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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... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We fell in love with this place in the first moment! the rooms are really good the bathroom are clean and nice but this is not the important part! The atmosphere of this place is just amazing. we had so much fun sitting in the beautiful garden every day anjoying the sun in the morning and the bonfire in the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most comfortable bed I've had in Mexico. Big dorms but heaps of room, huge lockers and curtains around your bunk. Very friendly and helpful staff. A couple of blocks to the centre. Really good breakfast. Lovely garden out the back and most nights there is something social on. Very social, fun hostel!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is run with the perfect balance between professional and relaxed that can only come from staff who are both suited to and like what they do. The vibe caters to whatever you want from a hostel, be it loud or quiet. The perfect accompaniment to my favorite city in Mexico so far.

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Mascouche, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

True definition of the perfect youth hostel. Life, activities, good food, good people. It gets silent near the rooms after 11 but you can still have a good time at the bar/Revolution night club.Would go again.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I really, truly enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The beds were super comfortable, bathrooms were nice and clean, and plenty of outdoor/indoor spaces to chill. Friday night we had a lot of fun around the bonfire with free cocktails and cheap beers, and then we were able to spend Saturday wandering to the very nearby city center. Saturday night... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel has such a great atmosphere. It has so many social spaces such as a lounge and a huge garden with loads of chairs, a campfire and hammocks. The rooms are super clean and so are the toilets and showers. It's also in a great location - about a minute walk from the main square. The staff are also... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to have a great social life from your hostel than this is perfect! Also if you are looking for value for money, clean and comfy beds and hot showers this is also for you! We stayed in a private room and it was HUGE! We questioned wether more people would be arriving! Couldn't have been cleaner,... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Puerta Vieja Hostel

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 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“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
“Dorms are clean, secure and quite either girls or mix”
 of 5 bubbles fernandaf732, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
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