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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My experience in Puerta Vieja was really amazing. I met wonderful people and my tasks were simple. Even though there is a big difference between each shift. Some are more easy than others. But I could easily switch them and Dani was always helpful. The only point is the volunteer house which is a bit dirty because no one comes to clean it. But its nice to have this extra space because the hostel is really a social place.
So all in all I would recomend going if you want to connect with international travellers and get to know San Cris :)

13 dias atrás



I had a nice experience volunteering at puerto vieja. The work was really diverse which i liked. It's a really social hostel, i got to meet so many nice people!! And the breakfast and dinner is really good everyday.

1 mês atrás



During my stay, I noticed that the double standards between men and women in this hostel are extremely high and also in my time there lead to a negative work atmosphere. I can only recommend to work there for the other volunteers and especially the kitchen and cleaning staff that give the hostel it’s heart and soul! Because they, and also the beautiful and magical town, where the reason why I extended my stay for 5 weeks :)

2 meses atrás

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I left early because my physical health was bad AND: 1. The volunteer house is a trashed and abandoned old hostel with a few bunk beds. It currently has no working plumbing or drinking water and is a 5+ minute walk from Puerta Vieja. I hope they fix the water issue soon, but the fact that the owner made the volunteers move to a place in that state speaks volumes. 2. sometimes your shift ends at 11pm or 1am and it’s not a safe walk back in the dark, especially if you’re a female volunteer. 3. Felt like I was putting in more than I was getting out.
Thanks for the opportunity, just not for me.

2 meses atrás



Recomiendo ser voluntarios en Puerta Vieja✨

Nuestra experiencia fue increíble y muy acogedora, las horas de trabajo fueron respetadas y las tareas fueron sencillas, viajamos en pareja y nos dieron los mismos días libres y así pudimos salir a conocer del pueblo de San Cristóbal y sus alrededores que nos dejaron impresionados, el staff del hostal son personas muy lindas que nos hicieron sentir en casa, las señoras de la cocina y limpieza son mujeres increíbles y súper amables aparte de que cocinan delicioso el desayuno y la cena♥️

¡Muchas gracias por la oportunidad!

3 meses atrás

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