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El Dorado International Hostel Reviews

Calle 12 # 8-55, San Gil, Colombia

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103 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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We were a group of 3 travellers and were able to get a private room for the same if not cheaper than the dorm. Hostel kitchen is perfect, chill out area is small but big enough for number of people staying there, showers are warm and clean, tours are available at the desk, they have a book with all available but nothing is pushed on you which is great! I did paragliding in chica mocha canyon, it was expensive but amazing!!!


Had a lovely stay here. Everything was easy, Fabio and Miguel organised all of our activities and arranged our onward bus tickets. Very nice hostel, would recommend to anyone looking for a pleasant stay in San Gil.


The staff was very helpful answering questions and setting up my rafting trip. The hostel is in a great spot just off the square.


the meeting area could be more comfortable with better seat options and light at night for reading etc.

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Fabio and the gang made our stay awesome! They were great about helping us book bus tickets and answering our questions. We did the 5 activity canyoning adventure day with Miguel, it was fantastic, highly recommended! A great place to stay and chill out and meet people!


Excellent location and very motivated and helpful staff. However room was extremely hot, unsufficient fan. Mainly a good option to consider in San Gil.


Very basic. Having been in Columbia one month, this is the only bad review I will write. Location is good but so are other hostels. No air conditioning, no windows in room, reception desk with care takers loud family outside day & night, loud. No kitchen, only a fridge & sink. No beer, caretaker said they were out but I was there 3 days. Shower is sometimes warm, other times cold. TV is played loud all day mostly for caretakers son. Dog smells & goes into room that are not locked.

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Sorry for how you feel about your stay here. However, for the four years we have been open we have never had a review less than 70%. Also, a few points that you made above are incorrect. We do not have a son at this hostel and the kitchen has a stove, sink, and refridgerator as well as laundry available for all residents. I hope the next time you write a critical review of a hostal you will talk with the owners to get all of the right information.


Location great! And Fabio and family could not of been more friendly and helpful.


Great location just up the street from the local town square. The dorm was good with storage under the beds and an additional wall locker in the room. Very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of room to relax. Most important were the staff. Extremely helpful with quality recommendations for local restaurants, and setting up activities (for me it was the San Gil bike junkies tour and whitewater rafting). Nice price, great location, chilled atmosphere, and friendly staff.


Great place for great time. Rooms clean and quite, service is good!

  • 10th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


An excellent hostel located around the corner from the main square. Fabio is so friendly and very helpful with information on the local area. Try and do the 5 in 1 day if you stay, it is one of the best adventure days I have had on my trip so far!

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