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Mar del Plata, Argentina
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Really close to San Cristobal's best places, 2 blocks from Main Square Plaza de la Paz and Cathedral, 4 blocks from Av. 20 de Noviembre. The beds at dorms are incredible comfortable, clean blankets and covers. Clean bathrooms and great showers. The staff is the best people I have ever met, so helpful and friendly. They cook special and delicius...

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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome!! We have a great time there, rooms are clean, staff are cool! Hostel located 2 min by walk from the center, close to everythings, supermarket 1 min by walk, breakfast was wicked, pizza night, BBQ night, everything is cool in this hostel! Best Time ever!!! Thanks a lot!

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San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This place lives up to its rave reviews. Very clean, organized, well run, buttoned up hostel. The breakfast is delicious (not super filling) and very fun for socializing and meeting people. Outdoor area is very nice and happy hour of mojitos creates a fun atmosphere. 16 person dorm room is cleaned every day and is comfortable (for having 16 beds)....

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

The building itself is great with vast chilling areas nothing to say there. But a few things to be considered, we had a room next to the bar (room 9) and when it closed every night around 11 people moved to seat below our window to finish their chit chats, the second evening I went out to ask them to...

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chicago
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here 3 nights. Fantastic free breakfasts. Nice outdoor sitting area with fire pit and hammocks. Comfortable dorm beds with large lockers. Excellent location near Central Plaza. I got in late at 11 and was welcomed by Sylvia who was incredibly efficient, helpful, and nice. many of the staff spoke English.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I had the best time in Puerta Vieja hostel. Really nice place, confortable beds, crazy parties at the bar, they gave us free shots, cocktails, the made a bonfire, we had a lot of fun! Great place and staff! The owners are super friendly.

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Never stayed in a better hostel! Right in the city center, very clean, comfortable beds, free delicious breakfasts. And the atmosphere is just perfect. All the stuff and guests were really talkative and nice people. I didn't even want to went out at nights course it was so fun inside (including free shots and cocktails)! They have a very nice...

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Merida, Mexico
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Puerta Vieja es un lugar con mucha alegría, hay gente de todas partes que se contagian por la buena vibra del lugar y el staff que trabaja ahí! If you are looking for a place where you can meet people from all over the world and make friends to travel with this is the place! Puerta Vieja makes you feel...

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel with my friend And later I came back because I loved it!! It's a Nice place for all kinds of travellers. It's very easy for single travellers to meet people because of the lovely garden with hamcocks and a fireplace, free(!) mojito's night, and all other events that the crew of puerta vieja organizes for...

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Hot showers, clean rooms & bathrooms, fantastic breakfast (big variety), evening activities, delicious dinners, central location, byob and bar, well equipped kitchen, wonderful people, party or quiet stay - it's up to you :) Out of my year long trip, puerta vieja is definitely one of my favourite hostels. I ended up staying here for 2 weeks, mainly for the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Puerta Vieja Hostel

Address: Calle Diego de Mazariegos 23 | Barrio de La Merced, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: $16 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Best dorm in the terrace”
 of 5 bubbles TugceM_12, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Although the dorms are great, the private rooms on the second level are the best ive had in a hostel (minus a private bathroom).”
 of 5 bubbles w4nderw0nder, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms face the street, so expect it to be a little noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles cgrimm21, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Everyone are just perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles Lau755, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms are the best ones.”
 of 5 bubbles RamosCesar, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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