The Pelican Larry Hostel Reviews
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Carolina very helpful with where to go and what to do/see in Cali. Other staff were also helpful. TV room (good choice of movies!), kitchen, very slow computers. Location is next to all the salsa clubs. The atmosphere wasn’t great during my stay (there wasn’t a lot of people), so I switched hostels (which was a very good move).
This is a fine hostel. I just did not like that they claimed in their profile there was a free Sunday BBQ, free breakfast, a pool and good wifi when all were untrue. I would have been happy at the hostel if they hadn't blatantly lied about their facilities.
Great hostel and very friendly staff. Enjoyed the free dancing lessons aswell.
Very friedly and helpful stuff which made this stay really a pleasant experience. I highly reccomend!
Excellent hostel! Safe, clean, very confortable beds (2 mts!), good shower, nice garden for chill out and meet other travellers!
Extremelly nice staff, especially Carolina is so nice she gave us many good recommendations where to go in Cali and as we came to Cali for salsa she told us where we can take some classes and enjoy the nighlife. I love the atmosphere there and they also offer free salsa classes. I felt soo good in that hostel.
The helpful staff at Pelican Larry make all the difference! Also, it is close to stores, salsa clubs and restaurants of all price ranges. The salsa classes were fun and the teacher was very patient and thorough. I liked the outdoor area for eating and socializing as well. It is a bit run down, but still holds up to lots of use!
Really cool place and the staff was really good with helping you out this is a must stop while in cali...
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Nice place. Good location in a nice part of town. Feels pretty safe although the lockers are all pretty much broken in Dormitory 4. Hot water in the showers was broken for the first day which was eye opening. The hot water came on last two days with strong pressure. Cali is cool. Chipichape Mall is close, river/park, market, cathedral, all close. Tres Cruces peak is a hell of a climb. Take 2 water bottles on a hot day. Takes way longer than 45 minutes. Paragliding is cool but kind of a trek. WDO
- Novice Nomad
- (1 review)
Average stay. The good points: the staff were excellent. Faultless. The bad points: the kitchen was filthy. Overall a bit of of clique happening in this hostel were the long stayers dominate but over all it was a functional if slightly drab stay.
Great hostel with super friendly staff. The facilities are all really good, kitchen is big and clean and has everything you need in it. The location is good, and everything you need or want is within walking distance. Its a great hostel.
I liked Pelikan Larry so much, I went back again - first time I've done that. I think the AWESOME day staff contribute a lot to the great atmosphere of the place. The girls at the front desk and the cleaning staff and just awesome people, and Beatriz the salsa instructor is a sweetheart. Beds are super comfy, and bathrooms and lovely and clean. Best shower I've had in ages! Like the long table in the communal area - great for meeting other guests. Kitchen good enough.
The staff was very helpful and the price was more than acceptable for a private room.
great location very friendly staff
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Really enjoyed our stay, Lovely hostel great Kitchen & great beds!!
I stayed during the Feria de Cali 2012, previously stayed in May 2011, so what has changed? Staff and facilities are still excellent, hostel is well maintained. However there didn't seem many activities being organised. Supposedly a BBQ was set for NYE but that was canceled. A large group of Argentinians were camping in the courtyard and created a lot of noise and constantly occupied the kitchen area. Management should consider how to handle that and avoid losing full paying guests.
Had an amazing time at this hostel from the moment i arrived, met amazing people and the staff were like family, after 3 weeks i decided to move on to cartagena but i missed cali and the pelican larry so much i decided to return 2 nights later. Already thinking of my return to the amazing country of Colombia Cali and the PELICAN LARRY. Love you all ;)
A great location & cool hostel whether you want to chill out, have a few beers or go to one of the numerous clubs in town......Nice lounge area with sofas for watching sport / films to nurse the aguadierte hangovers......
The owner and his staff are excellent. They know the city and the country very well and always have time to talk to you and advised on where to go, what to do and how to get there. The hostel is clean, has very comfortable beds and is very well run. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here
the internet was down in the area when i was there so had to use internet cafes but it wasnt an issue. I had an excellent time at this hostel.