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Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The rooms are clean and spacious. The staff are super helpful and always available to help. They have a large open yard in the back, that we used to socialize and have the odd campfire. Very family friendly and they offer different types of lodging, from camping to private rooms. Great place if you are on a budget and want...

Thank Cory P
Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Before going on I should mention that there is certain type of person who will stay here and like it. The long term traveller hippie types who seem to be living there - but for your average backpacker7holidaymaker this is not great. Location: As far away from the bus station as you can get within the centre. Easy to fond,...

Thank Dafydd3
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

I hate to break a streak of good reviews, but it's clear there have been some changes for the worse here recently. Staying at Casa caracol was less like being part of someone's family and more like showing up at a house party that's been raging for awhile: people are in various states of intoxication but happy to see you,...

Thank CarolineNYC11238
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

when I came to Caracol they were so welcoming in a very nice family way! I came back twice and every time they know you and will always want your best! Both for trips or adventures or recommendations, or they just take care and make sure everyone is feeling good there. I can't say I'd rather go somewhere else, it...

Thank RonjaElmelid
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I stayed here for one month in one of the cabins and it was magnificent! Great group of people that pass through, big open garden perfect for laxing in the sun, bonfires, camping. The kitchen is big and clean and the showers are hot, woohoo! Luis and Leslie are great and very welcoming!! Good location as well, no more than...

Thank Lauren R
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I am unable to say enough positive things about La Casa Caracol. It is far more than just a hostel. It is an experiment in permaculture, a place of education, art, and culture. As a hostel I couldn't ask for more, very clean, well equipped communal kitchen (with free drinkable water), hot showers, good wifi, a detailed map of the...

1Thank Daniel K
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Warning: You may end up staying much longer then expected! Casa Caracol Hostel, has been a saviour in more ways than one. We all know that it’s the people that makes the place and thanks to these incredibly kind and gifted individuals, I have begun to progress and learn again. A genuinely welcoming and friendly vibe after only a day...

2Thank JamesFerrierShand
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2015

Once you are arriving to this hostel you can feel a great vibe and a lot of smiles....this place has new management Pancho & Toño very good host. Got an invitation for a local tasty coffee,big comunal kitchen with a long table where you can chat with other travelers sharing food. Owners give you very fresh and handy information about...

8Thank betour11
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Meant to make this review ages ago! I stayed at Casa Caraol for about 6 weeks in August/September 2013 when carrying out my dissertation research. Easily the best and most welcoming hostel I have ever stayed in. animals, murals, an open fire...what more could you want! Casa Caracol doesn't feel like a hostel at all, more like a home, exactly...

Thank Timothy M
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Casa Caracol is one of the most wonderful places I have ever stayed, and this is why I actually ended up coming back. The first time I way there, I was taken by the atmosphere. Juan - the owner - and the rest of the staff really make sure that you feel welcome and that you are included in the...

Thank Pia M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa caracol is your home away from home, our motto is "mi casa es tu casa" our mission is to provide our guests a home-like atmosphere in short, to make them feel like they are at home, even if they are far away, in our large garden, we work with permaculture and bioconstruction projects. This allows our guests to interact with each other and also allows them to share their creativity. They can also participate in various workshops where the guests can leave a bit of their personality behind. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Caracol Hostel

Address: Avenida Argentina 19a | Barrio de Mexicanos, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: $28 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Casa Caracol Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The front room has a private bath.”
 of 5 bubbles coryp355, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Private room by reception is loud and no wifi”
 of 5 bubbles Dafydd3, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Call ahead for a chance to stay in one of the environmentally sustainable cob cottages, at the back of the property for a great experience”
  • Sustainable building in progress
 of 5 bubbles JamesFerrierShand, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Adobe rustic cabins in the back ground are great.”
 of 5 bubbles betour11, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Some booking websites may let you choose to book "tents". These are the adobe cabanas out the back in the garden which are really cool but don't offer as much protection against mosquitoes, but are also cheaper”
 of 5 bubbles TripMember112420141, 28 Jun 2014 | Read review
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