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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/Services:

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

Overview

Posada del Abuelito has been a family-run hostel for four generations and we love the little details that make it special! Like homemade jam with our free breakfast and an open fire in our living room – oh and a free cup of delicious local Chiapas coffee. We also have lots of communal space for you to meet other people – there are hammocks in the courtyard!

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Location

From our door in Barrio el Cerrillo, we’re just over an hour from the airport, and an 11-minute walk away from the ADO Express bus station. Follow Calle Tapachula to Av Diego Dugelay, then turn right onto Real de Guadalupe, we’re you’ll find our front door. The 13-minute stroll to the main Zócalo will take you through cobbled streets filled with independent boutiques, taco bars and cafés – why not take a pit stop (or two)? Get a view of the city from above from the steps of the Catedral de San Cristóbal, before heading to the Mercado de Artesanias de Santo Domingo for more local crafts.

Rooms and Dorms

Our cosy mixed and female-only dorms surround our central outdoor courtyard, so you can step directly out of your room and watch the hummingbirds in the morning. Bring a padlock so you can store your backpack in the under-bed locker and leave your sheets at home – we have free linen and towels.

Extras and activities

Take a seat in the swing by our well with a book from our exchange if you need time out. You can save pesos for the craft market and cook dinner in our communal kitchen. Planning your next move? Ask the multilingual staff at our reception about tours further into Chiapas. We have activities ranging from coffee plantation tours and horseback riding to rock climbing and hiking.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jul 2019
    Muy buen lugar!! Everything here is so well thought out and it's amazing value for money for what they provide you. Beautiful rooms and common spaces, the best hostel breakfast ever, really friendly staff. Located just a small walk from the centre so it's a nice quiet place to go back to - we ended up staying longer because it was so relaxing and welcoming staying here. Thanks for everything Posada del Abuelito!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jul 2019
    I cannot recommend this hostel enough!! I felt so at home, the staff were absolutely delightful. The rooms were cosy and comfortable and the bathrooms were accumulate. The atmosphere was chilled and welcoming with quaint and stunning grounds. Breakfast was great too with a wonderful variety! I honestly didn’t want to leave. Muchas Gracias!!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jul 2019
    I so love this hostel. Impeccably clean, extensive hours for breakfast (7-10:30), super nice rooms (I stayed in the girls dorm) and incredible staff. Josue at reception helped plan a great day visiting the center and gave great ideas for day trips beyond the advertised tours. If you’re looking for a home base for a few days in San Cris this hostel is a no brainer!! :)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jul 2019
    Cosy, suuuper clean, comfy, big beds (that are made every day for you), sweet garden, friendly staff 10/10
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Jul 2019
    An excellent hostel in a perfect location! Has everything you could need and more, and the staff really make the place; so friendly and welcoming literally the kindest people ever!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    Staff were so kind and friendly. They prepared breakfast for us at 3am before we went on a trip. They helped organise all our excursions in Chiapas. The room was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely return.
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Jun 2019
    Beautiful hostel, very welcoming and friendly staff and lovely breakfasts. Couldn't have asked for more!
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    23 Jul 2019
    The common areas, including the kitchen and bathrooms were always clean. The kitchen has a good selection of pots and pans and the hostel kept basic spices and oil available for all to use. The showers had excellent water pressure and hot water was always available. The internet was not great. It was generally pretty slow, except for first thing in the morning before most of the other guests were up. Breakfast was very good with fresh fruit, fresh juice, cereal, bread, jam, coffee and eggs.
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Jul 2019
    Great location, friendly staff. Good showers, clean facilities etc. Supplied breakfast was nice. However was difficult to book trips/tours. In addition, the advertised laundry service didn’t exist - we were told the machine was broken, despite hearing it running from our room. The communal area was nice but the overall atmosphere was lacking.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    16 Jul 2019
    Thought about whether to leave a review as everyone was nice, but for this place to be rated 9.5 and have "Best Hostel In South America" etc awards is ridiculous so here's my two cents - it's average at best. The dorm is way too small, everyone falling over each other and nowhere to put bags/stuff. Water temp dodgy the whole time (San Cris is cold) and then the boiler packed up entirely. Not 100% their fault but zero atmosphere while I was there and nothing really happening to encourage it.
    England, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 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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