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Calle Diego de Mazariegos 23 Barrio de La Merced, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240 Mexico
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#3 of 194 Specialty lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Puerta Vieja is a brand new hostel, recently opening its doors with the certainty of becoming one of the top traveler’s spots in no time. The reasons for this are simple: a stunning neo-classic house, with friendly, helping, fun staff willing to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. A great ambiance, in a fabulous location: only a block away from the main square (Zócalo). Tasty meals and good parties, an approach to the cultural diversity this beautiful city has to offer, a rooftop terrace with a view that will take your breath away, a massive garden with a Temazcal (Mayan sauna) and hammocks in it. Different room sizes: private bedrooms, small and big dorms, depending on your needs and privacy desires. The freedom to cook your own food or treat yourself with one of the delicious meals our top chef has to offer. All in all, the possibility for the traveler to fully enjoy San Cristobal in a nice, friendly, clean, spacious hostel.We are in the very heart of the city centre: Only one block away from the main square, and a five minutes walk to the main pedestrian zones where the best bars, restaurants and clubs in the city are. There are many things to do in San Cristobal, and we will be happy to provide you with information on what to do during the day or when going out at night..The building is a big neo-classic house, though modernly refurbished to meet the traveler’s needs. The fun and friendly ambiance will make you feel comfortable immediately, along with our accommodation options, which are suitable for all families, individual travelers or groups of different sizes. There are 17 full bathrooms which are spacious and clean at all times. Our main purpose is for you to have fun and feel cozy enjoying your visit in San Cristobal.The hostel has three common areas, for the travelers to meet and share experiences, chat and have a good time. The garden at the back has got a deck and hammocks where you can chill out. BBQs take place in a regular basis, so expect a few of these! There is a Temazcal in the garden too, which is the traditional Mayan sauna, experienced through a purifying ritual. The main central patio is the place to have your meals, whether prepared by yourself in the fully-equipped self-catering kitchen or by our chef, so you can taste an authentic regional or Mexican meal. The rooftop terrace offers one of the best views of San Cristobal while enjoying popular drinks from Chiapas, Mexico and around the world.We guarantee spacious accommodations, be in the private rooms with ensuite bathrooms or in the rooms and large dorms with shared facilities, within a range of competitive prices, breakfast included. Our private rooms with ensuite bathrooms cater up to four people, whilst there are private rooms with shared bathrooms catering from three to six people. We have two large dorms, for eight and sixteen people each.Meeting other fellow travelers at Puerta Vieja Hostel will be simple, as different kind of activities are daily organized, such as tours, theme parties, pub crawls, all this with no curfew.Daily housekeeping and clean fresh bed linen are included in the price. Towels are included for private rooms or available to dorms for a small fee. Wi-Fi, hot water and power showers and luggage storage are among the services the hostel provides for free.
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Susan B wrote a review Nov 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands326 contributions56 helpful votes
Pro’s: ▪️very spacious private rooms ▪️included breakfast with many options ▪️location ▪️common areas/ bar Cons: ▪️staff knowledge about tours/ transportation ▪️noisy karaoke bar nextdoor. Seriously it continued to at least 4am when I had to get up for my transport to Palenque The shared bathrooms are decent
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Brian M. wrote a review Nov 2019
Dublin, Ireland72 contributions31 helpful votes
Absolutely loved this place. We booked a private room and were given a room on the first floor over the indoor common area. We didn't experience any noise from the hostel at all, actually the place across the road from the hostel was noisy in this case but that's not this hostels fault. We also only found that place to be noisy on Friday night, every other night we had a quiet sleep. The breakfast is absolutely amazing here. Changes every day and you get to try some awesome Mexican dishes. The dinner served here is also incredible. We had burritos one night that were really good, and a Saturday night BBQ which was really nice and a great way to meet other travelers. The staff here are also awesome. All the front desk staff were super friendly and helpful. The bar staff were also the same. Nigel was super welcoming and friendly, he made our stay much more enjoyable for us! WiFi was good although it sometimes got slow in the rooms. Was super fast in the common areas. Bailey the resident Beagle was super fun to play with too. Not much to complain about, I thought the common bathrooms could soon do with a bit of a freshing up but they were absolutely fine for the stay. Nothing else, super hostel!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
jvervoord wrote a review Sep 2019
Tilburg, The Netherlands20 contributions1 helpful vote
This hostel just wasn't the thing fot me. But if you come to party then this is the right place for you! Didn't like the rooms, beds and showers, but the food was amazing! Definetly try something at night from the passionate chef. He is amazing! Pro's - Good location - Good food - Very nice staff - Lots of tours to book - Nice bar with cheap drinks (the one party I attended was awesome) Cons - No lock on the doors of the dorm - Old building (your bed shakes when someone walks in) - Dorms are very noisy - Old beds - Shared showers with poor hygiene - Lockers are on the hallway (I had a lock that did not let me open half of the time - The way they arrange the breakfast seems unefficient. Sometimes you have to wait 30 minutes for your meal.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
clarabouchard1 wrote a review Aug 2019
Quebec City, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
Three breakfast options (meat, vegetarian, vegan), awesome shared spaces, beautiful garden, amazing staff... Plus the location is absolutely perfect. I would recommend to all my friends. I dream of going back there one day.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Ellen F wrote a review Jul 2019
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This honestly was the best hostel we stayed in during our trip around Mexico. We stayed for 4 days and wish we could have stayed longer. It contributed to San Cristobal being our favourite place we visited in Mexico! The staff are AMAZING, so welcoming and accommodating! The facilities are excellent and the bar is fantastic. Such a nice vibe in the hostel, made it really easy to meet people. They organise tours everyday. They also have dinner and events in the evening. A really fantastic place!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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MexicoSouthern MexicoChiapasSan Cristobal de las Casas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Puerta Vieja Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Puerta Vieja Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Museo del Ambar (0.1 miles), Historic Center (0.1 miles), and Museo de Trajes Regionales (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Puerta Vieja Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Puerta Vieja Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Puerta Vieja Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante El Secreto, Don Mario Ristorante Pizzeria, and Restaurante Lum en Hotel b¨o.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Puerta Vieja Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is Puerta Vieja Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of San Cristobal de las Casas.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Puerta Vieja Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.