Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

El Dorado International Hostel Reviews

Calle 12 # 8-55, San Gil, Colombia

Reviews & Ratings Explained


112 Total Reviews
  • 98%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


My favourite hostel in Colombia. The staff are wonderful and the atmosphere is cosy and relaxed. The facilities are great; really fast wifi, hot showers (a luxury when travelling!), well-equipped kitchen, relaxing outdoor space, and it is always really clean. They also run the canyoning/caving activity which is so much fun. The location is perfect; a one-minute walk from the main square, and next to the best restaurants in San Gil. I would certainly recommend a stay in El Dorado!


Great place! Perfect location and staff was super helpful. Hostel also offers great excursions!

  • 4th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fabio, Marysol, Sandra, and everyone else make hostel El Dorado an amazing place to stay. Comfy beds (some doubles in dorms) great location, and tons of possible activities make this a great choice for a place to stay in San Gil. I booked for 2 days and spent 6. Hard to make yourself leave. It's close to everything (buses to attractions, great restaurants, cool park) They also have a great farm just outside the city too. The perfect place to stay.


The staff at El Dorado are just lovely and so helpful and the location is perfect. Very chilled out place to relax in between activities. The rooms are a little small and ours didn't have any windows (not sure if others did or not). Overall a good place to base yourself for a few days in San Gil


The siblings who run the hostel were very friendly and helpful. You can book tours and transport to next destination from them which is very useful.


The staff at El Dorado is what makes your stay worthwhile. Whoever is at reception welcome you with friendly smiles and are ready to help with whatever you need. If you need a bus ticket, they'll have one delivered. Want a good meal? They'll point you in the right direction. The hostel is right in the center of the action, a half block from the main park and close to all the restaurants and markets. And don't forget to ask about El Dorado Expeditions and the outdoor activities around San Gil.

View all San Gil Hostels

Please give us your feedback