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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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106 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This is a hostel you will never forget! A place you always want to return to :-) Why?Columba Hostel is in the center of Viña del Mar nearby all the bars and nearby the beach. The hostel is clean, the wifi is very good and breakfast is included! But the main reason are the staff and the lovely new owner... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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45 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The rooms were actually quite good and there seemed to be a lot of security (cameras, a bracelet required to enter the hostel) All the same, we went out for lunch and someone broke into our locker in the meanwhile. They had taken it all: passports, cameras and iPhones. A total nightmare. Upon looking at the security footage we saw... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

The bf and I stayed in the matrimonial ensuite. At first glance, we were a bit underwhelmed but it seemed okay. We quickly realized there was little privacy since the doors offer no sound insulation whatsoever. You can literally hear EVERYTHING. It doesn't have to be someone/thing loud. As such, our "relaxing" weekend was rather sleepless. We payed extra to... More 

Thank Marissa V
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70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

It wasn't something extraordinary, but that is a hostel. The good points were that it was clean, staff speaks english, they have wifi in common areas. The minus is the only plug for the room and anyone can actually enter the hostel.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

The hostel is well located. It`s a good place to meet and make friends. But the problem begins when you need help from the staff. They don't know the city, because most of them are foreigners, and when you need any assistance they are useless.

1 Thank Mauricio D
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Did not even want to leave my soap on any surface in case it might get ruined. No warm water from showers, 1 out of the five showers actually work. Accommodates around 100 people, so the amount of showers do not accommodate anyone. Only one power outlet in a 10 person bedroom. Anyone can get in, even during night time... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

I arrived at the place, got settled in my room. At night around 2:30AM I felt anymals crowling all ove me. I got up, and since the lights were off, I was not able to see that my sheets were about 5 beg-bugs, I turned on my headlamp and I was able to see the HUGE desgusting anymals full of... More 

Thank jose V
Porto Alegre, RS
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Me and my wife spent only one night at Kalagen Hostel. The price was reasonable and accommodations were simple but fit exactly in our needs, a private room with two beds and shared bathroom. The service is fine, staff are very friendly and helpful, everything looked impressive cleaned, even the shared bathroom which is a huge problems in other Hostels.... More 

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2013

service; the owner was nice to talk to and some of the other staff were friendly, but one particular staff member was not so friendly. i felt as though asking him questions was only disrupting his day so i didnt bother to be friendly to him either. hostel; it is a large hostel which has so much potential that its... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013

My friend and I arrived here late one evening and that is the only reason we stayed the night. We asked for the cheapest beds (which were quite cheap) but that was a mistake. There were so many beds in the room that the poor people sleeping on the top bunks ( like myself) did not have a ladder to... More 

2 Thank Sarah D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Columba Hostell has been created to fill a growing need for lodging in Vina del Mar, motivated by the large number of persons visiting the city or on their way to other parts of Chile.Viña del Mar, is recognized as the tourist capital of Chile and as the 'Garden City' for being surrounded by large green areas.Along with providing accommodation in the center of Vina del Mar, with all the necessary amenities to make your stay something pleasant, we are able to offer a series of tours and activities that will make your stay more complete by orienting you with respect to local attractions and the country.The hostel has 17 rooms, 3 of which are rooms with private bathroom. It offers shared rooms and doubles, triples and quadruples private rooms.Columba Hostel offers common areas like the lounge, where you can enjoy the library as well as computers with Internet and Wi-Fi.The dining room accommodates 30 people, and all the guests have the possibility to use the kitchen and a food processing room, full equipped.Services offered are:Internet access.Computers with headphones and microphones .Wifi in all rooms .Accept Fully equipped kitchen.Food preparation room .Dining rooms with TV .Multipurpose RoomLaundry. Sheets and blankets at no charge. Towel RentalVending machines for coffee and drinks. Lockers in each room. Safe luggage roomHot water 24 hrs. Library Phone Free Movies on DVD Board Games Book ExchangeTourism Information. Sales of tours and transfers. No restrictions on time of arrival24 Hrs ReceptionPlease note:Check in time: 14pmCheck out time: 12pmBreakfast Included. Taxes Included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Columba Hostel

Address: Calle Valparaiso 618, Vina del Mar, Chile (Formerly Kalagen Hostel)
Region: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Vina del Mar
Price Range: £21 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Columba Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Don't trust their lockers, as they can easily be broken into”
 of 5 bubbles franciscopcoutinho, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“It is very close to the museums, beach, and casino”
 of 5 bubbles josev156, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
“do not stay here!!”
 of 5 bubbles kendallsalo, 3 May 2013 | Read review
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