I stayed at Rosscos for a couple of weeks over xmas 2012. Overall I enjoyed my stay but sadly one member of staff ruined it for us (see below)
Pros: comfy beds with good warm sheets. Most staff are great. Fire & terrace are good for meeting people.
Cons: inadequate toilet/shower facilities- 3 for all dorms (34 people), no hooks, mirrors or fans in most, queues in morning. No plugs in any of the dorms for phone/camera charging. Price is high (more than double) compared to other hostels nearby.
One night we came back around 11pm and rekindled the smoldering fire. The night porter came over with shouting at us and poured a bucket of water on it. It seemed we were having too much fun. Another guy got slapped in the face by the same porter for been too loud. He didn't seem to mind people talking outside the dorms at 3am but a small fire was unacceptable.
I feel this hostel are taking advantage of their place close to the top of the hostel sites list. There are hostels on Guadeloupe St charging 70 pesos for a dorm bed while here they charge 165+ pesos.
Perhaps if they stopped assaulting their guests, overcharging and provide adequate facilities they might maintain their position on the hostel sites but at the current rate they won't.
When compared to other hostels, this place is average.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rossco Backpackers hostel, established in 2003, Becomes the most famous and the best hostels in San cristobal, Chiapas - Mexico. This hostel is an excellent hacienda style hostel well adapted to respond to all travellers needs, offering a wide variety of services at reasonable prices for backpackers and independent travellers world wide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rossco Backpackers Hostel San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas