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“Pleasant ambience and good location”
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The Green Saman
Ranked #44 of 123 Cali B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 June 2013

My friends and I have just returned from a weekend in Cali where we stayed at La Pinta Boogaloo. We found a pleasant hostel, with friendly staff and a nice pool. The room was a little tatty and could have used some work to fix the minor problems - the doors that didn't quite close properly, the sinks that didn't drain properly and the stuffy smell in the closet.
The staff could not have been friendlier and more welcoming, helping us with anything that we asked for. The breakfast that was included was basic but for a small price we ate delicious eggs and arepas. The food on offer throughout the rest of the day was very limited.
We stayed in a private triple that overlooked the pool. It was spacious and haad comfy beds, but the noise at night was quite a lot as people seemed to like to use the pool in the very early hours of the morning when they had returned from a night out. I think that the rooms on the other side of the house would be quieter.
The location is good and is only a short taxi ride to the areas with the bars and restaurants. All the taxi drivers that we had found the hostel with no problems.
Overall this is a nice hostel, but needs a little TLC to make it a great one.

Room Tip: The room overlooking the pool is very noisy and needs some work.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I spent two happy weeks in Cali learning Salsa and going out practicing my my new found skills. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The beds are comfortable and the pool is perfect for when you need to recover from the previous nights activities. You can walk into town in 15 minutes and the hostel is positioned very central to all the different areas of the city you will visit. When I go back to Cali, I will definitely go back to the La Pinta.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Thank jamtubes
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

ok there is a swimming pool which is nice. Kitchen is big, common area as well, matress are awesome and the dorms are big. I didnt like the "3 stairs" bed though.. BUT staff is not specialy friendly and the place is FAR from everything ! Cabs didn't know the adress and wouldn't even try to get us back we had to ask 5 of them ! If you have only a few days in Cali it might not be the ideal place.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Can't recommend this place more highly. The building is beautiful with large airy rooms, comfy beds and good bathrooms. We had a private room for the night (delux garden double) which was really big with a sunken jacuzzi bath and a powerful (and hot!) shower. The common areas are well thought out with lots of space, good wifi, a projector to watch cable or dvds, and the gardens are really peaceful. Nice swimming pool with sun loungers etc and there's a bar and hot food in the evenings. Good location as well - only 10 minute walk to Cali Zoo and 15 minutes to San Antonio. The best thing about this hostel though is the staff - they are all super friendly and helpful and speak good English. I also had to change my booking at the last minute to the following day which they were really good about. Would definatey stay here agian.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 246Suzanne246
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

owner of the hotel went above and beyond to help us with all our needs. the property itself is wonderful. big swimmingpool and good socialising area to meet other travellers. would defiately recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Joeclarkmcghee
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 123 B&Bs / Inns in Cali
Price Range: €11 - €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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