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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 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Nov 2019
    What a lovely hostel! The beds were the best we had slept in for a long time! Plus as a pleasant surprise, the ladies who work there come and make your bed every day! The free breakfast was awesome and coffee was delicious. Location is great too, easy enough to walk into the main town or to the bus station. There’s a cute study room with a fire and outdoor area to hang out in. All of the staff were so welcoming and friendly :)
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Nov 2019
    This place has it all: super friendly staff, a gorgeous inner courtyard to chill out, a cozy fire place, delicious breakfast, a fully equipped kitchen, nice bathrooms & toilets, and everything is spotless clean. The people I met there were also really nice :) it’s not a party hostel, but if you’re looking for a place to relax and recover from a day of sightseeing, this is the best place to do so! Best hostel I’ve stayed at so far.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Nov 2019
    The nicest hostel ever! Family run and staff lovely. Great facilities (massive well stocked kitchen, living room with log fire, deck chairs sofas and hammocks) and lots of giant cosy blankets for your bed as it gets cold at night. I stayed in the 4 bed female dorm and would 100% recommend it, so cosy, lots of storage and big shower. Loads of hot water too and great friendly vibe around the hostel. 5 min walk to main street and 7 min taxi to/from ADO. Laundry service was a little pricey is all.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Oct 2019
    Love this hostal, not a party hostel but great vibe and easy to make friends
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Oct 2019
    More than perfect. There is something special in this hostel...like the warmth of Mexican...?
    South Korea, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Nov 2019
    Nice homely and peaceful little hostel.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    30 Oct 2019
    Great stay ! Thanks !
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Nov 2019
    Friendly welcoming staff and very clean.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    05 Nov 2019
    This is a lovely and quaint hostel. Very basic and quiet. Good location. 10min walk to the city Centre. Basic facilities but for the price it’s great. Only issue we had was with a huge lack of water pressure and hot water, otherwise we had a good time.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    12 Nov 2019
    A really beautiful little hostel with clean rooms. WiFi is also good and the shower has good pressure but hot water will only last a few minutes. We really enjoyed our stay at this friendly place and also had a great time on the Palenque day tour we booked through them. It's also just a 10 minute walk to the centre of town.
    England, Couple, 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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