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“Majestical hide away in the heart of Cali”
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The Green Saman
Ranked #44 of 129 Cali B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 May 2012

A seriously beautiful, relaxing place to be. The rooms have a charming vibe to them with hot tubs, showers, big comfy beds and plenty storage space.

At the rear of the hotel is the bar/restaurant area leading to the pool. The food here is so so good, and shockingly reasonable....make sure you try the pork burger!

To top it all off once you've washed down the glorious food with a few traditional Colombian beers you can hit the pool. I had such a good time here and could have stayed for weeks longer!

Could not recommend this place more!

Cheers Fraser, for a great time!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Arrived and our rooms were beautifully presented. Lovely Scottish bloke named Fraser was there to show us around our jacuzzi baths, the idyllic pool and the dirt cheap bar. Great food was served up soon after ordering - a mainly burger oriented menu but with great veggie options.

After a couple of relaxed sherrys we hit the hay early, fell asleep to the sound of crickets and slept the sleep of the dead.

The next morning was tasty breakfast and a special concoction of green tea and beetroot juice. Unique and well worth a try!

Great place to relax or to party. The only hostel to stay at when in Cali.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank thisisntrob
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Reviewed 7 May 2012 via mobile

Excellent hostel, clean, great pool, good food. Relaxed atmosphere- close enough to action also. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank dunny1987
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

Fantastic big building with lots of space in the dorm rooms along with very comfortable beds. Facilities available make the hostel much better value than any others. Staff and owner really nice helpful people who make the place great. Food served in the restaurant is incredible and well worth the money. Would recommend to anybody looking for a fantastic hostel with a great relaxed atmosphere, best hostel I stayed in Colombia by a long way.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

First off to have a sauna and steam room with a beautiful pool FOR THE SAME PRICE per night as a regular Hostel in Cali....Why would you NOT come here??? The owner and bartender are the nicest and coolest people, always helpful with information about whatever you ask and advice! The bunks are one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in while traveling ( and to the point that the dutch guy made earlier ) if you have trouble climbing up to a 3rd level bunk lol sorry but you are either too drunk or an idiot..sorry, but true in my opinion. As with ANY place you go to travel you have to be aware of your surroundings and have common sense...I have experienced no danger while here, It´s a mansion a close walk to the city center, but far away from all the traffic and noise of the city. VERY relaxing atmosphere, plenty of partying to be done at the salsa clubs at night, taxi´s are cheap, food is cheap if you want to go outside to buy or eat some of the delicious food they cook here ( another far fetched comment I read here ) that is very inexpensive as a traveler this is important! The beers are cheap ( 3 mil ) when I was there and great parties on the weekends! all in all I had a great experience at the Green Seman..for what you pay and what you get it´s a slam dunk no question about it!! Thanks Frasier and Luke!!!

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Thank El C
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Fraser M, Owner at The Green Saman, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2012

Thanks for the comments, glad you had a good time, and we look forward to hosting you again when you return to Colombia!

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Additional Information about The Green Saman

Address: Carrera 3 Oeste 11-49, Cali, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #44 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Cali
Price Range: €8 - €13 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Saman - Colombian Gastronomic Sanctuary, Backpacker's Paradise, Yoga, Music and Cultural Centre. Cali's newest hostel, opened in October 2011, is located within a beautiful garden in the safe neighbourhood of Bellavista in the hills of the city of Cali. Although just a few minutes from the city centre and the bus terminal, our relaxing location is also the base for hikes to the mountains and the many forms of extreme sports available here in the Valle de Cauca. As backpackers or former backpackers ourselves we think we have everything here you would want from a hostel with our location and service making us one of the best hostels in South America. We will let you judge for yourself though, we can offer you; activities and extreme sports organized every say of the week (paragliding, horse riding, rafting, kite surfing, kite buggy, bungee jumping etc), swimming pool and outdoor bar, sauna, Turkish bath, a former Michelin star chef running our kitchen, free gourmet breakfast, terrace bar, indoor cafe, big screen sports, a beautiful garden setting (where we grow our own food to cook for you), hand-built brand new beds, HOT showers, en-suite rooms with Jacuzzi, free yoga, free salsa classes. And if there is anything you want not listed above, let us know and we will organize it for you. The Green Saman is bringing about a revolution in the South America backpacking experience, come and join us. ... more   less 

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