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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...
HI - San Cristobal de Las Casas - Hostel Posada Mexico
"… hot water, free safety deposit box and lockers as well as Internet access. We also receive international calls for our guests, big TV and DVD area, a beautiful communal garden, a roof top patio, pool tables and a wonderful library. This is a colonial house, declared as a Historical Monument in the city with beautiful gardens to rest and relax, our breakfast is a buffet now, including;eggs, juice, cereal, bread, butter, coffee, milk...
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...
Barrio el Cerrillo
"… become a champion - 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 neighboring countries. Many travellers say they feel at home here and...
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." … "… toast, butter, etc) Hostal La Casa de Paco offers to their guess: - Female Dorm with 12 beds - Male dorms 16 beds, shared...
Posada Leon de Jovel
Barrio Santa Lucia
"… a TV room for relaxing. The owners have good relations with many Spanish schools in the vicinity and are able to assist you with organising 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...
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." … "… options, which are suitable for all families, individual travelers or groups of different sizes. We guarantee spacious accommodations in the private rooms with ensuite bathrooms or in the rooms and large dorms with shared...
Maria Adelina Flores #24
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...
Hostal Tata Inti
"Beautiful house of two levels andf terraza roof, with ideal location at the historic and cultural center of San Cristobal de las Casas. 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 guides and maps, tv 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. In the mornig we offer coffee and regional bread so you can wake up and enjoy some of the best flavors of San Cristobal. We offer free wifi and a computer with internet access so you can be connected with your friends and send them updates about your trip. Please Note: Check in time: 14.00pm...
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...
"… and are now back in San Cristobal with a new homestay-style hostel offering all the warmth and comfort of a homestay with the facilities that you expect from a hostel: kitchen, good wifi signal, sun terrace, laundry facilities, reading room, cable TV, dvd, ps3, table football, parking, no curfew, and your pet is welcome. We offer only 4 rooms with a shared bathroom and seating area, all located on your own private floor of our...
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
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Comitán #11 barrio
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...
La Grigua B&B
Barrio de Mexicanos
"… the heart of Chiapas follow The Mayan Route (Ruta Maya) to Guatemala. Walk through La Grigua's big luxurious garden to an independent entrance which leads to two double bedrooms and a guestroom with two single beds. All guestrooms have their own private bathroom and if necessary an extra bed can be added to the doubles. camere2.jpg What else does lagrigua offer? For an even more comfortable stay there is the use of the living room...
"Tuxtla Aeropuerto a san cristobal de las casas o si no de la central de autobuses tomas un taxi o puedes venir caminando por la avenida insurgentes rumbo al norte y una cuadra antes del zocalo en la calle dr jose felipe flores das vuelta a la dereche y en el numero 26 ahi estamos en la puerta dice Casa Jardin" … "… bathroom triple and quad private rooms w / shared bathroom and a bedroom with a capacity of 5 persons. Guests have...
Hostel del Abuelito Centro
"… a frontal bar area (with free wifi), a lounge with a large screen tv and large dvd selection(also netflicks for on demand movies) then there is a rear garden area with plants and trees and a large covered area. There is also a Pool table, hammocks a nice bbq grill and other amenities out in the back to provide the ultimate experience for hostel guests. The Kitchen is probably one of the most fully equipped kitchen you can find in...
Posada del Abuelito
"… culturally responsible visits to local Indigenous villages and more! We also offer on-site MASSAGE. Facilities include: an immaculate 9 bed dormitory, private rooms with shared bath and private rooms with en-suite bath. Guests enjoy the use of a clean, community kitchen, warm fireplace and HOT water 24 hours per day. All rooms are equipped with electrical outlets, bath towels, extra blankets and hangers. There are several...
"Very pleasant! - Posada Ganesha is quiet, very clean and secure, and the staff are helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!" … "Posada Ganesha is a small hotel inspired by a fusion of Hindu art and traditional San Cristobal colonial architecture, providing a place for rest, convenience and relaxation - created for people who enjoy original accommodation and who seek the feeling of a home. Is Located next to all interest places in...
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...
"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,...
La Catrina Posada Bed & Breakfast
"… 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, dvd�s and a huge selection of movies, Xbox and some games, Wi-Fi Internet, Hot Water 24 hours, use of the Kitchen,...
"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, caba�a,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...
"Here is your alternative to high-priced hotel rooms. We are located within walking distance of the heart of beautiful San Cristobal de las Casas. There is a fully-equipped kitchen for your use until 11 p.m. every day of the week. Relax in our 'sala' by the fireplace. Read a good book or watch T.V. Breakfast every day includes cereal, milk, fresh-squeezed orange juice, bananas and coffee. Our computer is available 24 hours per day. We...
"… 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,...
"… 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...
"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!" … "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...
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." … "… is also available. Additional amenities at...
"… around San Cristobal de Las Casas and marvel at its beautiful colonial buildings, magnificent temples and public places. 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: 72hours. Check in time: 14pm Check out time: 12pm Breakfast Not Included. Taxes Not Included. Kids from 0 to...
"… 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 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...
"… 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 Access, cable...
Hotel Villas Esperanza
"… is a Beautiful hotel blends colonial and contemporary architecture. Located ten minutes from the historic center of San Cristobal de Las Casas. It features Mexican food restaurant and thirty single, double, triple and quadruple on three villas, each room is equipped with TV, private bathroom, coffee maker , heating, Wi-Fi and room service. No pets allowed. All our rooms are non smoking rooms, but we have an smoking area...
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...
Axkan Arte Hotel
"… rooms with double bed and two with king size bed, all with Led TV 42 'and Sky service, telephone, wireless internet, room service and panoramic view. We are located in the traditional neighborhood of Santa Lucia, a half block from the 'Plaza del Mariachi' and candy and crafts market, very close to the tourist center and turistic walks. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 48 hours. Minimum stay: No Check In time:15:00....
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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