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 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2022
    Amazing stay
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2022
    Great place to stay and relax with friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you are looking for a party, this is not the place, but if you want a basecamp from which to explore San cristobal and the surrounding area this is a great place to do so. We also were able to join in dinners with other guests and staff, so it is a very friendly atmosphere overall.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2022
    I love this place. Everyone is so kind and breakfast is really filling and yummy. It has a very chill vibe, definitely not a party hostel (which is great). The beds are super comfy and the kitchen has all you need!
    Poland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2022
    Best hostel in Mexico, very chill, very friendly and helpful personal, great location. Just great, great, great! 🌝🙏🏼
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Jul 2022
    Great hostel! It’s definitely a quiet social vibe, so not the place if you’re looking for a party, but I met lots of really nice people, had great conversations, and we went out together. The whole property is beautiful, with lots of different common areas to hang out in. The free breakfast is great, and there are lots of bathrooms which are all kept very clean. The location is a bit farther from the main part of town, but I liked the area it was in. Would definitely stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Sep 2022
    Stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and found that it has everything we needed. Rooms are nice and cosy, the staff is super helpful, breakfast is delicious, and it's located in a funky part of the town. Definitely recommended!
    Slovenia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Jul 2022
    Really nice family-run hostel with a great breakfast and beautiful garden. Atmosphere-wise definitely on the quiet side. So I wouldn't stay there if you wantto party but would definitely stay there if you want to relax. Also many couples staying here as they have good and affordable private rooms.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Sep 2022
    Everything was good. I just wanted more air inside to dorm room.
    Turkey, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Aug 2022
    Hot showers and clean and comfortable facilitates. Decent wifi. A bit of a walk from the center (12ish minutes) which I didn't love to do alone at night, but was OK. Free breakfast every morning which was nice. I had trouble booking tours through the hostel (sold out) so had to find different vendors in town. The hostel was helpful about storing my things and helped me arrange a taxi to the bus station.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    17 Aug 2022
    Nice quiet hostel, but simple - staff don’t speak great English, relatively poor shower and bath facilities (wasn’t happy with the clear window between the shared public bathroom and another private bathroom). Better experience if you speak Spanish - we did not. Slightly outside the centre of town but not too far, so good if you want it to be quiet
    England, Male, 18-24
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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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