We stayed in a twin room here which was secure. The grounds were lovely and well kept and the kitchen area was nice. The hostel staff tried to be helpful although their English wasn't great, but we got by with our rubbish Spanish!!
On the down side, I was absolutely freezing at night and could have done with extra blankets, I did totally underestimate the drop in temperature at night but I barely slept a wink in two nights. We also had a group of German lads in the room next to us and we could literally hear every word they said through the walls, every text they received, them going to the loo - everything! No hot water on two occasions which was very much needed after being freezing cold all night.
The other main concern was the location which at first seemed perfect, however it's slightly outside of the main area, though only by about 500m however we did have an incident with a guy trying to attack my friend on the walk home around midnight. The hotel staff said that this kind of thing was unheard of although we were also followed by two blokes the day before. We absolutely loved San Cristobal - it was pretty much our favourite place in Mexico - however I would urge women to keep their wits about them and try not to get home too late (which is a shame because the night life is great). Having said that, we may have just been unlucky and obviously these kind of things can happen anywhere.
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- 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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