Hostels in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

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Get to know San Cristóbal de las Casas (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in San Cristóbal de las Casas. To help you make friends with San Cristóbal de las Casas before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? San Cristóbal de las Casas is also named and spelled San Cristobal las Casas - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know San Cristóbal de las Casas (no more

San Cristobal las Casas is a beautiful town nestled into the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico. Here you will find an abundance of things to see and do during your stay; most people stay for at least three days.

The bus station that connects to San Cristobal is only a short distance from the city center. You will find that all San Cristobal hostels are within this city center region, however they are scattered around the town. The town centers around the zocalo and this is also the location of one of the most popular cathedrals within the town to visit. You can walk up the steps at the end of Real Guadalupe to the church or up the steps at the other end of the town to the San Ignacio Church for spectacular views over the city and the mountains.

There are many tour companies that run trips out of San Cristobal, the most impressive of which heads to Sumidero Canyon and the Montebello Lakes. You can also get tours to Palenque from here, but you will have minimal time at the site given the long driving times to get there; a Palenque trip from here is not really worth it. They also do tours to traditional Mayan villages, so you can see how the communities live and the practices they use in their everyday lives.

They have cooking classes, Spanish classes, and a whole range of other activities run by locals so you can get involved and learn about the communities. A word of caution, however; there are many hawkers in the streets and many of them are children. You will also find children scamming money out of tourists for "entrance fees" into places that don't charge a fee and for "books for their school." Locals advise you not buy anything from children or give these children money, as it will keep them out of school and on the streets until the late hours of the evening earning money for their keepers.

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FAQ about San Cristóbal de las Casas Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in San Cristóbal de las Casas. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in San Cristóbal de las Casas. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in San Cristóbal de las Casas costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in San Cristóbal de las Casas with private rooms costs on average $24.
Hostelz.com shows all 41 Hostels in San Cristóbal de las Casas. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
13 Cielos Hostel is the best hostel in San Cristóbal de las Casas for families.
Posada del Abuelito (Hostel) and Puerta Vieja Hostel are the best rated hostels in San Cristóbal de las Casas for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 41 hostels in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. We list for you other cheap places to stay in San Cristóbal de las Casas such as
  • 12 hotels
  • 11 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

Puerta Vieja Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

San Cristóbal de las Casas Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in San Cristóbal de las Casas, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
41 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$24 Average private room price
$3 Cheapest hostel in San Cristóbal de las Casas
Casa Hernández is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in San Cristóbal de las Casas
Puerta Vieja Hostel is the best rated
Most San Cristóbal de las Casas hostels are located in
Barrio de Guadalupe, Barrio el Cerrillo, Barrio Santa Lucia
5.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

La Ventana (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (50 Km / 31 mi.)
Comitan (77 Km / 48 mi.)
Sayulita (109 Km / 68 mi.)
Palenque (111 Km / 69 mi.)
Cunduacan (159 Km / 99 mi.)
El Cuyo (181 Km / 112 mi.)

Travel Tips for San Cristóbal de las Casas - from the Community

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