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La Serrana Reviews

Via Palestina, La Serrana, Salento, Colombia

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90%

Rating
253 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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94%

This was so fa the best hostel I've stayed in during my 4 weeks travel through Colombia. Just 2 recommendations for the hostel: - the staff at the reception could be a bit more helpful when it comes to planning activities or busses - a small locker for everybody would be really helpful (room 2)

  • 13th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

I had a great stay here. The location and the house are amazing. I really enjoyed the dinners at night. This is a good place to relax and to meet other travelers. Unfortunately I did not have time to do all the activities, but I hope I can return one day.


91%

Great hostel! Only bad thing is it's a 15 minute walk from the city. But don't worry, this town is very safe at night. The staff were incredibly helpful. I had a problem in the pueblo and they helped to solve it, which was easy bc the owner knows everyone in the city. Quiet place. Not about partying in the hostel but more about chilling out. They sell wine bottles on site which were very popular.


94%

awesome place! great escape for a few days to get away from everything! you will extend your stay!


91%

I booked this hostel for the views and I wasn't disappointed. The only downside was the lack of warm water. I asked numerous times about it and it was never fixed. I did end up getting hot showers at the end of my stay though. Make sure, if you're a volunteer (like I am) in the country, that you don't bring your Cedula as a form of identification because they will try to charge you 15-17% in taxes at the end of your stay. I gave them my passport shortly after learning this.


86%

Amazing location - double rooms next to the dining room are quite loud - especially in the mornings (rooster at 6am every day!). Great WIFI all across the hostal - great food in the evenings and chilled vibe. Dining staff were really excellent.


91%

Quality hostel, a little trek out of town but it's well worth it! Foods on another level and the not overly pricey. Camp fire is good way to meet people at night, highly recommend la Serrana if your looking to get out into the countryside.


91%

Great place! The breakfast is really good and served by the nicest ladies, dinner is also excellent for about $6/7 per person. The 4 man dorm we stayed in was great and had a great hot shower. Surrounding area is beautiful and this is a good place to relax for a few days.


97%

Really nice place and awesome staff. People are mostly backpackers. Definitely the perfect place to see the coffee zone.

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Honestly, just book it already. The views are amazing, the atmosphere is one of a kind, the breakfasts are fantastic and the optional dinners (13,000-17,000COP per person) are a great way to meet fellow travellers and are delicious. Of all the hostels we've stayed at, we've not come across anything quite like La Serrana. It is about a 20-30 minute walk from town but the Jeeps will take you there for 6000COP. Next time we are in Colombia, we will be going back.


94%

La Serrana was a great overall experience. It's a 15-20 minute walk out of Salento itself, but it is located in such a beautiful place that makes up for it. The jeep taxis will drive you either way for just 6000 pesos. Atmosphere at the hostal is wonderful. Breakfast is very good, and so is dinner if you want to pay a little extra for that. The campfire is also very enjoyable. I will recommend this to everyone I know. It is just a great experience.

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

A lovely, relaxed spot in the countryside around Salento. You are a 15-20 min walk outside the main town, but this means you are in some very pleasant natural surroundings. Vibe was relaxed and friendly and accomodation good. Breakfast was a highlight.


86%

Great hostel with beautiful common area to chill out. Breakfast is good in the morning as are the dinners during the week. Worth every penny!


91%

Great place to stay with wonderful mountain views. It is a nice 20 minute walk to town. They offer dinners and free breakfast with add ons. Nice hot showers.

  • 16th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Wonderful hostel in a fairytale setting with rolling hills all around, you really feel like you are on a farm. The private room was really cosy and with a view of the garden and surrounding countryside. The family meals in the restaurant (beautifully decorated with hanging wine bottles) were perfect in the evening, and the atmosphere relaxing and sociable. hammocks, campfire, and yoga classes make it really easy to enjoy the outdoors whilst in the hostel. Our for avourite in South America.


97%

20 minutes out of town but perfect location with amazing views. Lovely communal areas which felt luxurious compared to other hostels. Almost perfect place - stay here! The only weird thing was they gave private rooms a key to the shared bathroom so anyone could walk in even when you locked yourself in the bathroom. But this didn't turn out to be too much of a problem.


83%

Hostel has great views of the surrounding rolling hills (which were very Green and verdant). The dinner option everyday is awesome. The staff is very helpful, polite (which seems to be a trait of people of this área, everyone is polite. Place is 20 mins walk from the city center. Its alsmost always full of gringos (which may or may not be what you want)


97%

This place is absolutely fantastic. The setting is beautiful, and between the nightly campfire and communal meals the social atmosphere is second to none.


94%

Great relaxing hostel. Nice to sit around the campfire at night after the delish dinner they serve during the week. No complaints.


100%

An amazing place to relax and enjoy the beautiful nature. The staff is super friendly and the place got a very pleasant vibe. The food, that is locally and organically grown, is outstanding. I could have stayed at la Serrana for many, many weeks.


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