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Puerta Vieja Hostel

2 Blocks from Square

Brand new Hostel in a stunning Neo-Classic house, with friendly, helping, fun staff willing to make your stay as comfortable, pleasant as possible in our fabulous location: only 2 blocks away from Main Square (Zocalo).

Brand New Youth Hostel

A great ambience, great parties & activities to give you the chance to meet another travelers and make some new friends while you enjoy our many different common areas inside the Hostel, along the City and nearest places.

Private Rooms & Dorms

Our Private Rooms with Ensuite bathrooms cater up to 4 people, whilst Private Rooms with Shared bathrooms catering up to 8 people. We have two Dorms: for Females (up to 12 people) and Mixed (up to 16 people).

Hot Water, Lockers, WiFi, 17 Bathrooms, Kitchen

24 hours Hot Water in all showers; Big-sized Lockers in all Dorms; High-Speed WiFi all around the Hostel; 17 Full Bathrooms distributed throughout the Hostel; Kitchen available for guests to cook their own food.

Dinner, Bar & Chimney, BBQ Grill, Garden & Bonfire

Enjoy World Class Chef's Food cooked in the BBQ Grill and Clay Oven while you have amazing Drinks & Cocktails in our Bar with Chimney, next to the Garden with Bonfire & Hammocks area.

Breakfast, Mojitos & Cocktails Nite, Cinema

Breakfast is included. Activities are daily organized with no curfew. We have a weekly calendar of activities for guests: Mojitos & Cocktails Nite, Cinema & Yoga Lessons: All these completely for FREE!

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Type of Accommodation

Private Rooms & Dorms

Private Rooms Ensuite

All comfort in our Private Rooms Ensuite (with Private Bathroom inside the room) with 24hrs Hot Water. The room has 1 Double Bed and 1 Bunk Bed. It's suitable for 1 and up to 4 people. The room has a TV and a DVD player, so you can ask in reception for some films or documentaries. These rooms are on the Ground Floor. Breakfast, Towels & WiFi are included.

Private Rooms

All comfort in our Private Rooms with Shared Bathroom (Bathroom is outside the room). We have 17 Full Bathrooms distributed throughout the Hostel with 24hrs Hot Water & Privacy, separated for women & men. The room has 1 Double Bed and 1 or 2 Bunk Beds. It's suitable for 1 and up to 4-6 people. These rooms are on the 1st Floor. Breakfast, Towels & WiFi are included.

Mixed & Females Dorms

All comfort in our Dorms (Bathroom is outside the room). We have 17 Full Bathrooms distributed throughout the Hostel with 24hrs Hot Water & Privacy, separated for women & men. The Females Dorm has 6 Bunk Beds (up to 12 people); The Mixed Dorm has 8 Bunk Beds (up to 16 people). These rooms are on the 1st Floor. Breakfast, Towels, Lockers & WiFi are included.

Services & Activities

  • 17 Full Bathrooms

    Distributed throughout the Hostel: 24hrs Hot Water, Privacy & Separated by gender.

  • Garden, Hammocks & Bonfire

    Beautiful Garden with Bonfire & Hammocks to enjoy a sunny day and relax.

  • Bar, Deck & Chimney

    Our Bar is located next to the Garden: it has a Chimney & Deck. Parties are regular here.

  • Courtyard & TV Room

    Just in the heart of the house. Its deck protects you from rain and weather.

  • Chef's Dinner

    Taste World Class Food from our Chef or cook your own food in the Kitchen.

  • FREE Mojitos & Cocktails Party

    Join us in our Mojitos & Cocktails Party every Tuesday & Friday nite. Yes... FREE!

  • FREE Cinema Nite

    Every Monday we play worldwide Documentaries and Films in the garden.

  • Yoga Lessons

    You can practice or introduce yourself to Yoga every Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning.

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Tours Service Everyday

Tours & Transportation

San Juan Chamula & Zinacantán

Departure 09:15 - Aprox. Return: 14:45

Visit the Indian Village of San Juan Chamula for 2 hours (take a walk around the Village and visit the Church).

Visit the Indian Community of Zinacantan for 1 hour and visit a local family.

Includes: ground transportation, entrance fees and english or spanish speaking guide.

Cañón del Sumidero & Chiapa de Corzo

Departure: 09:00 - Aprox. Return: 14:30

Journey on the Grijalva River and through the Sumidero Canyon for 2 hours.

Visit the Village of Chiapa de Corzo, the most ancient in the state of Chiapas, for 1 hour (possibility of having lunch in Chiapa de Corzo or the Pier).

Includes: ground transportation, entrance fees and boat transportation.

Lagos de Montebello & Cascadas del Chiflón

Departure: 09:00 - Aprox. Return: 19:30

Visit the Lakes of Montebello for 3 hours, with time to walk around the area.

Visit the Chiflon Waterfalls for 2 hours (with possibility of swimming and having lunch).

Includes: ground transportation and entrance fees.

Palenque, Cascadas de Agua Azul & Misol-Ha

Departure: 05:00 - Aprox. Return: 21:30

Visit the Agua Azul Waterfalls for 1 and a half hours (with possibility of swimming).

Visit the Misol-Ha Waterfalls for half an hour (with possibility of swimming).

Visit the Archeological site of Palenque for 2 hours.

If you want to be dropped off in Palenque please let us know.

Includes: ground transportation and entrance fees.

Ruinas de Toniná

Departure: 09:00 - Aprox. Return: 19:00

Reception in the Hostel or agency. Transportation to the Archeological zone of Toniná and visit for 2 hours.

Transportation to the City of Ocosingo (possibility of lunch).

Visit to El Corralito Waterfall, which is also surrounded by natural pools, for 1 hour (with possibility of swimming).

This tour requires a minimum of 4 people (more people from the Hostel -or another- may join you to make it possible).

Includes: ground transportation and entrance fees.

Río Las Nubes

Departure: 06:00 - Aprox. Return: 22:00

Reception in the Hostel or agency. Transportation to City of Comitán (with possibility of having breakfast).

Transportation to the Eco Touristic Center Causas Verdes, within the Nature Reserve Las Nubes, and stay for about 5 hours (with possibility of swimming, forest hike to the amazing viewpoints, and having lunch).

This tour requires a minimum of 4 people (more people from the Hostel -or another- may join you to make it possible).

Includes: ground transportation and entrance fees.

Palenque & Jungle Hike, Yaxchilán & Bonampak

Departure: 06:00

We offer different travel packages: from 1 and up to 3 days; departure from San Cristobal and from Palenque; return to Palenque and to San Cristobal; some may include food, accomodation and boat transportation.

Please ask us about the different packages once you are in the Hostel to book it (it's needed because of the logistics).

Includes: ground transportation, entrance fees, local transportation and payment to the communities.

Guatemala Transportation

Departure: 07:30

Transportation by Shuttle or Bus, depending on the number of people, to these different destinations: Quetzaltenango (Xela) (6 hours), Panajachel (Lago Atitlan) (8 hours), Huehuetenango (6 hours), Antigua (10 hours), Chichicastenango (8 hours), Ciudad de Guatemala (12 hours).

Includes: ground transportation.

San Cristóbal - Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport

Aprox. Timing: 01:20 hours

Transportation by Taxi to Tuxtla Gutiérrez Airport. Let us know, at least, the day before your departure to set it.

If you want the transportation from the Airport to San Cristóbal, then contact us via email to set up and schedule it.

Every taxi can take from 1 person and up to 3 people.

Includes: ground transportation.

Terms & Conditions

General Terms & Conditions for Puerta Vieja Hostel

Bookings

Bookings shall be made online through our booking engine, by email or by phone. Please include all necessary details for us to ensure maximum efficiency. We will confirm your booking within one business day.

For group bookings, a status list must be sent 8 weeks prior to arrival and a confirmed name list must be sent 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Terms of Payment

For online bookings through our booking engine, full payment must be paid at check-in.

For individuals (1-9 people), we reserve the right to charge a deposit at the time of booking to confirm the reservation. Full payment must be paid at least one week prior to arrival.

For group bookings (10 or more people), we reserve the right to charge a deposit at the time of booking to confirm the reservation. Full payment must be paid at least 4 weeks prior to arrival, or upon confirmation if booked within 4 weeks of arrival. In the event that the payment is delayed, Puerta Vieja Hostel reserves the right to cancel the booking and withdraw its confirmation of services.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be sent in writing to Puerta Vieja Hostel and are only valid if confirmed in writing by Puerta Vieja Hostel. In accordance with standard practices of the Mexican travel industry, the following cancellation fees apply:

Notice of cancellation – Individuals (1–9 people):

- Less than 48 hours prior to arrival or no-show: 100% of the value of the first night of your reservation.

- In the event of a no-show, the remainder of your reservation will be cancelled automatically.

Notice of cancellation – Groups (10 or more people):

- Less than 4 weeks prior to arrival: 50%.

- Less than 1 week prior to arrival: 100%.

Age Limit

Puerta Vieja Hostel only accepts bookings for those of 18 years of age or over. Those aged 17 years or under must be accompanied by an adult or have original written consent signed by a parent or guardian.

Use of Personal Information

Please note by booking via puertaviejahostel.com you are agreeing for us to look after your personal information. We will not pass on your information to any third parties. All information will be stored accordingly and may be used for internal promotions such as any special offers and or newsletters.

Other

Puerta Vieja Hostel reserves the right to modify its rates for economic purposes, such as currency fluctuations, inflation, or an increase in supplier costs. Any changes in rates will not retroactively affect bookings that have already been confirmed by Puerta Vieja Hostel.

In the event that Puerta Vieja Hostel, under exceptional circumstances, is unable to provide the client with the agreed rooms on arrival, Puerta Vieja Hostel shall locate another room of equal or superior quality at no extra charge. This shall be done only with the agreement of the client.

All parties agree that the venue and jurisdiction regarding any matter related to these terms and conditions shall be where Puerta Vieja Hostel is located, and the laws of Mexico shall govern.

- Earliest check-in time: 13:00

- Latest check-out time: 10:30

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Directions


From OCC Bus Station:

Walk over Insurgentes Street in direction to Zocalo (Main Square), to North. It’s about 10 blocks, until you get Diego de Mazariegos/Francisco I. Madero Street. There, turn left over Diego de Mazariegos Street and walk for 2 blocks and you will get the Hostel in number 23rd, over the right side of the Street. This is a yellow/orange big building just in the corner, 5 de Mayo Street.


From The Airport (By OCC Transport Service):

There is a Shuttles service with OCC Bus Station from the Airport directly to San Cristobal de las Casas’ OCC Bus Station. It’s about 1:20 hrs from the Airport to San Cristobal de Las Casas and they offer different departures every day. Look for the OCC Bus Station service module as soon as you leave the Airport's Arrivals zone.

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Contact


Calle Diego de Mazariegos #23
Barrio de La Merced
San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas; Mexico
C.P. 29240


+52 (967) 631 4335


contact@puertaviejahostel.com

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