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Sam's VIP Hostel

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice Hostel, I was a little skeptical when I heard it was a penthouse Hostel with a pool, but I went for it and am very glad I did. The rooms are very clean, the beds are pretty comfortable, the people are fantastic (Thanks Maria!). They can answer your questions and are very knowledgeable about the...

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Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Do the Parque El Gallineral for a beautiful walk. Near the park is a giant metal ant representing the gourmet speciality of the region. We purchased and ate some, not too bad. Do it here because this delicacy is not easy to find again. Bank Popular exchanged money using a Visa card for us at the very best rate in...

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Located at the main square, nice balcony terrace and very helpful staff. You can book all your San Gil tours just at the reception. Clean private room. Only things that could be improved are curtains before the glass door of the private room.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed in the dorm and the private room in our stay at Sams VIP and both were great. The private with bathroom was a little pricey for our budget but it was worth the splurge as it's a hotel standard room. The dorms are great for the price too. Amazing staff, great TV and chill area, two kitchens, a...

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I stayed at Sams VIP much longer than I initially planned! There is so much to do in that little town, and Sams was a friendly, comfortable base to enjoy everything. The staff are exceedingly helpful, and will go out of their way to help guests, providing good guidance and a smile. All of the activities I booked through the...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The hostel has an excellent location on the main square and within walking distance to a nearby shopping centre, plenty of restaurants etc. We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. It was spacious and very clean. The bed is big and comfortable. It was noisy at times (given its location) and owing to this, it was not always...

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Clean rooms, pool and lovely terrace (apart from being quite noisy at times as it is right on the plaza - although location is good - worth weighing up which is more important). Staff were really really helpful - we asked a lot of questions about trips and buses and they were always patient. Easier if you speak Spanish (we...

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Sam's VIP has a perfect location in San Gil on the central plaza and 3 blocks from the bus terminus. I found the staff to be friendly, the bed's to be comfortable and loved the ambiance the balcony overlooking the square creates among the guests. Less positive was the temperamental wifi and the occasionally cold showers.

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Staff was friendly. Our private jacuzzi room was huge and beautiful but there's not enough hot water to fill the Jacuzzi! Didn't matter though. This hostel was like a penthouse for backpackers. Would recommend 100%

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What terrible service. I sent numerous messages on both the website and Facebook page and they won't even reply. I found the staff to be of pretty low standard when I stayed there this October, so I'm not surprised but still it's pretty pathetic that the only thing Sams cares about is your money. The staff lied the first day...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sam'S VIP Hostel is the best located guesthouse in San Gil, having the best views from its balconies and swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sam's VIP Hostel

Address: Carrera 10 N 12-33, San Gil 684031, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Santander Department > San Gil
Price Range: RM80 - RM222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“dorms are nice and confortable. if you want some more privacy they also have sams mansion wich is right across the park”
 of 5 bubbles diegogM2423XQ, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Splurge for one of the doubles overlooking the main square of San Gil.”
 of 5 bubbles 102nsm, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the one with the jacuzzi, next to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Clicu, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the one I had - twin-bedded room at the back next to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles RosaSwitzerland, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in #2 and #3 - both good rooms though the bed in #3 was much less squeaky!”
 of 5 bubbles Kramersontherun, 18 May 2015 | Read review
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