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San Cristóbal de las Casas
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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
"… 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...
"… linens, writing desk, buro bed, lamp, inciensary, a double bed and wi fi acces. Twin room: with two double beds, the twin room have beds linens, writing desk, buro bed, lamp, inciensary,garden view and wi fi acces. Cabaña: a wood room with garden view, it includes, beds linens, writing desk, buro bed, lamp, inciensary, a double bed and wi fi acces. There´s a choice for every type of traveler. in Posada Ganesha the Breakfast,...
Posada del Abuelito
"… We have a variety of tours including an expedition to a local coffee plantation, 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! *New Tours/Experiences Available – Personalized Bike Tours, Cooking Classes, Add-on Experience of Trekking Through Plalenque....
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...
"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." … "… 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...
Hostal Tata Inti
"… cultural center of San 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...
"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...
Hostal los Camellos
"… 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 box & lockers...
"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 nice - We really liked our stay in this hostel. The stuff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms where big and clean. There was a nice garden and an indoor area. The breakfast was good but on the second day a little bit little. you can decide between a sweet and a salty option. The location of the hotel is very good just 2 streets from the city Center." … "Very comfortable - This hostel is still quite new ... which is to say...
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...
"… 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
"… your space requirements. 1) 1 room with 1 queen size bed , cable TV . 2) 3 rooms with 1 double bed and cable TV . 3) 4 rooms with 2 double beds (bunk 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...
Deja Vu International Hostel
"… 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. No curfew. Pet friendly. Child friendly. Reception is available 24hrs if you arrive late (or early) just ring the bell out front and someone will...
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...
Tata Inti Hostal Intercultural
Francisco I. Madero #58, Barrio de Guadalupe.
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...
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 :...
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
"… Access - 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...
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
"… 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 are: a common area with sky television, dvds and a huge...
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...
"… 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...
"… 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,...
"… City tours, package tours surcharge * Transfer Airport - Hotel - Airport surcharge All tourist services 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...
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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