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  • 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.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

1st night will be take it for any cancellations giving less than 4 days notice

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


El Dorado International Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

El Dorado has been designed to meet the needs of the modern traveller. Its location, 7 minutess in taxi from San Gil's main square and entertainment centre allows guests to enjoy all the facilities that the town has to offer, in addition staff at the hostel are Colombian/British nationals who can speak Spanish and English fluently, helping travellers understand and connect more easily with the local environment.

Dorms are equipped with 3 or 4 beds the majority with semi double beds and semi orthopaedic mattresses for extra comfort, well decorated cabins are also available; clean linen and towels are also provided free of charge. In addition, in the cabins we have private showers and dry bathrooms while the rest share numerous other WC facilities.
All communal areas are very comfortable and relaxing; the lounge is equipped with Wi-Fi internet, communal computers, LCD, cable TV, DVD player, there is also a self catering kitchen that guests can make use of free of charge.

The hostel also offers lessons in numerous fields, such as Spanish, English and salsa dancing. Kayaking and swimming lessons can also be arranged,
The hostel has its own Extreme Sports company in San Gil to offer guests information, advice and booking services for the different activities that are available, such as, canyoning (the best one), horse riding, walks and many more, rafting, paraglading. All the activities listed are supervised by fully qualified guides and some include English Speaking guides. In addition we also offer advice on other tourist destinations around Colombia and South America. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    this Is a really great hostel, it has everything you need. It’ peaceful, clean, lovely staff, they will help you book all the activities, even the ticket bus. Highly recommended!!! 🤙🏽
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2019
    A beautiful hostel with beautiful art and amazing better! The staff are so friendly and wonderful and helpful with all of my questions and to be friends! I love the chill atmosphere-the music and the murals on the walls. A good hostel to meet with medicine and medicine community and good people and energy. Thank you so much!!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2018
    Awesome in every way, couldn't recommend more. Friendly, clean, safe, fun, great wifi, lots to do, comfy beds, great coffee, great kitchen, nice outdoor space, hot showers, nice tunes, fantastic location by the square. Staff went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Best stay in Colombia and in Sth & Ctrl Am in general. Do it!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    29 Sep 2018
    It was really nice, basic confort and the only negative point was the noise coming from the hall.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Sep 2018
    Really friendly and helpful staff! Quiet atmosphere, great place to relax.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Nov 2018
    Can't really go wrong with this place other than no breakfast offered.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    15 Oct 2018
    Nice hostel with a nice garden. Clean. Our private room was okay, didn’t have a window though so felt a bit claustrophobic. Staff is super nice! It’s a bit of a hippy joint though so might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
    Sweden, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Nov 2018
    Great staff, very helpful and handy for booking tours and buses, with no mark up. Location is perfect- just off the main square, so it's quiet and plenty of food options nearby (Gringo Mike's the obvious one, but the corner cafe by the square does a great eggs breakfast and super cheap). Place needs a little refresh though, dorms are stuffy and have plastic covers on mattress, so extra sweaty. Had a good time though, and it's easy to socialise. Bonus for filtered water and free coffee.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    13 Oct 2018
    We arrived there quite late and unfortunately nobody opened the door for quite a long time. When we finally got in (after help of some locals) the staff was really helpful, gave us tips where to eat, etc and even organized our bis tickets to Santa Marta. Our double room was quite small and had no windows, cleanliness could be improved.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    13 Nov 2018
    I don't really see why this hostel has such a good rating. We met some lovely people here but we all agreed it was not the nicest place we had stayed. The rooms were very small with no windows. Beds had plastic sheets on so quite uncomfortable, cold showers and not very clean. Very limited kitchen utensils. There was free water and tours offered were good value and central location but not somewhere I would stay again.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi