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Posada del Abuelito

Hostelworld.comUS$ 15*
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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent 5 nights in San Cristobal at PDA. Smallish hostel but very social which I think is facilitated by the varied common areas including a nice room with a fireplace for the cold nights. Breakfast was good and available from 7am to 10:30. Very pleasant stay. Cold nights so bring warm clothes. Lots of good blankets for comfortable sleeping. The...

Thank peter.craig
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is seriously the cutest, coziest, sweetest little hostel I have ever stayed in! I fell in love! The staff is super helpful and multilingual, especially Chon and Marcos. Breakfast is included and it was great! Toast with homemade jam, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and fruit juice! The bunk beds were really comfortable and they had several blankets because it...

Thank LaSirenita7
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've initially planned to stay just a few days... ended up becoming an expert of this place trying almost all rooms :) Posada del Abuelito has been one of my favorite places in Mexico. Helpful and friendly staff, beautiful furnishings, we had a few movie nights with fire in the room with chimney. Of the tour they organize I totally...

Thank Corinne R
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Posada del Abuelito was a great little find! about 7-10min walk to the centre of town and the Hosts/ Manager are amazing. Always willing to help with any questions and happy to book any tours for you at great prices. They really give you genuine answers to all your questions. Great garden area to relax and unwind. Free filtered water...

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stayed there for three nights and enjoyed it a lot. the garden is beautiful, the staff is helpfull and the breakfast is with eggs, fruit, toast and the best jam in Mexico. The walk to the center is just 5-7 minutes, and the streetlights in the most of the city makes it a nice walk

1Thank duser79
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I don't know where to start. Everything has been amazing, the place is cozy, with a beautifull garden perfect to chill after a long day visiting the waterfalls and around city... It has very good bed and facilities.... We originally booked just a couple of days but we ended up extending our stay other 3 nights.There is a very large...

1Thank Renata B
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I think it's the best hostel I've ever been in. We stayed in a private room that was cleaned everyday and was very spacious and welcoming. Everyday there was fresh water in a jar on our table and you can fill your bottles in the kitchen. The hostel is quite with a great yard with hammocks and lots of seating...

1Thank JenTok
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were very happy to stay at this hostel. The rooms are clean and nice. The breakfast is very good - you get corn flakes and chocopops, scramble eggs, fruit, bread, jam, juice etc. However there come almost no water out of the showers.

1Thank Chanitac89
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

First, the hostel is the cutest. Everything there is full of tiny details that make the place awesomely beautiful. The open spaces are inviting you to relax. There are 3 wifis according on where you are in the property. They work very well ! The dormitory is nice. The beds are very comfortable, come with extra blanket and a personal...

1Thank Anais R
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived following a long over night bus journey and received an extremely warm welcome. It's a very unique colonial style building with lots of character. The place is laid back and well set up for socialising with the most interesting of travellers. The hearty breakfast sets you up well for a day exploring the town. Highly recommended!

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A multi-awarding winning Hostel loved by guests. Posada del Abuelito a lovely colonial house situated in one of the oldest barrios of the city, Posada del Abuelito is a wonderfully friendly, cozy and charming posada with clean and comfortable rooms, furnished in rustic Mexican style. Facilities include: an immaculate 9 bed mixed dormitory, as well as a 4 bed women's dorm, private rooms with shared bath and private rooms with en-suite bath. Guests enjoy the use of a clean, community kitchen, warm fireplace and HOT water 24 hours per day. All rooms are equipped with electrical outlets, complimentary towels, extra blankets and hangers. We offer a complimentary breakfast of Eggs, Cereal,Fresh Bread, our famous homemade jam, butter, coffee, tea and fruit. The friendly, multilingual staff is on site 24 hours per day and always happy to assist with tourist information, tour and transport bookings and lots of helpful advice!Other amenities include FREE internet and Wi-Fi, FREE purified drinking water, FREE luggage storage and FREE lockers in the dorms. There are several places to sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful patio and small garden. Guests are welcome to spend the chilly nights in front of the fire in our shared livingroom -- where they can roast marshmallows, use the computer or just hang out and make new friends!Please 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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada del Abuelito

Address: Calle Tapachula # 18 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29220, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: ₹ 786 - ₹ 983 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“This is the place where you should profit of the incredible price for a single room, the 4 bed women room with bathroom is perfect too!”
 of 5 bubbles oieiaeeiai, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“choose the all male or all female dorm for the best room”
 of 5 bubbles SianAnnie, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“private rooms are not much more expensive than dorm beds”
 of 5 bubbles pie12, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“If you are two people, the private rooms cost the same price per person as two beds in the dorm.”
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“the family room is very nice and larger than others with a nice private bathroom.”
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