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Vienna, Austria
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This hostel ticks all the boxes: clean, central location, helpful staff, good rooms. We stayed in a private, which had its own bathroom and was located in the back of a lovely green courtyard. We especially enjoyed the bonfire on the cold evenings which was perfect to relax and connect with other travellers. Parking is on-site for small cars! Only...

Thank Matthias N
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I had one of the private rooms with its own bathroom at the back of the property. Felt more like a tiny hotel for me. I had my own little table on the balcony and a gorgeous view of the hills and church tops from there. Great internet and cozy beds (it gets cold in the hills). All the colourful...

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This Hostel has an magic and wonderful green garden, it is very big - so for sure you can find a nice quiet place in one of the hammacks or looking movies in the confortable TV-Room. If you are more up to conversations, you can meet really nice people by the fireplace, which they make every night!!! The barthrooms a...

Thank Backpackers T
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I stayed in a private room with a very comfy double bed and great pillows. although it was quite small with a very low ceiling and not much space, it was an attic room with direct access to a lovely tv and relaxation area. The hostel had a basic breakfast included with a well equipt good kitchen to use. There...

Thank Fayelebobs
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Overall, I was disappointed with this hostel. I probably wouldn't stay here again. Pros: - very social, great place to meet people. Nightly bonfire. - fast internet - free breakfast (simple, but does the job) - kitchen facilities - lots of social areas within the hostel - great tours (cheapest place to do a Palenque tour/shuttle in town!) - generally...

Thank Dher5
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I stayed at 4-bed-room dorm and it was very comfortable. There are lockers in the room. There is big garden with friendly dogs all over the place. Next to garden is a big pool table where you can easily meet other backpackers. Big kitchen to prepare healthy meals on your own. Breakfast in the morning is simple - bread and...

Thank Zeljka B
Southern Mexico, Mexico
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Really nice Hostel, clean, big and really green!!! If you are looking for a place which is not that expencive but have a nice atmosphier than I can just highly recommend this place. They even have a hair dryer, which is in colder regions very good and not a lot of places has that details. I feeled like at home...

Thank Jacky-Lena
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Big old colonial building near the centre of San cristobal. Great social spaces and friendly atmosphere makes it easy to get to know other travelers. Especially like the nightly fire that everyone sits round with a beer chatting and the sun terraces are happy places to trade tales. Dorms are a little dated and scruffy, but well within tolerance levels...

Thank Rohan P
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I am here for the second time in one month . I just love this place , friendly staff , safe in side parking for the motorcycle, fire pit every evening great way to talk to other traveler around the fire in the evenings , they are three dog in the hostel , they are also friendly.

Thank El0iN
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I really enjoyed the amount of nationalities in this hostel. In the evening a campfire was lit in the central court, which attracted all travellers and I loved the variety of languages spoken. Its situated close to the centre and about 1/2 hour walk to the busstation. Extra blankets are needed in the night, it can be cold.

Thank Michiel969

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rossco Backpackers hostel, established in 2003, Becomes the most famous and the best hostels in San cristobal, Chiapas - Mexico. This hostel is an excellent hacienda style hostel well adapted to respond to all travellers needs, offering a wide variety of services at reasonable prices for backpackers and independent travellers world wide. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rossco Backpackers Hostel

Address: Calle Real de Mexicanos 16, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: €11 - €22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rossco Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Communal kitchen so cook your own food.”
 of 5 bubbles Michiel969, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“4 bed dom is awesome, it have his own bathroom inside (take the bed upstairs if you can)”
 of 5 bubbles stefanis819, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Don't get a private room with shared bathroom, but pay the extra for a private bath!”
 of 5 bubbles Kategoesoz, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Get the bed above the stairs in the 4-bed dorm if possible”
  • 4 bed dorm
 of 5 bubbles 673stefkap, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The private rooms are better”
 of 5 bubbles andyk0210, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
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