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Rossco Backpackers Hostel
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

There is a fee for everything here! Its very expensive compared to other hostel's >> 150 pesos for a shared room... 180 for like a shared room with less people/no bathroom.. and even more for a shared room with a bathroom.. and there is a deposit of 50 pesos! On top of this although there is wifi in the rooms there are no plugs! So I hope your battery is good. Although lockers are big you have to pay money for a lock like 30 pesos! (never heard of this at other hostels). Tours offered but overpriced... The hostel pets are great and the environment is good as well as the people. However I would recommend Akumal hostal down the street.. good environment there too, especially if you aren't doing all those activities that you are paying for in the price of this hostel (salsa lessons, television, bonfire)..

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 April 2011

Fantastic hostel with free breakfast. A converted colonial building with a garden and sun terrace. Our double room was excellent value, had an en-suite and well decorated. Lots of extra blankets for the cold evenings.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2010

This hostel is a great place to stay, the dorms are roomy, there is a rooftop patio, free salsa lessons with a great instructor, free amazing breakfast, wifi, tv with free movies... Plus a bonfire to heat you up before going to bed. Go there if you happen to go to San Cristobal, because it is TOTALLY worth it.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2010

Awesome hostel, the atmosphere is great! Every night there is a bonfire in the main garden at 8pm, there is free salsa lessons and great organised tours to the Canyon. This hostel really made me love San Cristobel too! We had a dorm room with 4 ppl and I had my own little loft space which was a nice change to normal dorm rooms. Great value too - managed to get it for 80 pesos a night including breaky. Tip is to bookonline - we found it cheaper than going directly through the hostel (i know that seems hard to believe).

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 April 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 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, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 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, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 125 Speciality Lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: £8 - £25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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