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“cold and damp” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Rossco Backpackers Hostel
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1 review
“cold and damp”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2008

freezing cold. damp rooms that stank. heard reports of possible theft of goods from other travellers that had stayed there. i would not recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2008

This is a nice hostel off a small street a few hundred meters from the central areas - its just a door off the street and you enter into the hostel which encircles a large internal countyard with grass, trees and plants, fire pit, a few hammocks. All the rooms and bathrooms lead off this area. Its full of character. The rooms are rustic, basic but clean and functional - same for the bathrooms.

It's a bit of a party hostel so I would go back there if I wanted to connect with other travelers and backpackers and have a few drinks round the fire but not if I was in a place where I wanted more quiet alone time.

The place offers free breakfast (the usual unhealthy stuff - crap bread, additive packed jam etc) but its free for those who want it.

If you decide to take any trips anywhere, shop around - the desk at the hostel just adds a markup to tour hosts in town.

  • Liked — Fun
  • Disliked — internet v dodgy
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank foreverseeker
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Additional Information about Rossco Backpackers Hostel

Property: Rossco Backpackers Hostel
Address: Calle Real de Mexicanos 16, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 102 Specialty Lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rossco Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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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