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Hostel Caracol

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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed one night in a four bed dorm which was cosy with not much space. 3/4 bathrooms, all clean but lacking in hot water. Felt very secure and had excellent lockers with power sockets inside. Average kitchen, not very well stocked but did the job. Nice communal area and friendly, helpful staff. 15 minutes walk from the bus station.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course it is, and not just because "Caracol" means snail in Spanish! We moved to Hostel Caracol from another hostel in Popayan (ah, more on that one in another review!), and found a haven for the rest of our week long visit. Fronted by a small coffee shop, the hostel is all on one floor (street level, great for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located to the center, good ambiance and vibe, very friendly and informative Scottish owners, quiet, older crowd (you want more younger atmosphere, go to their other hostel, Hostel Trail), comfortable beds, extremely clean bathrooms with lovely hot showers, basic but well laid out kitchen to accomodate the jostling around of cooking with other travelers at the same time. Tony... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hostel Caracol has a wonderful staff that is always helpful and can really point you in the right direction for things you want to do in or near Popayan. They have great information on tours and such so much of the work is done for you. If you like it quiet, not a problem, after 10pmish it's quiet so you... More 

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Auroville, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I was there with my family, so we booked the bunk bed room. It was clean, the stuff was friendly and helpuful. Our kids loved the easy going atmosphere and location, so close of the center. We feel safe and protected there. Also had nice

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Popayan, Colombia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great location, comfortable rooms and atmosphere. It can be a bit noisy with guests arrive late at night, especially on the weekend. The doorbell system to get in is a bit of a pain, especially at three in the morning. As with most hostels the kitchen system could use some improvement (the fridge was quite unpleasant). We stayed here, ParkLife... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 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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