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Hostal Capurgana

Calle del Comercio, Capurgana 278017 Colombia
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#3 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Capurgana
Hostal Capurgana has 9 rooms. 7 Private rooms and 2 dorms with up to 6 beds. Each private room is different in size and has from 1 bed to 6 beds. Shower and toilet are in the rooms. WIFI. Credit Cards accepted. The Hostal is in the center of Capurgana an just close to the immigration office. We do have our own restaurant. The beach is about 5 minutes away. We change money and accept credit cards. Our travel agency, Capurgana Tours, sells air tickets to Panama City and to Medellin. We support you in planing your trip around Capurgana. Silvio is Swiss and he speaks quite well English. Beatriz is Columbian an speaks as well Englisch. Feel free to contact us for any kind of questions.
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_ctritten wrote a review Apr. 2021
Zurich, Switzerland10 contributions11 helpful votes
We can recommend Hostal Capurgana. We were staying at Hostal Capurgana 3 nights during Semana Santa. Our foundation Plasticaware fights against plastic pollution in Capurgana. We want to empower people to reduce, recycle and upcycle plastic through education, awareness and support. Hostal Capurgana is super central located. Within a few meters you are right at the beach and you will find a lot of restaurants and bars around the hostal. We were there during our project and were working the whole day. The central location helped us a lot due to our work with the local community and tourists. The rooms are nice and the restaurant is delicious. Please note that during Semana Santa it is very crowded and loud. So if you want to enjoy a more relaxing vacation, don't visit Capurgana during Semana Santa.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Tigran Jabrelyan wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Hi , I would just like to let people know i had a very pleasant stay at Hostel Capurgana...The Owner Silvio and his wife really went out of there way to help me receive money here , since its not possible any other way....the location is right by the ocean , there security cameras and the staff is very careful to who goes in and out so i felt very safe .....I would definitely stay here again over and over again ..👍 Thanks again to Silvio and his wife Beatris and all the staff at Hostel Capurgana)))
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Jacqui wrote a review Feb. 2020
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
From the very start we had a great experience with these guys! The hostel has a comfy and accommodating hangout space. The place was clean, the food was tasty (slightly more expensive than other breakfasts in town, but only by 2000- ish COP which isn't even a dollar)- They run their hostel on solar panels (and have a back up generator) and so they have power even when the town's power is shut down every night which is a great plus! Great location and their staff was just so friendly and helpful, it was really nice! Good internet for what we needed it for (weren't watching movies or anything but it worked for making travel plans and sending photos!) The owners and their staff were so helpful, from speaking with us on whatsapp to help us to coordinate a flight to Medellinp prior to our arrival, to helping us get stamped into Colombia when the generator for power at the immigration office was broken, to offering really helpful advice when it comes to travelling Colombia- they really go above and beyond to help their travellers out and help them to enjoy their time in Capurgana and Colombia. Thank you so much! I would recommend them in a heartbeat, if you're looking for somewhere to stay or do business with.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Silvio Gubler, Sonstige at Hostal Capurgana
Responded Mar. 3, 2020
Dear jacquismsk It is really helpful for us getting feedback from our clients. It helps us to keep up our services on a high level. Thank you very much for your staying with us and giving lots of informations who will help others choosing a place to stay in Capurgana. We are a Hostal. Not a Hotel. But for a Hostal we are well organized. - We do have a permanent staffed reception. Open from 07:30 - 20:00. Weekends different hours. - You can pay with credit cards. For a Hostal in Capurgana this is unique... - You can buy bus, flight and boat tickets with our travel agency called Capurganatours. - you can pay with USD or change USD at the Hostal My wife Beatriz is Colombian and speaks very well Englisch. And I am Silvio, Swiss. I can communicate was in German and Englisch * Capurgana still does not have an ATM. As well not 24 hours electricity. ! WIFi can be very slow. Sometimes it is not working at all. Capurgana is an very isolated place. Therefore you will not find G5 internet or other services like in big cities. Please feel free to contact us in advance for any kind of questions. Kind regads Silvio & Beatriz Hostal Capurgana
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Daniel S wrote a review Dec. 2019
Jerusalem, Israel7 contributions12 helpful votes
This hostel is similar to the other hostels in this area by the things he offers, but he is more expensive. The wifi is not so good, most of the day it’s not working in the room. The hostel is offering flights to Medillin, but charge more to commission. Also, if you want to pay with credit card he charges 8% more of the total fee, while others charge 7.5% Also the rate they offers to change dollars to peso is really not good. Im addition to all that, I found the hostel crew not really nice I found in the area better places. Cheaper and with higher quality. (Some of them even has a/c, and are still cheaper)
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Date of stay: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
Response from Silvio G, Owner at Hostal Capurgana
Responded Jan. 9, 2020
Dear Daniel Shriki from Israel. * YOU NEVER STAYED A SINGLE NIGHT IN OUR HOSTAL * I was really surprised to get your feedback about our Hostel Capurgana. Normally our service is rated as good to very good. Therefore, I had my concerns and started to investigate in detail what happened. I also spoke to our two ladys from the reception who were working at different times that day. As our reception is open from 08:00am to 21:00pm, I also checked our security cameras to be sure the information I received was correct. I found that * YOU NEVER EVEN STAYED IN OUR HOSTAL* So, how can you complain about services you never used? Most of your complaints have nothing to do with the Hostal Capurgana itself. Additionally, our crew do have names: Me, Silvio, Swiss. Cecilia and Virginia, young Colombian ladies who have been working with me for a long time. We also operate the inhouse travel agency Capurgana Tours, and most of your complaints are related to the travel agengy and not to the Hostal. If you think that 15 USD for a private room with toilet and shower, WIFI, free Coffee in the morning, solar support and power generator support during the night is too expensive then so be it. In your other reviews you made I saw that you stayed in Bell Air Collection Resort, Cancun, Mexico. In comparison, Capurgana is at the end of the world. We are not connected by roads to other towns. We have to get everything either by sea or by air. WIFI is not always possible. Capurgana does not receive 24 hour a day energy from the goverment. Even the water supply can break down sometimes. You came in with a group of 17 travellers, all from different nations. The only one who was complaing was you. The only one who never stayed in Hostal Capurgana for the night was you. All other 16 young travelers stayed with us and nobody complained about a single one of our services. I was really surprised about the outcome of my investigation. You booked a private room for 2 nights for 15 USD per night. You registered your details and received the ID for the Hostel and the access code for the WIFI. After 10 minutes you complained about the wifi and you left our Hostal. Because the staff member on duty, Virginia, was very busy with the registration of the other 16 travelers she forgot to take your Hostal ID and to disconnect you from our WIFI system. This was on the September 28th. Two days later you entered the Hostal again. This time Cecilia, another staff member, was on duty. Cecilia did not know you but saw that you still had the Hostal ID and that you were still using our WIFI system for free. She asked you to give back the Hostel ID. You instantly became very rude with Cecilia and left the hostel shouting. How can you justify complaining about our WIFI service one day, and then 2 days later sneak back into the Hostel and use the WIFI for free? If the Hostel and its services are so bad then why come back again? Bottom line: You are essentially a thief, and you became angry and aggressive because our staff members realised that you were not a paying guest at the Hostel, and therefore you had no rights to access our services. Kind regards Silvio Gubler, owner of Hostal Capurgana. Enclosed are the translated written reports of Cecilia and Virginia regarding your posted review. Report from Virginia: On November 28, 2019 at 4:40pm, a group of 17 foreigners came from San Blas Adventure-Panama. Nationalities included: United Kingdom (3), Germany (4), Australia (5), Czech Republic (2), USA (1), Netherland (1), Israel (1). The last foreigner by name: DANIEL SHRIKI from Israel. I offered Daniel Shriki a private room for the price of 15 USD, which has a double bed, private bathroom, fan, 24hr electricity, and is very spacious for a single guest. I offered this as all the dorms were fully occupied. Mr. Shriki accepted the room, requesting 2 nights. Registration and induction were completed and the wristband was given to identify him as one of our guests. He paid 90,000COP for 2 nights. He took his bags and happily entered the room. Ten minutes later he returned and asked for the WIFI password. At that time, I was only able to connect him to the WIFI in the reception area. I explained that the WIFI in his room was temporarily out of service however normal service was expected to resume later that day, and that these things sometimes happen in Capurgana. He became very angry and confrontational, stressing that he needed WIFI in his room at that exact time, and if he didn’t receive it, he would seek alternative accommodation. As we were unable to provide WIFI directly to his room at that time, I agreed to refund his payment. I checked his room and everything was in order. I then refunded his payment and he quickly left, however as reception was very busy with other guests, I forgot at that time to ask him to return his hostel ID wristband or ask him to remove the WIFI access codes. Report from Cecilia: On December 30 at 8:02 pm a young man I later identified as Daniel Shriki entered the hostel. I asked how I could help him, and he replied that he was going to sit at one of the tables away from reception. He asked if I could sell him a beer to which I said yes. When I took him the beer I noticed that he was wearing a hostel ID wristband, which I thought was strange as I did not recognise him as being a guest. I verified on our system that he was not staying at the hostel, returned to him, and asked if he was a guest at the hostel. He replied no, but he had been two days before. I asked him to remove the wristband explaining that our services were reserved for paying guests and that non-guests having wristbands may present a security threat. He refused to remove the wristband, saying that it was beautiful and that he wanted to keep it. I asked him again to remove it and explained to him how to do so, but he responded aggressively, both about my request to remove the wristband and his rights to drink a beer in the hostel. I told him that he could sit and drink his beer, but he must remove the wristband. I also provided scissors so that he could remove the wristband in a neat and tidy way, however he again refused. He finally removed the wristband by his own means. Just before 9:00pm he left the hostel, having used the WIFI system for almost one hour. After this happened I did change password for the WiFi.  
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ZanyZiggapus wrote a review Nov. 2019
Solana Beach, California42 contributions31 helpful votes
What a sweet little place! We loved every minute at the hostel and around the town. The hostel is conveniently located less than a block from the arrival port, REALLY close...a 2 minute walk. It is impeccably clean, comfortable, safe and well organized. The staff was very helpful and gracious with everything and also very patient with my terrible Spanish. We had a few classic Colombian breakfasts at the in-house restaurant. The owner Silvio speaks English and is a great guy to ponder life with. He takes great care to help you make the most of your time in Capurgana and onward journeys. We booked our bus and boat trips and even day tripped into Panama with their advice. The hostel location is ideal for exploring the area and there are chill restaurants nearby. We did several activities including diving, hiking and snorkeling. We stayed 3 nights and wish we had more time!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$28 - US$33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ColombiaChoco DepartmentCapurgana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Capurgana
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Capurgana?
Nearby attractions include La Piscina de los Dioses (0.5 km), Reserva Natural El Cielo (1.0 km), and Reserva Natural El Cielo (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Capurgana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, laundry service, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Capurgana?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Capurgana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Gecko Cafe Bar, Restaurante Josefina's, and Finca Feel Free.
Is Hostal Capurgana located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Capurgana.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Capurgana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Is Hostal Capurgana accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.