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Hostel Caracol

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed two nights at this hostel. It is in a very good location with only a short walk to the main square. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The hostel offers help booking tours and has one to a coffee farm linked to a project for children with learning difficulties (I didn't do it, but it sounded interesting). The...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well located, well run, clean - rooms a little basic but great information and the trip they organised to see the Condors was amazing. Rooms in the front are a little noisy but good value for money . A thoroughly enjoyable experience

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Popayán is Latin America's most picturesque and historic city. Hostel Caracol is a beautiful 18th Century colonial building in the heart of the colonial center. Lots to explore in this white washed city. Hostel Caracol also guides trips to Popayan's local volcano - Puracé National Natural Park. Best hostel in town, clean, great staff, coffee shop in front of the...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We paid 62,000 COP for a double room. Our room was next to the common area and when we checked in, we were told quiet time was from 9pm at night. The room was nice enough, with decent bed and lamps at each side. The shared bathrooms were kept clean, though the water was more warm than hot. But our...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The building has a covered inclosed courtyard where all the rooms and bathrooms are facing. none rooms have windows. When it's sunny the place is very hot and you feel there is no air. When it's raining water comes inside from roof into common space. The place mainly dorms are a bit damp. I had to ask to be moved....

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Nice old building, good mattress; cons are the rooms face a big hallway so they have little windows, which means poor light and privacy. We had a decent room facing the courtyard that was quite loud very early in the morning. We were extremely tired after an almost 24h journey, and we were awaken by unpleasant voices of the staff...

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nice rooms, both group and private room available, washing of clothes possible, nice friendly host. Free walking tour is a good activity here. Central location in the city. Free bikes. Cosy inner place to sit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 1 September 2016

It is located in the center of Popayan, exactly where you want to stay because it´s where the white city is located. The staff is friendly, the bathrooms and kitchen are nice and clean, wi fi was alright. There are tables to eat in the center of the hostel and it's got free bikes! Bikes are needed if you want...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Hostelworld showed all dorms full, so we booked a double room. When we arrived, we saw many free dorm beds. Good location. Helpful staff. Basic kitchen. Clean. Small cafe attached. Free bike rentals..

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Popayan, Colombia
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Charming little hostel in the centre of town . Great trip to the volcano , great people . I stayed in Hostel Trail too which is a great place to meet ppl in Popayan . Popayan is an ideal place to base yourself while exploring Cauca and beyond . Caracol is a home away from home ! Tam

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a charming Colonial house in the heart of the historic centre of the city, Hostel Caracol combines Colombian old-world charm with modern comfort and convenience. All rooms are comfortable and cozy, bathrooms are all newly renovated and kept spotlessly clean and the indoor patios filled with plants make for a great spot to relax and enjoy the peace and sunshine. The hostel offers all of the usual services a traveller expects and has staff on hand 24 hours a day to assist guests with whatever they might need. We also pride ourselves on offering great information about the surrounding area and for planning the next step of your journey. Many excellent trips, courses and activities can be arranged through Hostel Caracol. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Caracol

Address: Calle 4n No. 2-21 | Centro Historico, Popayan 190003, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Cauca Department > Popayan
Price Range: RM43 - RM108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms at the back tend to be quieter”
chrisedwards25051956, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms far away from the reception area”
sofmen7, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are noisy and the 4 bed Mixed at the back is especially so . If you are a couple then I would recommend a room in the middle/ towards the back of the hostel . The front of the hostel is where the cafe , dining area and reception are . The cafe is a business that is the front of the hostel ( you have to walk through it to get to your room ) and it opens early .”
kapesp, 14 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Get a room away from common area”
tookes84, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room down the hall away from the reception desk so you'll be less likely to hear late night check-ins, and be closer to the showers!”
tojourneywise, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
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