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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 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 May 2020
    Hands down best hostel in San Cristóbal. From the moment you walk in you feel at home. The place is very clean, the beds are comfy, and the staff is legendary. 100% recommend to anyone.
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Mar 2020
    We had a great stay at Posada del Abuelito! The atmosphere at this place is amazing! Everybody is so nice and welcoming. First thing we noticed was the nice smell cause there are beautiful flowers everywhere. They also have the best breakfast we’ve ever had in a Hostel. If you’re looking for a chill hostel in a beautiful surrounding definitely stay here!
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Jan 2020
    Super friendly staff and great all round vibe. The breakfast is, no exaggeration, the best hostal breakfast I've encountered. Nos vemos El proximo!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Jan 2020
    What can I say, we loved our time here!! An amazing place, in an amazing town. The staff are so friendly and nice, Rodrigo is a character and adds some humour to the experience. We only planned to stay 3 nights but had to book extra because the place is so beautiful and value for money! The complementary breakfast is awesome and for the price of the room, it is very generous deal. 5 min walk to the town centre, also the tours booked here are cheaper than all the tour companies in town! 5stars
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Mar 2020
    This place is great staff is amazing and even though if the current situation they continue to make the best out of the situation. Fresh breakfast in the morning good WiFi great hot showers and comfortable beds. I liked it so much I decided to extend my stay. I would definitely stay here again it is about a 10 min walk to the center of town but that’s not bad.
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    06 Mar 2020
    Easily one of the best hostels I stayed in. The facilities were great and the place very accomodating, cozy and friendly. Breakfast was amazing and the staff always helpful. I'd highly recommend this place to anyone who goes to San Cristobal. The only negative is the tour operator they organise the tours with. Maybe book those through someone else. Although the hostel is very helpful in refunding it's a shame of you've wasted a day because your tour got cancelled. But the hostel itself is great!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Mar 2020
    Good value for money Only real negative is the staff that was supposed to be on duty early morning was nowhere to be found so had to yell for which I'm sure disturbed many other residents Good showers, excellent towels
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Feb 2020
    We enjoyed our stay at this hostel, it was quiet and clean. Breakfast was really good!
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Jan 2020
    Nice hostel close enough to the main spots. Found there to be a lot of older (40/50+) people staying there when I was there.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    02 Jun 2020
    The hostel is beautifully designed and decorated. Atmosphere is nice. Staff was nice until I needed to cancel part of my stay and all the nice friendliness vanished. No flexibility whatsoever which hard to understand considering the world situation
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
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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
  • 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
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

  • 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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