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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This hostel is a house/estate converted into a traveler's domicile. There are 2.5 floors with multiple bathrooms and bedrooms located throughout. There are two computers to use by the check out area. Wireless internet is spotty as best, but if you're in Colombia there's no need for surfing the web. The backyard has a large patio with a small outdoor... More 

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

My friends and I have just returned from a weekend in Cali where we stayed at La Pinta Boogaloo. We found a pleasant hostel, with friendly staff and a nice pool. The room was a little tatty and could have used some work to fix the minor problems - the doors that didn't quite close properly, the sinks that didn't... More 

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Sucre, Bolivia
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013

I spent two happy weeks in Cali learning Salsa and going out practicing my my new found skills. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The beds are comfortable and the pool is perfect for when you need to recover from the previous nights activities. You can walk into town in 15 minutes and the hostel is positioned very central... More 

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Paris, France
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41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013

ok there is a swimming pool which is nice. Kitchen is big, common area as well, matress are awesome and the dorms are big. I didnt like the "3 stairs" bed though.. BUT staff is not specialy friendly and the place is FAR from everything ! Cabs didn't know the adress and wouldn't even try to get us back we... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Can't recommend this place more highly. The building is beautiful with large airy rooms, comfy beds and good bathrooms. We had a private room for the night (delux garden double) which was really big with a sunken jacuzzi bath and a powerful (and hot!) shower. The common areas are well thought out with lots of space, good wifi, a projector... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

owner of the hotel went above and beyond to help us with all our needs. the property itself is wonderful. big swimmingpool and good socialising area to meet other travellers. would defiately recommend.

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panama
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2013

La pinta boogaloo was like an oasis within the city..beautiful property with a great pool, outside lounging areas, BBQ and a big avacado tree! Food is great and the chef is always up to whip you up something nice, outside of normal hours..great living room area with massive projection screen, good for lo key nights..the staff is excellent..Always up to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Great place to relax, great value for money (+-10 dollar per night for a dorm) with swimmingpool sauna, movie room and clean and good bedrooms. Location is good, pretty central, but at night you should take a cab back home. A good variation upon the partyhostels :)

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Pasto, Colombia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

It is quite rare for me to review a hostel, and I understand some people only leave reviews if they've had a bad experience but La Pinta Boogaloo is such an extraordinary hostel it deserves a more rounded description of what it is about. First of all, it is essentially a mansion; it has a fabulous pool, patio and bar... More 

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3 Thank TheCha1rman
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2013

My boyfriend and I were excited to stay in this hostel after having read the reviews online but we were far from excited when we arrived there. Firstly the hostel is in the middle of a residential neighborhood and non of the taxi drivers know how to find it. We experienced 2 journeys where the taxi drivers got lost and... More 

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Rodrigo E, Owner at The Green Saman, responded to this review

Emma and Michael: I believe that your review is not fair as it only shows bad things about a hostel that I want to clarify and I can assure you it is not the worst Hostel in Colombia. 1. The room you booked was the one you were put on as a BUDGET PRIVATE ROOM that costed 90.000 because you... More 

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Green Saman - Colombian Gastronomic Sanctuary, Backpacker's Paradise, Yoga, Music and Cultural Centre. Cali's newest hostel, opened in October 2011, is located within a beautiful garden in the safe neighbourhood of Bellavista in the hills of the city of Cali. Although just a few minutes from the city centre and the bus terminal, our relaxing location is also the base for hikes to the mountains and the many forms of extreme sports available here in the Valle de Cauca. As backpackers or former backpackers ourselves we think we have everything here you would want from a hostel with our location and service making us one of the best hostels in South America. We will let you judge for yourself though, we can offer you; activities and extreme sports organized every say of the week (paragliding, horse riding, rafting, kite surfing, kite buggy, bungee jumping etc), swimming pool and outdoor bar, sauna, Turkish bath, a former Michelin star chef running our kitchen, free gourmet breakfast, terrace bar, indoor cafe, big screen sports, a beautiful garden setting (where we grow our own food to cook for you), hand-built brand new beds, HOT showers, en-suite rooms with Jacuzzi, free yoga, free salsa classes. And if there is anything you want not listed above, let us know and we will organize it for you. The Green Saman is bringing about a revolution in the South America backpacking experience, come and join us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Green Saman

Address: Carrera 3 Oeste 11-49, Cali, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Price Range: £9 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“The room overlooking the pool is very noisy and needs some work.”
 of 5 bubbles 691HelenC, 11 Jun 2013 | Read review
“I did not stay in the dorm rooms but they seem to be already renovated and are probably the best value in the place.”
 of 5 bubbles ChuckH350, 14 Nov 2012 | Read review
“The dorms are great!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Jennyfish27, 15 Oct 2012 | Read review
“The double room is massive but needs quite a lot of work, and has no doors on the french windows so lets the mozzies in. I didn't see the dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles kljenkins75, 26 Aug 2012 | Read review
“pay the extra for the large suite it's worth it”
 of 5 bubbles JamesR462, 14 May 2012 | Read review
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