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El Kool Koala Backpackers

Calle 13, 3- 139, Taganga, Colombia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is now known as El Alquimista and the new Spanish owners are very nice. It looks like they have taken steps to improve the old hostel's problems like installing air conditioners in all of the rooms and are currently repainting and reorganizing the kitchen and hang out areas. I got here just a couple days after the new... More 

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Jasper National Park, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The one good thing about this hostel is the staff. Very friendly and helpful. It seemed like a decent hostel on arrival. The common area is a bit bare and didn't really have a relaxed vibe to it. Dorm rooms were like sauna's which is pretty normal for this area but most have fans that reach the top bunk. This... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Had a great stay at El Kool Koala. Its perfectly situated close to the beach, shops and the main restaurant and bar area. The hostel was always clean and tidy and well maintained and the beds were comfy. Its not a party hostel by any means which suited me fine. The hammocks and big screen TV were a great touch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

clean hostel and very quiet. I like the terrace area and really like the hammock to nap a little. The location is good it´s 3 blocks away from the beach. The prices are good. The room has really nice A/C and you can turn it on at any time. Beds were comfortable also and the staff very helpfull

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I recently stayed at El Kool Koala in Taganga, Colombia. What set this place apart from others in Taganga was the staff. Mateo the Aussie owner was really nice and down to earth and great to chat to about Colombia and travel in general. But another highlight was the local Colombian staff who also work there and are around when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012 via mobile

I was traveling with a couple of friends and we planned to stay at the Kool Koala for 2 nights. We had such a great time and the staff were awesome. We ended up staying for a week. Great atmosphere. So friendly and easy going. Location was perfect for us.

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