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Hostal Le Papillon

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United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A great cheap hostel that feels homely and is comfortable. We paid 40,000 pesos for a small double room. This is by far, the cheapest double we have had in Colombia. Positives: Great kitchen with fridge Sweet garden with hammocks Big communal area for chilling Wifi is ok Owner sometimes bakes bread and leaves it out for everyone to eat... More 

Thank LottieWemyss
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a great stay at Le Papillon and would recommend it when staying in San Gil. Sylvain and his wife were super helpful and made sure our stay in San Gil was as smooth as possible. He can help you do anything from activities to calling cabs and booking onward journeys! Rooms give out on a nice Patio and... More 

Thank MaxiJacovella23
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night in a private room. The rate is very economic and the rooms, kitchen and outdoor area are very nice. Nice owners as well. They will help you plan all your adventures! Also provide coffee all day for free!

Thank Kim B
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This place was great! The room was a good basic room, great prices, great coffee, great owners! It's been a good location for us and the owners were extremely helpful with whatever we needed whether it was directions or bookings. Spacey kitchen, the bathrooms were clean, comfy living room area in the middle. It isn't noisy or boring and they... More 

Thank Sarahi W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The owner was very helpful with his recommendations. Make sure you ask about a river hike, called the Pescadito (?) Hostel was nice enough, clean, quiet, central, good wifi, hot water, lots of space, kitchen etc. There is a resident dog and a cat, very sociable, so you must like animals. Priced very well. Recommended.

Thank Brett S
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2016

one of the best experiences in my life! Maria Gimena is like a real mother who takes care of all her children. Kitchen has absolutely anything one could need. there are a couple of mango trees in the patio so you get free mangos every day:) Sylvan makes a very good coffee and home made baguette in the morning and... More 

Thank MariaIisiemini
Bastad, Sweden
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

It's a tranquil hostel located in the centre of San Gil. It's cheap, clean and has a good vibe. The kitchen is great. The wifi connection is okay. The staff is friendly. I had really a had a good time here. Highly recommended!

Thank Axel L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Great hostel for great price. Double room was basic but ideal. Kitchen was clean, plenty of common areas. Staff were friendly and helped us book white water rafting (fully recommend) and gave us info on different things to do in the area. Only downsides: only two toilets so sometimes you had to wait and kitchen wasn't open during lunch time.... More 

Thank lucywilson93
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Almost seems to cheap to be true but Sylvain, the owner, is a perfect host, took us mountain biking around for half day (for free) and was always full of good recommendations. Also recommending the rafting activity here, very nice team with very nice meal served afterwards!

Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2015

A very nice place, there is everything you need : free drinkable water, free home made bread and marmelade in the morning, kitchen, garden, hammocks, computer, just a few blocks away from the center. And it is very cheap! There's a grocery store just accross the street. Sylvain and Ximena, the owners are very nice and friendly. Sylvain speaks fluently... More 

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Le Papillon Hostel is located in one of the most traditional streets of San Gil, near to the center and the Malecon where the tourist activities of the region are taking place, we offer you a very quiet place where you can rest in a hammock in the backyard of the house, or if you like to camp, we also have a place for your tent, you will have access to the bathrooms, kitchen as well as the all guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Le Papillon

Address: Calle 7 #8-28, San Gil 00, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Santander Department > San Gil
Price Range: RM49 - RM80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“private rooms on the first floor get all the noise from the kitchen and toilets”
 of 5 bubbles MariaIisiemini, 8 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The private room next to the kitchen gets a fair amount of noise, both at night and in the morning. If you have the choice, I would avoid picking that one.”
 of 5 bubbles Snapopoulos, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Room across the kitchen is not very quiet, so if you need absolute silence to sleep don't choose that one.”
 of 5 bubbles 553edgarn, 17 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in the dorm, there was hot water and a locker which you can provide your own lock or use theirs.”
 of 5 bubbles exidez, 27 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Private rooms or dorms are equally good depending on your budget.”
 of 5 bubbles TomB502, 17 Sep 2011 | Read review
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