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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

#6 Best Worldwide Small Hostel 2020, Multi-award winning, Best hostel Mexico 2013, 2018 and 2019, Top 3 North America 2016, 2017 and 2018!!!

Welcome to Posada del Abuelito:

Discover San Cristobal and be Charmed with Posada del Abuelito, offering travelers quiet, clean and safe accommodations Located in one of the most Beautiful Historic Neighborhoods of San Cristobal (Barrio el Cerrillo), just minutes from the heart of San Cristobal. We strive to insure that your visit is as comfortable as possible and provide lots of little extras that we know travelers come to appreciate. Posada del Abuelito is a wonderfully friendly, cozy and charming posada with clean and comfortable rooms, furnished in good Taste. Welcome to our Charming Home in el Cerrillo, Family Owned for 4 generations!

*Please Note that we are not a Party Hostel. San Cristóbal offers so many options to go out and enjoy. If you want any tips on where to go out and enjoy the party scene Our Staff will be more than happy to help out with information!

-Unique Tours and Info:

The friendly, multilingual staff is always happy to assist with tourist information, tour and transport bookings and lots of helpful advice! We have a variety of tours including an expedition to a local coffee plantation, horseback-riding, rock-climbing trips, hiking, culturally responsible visits to local Indigenous villages and more. Many tours are unique and only found in Posada del Abuelito!


Facilities include: an immaculate 10 bed dormitory, Girls dormitory(4 pax), private rooms with shared bath and private rooms with en-suite bath. Providing a Prefect combination for all your Needs at a Great Value! Guests enjoy the use of a clean, Beautiful community kitchen, warm fireplace and HOT water 24 hours per day with good Pressure in Showers. All rooms are equipped with electrical outlets, FREE bath towels, extra blankets and hangers. There are several places to sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful patio and lovely garden and see the Humming Birds! Guests are welcome to spend the chilly nights in front of the fire in our Living room – drink wine, roast marshmallows, use the computer or just hang out and make new friends!

-Breakfast/other Services:

We offer a Wonderful breakfast of Eggs, Gourmet Bread, Cereal, Our Famous Homemade jam, Real butter, coffee from a local Plantation, milk, tea and fruit. Other amenities include FREE internet and Wi-Fi, FREE purified drinking water, FREE luggage storage, FREE lockers in the dorms and on-site laundry facilities at a Reasonable Fee.

We work hard every day to make the Posada del Abuelito better constantly improving; taking guests needs into consideration making us one the Best Places to stay in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas!

Come join us at our beautiful, historic and friendly home! It's a wonderfully warm and relaxed vibe and we would love to get to know you! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Dec 2021
    This is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. It's essentially perfect and every last detail has been thought of. Thank you so much!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2021
    Me encanto! Loved it! El baño súper limpio como en casa ✨
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Dec 2021
    10/10 clean 10/10 aesthetics
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Jan 2022
    Super cute hostel that definitely takes into account all the little details: plugs by every bed, a killer breakfast, dependable hot water, and some of the cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen in a hostel. Only issue is that they're slightly out of the way, and that it gets quite cold at night because all the rooms surround an outdoor garden. These are minor, however, when you take into account all the pluses. Definite recommend!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    09 Jan 2022
    I loved staying here for 9 nights. Super friendly staff and other guests, clean facilities, quiet at night, excellent free breakfast. Wifi is spotty, but I found a strong signal in one corner of the hostel from which to videochat.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Dec 2021
    Amazing peaceful place with a lush mountain vibe, we had to get an early bus on check out day and they made sure breakfast was ready waiting for us at 4am on request. Gave us lots of extra blankets and facilities where great! Would defo come back..
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Jan 2022
    One of those old school charming hostel. Loved my stay and loved the people there. If you are looking to party, this isn’t the place, but if you are looking for a fun base with all you need… you got it. I use to stay at a lot of those hostel back in the days and this trip remind me why. I will come back.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    13 Dec 2021
    Very nice hostel. Good, abundant free breakfast. Staff was not really involved in what happened or interested in the customers. We had a nice time with the group.
    Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Dec 2021
    It’s a cute hostel in a well located part of town. There’s a good kitchen and lovely outdoor space, as well as helpful staff. The spaces are all regularly cleaned. But I don’t think it was very social at all - maybe I was just unlucky but really didn’t meet very many people and everyone was going their own thing. I’d recommend if you’re going with friends but not sure I’d recommend if you’re a solo traveller unless you want a super peaceful few days!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    03 Jan 2022
    The people working in the hostel are so cute and nice, it feels like being part of a family. The rooms and the bathroom are always nice and clean. However , the location is not amazing as it is a bit far from the center and also the hostel in itself is not super fun or pretty if you want something more comfortable or fun it’s not the place. Its more outside space than inside for chilling so that’s not the best
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    6th, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Mexico

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Mexico

  • 2018

    3rd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2017

    3rd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2016

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Mexico

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