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“Very good for the price!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites

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El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Avenida 20 de Julio 3A-122, San Andres Island 880001, Colombia   |  
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Malmo, Sweden
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very good for the price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I came to El Viajero with a very low expectation due to a bad experience in Cartagena, but it was surprisingly nice and clean, the staff was friendly and was in a very good location. Compared to the other place I stayed for a similar price in San Andre, its definitely the best choice :)
I would recommend it if you are a young traveller looking for fun and restless nights, but definitely not If your main is relaxing and having good sleep...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Hostel is a very nice and friendly place to stay in San Andrés with a small budged. The most of receptions are very helpfully and polited. Just one didn't know anything about the trips. The breakfast is poor, but it's ok for the price. The worsted for me was a freezing water for take a shower !!!

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were in a private room with ensuite bathroom. The staff was very helpful and friendly. As regards cleanliness, well the bathroom was full of long hair, otherwise ok. The location is good if you plan to do things in downtown or catch the catamaran to providencia, otherwise it is not very appealing, it is full of shops selling duty free junk. The bed was comfortable enough, but the hostel was very noisy with people shouting and doors slamming till the early hours of the morning, so did not sleep very well. I understand it is a party hostel, but perhaps the party can be limited to the bar area after midnight and not by the reception desk? The breakfast is toast and cereal with tea, coffee and juice. Overall an average stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Even though we were not able to stay in the hotel since we didn't book it prior to our arrival and it was all booked, the attendant helped us look for other affordable hotels at 2am. Next time I'll go there, I'll make sure to book it in advance!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lugoco2, Manager at El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks for your review......and sorry that we were all booked.....glad we could help. And next time dont forget to make your reservation at www.sanandreshostel.com
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

San Andres is definitely worth visiting if you can get a cheap flight. However, unfortunately El Viajero has a monopoly on the hostel market claiming to be the only one (even though we saw a sign for another hostel) and as a result they have a constant stream of business despite the building being ill suited to a hostel (it has tiny / non existant communal spaces) and the staff being extremely unhelpful and rude. The wifi broke whilst we were there and every day they said it would be fixed. We stopped asking after 5 days.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

So we decided to fly out to San Andres for a four night stay when travelling around Colombia. Overall the hostel was fine but there are a few things that I will signal out. Firstly the wifi is just terrible, never seems to work which is a pain. Secondly the beds gave me a terrible back, maybe new mattresses are needed? Also the girls at reception, if they smiled it would make such a difference. It gives the hostel such a bad image having grumpy people there.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lugoco2, Owner at El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thannks for your review......I'll make sure this attitude problems dont happen again....dont know what happended.....we have a very cheerful staff.....maybe they had a bad week....thanks again.

Good travel......
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bournemouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Much cheaper than the overpriced hotels on the island. Room was clean, and surprisingly quiet at night. Breakfast was ok, views from the balconies are good, staff are very friendly and helpful. We had a double room, but there were dormitory options too.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lugoco2, Manager at El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thanks for your review........hope to see you back soon.....good luck in the rst of your trip.
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Additional Information about El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites

Address: Avenida 20 de Julio 3A-122, San Andres Island 880001, Colombia
Location: Colombia > San Andres and Providencia Department > San Andres Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 54 Specialty Lodging in San Andres Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in Downtown San Andres, only a ten minute walk from the airport and a five minute walk from its beautiful beaches famous for its 7 colored sea (Sea Flower Biosphere Reserve), available for Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Kite Surf, Kayak & Jet sky.All our Dorms and private rooms have AC and have Ensuite Toilet!! Double and Twin Private rooms have also LED TV's with international cable and Safe Deposit Boxes. Breakfast is included in the rate!!The Hostel is located in a 5 stories building and each floor has a thematic design (Rastafarian, Pirate, Sea-flower) and we also have our penthouse Bar & Discotheque!!Enjoy also our common TV & DVD room, common kitchen, internet area with 4 computers and WI-FI available at every floor.We organize daily activities inside and outside the hostel, offering you all the touristic information you need: motorcycle and car rental, diving and kite-surfing courses, boat tours, night clubs and much more!! ... more   less 
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