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Torrance, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Juan and Alejandro are great hosts ever. They are very helpful with currency exchange, tour booking, renting vehicles, restaurant recommendation, getting taxi, and even they can take care of accidents of customers too. They speak great English too. This place you can rent Gopro, Snorkeling gear. There is a kitchen so you can buy food an cook it for yourself....

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really great time at the blue almond hostel and felt really welcome. Juan and Alejendro are great hosts and like two fathers of a big family. What we specifically liked is how inhclusive Juan was and how he tried to involve everybody in the group. Also, expect some great tips for activities and restaurants. If you want...

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spend 3 nights at Blue Almond Hostel, and while we did a trip to Providencia, the staff from Blue Almond was nice enough to store our big bags that we couldn't bring with us on the small plane. Also when I lost my phone and contacted Juan to check if I maybe left it in the hostel, they...

Thank Olga v
Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved my stay at blue almond and didn't want to leave anymore! It's because of the personal touch, the people and the social atmosphere that it was the best hostel I have ever been too. Juan, Jenny and Alejandro make you feel welcome from the start and it feels more like staying with a family than in a hostel....

Thank lisapulsinger
islatur1, Propietario at Blue Almond Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, you are a guest we won't soon forget! we loved your presence in our hostel, you have an excellent vibe! We wish all guest were like you! and we are honored you think we are the best hostel you have lodged in!, it means the world for us!

Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Great hostel, great atmosphere. Stayed here in November during a tropical storm. You can imagine how important the hostel was. Something that made me feel really welcome is how they tried to include everybody and connect everybody by saying: hey x, do you know x already? ***** five star recommendation, great atmosphere. - 10 minutes in the taxi to airport...

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights and I just had a perfect time in this hostel. It starts with the welcoming, Jenny and Juan really make you feel at home straight away, introducing you to everyone which was a definite first for me. Slept in the 5 bed dorm which was very spacious and clean, lockers had electric sockets in it,...

Thank Hans V
Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Arriving to the Blue Almond Hostel was like reading a sign saying: EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON! Since the first minute, this experience was magic. You feel like coming home after a long trip where people call you by your name 5 minutes after your arrival. It is the best spot where to get some good rest (rooms are very...

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islatur1, Propietario at Blue Almond Hostel, responded to this review
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Roberrrrrrrrtttaaaaa! Seguimos enamorados de ti! Muchas gracias por volver y lo sentimos mucho por el huracan OTTO. EL proximo año...

Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Amazingly friendly staff, perfect atmosphere, best place to stay. Will definitely come back. Perfect place to meet people, have some drinks and go out with the whole Hostel. You will definitely feel home immediately!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Alejandro is indeed a nice and enthousiastic host. And other guests where indeed nice. But the matresses in the private Rooms where just awfull. Like sleeping in a hole. The matresses in the dorms are a lot better. The common area is very small and mostly inside. The kitchen area is nice. The owner was playing Xbox al lot with...

Thank Rdam413
islatur1, Propietario at Blue Almond Hostel, responded to this review

Deark Auke, we are sorry that you didn't like the beds in our hostel, but you never voiced your dislike of the mattresses while you were here, keep in mind that mattresses are like sex, some people like it hard and some people like it soft, had you told us while you were here, we would have changed the mattress...

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I really liked the Blue Almond hostel and would like to recommend it to any traveler planning to spend a few days on San Andres island. I spent four days here in November. Originally I had flown to San Andres for scuba diving. Unfortunately, the weather was a catastrophe – it was so rainy and windy that the coastguard grounded...

Thank RobertLockwoodJr

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Blue Almond is a 20-minute walk from the main downtown beach in San Andres Island, it offers budget accommodation with free Wi-Fi and common facilities. The lounge features a DVD player and a book exchange library, it also offers single and double rooms with shared bathrooms.Guest can cook their own meal using the common facilities, which include a fully-equipped kitchen.Diving and snorkeling activities can be booked. Bikes can also be rented to explore the island. Airport shuttles and excursion can be arranged. Blue Almond Hostel is a 15-minute walk from the lively shopping district full of bars and restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Almond Hostel

Address: Barrio Los Almendros Manzana 4 Casa 3, San Andres, San Andres Island, Colombia
Region: Colombia > San Andres and Providencia Department > San Andres Island > San Andres
Price Range: $24 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Almond Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Dorms are so big that you will actually feel like in a private room!”
 of 5 bubbles robb88, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book in advance because the rooms do fill up.”
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“the 10 bed dorm has tons of space”
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