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Calle Tapachula #18 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29230, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

what a great hostel. homey, charming, comfortable. the staff was awesome. I took a great bike ride with Marco. The breakfasts are good. They make fires when it gets cold, too. The dorm room was a bit crowded with 9 people, but that`s okay. the kitten and puppy were the icing on the cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I think this place had won Mexico’s best hostel a few years in a row and it deserves to be known as nothing less! This place is a little garden of joy - cozy lounge with a fireplace for cold San Cristóbal nights, super comfortable beds in both dorm rooms that are saddled with two or three heavy wool blankets.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We really liked the posada del abuelito. The personel was really friendly, breakfast was good and the place looked nice. Via the hostel you can book good and cheap trips, we liked the mountainbike trip with one of our hosts. He took us to some caves and other interesting sights.

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WanderingLily, Owner at Posada del Abuelito, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we take pride in sharing with our guests some unique tours with local and experienced guides as well as others we have developed ourselves like the bike tours with Marco. We are glad you enjoyed! More

Wakefield, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Step through the gates from the quiet sidestreet of San Cristobal and taste a little piece of superchilled chiapas chocolate pie... and i love chiapas, chocolate and pie. Alot. Among the best hostel kitchens i've ever cooked in, lovely courtyards, a fireplace for chilly highlands evenings, close but not too close to the hotspots of the city, rooms cleaned and... More

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WanderingLily, Owner at Posada del Abuelito, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much, that is some high praise! We are glad you enjoyed our new kitchen it has really worked out great for everyone and a huge upgrade on the old one! and the person you mentioned who owns "Chocolate" is Nilly she has been with us since the start and continues to take pride and show great... More

Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Maybe I had the fortune of arriving in a special time, but the ambience of all the guests and the immediate welcoming I got upon my arrival really made this one of my favourite hostels. Both the owners and the travellers felt like family and I recommend people this place all the time for that. The bathrooms are clean and... More

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WanderingLily, Owner at Posada del Abuelito, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. We like the hostel accommodates people of all ages and styles that want to come and enjoy San Cristobal in a calm, pleasant environment since we are not a party hostel. Usually there is always a very good ambiance due to this unique mix of travelers that stay with us which is really special.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I only stayed here for two nights and the girls dorm is where you want to be as a female: an amazing ensuite bathroom and good beds. The mixed dorm is good too, though a little bit small for so many beds. The staff is very friendly and helpful although I though the tours that they offered were good but... More

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Helsinki
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights (wanted to stay more but was fully booked). 2 of our 4 person gropu stayed in a dorm and 2 of us stayed in a private room without a toilet. We were very happy about the location of the hostel and about the hostel itself. It was very clean, super relaxed and had a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Overall an okay visit but there just seem to be many more hostel abut that are in better shape and with rooms that are not as dated-dark. Staff- Simon great, Marco good, woman with attitude not so much.

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Simonabuelito, Manager at Posada del Abuelito, responded to this review

Thank you for review, sorry to hear that you found the Posada a little out dated. Here at Posada del Abuelito we are considered to be one of the nicest Hostels in Town and part of the reason for this is the Charming Home, and the attention to detail and love we have for this place and our guests! Reviews... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for five nights in a private room, shared bathroom. The room was spacious, really comfortable bed, and clean, and the showers had hot water at any time of day. For us the highlight of our staff was the excursions organized by the staff here. We went to visit two indigenous villages, which was really informative. Simon arranged for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A lovely place, highly recommended. I stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed the space very much. Its very well located so you can pop 'home' regularly. Its got a great ktchen and is very well run and looked after. It did not seem like much of a sociable place, but I suppose this depends on the people who are... More

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Address: Calle Tapachula #18 | Barrio El Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas 29230, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
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Posada Del Abuelito San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas

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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 dormitory, 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 fresh bagels or pan dulce, 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. In addition, we have our own filtered water tanks, so when the rest of San Cristobal runs out, we are still taking long, hot showers!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 
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