The following are the hostel, hostels and hostals we stayed at during our travels in Colombia.
Al Caravan Hotel in Medellin
A bit far from the closest subway station ( solid 15 minute walk through an industrial area). Nearby vicinity may be bars with ladies of the night but doesn’t feel unsafe.
Price: $20 per night.
Alegria Hostel in Bogota
Hostel with shared bathroom. Breakfast included which was basic but decent. Wifi was also okay. Big plus were two dogs that stayed there. Might have bedbugs. Shower in the big stone bathtub is pretty cool
Cost: $28 per night
Centro Real Hotel in San Gil
Not much to complain about. Wifi was good, room was kept clean, nice location, about 3 blocks from the central plaza.
Price: $15 per room per night.
Hospedaje de la Villa in Villa de Leyva
Small room. Various bugs around. No wifi. Great location, felt nice and quiet.
HostelTrail in Popayan
Room was on the third or fourth floor. Good wifi. Bathroom was shared but there was nobody around so it was the same as a private bathroom. Decent location. About 4 blocks away from main square.
Musicology in Bogota
We stayed here because we couldnt find the original hostel we were looking for. We stayed one night in a four dorm bedroom. Wifi was good. Place is run by fellow travellers and this led to some confusion. They have a bar upstairs. Breakfast and dinner was included.