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SamS VIP Hostel San Gil

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

SamS VIP Hostel San Gil offers a top quality service with a relaxed atmosphere. We took the business to another level, amazing views of the town from both terraces, this hostel will make you feel like at home.

Owned by a Local backpacker and all our receptionist are locals so you will have for sure the best information of San Gil. In case we are full we have a second hostel, La Mansion just 1 block from SamS VIP as well located on the main square, is a beautiful 150 years old colonial house.

Sam'S VIP Hostel San Gil boasts great facilities; terrace overlooking the main square, roof top swimming pool, sauna, two modern guest kitchens, clean bathrooms with powerful showers and hot water, TV with directv, free internet, Wi Fi, Poker Table, foosball table, rooms with A/C, as well you can use the facilities at the Mansion hostel, pool table and table tennis. Get disscount at our restaurant and try the steak at the steakhouse you won't regret, motorbike parking.

Here are some recommendations for our guest: (Dont miss)


1. Paragliding at the chicamocha canyon (best experience in your San Gil trip)

2. Rafting grade 5 at the river suarez

3. Cannoning

4. Caving

To visit:

1. Barichara, (The most beautiful town in Colombia, just 30 min from San Gil) stay at Tinto Hostel the charmiest and pritiest hostel you might ever seen

2. Juan Cury Waterfalls

To eat

1. Try all kind of fruits at the food market (just one block from the hostel) Breakfast

2. For lunch have something light as you might be involved in many activities.

3. For dinner, get ready for one of the best and cheapest steaks on your trip at our steakhouse 300gr tenderloin for just 7 US.


1. Enjoy the main square where you can have few drinks before you go party.

2. Some bars in town close to the main square both located in the same shopping center.

Hope you enjoy your visit and ask reception girls for anything you need. Remember we just recommend the best options and the best value for money, you can buy bus tickets and even make reservation to your next destination.

We provide a luggage holding rooms for longer periods of time.

Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Free coffee

Children are not allowed to stay in dorms. If travelling with children please book a private room. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Great hostel in San Gil with friendly staff. They arrange all of the activities for you which is super convenient. White water rafting, paragliding, canyoning, etc. Our private room with bathroom ensuite was very spacious and clean. We had a/c in our room, but it was VERY loud and obnoxious, so we didn’t use it. The room was very hot with just the fan. The hostel provides coffee and fruit in the morning.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Jun 2019
    Best place to stay in San Gil! Very friendly and helpful staff, well equipped kitchens, nice pool and sauna. Location is right on the main square and the property is very safe. Felipe who works at reception was so amazing everyday - welcoming, explained everything about the area and was always happy to help. I loved staying here.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    Such a great hostel! Staff were so helpful. The tejo night was so fun and such a good way to bond with the other guests. Location was perfect and the hostel were great at arranging activities and buses.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Apr 2019
    Can't say much. It had everything I needed. The staff were very nice and welcoming and helpful when it came to picking things to do or general information. Social area was basic but very nice and accomodating much like the rooms which were secure and comfortable. It was nice to have a pool too even though it was fairly small. It's located in the perfect part of the town and there are some very nice restaurants near by. Very nice hostel, will defo use again if I return
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 May 2019
    Highly recommend staying at Sam's. Central location, bookings made really easy through front desk, great security, kitchen, pool, balcony. Atmosphere wasn't that great but that's because everyone is off doing day long adventures around the canyon and rivers. I highly recommend asking for Adrián as your tour guide in the Chicamocha hikes/canyoning- he's so friendly and awesome!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Apr 2019
    Really nice hostel. The staff were super friendly and the balcony area is super nice. The dorm rooms don’t get a lot of light and the bathrooms weren’t the best but you can’t beat the location and how helpful the staff is.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Jul 2019
    Good hostel. Only stayed a night on my way to another town nearby. The lady at the front desk was really nice and gave useful information. Both terraces have lovely views on opposites sides of the hostel, did not get to use the pool but it's a nice place to relax and chat amongst other travelers.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    29 Apr 2019
    Nice location on the square, helpful staff, and lots of activities on offer. Stored our bags while we stayed in Barichara.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.6


    12 Apr 2019
    There are better and much cheaper Hostels in San Gil. My room in Sam's VIP was extremely small and only had a small window. There were much better rooms so I guess you can be lucky - but that this room was the same price as the others simply is unfair. The hostel is good for meeting people but there are not enough WCs, only one kitchen has equipment and is clean while the other is basicly non existant. There is no breakfast, just coffee and fruits that aren't enough for all guests. Too expensive
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 2.3


    05 Jul 2019
    Worst hostel I’ve ever stayed at. Myself and several other people had stuff stolen due to faulty security (my locked private room was broken into and $1300 worth of stuff stolen) safe didn’t work so I couldn’t put my stuff I there. Management was zero help, wouldn’t let us see camera recordings, absolutely terrible Also: only 2 usable bathrooms for the whole hostel. Literally 4 wasps nests inside the hostel. Dirty everything, terrible atmosphere. Pool is a plastic pond Dont stay here
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball