I stayed at El Hostalito in August of 2012 and was not impressed. The best thing about it is the location and the fact that the dorm room has NO bunk beds! However, I'm not sure the blankets were changed after each visitor and I was only given one sheet to use (which I placed over the fleece-covered pillow that I'm sure wasn't changed!). The floor of the dorm room was never swept in the 5 days that I was there and the shower drain was veeeery slow. The cleanliness is definitely the most questionable point (I know there was a cleaning lady, but I just don't know how thoroughly she cleaned everything.
The breakfast as also unimpressive--cereal (a mix of Corn Flakes and Cocoa Krispies), milk, bananas, and oranges. It's not the worst hostel I've stayed in, but it's not the best either. I guess you get what you pay for. It's not a terrible place to stay, but friends have highly recommended Hostal Posada Mexico after hearing about my solo adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Hostalito, under new management as of February 2013, is a large, single family home converted into a homey hostal. We have a 6-bed dorm and a 4-bed dorm, as well as 4 private rooms. Toilets and showers (4) are located on all three levels. We aspire to maintain a clean, comfortable and friendly environment. We are very close to central San Cristobal, with lots of cafes, restaurants, museums and entertainment close by. Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen, simple breakfast included. Hot water. English and Spanish are spoken here. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Hostalito San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas