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La Floresta Hostel Reviews

Cra 5 No 10 - 11, Salento, Colombia

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89%

Rating
130 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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60%

The staff here are great. We were warmly welcomed and given lots of information on activities we could do, as well as info and discounts on restaurants. Our private room was fine, comfy bed and clean. Unfortunately the common areas (garden, lounge and kitchen) were pretty dirty during our stay (plus garden in construction). Maybe we were unlucky, but no one seemed to clean up after themselves. The hostel could be great, but we felt there were just too many people crammed into a small space.


100%

This is a brilliant hostel. Staff are so kind and helpful. They are full of info on the locality. The hostel has an excellent kitchen, relaxation area and a nice garden with hammocks. It is in an ideal location a few mins from the main square. The beds are very comfortable


86%

Very nice hostel, but wifi sucks


86%

Good facilities


91%

I stayed in La Floresta Hostel for five nights. This hostel has a very nice living room including a good kitchen area. I felt directly comfortable there. The staff is very helpfull and friendly. Even with my very very basic spanish we could communicate. Book trips at their office, it's a little bit cheaper. Wifi is working well and the beautiful garden has many hammocks to relax. All in all I would highly recommend La Floresta Hostel to everyone - it's amazing!


89%

Staff is great, all of them want to make you feel comfortable, one can tell. No breakfast, unfortubately, but great free coffee and 'panelemonade'. Good laundry service. It's a superb place within a superb place. Wish there were more like this along the way...


94%

Room was fine, location just across a bridge from the main part of town (10 minute walk) - nice and quiet at night but close enough to everything. Friendly staff, always willing to help. Good information about what to do and see, tours, restaurant recommendations, etc. Shower was good, despite the shower rooms themselves being perhaps a little small. Any complaint like that minor and overall a decent place to stay. Also has Wellington Boot hire, outside area with hammocks and a TV.


100%

The staff at La Floresta is very helpful and friendly. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The property is nice and the location is excellent as it is only a couple of blocks away from the main plaza. Salento is an amazing place.


97%

Staff was very helpful. Rent the books from them if you are going on a hike. Would definitely stay here again

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Breakfast was NOT included as it was stated in the HostelWorld info (they said it was a mistake). Apart from that it's a nice place, not too far away from the action. Nice


91%

Clean kitchen, cheap rooms and good location. I would go back!


97%

Great little hostel across the bridge from the main town, really friendly and helpful staff, nice common areas and kitchen.


83%

Staff is really nice and helpful. Also bike and rubber boots rental a fair deal. However kitchen is too small and communal area is outdated and not very clean. Sofas smell of cat. Hostel is a bit outside (5 min walk) but thats ok.


89%

We really enjoyed our stay at La Floresta. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect. It's just a 5 minute walk to the main square (willys to cocora)/restaurants/"bus station". They hand out coupons for different breakfast/dinner places all over town. Furthermore they give great recommendation, for example there's a wonderful traditional breakfast place (cheap and delicious) just down the road. Very unique!


97%

Very nice place to base yourself to see Salento


100%

A MUST!!!!!! This place is wonderful and feels like a home away from home. The staff work really hard to make sure you are comfortable and the travellers it attracts are always wonderful. Great for meeting people if you are travelling alone I have been twice and plan to go back! It is always clean and the beds are incredibley comfortable!


97%

Clean and well equipped really like the availability of two kitchens - simple it good. And showers are hot and with LOTs of pressure. Staff was nice and a short walk to the center of Salento


77%

Pleasant little hostel with a nice garden and clean rooms and showers. Friendly staff (they dont speak English however so if you cant speak any spanish you might struggle a bit) and near the centre of Salento (although it is a tiny village so everything is near the centre!) relaxed sociable atmosphere, suits the town nicely. I'd recommend it as slightly cheaper than Serrana (I think its called...the other popular hostel here) and much nearer the town.


94%

Really good hostel. Good alternative for the other hostel where most ppl go 15 min walk from this hostel. So if you want to be close to town chose this hostel! best showers!




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