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About San Cristóbal de las Casas
San Cristóbal de las Casas, usually shortened to San Cristóbal, is one of the most popular destinations in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Colonial architecture and a leafy zócalo give it a distinctly Spanish feel, yet much of the population and many of the most interesting surrounding sites are Mayan. Add in a healthy dose of American ex-pats and foreign travelers and you've got a dynamic cultural montage. What's more, San Cristóbal, with its almost chilly weather, will delight those who want to experience Mexico while seeking to avoid the heat that accompanies much of the country.
The city provides plenty of shopping, with souvenir markets offering local handicrafts and art, including many textiles and beautifully embroidered clothes. Zapatista dolls, t-shirts, and other memorabilia honor the mask-wearing, left-wing Zapatistas who made an international name for themselves in the nineties by fighting -- at times rather forcefully -- for indigenous rights.
Architectural and cultural delights abound in the historic city center, including a number of churches and gardens to explore and viewpoints to climb to. The people are proud of their marimba music, so keep your ears open. Restaurants serve good regional food and set menus often have the best prices.
Hostels in San Cristóbal are plentiful, though slightly more expensive than in some other regions of the country. The many hostels in San Cristóbal are a great base in the city for exploring the fascinating surrounding region. One popular destination is San Juan Chamula, where many men still wear traditional sheepskin tunics, and the church is full of devotees burning carefully selected combinations of colored candles, depending on what they're praying for. Another great day trip is to the Cañon del Sumidero, a boat trip past jungle, waterfalls, sheer rock cliffs a kilometer high, and maybe some crocodiles. You can also reach many of the local villages by colectivo (public transportation vans with semi-regular routes).
Whether you want to relax in the cool temperatures, immerse yourself in Mayan culture, study Spanish, or learn about the Zapatistas, San Cristóbal is a great place to do it.
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Rossco Backpackers Hostel
Barrio de Mexicanos
"The aptly named Backpackers Hostel is an ideal budget choice for travelers to San Cristobol de las Casas, Mexico. Located just five minutes' walk from the beautiful Temple de Santa Domingo and the Municipal Market, and ten minutes' walk from Zocalo, the cities main sites, eating places, and nightlife are well within walking distance! Unfortunately the main bus station is on the other side of town, and while within walking distance, heavy...
Posada Mi Casa
"… de las Casas, in the middle between the markets and the central park. Experience long relaxed mornings and afternoons under the sun, walks on the mountains and chocolates when the rain pours down. Get in love with the towns ever changing life, with the new aquintances and with all the unexpected things. With the blue sky which you can feel so much closer hiking on the sourraunding mountains. With the colors and the flavours and...
"… metres from San Cristobal Cathedral. Inspired by Hinduism, it offers yoga classes and relaxing massages. Each functional room and dormitory at Posada Ganesha has wooden floors and views of the garden. All rooms include bed linen and a lamp, and all have access to shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the guest house. There is a communal kitchen where you can prepare meals. The 24-hour reception can arrange...
Posada del Abuelito
"… horseback-riding, rock-climbing trips, hiking, visits to the local Amber mines, culturally responsible visits to local Indigenous villages and more. Many tours are unique and only found in Posada del Abuelito! -Facilities/Services: Facilities include: an immaculate 9 bed dormitory,NEW Girls dormitory(4 pax), private rooms with shared bath and private rooms with en-suite bath. Providing a Prefect combination for all your...
Barrio el Cerrillo
"… become a champion eventually, then relax in a hammock in our garden, make friends by bonfire at night or enjoy San Cristobal's night life with your new friends and our staff. We have all kind of tours on offer: both conventional and alternative. Moreover, we are always happy to provide advice on how to optimise your stay in San Cristobal, as well as travel in Mexico and neighbouring countries. Many travellers say they feel at home...
"Very pleasant! - Posada Ganesha is quiet, very clean and secure, and the staff are helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!" … "… will be quiet and restful. We book tours to nearby attractions, including native Mayan villages. We also operate as a Yoga centre, with Hata and Kundalini yoga sessions every day. Ganesha offers comfortable accomodations, warm, and well lit, with views of the gardens. In Ganesha Posada, you will...
"Friendly and informal - I'd go back to this place. We booked the upstairs room with private bathroom. It's a bright and attractive, the manager is really friendly. It's a very informal set-up but that made it comfortable." … "… on one of Chiapas cool, crystal clear nights, enjoy the sun on the patio or the garden-like terrace. Prepare a delicious meal in our fully equipped kitchen, organize your travel plans in the practical...
Hostal Tata Inti
"… Cristobal de las Casas. Tata Inti is famous for its homelike ambient. Come and drink a cup of the best coffee in twon. . Extra Services: Full equipped Free kitchen, Free Internet and Wi-Fi Zone, three bathrooms with hot water 24 hrs. area for cloth handwashing. Books and Music exchanging. Bike Tours and bikes for Rent. Artesania Shop. Common Areas: Dinner Room, Library and Lecture room with travel guides and...
"Our bookshelf will be waiting for you with several books to enjoy and exchange in the case you want to continue reading along your trip. We offer free wifi and, if you dont carry yogur laptop with you, se hace a cibercafs where you can connect with your friends and send them updates about your trip. Please Note: Check in time: 14.00pm Check out time: 11.00am Taxes not included Cash only accepted as payment upon arrival Smoking is...
Hostal La Casa de Paco
"Very basic hostel with nice staff - I was disappointed a bit by this hostel. I had high expectations because of the ratings online and I found it to be lacking in amenities. The beds are not comfortable and the blankets aren't enough (I used ones from empty beds). There is only wooden or metal furniture to sit on an the only semi warm place to sit is the kitchen. Paco and the staff are very friendly. The breakfast is not good -- a single...
Posada Leon de Jovel
Barrio Santa Lucia
"… a month in San Cristobal. Please ask about our long-stay rates on arrival. The tariff includes: Bed Linen Towel Hot Water Wi-Fi Luggage Storage Use of the well equipped kitchen, terrace and TV room 24 hours a day All rooms are private, facing out onto a hammock and flower filled courtyard. All have been uniquely decorated and newly furnished. At the moment we have recruited a new member of staff, a former street dog,...
Hostal los Camellos
"… safety and comfort, affordable prices and kindness! From experience, we all know that many hostels do not provide what they pretend to offer, so we prefer to offer few services but quality! Sevices include: -Hot water 24h -Drinking water24h -WI-FI -Luggage storage -Kitchen with coffee/tea (7h30-22h30) -Safety box & lockers -board games, book exchange...
"Hostel Erni is certainly more of a homestay than a hostel and its success lies in its personal touch and friendly, generous owners who appreciate what the needs of backpackers. The Location Located in the centre of San Cristobal, the unassuming-looking Hostel Erni is a short walk from all the main sights. The bus station is walkable but it’s probably far enough to consider a taxi if you have heavy luggage or are arriving at night. The...
Puerta Vieja Hostel
"Puerta Vieja Hostel is for everyone who wants to meet other travelers, party, and be spoiled with great food! The Location The hostel is located two minutes away from the main square of San Cristobal and you can easily access the town from the hostel. Next to the hostel are some coffee shops and a big supermarket, where you can buy drinks and food for cooking and all the necessities. Besides that, there are local restaurants in walking...
Barrio de Mexicanos
"… for five tents. We have private rooms (one of which is an adobe cabana in the garden) and two dormitories (one mixed and a female only dorm). Please note: Check-in time 12 pm. If you arrive earlier you are welcome to use all the facilities available until your room/ bed is available. Check out time 11am We accept only cash on arrival Cancellation Policy 2 day before arrival. Breakfast is not included. Taxes are not...
La Terraza Hostel
"… a place to sleep, is a meeting place where you rest, one lives, shared, exchanged ... you will enjoy! It is the house where you can appreciate the beauty of San Cristobal and you find a home where family and friends are. La Terraza Hostel take place in a colonial mansion in the typical beautiful architecture. World travelers who enjoy their stay in San Cristobal, as we provide rest and relaxation in a family environment. Please...
"… with bathrooms for men and women, hot showers 24 hours a day, five common rooms, garden area, fireplace lounge bar, two living room TV / DVD, terrace grill and Mexican cuisine. Our features include individual lockers and locks, free towels, linens and duvets, free coffee all day, free breakfast, free WiFi and cable TV movies. We offer book exchange, free maps, advice and TOURS for major natural attractions in Chiapas, the...
Hostel Posada Qhia
"… Much quieter than others, everything is spotless. You enter a leafy courtyard with a fountain in the middle where fish swim. You can also enjoy the sun terrace and admire the mountains, prepare small dish in the kitchen or enjoy a barbecue. The communal sitting area awaits you with cushions and fireplace. The mixed dorms are spacious and airy with private lockers for every guest. Really lovely and cozy place .Une...
Yaxkin Hostel San Cristobal
"… beds) , and cable TV . 4) 2 rooms with 2 double beds (bunk beds ) 5 ) 1 room with 2 single beds (bunk beds) 6) 1 mixed dormitory with 6 single beds (bunk beds )and lockers. 7) 1 mixed dormitory with 6 single beds (bunk beds) and lockers. 8) 1 dormitory with 4 single beds (bunk beds), only for women and lockers. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will...
Deja Vu International Hostel
"… on if you’d rather be up early or sleeping past midday, and starting from just 70 Peso’s a night. Why not come experience a little Déjà vu? Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out until 12:00. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included....
Hostal Luna Nueva
"Newly renovated house from early 1900 in the historic center part of San Cristobal. Personal attention from the owners. We are 5 minutes walking distance from the pedestrian zone Santo Domingo and Real de Guadalupe, where you can enjoy a lively night life, drink wine or eat at any of the many restaurants. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first...
13 Cielos Hostel
"… shared bathroom. *Deluxe Family Room All options includes closet and lockers inside. For the hungry guest, we have toasts with jelly and the best cup of coffee in town for free. Extra Services: Information Desk with free maps of the city. Arrangements for 1 day local tours. Shuttle transportation to Guatemala every day. BBQ ang Grill 13 Cielos Hostel is located in the centre of San Cristobal. At three blocks...
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Hostel Las Palomas
Barrio de la Merced
"A paloma is a tasty tequila-based drink, but if a crazy party is what you’re looking for, Las Palomas probably isn’t your spot. This hostel has a homey feel with a welcoming and friendly local staff that truly wants you to enjoy your stay. But perhaps the name is suitable after all -- “paloma” means “dove” in Spanish, and this hostel definitely provides a peaceful stay. The Location A five-minute taxi ride from the main bus terminal or...
Mango Click Hostel
"… Free WiFi - Hot showers - Cleaning - Kitchen - Laundry - Bed linen - Lockers - Save-luggage - Meals available - Outdoor Terrace - Postal service - Light Reading - Safe - Coffee / tea - Tour desk - Towel hire - Towels provided Please note : Cancellation Policy: 72hours before arrival, early departure or no show, will be charged 1 night of stay. Cash , credit and debit cards payment accepted on arrival....
Barrio Santa Lucia
"… small veg project and hens at the back of the garden also. We have free wifi for guests, arrange weekly group trips to local villages, ecological reserves and beautiful spots outside of San Cristobal. Of course we also arrange tours with local companies free of charge to guests and are more than willing to provide you with any local information and directions. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a...
La Catrina Posada Bed & Breakfast
"… a friendly staff ready to help you. All of our bedrooms have private bathroom. And you can choose between a shared and a private room. In addition, for your comfort we have a female exclusive shared dormitory for 4 persons. We are exactly 10 blocks from the Central Bus Station. Almost 15 minutes walking. A taxi from de Bus Station charges you between $20- $25 pesos. All our guests can use the whole services of the Hostal that...
Posada Mexico Hostel
"Posada Mexico is a tranquil hostel -- airy and open, with beautiful gardens/common areas. The location is good. You could walk from the bus station (but it’s not too expensive to take a cab) and it’s quite close to the center. The staff/owners are warm, welcoming, and accommodating. They have free internet that is reasonably fast and lots of books that you can borrow or exchange. They have a DVD player -- you have to pay for it,...
"… HOSTEL PRICES!! Ubicated in one of the colonial neighborhoods of the historic center from sancristobal de las casas, great atmosphere in the property, like home. Around the place is quiet and nice... you can walk to go anywhere like downtown, museums, and other places to visit. We Have Daily Tours At Low Prices And Starting At Posada 'SANCRIS', To San Juan Chamula Village, Sumidero Canyon, Montebello Lagoons, Palenque,...
Hostal Posada Colonial
"… the internet or simply read a book in the hammock whilst enjoying the city views from the terrace. And when you get hungry, we prepare you with some traditional dishes from the region. Hostal Posada Colonial has 10 private rooms, all of them have private bathrooms. In total we have 15 beds and can host 26 persons per night. We have available 1 room with a double matress. 4 rooms with a double and a single matress. 1 rooms with 2...
"Posada Victorius is a property of recent construction with great lighting, tailored to your needs. It is located in the city center, ideal for people who want to enjoy more quiet at an affordable price. We are distinguished by our good service. Clean and comfortable, it all the services: WiFi, cable TV, common kitchen, dining room, hot water 24h and parking. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice Payment upon arrival...
B&B Le Gite Del Sol
"Great! - I heard from a friend who goes there every year that the place is just great! simple but great help available and personnel very friendly and helpful!" … "Not friendly and not comfortable - I stayed here one night Oct 21/11 and would not stay again. This is an example of how a place rides on a guidebook listing. Don't believe all rooms have hot water 24 hrs & don't believe a wonderful breakfast. I found the staff unfriendly...
Posada Las Casas
"Hotel Posada Las Casas economy class accommodation, family accommodation run by its owners, Betty and Blanca, warmth, comfort and safety distinguish us, we, your home in San Cristobal de las Casas.Only 4 blocks separate us from the center of this wonderful city will never forget, "The Magic City" offers a unique experience, know the indigenous culture of southern Mexico, costumes, crafts, traditional cuisine, authentic and...
"… Tour the Canyon Sink and 2a. Night of lodging. Day 3: Tour to the ruins of Palenque, Agua Azul and 3rd. Night of lodging. Day 4: Tour to Lagunas de Montebello and 4th. Night of lodging. Day 5: Tour of Indian Peoples. and 5th. Night of lodging. 1 bottle of wine (complimentary) Natural cosmetics chest (per room) These tours can be booked in the hotel and have a minimum stay requirement. We offer: - Comfortable rooms (TV with cable,...
Axkan Arte Hotel
"… 24 hours hot water, SKY TV, wireless Internet, complimentary coffee at lobby from 7am to 9am and spacious areas for reading, font desk open 24 hrs for your service 18% taxes already included in rates if no show, early departure or cancel 48hrs before arrival, will be charged 1 night of stay 2 kids under 10 years stay free sharin room with their parents. Art Hotel has a total of 18 comfortable rooms, 16 double rooms with double bed...
Hotel Plaza Molina
"A wonderful place for lovers on a break! Please note: Check In time Felible Check Out time 12 noon We accept only cash upon arrival Cancellation Policy 3 days Breakfast is not included Tax is included" … "… of the hotel next to the market prol insurgents 'merposur' which is located at the entrance of the city by bus the bus arrives from Tuxtla to San Cristobal and the terminal asks for a taxi will charge $ 20.00...
San Cristóbal de las Casas Travel Tips & Suggestions
San Cristobal is the most magical destination in mexico. The nature alone is enough to seduce you, but on top of it, you will meet the most wonderful, humble people, beautiful (and very affordable) artesenias (crafts), delicious food, amazing architecture, and overall tranquility. If you are fed up with the "Cancun" travel scene, visit San Cristobal, you are in for a special treat.
— La Coleta Adoptiva
San Cristobal de las Casas is such an amazing town filled with bright colors, friendly people, and a variety of music. December couldn't have been a better time to visit considering all of the holiday festivities. It is definitely worth time spent traveling. Don't miss this beautiful oasis.
— Chico Gal
San Cristobal is beautiful.
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