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Reviews of Sam's VIP Hostel San Gil

Hostel | carrera 10 # 12-33 top floor, San Gil, Colombia 57

93.9% Overall Rating

20 out of 21 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/07/2014)

"Great hostel right in the centre of town. The hostel has everything you need and the staff are really helpful in organising your activities around San Gil. Great hostel!"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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93.9%

Overall Rating

20 out of 21 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sam's VIP Hostel San Gil'

Atmosphere
92.4%
Location
97.1%
Facilities
91.4%
Cleanliness
92.4%
Staff
92.4%
Value
94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel right in the centre of town. The hostel has everything you need and the staff are really helpful in organising your activities around San Gil. Great hostel!

Disliked: Kitchen was not well stocked with utensils

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Kwame Johnson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 May 2014 Kwame would recommend this property

Liked: SAM's is my favorite hostel of all time. That might sound like a bit of hyperbole, but this is the best hostel I've ever stayed at during the 2 months of my Colombian adventure so far. I stayed there for 11 days. The hostel is perfect. There is a roof top pool, a poker table, a large TV and tons of Blue-Ray disks for an impromptu movie night, a balcony that overlooks the main square, located about 2-min walk to the best restaurants and bars in town (Elementales, Gringo Mikes, 7 Tigres Pizza, SAM's Gastro-pub), 2-min walk from a huge fresh produce market, 2-min walk to a wonderful shopping mall; so the location is absolutely perfect. The staff of Johanna, Adrianna, Carlos and the other folks are so friendly and knowledgeable...Johanna in particular is amazing...you will love her. They will organize the numerous activities in the San Gil area, book your ongoing bus tickets and hostel bookings, and pretty much anything else you might need. The rooms are cozy and the beds are comfortable. There are lots of cool spaces to chill in and they will organize a masseuse to come to hostel.

Disliked: Absolutely nothing.

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isabel delanoe

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 February 2014 isabel would recommend this property

Liked: It has a perfect location and is kept very clean! The owner and the staff are very friendly and helpfull. Best option in San Gil!

Disliked: Like most hostels in Colombia, they don´t include breakfast, but they have a very good and well equipated kitchen.

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Paul Eustice

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2014 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great hostel with very nice commom areas and a big balcony with a good view directly over the square. Helpful staff, big kitchen, WiFi was pretty good. Probably the best hostel in San Gil from what other people I spoke to said.

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.

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David Hagler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: NICE hostel. Two kitchens, super location, pool. I don't know how to improve on this place. Carnivores do not overlook the restaurant across the park, it's that good.

Disliked: My pet peeve in life is music going on all day in a hostel. Great if you are partying, invasive and irritating if you are trying to read or concentrate. But everything else was so fantastic I could overlook it.....almost.

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Luisne Mellett

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2013 Luisne would recommend this property

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Sophie Van Driessche

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2013 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

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Janina Klein

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2013 Janina would recommend this property

Liked: Nice pool, very good location

Disliked: It was not allowed to bring alcohol in the hostel

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sarah flynn

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2013 sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Sams Vip Hostel is very clean, great location, great kitchen and very freindly staff!!

Disliked: It was a bit too quiet for us but still very nice all round.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was well located

Disliked: One of the girls at the recption was not friendly at all. She didn't seem to cara about giving information or serving tourists. There were two shared bathrooms but one of them seem to be dirty all the time.

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Sarah Cavaiuolo

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 January 2013 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: We loved everything. Spotless, well equipped, uncrammed kitchen, refreshing dip pool, perfect location on the plaza and a balcony for people watching and meeting other travellers.

Disliked: Sarah left no negative feedback.

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Charles Macdonald

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 November 2012 Charles would recommend this property

Liked: Sam's VIP Hostel is a great place to stay. Overlooks the main square, clean, friendly with a great kitchen and very friendly, well-informed staff. The hostel is right around the corner from the market, and the menu / fillet steak in Sam's Pub are fantastic, as are the microbrews.

Disliked: Charles left no negative feedback.

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Zacariah Doherty

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

22 July 2012 Zacariah would recommend this property

Liked: Great vibe with a good bunch of friendly travellers, excellent kitchen and other facilities and incredible location, I kept on extending my stay.

Disliked: Zacariah left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff are amazing and really helpful, the hostel has a pool and a chill out section with a blue ray player and movies (never seen that in a hostel before) and a big balcony and 2 kitchens with everything you need. Its located right next to the central park area and within close distance to super markets, gyms and restaurants

Disliked: there are only 2 computers with internet and they are both kind old

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Frank Dent

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 March 2012 Frank would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent locaton. Very helpful staff.

Disliked: Frank left no negative feedback.

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Laura Mendes

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 March 2012 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is located right on the main square of San Gil making it ideal. The shared spaces are large and there is a nice roof terrace overlooking the square. The hostel is clean and our room had an en suite bathroom which was lovely and clean. The female receptionist was so helpful and really accomodating even with our millions of questions!

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

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Stefan Schenk

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 January 2012 Stefan would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed three nights in this hostel. and everything was perfect, staff is really nice and the location is superb. I will stay again if i come back to San Gil

Disliked: Stefan left no negative feedback.


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