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Puerta Vieja Hostel

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is not just a hostel, it's a family. I haven't met anyone here who hasn't extended their stay! Central location, comfy beds, awesome free breakfast, free cocktail night, bonfire in the garden. This place has everything! Highly recommended :)

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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Fantastic option in San Cristobal! Rooms are comfortable enough and plenty of restrooms and showers to accommodate the large number of guests. Breakfast is very good and prepared by two very sweet ladies every morning. Other highlights include the fun and friendly staff and the fantastic evenings out back at the bar and around the fire pit. Wifi is pretty...

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This hostel was one of the best i have ever stayed at! It has both chill and party vibe all at once. The hostel is very large, with a bar away from guest rooms, a movie room with a tonne of dvd's to choose from, and a ping pong table to challenge a fellow mate. The workers (fernando, gabby, flacko,...

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I dont often write reviews for hostels but this hostel was simply immense. The rooms were very clean and the hostel was very sociable with a fantastic table tennis table. The owner went out of his way to help me at all times and the receptionist Guy was very welcoming when i checked in at 5am. Diners are served here...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Once the bar opens and the bonfire gets going there's a decent atmosphere but it's a bit dead during the day. Almost need something music playing or something just to break the ice. Beds are super comfy and got a good nights sleep given how many beds were in a dorm. They do good value dinners most evenings but weirdly...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Puerta Vieja is one of the best hostels I have stayed in. The staff was very accomidating, friendly, helpfull and easy going. From the minute I arrived I felt its the right place for me. The breakfast is amazing, the showers/ bathrooms are always clean, there is a great backpackers atomsphere especially in the bar at night. The staff really...

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were really impressed by this hostel. The rooms are the most spacious and comfortable that we have experienced in all of Central America. As opposed to the usual gammy toast and fruit that you get at other hostels, this was almost restaurant service, giving an option of big dishes in the morning. One of nights we were there they...

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Reviewed 1 September 2016

After a long bus ride from Antigua the best part was the hot shower. Very good with a nice pressure... the beds are very comfortable and rooms very spacious. I love the fact that they offer guest kitchen... I missed cooking... they also have a backyard where they make fire... its so nice and cozy. The staff are very friendly...

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best hostels I've ever been. Excellent located 5 min. walk to the main Square with a lot of cafès, markets, restaurants and places where you can do yoga. The staff are very friendly and the hostel has a good atmosphere. Very comfortable beds, awesome breakfast/dinner and the garden with bar is a nice place to hang...

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Northern Mexico, Mexico
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Totally love this place. I have been here in 2 different years, and this place is great!! The owners are just de BEST!! They are always willing to help, give advise, etc. Rooms are clean, breakfast its too good to be real (And its included), the garden its lovely, with hamocks, temascal, grill, a bar! But what i love the...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Puerta Vieja is a brand new hostel, recently opening its doors with the certainty of becoming one of the top traveler’s spots in no time. The reasons for this are simple: a stunning neo-classic house, with friendly, helping, fun staff willing to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. A great ambiance, in a fabulous location: only a block away from the main square (Zócalo). Tasty meals and good parties, an approach to the cultural diversity this beautiful city has to offer, a rooftop terrace with a view that will take your breath away, a massive garden with a Temazcal (Mayan sauna) and hammocks in it. Different room sizes: private bedrooms, small and big dorms, depending on your needs and privacy desires. The freedom to cook your own food or treat yourself with one of the delicious meals our top chef has to offer. All in all, the possibility for the traveler to fully enjoy San Cristobal in a nice, friendly, clean, spacious hostel.We are in the very heart of the city centre: Only one block away from the main square, and a five minutes walk to the main pedestrian zones where the best bars, restaurants and clubs in the city are. There are many things to do in San Cristobal, and we will be happy to provide you with information on what to do during the day or when going out at night..The building is a big neo-classic house, though modernly refurbished to meet the traveler’s needs. The fun and friendly ambiance will make you feel comfortable immediately, along with our accommodation options, which are suitable for all families, individual travelers or groups of different sizes. There are 17 full bathrooms which are spacious and clean at all times. Our main purpose is for you to have fun and feel cozy enjoying your visit in San Cristobal.The hostel has three common areas, for the travelers to meet and share experiences, chat and have a good time. The garden at the back has got a deck and hammocks where you can chill out. BBQs take place in a regular basis, so expect a few of these! There is a Temazcal in the garden too, which is the traditional Mayan sauna, experienced through a purifying ritual. The main central patio is the place to have your meals, whether prepared by yourself in the fully-equipped self-catering kitchen or by our chef, so you can taste an authentic regional or Mexican meal. The rooftop terrace offers one of the best views of San Cristobal while enjoying popular drinks from Chiapas, Mexico and around the world.We guarantee spacious accommodations, be in the private rooms with ensuite bathrooms or in the rooms and large dorms with shared facilities, within a range of competitive prices, breakfast included. Our private rooms with ensuite bathrooms cater up to four people, whilst there are private rooms with shared bathrooms catering from three to six people. We have two large dorms, for eight and sixteen people each.Meeting other fellow travelers at Puerta Vieja Hostel will be simple, as different kind of activities are daily organized, such as tours, theme parties, pub crawls, all this with no curfew.Daily housekeeping and clean fresh bed linen are included in the price. Towels are included for private rooms or available to dorms for a small fee. Wi-Fi, hot water and power showers and luggage storage are among the services the hostel provides for free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Puerta Vieja Hostel

Address: Calle Diego de Mazariegos 23 | Barrio de La Merced, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: €13 - €25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms upstairs and away from the hostel bar are quieter.”
stephaniefrade1, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best dorm in the terrace”
TugceM_12, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Although the dorms are great, the private rooms on the second level are the best ive had in a hostel (minus a private bathroom).”
w4nderw0nder, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms face the street, so expect it to be a little noisy.”
cgrimm21, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Everyone are just perfect!”
Lau755, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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