Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer Hannah
Address: 23 Diego de Mazariegos, San Cristóbal de las Casas (San Cristobal las Casas), Chiapas, Mexico
Coordinates: 16.736504, -92.640139 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Puerta Vieja Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:Puerta Vieja Hostel at Hostelworld Puerta Vieja Hostel at Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub
Staff is great and interaction with others is easy.
The first 2 nights I spent in the dorm and while the beds are comfortable there was too much distraction for me, some people were sick. I switched to a private room shared bath for the next 4 nights which was perfect for me. The breakfast, dinners, and the specials each night brought the hostal together more than any other I have stayed at, allowing for an easy connection with others. I will stay there again. Nigel is the most important reason for why this hostal stands out, not to say the rest of the staff do not do an excellent job. Thanks to all of you for your service and kindness.
Puerta Vieja Hostel is for everyone who wants to meet other travelers, party, and be spoiled with great food!
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 distance, and of course all the restaurants and nice coffee places in the main walking street and the main square. The hostel itself is next to a street corner and you can easily miss it. Locals know the hostel, and if you pay close attention you can see the outside sign and then just need to follow the corridor to the inside. The hostel is basically a big inside area with the building around the inner courtyard.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms and whether dorm or private are fairly big and are with taste. There is a wooden floor and a tweedy stone wall, which fits in with the good taste of the hostel overall. The bathrooms, separated men and women, are big and have a lot of toilets and showers. Also they are very clean and have a hook inside for the cloth.
The main common area is huge. You find a couch, some tables with benches and chairs, and also some comfortable armchairs. Also there is an outside area next to the bar, where you can relax in the garden and sit around there. We believe in the garden is where the yoga course is. You will also find a big kitchen where people can cook at the same time. We're not sure if you really want to, since the hostel has a chef who is offering proper meals for a good price certain days out of the week.
Puerta Vieja is as good as described above, and the people managing it know what is necessary and are in the process of improving the hostel and making the stay even more pleasant. The hostel is very clean and the vibe is very pleasant. It is one of the hostels where people plan on staying for a few days and end up staying there long term.
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.
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.
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