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El Viajero Cali Hostel & Salsa School Reviews

Carrera 5 No. 4 - 56, San Antonio, Cali, Colombia

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88%

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323 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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83%

All good. The skinny lady Short hair from The swimming pool could be nicer. Other than that all good.


51%

My second time here. Before when it was an independent, Jovita's it was warmer and friendlier. Specific complaints poor kitchen facilities, insufficient cups, some cracked and grubby. Caters mainly to party set therefore a lot of noise even after the supposed quiet time. Breakfast uninteresting juice poor quality orange drink. Room clean enough and bed ok. Showers cold. Too few spaces to wash, shave and clean teeth. Wifi faded 50% of time and non existent in room. Pool fine. management poor.

  • 15th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

El viajero hostel in cali is really recomendable! The atmosphere is great, the bar and the pool are cool and the free salsa lessons are a lot of fun! It's a very good place to stay, to meet tourists and locals.


46%

I don't really think this is a great hostel. I found the staff pretty rude and unhelpful, they all seemed to have a bit of a bad attitude. That wouldn't have been a huge problem though, but there were so many other things as well that just weren't great. The rooms are really nasty, hot, sweaty, sticky with minimum ventilation. There was one small fan attached to the wall in a dorm of 10 people, I slept absolutely awfully. The bathrooms were small and not the cleanest, and the showers filthy too.


80%

Good hostel that nearly has it all spot on. Location is not bad, awesome swimming pool and hangout area to meet other travellers but horrendous WiFi that did not work my entire stay of a week.


94%

Great hostel to meet travellers and hang by the pool. The dance classes are fun and the private teachers were excellent. They should be a little bit more relaxed about breakfast and one bartender needs to chill a little, it would be great if the internet was improved too, but other than that I really recommend this hostel.


97%

Super chill hostel !!!


100%

Staff Great, Atmosphere Great, Salsa lessons great, finally i can do some salsa :), the location is perfect, 5 blocks to el centro, the neighbourhood is great, old and beatiful, pool and bar the best area to meet new people and hang out and every day the recommend the perfect places to go out. coming back soon!!


97%

It is a fine place. Most staff is very friendly and helpful. I want to thank one person especialy. Niels Muchas gracias para todo. He showed me some wonderful places all over Cali.


89%

Friendly staff, nice bar and pool to relax and meet other people. Make sure to subscribe for the salsa class as they are ful very quickly. At 11pm they shut down the music, close bar and you cannot sit around the pool area anymore. You don't really have a place to chill anymore.


86%

Nice hostel with pool and bar. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Hammocks to chill out in. Breakfast basic but fine. No hot water in showers any time I tried. Stayed in 10 bed dorm. Very crowded and a bit stuffy at that. In pretty safe location. Overall I was happy with my stay here


86%

Staff very helpful, apart from bar staff, never met anyone so miserable. Great atmosphere


97%

Very friendly and helpful staff. one exception is the bartender. She is more bussy with Facebook then her clients. She is to my opinion not fit for the job. The accommodation is top though sometimes there is no warm water.


66%

stafff was friendly, but no hot shower and weird prices for ecxample 4 a small bottle of water 2500 Pesos its even more than in europe


97%

The hostel was very nice! Always clean, the staff is friendly and the salsa classes are amazing (group or private)!! They also offer yoga classes 3x/week, tours of the city and keep you posted on where to go out. It was also nice to hang out by the pool when the weather gets really hot! I would recommend El Viajero to anybody :)


86%

Salsa lessons are really fun and a great idea, facilities were great, staff lacked a bit of enthusiasm, interest, manners at times which was a bit disappointing!! Kind of set up like a party hostel but there are rules about not partying/buying drinks after a certain time (11?) Still a very pleasant hostel though, and would recommend it to others!


86%

Very very nice hostel, great pool, good breakfast and free salsa and yoga classes are amazing! Only complaint: the staff was incredibly unmotivated and unhelpful! Anything you asked them seemed to be a problem without solution and most of the information they gave was completely unhelpful or untrue. They don't even try.


91%

It's a very nice hostal, in a very very nice place in Cali, surrounded by a lot of cutlural activities and great people. Plus: free yoga and salsa classes! Just great!

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Love the free salsa classes! Cool place, outside area is perfect for chilling, meeting people and warming up for nights out. My only problem with this hostel were the staff. I found them to be unnecessarily cold (not very smiley) and answering normal tourist questions seemed like a lot of effort. It's a shame considering everyone else in Colombia is super friendly! Otherwise very good value for money.

  • 23rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

i really feel at home at el viagero. i travel all over colombia and we had the best time in el viagero in cali. stayed here for 14 days fantastic! learned salsa excelent teachers and great staff help you with everthing. if you wat a fantastic time in cali...stay here!!!!!

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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