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san jose
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a few nights in February 2017, and although not perfect, it was a quality stay. I would recommend, although if you're looking for something quiet, keep looking. Pros: *Nice bar -- they had free cocktails on Friday night, and the atmosphere was fun and lively. Good people, cheap drinks, solid music... *Good staff; not great, not...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, fun, very reasonably priced plus a great breakfast. Got cooked steak last night with potatoes salad and the rest for only 50 pesos plus free cocktail shots! The cocktails are incredible - mescal sour is delicious. Highly recommended. Floor is a bit noisy in the rooms but with earplugs it's fine.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because it was booked out, I didn't stay there, but I went to two of the events and they were the best ones I have ever experienced in my 2 years of traveling. The facilities in puerta vieja are incredible, especially the fireplace and the bar are so welcoming to hang out. There was free mojitos, live music, delicious cocktails,...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Puerta Vieja is an hostel for backpackers and young travelers, full of travelers from around the world. My brother and I really enjoyed to stay here during Christmas Eve and Christmas, having dinner all together with the other guests around the fire in the courtyard and partying with music till late. Even though there is always something happening in the...

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Cannot recommend this hostel highly enough. The owners and staff were some of the most friendly and accommodating people we have come across throughout our travels. The hostel itself has a great bar with a lovely vibe and plenty of parties. The rooms are a distance from the bar though so are quiet, there is also a nice quiet chill...

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

A great and comfortable place to stay during your travel. You can meet a lot of travelers Staff were kind and helpful, they give us a lot of recommendations about what to visit, eat and transportation. Definetely I will back

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is one of the best hostel i've ever stayed. It has anything you need. A nice garden, good bar, oven for pizza, kitchen, movie system, books... hostel is always very clean. I can not understand how it can be. Breakfast is very delicious. Even the cooks are making their own tortilla. What can you ask more?!

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

the best guesthouse ever!! beautiful place, very clean, amazing designe...they have thought of everything... great people, great spirit. the owner and all the people that work in the guesthouse are always willing to help and are very very kind. you can tell that they want you to have the best experience possible and do everything in their power to make...

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Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The best hostel I've ever stayed at. Everything is just perfect: the location, the rooms, the staff, the free breakfast! There is a nice garden outdoor area with a fireplace and a bar in the garden where u can easily meet other people. Everybody was just sooo helpful and friendly! I loved this place!!!

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in private shared bathroom, and wish we had more time! The rooms are huge! The beds are really comfrtable, the commen aera is really nice with a pingpong table, nice breakfast, nice and helpfull staff! Highly reccomend! We have been on alot of hostels during our trip in central america and this is one...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Puerta Vieja is a brand new hostel, recently opening its doors with the certainty of becoming one of the top traveler’s spots in no time. The reasons for this are simple: a stunning neo-classic house, with friendly, helping, fun staff willing to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. A great ambiance, in a fabulous location: only a block away from the main square (Zócalo). Tasty meals and good parties, an approach to the cultural diversity this beautiful city has to offer, a rooftop terrace with a view that will take your breath away, a massive garden with a Temazcal (Mayan sauna) and hammocks in it. Different room sizes: private bedrooms, small and big dorms, depending on your needs and privacy desires. The freedom to cook your own food or treat yourself with one of the delicious meals our top chef has to offer. All in all, the possibility for the traveler to fully enjoy San Cristobal in a nice, friendly, clean, spacious hostel.We are in the very heart of the city centre: Only one block away from the main square, and a five minutes walk to the main pedestrian zones where the best bars, restaurants and clubs in the city are. There are many things to do in San Cristobal, and we will be happy to provide you with information on what to do during the day or when going out at night..The building is a big neo-classic house, though modernly refurbished to meet the traveler’s needs. The fun and friendly ambiance will make you feel comfortable immediately, along with our accommodation options, which are suitable for all families, individual travelers or groups of different sizes. There are 17 full bathrooms which are spacious and clean at all times. Our main purpose is for you to have fun and feel cozy enjoying your visit in San Cristobal.The hostel has three common areas, for the travelers to meet and share experiences, chat and have a good time. The garden at the back has got a deck and hammocks where you can chill out. BBQs take place in a regular basis, so expect a few of these! There is a Temazcal in the garden too, which is the traditional Mayan sauna, experienced through a purifying ritual. The main central patio is the place to have your meals, whether prepared by yourself in the fully-equipped self-catering kitchen or by our chef, so you can taste an authentic regional or Mexican meal. The rooftop terrace offers one of the best views of San Cristobal while enjoying popular drinks from Chiapas, Mexico and around the world.We guarantee spacious accommodations, be in the private rooms with ensuite bathrooms or in the rooms and large dorms with shared facilities, within a range of competitive prices, breakfast included. Our private rooms with ensuite bathrooms cater up to four people, whilst there are private rooms with shared bathrooms catering from three to six people. We have two large dorms, for eight and sixteen people each.Meeting other fellow travelers at Puerta Vieja Hostel will be simple, as different kind of activities are daily organized, such as tours, theme parties, pub crawls, all this with no curfew.Daily housekeeping and clean fresh bed linen are included in the price. Towels are included for private rooms or available to dorms for a small fee. Wi-Fi, hot water and power showers and luggage storage are among the services the hostel provides for free. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle Diego de Mazariegos 23 | Barrio de La Merced, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: $16 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Best dorm in the terrace”
 of 5 bubbles TugceM_12, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Although the dorms are great, the private rooms on the second level are the best ive had in a hostel (minus a private bathroom).”
 of 5 bubbles w4nderw0nder, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms face the street, so expect it to be a little noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles cgrimm21, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Everyone are just perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles Lau755, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are the best ones.”
 of 5 bubbles RamosCesar, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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