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Hostal El Papillon Reviews

Calle 7 #8-28, San Gil, San Gil, Colombia

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80 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Cool and cosy hostel, well located in San Gil. Dorm is good and the common room is spacious with also a big garden with hamacs. Sylvain the owner is very friendly and helpful. He booked for me my bus ticket for the next trip. Definitely a great adress if you stay some nights in San Gil.


a great hostel.. clean, great atmosphere, beautiful garden and the owners are fantastic. the best time in Colombia.


I very much enjoyed staying at this hostel. It has some lovely facilities, excellent location, a beautiful larger garden, free internet, organic waste bin, you can wash your own clothes, there is a nice kitchen and free coffee plus two great cats and a dog. Two negatives: staff were not always at hand to open door. I think that the smoking area should be further away from the building, there is sufficient space. However, I hope to stay there again.


A nice hostel only a short walk to the main plaza. It has a well equipped kitchen and they can give information and organize all the tours you want around San Gil.


It was pretty dull when I went, didn't meet many people. Was a fair walk from the main plaza. also the water wasn't working when I went, not even the taps.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, I'm sorry if you can not find anyone, but it is the fault of the hostel? Our hostel is not a party place and a lot of people like it because is quiet. And about water, as we have explained you, they are distributing it throughout the town and is like that in many parts of the country. We have no control about. Thank you for your review.


Great kitchen and friendly staff who were happy to help with booking activities and buses.


Everything was perfect - not much more to say.

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