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HostelTrail Popayan - Hostel

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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hostel Trail for 1 night heading South and I would recommend it for this, as it is in a good location, walking distance from the bus station and centrally located in town however the walls were quite thin and we could hear our neighbours up chatting until 2am.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice clean hostel, easy to get to from bus terminal. Perfect place to stay for a night on route to/from Ecuador. Good WIFI. Plenty cheap eats around the city. Worth stopping here on route to border as night travel between Popayan and border is not recommended.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Small but nice private rooms. Good location near the center of the town and also close to the bus station. Although we didn't have the breakfast it looked good. Kitchen available with plenty of cooking facilities. Good, fast internet reaching the rooms

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Marseille, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Indeed as a backpacker hostel this place is convenient to meet other travelers. But that is the only positive thing. The comfort was really insufficient for the price I paid. The room was rudimentary and, above all, very noisy, due to the absence of double-glazed windows to protect you from the heavy traffic on the street just below. The next... More 

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Helsinki
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed at this hostel two times, total three nights. Hostels location is probably one of the best it can be,just on the way from bus terminal to central part of the city (aprox 10mins walk from terminal). Hotel is very cozy, providing different kind of accomodations, rooms with private bathrooms, rooms without bathrooms and dorm (dorm is located just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I came to Popayán for two days and decided to stay at HostelTrail because of its convenient location. My room was impeccable and well decorated. Huge windows provided a lovely view in the morning, but also made the room really dark at night for proper rest. Both the cable TV and the WiFi worked perfectly. There is a TV room... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed at Hosteltrail for two nights during Semanta Santa. We had had some problems with the place we had actually booked and Kim from Hosteltrail did her best to fit us in and help with our problem (Thank you!). The room was good, the shared bathrooms were clean and the shower had warmer water than most places we have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is the best hostel we stayed at in Colombia – one of the best in the world, I kid you not. The place is very clean, the staff are very friendly, there's restaurants and sites all within walking distance. In addition, the hostel has loads of information about transport, day trips as well as restaurants, Spanish classes and more.... More 

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france
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

like other people have said, this isn't a colonial place with lots of character, it's very simple but clean - and the toilet bins are very frequently emptied!!! why can't everywhere do this? The staff are lovely and the owners make you feel very welcome and they have a wealth of knowledge and don't mind you relentlessly asking questions. Recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Modern type hostel, nice but nothing 'wow' or culturally outstanding. Clean, bright, good set up, good location, (currently near lots of road construction, but then so is 90% of Popayan...) The staff is wonderful, the have excellent services and advice for travelling. They can tell you all the best places to eat and really make your stay easy. Went on... More 

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