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Pelican Larry Hostel
Calle 23N # 8N-12, Cali, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #36 of 57 Specialty lodging in Cali
Salento, Colombia
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“Good loud place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

In my opinion it is not a couple hostel, but it is a great place if you are travelling alone. It is one of those hostels where you know that if you want to go out at night or do some city tour during the day you are not going to be alone.

They are close to all the party places but in a quiet residential area. It has a nice and big barbacue style garden, a big screen TV and a spacious kitchen.

If you want to sleep or to relax don´t go to Pelican Larry. Better, don´t go to Cali.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

arrived here but quickly moved to the Iguana around the corner
the volunteers who work there didnt really seem to care
I was surprised because the hostel seems to have a good rating and they self proclaim they are the best hostel in the country according to hostelworld
I find this very hard to believe and think they must some how manipulate votes by making bookings or something as the hostel did not seem anything special and didnt offer anything outside the usual basics that you find else where.

the owner was also rude

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2011

Gunther the owner is a wealth of info and really helpful. He makes a good steak BBQ also. Hostel is near some cool bars and clubs. Free internet. Beers are 2000pesos. The private room was clean and had loads of tv stations which was great because it was pouring rain when we were there. Great stay.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

Friendly staff. Seemed to be filled up with (excuse the term) dirtbag backpackers, but we steered clear of them. Good location and reasonably clean rooms.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

We stayed here for only one night. I would shortly discribe this hostel as one with a lack of character. It needs a lot of maintanance. There are no showerheads, missing taps, too brigh flueresent lighting, etc. Only positive is the cold fridge for your drinks.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights in their only private room which had a double bed, chair and surprisingly a tv with cable. It was 40,000 for 2 of us which is good value for Cali. Gunther is a nice guy and very helpful with information on the area. We were there for the weekly BBQ which is very social and good way to meet fellow travellers, the food was tasty too. Location great in between all the areas you need. There are 4 shared bathrooms throughout the building, only one of which had decent hot water. Room had two small windows at the top which wouldnt close, so was noisy most of the time. But other than that, great and would recommend for anyone going to Cali.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010 via mobile

Great hostel in Cali. Clean, good sized dorms, comfortable bunk beds, great lounge with plasma tv and DVDs. Wifi included or computer access for an extra charge. Use of kitchen, outdoor courtyard with huge dining table. Very friendly & helpful owner. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle 23N # 8N-12, Cali, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
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Ranked #36 of 57 Specialty lodging in Cali
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