Rossco Backpackers Hostel

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Rossco Backpackers Hostel

Rossco Backpackers Hostel

2.0 star property
Colonial hostel within easy reach of San Cristobal de las Casas Cathedral

8,8/10 Fabulous

35 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
Calle Real de Mexicanos No. 16, San Cristobal de las Casas, CHIS, 29240
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In De Mexicanos
  • San Cristobal de las Casas Cathedral - 8 min walk
  • Plaza de La Paz - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Angel Albino Corzo Intl Airport (TGZ) - 74 min drive

About this property

Rossco Backpackers Hostel

Rossco Backpackers Hostel puts you 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from San Cristobal de las Casas Cathedral. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Other highlights at this Colonial hostel include a terrace and a garden.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Pool table


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Rossco Backpackers Hostel San Cristobal de las Casas
Rossco Backpackers Hostel
Rossco Backpackers San Cristobal de las Casas
Rossco Backpackers
Rossco Backpackers Hostel San Cristobal de las Casas
Rossco Backpackers Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Stuart, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice vibes
Nice vibes
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good Hostel
Only a few blocks from centro, I'm glad I stayed here. The room could be a little cold at times, but there were thick blankets so I didn't mind. There are cheaper options as far as hostels go, but I enjoyed my stay here.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Bedsheets smelled awful this is usually fine for a hostel but during Covid i think it's important to keep sheets changed
Rachel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

SALOMON, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

S, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

SALOMON, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jose De Jesus, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Best hostel in San Cristobal de las Casas
3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Ok, nothing great
Overall, I was disappointed with this hostel. I probably wouldn't stay here again. Pros: - very social, great place to meet people. Nightly bonfire. - fast internet - free breakfast (simple, but does the job) - kitchen facilities - lots of social areas within the hostel - great tours (cheapest place to do a Palenque tour/shuttle in town!) - generally quite cheap - location is probably 10 mins from the centre of town Cons: Basically, I was disappointed with the lodging. We took a private room as it was relatively cheap and good value. - bed linen was dirty - hairs, random pieces of dirt and what looked like dead skin. Not pleasant to have to use sleeping bags in a private room. - bathrooms appear to be cleaned around once a day (generally around midday) - this means that in the evenings and mornings the toilets are near filthy, the bins are overflowing and its smelly. There are only 4-5 toilets for the whole hostel (it is quite large) - the private rooms are in the attic, this means you can't really stand in the room and constantly have to duck. Walls are paper thin, and it sits right on top of the reception. This means every doorbell throughout the evening is heard (and the accompanying dog barks). Perhaps I like things a little nicer, but I don't see why a good social hostel means that basic standards shouldn't be adhered to. The staff were fine. Some very helpful, others a bit stand-offish.
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