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Hostal Le Papillon

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Calle 7 #8-28, San Gil 00, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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TYPOUCET
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost seems to cheap to be true but Sylvain, the owner, is a perfect host, took us mountain biking around for half day (for free) and was always full of good recommendations. Also recommending the rafting activity here, very nice team with very nice meal served afterwards!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice place, there is everything you need : free drinkable water, free home made bread and marmelade in the morning, kitchen, garden, hammocks, computer, just a few blocks away from the center. And it is very cheap! There's a grocery store just accross the street. Sylvain and Ximena, the owners are very nice and friendly. Sylvain speaks fluently... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stayed in this gorgeous hostel for longer than planned.... Stayed in 8 bed dorm which was v clean with comfortable beds. Perfect sleeping temperature. Kitchen space was clean and well stocked. There is a great little courtyard garden with hammocks and a big table outside where people would congregate every evening with beers and some food to share travel plans... More 

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Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Loved staying here. Not the fanciest of hostels, but it is one of the cheapest you can find in Colombia. The owners are so awesome and friendly! I have read some reviews on TA about them being unkind or condescending...but I found them totally amazing! I gather that they just appreciate it when you make an effort to speak Spanish... More 

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hostallepapillon, Gerente at Hostal Le Papillon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review, i think is the best answer to the bad review we had before. I apreciate. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in papillon hostel for 2 nights and would have liked to stay for longer. The owner, is a great host. He will help you organise a adventures in San Gill and bakes fresh bread each morning. Free coffee too.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

this hostal is a quiet place to drop your bag and pass a wonderful stay in santerders!!!! It had a great location close to town ,the bedrooms are really nice and clean as all the hostal , a super kitchen is at your disposition all the time ,and the garden are a peacefull place to relax in the hamoc !the... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is great for a backpacker looking to meet other backpackers, or relax. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the owner is fantastic and friendly. The coffee is REAL which is amazing for Colombia, and when I was there, the owner had made bread that we could have. The setup is lovely, bright and sunny, and there is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a comfortable stay here, the rooms are basic but reasonably priced. The kitchen facilities are good and you get free coffee all day. The downside is this hostel is on a steep hill so this can be a bit of a nightmare at times (especially when you forget things and have to go all the way back) the... More 

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hostallepapillon, Gerente at Hostal Le Papillon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review, about the hill, San Gil is a very steep town and we are in one typical street, and for that reason at only 5 blocks of the centre it's very quiet, no noise from the town. I'm from the french part of Switzerland and my native language is french so i thing is natural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent hostel. Knowledgeable, relaxed and helpful owners who live in the place. This means there's always someone around if you have questions, AND they have the best kitchen (and I mean that) I have found in any hostel around the world. + Kitchen with professional 6-pit stove, working oven, blender, pyrex dishes which means you can cook oven dishes (lasagna,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

At the age of 35 - almost 36 - I had never slept in a hostel before. I guess one could say I had a privileged lifestyle or I simply wasn't into the whole concept. As a matter of fact we got a private room, with shared bathroom. That is as far as I would go. The experience wasn't traumatic... More 

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hostallepapillon, Propietario at Hostal Le Papillon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, i just want to make it clear that the rooms do have Windows that open to the "patio" like in the old typical colonial houses in South america. If you watch the pictures that appaear in the site you can see it clearely, so if you like what you see, you will like our hostel. More 

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