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Calle 3 bis # 35a - 70, Barrio San Fernando, Cali, Colombia

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172 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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This hostel had a great terrace and the balcony on the dorm was nice. Breakfast was good too. I didn't like the atmosphere or lack there of and the showers were cold all morning. It took half an hour to walk to the historic area.


little terrace with super tiny pool good to chill out


Great hostel! Only negative would be that the 5 bed dorm could have been made a lot better by removing the single bed between the bunks.


Nice. Great free salsa lessons


In the really safe San Fernando area. You get a free beer at check in, as well as a map and info about the city, including where and where not to go, what bus to use etc.


After 4 months travel in South America we can say this has been our favourite hostel. Carolina, Mauricio


Mauricio and Carolina really look after you and make you feel very at home. The roof top terrace is delightful and the free salsa lessons great. The beds are a little hard and there isn't much room in some of the dorms. Good brwakfast served and super clean kitchen with food facilities.


Awesome staff and a great hostel


Very nice staff. Feels like you're home. Owner even got up at 5 o'clock in the morning to say goodbye to us.


Great hostel. They had people working with them that were traveling, so you have lots of resources. The salsa teacher is awesome, and you can't beat a free beer at check in. They really try and accommodate any way they can.

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I came to this hostel with high expectations after it was awarded best hostel in Colombia. In my time backpacking Colombia I can easily say this is nowhere near the best hostel in the country, let alone even Cali. The atmosphere is quite boring, imagine staying at your grandparent's place in an outer suburb. They have more 'rules' than any hostel I've ever been to. And no A/C! So hot, could barely sleep.

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Mr. Zachary Sta. Alexandra You arrived at 4pm and left at 8am the next morning. 16 hr in total. - 18/02/14 to 19/02/14. If you spent 10 hr sleeping, spending 6 hr awake. then ?? Yes, Colombian Hostel has restrictions, no drugs and no sex in the dormitories. sorry if you usually do this in other hostels. Here, guests take part in different activities during the day and, at night, take salsa lessons together before all going out together. must be integrate


One of the best hostels for creating a vibe and a family especially when travelling alone. The staff are someof the friendliest I have met especially Phoebe, if only Cali had more to offer during the day I would have stayed here longer and the breakfast changes daily which is nice. Perfect place to stay if you want to learn salsa and make new friends


This is a fab hostel. Staff are awesome, the place is extremely clean, huge kitchen, great vibe, free salsa and wide, comfy beds. We had fun going to salsa in the evenings with others in the hostel. Highly recommended if you are sociable and are in Cali to have a good time doing salsa and meeting people.


the breakfast is great.. and the owners are very nice.


The staff are fantastic, the beds are comfortable the hostel is in a good location and is very clean and friendly


Our stay at the Colombian hostal was short but abselutely plesant! The hostal Atmosphere is super, the commen rooms and breakfast and dinner tabe made it easy to get to know the other travelers.! I would like to outline the kindness of the staff! They gave us alls the information a traveler can need and even provided us with a breakfast for in the bus back to ecuador!

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excellent hostel in great spot. home away from home. Thanks guys for a great stay


Real good place. Friendly and great place to get to know people. Salsa is good too.

  • 18th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel is excellent. If is impeccably clean, has fast wifi and a large kitchen. The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful and took us all out on Saturday night to their friends house for a BBQ then salsa dancing. I stayed at El Viajero previously and prefer this hostel much more due to the friendly atmosphere and cleanliness. The location that is slightly further to the south does not really matter as taxis are incredibly cheap in Cali. Highly recommended.


Great Staff.. salsa lessons were fantastic..breakfast was amazing!

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