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Reviews of El Viajero Hostel Cali & Salsa School

Hostel | Carrera 5a #4-56, Barrio San Antonio, Cali, Colombia 00000

88.9% Overall Rating

28 out of 30 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/06/2015)

Mattia Ducoli thinks…

"Very good atmosphere and more activity inside. Staff friendly and helpful! Clean and with a swimming pool and bar. Very good"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bicycle hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note: our pool will be under maintenance from the 09th of June until Saturday 13th.

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88.9%

Overall Rating

28 out of 30 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'El Viajero Hostel Cali & Salsa School'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
86.4%
Value
86.4%
Safety
95.2%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel, well maintained.

Disliked: Bar closes at 2330, a little early for the weekends.

100.0%
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Mattia Ducoli

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2015 Mattia would recommend this property

Liked: Very good atmosphere and more activity inside. Staff friendly and helpful! Clean and with a swimming pool and bar. Very good

Disliked: Mattia left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Jasmine Thanh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 May 2015 Jasmine would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel! I would definitely suggest El Viajero if you come and visit Cali. First, everything is clean more than what you would expect from dorns. Some rooms are small and thight but still is ok. Moreover, super safe, you have a locker under the bunkbeds as well as a safetybox. It might have problems opening, but the staff is always there to help. Many showers and bathrooms. Pool and free salsa classes are a definitely great plus. There are also many places to hang out (hammocks, by the poil, tables, long chairs) Breakfast has quite variety: cereals, bread, fruits, milk, yogourt, juice,coffee and tea Staff is helfpful with any questions.

Disliked: Only thing that bothers i would say is that the bar, music and chilling area around the pool generally closes at 11pm. Which breaks the party if we coule say so. What usually happens is that we form groips and go out, but the fact it is impossible to hang out at the hostel later at night is a little downer.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Mark Candey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2015 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Good breakfast. Nice swimming pool. Free salsa and yoga classes. Cinema nights, circus shows, foozball table. Hammocks. Bar. Chilled. Plenty of showers. Good kitchen.

Disliked: Nothing really.

100.0%
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Andrew Galindo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2015 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was good, lots of showers, clean, places to hang out and the pool

Disliked: The bar closes to early

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly crowd, clean facilities

Disliked: Bar closes too early...quiet time. A bit to restrictive on rules.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free salsa and yoga classes, great breakfast, nicest place to meet other travelers and find people to go out with. The staff is helpful and nice, the simmingpool amazing to chill during daytime and rest from too much partying. The location is just awesome, close to the best salsa bars and to the lovely park of San Antonio, 15 mns walking distance from a huge supermarket. big kitchen to cook your own food. WARNING, You-ll get to el vajero planning to stay a couple of nights and you ll end up staying for weeks!

Disliked: nothing

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IVO SUVEE

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday

11 February 2015 IVO would recommend this property

Liked: Showers Pool Atmosphere...

Disliked: IVO left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the pool in the hostels backyard, this was a very easy place to meet other travelers. They had a lot of good ideas of what to do in Cali and around. There was a schedule with suggesting the daily activities. The bar was really nice, and the woman working there seemed awesome!

Disliked: The staff were a bit clueless about the activities they suggested. Some of the staff members had a bit of an aditude...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

11 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice chilled out place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

10 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel with pool and beautiful outside area, nice bar and great atmosphere. Staff is friendly and really helpful, location is good, right next to a highly frequented road (can't hear it in the hostel though).

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free breakfast, free salsa lessons and more! You can always find someone to go out for dancing.

Disliked: its a party hostel, if you want to spend quiet time, dont recomand to stay here.

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway

18 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's fun, clean & well located.

Disliked: it's noisy, as most of the rooms are around the swimming pools.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I absolutely loved El Viajero, and Cali! I was supposed to stay for 3 days but ended up staying for nearly 3 weeks. The common areas are good, pool nice and clean, great juices in bargood breakfast,, showers and toilets always clean, and staff is absolutely amazing. Don't forget to do the free salsa classes!

Disliked: There's nothing to dislike about this place

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 June 2014

Liked: The look is nice

Disliked: It is really controlled like their chain in cartagena also. They dont let u stay up and make it really clear that u must go to bed like they are parents Bar was awful, ran out of booze at 10pm, no cups, small shots Overall an awful hostel experience and i have been to many in colombia

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good pool and good bar area

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything you need, it's all here.

Disliked: Location is a bit sketch after dark (but perhaps all of Cali is?) with little to do on the block...either taxi out or stay in.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping

01 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff uber helpful, chill out areas, hammocks, location was great. The idea of free Salsa class (you need to book in advance as space runs out), organised salsa outings, swimming pool, GREAT breakfast

Disliked: Its a party hostel ...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing staff and great to have a pool. Free salsa lessons a definite plus.

Disliked: Breakfast was super basic

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Eleanor Robson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2014 Eleanor would recommend this property

Liked: The pool is awesome, atmosphere fun, great location in San Antonio. Beautiful old building. The hostel is really helpful suggesting clubs for each night and organising help to get there.

Disliked: Showers have awful pressure and often cold. Some staff seem aloof. Don't offer a useful map.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic hostel, salsa lessons were great. Came here for 3 nights, ended up staying nearly 2 weeks! They tell guests which places to go salsa dancing each night and they were generally great places, with a good mix and incredible dancers and travellers just learning. Also had free yoga lessons 3 or 4 days a week whch were great. Breakfast was plentiful. Bar was reasonably priced. Close to many of the salsa bars, and since there were a lot of travellers there, if bars were further, a shared taxi was cheap. Pool was always clean.

Disliked: Breakfast only between 8 and 10am, which meant we always had to get up early after a late night salsaing or miss it :( Sometimes music was a bit loud during the day when we just wanted to chill out in peace for a while! (but to to fair, the music was generally good)

100.0%
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Paulina Klik

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 December 2013 Paulina would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was amazing, very helpful and nice (as oppose to one in Cartagena). Especially Jaron.

Disliked: I liked it.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013

Liked: Good kitchen. Good social areas

Disliked: Noisy. Our room was next to the bar area and our door wouldn't close. Staff not very friendly

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Scott Lawson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2013 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly staff that wanted to make sure your stay was a positive one. clean hostel with good clean beds. Breakfast is really good. Free salsa lessons and an organised visit to a salsa club everynight. Would highly recommend to stay here.

Disliked: Scott left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ayelet kalderon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2013 ayelet would recommend this property

Liked: It was the best hostel I have ever stay in! and i am traveling for 5 months so far! I liked everything: first, the best reception! so kind and really cool people! they will help you with every thing, and they recomend every day what to do in the day time and in the night time. then the atmosphere of the hostel- salsa every where, in the pool, in the studio, in the movie room. very very nice pool. cool people, always going out together. and of course the free salsa and yoga classes are awesome! I planned to stay for 3-4 days and finally I stayed for 10 days. realllly good hostel, I will come back next year:)

Disliked: the only thing that i can recommend the hostel to improve is to put some shelfs in the room so the rooms will not be in mess all the time. and it will be much comfortable to organize your stuff. especially if you stay more then 4 days (it is happened to every one)


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