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SamS VIP Hostel San Gil

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9.0
Superb 475 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.6
  • Security 9.4
  • Location 9.9
  • Staff 9.0
  • Atmosphere 8.4
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 8.8
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9.0
Superb 475 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.6
  • Security 9.4
  • Location 9.9
  • Staff 9.0
  • Atmosphere 8.4
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 8.8

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  • timurjin1108
  • Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
17th Jun 2017
7.7

Don't stay in 8 bed dorm. No windows and smells damp. 4 bed dorms are very good. Pool picture is a scam. Pool is tiny only for paddling, it's also very cold so not good to chill. Need comfortable chairs near pool. Nice hostel overall and good central location, I enjoyed it there but left for a nearby hostel with a pool and sun loungers.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • rmgomez12
  • Trinidad And Tobago, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 16 reviews
7th Jun 2017
8.0

Not sure what all the hype is about. There is nothing wrong with this hostel but also nothing that makes it stand out from the rest. Free breakfast is a plus but it's not much food. The AC is only on from 8pm until midnight in the dorm. You can book all the tours you want thru them but of course it's cheaper if you go directly to the companies. The location is great. If you want some fantastic western food check out Gringo Mike's just a couple blocks away

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
1st Jun 2017
8.0

Sam's VIP hostel is located right across from the main square in town. Their balcony looks over the square and also the surrounding mountains. The facilities are awesome with a very clean pool and plenty of places to sit and relax. However the staff (except for one guy) were rude and very standoffish. The free breakfast is nothing to get excited about either. Loved the hostel but don't expect anything from their staff!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
30th May 2017
9.1

This hostel is clean and well located. They offer lots of reasonable tours from the hostel. Staff are helpful but some don't have great English. They also organise some evening activities like free trips to play Tejo with transport. Pool is pretty small. Rooms are spacious.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
22nd May 2017
10.0

Really friendly staff, helpful with booking activities and buses. Clean dorms, 2 kitchens to cook, pool and sauna. Best hostel I've ever stayed in.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 15 reviews
10th May 2017
10.0

Great location right on the central plaza. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice breakfast included.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • heleena
  • England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 9 reviews
15th Apr 2017
7.4

Good location, wifi worked in the common areas only. Ok breakfast, staff were helpful. Bathrooms could do with a bit of an update as starting to look grubby but overall a good base.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
12th Apr 2017
8.9

Great location. Super helpful staff.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
10th Apr 2017
10.0

Best hostel ever, the private room is a real suite, comfy, huge and very clean even with jacuzzi! The atmosphere is outstanding, full of people of all over the world. The main room becomes a bar at night so it's so cool for chill and have fun. Hosts are incredibly kind. Don't hesitate to do your reservation here. Also the hostel helps you to find out the best companies for your extreme sports activities.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Male, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
1st Apr 2017
10.0

Sam's VIP has been the best hostel I stayed at in Colombia. I loved having coffee on the terrace every morning overlooking the park. I knew nothing about San Gil upon arrival but the staff and other guests immediately packed my schedule full within the first day. This is the only place I would stay.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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