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Posada del Abuelito

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 9.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2019
    Really pleasant stay. Private rooms are really nice love the decor of the place. Not a party hostel super chilled and quiet but met great people
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2019
    We arrived at dawn and were very relieved to be given a secure place for our luggage until check in time, breakfast and a cozy couch to rest on. The hostel had a homely atmosphere with tasteful decorations, and guests all enjoyed swapping travellers’ tales and sharing info.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2019
    I had to try it out after reading the reviews. It definitely lived up to them. One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at
    Honduras, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2019
    This place is great! I currently live in Jaltenango (a rural area of Chiapas) and was just visiting San Cris for a few days and this place was great! The shower was AMAZING. I currently have no hot water so my showers are usually cold and it was very nice to get a nice warm clean shower. We asked the staff a million questions about excursions and different areas of San Cris to visit and they were very helpful. If you are a female I would recommend the women's dorm, its smaller and has a bathroom
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2019
    We stayed in a private room for a couple of nights and we absolutely enjoyed. The room was nice, clean, cosy and well furnished. We liked the breakfast very much, especially the home-made marmelade. The kitchen was comfortable and well equiped, we could refill our bottles with water without any limit. The common areas were spacious and cosy. The staff was nice and helpful. The hostel is located very close to the main squares. We got everything we need from a hostel in Posada del Abuelito.
    Mexico, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Oct 2019
    Wonderful hostel with all sorts of little touches to go above and beyond (a phenomenal breakfast, well-stocked kitchen, puffy towels, cozy books for reading and hanging out). One of the best hostels I've stayed at - completely recommend. Reserve private rooms in advance as they book up quickly (plus they are great value)!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Oct 2019
    Easy walk to town, great staff they helped book our tours and transfers. Breakfast was great, staff even had some ready for us at 330am before our tour started.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Sep 2019
    Everything was great! The breakfast is good and a lot, it is like a buffet and you have everything you need. The room: hot shower and a comfy bed. The stuff: friendly and helpful! I really recommend this hostel.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Aug 2019
    Ottimo staff, non parlano inglese ma si fanno ben capire. Ostello molto familiare, non organizza molte attività interne ma permette di prenotare tour per attività nella zona. Permette l’affitto di bici che a San Cristóbal sono utili. Ottima colazione e stanza privata pulita e confortevole
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 Oct 2019
    Nice place. Dorm was a little small for 10 beds. Kitchen was crowded in the morning. Staff were very nice and helpful. Really good hot showers
    Canada, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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


  • 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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