We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Hostel Caracol

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hostel Caracol
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 60: English reviews
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located in the center of Popayan, exactly where you want to stay because it´s where the white city is located. The staff is friendly, the bathrooms and kitchen are nice and clean, wi fi was alright. There are tables to eat in the center of the hostel and it's got free bikes! Bikes are needed if you want... More 

Thank thisisfarid
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Hostelworld showed all dorms full, so we booked a double room. When we arrived, we saw many free dorm beds. Good location. Helpful staff. Basic kitchen. Clean. Small cafe attached. Free bike rentals..

Thank Travellingnurse79
Popayan, Colombia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Charming little hostel in the centre of town . Great trip to the volcano , great people . I stayed in Hostel Trail too which is a great place to meet ppl in Popayan . Popayan is an ideal place to base yourself while exploring Cauca and beyond . Caracol is a home away from home ! Tam

Thank DonaldDupin
Community of Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

we spent 2 nights there, the rooms are nice and clean, the staff is very friendly and the location is ideal, there is a little cafe in the hostel, for the rooms located close to the recepetion it gets noisy very early in the morning, with the patio making every conversation louder !

Thank Benoit S
Poussan, France
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Good location in the city , Friendly commun room , they have also bycycle for rent . The kitchen is big enought for several cookers in the same time . The room and bathroom are very clean !! they clean the toilet all time .

Thank Christophede7
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay. Here my feedback: + Price Kitchen Staff (friendly and good informed) Activities (did volcano tour, see feedback at popayan tours. Absolutely recomandable) Integrated café/bar Informations Uncomplicated - Beds make weird noices... No confortable chillout area, more sofas needed Slow wifi

Thank oktschuss
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Hostel Caracol is a gorgeous and spacious hostel in the heart of the historic center 3 blocks from Parque Caldas. The staff is super friendly and happy to help design the perfect tour for you while in town. There is a great little coffee shop in the front of the hostel with delicious cakes and coffee as well! Stay here... More 

Thank Geoff S
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Just a few blocks from the old town square, supermarket and cafes close too. Room was ok, nice common area to relax, chat with other travelers. Kitchen was adequate, not the best I've seen, but not the worse either, say slightly above average. Staff were ok trying to help with booking a bike tour and getting a taxi for an... More 

Thank Wallyarr
Ghent, Belgium
Level Contributor
35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

this hostel, located in the historical centre of the White City, offers a unique service: free bikes. these come in very handy to explore the (not that small!) city easily in a shorter time. for you if you like: free bike service, enthusiastic and helpful personnel, coffee shop inside, location-location-location, good value. not for you if you want: private bathroom,... More 

Thank dirkdewilde
Level Contributor
59 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

- great location in the old town and 10 minute walking distance to the main square - clean, nicely decorated double room with fitted wardrobe and small table. - good communal kitchen with utensils - social areas with a sofa and a dining table area under a glass roof - shared bathrooms were clean and had hot showers - breakfast... More 

Thank aliceinwonderland123
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

51 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (8)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (43)
Room/Suite (1)
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Other (35)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Popayan hotels
0.4 mi away
La Plazuela Hotel
La Plazuela Hotel
#1 of 10 in Popayan
4.0 of 5 stars 127 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Los Balcones
Hotel Los Balcones
#10 of 10 in Popayan
3.0 of 5 stars 11 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hotel San Martin
Hotel San Martin
#5 of 10 in Popayan
4.0 of 5 stars 35 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Hotel Boutique Confort Suites
0.6 mi away
HostelTrail Popayan
HostelTrail Popayan
#1 of 12 in Popayan
4.0 of 5 stars 140 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a charming Colonial house in the heart of the historic centre of the city, Hostel Caracol combines Colombian old-world charm with modern comfort and convenience. All rooms are comfortable and cozy, bathrooms are all newly renovated and kept spotlessly clean and the indoor patios filled with plants make for a great spot to relax and enjoy the peace and sunshine. The hostel offers all of the usual services a traveller expects and has staff on hand 24 hours a day to assist guests with whatever they might need. We also pride ourselves on offering great information about the surrounding area and for planning the next step of your journey. Many excellent trips, courses and activities can be arranged through Hostel Caracol. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Caracol

Address: Calle 4n No. 2-21 | Centro Historico, Popayan 190003, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Cauca Department > Popayan
Price Range: $15 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Hostel Caracol reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay