- Reviews: 1
Posada Leon de Jovel: Friendly and comfortable hostel
I absolutely loved this place to stay... it's comfortable, great beds, clean, and the people are super friendly. There are quite a few long-stayers here, and its obvious why - the community atmosphere here is quite addictive, which makes it very difficult to leave.
They have private rooms for around M$120 per night or M$600 per week (all with shared bathrooms), or dorm beds for a little cheaper though i'm not sure exactly how much. There's a fully equipped kitchen for cooking (which everybody who stays there seems to do); a courtyard for hanging out, listening to music, playing music, lazing in hammocks, etc; a tv room with dvd player; and a rooftop balcony area.
Ability to pitch a tent on the roof for super-cheap accommodation.
Friendliest vibe around - I met so many awesome people here from all over the world (including many from other parts of Mexico and Latin America)
- Reviews: 157
Posada Mi Casa.: I don't recommend this place
I looked at this place after getting off of the bus and walking into town a woman named Anne handed out a pamphlet and directions. The place was not the cleanest place I have been to. It was as or Jan 4 2012 $150 for a single with shared bath. I noticed a few non natives hanging around out side that didn't make me feel comfortable.
- Reviews: 1722
Villas Casa Morada: Comfortable and Quiet Private Suites
I found Villas Casa Morada more or less by chance, but I'm glad I did. The hotel is very modern inside and the staff is helpful and polite. San Cristobal is a relatively small town, so the fact that the hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from the main center should not distract you. The hotel is on a quiet street and most of the rooms face an inner courtyard.
They have a secured parking lot if you come by car. For added security, the front door is locked at all times, but they will open the door 24-hrs a day when you knock or ring the bell. The rooms were very clean.
My first stay here was in the Junior Suite. The room had a fireplace (wood provided for 30MX), kitchen and a separate living area. The bed may have been on the slightly smaller size (a double bed, not recommended for overly large/tall people), the bed was extremely comfortable.
The second stay here was in the Deluxe King room. For the same price as the Junior Suite, this room did not have the kitchen or living area. The bed was a large comfortable king, but the room did not face the courtyards and did not have windows that opened to the outside for ventilation.
I suggest the Junior Suites. All guests will have free WiFi.
If it is busy, they will have a basic breakfast buffet is available either as an add-on or included depending on your reservation. If they are relatively quiet, just sit and they will bring breakfast to you (fruit, yogurt, eggs, toast, juice, coffee).
- Reviews: 26
Rossco Backpacker's Hostel: Fun and friendly hostel in San Cristobal
If you're visiting San Cristobal and want to stay somewhere where you are almost guaranteed to meet friendly people and have fun times, this could be the place. Backpacker's has different kinds of rooms at a variety of prices, starting at 99MXP for a room in the mixed dorm and going up to double, twin or triple rooms with private bath. Breakfast is included... and the showers are always hot - essential in this chilly town.
Backpacker's has an unusually friendly ambience from as soon as you get there - the staff are helpful and willing to offer advice or book you into tours offered by the hostel, and the outdoor communal spaces (lovely garden and a suntrap roof terrace), as well as the nightly bonfire, help you to meet people quickly. Free internet and wi-fi seem to be the standard in this part of Mexico (there is only 1 slow PC and the letters have all work off the keyboard, but the wi-fi's pretty good) and here is no exception, they also have a TV lounge.
(Tip: if you are staying in the mixed dorm, I'd recommend giving the shower in the dorm room a miss - there's nothing wrong with it but the showers across the patio are a bit more private, seem slightly hotter, and there's plenty of space to get changed in peace!)
- Reviews: 957
Backpackers Hostel: Backpackers Hostel private room
I liked this Hostel very much.
My room was very cold at night but there where enough blankets. It is colder in this city because it is higher. Also some earplugs can be needed. You can hear some dogs and chickens from outside the hostel.
It has a nice kitchen and there are about 6 garbagecans. fruit/vegable, paper, glass, aluminium, plastic and rest garbage. so you can recycle here.
Alos they have a project for dogs and cats. like castration you can donate in a small box at the computer. Free internet. Campfire. You can fill your botlle with good water for a few pesos.
I had a private room for myself room nr 10.
paid 1064 pesos for 4 nights
- Reviews: 295
Hotel Don Quijote
The rooms have nice, wooden , basic furniture with local items on the walls and locally made bedspreads. The bathrooms are white tile and among the best maintained I have seen in any hotel--absolutely spotless. For a budget hotel, many nice ammenties such as cable TV, free bottled water daily (there is a water cooler in the corridors if you want more) and good blackout drapes.
Another plus here for the single person is that they have single rooms so you are not paying a double rate.
It should be mentioned that unless you are in a very pricey hotel in San Cristobal, dont expect heat. The nights at this altitude can be chilly but the beds have good quality , heavy blankets.
in-house laundry only cost USD 1.50/kg.
Very warm, caring staff here. close to the Zocalo and popular restaurants such as Mayambe.
- Reviews: 295
Posada Mexico: Tourist trap-- DO NOT STAY HERE!
I booked this hostel after reading a few acceptable reviews about it ( but many warned that the bids are highly uncomfortable) and was sorely disappointed when I arrived. Both the owner and the receptionist were extremely unhelpful (and were outright rude) when a change in circumstances required us to change our travel itinerary. They refused to refund part of our money in accordance to booking policy and ( believe it or not!) simply stood there and smirked at our problem!
After trying to reason with them to no avail, we decided to give up and go to another hotel instead of putting up with this terrible attitude. We found a proper and well serviced hotel (Hotel don Quijote) less than a minute walk away that charged us almost half the price of what this hostel was charging!
you have been warned: this place seems to only care about getting your money! At USD 17/night per person, this hostel really is overcharging because most hostels in San Cristobal only charge USD 2- USD 8/ night per person! Don't be the next victim in this tourist trap!
A nightmare trying to reason with the owner and the receptionist after an 11 hour ride from Oaxaca.
- Reviews: 263
Hostal "Posada 5": Seriously nice !!
It’s one of the most beautiful hostel I’ve ever stayed at. Everything’s clean, organized. The view from the main dorm is awesome. You can use the kitchen, but in this case… you’ll find plenty of spices to cook yourself a nice meal, not just those tasteless noodles!
It’s a few blocks from where everything is … the fruit market, the ‘zócalo’, 20 de Noviembre and Hidalgo (where all the main bars and restaurants are).
And it’s also very cheap … I paid $50 (less than USD 5)!!
- Reviews: 268
Hotel Delgadillo: Difficult to find but great value
We arrived to San Cristobal early in the morning, so we had a lot of time to look around for a good hotel. As we were having coffee in the small restaurant next to the bus station, the old lady there recommended this hotel to us. I usually don't fall for these tricks, but this time we checked the place out just for the sake of doing it. Looked decent - but we still wanted to look more and see what is available.
After 2 hours of searching, we figured that hotel Delgadillo has the best value for the money so we returned and stayed there for next 4 nights.
Hotel is 3-4 minutes walk away from the bus station and 7-8 minutes walk to main town's plaza, but still in a very quiet area. It seems that people can't find this hotel as we were the only guests there during our stay. Room was nicely decorated and clean - so I had no complaints. The only downfall was that is was freezing in the room - but that is the problem in entire town not just this hotel. There is no heating system in San Cristobal.
Receptionist man was very friendly and helfpul.
2 bed room with bathroom US$18
single room with bathroom US$11 (these are off - season prices though)
- Reviews: 7
Hotel Alcatraz: Economical and comfortable in San Cristobal
Small but comfortable hotel just outside the bustle of the inner-city. Charming lobby/sitting area that includes two computers with internet. Rooms are small, but very comfortable, particularly the beds. Rooms have color tv with over 50 cable channels, many in English. This hotel is well protected by large steel security grilles and gateways at entrances and offers a very secure atmosphere. At only $35US per night, i would suggest this hotel to anyone that would rather spend their money in the vast myriad of shops and markets in this amazing city instead of a more expensive room that you should not be spending much time in anyway in this vibrant tourist destination.
- Reviews: 65
Hostel Plaza Central: Hostel Plaza Central
I would definitely not recommend this place.
It was dirty with damp soaking the walls. The room was so damp that when i woke in the morning clothes i had laid on top of my backpack were too damp to wear.
I found the staff to be extrememly unhelpful also, with perfect English when money was concerned but with none when information was required.
The location was good but there are plenty of other places to choose from with as good a location.
- Reviews: 1
Hotel Hacienda Don Juan: Just the best in San Cristobal
This is a priceless example of an old Mexican hacienda that has charm oosing out of its pores. The antigues, gardens, slate floors, ancient timbers and rock work, old and fine artwork from another era, and quiteness speak lots about the quality. This is the sort of hotel or inn that one might imagine in beautiful San Cristobal. Finally, the attention to detail by the ownes and staff are just the best. They even come in and light your own personal fireplace whenever you wish and that is a wonderful treat in chilly San Cristobal. Having been to many other hotels throughout Mexico, this is one of the finest and surely has the most charm and personality. Yes, I heartily recommend this hotel to all.
Great views of courtyards, gardens, artwork, antigues and more.
- Reviews: 1115
Casa Margarita: Nice place to be
Ok, to be true I came here looking for a decent budget accomodation ... Lonely Planet September 2004 recommends that ... Careful: this is by far no budget anymore! Great lower middle-class option though.
Super clean, free internet access, hot showers and towels provided
- Reviews: 378
Albergue juvenil: Nice hostel near the center
This family run hostel is right in the center, and is really cheap. Dorm beds cost 35 pesos, bed in 4-bed room costs 40 pesos, and 2-bed private room costs 85 pesos. Showers are shared, but ther were very few other guest so it was nearly a private bath.
And there is a kitchen so you can prepare you own meal.
- Reviews: 1
Sol y Luna Guest Inn: special hideaway
As we walked into the main patio of Sol y Luna we were so impressed and surprised by the colors and the welcome that was given to us by the owner. The rooms are superbly decorated with art from around the world. The breakfast and gardens added to the excellent relaxed atmosphere. A must stay for those wanting an elegant home away from home.
The collection of orchids is the best we have ever seen with a thousand plants. When we visited there were forty different species blooming. The breakfasts were feasts and different each day. The shower with its never ending HOT water was a treat after a day of sightseeing.
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