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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...
"…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.
Posada del Abuelito
"… kitchen as of 2013(Best around!), warm fireplace and HOT water 24 hours per day with good Pressure in Showers. All rooms are equipped with electrical outlets, FREE bath towels, extra blankets and hangers. There are several places to sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful patio and lovely garden and see the Humming Birds! Guests are welcome to spend the chilly nights in front of the fire in our Living room – drink wine, roast marshmallows, use...
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 here and...
"Very pleasant! - Posada Ganesha is quiet, very clean and secure, and the staff are helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!" …"…Ganesha offers comfortable accomodations, warm, and well lit, with vie
"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 tha
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 maps, TV...
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 comforta
Posada Leon de Jovel
Barrio Santa Lucia
"Posada Leon de Jovel provides an ideal, economical, and fun stay close to the center of San Cristobal De Las Casas. Although slightly cheaper options can also be found in San Cristobal, we would defi
Hostal los Camellos
"…-Money exchange -Tourist information -Tours (travel agencys price) Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h. Check in: 2pm Check out: 11am Only Cash payment accepted upon arrival. Taxe
"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 Cri
Barrio de Mexicanos
"…Cancellation Policy 2 day before arrival. Breakfast is not included. Taxes are not included If your bus out of San Cristobal is after checkout you are of course welcome to use the facilities an
La Terraza Hostel
"…Check out before 12:00. Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash in Mexican Pesos. Breakfast included. Taxes included. General: No curfew." …"…Insurgent
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 adresse...
Yaxkin Hostel San Cristobal
"… 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 (bunk beds), only for women and lockers. Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a...
Deja Vu International Hostel
"… you’re entirely supplied for however you choose to spend your time within the hostel. Accommodation is your choice of dormitory’s or private room’s, each dormitory has its own advantages depending 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...
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
"… 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 from the main plaza just around the corner of Real de Guadalupe. 13 Cielos Hostel Polices & conditions: Check in time starts at 08:00 to 23:00 ....
"… Zocalo. We love children. Baby cot available for free. Children's area in the garden and toys on site. Children 2-12 stay for free but $30 MEX/day will be charged for breakfast. Posada Mirador Policies and Conditions: Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - 18.00% Breakfast included. General: No curfew....
"…Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: The keys must to stay at the reception. You can have the entra
"…Snail Hostal is located in the best city location, just in downtown... in the same square you can find galleries, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and really near you can go walking and find the cent
"…Cash only accepted as payment upon arrival Smoking is permited in some areas of the hostel. Reception is open 24hours.No pets allowed. Book exchange service" …"…If you arrive by bus: Walk Insurgen
"Great time. - It's very close to the markets (crafts and fresh foods). Close to city center and zocalo. Great breakfast (something different every day and you can eat another serving if you ask). Always coffee and tea available. Just make sure that you use the showers in the second floor as they have the best pressure more consistently." …"… travelers, wishing to enjoy to the fullest your time with us. Please note: Check in: 7:00 am....
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
"…Check in 13:00 hrs Check out 12:00 hrs American Breakfast Included. 18% Taxes are not included in rates, will be charged at check in time. 2 kids under 11 years stay free sharing room with th
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 late...
La Catrina Posada Bed & Breakfast
"…Advise about arrival time. Check in time at 10am. Check out time at 12pm. Pay cash on arrival." …"…We are in the corner with Josefa Ortiz Avenue. If you don't want to walk, a taxi from the Bus St
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,...
La Casa Di Gladys
"Lots of things improved - I'm visiting hostelz.com regularly to check on the accomodation options available at my next destination. Same was for San Cristobal. I arrived there and ran into Alex, who actually works for the Casa di Gladys, they do call it Planet Hostel now though. After what he told and showed me, it looked all well and I took a taxi there, but the driver never found it, so I ended up at the Posada Mexico, which is an okay...
"…breakfast included credit cards not accepted cancellation policy 48 hours +25 pax groups bookings accepted" …"To get the Posada Sancris Property you can take a taxi, asking for Posada Sancris in
Hostal Posada Colonial
"…Enjoy our colorful and sunny terrace, where you will meet travellers from all over the world, surf the internet or simply read a book in the hammock whilst enjoying the city views from the terrace.
"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...
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 with all...
B&B Le Gite Del Sol
"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 computer with Internet. The hotel owner gave me same good advice. He booked for me two one day trips at a good price. At my request, he called to the hotel in another...
Posada Las Casas
"…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
"…Enjoy the best of Chiapas staying in this charming hotel offers you comfortable rooms, restaurant and quiet gardens that will stimulate your relaxation. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 72hou
Axkan Arte Hotel
"…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 H
Hotel Plaza Molina
"…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" …"…Kitts and subsequently takes an hour
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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