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Posada del Abuelito

Book more than 4 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 9.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Apr 2021
    I don’t even know where to begin! Everything and everyone was perfect before I even arrived! I missed my flight and has a terrible day and they couldn’t have helped anymore! They waited so late for me and still greeted with me a smile even offering me some eggs!!! The bed was like a cloud! Breakfast was fantastic! You really just feel so peaceful, calm and at home!! I am going back tomorrow!!! Thank you everyone!!!!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Jan 2021
    We enjoyed our stay a lot. The staff was super friendly. They made a great breakfast with delicious homemade jam. Everything was very clean and cozy. A special joy was the hot shower. We highly recommend this hostel!
    Switzerland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jan 2021
    Incredibly nice hostel run by three doñas. Fresh bread, eggs, butter and home-made jam for breakfast every morning. It's a chilled hostel, not for partying, about a 10 minute walk from the closest commercial street, but the hostel itself is surrounded by nice restaurants and cafes once you get your bearings.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Jan 2021
    10/10. If you're looking for a comfortable hostel with extremely friendly staff, and are NOT into partying, this is a fantastic place. Compared to Puerta Vieja, it is not a huge hostel and it does not have nightly parties. The rooms are appropriately sized. The female dorm (4 bunks) is good enough, w/ a private bathroom so that is nice! The mixed dorm of 8 is extremely spacious. Every bunk has its own locker - w/ a key deposit. Cleaned daily. Breakfast is amazing. A bit of a walk from main
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Dec 2020
    Have been here 6 times. You’ll feel like home. Great place to rest from travelling, recharge and plan next steps while being in an amazing place in Chiapas. If asked the hostel team helps you will anything.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Feb 2021
    Cosy pretty hostels with lots of areas to chill. Rooms are warm, lots of blankets and lockers included. Breakfast is good and staff are really friendly and accommodating. Hot water! Quiet hostel but east to meet new people. 10-15 minutes walk from central! Would stay again...book early as it’s very popular so hard to extend your stay
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    19 Feb 2021
    Very nice and quiet place with super nice staff. Amazing and big breakfast. Very good beds with loads of blankets which is needed since it gets cold in the evening. Not many indoor spaces so on a rainy day it’s not ideal. Kitchen is very good and well equipped. Definitely recommend staying here.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    25 Dec 2020
    The quality of the Internet WiFi in the mixed dorm is very very poor: it sometimes doesn't connect at all and when it does connect is either very slow or it disconnects after a while(I tried all the different SSID WiFi available); but in other parts of the hostel it works OK. There is no shelf next to the bed in the dorm. All the rest is VERY GOOD. There a lot of atmosphere: even a room with a fireplace and a couple of couches, a nice garden, nice kitchen with free breakfast and lots of stuff.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    15 Feb 2021
    I liked my stay here. It's a very chilled out hostel. The showers were always hot and the wifi was generally ok, the signal in the room I was in (3) could be a bit better - it seemed to drop out quite a lot... But other than that everything was good. The staff are really friendly and helpful and try to do some fun activities for the guests. The only small criticism I could make is that the room (had a private double room) was a little bit on the small side, but difficult to change that.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    05 Jan 2021
    Really loved the hostel. The ladies who ran it were great. I would have rated higher, but the eight bed dorm had a ninth bed squeezed in with a local guy living there. He stayed up all night in bed watching videos loudly on his phone, laughing like a madman all night, and sneezing and coughing endlessly. He said he lived there because it was cheaper than finding an apartment. Several people in our dorm switched hostels because of him. You shouldn't have locals living in a backpackers dorm.
    USA, Mixed Group, 31-40
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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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