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Hostal El Papillon Reviews

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

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90 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Very nice, family run hostel with great common areas inside and outside and a big kitchen (with water filter, really great!). Silvano and his family are very friendly and can give you lots of information about what to do in San Gil and the rest of Colombia.. They also offer good rates for excursions and bus tickets. The hostel is a few minutes walking from the centre of the town, but lots of small shops around.


Hotel sympa pour routards. Agreable cuisine et tonnelle dans le jardin, y compris sous des trombess d'eaux. Un peu bruyant pour peu que d'autres discutent jusqu'à l'aube.

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


We stayed in a private room which had only a window looking out onto the hallway. As a result it was not practical to leave the window open, so the room was very hot and stuffy. This made our stay slightly uncomfortable, but it was tolerable for the price. Silvano was very nice and made our time in San Gil memorable by helping with recommendations and explaining how to get around. The hostel is in a good location, walkable but quiet.

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Hello, I'm sorry than you didn't like our hostel, the Windows can be open with no problem, our hostel is very safe and everybody sleep with the window open, San Gil has very nice temperature during the night, not hot or stuffy (18 degrees to 22, perfect !!) and there is a fan in every room. For other customers: Look the pictures, if you like what you see you will like this place. Thank you for your review


Great hostel. About five minutes walk from the centre, which makes it nice and quiet. Staff very helpful with booking activities and transport. Very relaxed and accommodating atmosphere.

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very friendly and helpfull owners and staff, Good experience!

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