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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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
  • Fantastic 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
-Breakfast.
-Hot showers.
-Air Conditioning.
-24 hour reception.
-Check ins past midnight

Location:
-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.

Facilities
-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 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Feb 2020
    Really friendly and warm owners who go out of thier way to make your stay enjoyable, Nice dorm with AC and kitchen.In a nice area and easy access to supermarkets and an easy walk to the beach
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Jan 2020
    This hostel was perfect. The owners are incredible and truly care about you and that you have the best time. They were great about being flexible with letting me hang out at the hostel around my crazy flight schedule. The location is perfect, and the other people were awesome, too. I appreciated that they helped me find a group of friends to explore the island with. Highly recommend staying here. Wifi is great, too.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jan 2020
    I loved this place! Juan is so helpful. He had me join a whatsapp group during your stay, and knows everything there is to do on the island. He set up a motorbike rental for me and it was extremely easy. The rooms are spacious, basic but comfortable, and there are lockers. I spent hardly any time at the hostel because I was out exploring all day but the whatsapp group was so helpful in connecting guests and if I was there longer it would have been an ideal solo travel situation. Stay here!!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Jan 2020
    Juan is the man! This may not have all the bells and the whistles. However, Juan has the best recommendations and will do whatever he can to make you feel at home and make the most of your trip. I highly recommend the blue almond to anyone wanting to make the most of there time at San Andres.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Feb 2020
    I think what makes this hostel AMAZING is the owner. I didn't have much time to research about the trip, so it was extremely helpful that he let us know about activities, restaurants, clubs and bars, and overall answer ANY questions I had about the property and the island! The whatsapp group they have is also amazing. The property is quiet yet has ambience. If you haven't done research about San Andres though, know that the entire island doesn't have hot water and laundry will be expensive.
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Jan 2020
    The Blue Almond is a small, cute, very home-y, hostel within walking distance to the main beach and airport although Juan would advise you not to walk to and from the airport as that is the more dangerous part of town. Plus depending on the time you got in you wouldn’t want to walk in the scorching sun. Juan makes an effort to have all his guests meet and can provide you with so much information on the island and the things to do and see. I enjoyed my time here and would stay again
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Feb 2020
    juan runs a great hostel. from checkin to checkout he gives you everything that the island has to offer. he connects you with whatever youd like to do. in my case i rented scooters for 2 days and he had them delivered directly to the hostel. the facilities could use a bit of TLC, but nothing crazy, a bargain hostel. will def come again and recommend. thanks juan!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    06 Mar 2020
    Alejandro is a great host and he is always giving off positive energy. Ask him for suggestions because he has some good ones! Great atmosphere at the hostel and feels like a home.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    19 Feb 2020
    Owners take really good care of theirs guests. They point you to whatever you need or organize it. They also give alot of information about the island on their homepage. Also there is a whatsapp group which helps the guests to connect or ask questions. Accomendation itself is basic, but clean with ac. In the common area I often found other people to talk to. Kitchen had everything i needed. Had a fun time. Would go again.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    11 Feb 2020
    Staff were amazing, rooms were large, clean and air conditioned.
    England, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi


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