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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite hostel up to date! The moment you check in the staff makes you feel like family. They introduce you to every guest that bumps into you during check in. The staff also go out of their way to help you. If you have questions about a dive site, a restaurant, a neighborhood, they will gladly help you. Rooms... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Super nice hostel with a great atmosphere and great staff! Located in a quiet area and everything is in walking distance. The rooms are very nice and big and the kitchen is good as well. Their dog Shaggy is already worth a visit.. :)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

We spent a week here enjoying the sun and local dive jewels of San Andres and really enjoyed our stay! The staff are very helpful, especially with things to do and see in and around the island and able to help anyone interested in diving with tips and recommendations. The hostel is also very social and a great way to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

After having been to 100+ hostels in 20+ countries around the world I can honestly say this hostel has been one of the best. What lacks in water pressure is made up for by Juan, Alejandro, Jenny and Shaggy's hard work to do whatever they can to make you feel at home and have a great time. I'd recommend anyone... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Blue Almond Hostel for only 3 nights, but wish I would have been able to stay longer. The owners Juan and Jennifer are really nice and very accommodating. They set up a diving course and were really helpful with everything. The rooms don't have air conditioning, but I didn't have any trouble sleeping. Would definitely stay... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was my second time in San Andrés. I decided to stay in The blue almond because it had fantastic reviews. I was very surprised to find out that they were beyond true. This hostel is a place where you feel at home inmediately. Juan introduced me to all the host that were already there when I arrived, so making... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

this was my second time staying here and for good reason... it's a fantastic hostel with an even more fantastic staff. i wouldn't stay anywhere else on san andres. there's a homey vibe here and juan, jenn, and alejandro are all really helpful and inclusive. perfect place for a solo traveller. they try and accomodate you wherever they can.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I spent 1 month traveling in Colombia and made a stop to visit San Andrés island. And staying at the Blue Almond Hostel made it all that more memorable. Amazing people and an amazing island. You've really got to be there to experience it all. Truly a must if you're in Colombia. I initially was only going to stay 5... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Blue Almond for one week. At our arrival we were warmly welcomed and we were introduced to other guests. Jenn has shown us the hostel and informed us about the island. Juan gave us the next morning a map of the island with his recommendations for snorkling and other activities. Also Alejandro was providing us with all... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Great little hostel with an instantly welcoming, warm atmosphere. As soon as I arrived Alejandro welcomed me in & introduced me to some of the other travellers which helped build the atmosphere in the hostel. Place was tidy & clean & the hostel staff/owners came out for a few drinks to watch the Colombia football match. They have 1 bike... More 

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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: $18 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Almond Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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