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Columba Hostel

Calle Valparaiso 618, Vina del Mar, Chile (Formerly Kalagen Hostel)
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Lisbon, Portugal
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The rooms were actually quite good and there seemed to be a lot of security (cameras, a bracelet required to enter the hostel) All the same, we went out for lunch and someone broke into our locker in the meanwhile. They had taken it all: passports, cameras and iPhones. A total nightmare. Upon looking at the security footage we saw... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The bf and I stayed in the matrimonial ensuite. At first glance, we were a bit underwhelmed but it seemed okay. We quickly realized there was little privacy since the doors offer no sound insulation whatsoever. You can literally hear EVERYTHING. It doesn't have to be someone/thing loud. As such, our "relaxing" weekend was rather sleepless. We payed extra to... More 

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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It wasn't something extraordinary, but that is a hostel. The good points were that it was clean, staff speaks english, they have wifi in common areas. The minus is the only plug for the room and anyone can actually enter the hostel.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The hostel is well located. It`s a good place to meet and make friends. But the problem begins when you need help from the staff. They don't know the city, because most of them are foreigners, and when you need any assistance they are useless.

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Did not even want to leave my soap on any surface in case it might get ruined. No warm water from showers, 1 out of the five showers actually work. Accommodates around 100 people, so the amount of showers do not accommodate anyone. Only one power outlet in a 10 person bedroom. Anyone can get in, even during night time... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I arrived at the place, got settled in my room. At night around 2:30AM I felt anymals crowling all ove me. I got up, and since the lights were off, I was not able to see that my sheets were about 5 beg-bugs, I turned on my headlamp and I was able to see the HUGE desgusting anymals full of... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Me and my wife spent only one night at Kalagen Hostel. The price was reasonable and accommodations were simple but fit exactly in our needs, a private room with two beds and shared bathroom. The service is fine, staff are very friendly and helpful, everything looked impressive cleaned, even the shared bathroom which is a huge problems in other Hostels.... More 

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

service; the owner was nice to talk to and some of the other staff were friendly, but one particular staff member was not so friendly. i felt as though asking him questions was only disrupting his day so i didnt bother to be friendly to him either. hostel; it is a large hostel which has so much potential that its... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

My friend and I arrived here late one evening and that is the only reason we stayed the night. We asked for the cheapest beds (which were quite cheap) but that was a mistake. There were so many beds in the room that the poor people sleeping on the top bunks ( like myself) did not have a ladder to... More 

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2 Thank Sarah D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

It's a really nice place! I recommend ask for a room away from the lobby because it has music until 1:00 am! It is an awesome hostel, with breakfast, tv room and a lot of bathrooms! The hostel is in the downtown so everything is close to there!

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