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Sam�S VIP Hostel San Gil Reviews

Cr 10 12-33 Top Floor, San Gil, Colombia

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164 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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I wasn't blown away by it, I've stayed in better and in worse. There was a general feeling that things needed more maintenance, although some issues with the water were related to local infrastructure and not the hostel´s fault. Still, staff could have been a little friendlier although they were helpful enough. The location is perfect on the main square. All in all a mixed bag. They need to figure out a way for the door at the entrance to close automatically.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks anyway for taking your time writing a comment, we had a hard time with the water supply in the whole town as there was a an accident with a petrol truck which crash on the river but the hostel manage to buy a full water tank to supply water for guest, this was really stressful and I guest the staff was as friendly as they could at the moment, Maintenance? we just paint hostel, change all furniture, install new accessories for kitchens etc.


Best hostel in Colombia. Even with water shortages the hostel was always spotless. Great staff, location, everything! You can make your own food in the well equipped kitchen and eat on the balcony overlooking the square! Fantastic. Movie nights are possible too as they have a huge blueray collection.....Tours easily booked...ATM next door, lots of places to eat nearby. They sell beer too. My favourite town and hostel in Colombia!


Sam's is a solid hostel. The staff were helpful; our fan didn't work and they agreed to change our room without a problem. The atmosphere was all right. In regards to location, it's bang on the main square which is useful for some things but it is also extremely noisy, crowded and with cars everywhere.


Great hostel, good location, clean


Nothing bad to say about SAMs VIP! Staff were so friendly and helpful, kitchen was unreal, great location, lots of info about activities and good day trips, clean rooms, comfy beds, etc. definitely stay there!


REALLY nice place; they organize fun outings during the week; easy to be social or private; good internet; very clean; dorms with not too many beds in them


I stayed at SAMs VIP and had a truly fantastic experience. The staff are very nice and welcoming. Johanna is vey helpful and attentive. It is a clean and cozy spot and you will be sure to get a hot shower here. I came here after roughing it and found that the town, the hostel and the people were so welcoming and lovely that I just couldn't leave. You might find yourself here for a few days extra then expected, but all is good since it is a nice place to rest your travel weary head for a while.

  • 25th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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