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La Floresta Hostel Reviews

Cra 5 No 10 - 11, Salento, Colombia

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219 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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The hostel is very nice and clean and the staff is lovely, providing all the information about the excursions around.. It´s only 5 min walk from the center, I find it better that is not in downtown, since the city was packed due to national holiday, so staying a bit outside from the crowd was nice...

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Serbia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really nice place to stay at, good WiFi, good showers, nice terrace, 10min walk from central place!


A good solid hostel. its a 10min walk from the main plaza and has decent sized rooms and commual areas. Helpful staff. No complaints


Great location. Really close to the center (walkable). Staff are very helpful and has a good vibe.

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The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. They don't speak a ton of English but if you can hold a basic conversation in Spanish and show interest in speaking with them, they are truly the best. The private room for 2 was clean and comfortable with a fantastic view out the window, and was a great deal for the price. They had a ton of suggestions for restaurants, tours, buses, etc. I don't have one complaint; it was super clean. Everything was excellent.

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay at, thank you


We had a double room with ensuite. Simple but clean and good value for money. Not from the centre. Staff were very helpful- overall a good stay!

  • 19th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Loved this hostel! We ended up staying an extra night and although we had to change rooms, the staff did everything in their power to make sure we were comfortable. The hostel has all the facilities you might need, including renting out bikes for touring the lovely countryside (make sure to get there early cause they only have so many!) Amazing coffee in the morning, and super cheap and quick laundry service. The staff were truly the standout, some of the loveliest we encountered so far in SA!


Private double room was a bargain and well worth it. Hostel is out of town but only a 5 minute walk so don't let that put you off. Hot showers were great.


The place is filthy. We have been forced to eat out EVERY meal due to mould infested kitchen and lack of utensils/plates etc. Pots and pans left on kitchen floor in cupboard, it stinks! We and others complained which led to the fridge being cleaned, but mouldy food and fruit flies are still rife. Free tea and coffee all gone by 9.30 even tho it's available all morning. Beds okay, a little worn. Outside area nice, bathroom hot water intermittent. Would not recommend.


First of all, loved the little town in which this hostel is located. However, I did not enjoy my stay here. Wifi continually stopped working late at night, as did the hot water. Also, the showers didn't have heads so the force was like a fire hose. The staff was kind but these issues were too large to overlook.


Nice place with working wifi and nice location Things to improve: - showers - hot water was an issue, it didn't work when everyone was showering. Unfortunately this is a hostel - wifi failed a few times - kitchen : there are 2 but only one works so it's crowded - cleanliness : kitchen bin not regularly emptied so was filthy - coffee tour to don elias as recommended by hostel was mediocre. Mainly due to the English tour guide's attitude


We met al lot of nice people in the hostel. The hostel has a perfect location. Just 10 minutes walk to the amazing city centre. The cleaned a lot, what was very nice. Just the kitchen gear was very poor an hard to cook with.


Good hostel close to the centre of Salento (5 mins walk). Has a kitchen for guests to use and showers are great!


Very nice hostel. Seems to be pretty new. Lacked any activities in the evening. Rooms were clean. Showers were warm. Close to town. Staff friendly. Wifi worked well.


Spacious private room, clean, towels included, staff very helpful and two kitchens! Less than 10 minutes to main plaza! Would highly recommend!


Great place to stay! It is a little outside of town and very quiet. You can chill in their hammocks outside or on the little terrace. The staff is super friendly and happy to help any time. Their mountain bikes are top quality and amazing for a ride around (be careful, the end of the tour is quite challenging ;-). I had to leave a day early and they cancelled my last night without charge which was amazing. Oh and last but not least, it is super clean. They seem to be cleaning all the time =)


Wonderful place with fantastic and happy staff. Hot showers and only a short walk to he main square. Very relaxing environment. Their bikes are excellent quality and for a reasonable price. Their beds were comfortable and remade every day. A nice touch. Kitchen was also adequate for cooking but if others are cooking also you may need to wait as it gets cramped. Nothing to really worry about though. I'd definitely book here again for my next visit to Salento (whenever that might be).


Great hostel in Salento, 5 min walk from the main plaza. Clean rooms, comfortable beds and good facilities. The kitchen was quite messy but that happens when guests do not clean up after them selves. Would definitely stay here again.


A really nice little hostel in a great town! Good location for nipping down the road to the coffee farms. The only problem is that in our room, you seemed to be able to hear everything that was going on in the hostel! Where is all this noise coming from?! Really liked it though and the staff were friendly.

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