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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 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,...
Posada Mi Casa
"… San Cristobal, in the middle between the markets and the central park. You can find double or triple rooms, dorm of max. 5 people, hot water 24h., roof terrace, garden with hamacs and the kitchen (right in the heart of the house) where you'll meet all the other nice and friendly guests of 'Mi Casa' The goal here is to help and make travellers feel good ;-), just like the kind of places I was happy to find on my trips Have a good...
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...
La Catrina Posada Bed & Breakfast
"… 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 are: a common area with sky television, dvds and a huge selection of movies, Xbox and some games, Wi-Fi Internet, Hot Water 24 hours, use of the Kitchen, chimney...
"Posada Ganesha is a space inspired by Hindu art along with the colonial architecture that the city offers, providing a place for rest, convenience and relaxation. Created for people who enjoy original locales and who seek the feeling of a home. we have single and double rooms, cabaa,kitchen, hot water, gardens, lounge room, yoga class hata and kundalini every days . we are so close to the central park, and santo Domingo church,it is the most...
Posada del Abuelito
"… sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful patio and small garden. Guests are welcome to spend the chilly nights in front of the fire in our shared TV room -- where they can watch movies, roast marshmallows, use the computer or just hang out and make new friends. The friendly, multilingual staff is always happy to assist with tourist information, tour and transport bookings and lots of helpful advice! We have a variety of tours including...
Barrio el Cerrillo
"… terraces where you can enjoy your breakfast or just relax. IGUANA HOSTEL can only host 28 people maximum, so we can always take good care of you. Inviting communal spaces also make it easier to make friends and create the family atmosphere. IGUANA HOSTEL is situated in a historic Barrio del Cerrillo, facing Parque de la Marimba, just by Santo Domingo, a church and colourful market of artesania, near the popular public market and...
"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...
Hotel Posada Mexica
Barrio El Cerillo
"… baths, beautiful views, cable TV, internet access, kitchen access, restaurant, cafe and bar and space all in just a minutes walk to the central park, markets, colonial churches, shopping and much, much more! In addition, Hotel Posada Mexica invites you to really know the city of San Cristobal through free city tours offered every day. Want to get to know even more of Chiapas? Come to Mexica Tours, our travel agency, and choose...
"… they treat the building and its inhabitants as their home and family. You can expect to curl up in front of the fireplace 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 book and computer corner or on the comfy couches in the candle-lit living room: The uncomplicated ambience of...
Hostal Tata Inti
"… view. The hostel has an ideal location at the historic and cultural center of San Cristobal de las Casas. Tata Inti is famous for its homelike ambient. Extra Services: Full equiped Free kitchen, Free Internet and Wi-Fi Zone, three bathrooms with hot water 24 hrs. area for cloth handwashing. Books and Music exchanging. Bikes for Rent. Artesania Shop. Common Areas: Dinner Room, Library and Lecture room with travel...
Hostal La Casa de Paco
"La Casa de Paco Hostel B&B is a brand new hostel with a totally friendly philosophy thinking for traveler\'s needs for fell at home with share\'s male and female rooms, twins and single rooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen, 24 hour hot water, WiFi, clean, cheap and safe place. All are welcome." … "… guess: - Mix Dorms 5,6,8 beds share bathroom with continental breakfast - (2) Double bed rooms, with two beds each (2 or 3...
Posada Leon de Jovel
Barrio Santa Lucia
"… a course whilst providing the accommodation for the duration of your stay. Situated in El Centro district of San Cristobal de las Casas you can find all major attractions within walking distance. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 48 hours; late cancellations and no shows will be charged the amount of the first night Check in time: 12pm Check out time: 11am Only Cash accepted as payment on arrival. Breakfast Not...
Hostal los Camellos
"… to always improve, providing cleaning and hygiene, 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...
"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
"Very comfortable - This hostel is still quite new ... which is to say it's spotless and the beds are super comfy! Staff is helpful, breakfast is good, well located, and nice big airy building." … "… 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...
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
"… 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 note :...
"… 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 Sumidero Canyon, Montebello lakes, waterfalls Chiflón, Palenque and blue water waterfalls . We also have luggage storage. Enjoy a friendly, fun, clean and safe for travelers, wishing to enjoy to 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...
Hostel HomeStay Dakota's
"… mornings and evenings, and while you're at the top of the hill you can see one of the most beautiful views of the city and also if you want to use the machine for abs, barbell and eleiptica bike also can do in the hostel If you bus is leaving at night we can store your luggage 4 free. We offer a Safe and Clean place, where you can sleep easy in your private room, You will be able to cook something in the kitchen eat in the dining...
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...
"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...
Youth Hostel San Cristobal
"This hostel is a super clean place with large rooms and comfy beds. Nice, friendly staff and hot water. Cheap." … "The hostel looks really nice. I stayed in a four-bed room without a window. It smelled a bit. The mattresses were fine so I slept good. The worst thing was that we had NO water for most of our stay there! NO water in the showers, but worse was NO water to flush the toillets. You don't want to imagine how it looked/smelled...
Hostel Casa Madero
"It is just steps away from the Zocalo, close to the main institutions and of the most important attractive tourist sights. It is surrounded by the Municipal Government Palace, Municipal Office of Tourism and State ASA as Banks, exchange houses, travel agencies, public transportation and private pharmacies, supermarkets, cafes, bars, clubs, restaurants, theaters, museums , colonial monuments. Please note: Check in time. 14:00 hrs...
"… CLASS ACCOMMODATION TO A 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...
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...
"The host of CasaLuna is a 33 years old swiss woman who has been living in San Cristobal de las Casas for about 8 years, she like to share what she knows about the local area and traveling experiences in Central America. As a nature lover, she can bring on very nice nature walks in diferent ecological parks around San Cristobal where nature has been conserved. As well, furthermore than the ususal local excursion, it can be arranged massages,...
Barrio de la Merced
"… Breakfast (coffee, tea, toast, eggs vegetarian style, some days fruits) Free San Cristobal maps, Free towels, book exchange, luggage storage All rooms are big, decorated with table, chairs, sheets, blankets, Towels, vanity mirror. Dakota's Hostel Can only accept 9 guest max in 4 Roms one with private bath. This Adorned with a Mexican style where you will enjoy rest and relax. Its cozy, charming and newly furnished.Please note...
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!" … "Economical, quiet, and comfortable place to stay. - B&B Le Gite Del Sol has two sites (across the street, but close). I had a single room with a bathroom on the second site. I lived three nights in March 2013, there was always hot water. There was a shared kitchen and free...
"… a single family, four-level home, converted into a comfortable, clean bed and breakfast. An American breakfast is included in the price of your room. We speak Spanish and English. Owner lives on the premises. El Hostalito has 2 dorm types - 5 beds, 6 beds, and can sleep a total of 11 people (no bunk beds). There are a mixture of double beds and single beds, but each bed is limited to one person. Private rooms available - 3...
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...
Hotel María Angelina
"The Hotel Maria Angelina is a small intimate hotel and vivid colors in your decor. It offers different types of rooms to fulfill your needs, whether you're traveling alone or with family to this beautiful place called San Cristobal de las Casas. Standard offers basic rooms with private bathrooms, cable TV and Wi-Fi. It has a restaurant that request to provide basic breakfast." … "… basis. Nearby parking is also available....
"… 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,...
"… or external will be managed and coordinated directly by the hotel staff and charged directly to the account of our guests. We offer furnished apartments with maximum comfort: Check in: 3pm Check out: 1pm Front desk hours service: from 8 am to 9 pm, if you will arrive later you need to specify on your reservation, otherwise the hotel will be closed. Internet access and cable TV All apartments feature with maximum comfort, WIFI...
Hotel Plaza Molina
"A wonderful place for lovers on a break!Please note:Check In time FelibleCheck Out time 12 noonWe accept only cash upon arrivalCancellation Policy 3 daysBreakfast is not includedTax is included" … "… direction of the hotel next to the market prol insurgents 'merposur' which is located at the entrance of the cityby busthe bus arrives from Tuxtla to San Cristobal and the terminal asks for a taxi will charge $ 20.00 and take you...
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...
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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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