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Hostel Caracol

Calle 4 No. 2-21 | Centro Historico, Popayan, Colombia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
46 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for a short stay. Recently spent two nights here and it was very quiet and relaxed, so great if you need to catch up on sleep, not so good if you want to socialize. It's very clean, beds are comfortable, rooms are big enough for luggage, shared bathroom and shower facilities very clean with hot water. Kitchen is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I initially stayed at Hostel Trail (owned by the same people). Check out my review of Hostel Trail to catch up :) After staying at Hostel Trail for two days I elected to move to Hostel Caracol. The hostel offers ''Long Term Stays'' and as I was in Popayan for 3 weeks this was a good option. I opted for... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

we stayed here for 3 nights since we love the town and the vibes. the room was too bright, the bathroom had smell, it seems that they only clean it once a day. the kitchen doesn't have microwave and no exhaust so so you can get the smell from the kitchen in your room.the internet connection was fast.

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Hostel is very quiet and conveniently located a few blocks from the city center and main park. Staff were very friendly and helpful and offered good recommendations for places to eat. The hostel was very quiet, with only 3 guests checked in. The mattresses weren't the most comfortable, but you can still slept well given the lack of noise. There... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Awesome place to stay and feel safe and comfortable. Staff and owners are extremely helpful and friendly. Lots of options for local travel with owners and their new van. Easy day trips available and a few more challenging trips if you are up to it!

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Galway, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. The first night we were in a double room, which was absolutely fine (although no natural light in the room). However all the double rooms were fully booked the second night, so we moved into a 4 bed dorm. I wasn't long in bed in one of the top bunks when two of the planks... More 

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Tony C, Owner at Hostel Caracol, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay at the Hostel Caracol. Our bunk beds have wooden slats below the mattresses which can move over time and we are sorry to hear that one of the slats fell through. Our staff are excellent at problem solving and so it's unfortunate you didn't pop down to the reception area as they... More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were sent to Caracol by the owners of ParkLife because their hotel was fully booked. Caracol is a small hostel with only about ten rooms (two of which are 4- and 6-person dorms). Even though this is not a party hostel, all the rooms are situated either next to the washing area, kitchen or seating area, which means that... More 

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Tony C, Owner at Hostel Caracol, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you found your stay a little bit noisy - we try our best to make sure that the noise coming from the common areas is minimal but every now and then we get noisy guest! We hope this didn´t affect your stay in Popayan and we wish you the best for the rest of your trip! More 

London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed three nights in Hostel Caracol and loved it. The rooms are spacious, bright and very clean and the beds comfortable. The shared bathroom we used was fairly big, immaculately clean and has the loveliest, hottest shower. But the best were the staff - Marta helped us with planning our trip around Colombia, made a reservation for us at... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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417 reviews 417 reviews
74 hotel reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have stayed here twice during the past year. The owners are a Scottish couple who are both exceptionally knowledgeable about the area and take extreme pride in their hostel. The support staff is equally professional and very friendly. The private rooms are large and clean and the dorms are spacious. There are plenty of bathrooms/showers - all of which... More 

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Beaverton, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We only stayed at the Caracol for one night, but wish we could have stayed longer. The hostel was tastefully decorated, quiet, and clean. Lots of hot water in the showers. We stayed in the room directly opposite from the reception desk and didn't have any problem with noise. The chairs in the common areas are more suitable for children,... More 

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Address: Calle 4 No. 2-21 | Centro Historico, Popayan, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Cauca Department > Popayan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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