Hostal Le Papillon. San Gil

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The Hostelz.com Review

Hostal Le Papillon. San Gil is a French-owned hostel in San Gil, Colombia. It's a good budget option for travelers, with all the amenities necessary for backpackers to enjoy a nice stay.

The Location

Despite being fairly close to the main plaza in San Gil, Hostal Le Papillon feels further because it sits on top of an enormous hill overlooking the town. However, it is still only about forty-five minutes' walking to the bus terminal and fifteen minutes' walking to the main plaza in the center of town. Although you can find other hostels closer to the center, San Gil is relatively small, and mostly everything can be reached within a short walk. There are a few small stores found across the street and you can reserve tours from the hostel, so it is not necessary to walk into the center of town for everything. There is a large yellow sign in the front of the hostel that is hard to miss.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The bedrooms are fairly large with adequate space for your belongings. There are places to hang your clothes in the rooms, along with clothes lines to dry clothes. Additionally, there are lockers for each bed in the rooms and you can rent locks from the hostel. The bunk beds are clean and come with sufficient outlets for everyone. The bathrooms in Hostal Le Papillon are located in the bedrooms and two out in the common areas, which is plenty for everyone at the hostel. The hot water can be tricky at times and not always available.

Common Spaces

The first common area is found immediately upon entering the front door. This is where the front desk is, as well as tour information, a computer, and a few couches with a TV in the living room next to the desk. After walking through this area, you will go past the kitchen; it is a good size, with all the essentials needed for cooking and also free coffee daily. At Hostal Le Papillon, they have a large backyard filled with plants and various seating areas with tables and three hammocks. It's an excellent place to socialize and be outside when the weather is nice.

Summary

The French owners are extremely nice and knowledgeable about the area and the different tours available. The majority of travelers that stay here are from France, so expect to hear a lot of French. Hostal Le Papillon is one of the best choices for people looking for a value hostel in adventurous San Gil, Colombia.
by WayWard Wanderer
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2018-01-08
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostal Le Papillon. San Gil" at Calle 7 Numero 8-28.)

Location/Contact

Address
Calle 7 Numero 8-28, San Gil, Santander, Colombia
Coordinates
6.553460, -73.128315 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Website
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Telephone
0057 7 723 63 50
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How is Hostal Le Papillon. San Gil rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(120 ratings)
100%
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HostelBookers
(29 ratings)
93%
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92%
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
86%
80%
93%
92%
Average
98%
93%
98%
98%

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