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El Dorado International Hostel

Calle 12 # 8-55, San Gil, Colombia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hostel with a neat atmosphere. The staff and pet dog are awesome, very helpful with good english when needed! The canyoning guides frequent here and are good to talk about tours with. They organise all buses and trips for you its really easy. Good shower and kitchen facilities too.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The location is the best, right on the plaza, there is free coffee, a good kitchen, nice patio area, a hammock, large tv and films to watch, free use of a laptop and the owners/staff are the nicest I have encountered on a 5 month trip. Would stay here again if I went back to San Gil. As soon as... More

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Chester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great location virtually on the plaza. Helpful staff that speak excellent English. Breakfast bar next door doing tasty food. Cheap and cheerful. Beds comfortable but can get hot in the night though fans are provided. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It depends always what your are searching for: The owner Fabio is super friendly and helps you with tours, sigthtsseing and maps. The only thing is because of the old colombian house there is not much air in the rooms. The main doors are during the day wide open so anybody can go in and out. Conclusion: ok for the... More

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Medellin, Colombia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It was a great experience in a great part of town. The staff is very friendly and helpful. the dorms are a bit small. but they come with lockers and they are reasonably priced. The free coffee, TV and guest kitchen is perfect. thanks

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We loved El Dorado; we stayed 5 nights and, as previous reviewers have said, the staff are fantastic - friendly and helpful with booking activities. We booked rafting and paragliding with them and both were excellent. Our room was big, the bed very comfy, and the whole place is kept very clean. We slept well as the common areas were... More

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights in mid january. I was really impressed with the staff here, they went above and beyond to help us plan our trip. (Considering my spanish was a bit spotty, it was also really nice that everyone spoke english well...)Miguel suggested an amazing (off the beaten path) full day hike for us... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

El Dorado International Hostel is one of the best hostels I have been in the last 14 years around 54 different countries. And what it makes the different is the staff, Fabio, one of the owners, Sandra, his girlfriend and Mari, his sister. They treated us as a family, they are all the time looking after all the guest, cleaning... More

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Wetteren, Belgium
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46 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

San Gil is the place to be for adventure sports, so you need a hostel which can help you organizing this. At El Dorado you're in the right spot. They organize a lot of tours (biking, canopy, canyoning, rafting,...) themselves and what they don't organize they find for you. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hostel is right... More

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Taos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

There are plenty of foreign owned and foreign run hostels around the world. And good times can be had at these. But if you want to get to know Colombia through her people and not just her sites and places, I recommend the El Dorado. The family (brother, sister and cousins) who run the hostel are truly special people who... More

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Address: Calle 12 # 8-55, San Gil, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Santander Department > San Gil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Dorado has been designed to meet the needs of the modern traveller, its location, 20 meters from San Gil's main square and entertainment centre allows guests to enjoy all the facilities that the town has to offer, in addition staff at the hostel are Colombian/British nationals who can speak Spanish and English fluently, helping travellers understand and connect more easily with the local environment. Most dorms are equipped with 3 or 4 beds the majority with semi double beds and semi orthopaedic mattresses for extra comfort, well decorated double bedrooms are also available; clean linen and towels are also provided free of charge. In addition, some dorms have private showers and toilets while the rest share numerous other WC facilities. All communal areas are very comfortable and relaxing; the lounge is equipped with Wi-Fi internet, communal computers, LCD, cable TV, DVD player. The Bar is located in the back of the hostel; in addition there are bikes could you rent, there is also a self catering kitchen that guests can make use of free of charge. The hostel also offers lessons in numerous fields, such as Spanish, English and salsa dancing. Kayaking and swimming lessons can also be arranged, bicycle and bike hire are also available at the hostel. The hostel have you own Extreme Sports company in San Gil to offer guests information, advice and booking services for the different activities that are available, such as, canyoning (the best one), horse riding, walks and many more, rafting, paraglading. All the activities listed are supervised by fully qualified guides and some include English Speaking guides. In addition we also offer advice on other tourist destinations around Colombia and South America. ... more   less 
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