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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.
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  • 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.
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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
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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


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!



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 9.5

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2021
    Lovely place to stay ♥️
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2021
    One of the best hostels I have stayed at! The rustic feel is just amazing and beautiful to relax in the outside common areas. The staff was friendly, helpful, and they have books which includes information about various tours and activities you can do around the city which they help you book. The breakfast, my god... Amazing value. The bread they have plus the butter and natural jam was out of this world. I couldn't get enough. Stay here!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2021
    The hostel is perfect in every way! In a scale of 1 to 10, I'll give it an 11!!
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2021
    I loved Posada del Abuelito and my son too. It is very cozy, staff is very friendly... Nilly and Ricardo are wonderfull. It is the safest hostel I have ever been to. Breakfast is included in price and is very good... Home made marmelade, eggs, fruite...Very clean facilities... Near the main street... And the garden is the jewel on the crown. WONDERFUL❤️☀️🌈❤️
    Croatia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2021
    El mejor hostel 100% de Dan Cristobal de las casas
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2021
    I love this place. Everything was amazing: the free breakfast, the comfortable beds, lots of spices and oils for use in the kitchen, a functional oven, great outdoor space. And they provide lots of blankets for cold nights. Slept great every night.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    09 Jul 2021
    Cutest hostel ever with a rustic feel. The staff is all local and super nice, which is a nice touch. It has just plants all over, and a chill respectful vibe.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 Jul 2021
    Great experience. The free breakfast is better than most hostels I have stayed at. The Wifi works very well. They are in the process of adding additional space, and this is the area I stayed in. Once finished, guests will no longer need to walk around the street to get to their room. The one thing I would have liked is for my room door to lock better. I could still open it without a key at times. The courtyard is secured though, which is what ultimately matters.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Jun 2021
    Sweet place. Next time I’ll stay longer
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    10 Jul 2021
    All the employees were really nice, except Ricardo. He was not helpful at all. Furthermore I feel he is little bit rude and careless.
    Mexico, Female, 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
  • 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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