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Reviewed 16 November 2014

I had an amazing time staying in Akumal Hostel. It was my second time in San Cristobal and it couldn't have been better. I planed to stay for 2 days and ended up staying in the hostel for one week. Manuela is an absolutely sweatheart, caretaking und helfully. It felt more like home and staying with friends than just strangers.... More 

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Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

When in San Cristobal stay here! And if they don't have space for you go there anyway to simply hang and participate in that instantly homely atmosphere. Facilities as well as location, breakfast, price and personnel (incl. dog) are top notch!

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Reviewed 31 October 2014

Stayed here in a private room for 2 nights with my partner. Initial impressions were fairly good - as previous reviewers have said; this is a cosy, friendly hostel and the layout/atmosphere encourages social interaction between guests which we liked. The room was spacious and fairly well-appointed, and the breakfast was delicious (lovely freshly-cooked omelette and homemade bread). However, we... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

this was definitly one of nicest little hostels i have been so far. it´s more like a house of friends where everybodys welcome. the location is perfect, very close to everything and the breakfast in the morning is really good. if you go to san christobal, check out this place, it´s great :)

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

The Hostal has a big potential, I blame the staff, I mean they are extremly nice, helpful and really friendly but the Hostal needs more love and attention. The staff are living the same life as the visitors Which is good in a certain way but you probably need to hire a "camarera" guys. I believe pictures are worth a... More 

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

It has been now my third time, staying in San Cristobal and the third time in Hostal Akumal. For me the best choice in this beautiful city. I arrived from Mexico City early in the morning and came right in time to real breakfast time. Self-baked fresh bread, coffee and eggs with vegetables. Best breakfast, thanks Manu. The owners are... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

the best part of this hostel is not the awesome building, or how close it is to everything, or the dog! but the plain and simple fact that you are family at hostel akumal, from first time guest to long term friend, you are treated with the utmost respect, and accepted as part of the family. my stay in san... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I'm not sure if it was because the owners were away & someone was minding this hostel but we (a couple) didn't have the greatest experience here, however the staff were nice enough. We arrived after check-in and were told clean sheets were on their way.. They didn't arrive until 9pm (we were so tired from a 19hr bus ride!)... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Planned to stay 2 nights but ended up staying for 5 nights. Great place, I felt home directly when the owner offered me a beer:). Breakfast is pretty good and beds were nice. It's a small hostel but I consider it the most cozy hostel in Mexico!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

First, Erick is the nicest person ever. He is very helpful, friendly, and will go out of his way to arrange things for you. We got both private rooms and the dorm. The rooms are comfortable, what you would expect from a hostel. The shower is VERY hot, and the internet is one of the fastest we got in hostels.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy our delicious breakfast: homemade wholemeal bread with homemade jam, a delicious egg-dish, organic coffee from regional production and fresh milk and butter.One block away from the central zone and colorful market of Santo Domingo, Hostal Akumal is one of the most centrally located hostels in San Cristobal.Its harmonious atmosphere offers tranquility one step from the exciting downtown life.As the hosts share this house they treat the building and its inhabitants as their home and family.You can expect to curl up in front of the fireplace on one of Chiapas cool, crystal clear nights, enjoy the sun on the patio or the garden-like terrace. Prepare a delicious meal in our fully equipped kitchen, organize your travel plans in the practical book and computer corner or on the comfy couches in the candle-lit living room: The uncomplicated ambience of this place makes you get involved with other guests quickly. check in: 6:00 amcheck out: 12:00breakfast includedcredit cards not accepted ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Akumal

Address: Av. 16 de Septiembre | Between Gautemala y Venezuela, San Cristobal de las Casas 29240, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Southern Mexico > Chiapas > San Cristobal de las Casas
Price Range: $16 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Hostal Akumal San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas
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“Private room has the best mattresses”
 of 5 bubbles Troste, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I was in the dorm room, but slept a few nights in the privates as well, they all work, but nothing compares with the hot showers and the atmosphere of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles Frederikvandeurs, 20 May 2014 | Read review
“Would recommend the private room that opens to the roof terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles helensadowski, 20 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Visit San Cristobal on weekends”
 of 5 bubbles Josho23, 13 Oct 2013 | Read review
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