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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The original and most popular hostel in San Gil famous for its helpful Information and a great social atmosphere Macondo continues to rank number 1 in all major guide books. Host of San Gils famous Tejo Tuesdays (local game with explosions) its a great place to meet other travellers and form groups to take on adventure activities.

Relax amongst the mango and papaya trees in one of the best hostel gardens in the country complete with a heated jacuzzi to unwind after a hard day of adventure.

Unlike other hostels in town we don't close our social areas at 6pm and you can enjoy our jacuzzi until 11pm when people most want to use it. Plus you can save money and bring your own drinks to have in the garden.

We have a great selection of board games, direct TV to watch your favourite football team, lockers, kitchen, coffee etc but its the quality of the activities and free information that we give saving our guests money and helping them have the best possible experience that has made us so popular.
With so much on offer in San Gil from so many companies of different standards we help you not waste time and get you on the water, in the air, on 2 wheels or underground with the best guides. Safety is huge or us and we wont recommend anything that I personally havent done myself. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2019
    We had a wonderful stay at Macondo. Very clean, huge bathroom in our dorm with hot water! The large dorm is spacious and the kitchen is pretty well stocked. Really appreciated the free coffee all day. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the owner has lots of insight into activities in the area. It’s easy to have some quiet time or socialize if you want to. there’s usually people hanging out and playing games in the evenings. If you can make it to Tejo Tuesday, it’s a blast!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2019
    If you are in San Gil you must stay at this hostel!!! My buddy and I stayed here and received the best hospitality from the hostel staff and owner, Shaun. They organized all our activities with ease, hosted fun BBQs for the travellers and kept the hostel clean. Shaun and Carlos took the time out of the day to get to know all the backpackers. He even took a group of 10 of us out to watch a colombia football match at a local hot spot. I have never seen a more compassionate hostel owner. Amazing!!!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2019
    Macondo is one of those hostels that you dream of finding in every town. If you could, there would be no bad days when backpacking. The staff are like your friends who make sure everything runs seamlessly, from excursions to nightlife to transportation; the crowd it attracts is laid back and communal; there is a constant supply of coffee. It might not be the flashpacking scene, but if you are visiting San Gil, it would be a mistake not to book here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Awesome place, jacuzzi is great. Stayed there as I was running the marathon. Staff is helpful and joyful. Met other super cool colombian runners. Top place.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 May 2019
    Fab hostel, the owner is super knowledgeable and I’d highly recommend picking his brains. Kitchen is great (real life non-stick pans!) and the place is really clean. All staff are lovely and considerate including the cleaners who will move your washing into a dry space when the inevitable rains come and you’re out. Dorms are spacious with huge shower (with reliable hot water) and big area for storing bags or leaving your stuff. Only downside is that the bunks are a bit noisy.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    Fantastic home base in San Gil. The hostel itself is very pretty and has a great vibe, but really puts this hostel above and beyond is the staff. The owner Shaun (sp?) organized really fun events and made sure everyone attended and had a blast. He also just seemed genuinely eager to ensure everyone had a great time during their stay. Would definitely stay here again.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    Originally booked for 3 nights but ended up staying for 7. Cant fault anything about the hostel. Would give the staff more than a 10 if possible. They really went above and beyond to make my stay in San Gil as enjoyable and hassle free as possible.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Jul 2019
    The best thing about Macondo is the staff - they are all so friendly and make you feel at home. The owner has so much information about what to do in the area and will help you make the most of your stay in San Gil. Good central location, big dorm and nice outdoor space to chill. Social and friendly atmosphere. Really recommend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Jun 2019
    Excellent location close to the main square. The staff at Macondo were extremely helpful at recommending and booking activities. Would happily stay again.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Mar 2019
    Dorms were pretty OK (beds are a bit unstable and hard mattresses), the garden is very nice and staff is super friendly and helpful!
    Liechtenstein, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games