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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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ann arbor
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17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Fairport, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We are 50+ years old and have stayed in many hostels in South America. This was, in our view, as good as it gets. We had a private room and bath. Very clean and bright. Nice kitchen, lockers, cold beers and water available for sale (cheap). Helpful English speaking staff, and all the information you could want about the area,... More 

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Frankfurt
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135 reviews 135 reviews
121 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

we Stayed for 2 Nights and liked it. The private room was clean and of decent size. The bed was comfortable, wifi worked Fine. The Kitchen was clean and sufficiently equipped. Laundry was 10000 cop for One load which was Fine. There are few bathrooms, so we had to wait Or use another One. Bathrooms were clean. Would Return.

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39 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Nothing to complain about here. We have a private room and it was very spacious. The shared bathrooms were very clean and there was hot water in the shower. The location is 10 minutes from the bus station and about 10 minutes to the main square. Breakfast is great and there is lots of common space to hang out in.... More 

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