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Talk:Mexico City/Centro

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I reverted some additions of Wikipedia links per Wikitravel:links to Wikipedia. They were added back in. Is there a reason to believe that these links belong here despite the guideline? If not, I'll remove them again. --Evan 21:51, 1 January 2007 (EST)


I deleted this review:

  • Tepito Eje 1 Norte. Working hours Monday thru Sunday 9AM to 4PM. Established even before the Spanish arrived to Mexico, this is a poor worker's neighborhood with a huge street market considered one of the largest in the world. It's a bad idea going there, this is Mexico City's black market where you can buy anything on your mind from counterfeit sneakers, pirate DVD movies and smuggled electronics to narcotics and weapons. On the literate side of things there's a huge second-hand book market with no less than 150 stalls, some with second-hand soft cover novels in english. The safest way to reach Tepito is by Metro. Line B (dark green) Tepito or Lagunilla Stations will take you straight to the heart of Tepito, but again: it's not a safe place to consider visiting, is too dangerous.

It sounds like we should not encourage people to travel to such a dangerous place. --MarinaK 21:30, 17 September 2008 (EDT)MarinaK.

I second the deletion, though a travel warning wouldn't hurt. It is a very dangerous area.

Outdated Listing[edit]

To the one user with an IP address who posted this under the "sleep" section of the page:

There are several budget hotels located in this area. Typical prices as of Oct, 2016 are 550-600 for a private room with bath, 400 for a private room with shared bathroom and 200 for a dorm bed. This may be higher during holidays, but prices are clearly posted. Shopping around one can find better deals also, like a private room w/ bath for 400. The prices below are not dated, nor accurate.

I deleted this info because instead of just acknowledging that the listings are outdated, I wanted to encourage users to update them accordingly. I'm not familiar with the area, but I'd hope that a local or a traveler who's familiar with the area will help update the listings individually!

To whoever monitors this article, I inserted a paragraph with current prices and it was removed. The prices below have no dates, for all we know they could have been written 10 years ago. Some of them are given in US dollars, which are worth about 1.5x as much as 2-3 years ago. So please stop providing inaccurate and undated information to the travelers. We travelers actually rely on this site. If you cannot attach a date to a price, just don't publish it, and I don't see why you removed my paragraph which actually contained useful info on prices, unlike the listings below.

Wikitravel is updated by travelers across the world on a daily basis so we refrain from adding dates next to prices and information. Due to this reason, we encourage users to update any wrong or outdated information as soon as they see one. Hope this clears up some confusion!--IBkataoka (talk) 13:56, 18 October 2016 (EDT)

I"m the anonymous user who posted the above. Wikitravel might be updated every day, but the specific hotel listings are certainly not updated and some of the prices published here are egregiously out of date or wrong, misleading travelers. Like the Hotel Tuxpan which I visited because the article said it's 150 for a room. The current price is actually 550 pesos and and definitely not 150. If a price has a date stamp, at least the reader will know how reliable that is. I.e. if a price is dated 2007, the reader can probably figure out not to expect that to be the price in 2016. On the other hand if it's undated, we have absolutely no information about the likelihood of it being accurate and cannot make good decisions. In my opinion a price with no date stamp should not be allowed, in order to make this site more useful. I don't see how not dating prices is encouraging travelers to update them. It's pretty obvious they have not been updated in years, so your encouragement is not working.