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HostelTrail Popayan

Carrera 11 No. 4-16 | Centro Historico, Popayan, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on route from Columbia to Ecuador. 10 min walk from the bus terminal and close to the historic centre. No taxi was needed. Clean, tidy hostel, staff were friendly with some English. Showers warmish, but don't bank on it being warm. The road noise from this hostel was very loud, it was hard to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic hostel in the historical centre of Popayan. The staff were lovely and the hostel was immaculate. Great kitchen facilities and lots of travel information available. We did the downhill mountain biking which was a lot of fun! We also were able to leave our big backpacks at the hostel while we did a few nights in San Agustin. Wifi... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location close to the bus station and centre of town. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The company offers a range of very excellent tours. This hostel is located next to a very busy road junction, the noise even with the windows closed is absolutely appalling! The kitchen and bathroom facilities are often occupied due to the number of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here and rooms were comfortable and clean. Main issue with the room was street noise, even with windows and shutters closed the traffic outside was so so noisy. The staff are very helpful and friendly and they organise day trips. The communal kitchen is well equipped if you want to save some money on eating out... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popayan is a nice town & good base to visit san agustin too. Staff at the hostel are helpful organising plans and trips and information boards have all info you need on the surrounding area. I left my luggage here for 2 nights to go to san agustin and stayed again when I came back. Hoteltrail is well thought out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at hostel trail on the back of good reviews on TripAdvisor and were not dissapointed. The location is very handy to get to from the bus terminal and is close to the main square. The hostel has a variety of common areas, well appointed and comfortable. We stayed in room 8, which is on the second floor, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Popayan is a beautiful town and HostelTrail is a good place to stay. It has a great atmosphere and offers good information about what to see and do in Popayan and sorroundings. The breakfast for a small price was good. The WiFi did not work in the room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Don't be put off by the ugly building exterior, this is actually a great hostel. We stayed for two nights in a private room and loved our stay. Kim and Tony and their team know what a good hostel needs. Great friendly service, loads of travel tips, free computers, cheap beer, free coffee, a useful communal kitchen, a delicious affordable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Pleasant stay in our private room here. The place was spacious, clean and cheerfully decorated. Staff were helpful and really nice. There is a good sized communal area and a guest kitchen. Very reasonably priced too! You can rent their city bikes kept at their sister hostel close by for FREE! We cycled along the cycle path to explore the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

A awesome hub for travellers the owners are fantastically passionate about travelling and equally passionate about popyan and Columbia so loads of good tips. The hostel has many good rooms standard and clean and spacious. Brilliant location central to town and also the breakfast included was a sweet extra. A must do activity is the thermal baths and down hill... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about HostelTrail Popayan

Address: Carrera 11 No. 4-16 | Centro Historico, Popayan, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Cauca Department > Popayan
Price Range: $16 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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