Let me start by saying that I don't usually write reviews about hotels or hostels. Just not my style.
But... This Hostel has got to be seen to be believed!
I arrived in Cali, Colombia the day before New Years Eve at 8pm and completely overlooked the fact that I would be arriving during the Feria (Annual Festival) in Cali which was going to last 1 week.
I arrived at another Hostel and they advised that they had NO rooms available at all for the next week!
They kindly called practically ALL the hostels in Cali and NO one had any rooms at all! Not even a Dorm!
Luckily the lady at the Hostel knew a friend who knew of the Colombian Hostel and called them to check availability.
Well, they did and they reserved a Dorm Room for me. The cost was more than a standard budget Hostel but considering there were NO rooms at any other hostel in Cali, the thought of spending the night on the streets on my first night in Cali, I didn't care!
Well, once I got to the Colombian Hostel, I was warmly greeted by 2 brothers who were waiting for me on the Balcony in front of the hostel.
They were incredibly charming and couldn't do enough for me to get settled in.
Let me tell you that this hostel was more like a Luxury house converted into a hostel! Marble floors, Contemporary Furniture and all the Mod-cons. They even have a Jacuzzi!
The Dorm Rooms were great and the Bunk Beds were made of Solid Wood.
For the price they were charging, this was a bargain! They could easily charge Double!
The other person running the hostel (their Sister) was unfortunately sick that day but was there the next day.
These 3 people were incredibly helpful in every way! They really couldn't have assisted any more than they did. They even took us out sight seeing!! What hostel does that?!?!
Finally, they kindly invited all the guests staying at the Colombian Hostel to celebrate the New Year with their whole family on New Years Eve. How incredible is that!! And we all had an amazing time!
If you are looking for a Safe, Clean, Quiet, Fun, Helpful, Informative and reasonably priced hostel in Cali, Colombia, that is more like your Home away from Home..... Then this should be your ONLY choice!
Seriously!, I was very impressed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All rooms INCLUDE BREAKFAST from 8-10 am (variety throughout the week), A FREE BEER upon your arrival, as well as FREE SALSA CLASES (basic steps). We also have a highly recommended salsa teacher who we work with if you would like to arrange longer and more advanced courses. We have a living room with a 32” LCD Home Theater with many films to choose from. We also have tourist information about the city and other cities in Colombia, a book exchange, and WIFI. One of the hostel´s highlights is our terrace with jacuzzi, hammock, BBQ, board games, stereo, and space to exercise (with strength training led by Mauricio). We have a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need if you would like to cook your own meals. Check in: 14:00Check Out: 12:00 ... more less
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