Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 9.9

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2021
    The best hostel I have done so far! The atmosphere is amazing, the staff very helpful and breakfast is delicious. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a relaxed place to stay but where you can still meet great people!
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2021
    super great hostel! we loved it! all the areas and rooms a very nice and comfy and the kitchen is also great! Also great breakfast with delicious mermelada! The staff is also supernice so 100% this is one of the greatest hostels!
    Spain, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2021
    One of the best hostels in San Cristobal. Beautiful house, clean facilities, cozy atmosphere, amazing breakfast, and friendly staff. Highly recommended!
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2021
    The staff were incredibly friendly and checked in with me dealing with some health issues. Atmosphere is quite chilled but still easy to socialize. Great hostel for a couple days or a longer stay!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2021
    Lovely atmosphere, clean, several tours offered, hot showers and a nice breakfast. Stayed three nights but extended because it's so nice
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2021
    Oh man I love this place beyond being spotless, beautiful and comfortable - the staff are sooo kind and patient. They bring a particular energy to the place that is very special. Thank you all! I will tell everyone to come and stay at Posada Del Abuelito!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2021
    Thank you to the whole team of Posada Abuelito! My friend and I feel so lucky to have spent a month here. The atmosphere is really lovely and the staff do everything to ensure that your time in San cristobol is really special. I felt immediately at home and the garden, breakfast, clean and beautiful rooms, and neighborhood are all amazing. Can’t say thank you enough!!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2021
    Great hostel in a nice old building, good breakfast and clean, comfortable facilities. Very popular even during these covid-19 times. Be aware: they tend to fill up entirely and don't hold beds for existing guests, meaning that people who want to extend their stay often cannot do so and have to leave. Best to book all the nights you want or extend as early as possible :)
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Sep 2021
    A-MAZ-ING! One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Incredible value for the price. I would recommend to anyone.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 Oct 2021
    Absolutely loved my experience and time here. Only knock I have on it is that the wifi is not reliable at all. Besides that, the staff was extremely kind, the free breakfast amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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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