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HostelTrail Popayan - Hostel

Carrera 11 No. 4-16 | Centro Historico, Popayan, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Okay, first off - Hostel Trail is owned by the same people that own Hostel Caracol (also in Popayan). Although this review may seem a bit on the negative side, do not take it that way. My review of this particular hostel is based on my opinion, and a two day stay. I ended up at Hostel Caracol for the... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The hostel has a very good value. The location was good, the rooms were clean and the stuff was really nice, breakfast was good. We took the mountain bike "downhill" trip they offer which was really nice. You get two bikes, get driven to thermal springs and then cycle back (mostly) downwards to the city center. It's a nice chance... More 

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
84 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The hostel is located quite conveniently halfway between the bus terminal and the central square. There are lots of decent food places and tiendas as the central square is only 5-10 minutes walk away. The place is really clean and I actually feel like walking around barefoot everywhere, including the showers which is saying quite a bit. Wifi is really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fantastic hostel! We were just passing through, the Scottish lady who owns it was so helpful and cooked an delicious breakfast. Nice rooms, and very clean. Slightly noisy at night with road traffic and not a lot of bathrooms and toilets.

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Chachapoyas, Peru
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Except for the noise of the street in the room, very good hostel, clean and comfortable, nice and cheap breakfeast, cosy TV room, tables and chairs to eat/write/relax, very helpful and friendly staff. Very well located, between the bus terminal and the city main square (both at a few blocks walking). They organise a great tour to Coconuco hostsprings coming... More 

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Moorea, French Polynesia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My private room was OK, but there are definiteley not enough showers and bathrooms when the hostel is full, which was the case during Semana Santa. But generally the hostel was good, we cannot expect luxory if we pay budget. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is not included but you can order it at extra cost. The... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

you will not get the room as you see on photos! not bad place but maybe you will find something better. our bed looked soo poor but i can say it was Good! stayed only one day. English speaker normal breakfast!

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Because the Caracol hostel from the same owner was fully booked, we ended up in Hosteltrail. The place was clean, but a bit noisy and the was just one shower including toilet at the floor. The hostel is centrally located and quiet close to the busterminal. Compared to the Coracol, wich counts the same price for a room, the Coracol... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in a private room. Decent sized room, but noisy, bathroom a little small. Shower was only warm if it was almost turned off, so you only got a trickle. On the plus side, it's the first hostel we stayed at in SA that gave us decent info - a map with recommended restaurants and... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We spent there two nights in december 2013.The hotel is located halfway between bus terminal with Exito megastore (cca 500 m) and the main plaza.The building is not nice,locazed on the corner of busy street,but street noise dont disturbed our sleep,the room (/double with private bathroom for 65000 COP) was big enough with big cupboard,OK bathroom with good hot-water electric... More 

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Address: Carrera 11 No. 4-16 | Centro Historico, Popayan, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Cauca Department > Popayan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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