11 Hostels in San Andrés, Colombia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in San Andrés, Colombia. You can choose from 11 San Andrés hostels. In total, there are 42 cheap places to stay in San Andrés such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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San Andrés Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in San Andrés, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in San Andrés


(Blue Almond Hostel - San Andres is the best rated)

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Hostels in San Andrés for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in San Andrés for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to San Andrés? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to San Andrés alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in San Andrés. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know San Andrés (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in San Andrés. To help you make friends with San Andrés before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? San Andrés is also named and spelled Isla San Andrés - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Isla San Andres is an island in the Caribbean Sea, more than 700km off the Colombian coast. Historically, San Andres is tied to the United Kingdom but is politically part of present-day Colombia. It is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve called the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve. Go for the rich marine life, sparkling white beaches, relaxed Caribbean lifestyle, birdwatching, and lush mountain views among the national parks.

The capital of the island is also San Andres but is typically called El Centro or North End; it is on the northern end of the island and is the main urban centre.

Budget hostel accommodation on Isla San Andres is found in and around El Centro. The majority of backpacker hostels are along the coastal road at the north of the island, but there are a few hostels toward La Loma and Loma Cave, which you should visit once you have your accommodation sorted. San Andres is only 12.5km from north to south and 3km from east to west, so getting around the island is very simple. To get here, fly to Aeroporto Internacional Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. From there, buses or taxis can take you right to your accommodation.

If you’re a keen scuba diver, snorkeller, or simply a beach fan, you will feel right at home here. Johnny Cay, a popular beach and coral reef on Isla Sucre, is only 1.5km offshore. It’s easy to catch a boat across for dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants or bars on the island. Outside of El Centro, you can get around the island in less than half a day. Don’t miss the Old Point Mangle Regional Park, with its extensive mangrove system, the Big Pond Lagoon, a freshwater lake where you can view alligators, native birds, and turtles, or the colourful San Luis beaches, in the south where few tourists venture.

Written by local enthusiast for San Andrés hostels

Written by local enthusiast for San Andrés hostels Jakob Lombardi

Other Nearby Cities
Isla de Providencia Isla de Providencia (93 Km / 58 mi.)
Corn Island Corn Island (153 Km / 95 mi.)

FAQ about San Andrés Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in San Andrés. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in San Andrés. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Hostelz.com shows all 11 Hostels in San Andrés. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

República Hostel San Andres is the best rated hostel in San Andrés for female solo travellers.

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  • 16 hotels
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in San Andrés.

Blue Almond Hostel - San Andres is the best rated hostel for partying in San Andrés.
It offers: Pub Crawls.

Travel Tips for San Andrés - from the Community

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Your Packing List for San Andrés

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for San Andrés and Colombia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for San Andrés