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HostelTrail Popayan - Hostel

Carrera 11 No. 4-16 | Centro Historico, Popayan, Colombia
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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 2 weeks ago

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

You have to hand it to Tony and Kim, the owners of the HostelTrail guesthouse, they started this business back when Colombian and Popayan were unfashionable destinations. Now, several years later they are still spearheading this travel related revolution in offering affordable and clean accommodation with an emphasis on service and information. Whether your trip is from Ecuador north in... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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231 reviews 231 reviews
58 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We went there on a recommendation from another hostel in Pasto, being promised it is similar prices but it sure wasn't. When we arrived we were soaking wet and the girl at reception thought we were desperate enough to believe her lies about only having one room left with a private toilet and it costs 55,000 pesos! But we weren't... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Hostel is conveniently located (15 minutes to the center and 10 minutes to the bus terminal). At nights it’s very quite. I stayed at dorm (8 beds). Clean, nice place. With bathroom inside and kitchen on the same floor. Also I stayed in a single room with shared bathroom. It’s quite small and basic if not to say spartan. But... More

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Address: Carrera 11 No. 4-16 | Centro Historico, Popayan, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Cauca Department > Popayan
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Scottish-run HostelTrail opened its doors in July 2007 to offer budget accommodation and up-to-date advice for travelers visiting Colombia as well as acting as the South American base for the Latin American Hostel Network. With several years of experience managing hostels both in Europe and in South America, Tony Clark & Kim Macphee have kitted out this new hostel with everything a backpacker could want during their stay in Popayan. The Hostel Trail has a total of 35 beds, including a 8-bed en-suite dorm room with balconies overlooking the colonial street as well as single, double and twin rooms all with and without private bathroom. All private rooms are decorated with photography from around South America and have hand-made duvets. The private rooms also have custom-made shutters on the windows to ensure a quiet (and dark) nights sleep.- Free WIFI- 3 computers with SuperFast Internet (Headphones, Cameras & SKYPE)- 24 hour access.- Dorms & Private Rooms (with and without bathroom)- European-style duvets & reading lamps in all private rooms- Laundry Facilities (24hr budget service & 4hr Express service)- Bike Hire (they are really good bikes too!)- Free lockers with built in power supply for charging laptops.- Self-Catering Kitchen (with fridge, gas cooker, blender & small oven)- TV room with More than 150 DVDs and 32 inch Flatscreen TV- International Calls at 500 Pesos p/m- Book Shop - we buy and sell English Books (over 150 imported titles!)- Book Exchange & Reference library- A selection of cold beers, soft drinks, water for sale- Locally brewed beers on sale (Red, Blonde & Black beers)- Wednesday night is Curry night (with veggie option too!)- Free luggage store- Courtyard patio area- Free coffee in the mornings- Downhill Biking Tours to the thermal pools. (Popayan's most popular tour!)- Coffee Tours & Horseriding tours.- Downloadable info-guides for your ipod or laptop.- 5 mins walk from the main square & 8 mins from the bus station! ... more   less 
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