Our Hostel is a brand-new Hostel in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas; Mexico. We opened our doors back on November 20th, 2012. San Cristobal de Las Casas has been awarded as the Most Magical Village in Mexico for 2011-2014, so the city can offer so many different ways to live: culture, arts, music, nature and a great chance to meet people from all around the world and to share experiences. Our Hostel is just 2 blocks from mainsquare and offer different services and activities in and out the place.. Our place is an old big neoclassic arquitecture house, with a beautiful big garden, hammocks and grill. We also have been awarded in some websites and companies like TripAdvisor and LonelyPlanet, which is a great motivation for us to keep working hard and improve all the time to bring our guests (and volunteers) the best experience and services.
This project just started with a main idea: to meet travellers and to share experiences. That's why we are doing our best effort to have in our staff people who like to share and to enjoy every moment, and we use to believe we have a big family here, so we are more than happy every time we have the chance to add a new volunteer to our family. It's just amazing. We also believe that quality/comfort is one of the most (if not the most) important side of a trip, and that's why we are working on bring it to our guests. We have had really amazing experiences in our short time with the Hostel, and we definitely believe we are just working and going in the right direction. We also have had the chance to make a lot of new friends; we have had people who have stayed for more than 50 days, or people who have gone and have come back at different times of the year.
It was amazing to volunteer at the puerta vieja, I have other experiences of volunteering but without a doubt that this was the best place, they are respectful, they care about our well being, they offer us comfort and attention in whatever we need. I went to volunteer for a fortnight and stayed for more than a month, simply because I felt at home! Thank you very much for everything and congratulations for the organization and education of all your employees, you deserve all the success in the world! I would definitely come back to puerta vieja
17 days ago
I definitely recommend the volunteering experience in Puerta Vieja Hostel. The hours are respected and the staff and owners are always doing their best in order to improve our experience. The hostel is very dynamic and with a fantastic atmosphere, such as the city of San Cristóbal. The meals offered are really good as well!
18 days ago
It has been an enormous experience for me to be part of the Puerta Vieja family for 2 months. The hostel works very well, with many amenities, good treatment, fluid and direct communication. We have provided a house for volunteers, breakfast and dinner included, discounts on tours and activities. I have felt at home at all times. I highly recommend everyone to live this volunteer experience in Puerta Vieja. San Cristóbal de las Casas seems to me to be a beautiful place, full of culture and cultural diversity that is super enriching.
18 days ago
I spent 2 weeks volunteering in Puerta Vieja and it was a great time. I met a lot of nice international people. I felt like a part of the team because of the very warm people who work there. Everyone speaks English although it was awesome to practice Spanish with locals. After 1 week I asked for changing the schedule because I felt tired because of night shifts and they adjusted it a bit for me. I was glad I had a vegan option for breakfast (tbh not always for dinner). There are plenty of activities at the hostel like salsa classes, live concerts, and temazcal so I'll never gonna be bored.
28 days ago