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El Dorado International Hostel

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially intended to stay only two nights at this hostel and ended up staying four! The staff was very friendly and helpful with organizing our daily activities. They gave us a lot of suggestions and were very accommodating. It is also very relaxing at the hostel, with calming music and incense burning during the day. The location is right... More 

Thank arielbraner
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This place is good for solo travelers, couples, groups or even families.. Cool staff that speak english, a lot of recommendations of things to do and super close to the main square. Its a very spiritual place with calming music in the background and scents-exactly what we wanted.

Thank Daniel V
Venray, Limburg, Netherlands
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The hostel is close to great restaurants and the main square. Nice and helpful staff. Very clean and realxing place. They offer a great canyoning trip. This is definitely a recommendation to do. Also if you don't stay in this hostel.

Thank GijsSietske
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at El Dorado for 2 nights, which we felt enough time to see SanGil & Barichara. The staff were lovely, friendly, helpful and informative. The facilities are good, great kitchen, enough space to chill. Only recommendation would be better ventilation in the rooms.

Thank Haylesie
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Realy Nice And clean hostel. The kitchen is big and little place to sit outside. But you have to go to bed at 10.30 they shut down the lights and you have to go to your room to continue your conversation with other travelers what is actually impossible. The reason is for the other people. Maybe for some people is... More 

Thank elfjew2015
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125 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here four nights and it's an ideal place to chill. Less than a minute to the main square and three great restaurants just outside the front door. The staff were amazing. They were endlessly helpful. They helped us book whitewater rafting and mountain biking and our bus ticket to santa marta. They always had a smile on their... More 

Thank Sarah D
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Located near the park, shopping center, Gallineral Park and lots of good places to go and shop & eat; for a cheap price. The Hostel (The owners, actually) are very friendly, the rooms, beds and linens are good, have a little kitchen, livingroom and a laptop to use if you don't have your own. Clean, nice, good looking pictures, posters... More 

Thank Apostillados
San Gil, Colombia
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2016

After having a couple of exhausting days this was just the perfect place to be. Relaxed music, a nice courtyard to hang out, tablegames, and for those who need it computer and television to use. The stuff was super nice and helpful and created a wonderful atmosphere! What else: everything was very clean, theres a hammock, and coulourful paintings on... More 

Thank pusenhanne
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay at El Dorado hostel but we did the canyoning day trip which was just amazing! Involved caving, abseiling, cliff jumping and rock climbing. Our tour guide was so friendly, informative and made the trip so much fun. Although San Gil is known for rafting, one hundred percent recommend this expedition!

Thank Lyds94
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

I stayed 4 nights at El Dorado in early April. A wonderfully clean and inviting hostel. It has comfortable beds and small dorms (most rooms are 3-4 persons, I think). I was lucky enough to have a dorm all to myself. The kitchen is also clean and user-friendly. The staff are really welcoming and friendly. They were super helpful when... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Dorado has been designed to meet the needs of the modern traveller, its location, 20 meters from San Gil's main square and entertainment centre allows guests to enjoy all the facilities that the town has to offer, in addition staff at the hostel are Colombian/British nationals who can speak Spanish and English fluently, helping travellers understand and connect more easily with the local environment. Most dorms are equipped with 3 or 4 beds the majority with semi double beds and semi orthopaedic mattresses for extra comfort, well decorated double bedrooms are also available; clean linen and towels are also provided free of charge. In addition, some dorms have private showers and toilets while the rest share numerous other WC facilities. All communal areas are very comfortable and relaxing; the lounge is equipped with Wi-Fi internet, communal computers, LCD, cable TV, DVD player. The Bar is located in the back of the hostel; in addition there are bikes could you rent, there is also a self catering kitchen that guests can make use of free of charge. The hostel also offers lessons in numerous fields, such as Spanish, English and salsa dancing. Kayaking and swimming lessons can also be arranged, bicycle and bike hire are also available at the hostel. The hostel have you own Extreme Sports company in San Gil to offer guests information, advice and booking services for the different activities that are available, such as, canyoning (the best one), horse riding, walks and many more, rafting, paraglading. All the activities listed are supervised by fully qualified guides and some include English Speaking guides. In addition we also offer advice on other tourist destinations around Colombia and South America. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Dorado International Hostel

Address: Calle 12 # 8-55, San Gil, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Santander Department > San Gil
Price Range: ₹ 818 - ₹ 1,705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“walk in to the place for a good price”
 of 5 bubbles 869izzyg, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“walk in and ask before booking, maybe you can get a cheaper price”
 of 5 bubbles calebh782, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Can get a bit airless and the fan sounds like a lawnmower, if booking ahead ask for room with a window for ventilation.”
 of 5 bubbles selbycassie, 29 Jun 2014 | Read review
“they shut all lights and music off at 11 pm so if you want to rage all night with guest, best go somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles Marshallstravel82, 19 Feb 2014 | Read review
“My tip for staying in hostels in general is to have ear plugs. These people like to rise early (and try to be as quiet as they can) but I would pop in my ear plugs and go back to sleep no problem.”
 of 5 bubbles 650shawnv, 21 Nov 2013 | Read review
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