Puerta Vieja Hostel

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.


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The staff is super friendly and the hostel vibe is amazing. Every night there is a different event at the bar what makes your staying there so much fun. I made a lot of new friends including the workers and volunteers.
They respected the schedules and accurately described what I will be getting when volunteering (food, days off etc). There is time for party and time for work so If you are a responsible person and you want to have fun and make new friends I would definitely recommend this place to you.

Thank you guys for everything and hope to comeback one day :)

3 days ago


todo perfecto, los chicos cumplieron con todo. me llevo un gran recuerdo se san cristobal :)

18 days ago

Quintana Roo

🙌 Es un lugar increíble,limpio, bonito, acogedor, el staff muy pendiente y el equipo de voluntarios con los que conviví llenos de buena energía, el lugar en sí se presta para buenos momentos, en ese bar sucede algo que pareciera mágico para siempre lograr la fiesta, la comida es deliciosa y a todo el equipo que hace de este lugar una experiencia única de verdad gracias.
Me sentí cuidada, conocí gente hermosa y las horas de trabajo realmente valen por todo lo que ofrece.
Si estas pensando en san cristobal de las casas, este lugar lo tiene todo.
Puerta vieja 100% recomendable.

23 days ago


Fue mi primer voluntariado y la experiencia fue genial. Todo el equipo es increíble, es un lugar hermoso y siempre hay actividades muy divertidas en el hostal y en San Cristóbal, súper recomendado. Gracias por todo Puerta Vieja, me encantaría volver.

3 months ago


the best volunteer experience. staff and volunteers is like a big family and all time you enjoy. the hostel have a very good party and good vibes. i ll come back for sure 😁

3 months ago

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