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Puerta Vieja Hostel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect stay. Hot showers, friendly staff, ping pong table, beautiful garden. They run event type things each evening like free cocktails or a bbq. Cheap dorms with very comfy beds. The included breakfast is tasty too

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Puerta Vieja hostel is an awesome place that every single day made me feel like home, the staff is very friendly and supportive with everything. The hostel is incredible, they have all types of things such as ping pong table, fire pit, bar, a very relaxing garden and a very nice atmosphere!! They have this traditions that the staff cook...

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Puerta Vieja is the best place to stay in San Cristobal. The main reason to stay there is because it has the best vibe, there are plenty of hammocks and swings, a fireplace, ping pong table, fooseball table, and also, there's a bar where you can have a drink at night with the best music. The hostel is is only...

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Puerta Vieja hostel is the best place to stay at San Cris for many reasons. The staff will become your family and true friends for the time you are spending there, you will feel like home from the moment you wake up, come downstairs and eat delicious breakfast made by my three favorite cooks in the world, Juanita, Maura and...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I've not had an experience like this in a long time! Puerta Vieja is spacious, has fooseball as well as ping pong available. The staff is friendly and really helpful. They all speak English. Fernando was a HUGE help on places to go, where to eat and even recommended a few other hostels when I decided to find a quieter...

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Thank Josh S
Province of Teramo, Italy
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is the best hostel I've ever stayed at!!! it's very big and beautiful, it has many common areas, including a beautiful garden and a cool bar. Kitchen is also big and well functioning, and the free breakfast is nothings short of delicious. Mexican food!!!! The staff is from all over the world and the owners are always around to...

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Thank ildeus2016
Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Comfortable beds, clean rooms, friendly staff Great Breakfast included Suitable prices Great location 4 minutes from the center , supermarket 1 minute away On Tuesday free Mohito nights. Cool people from all over the world Loved it . Slept there for one week and enjoyed a lot

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are staying in a private room w shared bath and it's great. The hostel does loads of social events that make it easy to meet other travelers. Definitely stay here!! The breakfast is great too. My only complaint is maybe bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. Our room has a window that views the...

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Thank Maddy M
Annecy, France
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

An hostel you'll love and where you should take your time to enjoy every services they offered to you. Amazing house-made pizza for only 25pesos, BBQ nights and many others plates from Mexico, all cooked fresh and for really respectable prices. Some nights with free cocktails, free shot, in a very good atmosphere with a super kind staff. There is...

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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Puerta Vieja is simply an amazing hostel. The hostel is located in a big, colonial building only 2 minutes away (by foot) from the main square. The dorms and bathrooms are clean and spacious. Breakfast is included and very good. The menu is different everyday and you can choose a sweet breakfast (like pancakes with fruit and yoghurt) or a...

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  • 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 

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: $19 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms upstairs and away from the hostel bar are quieter.”
stephaniefrade1, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best dorm in the terrace”
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).”
w4nderw0nder, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms face the street, so expect it to be a little noisy.”
cgrimm21, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Everyone are just perfect!”
Lau755, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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