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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!!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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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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Reviewed 17 April 2012

If you a travelling with a couple of friends and want a few days of what, in guesthouse terms, is a luxurious retreat then the Green Saman is perfect. Their are plenty of hammocks in the large garden (I've added a photo), the private rooms are very spacious and comfortable and the place is quite airy (I didn't see the dorms). True it's on a hillside that over looks Cali but you don't really see it from the garden, which is more of a advantage than a loss. The plus is that being little bit higher up make it fresher than the rest of Cali. Unlike a few recent reviewers I found the staff very friendly, laid back and ready to help. Make sure you have a map with you as several taxi had difficulty finding it even with phone assistance from the staff. Wifi wasn't the fastest. The place still seems to be picking up momentum and solo travellers probably aren't going to run into many people staying there just yet.

Room Tip: Private rooms are worth splashing out on.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Thank realistic_colombo
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