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

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96%

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113 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 99%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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97%

Very helpful staff, nice atmosphere (though not a party hostel), clean, kitchen fully equiped, area looked very safe. Salsa lessons and night out is a plus. Only issue was that temperature in shower seemed not to be balanced (either cold or boiling hot), but maybe I wasn't doing sth right. Highly recommended!


100%

Haven't stayed at a hostel with such great atmosphere in a long time. Mauricio and Carolina are just wonderful. This is a great place to stay to meet people and experience what Cali is all about.

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friend thanks for sharing your great experiences Thanks for choosing to YOUR site colombian hostel accommodation for us is very important to provide all necessary information for our friends who come to visit with great expectations cali Thank you for your joy thanks for enjoying our city I hope you come back soon and always remember SMILING Mauricio _Carolina ;) ;)

100%

Colombian Hostel is a great place to stay in Cali. Everything is meticulously clean and the staff is friendly and approachable. It's in a safe barrio and a 20-30 minute walk or short taxi ride away from most of the attractions in Cali. If you stay there, take advantage of the free salsa lessons every night and the nightly outings to popular salsa clubs. I highly recommend Colombian Hostel!

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bahamas
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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friend thanks for sharing your great experiences with us great days were spent with all our friends, unforgettable experiences Thanks for choosing to YOUR site colombian hostel accommodation thanks for everything always smile Mauricio _ Carolina ;) ;)

100%

This place is brilliant. Easily our favourite in Colombia and probably South America as well! Nice place to chill out and the staff are really lovely. The salsa lessons each night are are great way to get everyone dancing together! Will be back...

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thanks friend for your words thanks for sharing your great experiences with us thanks for your joy hope you come back soon and continue to enjoy our great city Mauricio _ Carolina

100%

very nice hostel, never had such great staff like in this hostel. maurizio takes you out every night, so you will dance salsa every single night! the hostel is in a very safe area, everything is clean, i felt very confortable in that place!

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Thanks for choosing colombian hostel YOUR site preference is very important for us to provide all necessary information I like all people to know our great city and to enjoy the salsa thanks for all friend hope you come back soon .. Mauricio _ Carolina

100%

A really nice and charmy place, super clean, beds very confortable and staff really helpfull, you feel like at home. They serve every day different breakfast and you can use the kitchen as well, it is always clean!! Mauricio, the owner is a pretty nice guy who tries that people feel at home, he teaches salsa every day for free and used to go out with the guests in the nights!I booked two days and finally stayed for two weeks! Also goodlocation

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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thanks for your words always work to show the most beautiful of our culture and our great city cali we are delighted that colombian hostel was to your liking is very important to share and create an excellent environment for all is fun thanks for everything hope you return soon.. Remember always cheerful Mauricio _ Carolina ;)

100%

This place really is a 10/10. Mauricio and his sister Carolina are great managers and the other people working there were really nice and helpful. The hostel has an excellent vibe, we really enjoyed our stay here. It is as clean as you could hope for and free breakfasts were always good. There is plenty of space to chill out but free salsa lessons at night often preceeded a lot of people going out as a group from the hostel, so good party potential here if that is what you're after. Recommended.

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thanks for sharing your joy and your great experiences We are always ready to provide all necessary information to know our great city cali is important that everyone sietan at home and with an excellent atmosphere thanks for all friends hope you come back soon remember always cheerful ;) Mauricio _ Carolina ;)

97%

The hot tub was broken! That was the only down side. Everything else was great. Short walk to public transportation. Maurice draws great maps with perfect directions to anywhere you want to go. We had a great time.

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thanks for your recommendations Thanks for choosing us as your site preferences thanks for everything Mauricio_ Carolina ;)

91%

After having a bag full of valuables stolen at the bus station the hostel was very helpful to us and provided a place we felt safe and at home in to retreat to. The owner personally offered to do anything he could to help us and we are very gratefull to him and the entire staff. Outside of that, there is a really nice community feeling in the hostel, the free salsa lessons were awesome, and it was great being taken out to salsa clubs as a group afterwards!

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Soo how should I start my review - the best hostel I stayed in, absolutely brilliant. If you go to Cali you have to stay here. Owners are amazing, atmosphere is great, place is very clean, breakfast varied and you go for salsa with Mauricio (the owner). Without the hostel and ppl I met in there, I wouldnt think that foundly of Cali. Great for salsa dancing, meeting amazing peopld and playing chess ;)) Highly recommend!


100%

This is without doubt the BEST hostel in the world! I´ve travelled to many countries but never have I come across a hostel like this! Mauricio and Carolina, the owners are wonderful, so helpful and make wonderful breakfasts everyday! They encourage an excellent social atmosphere and even took us out on nights out! Cesar comes in to teach Salsa and he is an amazing teacher! I am an advanced Salsa dancer already and I learnt so much from him! Jason, who works there is very entertaining too!


97%

Really lovely friendly hostel. The staff are brilliant and its a good place to practice spanish with Marisimo, Carolina and Jason. Really socialble place to stay, you won't be stuck for someone to join you for salsa lessons or to go to one of Cali's excellent salsa bars. The changing breakfast menu is a really nice touch, (something warm and savory with some fruit on the side) as is the fact its cooked for you every morning- all you have to do is wash your plate.


100%

Awesome hostel in a safe part of town. Mauricio is a great owner who is genuinely looking out for the people staying at his hostel. The hostel has a very cozy and home-like atmosphere to it; it basically looks like it was an actual house before it got converted. Mauricio goes out every night and takes whoever wants to go with him. He knows the good salsa places to go to and will even teach you a few basic steps! My only regret is that I did not stay here longer...

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing place. A communal computer is the only improvement suggestion we can think of :).


100%

Lovely hostel is a super safe part of town. Bus stop, shops, supermarket, bars etc. all v.close but not noisy when you try to sleep. Comfy beds that don't squeak and nice blankets. Shower on the top floor is the best :) wifi works throughout! Bfast is good - cereal, some fruit and croissants w/ tea and coffee. Greeted by friendly receptionist and on my first day the owner JoHn took some of us out on a bike tour (with new bikes) - great English and really nice guy. Would defo stay here again :)


97%

This hostel has everything you need for a great stay in Colombia. The staff are really fine in helping the guests with everything they need. They do more than most hostels would do to help guests plan their trip, solve problems, have a good time. They make breakfast every morning for each person and serve it in a comfortable eating area. My first hot water shower in a long time!

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friend thanks for sharing your great experiences we had an excellent time We are always willing to help and provide as much information thanks for choosing us as your hosting site hope you come back soon Mauricio - Carolina ;)

89%

Loved The salsa on the roofterrace, breakfast is provided but not much special. Owner very friendly and informative, if possible will take you out to dance a little salsa (just watching is not an option, just so you know ;)) super clean, beds really comfortable and vibe very pleasant and fun. You can walk to downtown Cali if you have the time (30 min) or take a bus there. Close to the hostel are multiple eating-options. Overall great hostel and great stay.


100%

I had a great time at the colombian hostel and I would highly recommand it to anyone willing to enjoy Cali

Owner Comment (Hide)
friend thanks for choosing us as your place of lodging in cali thanks for sharing your great experiences with us thanks for enjoying the city had a good time dancing I hope you come back soon Thanks for everything Mauricio ;)

97%

Great hostel - feel at home straight away. All the staff really make you feel welcome and part of the family. The beds are very comfortable and the whole place is kept very clean. There are lots of different areas to chill out and/or enjoy a few drinks, including a rooftop. Very safe neighbourhood, close to many restaurants and 2 big supermarkets, walking distance to a really good salsa school and/or learn some steps in the hostel each night before heading out dancing. Definitely recommended!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for choosing us as your hosting site always provide all the information necessary for everyone to know our great city cali colombian hostel we are glad that you have been to your liking thanks for sharing your joy and enjoy every moment thanks for everything remember always cheerful ;) Mauricio Esparza ;)

100%

Highly recommended. Super nice. Super clean. Friendly staff. What more can you ask for. .

  • 30th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
friend thanks for your advice is nice to know that the work we do is great Thanks for sharing your experiences hope you come back ... always happy ;) Mauricio - Carolina

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