If you are travelling between colombia and Ecuador there is a good chance you will be doing an overnight stay in either Ipiales or Pasto. For someone arriving and departing by bus the Metropol is perfect. It is right cross from the terminal so there is no need for taxis. For 20000 pesos a night you get a private room with a private bathroom. There s no need to make a reservation unless you are arriving in holiday season. The room was clean and bed was comfortable. The room was quite cold but they give you plenty of blankets so we weren't actually cold. The hot water took a long time to get warm but once it warmed up it was fine. It can get a little noisy between other guests and traffic but nothing too bad. The area is not the best for dining options but there is a restaurant by the lobby which serves reasonable typical Colombian meals for about 5000 pesos. The reception also sells water, yoghurts, chocolates etc. A visit to Las Lajas cathedral is a must before you leave. A collectivo from the front of the bus station will cost 2000 per person. A taxi to the border will set you back 7000 pesos. Overall, it's a good value option.