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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2020
    Juan is an absolute gem of a person. He is extremely helpful, especially if you are like me and don’t plan ahead at all. After checking myself and two friends into the hostel he proceeded to help us setup a trip to providencia island and tell us everything about San andres. He coordinated motorcycles to cruise around and last but not least help me purchase the cheapest flight back to cartegena. I just wish all hosts took as much pride as Juan does in making sure his guest have an amazing time.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    6 nights here was not enough. If you're looking for luxury, go somewhere else. If you're looking for a second home on a paradise island - you found it.
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    Blue Almond Hostel and Juan are THE BEST part of San Andrés!!!! It's such a nice place, right next to the beach, only 20min from the center and Juan is so nice and helpful with all of his guests! I would HIGHLY recommend it! You will love it!
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2019
    Amazing hostel, I was more than happy to stay 3 weeks because of the brilliant location, facilities, staff and activities recommended by the hostel owner Juan. A must stay!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Dec 2019
    Never had a better help and service from a hostel! Juan and Siobhan were perfect hosts, giving guidance what to do on the island (please read their home page for good tips of 101 things to do in San Andres and other useful info on getting around) but they are also more than happy to talk you through it. Met some really cool guests there as well and the ambience is chilled, international and safe. Highly recommend!
    Finland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2019
    When reading through the reviews, I thought how great can Juan really be? Turns out, he is amazing!!! Blue Almond has the friendliest, chilled out and homely atmosphere all thanks to Juan - perfect to come back to from diving or being hungover after a night out! Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back! Love from Laura Annabelle & fake Jennifer
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    27 Nov 2019
    Cool, clean hostel in a calm area. Good atmosphere. Helpful hosts; Juan has created a whazapp group that helps guest a lot to communicate and find good plans, or team up - great idea! Bar and nightclub activities are organized regularly. About 15-20 minutes walk to the docks and center; you can walk from the airport if you follow the streets near the coast; Supermarkets and eateries nearby; Wifi weak in the room. Definitely would stay again (and actually did it, coming back from Providencia)
    France, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    14 Sep 2019
    Juan is a great host, gave us lots of great tips on where to eat the first and where to go out at night for the night life and helped us book our activities for the day. Would recommend this hostel 100%!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    22 Dec 2019
    Nice place, nice people. Shibone and Juan are both great. For the price, it has a good infrastructure and everything you need. Probably not the best if you are solo traveler looking for activity (party, group trips, etc), but to relax is definitely a good option.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    21 Nov 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here! Juan is an amazing host and really helps you get the most out of your time on the island. He gave me an express tour on his motorbike my first night, pointing out all the good places to check out, and when we rented a buggy (which he got us a great deal on!), he marked all the cool spots on as well as the places worth skipping. Super helpful! Would definitely stay again :) Thanks Juan!!
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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