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Puerta Vieja Hostel
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Perfect hostel”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

My friend and I arrived here intending to stay one night, five days later we eventually left.

The place is beautiful, super clean, beds are comfortable, locker situation is easy and great, heaps of space, bathrooms are a dream.

Has amazing communal spaces and an excellent atmosphere. The staff are great, the location is perfect and it's a lot of fun.

The breakfast is lovely and there's cute extras like yoga in the garden. Fantastic place to stay.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Karmiel, Israel
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

The hostel looks like a hotel - it is big, very (!) clean and has a lot to offer (TV, video games, garden with hammocks, bone fire and etc). Although it's big, still feels like an hostel with a great friendly staff and a nice communal area. The breakfast will knock you out with a great coffee, pancake, fruits yogurt & granola.
The shower they have is better then the one I have back home!!
A little tip - it gets very cold and night - so of you suffer from cold ask reception for an extra blanket.

Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

I can truly recommend this hostel to all of you. It is nicely located and very clean. The people working here are the nicest I've ever met and they take care of all of your questions. The breakfast is awesome as well! Great hostel, great staff, I would stay there over and over again.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Puerta Vieja has one of the best free breakfast you can have, great mattresses, clean bathrooms with hot water and pressure, beautiful garden, great friendly staff, excellent location... one of the best places I have stayed! Congrats all of you in Puerta Vieja!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Brilliant Hostel. Great inside common area, lovely garden, constant hot water, really good breakfast, and well equipped kitchen. Very clean and well maintained and a great location. Would definitely recommend staying here.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kasterlee, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

we found the review here, and so happy we did! Super big hostel, with a heart just as big. The beds are super comfy, best matress ever without plastic, or too thin, or layed out, extra sheets available for the cold nights. I was lucky not to have snorry ppl, but it's a 16 bed dorm... Bathroom is nice, no plastic walls, but tiled.... Breakfast is NOT the continental toast with jam and butter, it's pancakes with fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, or even a warm breakfast!!! Outside is a nice place to hang around in the hammock during the warm days, and in the night to sit around the camfire. Beers available...
IF there is one thing to say, it that the kitchen equipent could be replaced, and the kitchen (fire, sink) could be more practical...
And something that has nothing to do with the hostal: BRING WARM CLOTHES for the nights during winter!!! :)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

I travelled quite a lot and there are clean hostels, fun hostels, confortable hostel, well located hostels....but puerta vieja has all of this plus A LOVELY SOUL, and this is something I ve never seen before. Owners and staff are just the greatest hosts ever. Will be hard to leave this place. If you stay here your journey in san Cristóbal de las casas will be inforgettable, trust me.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 111 Speciality Lodging in San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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