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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed for only two nights, I wish it could have been longer. consuelo and Kim are wonderful people that work hard to make others' lives better. the set up with the kitchen down and up stairs is a bit awkward, but the price helps one overlook this as to change it, they would certainly have to set off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Somewhere in Popayan, Colombia, there must unpleasant people. It has a quarter million inhabitants and it's hard to argue with numbers. But in a three-week stay, I met none of them, least of all among the owners or staff at HostelTrail. Everyone there was cordial, attentive and at worst professionally competent in English, even the Scottish-born owners. Try to figure... More 

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