Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Only a 20-minute walk from the main beach at San Andres Island, Blue Almond Hostel offers budget accommodation with free WiFi and common facilities. The lounge features a Play Station 4 a 32 inch TV and an exchange library.

Diving and snorkeling activities can be booked on site. Bikes, golf cars and scooters can also be rented to explore the island. Additionally, we offer free surf boards and dive tanks for scuba certified guests that bring their own diving equipment.

Our rooms are all in different sizes, big enough to fit all the commodities you would need, there is a large communal kitchen with all facilities, appliances, crockery and cutlery available.

Our common area is a great place to chill out and meet fellow travelers with TV, Play Station 4, board games and a Bluetooth speaker, perfect for a lazy day after a scuba diving immersion, a surf trip or a night out. Our common areas are also the perfect spots to pre-drink and start out the night the right way.

What we have to offer:

-FREE Internet. (We know 1MBPS is bad, but is a lot in the island!)
-FREE luggage storage if you are going to Providencia.
-FREE lockers with electricity outlets inside (bring your own lock).
-FREE Scuba diving tanks for certified divers. (On request and limits apply)
-FREE surfboards (6,4 and 6,8).
-FREE coffee all day long.
-FREE popcorn every night.
-Family run hostel by locals with lots of insight information about the island.
-24 hour vending machine with cheap beer, SIM cards, sodas and snacks.
-You can bring your own alcohol as long as you share it with others.
-All in one Computer in living room running Linux with net access, webcam and DVD burning capabilities.
-No curfew. (you get two keys front door and your room).
-Video Surveillance.
-No outside visitors.
-Bathroom ratio is 1:4 (that means one full bathroom per every 4 persons)
-We supply all bed linens, pillows and towels and change them on request for reservations over 3 days.
-Rental of diving quality snorkel masks for only $15.000 for the Whole day! (+$5000 deposit that you get back)
-Bike rental. Only $35.000 COP the whole day!
-Boarding pass printing for only $2000.
-2 Mixed dorms (10 and 6 people).
-No bunk-beds in the 10 people dorm.
-3 bunk beds in the 6 bed dorm
-The possibility of late checkout (On request and only if reservations permit).

What we DON'T offer
-Hot showers.
-Air Conditioning.
-24 hour reception.
-Check ins past midnight

-1 minute walk from the ocean.
-22.5 seconds away from a convenience store.
-5 Minutes walk away from a medium size supermarket.
-5 minutes walk to Subway (the sandwich thing)
-1 Minute away from a paid gym and 5 mins away from a outdoor free gym.
-10 minute walk to downtown.
-21 minute walk to the main beach.
-1 minute walk to the San Luis bus route
-5 minute walk to the Loma Bus route which takes you to the West side of the island.
-6 minute taxi ride from the airport.

-Small outdoor terraced Area with chairs.
-Fully equipped kitchen.(no Microwave, sorry).
-Book exchange library.
-Living room with 32 inch LCD TV with a whopping 4 channels, Play Station 4 and Netflix!.

We work very hard to have a very respectful and peaceful vibe without the crazy drunken atmosphere offered at other hostels in the island. Our goal is to make you feel like you own a home in the Caribbean and provide you with great social atmosphere, as well as giving you the opportunity to have a good sleep after a busy day of sightseeing the island, we have a strict quiet time of 11.59 PM, but we apply the 80-20 rule, which means that if 80% of the people staying at the hostel want to stay up partying then we move the quiet time accordingly.

After you book with us.
-You will receive a welcome email, in it there'll be a link to a Whatsapp group we created for guest to help coordinate events and activities.
-Send us your arrival time or flight number, that way we can match you with people arriving on the same flights and you can share a taxi.
-You will receive a self check in email, we suggest you fill all the information that way when you arrive to the hostel you check-in time will be faster.

Legal Stuff.
-Registro Nacional de Turismo: RNT29218
-The Blue Almond hostel is committed to enforce Law # 679 of 2001 in which prevents and counteracts the sexual and/or commercial exploitation of underage minors. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jun 2022
    Great hostel. We enjoyed ourselves and the owner is friendly and helpful! Hooked us up with a decent diving company after having an issue with another one. Has everything you need and we definitely recommend to anyone visiting.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 May 2022
    Hostel is run by a family who will help you with anything you need. There is AC at night and really comfortable mattresses. & they have a pet chicken! I would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2022
    Juan was an amazing tentative host. Lalo is greatest hen to walk the earth. She is NOT a cock.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2022
    Absolutely loved my stay here in San Andres! Cozy and intimate space to meet other backpackers during your travels. About 15-20 minutes from downtown, in a safe and friendly area. Several food options are nearby, as well as a supermarket and local laundry service. Wifi is good here, clean common areas, including the bathroom and dorms. Juan really made my stay here and is the star at BlueAlmond. Constantly funny, kind, hospitable, and feels like that cool uncle to have! Will miss you very much!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2022
    10/10 because Juan is a legend. Willing to help organise anything for you and does a map tour when you check in which I love. Great guy.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Jun 2022
    Very nice small hostal located a 15 minute walk from the main beach in a quite residential neighbourhood. Juan the owner is very helpful with anything you need and made my stay on the island very enjoyable
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    29 Aug 2022
    I came to San Andres to Scuba dive and this location was perfect. 15 minute walk to town center, a supermarket nearby, and a Subway sandwhich shop which was key for a quick bite between dives and dive naps. Julio showed me around the island and was awesome to hang out with giving a local experience. Juan and the staff were super helpful with recommendations on where to go, avoiding tourist traps, food, and were super accommodating - Juan even gave me a ride to the airport. There is no air con but they give you a fan you can put right next to you and you’ll be fine (i was in private room). There is no hot water in shower but it is not ice cold its actually perfect given how warm it is. One warning to facilitate airflow the doors don’t go to the ceiling so there a gap - make sure to buy bug spray and spray before bed to ward off mosquitos
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2022
    I had a reasonably decent week here, and having read reviews of other hostels on San Andrés, believe this one is still probably one of the nicer ones on the island. Juan is friendly and helpful, the hostel has some basic facilities, the internet is fast, I met some nice people, and it’s close to stores. Not so good: shower barely drips enough water, mattress so old you sink in the centre, mosquitos and biting flies everywhere, far from nice beaches, and only one area to relax (often full).
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    20 May 2022
    In general, I couldn't not advice this hostel especially for the owner, he charged me money for the snorkeling mask but in reality was not written anything close to the mask and no-one was in to the reception but the problem is how he spoke to me with arrogance and not friendly as an owner should be. The hostel is okay but I definitely not recommend.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    13 Feb 2022
    The rooms are very small, there’s no atmosphere and there’s literally a cock walking around the hostel. There’s a fee for shower after 4pm (?)
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi