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Hostal Akumal

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Av. 16 de Septiembre entre Gautemala y Venezuela, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I stayed there with two friends and we liked it not. The location is good and the hostel is clean and cozy so it feels like you're in your own living room. Breakfast was included (a very good one!) and we were cooking a lot too. Also the owner was cool and helpful. We took the night bus so he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We stayed in the upstairs private room for three nights and it was wonderful. The room is huge, you have quick access to the patio, the light and fresh air in the room makes it even better. The wifi is very fast. It's close to the down town and a block from one of the big churches. We really appreciated... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I really loved staying at Akumal! It's a rather small hostel, very cozy and friendly. I stayed three nights and it felt like coming home everyday after a long, exhausting day :-) Akumal is not your typical impersonal hostel. Manuela will remember your name and chat with you often. She goes out of her way to make your stay as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had an amazing time staying in Akumal Hostel. It was my second time in San Cristobal and it couldn't have been better. I planed to stay for 2 days and ended up staying in the hostel for one week. Manuela is an absolutely sweatheart, caretaking und helfully. It felt more like home and staying with friends than just strangers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

When in San Cristobal stay here! And if they don't have space for you go there anyway to simply hang and participate in that instantly homely atmosphere. Facilities as well as location, breakfast, price and personnel (incl. dog) are top notch!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stayed here in a private room for 2 nights with my partner. Initial impressions were fairly good - as previous reviewers have said; this is a cosy, friendly hostel and the layout/atmosphere encourages social interaction between guests which we liked. The room was spacious and fairly well-appointed, and the breakfast was delicious (lovely freshly-cooked omelette and homemade bread). However, we... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

this was definitly one of nicest little hostels i have been so far. it´s more like a house of friends where everybodys welcome. the location is perfect, very close to everything and the breakfast in the morning is really good. if you go to san christobal, check out this place, it´s great :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Hostal has a big potential, I blame the staff, I mean they are extremly nice, helpful and really friendly but the Hostal needs more love and attention. The staff are living the same life as the visitors Which is good in a certain way but you probably need to hire a "camarera" guys. I believe pictures are worth a... More 

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It has been now my third time, staying in San Cristobal and the third time in Hostal Akumal. For me the best choice in this beautiful city. I arrived from Mexico City early in the morning and came right in time to real breakfast time. Self-baked fresh bread, coffee and eggs with vegetables. Best breakfast, thanks Manu. The owners are... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

the best part of this hostel is not the awesome building, or how close it is to everything, or the dog! but the plain and simple fact that you are family at hostel akumal, from first time guest to long term friend, you are treated with the utmost respect, and accepted as part of the family. my stay in san... More 

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