Puerta Vieja Hostel

Top choice hostel in San Cristóbal de las Casas
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A spacious, modern, traveler-savvy hostel in a high-ceilinged colonial building with a large garden strung with hammocks, kitchen, temascal (pre-Hispanic steam bath) and sheltered interior courtyard. Its dorms (one for women only) are a good size, and the rooftop ones have fab views. Six private rooms have one queen and a bunk bed. There's occasional karaoke in the garden.

Information from Hostelworld


Puerta Vieja Hostel is your best choice to experience San Cristobal from the very heart of the city centre. We are only one block away from the main square and a five minute walk to the main pedestrian areas where the best bars, restaurants and clubs in the city are. 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 every traveller’s needs. The fun and friendly atmosphere will make you feel comfortable immediately, along with our accommodation options, which are suitable for all - families, individual travellers, couples or groups of different sizes.

We guarantee spacious and comfortable accommodations in the private rooms with ensuite bathrooms or in the private rooms and dorms with shared facilities, within a range of competitive prices and breakfast included.

The hostel has three common areas for travellers to meet and share experiences, chat and have a good time. Chill out on the hammocks in the garden, join us for a drink and good music in the bar, show off your ping-pong skills in the main patio or relax with a good movie in the cinema room.

We offer various events throughout the week including dinner nights and dance lessons, so you´ll surely never be bored at Puerta Vieja!

Please Note:

CANCELLATION POLICY: 72h Advance Notice (after this Period we will proceed to charge, previous notification via email to the customer, the remaining Balance for the First Night in case we can't set the rooms for some other people).

CHANGE POLICY: 48h Advance Notice (is subject to Availability).

Balance Payment upon arrival by Cash, Debit and Credit Cards. All Payments are in Advance.

In case of NO-SHOW and NO NOTIFICATION with at least 72h in Advance, we will proceed to charge the remaining Balance for the First Night.

CHECK-IN from 14:00 to 23:00.

CHECK-OUT before 10:30.

Taxes and Breakfast Included (Choose between Sweet, Savoury or Vegan options that change every day).

Lockers, Keys, Towels and Extra Blankets included with Deposit (refundable on CheckOut).


  • Airport transfers
  • Bbq
  • Board games
  • Book exchange
  • Free breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Common room
  • Dvd's
  • Free city maps
  • Foosball
  • Hot showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Linen included
  • Security lockers
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Postal service
  • Shuttle bus
  • Tours/travel desk
  • Towels included

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Free WiFi available


  • Luggage storage