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Reviews of El Viajero Hostel Cali & Salsa School

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

87.4% Overall Rating

20 out of 22 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/08/2014)

"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…"

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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

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87.4%

Overall Rating

20 out of 22 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'El Viajero Hostel Cali & Salsa School'

Atmosphere
88.2%
Location
83.6%
Facilities
90.0%
Cleanliness
85.5%
Staff
85.5%
Value
84.6%
Safety
94.6%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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

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)

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was really nice - friendly staff, the rooms are in a very good condition, so are the bathrooms and toilets. The common area is nice, there is a pool and everything gets cleaned daily. In general there is a really open and nice atmosphere in El Viajero (also been to the one in San Andres). Nice in the Cali hostel are definetely the Salsa classes you can take for free every nite, to get ready for Cali´s nightlife - there is always a bunch of ppl going out!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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