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Av. 16 de Septiembre entre Gautemala y Venezuela, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolutely comfortable, clean and welcoming hostel! We received a lot of help and could only be thankful to what seemed so normal. I would recommend this place to everyone coming to San Cristobal. Thanks guys for a great Mexican hostel experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely hostel has an amazing vibe to it! The room might not be of the newest standard, but the people working there make you feel extremely comfortable. I've never felt so safe and at home at any other hostel i stayed in. The kitchen is really organized and functional, nice shower and bathroom and comfortable beds. But it's not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about the place was lovely. Good location. Good breakfast. Good, friendly, helpful and accommodating hosts. Lovely dog. Good coffee. Good views. Chill atmosphere. Hot showers. Comfy beds. Good books. Wonderful photos and posters. Good clean communal areas. Good clean bedrooms and bathrooms

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

NB: !!!!!!!!!!THEY HAVE REALLY HOT SHOWERS!!!!!! "So, you wanna cook up a huge paella tonight?" This bald old Australian dude is asking me out of the blue (Also his name). Hell Yeah I do! And so we proceeded to cook the most amazing paella known to man. We ate it as a family dinner, with the people living and working... More

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I found this hostel through word of mouth and saw that it had a good review online. I stayed for 3 nights and loved it! The ambience was great, staff helpful, and lots of fun. I met lots of travelers and some local Mexicans as well. The location is perfectly placed 1 block from the biggest food market and 3... More

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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Its been 12 hours since I left the hostel and I already miss it. I checked in to a place in Guatemala with two others I met in Akumal (the place naturally attracts chillers) and we all are immediately reminiscing on what was the best part of our individual trips. A perfect compliment to a brilliant town; atmosphere, service, location... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hostal Akumal for 10 days as we liked San Cristobal very much and were comfortable at the hostal. We had the private room, that opened out to the roof top terrace. The terrace had hammocks and while evenings can be colder, there is early morning sun on the terrace which was so enjoyable. I... More

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Palenque, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Hostel Akumal has become my home away from home in Southeastern Mexico. The folks there, Manu, Chandra, Eric and Zintsia are awesome. The place is always clean, great brekkies included and free water and coffee all day long. The Akumal gang and the guests all hang out together, my favorite is the communal cook ups and rooftop cervezas. I will... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is a very comfortable, clean hostel. Although the hostel is small, we never felt like it was crowded. The hostel is well maintained and very clean. The owners are very friendly and make you feel at home. The breakfasts were our favorite part, definitely not your average hostel breakfast. The hostel is also in a good location, everything is... More

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White Salmon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Erick is the best host I could imagine. He is super helpful in recommending places to go to eat, practice yoga, and all other San Cristobal experiences. Stay here if you want to have a great experience!

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Address: Av. 16 de Septiembre entre Gautemala y Venezuela, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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One block away from the pedestrian zone and colorful market of Santo Domingo,Our property is one of the most centrally located properties in San Cristóbal.Its harmonious atmosphere offers tranquility just one step from the exciting downtown life.As the hosts share this house they treat the building and its inhabitants as their home and family. The individual aspect of each guest contributes to the artistic inspiration which Hostal Akumal emanates.You can expect to curl up in front of the fireplace on one of Chiapas fresh nights or enjoy the sun dangling in a hammock on the garden-like terrace.check in: anytime check out: 12:00 REAL breakfast included ... more   less 
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