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8.5
Fabulous
628 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

8.5
Fabulous
628 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    8.8
  • Staff
    9
  • Atmosphere
    8.4
  • Cleanliness
    8.2
  • Value for Money
    7.8
  • Facilities
    7.8

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9.7
Superb
Sep 26, 2022
Great location, far from the noise of the center but close enough to take a nice stroll along the water. Staff was very friendly and had amazing recommendations.
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Female, 25-30
8.6
Fabulous
Sep 21, 2022
Had a great time during my stay here. Got to know the staff really well. Dorm can be pretty hot at night without aircon! Would recommend.
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Female, 25-30
9.4
Superb
Aug 29, 2022
I came to San Andres to Scuba dive and this location was perfect. 15 minute walk to town center, a supermarket nearby, and a Subway sandwhich shop which was key for a quick bite between dives and dive naps. Julio showed me around the island and was awesome to hang out with giving a local experience. Juan and the staff were super helpful with recommendations on where to go, avoiding tourist traps, food, and were super accommodating - Juan even gave me a ride to the airport. There is no air con but they give you a fan you can put right next to you and you’ll be fine (i was in private room). There is no hot water in shower but it is not ice cold its actually perfect given how warm it is. One warning to facilitate airflow the doors don’t go to the ceiling so there a gap - make sure to buy bug spray and spray before bed to ward off mosquitos
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Book Exchange
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi