We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Blue Almond Hostel

Expedia.comUSD 41*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 41*
USD 41*
USD 41*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Blue Almond Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

406 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 167: English reviews
Start your review of Blue Almond Hostel
 Click to rate
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blue Almond is the place, where you are definitely gonna have a great time. It is small hostel, you can easily make friends here, there is a great hostel vibe and real backpackers atmosphere! The place is clean, there is an equipped kitchen where u can cook and spacious living room where people hang out together, play cards, drink beers...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hanča V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My time at Blue Almond Hostel was one of my favorite hostel expeiences in all my years of backpacking. Juan the owner creates a family atmosphere and is incredibly helpful with information and activities. Everything can be booked through the hostel. The location is great and the place really feels like home while you are there. Can't say enough good...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shawn P
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend for three nights and booked a double room for 33€. Here a short review. + nice and helpful staff. + they organize tours for you like diving and rent golf carts etc. + good kitchen. - not the cheapest stay. - not the best location (15 mins to center, no beach) - small showers with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eike F
islatur1, Propietario at Blue Almond Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Eike, thank you for a somewhat ok review. Thanks for noticing the good point about staff and activities and for pointing out what you considered are bad ones. As for the price, I assure you that 33 euros for a Private Twin room is as cheap as San Andres is going to get for 2 people, keep in mind...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Undoubtedly the best hostel I've stayed at in my five months of travel around the continent. This place feels like home, really, it does! I would recommend this place to anyone, you will not regret it. We're talking; awesome atmosphere, fantastic people (now my family) and a great little kingdom on the beautiful island of San Andres. The hostel is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank patrickwesselink
islatur1, Propietario at Blue Almond Hostel, responded to this review

You are like a brother to Shaggy and a daughter to us! We are going to leech on your couch this upcoming summer! BEWARE!

Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is such a chilled hostel, feels like you are staying in Juan's house - you probably are! It's well worth staying here if you are on San Andres Island. You quickly make friends with the other people staying in the hostel and share a drink or two with them. We stayed for 4 nights, met people from all over...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andy M
islatur1, Propietario at Blue Almond Hostel, responded to this review

Andy, thank you for the good conversations! You forgot your travel log AKA diary here!, come back and get it! After you left, we had a volunteer named Ryan who knew you from Bogota, we read your diary together and wondered why you have drawings of penises! :) Hope you had a wonderful time in the island and that you...

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

An amazing hostel! It was clean, beautiful, well located and the owners were incredible ! They are always thinking about creating a good atmosphere among the people of the Hostel . we spent two great nights there and we got to know lots of people :)

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Irene M
islatur1, Propietario at Blue Almond Hostel, responded to this review

Irene! I'm in love with you! Valencia en FALLAS! -Juan

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 24 February 2017

juan and jennifer make this place a welcoming, comfortable and fun place to stay. great hosts. both are from san andres, and juan spent a few years at school in toronto. they know the island well, it is their home. they have all of the info you need and will help arrange moto or golf cart rental, book tours etc...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank djdgs
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Blue Almond Hostel is held by Juan and Jennifer, which both are really caring and lovely people. Juan is really nice to chill with (he even joined us for dinner, when it was possible) and Jennifer is the absolute sunshine of the house. I stayed a week, had a great time & felt absolutely safe. The hostel pictures showed...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank alessandrobat
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I really enjoyed my stay at blue almond. its in a quite street not far from the center. Juan and his wife are very nice and helpful. the hostel is cosy and clean, and has everything you need. i only can recommend this place

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Uwe K
Reviewed 7 February 2017

It's a great hostel! Juan knows everybody personally and is very helpful, the best host I've ever met. Nice atmosphere, fully equipped kitchen, clean rooms and comfy beds. The city centre is a 10min walk.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Merel4321

87 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (60)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (27)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (20)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near San Andres
6.4 km away
Hotel MS San Luis Village
Hotel MS San Luis Village
#22 of 28 in San Andres
227 reviews
1.1 km away
GHL Relax Hotel Sunrise
GHL Relax Hotel Sunrise
#5 of 28 in San Andres
1,478 reviews
9.0 km away
Sunset Hotel
Sunset Hotel
#2 of 42 in San Andres Island
310 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 km away
El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites
0.1 km away
Posada Turistica Colors Of The Sea
0.0 km away
Sheylla's Place
Sheylla's Place
#13 of 89 in San Andres
119 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $27 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Almond Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Booking.com, HostelWorld, Hotels.com and Hotel.de so you can book your Blue Almond Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Blue Almond Hostel staff and other travellers.
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Blue Almond Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Dorms are so big that you will actually feel like in a private room!”
robb88, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book in advance because the rooms do fill up.”
Charlotte2australia, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
M7460TJsamw, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are very similar, could not find a difference”
FabioV554, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the 10 bed dorm has tons of space”
mr805, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Expedia.com
USD 41* /night
View Deal
Hotwire.comUSD 41
TravelocityUSD 41
Orbitz.comUSD 41
View all 8 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates