The Best Hostels in Cali, Colombia for Budget Travelers

The Best Hostels in Cali, Colombia for Budget Travelers
Cali is Colombia's third largest city. Founded in 1536, can be explored on foot: walk under the shade of trees along the riverbank, admire the architecture of churches and other national monuments, and visit the city's many museums. Being the salsa capital of the world, Cali is primarily a destination for salsa and party but it also offers some great days out in the nearby natural surroundings. In Cali, travelers can enjoy music festivals, learn about sugarcane farming, and take in the mountainous landscapes. The majority of hostels are located around La Sexta, the city's Zona Rosa, and historic barrio San Antonio, which is quieter, and filled with charming restaurants as well as one of the safer and prettier neighborhoods in the city.
How much do hostels in Cali cost?
Average Dorm Price $10 ($6 to $15)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $24 ($11 to $45)
Dorm Bed: $7.60
Private Room: $10.14
Overall Rating: 91%
Located in the middle of Santa Monica, a lively and safe barrio in the city center of Cali, only a few minutes on foot from everything you need, including shopping centers, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, bar, clubs and the bus terminal, Casa Blanca has a hotel style service for a hostel style budget. Casa Blanca Hostel has single, double and triple familial private rooms with private or shared bathrooms and a fan or AC. Mixed dorms have 6 beds and 10 beds and female dorms are for 4 people. Join the free salsa class to learn the basic steps from 8 to 9 pm or ask reception if you would like to arrange a longer and more advanced course with one of their highly recommended salsa teachers. There is a free breakfast for all the private rooms and a fee of USD$1 for guests staying in dormitories. The facilities are well kept to ensure you stay in a clean, pleasant and pretty house. You will find all of the standard amenities of a hostel, including free high speed Wi-Fi, guest computers, 3-hour laundry service, English speaking airport service, credit cards accepted, large shared kitchen, dining area and living room with flat screen, 24-h reception, outdoor patio and lots of information on tours and sites to see.

Avenida 7N #24N-57 , Cali, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: COP23,000.00
Private Room: COP27,500.00
Overall Rating: 91%
The Pelican Larry Hostel opened in 2008 and is located in Granada, one of the best and safest neighborhood of Cali. This perfect location allows visitors to walk to the City Bus Terminal, MIO Bus Station, Chipichape Mall, the downtown, many restaurants and bars area, clubs, supermarkets and more. They offer all the facilities a traveler would need, including 9 room types to choose from, which all range in size, privacy and budget such as private single or double rooms and mixed or female dorms of 5 to 8 beds. Hot showers, comfortable beds, free WiFi, shared computers, TVs with cable channels and a good collection of movies, salsa and Spanish lessons service, helpful 24 hours staff, parking area, a book exchange, washing machine, airport transfers, mini-supermarket, free breakfast, and security lockers are all available at the property. There are plenty of communal spaces to get inspired, dream, meet, share and connect. The lively living room, fully-equipped kitchen, communal table, games, and huge garden area for relaxing in the hammocks are all yours during your stay!

Calle 20n#6an-44 Santa Monica Residencial , Cali, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $10.00
Private Room: $15.00
Overall Rating: 88%
El Viajero is located in the historic neighbourhood of San Antonio. It offers a free breakfast for every guest, has an outdoor pool and bar and many free activities such as salsa classes every day from monday to saturday, yoga classes and circus workshops every week. They have double or single private rooms, some with a private bathroom and shared dorms of 8, 10 or 12 beds with safe boxes for each bed, a well equipped shared kitchen for all guests, a TV room and a nice open patio with hammocks. There is also a stage in the bar area where you can enjoy dance and circus shows every week, as the hostel collaborates with the "Circo para todos" foundation. El Viajero Cali Hostel is focused on sustainability and giving back to the community. The decoration is made from recycled materials, the hot water system runs on solar energy and they reuse rainwater and recycle waste. Also available at the hostel are free WiFi throughout the whole property, free bicycle parking, laundry facilities, towels for hire, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, DVD's, board games and a foosball.

Carrera 5 No. 4 - 56 San Antonio , Cali, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $1.48
Private Room: $13.78
Overall Rating: 91%
This hostel is a favorite for travelers to stay in Cali. You will find a 24-hour front desk, free breakfast depending on the type of room from 8 to 10 am, free beginners Bachata and Salsa classes available everyday at the establishment as well as free beginners Spanish classes twice a week. They also have a highly recommended salsa teacher and spanish teacher who will work with if you would like to arrange longer and more advanced courses. The property has laundry facilities, airport transfers, exercise area, table games, free WiFi access, bike rentals, security lockers, a common room, bicycle parking. There is a living room with a home theater and many films to choose from. They also have tourist information about the city and other cities in Colombia, a book exchange, and free WIFI. One of the hostels highlights is the terrace with, hammocks, a BBQ, board games, stereo, and space to exercise. There is a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need if you would like to cook your own meals as well. The establishment has a double private room with shared bathroom as well as mixed or female dorms of 4 or 6 beds.

Calle 3 bis # 35a - 70 Barrio San Fernando , Cali, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $7.61
Private Room: $13.59
Overall Rating: 88%
Casa Miraflores welcomes many international enthusiastic, adventurous and open-minded people, who contribute very highly in creating this wonderful social vibe in the establishment. This hostel has a lot of feedback about travelers' feeling "at home, away from home". Casa Miraflores is located in the quiet but central neighborhood of Miraflores, within walking distance to many colorful markets, restaurants, renowned dance schools and some of the most popular salsa clubs in the city. There are several supermarkets you can very easily walk to, as well as several banks and ATMs. The beautiful San Antonio neighborhood is a 10 minute walk away, and whenever you need a taxi, the lovely receptionists will always be happy to call one for you to come within minutes. Casa Miraflores has been described by one of the guests as a "sanctuary of amazing energy of like-minded people coming together in a communal environment of happiness". They offer spacious double private rooms, as well as dorm rooms with ensuite bathrooms, for 4, 5 or 6 people. There are also many amenities such as yoga, meditation and salsa dance classes. The friendly staff can help you with Spanish classes, guided tours and hikes as well as photography classes. There are many quiet places where you can work, study, read or just chill, with also common areas to hang out. Every bed has electrical outlets and personal lights, and you will be nice and safe with the 24 hour security. Every single morning, you can enjoy a healthy buffet breakfast before starting off a day in beautiful Cali.

Other services included in the hostel are free parking, free WiFi, self-catering facilities, cable TV, outdoor terrace, laundry facilities, airport transfers, towels included, luggage storage, a cafe and DVD's.

Carrera 24B #2A-136 Barrio Miraflores , Cali, Colombia,
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