another.
Go for the blue room if it's available. It's significantly larger.
Armando y su familia son anfitriones excepcionales. Hicieron lo que sea (y más) para hacer mi visita agradable, empezando cuando me buscaren del aeropuerto. Los desayunos ligeros de su mujer estaban muy ricos. Por ejemplo, tamales de mole negro una mañana, tamales de rejas otra.
La casa queda en una buena zona. La habitación azul es la más grande.
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