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El Kool Koala Backpackers

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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

This hostel is now known as El Alquimista and the new Spanish owners are very nice. It looks like they have taken steps to improve the old hostel's problems like installing air conditioners in all of the rooms and are currently repainting and reorganizing the kitchen and hang out areas. I got here just a couple days after the new...

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Jasper National Park, Canada
Reviewed 27 May 2013

The one good thing about this hostel is the staff. Very friendly and helpful. It seemed like a decent hostel on arrival. The common area is a bit bare and didn't really have a relaxed vibe to it. Dorm rooms were like sauna's which is pretty normal for this area but most have fans that reach the top bunk. This...

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Cuenca, Ecuador
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Had a great stay at El Kool Koala. Its perfectly situated close to the beach, shops and the main restaurant and bar area. The hostel was always clean and tidy and well maintained and the beds were comfy. Its not a party hostel by any means which suited me fine. The hammocks and big screen TV were a great touch...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 May 2013

clean hostel and very quiet. I like the terrace area and really like the hammock to nap a little. The location is good it´s 3 blocks away from the beach. The prices are good. The room has really nice A/C and you can turn it on at any time. Beds were comfortable also and the staff very helpfull

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Reviewed 16 May 2012

I recently stayed at El Kool Koala in Taganga, Colombia. What set this place apart from others in Taganga was the staff. Mateo the Aussie owner was really nice and down to earth and great to chat to about Colombia and travel in general. But another highlight was the local Colombian staff who also work there and are around when...

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Reviewed 15 May 2012

I was traveling with a couple of friends and we planned to stay at the Kool Koala for 2 nights. We had such a great time and the staff were awesome. We ended up staying for a week. Great atmosphere. So friendly and easy going. Location was perfect for us.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very chilled and relaxing atmosphere, very comfortable, and very friendly staff. 250 metres to the water. Good place to meet like-minded chillout people and feel at home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Kool Koala Backpackers

Address: Calle 13, 3- 139, Taganga, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Taganga
Price Range: $14 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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