Casablanca Hostel Cali B&B is a quiet, regular hostel in a quiet area, and a good choice for those passing through.
It's a bit of a trek to the city centre, but located relatively close to the bus terminal. For most this will still be a taxi ride away, but it can be walked in under twenty minutes if you want to save a few pesos. There is a large grocery store a short walk from the hostel, as well as a couple banks and a small mall. There aren't many bars or restaurants close by, however.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Rooms are of average size and have a couple of fans, and private rooms are available with air conditioning. Beds are wooden and don't move or squeak much, however the pillows aren't the most comfortable. There aren't a great number of power points around the room, but the rooms have power boards to compensate.
Solid, medium-sized lockers are provided in all dorm rooms.
Bathrooms are a decent size, and look fairly modern. There are soap holders, clothes hooks, and enough room to change. Bathrooms have very hot water, and enough pressure, but it can be very inconsistent and hard to control at times. Sometimes all that is needed is a little patience for the hot to kick in, and other times it will come and go frequently. The safest time seems to be early, when no other showers or washing machines are being used.
This hostel has a very quiet atmosphere. It's not a place to party. Also, if you are looking for a social hostel, this might not be the one, however they do sell beer, and have picnic tables out the front where you can have a drink or a smoke and meet a traveler or two. The only other common spaces are the reception, the cosy dining room, and the kitchen.
The kitchen is fairly well stocked, which is great for those traveling on a budget. It has an oven, six burners, coffee maker, microwave, a toaster, and a decent amount of pots and pans. The water is safe to drink, and the fridge has an ice dispenser.
This no-frills hostel has everything you need for a short stay in Cali. If you're looking to explore the explore the centre or party with some other travelers, you might look somewhere else. However, the convenient location from the bus terminal, the good price, and the nice and helpful owner make it a good choice for those passing through or exploring nearby towns.