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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable, will do the job. Location is fine, a short walk to city center. The common area is a great place to hang out and meet people, kitchen is available for guests. A bon fire is organized in the evenings.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

theirs nothing particularly special about this place, but it was a hell of allot better than the other hostel we stayed at in San Cristobal. warm blankets and showers at night, a bonfire to drink and socialize. There are always people here so it's friendly, just no thanks to the staff who largely keep to themselves. If you want a...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I am surprised to say that this was by far my worst hostel experience in Mexico. The staff was first of all overworked, and is almost never available when you need them. Even when there was no line to ask a question, I was often answered with uninterested, unhelpful responses. We asked to purchase a bottle of water but were...

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We checked out many hostels and this one had the best of most of what we were looking for but a couple of things to be aware of. Pros - amazing fast internet and now kitchen, rooms were very clean and big. Nice courtyard and small fire in the evenings Cons - Room was freezing. Doors and windows. Not sealed...

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South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The hostels in San Cristobal are nothing to write home about and this one isn't either but it's certainly better than the others we saw. Plusses are the good wifi and bonfire at night. The triple room was very cold as the windows and doors don't seal. The shower was diabolical as only a tiny spray of water comes out....

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This hostel ticks all the boxes: clean, central location, helpful staff, good rooms. We stayed in a private, which had its own bathroom and was located in the back of a lovely green courtyard. We especially enjoyed the bonfire on the cold evenings which was perfect to relax and connect with other travellers. Parking is on-site for small cars! Only...

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I had one of the private rooms with its own bathroom at the back of the property. Felt more like a tiny hotel for me. I had my own little table on the balcony and a gorgeous view of the hills and church tops from there. Great internet and cozy beds (it gets cold in the hills). All the colourful...

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This Hostel has an magic and wonderful green garden, it is very big - so for sure you can find a nice quiet place in one of the hammacks or looking movies in the confortable TV-Room. If you are more up to conversations, you can meet really nice people by the fireplace, which they make every night!!! The barthrooms a...

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

I stayed in a private room with a very comfy double bed and great pillows. although it was quite small with a very low ceiling and not much space, it was an attic room with direct access to a lovely tv and relaxation area. The hostel had a basic breakfast included with a well equipt good kitchen to use. There...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Overall, I was disappointed with this hostel. I probably wouldn't stay here again. Pros: - very social, great place to meet people. Nightly bonfire. - fast internet - free breakfast (simple, but does the job) - kitchen facilities - lots of social areas within the hostel - great tours (cheapest place to do a Palenque tour/shuttle in town!) - generally...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Rossco Backpackers Hostel

Address: Calle Real de Mexicanos 16, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: £10 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rossco Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“If taking a private room, the roof top one is bigger, has a balcony and windows.”
 of 5 bubbles faluchustaczek, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Communal kitchen so cook your own food.”
 of 5 bubbles Michiel969, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“4 bed dom is awesome, it have his own bathroom inside (take the bed upstairs if you can)”
 of 5 bubbles stefanis819, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Don't get a private room with shared bathroom, but pay the extra for a private bath!”
 of 5 bubbles Kategoesoz, 7 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Get the bed above the stairs in the 4-bed dorm if possible”
  • 4 bed dorm
 of 5 bubbles 673stefkap, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
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