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Bogotá, Colombia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title might not sound so bad afterall, but bear in mind Colombia is a growing economy with lots of cheap labour and families that need work. Keeping that in mind, apart from the cleaning lady, this hostel is solely run by foreign volunteers. There are many lackings to this model. For example, the volunteers know nothing about the city...

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Passau, Germany
Reviewed 14 October 2016

An amazing place. The owner - Jairo - is super simpatico and the staff is always helpful and up for some activitys. Jairo's wife is an amazing salsa teacher and the hostel is not far from places where you can have an amazing night out practicing your steps ;) I lived there a 10 months, it felt like home! xoxo

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Santa Marta, Colombia
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I stayed at Sunflower for 4 weeks and I am very satisfied with my stay. The staff is friendly. The owner, Jairo, takes good care care of his guests, always there to help and give information about the city. The hostel is in a good quiet location. I was there to learn salsa and there were 3 dance schools nearby,...

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SunflowerHostCali, Gerente at Sunflower Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment and your compliments about the location. It´s very important that every guest is happy. Frome the hostel, you only need To walk for 5 or 10 minutes to get to one of the best salsa schools

Ecuador
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I worked and lived here for nearly 2.5 months. This hostal is in a great area, safe and really close to all that you could need or want in Cali: the bars, restaurants, best Salsa Academy's and schools, 15 mins to the closest shopping mall or 5 mins from the metro. It is far enough away that you can relax...

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SunflowerHostCali, Gerente at Sunflower Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all the words and all the compliments, we appreciate this very much. We are very happy that you have taken advantage of the location, it is very important to get to where we want to eat easy or fun, and return to relax in comfortable beds. Jairo y Gloria

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Sunflower is a beautiful home base in Cali. It has a welcoming environment and the hosts are fantastic. It is not in the main tourist area, although it is only a 20 minute walk from there. Super close to the hostel there are supermarkets, banks, and most importantly...places to dance salsa! It is a calm environment, not a party hostel,...

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Si, muchas gracias. Es cierto, San Fernando no es precisamente un barrio turistico, sin embargo, el parque del perro si,...

Reviewed 15 November 2014

I stayed in Sunflower Hostel for 3 weeks and I had a great time. Jairo is a great host and very knowledgeable about the city and events that are happening in Cali, Gloria is a great hostess and an amazing dance teacher. Be prepared to dance, dance, and dance! The neighborhood is very safe and you're within walking distance to...

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SunflowerHostCali, Gerente at Sunflower Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for their ratings. Market Square (Market Place) is also a great dining area and from the hostel only need to walk for 10 minutes, and is very safe. His words help us a lot, again thank you for your compliments. Jairo and Gloria

Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Thanks again Jairo and the team for a great stay! The hospitality here was excellent , as just a small example of this I received free hour daily saxophone lessons from the owner who is a talented musician at no charge. In total I have stayed here around 5 weeks on two different occasions in all 3 private rooms at...

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SunflowerHostCali, Propietario at Sunflower Hostel, responded to this review
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Un saludo de Sunflower, desde Cali, Colombia. Es muy grato para todo el equipo de Sunflower, lograr esta excelente calificación....

Reviewed 11 May 2014

Sunflower Hostel is enriched with the San Fernando ambiance, the milieu is established by international backpackers, and the hospitality is invigorated by a receptive staff. I have been to this hostel repeatedly and will recommend it for it cleanliness, hot showers, and very good Wi-Fi. The breakfast could be a little better, however, right across the street for about one...

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SunflowerHostCali, Propietario at Sunflower Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, wish you find yourself very well. Good to know that you feel at home. Also enjoyed your visit. Thank you.

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2014

A friendly, social atmosphere in an excellent location. Free tea and coffee all day, good internet, well equipped kitchen, hot water and generally very clean! Beds were super comfortabble but maybe too many people in the eight bed dorm so you don´t have much space for your backpack, but the private rooms look spacious and comfortable. Really enjoyed my experience...

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SunflowerHostCali, Propietario at Sunflower Hostel, responded to this review
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Recibe nuestro saludo y agradecimiento por compartir una buena opinión de Sunflower Hostel, cada día trabajamos para mejorar y que...

Reviewed 8 May 2014

Great hostal in a safe area. One block away from 2 super markets and a few blocks away from bank machines and restaurants. The staff were really helpful and realxed. Good hostal for meeting people as it has lots of communal areas for drinking and eating. Definetly reccomended.

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SunflowerHostCali, Propietario at Sunflower Hostel, responded to this review

It is also wonderful to meet wonderful people and share with them. Thanks for your friendship! We hope ...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sunflower hostel is a charming and cheerful hostel located in the attractive San Fernando neighborhood. The hostel is conveniently surrounded by salsa schools, restaurants, bars, café's and supermarkets. At Sunflower hostel you will experience true Colombian hospitality. We have a total of 24 beds with selection of dormitory or private rooms. All come with a fan, comfortable bed, and security locker. Breakfast is included, and served in the garden/terrace every day from 7 to 10 a.m. Coffee and tea is available all day. Within walking distance from the hostel is San Antonio (historic center), downtown, the local market 'Alameda', the Pascual Guerrero stadium, and several parks. The hostel is located close to the public transportation system "Mio", and the closest stop is "Manzana del Saber". Cali is a lively and colorful city: full of celebrations and cultural events. The city is also called "The Branch of Heaven", "World Capital of Salsa", and "Sports Capital of South America". The city offers a variety of free activities throughout the year. At Sunflower hostel, we promise to make your stay in Cali a great experience - the only risk is not wanting to leave. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunflower Hostel

Address: Carrera 27 # 3 - 07 | Barrio San Fernando Viejo, Cali 760043, Colombia (Formerly Sunflower Pacific Hostel)
Region: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Price Range: $13 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The best rooms are dormitories with 4 or 5 people”
 of 5 bubbles Ivo_089, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I personally liked the private room upstairs without on suite.”
 of 5 bubbles tomsC8428YV, 16 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Both privates and dorms are great. I stayed in both.”
 of 5 bubbles 145federicop, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“if you want a privet room, take the privet in the second floor, it wide with good price. the more quiet rooms are the interior ones”
 of 5 bubbles AvishayBarak, 30 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Biggest dorm has window and is ensuite Double room is a great choice for a couple as it gives more comfort and privacy for the similar price”
 of 5 bubbles cezaryfree, 29 Mar 2014 | Read review
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