Sams Vip Hostel, San Gil, Colombia

Opened in January 2010, Sam’s VIP hostel has quickly become a popular choice in San Gil.

Friendly Colombian owner Sam spent four years in London and then traveled around South America so has a perfect sense of what a backpacker needs. With this in mind he decided to turn the family home in San Gil into a hostel.

Modern and tiled throughout and spotlessly clean, it has a homely feel about it. There are antique items of furniture from the family collection scattered around, including the very first TV in San Gil, to contrast with the modern surroundings and give you a taste of old Colombia.
The hostel has a capacity for 32 people and is split across two floors with a kitchen on each level.

Upstairs there are three dorms, each with six beds and all en-suite. Dorm beds cost 15,000 peso. There is also one private double room with en-suite upstairs.

Downstairs there are 3 private rooms with double beds and 2 private rooms which sleep up to 4 people in bunk beds.

Private rooms for two people cost from 50,000 – 70,000. Some share a bathroom. The rooms at the front of the house have a small balcony overlooking the plaza. There is a large en-suite double room at the back of the house.

A room that sleeps up to four people is 35,000 if booked for a single person, 50,000 if there are two occupants, 60,000 for three and 80,000 for 4 people and you use one of the two shared bathrooms next door to the room. All prices include morning coffee.

Space has been a careful consideration when setting up the hostel. There are large hallways, a number of communal areas to relax and the two kitchens are both well equipped.

Upstairs there is a lounge area with huge flat screen TV, with movies available to watch from the large comfy sofa or a bean bag. Plus, there is a poker table and Thursday night is poker night!

The outside terrace area over looks the plaza and is the perfect place to eat breakfast or sip a beer from the on-site bar and watch the world go by.

At the back of the hostel there is a swimming pool with great views of San Gil, plus a sauna available to hire for a bit of pampering.

The friendly team are always on hand to help you book tours or adventure sports which are famous in the area and they can arrange rafting, caving, abseiling, trekking, paintball, horse riding or paragliding with ease plus offer handy maps and transport tips.

Other services include:
Free internet available plus free WI-FI access.
Laundry service for 10,000 per load.
Luggage storage.
You may bring your own alcohol into the hostel and pay a corkage charge.
Food can be delivered from a local restaurant at reasonable prices.
How to get there...
Sam’s VIP hostel is located in the main plaza in San Gil. From the bus terminal take a taxi to the plaza and the hostel is located on the opposite side to the church.
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Contact Info...
Cra 10 # 12 – 33 (Top Floor )
San Gil
310 2497 400
7 724 4463
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