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Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

We were suppose to stay one night but ended up staying a week. Thiz is probably the fumnest hostel ive been to. The atmosphere is great and so is the staff and breakfast. I would recommend this plave for anyone looking for a fun place to stay in san cristobal

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stayed 3 nights in a private room. The room was big, clean with a great bathroom & shower. The TV with DVD (with tons of movies to chose from) was also a nice bonus. The only downside is that the room had a window facing the shared bathroom outside, so sometimes we heard people talking over there and it...

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Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in that hostel for a week. The reason we stayed so long in san cristobal was the hostel and the amazing stuff. They offer clean rooms, bath and toilets. The breakfast is includes and berh rich and tasty. The stuff is amazin, kind, friendly and helpful. There are special theme nights during the week with...

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Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights in women's dorm.comfy beds.lockers.noise from other females very annoying and inconsiderate of other guests but that's not the hostels fault. Great free breakfasts each morning. Helpful staff. Toilets and showers clean and lots of them.very well equipped kitchen if u want to cook yourself. This hostel has a lovely common area to chill out in and...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed 3nights here in the dorm. Comfortable beds where the sheets actually smelled fresh and clean!! Large lockers to hold even a big backpack. Great location, free breakfast and drinking water. Nice showers. Surprisingly quiet, couldnt hear any noise from the bar or kitchen in the morning and there were alot of guests.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The breakfasts were great! Made individually and reasonably generous. We stayed in the dorms and most of the time they were kept neat, tidy and clean. Staff were lovely, wifi was pretty good and the location was perfect.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Toilets run out of paper quite often and waste baskets weren't emptied often enough. Dorm where I stayed at was nice and clean. Matress comfortable and lockers big enough to fit everything in. Breakfast pancakes aren't really too tasty and the portions are small. Kitchen would be nice if you didn't have to go look for everything from the "hostel...

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Scotia, New York
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed at two hostels in San Cristobal both nice but Puerta Vieja is was the best! The breakfast - fresh made sweet or savory option, both delicious!! The staff is lovely, all bilingual and super friendly. The dinners are so good and so much (almost too much) food for 50 pesos. The dorms are big and not too crowded....

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Sopot, Poland
Reviewed 9 August 2015

So, YES IT IS POSSIBLE TO PLEASE EVERYBODY. This place is a proof. There was not a single bad thing I could write about it,and I stayed for 10days or so.huge lockers,huge personal space,I never even thought I would prefer a single room. This place made my memories from Mexico. Thank you.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

This hostel is amazing! Private rooms are spacious, clean and have great showers. There is lots of space to hang out and a nice garden area. Breakfast was incredible and had fantastic local choices each morning. The staff were really helpful and the location is great. Highly recommend this hosyel

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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 

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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: €11 - €18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Best dorm in the terrace”
 of 5 bubbles 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).”
 of 5 bubbles w4nderw0nder, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms face the street, so expect it to be a little noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles cgrimm21, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Everyone are just perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles Lau755, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are the best ones.”
 of 5 bubbles RamosCesar, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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