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La Pinta Boogaloo (old Green Saman) Reviews

Carrera 3 Oeste 11 49 Bellavista, Cali, Colombia

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80 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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look no further, this is the best place to stay in cali. great facilities. staff amazing. very nice and friendly Martha will cook you up something nice in the kitchen. nice swimming pool, sauna, bbq, and spacious kitchen, and many toilets and showers. free salsa lessons everyday too. there is only 1 fault I have which is not really with the hostal itself, their dirrections online from the bus terminal needs to be reviewed. they are very vague and have some gaps which make it imposible to arrive


The staff at this hostel are very helpful and are bilingual. It´s not an easy place to find in a taxi and it´s a good 30 minute walk from town so this is a bit of a disadvantage. The building itself is spacious and the dorms are clean and comfortable and lockers are provided. There is a bar and a swimming pool and a simple breakfast is served daily. The toliets are clean and you have hot showers most of the time. The neighbourhood is safe as well. The biggest annoyance is the hostel dog!


The hostel is very clean and the staff helpful (for the most part). It would be a much nicer place to stay if two things were fixed. 1. Train the dog. It would try to eat everything from mobiles to socks, towels and the food you were preparing/eating. It bit me on two occasions. 2. The music blaring outside nearly all of the time. Please, put a speaker in reception so the music doesn't have to be so loud. Breakfast is good, showers are great. Good shop just down the road.


One of the best hostels ever! Claudia helped us out a lot with questions we had and even made suggestions on where to go! Salsa classes we took were excellent! I regret not taking another class. City tour was worth it. All thanks to Carlos. Will definitely recommend this hostel!


Party hostel if that's what you are looking for. Location was okay, you could walk to restaurants during the daytime. Pool was okay, a bit dirty. The was helpful and really nice.


Nice hostel with pool and everything you need. Looks more like a hotel than a hostel. Little bit outside of the center. Staff could definitely be nicer.


A massive place with comfy beds, a pool and a kitchen to cook in. This was a good place to relax and was quiet (although this would potentially change if the hostel had more people). Staff were very friendly and helpful.


I really enjoyed my time in Cali, it was a beautiful city with an incredible weather, and the hostels was even better of what i was expecting, the accommodation all the activities they had planed. Definitely i´ll recommend this place, it was clean, with great view and i love the installations.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Loved it! This is by far the best value for money that I have seen around. It's more of a hotel than a hostel, the grounds are beautiful, the hotel has a lush garden, a pool, a little restaurant/bar, the rooms are immaculate, the bathrooms are news and have hot water. The hotel is 5 min away from the major attractions and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It is a truly a little oasis in the middle of the city, a gem to discover!

  • 4th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was a great place to stay! Good amenities and very friendly people and the staff are always there to help you on any enquiry regarding Cali. Its a fun city with lots of partying and an amazing weather! Very recommended hostel and city!

  • 30th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The Hostel has a very nice terrace, garden and pool. The room I had was clean but there was nothing to hang clothes, not even something for putting my wet towel. The only window was to the corridor and even when closing the blind, when turning on the light, which was necessary all time, everybody had a clear view into the room. Hot water was only one out of four mornings available and in the whole place I couldn't find one mirror. Nor in any of the bathrooms nor in the room. Fa


Great hostel. Cheap clean dorms. Friendly staff. Beautiful garden and pool area. In a quiet tranquil part of town. 15 mins walk from san antonio.


We got a great out of season deal for a double room and we loved the atmosphere of the place. Our only complaint is how terribly thin the walls are. We had a hard time sleeping because we could hear EVERY noise until about midnight or 1am when it went quiet and then starting at 6am the employees would start working in the kitchen. It sounded like we were IN the kitchen too. One night somebody decided to make food in the kitchen at 2 or 3am, and it was so loud.


I loved this Hostel, The staff was very helpfull and the facilities were amazing, it was more than what I expected. The location is perfect because is in a hill that you have to go by taxi (taxis are very cheap), but the weather is a couple degrees under the normal cali temperature and is lovely to go back to the hostel and have a cooler weather after a day on the hot city. Its like a summer house inside a city. I would go back anytime.

  • 19th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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