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Hostal Akumal Reviews

Av. 16 de Septiembre #33 Barrio de Mexicanos, entre Guatemala y Venezuela.., San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

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211 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 98%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Beautiful hostel with nice paintings, very well located and an excellent host Angel who know to entertain everybody. Without a doubt one to go back to! Thanks for everything!


Great hostel. Great staff and atmosphere. I'd highly recommend staying here.


We had a great stay here and through the hostel we also organised to go on a tour to Sumerido canyon which was brillant and very good value.

  • 6th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good, small hostel. The breakfast was great and it was in a good location with nice big lockers. The atmosphere was a bit lacking and the bed was a little bit uncomfortable but it is very good for the price.


It feels like home because it is a home. You stay in the small hostel with the owner. It's lovely place with good location. Everything is like from fairy tail. However if you are looking for party place or place to meet a lot of new friends it's not for you,.


Angel, the man at hostel Akumal, is living out his destiny in San Cristobal helping travelers experience the best parts of the city. Painted with locally-inspired murals, complete with comfy couches & fireplace: more like a home than a hostel. Angel tells you all of the right places to grab food, helps you figure out roadblock situations & then takes you out dancing for the best times ever. My fourth time in the city & this is by far my favorite place I've stayed. Hasta pronto, Angel!


Love love loved Sam Cristobal and that is all thanks to this hostel. We were treated like family boy guests and taken out and shown the town by the owner like we were old friends. Coffee and breakfast is delicious.


We had the best time at Hostal Akumal! Angel is an absolute legend! We had a big sing a long jam one night and Angel took us out salsa dancing (he is an amazing dancer!). It felt like staying at someone's home, cozy lounge room with a fire place for the cool nights, cooked breakfast in the morning. The markets are around the corner as only a few blocks from the main centre (zocalo and pedestrian streets for shopping, bars and restaurants). Would definitely recommend and come back! Thanks Angel!


Really enjoyed my stay. Our quarters were clean. We we're a short few blocks away form the center of downtown. The staff fixed great breakfast. Really, if you are up in the air about staying somewhere, for hostel, you cannot beat this place.

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Need to improve de bathroom and cleanliness. Excellent location.

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