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Posada del Gecko

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I think Alberto is the most fabulous owner i met in my backpacker life. He is really awesome and helpful. The Posada is a good place to stay and warm hospitality soul. I will surely come back again, Capurgana is in my heart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Went to the hostel in April and stayed in a private room. The place is very calm and very close to the beach, which was a plus. The owner is Italian and he cooks delicious meals. The wifi was slow, but that is common in the island, was looking to disconnect anyways. Recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Ok hostel. No air con, only fans to keep you cool at night. The courtyard is a nice area to hang out in. The kitchen isn't really for guest use which is unfortunate because the food in town is expensive. But the owners were nice enough to let us use their kitchen. The owners who run the place are never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had a great trip of the san blas islands and I end up in Capurgana at la posada del gecko! What a great , relaxing atmosphere! Alberto's simple Italian cucine is amazing : best place in town to eat. The rooms are cozy and clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When we arrived after the horrible boat ride from Turbo we got told that there was a mix up and we can't have the private room we booked. They put us in a four bed dorm by ourselves at a cheaper rate though. Everybody was nice when we asked them something but it was generally hard to find anyone at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Stayed here for two nights recently as we needed somewhere quiet after San Blas trip.When we emailed in advance we were told a private room was 20,000 cop, when we got there we were told room was 25,000 cop and 28,000 with private bathroom. The double room was comfortable and clean, but for the price we paid it was a... More 

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Pesaro, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Best place in Capurganà and Colombia so far! Really collaborative and sweet staff. The place, really nice, is in a good spot near the beach and the italian based food (five star pizza) it's really good. I was with friend but it's highly recommended for couples too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

The hostel is great, run by an italian guy from tuscany. The rooms are big and spacious and there is a really nice garden where to sit after the beach. The hostel has also a nice restaurant, we tried the pizza which was one of the best ones we had in colombia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Gecko is a great option in Capurgana. Perfect location in the centre of Capurgana with an international atmosphere. The internal garden is perfect to gather with friends or other tourists from all over the world eating a delicious dish of pasta or a pizza amongst the best in South America. Prices are very competitive and the place is perfect to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We enjoyed our stay (7 days). The hosts are wonderful and we had the only room with an air conditioner. It in a noisy part of town and the Bar at the Posada is active at night, but then it is all quiet when the city power goes off at around midnight. Price was good and we negotiated it down... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Posada del Gecko is a small budget hostel in Capurgana centre with an internal private garden where hosts can gather in a cosy and friendly environment. Posada del Gecko is strategically positioned 20 meters from the sea in the center of village and has 3 rooms bungalow style and 4 rooms with private bathroom, a common kitchen and an internal italian restaurant.The premise has been built by Alberto, an italian architect who own the property, following traditional construction uses and using local materials. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Posada del Gecko

Address: Calle del Comercio 2, Capurgana 278017, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Choco Department > Capurgana
Price Range: $14 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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