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La Floresta Hostel Reviews

Cra 5 No 10 - 11, Salento, Colombia

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186 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Overall a great hostel for a good price. The staff is friendly and understanding. When my plans changed last minute and had to cancel part of my reservation, they did not charge me a cancellation fee, and even let me store my bags there for a few days. A very homey atmosphere and great place to meet other travelers. The one thing I think could be improved upon though is the kitchen. Because of the set-up it is very difficult for multiple people to try to cook at the same time.


This is a wonderful hostel! They offer many different activities, the staff is super helpful, and the hostel really has a good vibe to it. I would defined stay her again.


Very nice hostel. We stayed in a double and then the 8 bed dorm - both were very comfortable and clean. Great hot showers. Good kitchen. Loads of hammocks


We arrived and were double booked so they upgraded us to a double room for the same price!


The staff at La Floresta were great. Really helpful with booking trips or just pointing you in the right direction. The hostel itself was a bit dated but our room and bathroom were very clean. The kitchen was a bit disappointing - very small and quite messy/dirty, but that was maybe just due to the large number of people who seemed to be using it. The hostel has a nice garden and free coffee and was generally quite sociable. It's just on the edge of town which is nice too.


When taking a shower the hot water is VERY hot so just be careful - not a negative - just an observation.

  • 2nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Lovely staff, good facilities. Great place to stay after medellin carnage.


Hostel was really good and clean. Very comfy beds and hot showers! Although the hot water does run out so you may have to wait abit. Guest kitchen was great but could do with a new toastie maker. Location was close to the square! Make sure you play Tejo in Salento, it's the best!


Great hostel, we got a really friendly welcome from the lady who explained all things to do in Salento and you get this easy map with all the info. They do airport transfer too (too Armenia airport was 80 000 COP). Some of the bottom dorm beds are a bit bigger, so as a couple we could sleep together which is nice.


Really good hostel. Would stay there again


This place is really nice. The best part of it is the STAFF! they constantly cared for us, making us feel super comfortable... The hostel is kinda far from the main square (walking) but we did not care... They arranged every tour we wanted to take. We had a mishap when the administration forgot to fully charge one of the people staying in the room and after that person left, they told us we had to cover for him... Fortunately we contacted the person and he transferred the payment to the hostel.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Venezuela
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


My Spanish is below average and I communicated well with the staff. I stayed in the 6 bed dorm; 2 of the bottom beds are extra wide, there are small lockers with keys, and the ensuite bathroom is really nice and clean. The 6 bed dorm has a lot of value for a small cost increase over the larger dorm.


Good value for money hostel, only a few minutes from the centre. No English speaking staff, so a good opportunity to work on your Spanish! Plus Salento is a beautiful town, make the most and do some walks, and if you like your coffee make sure you visit one of the Finca's.


Great helpful staff, great location in town, nice atmosphere and good facilities. Definitely get the boots for hire when you go to the national park, and also try out the coffee talk at La Eliana (as recommended elsewhere on this feed- it was brilliant value and really interesing).


This hostel is right on the edge of town, but still within a short walking distance of everything. The staff were nice, friendly, and helpful at all times.


Staff are amazing. But unfortunately I got attack by ticks, unfortunately. But it was not bedbugs. Hopefully they will check and clean out it. Generally, nice hostel for traveler.


Located a few blocks away from the city, this hostel has a very relaxed atmosphere. Helpful staff. Good bathrooms and showers. Good wifi, decent kitchen if a bit small. There's a patio on the back with hammocks to enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature.


Stayed for one night in a private twin with shared bathroom. Hostel was clean with a good shower. Large communal space inside and out with a dining area, living room and two kitchens. Staff were friendly but spoke limited English. Located just a few minutes from the main square. A pleasant stay, but nothing compared to La Serrana.


Loved this hostel! The owner is such a lovely person and the staff are so helpful and genuinely friendly, it's such a lovely experience staying here. It is slightly out of town but closer to the vineyards. The kitchen is good, there's lots of chill out space and you could easily stay here for days just chilling out drinking coffee - thanks so much for a lovely stay!!


La Floresta is a very beautiful place and the stuff so charming and helpful. I will definitely return to that excellent hostel when returning to Salento. Thanks a lot!

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