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Macondo Hostel Reviews

Carrera 8 #10 - 35, San Gil, Colombia

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201 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Super friendly staff, really clean and there is even a jacuzzi! So many places to sit, chill and meet new people. The staff can organise any activity for you at really good prices and even help book a bus to your next destination. We did caving and absolutely loved it! Only downside is that there are no lockers but they are happy to let you store any valuables in their safe so not too bad. Would definitely recommend staying here! Plus it's right in the centre of town! Great hostel :)


Macondo was a fine place to stay. The hot water only works when you use low pressure. There is not much of atmosphere upstairs, but the downstairs area is nice to hang out. Staff will book excursions for you, but the daytime lady is a bit too much of a stickler and the nighttime guy didn't tell us correctly. Another man there was very helpful though. They leave the front door wide open so little security. If you have to leave your bags , there's no locked location. They just sit by the desk.


Can't fault the hostel. Great friendly staff, one even let me watch game of thrones with her one evening! Able to book all activites you want with them. Nice rooms and jacuzzi outside! Warms showers always clean. Maybe the only little thing I could fault was the small indoors sitting area not the biggest or comfiest but this is being very picky!


It was a really great expirience! Very well located, clean, excellent staff specially Andrea and Gloria that always were so kind. We highly suggest this hostel for any activity and plan you want to do at San Gil.


The hostel was pretty, clean, spacious and with a very good location. It wasn't located right in the main square but that's what made it good. It was a couple of blocks away from the main square in a very quiet and tranquil street, surrounded by nice and cheap restaurants. It had a nice patio with a little jacuzzi, it also had an area just for hanging your clothes, which came handy after a day of extreme sports and wet clothes.

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff at Macondo were very friendly and helpful. They have lots of information about all of the activities in the area and can book anything for you. The jacuzzi tub was awesome to have after a day hydrospeeding or river rafting. The kitchen was decent. The location is good, just a few blocks from the main square but on a peaceful street.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


this is a very nice hostel with a beautyful patio to chill out. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are lots of avtivities they organise for you. They also explain you some hikes you can do around. I felt very good here!


Nice hostel. Easy to meet people. Easy to organize activities from this hostel.


Brilliant hostel - immaculately clean, loads of comfortable communal spaces, even a jacuzzi (!). I especially recommend this for solo travellers as it's got a very social vibe and easy to meet other people


It's lovely here! The staff are helpful with the tours and I really like that they tell you how to catch cheap buses to different activities instead of offering to organize expensive transport. The hostel itself is comfortable, clean, has a well equipped kitchen and a jacuzzi.


Awesome! A well run hostel, great staff and owner. And all the activities are easily organized through the hostel! Loved the 10 person jacuzzi especially in the rain and the common areas. Easy walk to everything. Hot showers were so good wifi was sound. Enjoy your stay!


Very lovely hostel, perfect for a stop over in San Gil. The Owner, Shaun, is amazing and organised a hostel event called Tejo Tuesday which was such a fun locals expereinece, I would have not known about without him. Great time!

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