posada del abuelito

Welcome to Posada del Abuelito!

*Winner Best Hostel Mexico 2013 and 2018*
*Top 3 hostel North America three years in a row, 2016 ,2017 , 2018*

Winner Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

tripadvisor awards

best hostel mexico

top 3 best hostel north america

Posada del Abuelito is a wonderful, friendly, cozy and charming colonial house to stay offering clean and comfortable rooms and dorms that have been furnished with good taste. It is a very convenient place to stay and meet travelers of all ages and diverse interests searching for quiet, and safe accommodations in a pleasant atmosphere.

We strive to insure that your visit is as comfortable as possible and provide the little extras that we know travelers come to appreciate. We welcome you to this charming home away from home in El Cerrillo, a family-owned business for 2 generations!


Facilities include: an immaculate 9 bed co-ed dormitory, a women’s dormitory (4 pax), private rooms with shared bath and private rooms with en-suite bath. Providing a perfect combination for all your needs at a great value! Among other things, guests enjoy the use of a clean, new community kitchen, one of the best around, a warm fireplace and hot water 24 hours per day with good pressure.

All rooms are equipped with electrical outlets, bath towels, extra blankets, closet/dresser and hangers. There are several places to sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful patio and lovely garden and observe humming birds! Guests are welcome to spend the chilly nights in front of the fire place in the living room – have their favorite drink, roast marshmallows, use the computer or just hang out and make new friends!

*Reading Lamps in Mixed Dorm

Breakfast/other Services

We offer a hearty breakfast with eggs, gourmet bread, cereal, our famous homemade jam, real butter, coffee from a local plantation, milk, tea and fruit. Other amenities include free internet and high speed Wi-Fi service, free purified drinking water, free luggage storage, free lockers in the dorms and on-site laundry facilities for a reasonable fee.

*Wi-Fi has received an upgrade expanding range and amazing speed!

Unique Tours and Info

Friendly and multilingual staff is always happy to assist with tourist information, tour and transport bookings, as well as diverse helpful advice. We have a variety of tours including an expedition to a local coffee plantation, horseback-riding, rock-climbing trips, hiking, visits to the local amber mines, culturally responsible visits to local Indigenous villages and more. Many tours are unique and only found at the Posada del Abuelito.

We work hard every day to make this place better, constantly listening to your suggestions and taking guests’ needs into consideration to improve our service. Our goal is to continue to be one the best places to stay in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas and Mexico!

Please come join us at this beautiful, historic and friendly home in a wonderful warm and relaxed setting. We would love to get to know you and assist you in your travel needs!