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Rossco Backpackers Hostel
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Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
143 hotel reviews
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“Awesome value hostel!”
Reviewed April 24, 2010

Stayed for 2 nights in a private room which was quite large and airy from the skylight. Beds were comfy and sheets clean. Shower had plenty of hot water. Wifi free aswell as 30 mins on the shared computer. First night they had a free salsa lesson at the hostel which was fun. Then a bonfire where everyone sat and drank. We paid 300p for the first night. Checked out to spend a night in palenque. When you check out they give you a 50% off your next night. So when we returned we got a private room for 150p in the same room as before. This time there were guests in the room next door. Could hear them quite easily and hear the whole conversation. But still it was a great hostel with great staff. Would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed October 19, 2009

Nice, friendly and warm hostel. We stayed here 4 nights and it was a pleasent surprise. Staff is very friendly, nice breakfast. Beautiful place to stay. Sheets weren't clean, but after asking we got new ones. Clean and big rooms, hot showers. Full of information given by the staff. Next time, we will come back again. Thanks people.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2009

I stayed in this hostel for 5 nights (originally planning only 3, but hey, this is what happens in San Cristobal). The first 2 nights at a shared dorm, and the other three at a private room, with balcony, hammock, and private bathroom. The place is great, it's clean, lots os travellers all the time and the rate is excellent. Mke sure to book through the internet, since the rates there are 50% cheaper!!! (don't ask me why, but even the personnel at the reception tell you to use the computer to book online). You get breakfast, simple, but ok, and wifi internet. Would recommend it to anyone

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2009

I loved this hostel, the people who work there are very nice and they do their best to help you out! The rooms where clean and confortable and they offer lots of services for backpackers.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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ireland
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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
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Canada
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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.

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  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
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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 #7 of 107 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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