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El Viajero Cali Hostel & Salsa School Reviews

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

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89%

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308 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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%

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.

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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)


100%

A great hostel! Great people, great dance instructors, relax by the pool and nap in the hammocks. Really enjoyed my time there (went for 3 nights and stayed for 6).


100%

I stayed at El Viajero for 5 days, but spent many more nights visiting with friends during happy hour. The atmosphere is convivial, the wonderful staff clearly enjoy their work and do their best to make sure that everyone has a pleasant stay, and the swimming pool is a welcome respite from Cali's hot, hot days. The hostel is well-located in one of the most pleasant neighborhoods in Cali (San Antonio), near salsa clubs/going out areas, and very near one of the main transportation arteries.


100%

Great Hostel, free salsa lessons was a highlight. Really well organised but still easy going vibes!!!


100%

We were staying two nights, but we had such a good time that we ended up staying t seven nights!! The hostel offered free salsa clases every afternoon which was great. The atmosphere at the hostel is really good and The Staff is really helpful and very very nice. Since Cali is the captial of salsa the hostel organized salsa nights every night so the guests could go out together! I strongly recommend El Viajero if you're staying in Cali! Simply 100% excellent!

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Only stayed one night to break up the journey from Salento to Quito. Staff recommended we take the night bus from Cali to Ipiales which is still being reported as being an unsafe journey at night which was a bit off putting. There is lots of places around to eat and eat cheaply as well. The in house salsa school seems to be very popular but we weren't able to use it but a lot of people in our dorm were.


94%

Great place -- fantastic people -- at times difficult to get good sleep because of the size of the rooms and the fact that there's near constant music playing at all daylight hours, but overall very cool place.


83%

I had a great time here. The place was clean. I enjoyed the pool, it definitely helped beat the Cali heat.


97%

Good hostel. clean, good showers, decent breakfast. Very social place


89%

Lovely pool, breakfast and general design of the hostel. I stayed in a private room that was very nice too.


100%

The best hostel ever!! i had a great time at El Viajero Cali, the people that work there are really nice and helpful, the salsa lessons are really good and fun you can not miss it. they have a really good area that you can meet people and chill out and the bar and swimming pool make it perfect because Cali is hot.

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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