COP 20,000 per night
COP 20,000 per night
The Green Saman, Cali, Colombia

The Green Saman

Cali (Santiago de Cali), Colombia - Carrera 3 Oeste 11-49, Barrio Bellavista

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Description - Hostel

Cali´s newest hostel, opened in October 2011, is located within a beautiful garden in the safe neighbourhood of Bellavista, 15 minutes from the city centre but also 5 minutes from the peace and tranquility of mountains overlooking the city, complete with walks to rivers and waterfalls your guide book doesn’t even tell you exist in Cali…

As backpackers or former backpackers ourselves we think we have everything here you would want from a hostel with our location and service making us one of the best hostels in South America. We will let you judge for yourself though, we can offer you; a friendly welcome from the Spanish & Scottish owners, swimming pool and outdoor bar, sauna, Turkish bath, a former Michelin star chef running our kitchen, ten course gourmet dinners on a backpackers budget, free gourmet breakfast, terrace bar, indoor café, big screen sports, a beautiful garden setting (where we grow our own food to cook for you), hand-built brand new beds, HOT showers, en suite rooms with Jacuzzi, free yoga, free salsa classes and trips including extreme sports organized from the hostel to the whole of the Valle de Cauca and the Pacific Coast.

And if there is anything you want not listed above, let us know and we will organize it for you. The Green Samán is bringing about a revolution in the South America backpacking experience, come and join us.

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 29
  • Year built: 1990
  • Renovated: 2011
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: COP 20,000 (Colombian Peso)

Double Mixed Dorm Queen Single Standard Triple

Hostel amenities

24-hr front desk Airport pickup BBQ area Bar/lounge Breakfast included Gardens Linen included Live music Meal plans Multi-lingual staff No curfew Open 24 Hours Pool (outdoor) Restaurant on site Sauna Spa Sports/activities Steam room Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

Dorm or Private Rooms with brand new, locally hand constructed beds. Spacious and comfortable. All private rooms are en suite, with hot showers and jacuzzi.

Backpacker facilities Ensuite Maid service daily Private bathroom Television (cable/satellite) VCR/DVD WIFI Wake-up calls Whirlpool bath


We are located within a beautiful garden in the safe neighbourhood of Bellavista, on a hill above the trendy area of El Peñon.

Walking in the other direction, 5 minutes away from the city will take you to the start of the Colombian Andes and many beautiful hikes, cycle tracks, rivers and waterfalls.

Food and drink
Eating in house
Samán Restaurant
New Colombian Cuisine created by former Michelin star chef

Price details

COP 20,000 per night (Colombian Peso)

Rates depends on the type of accomodation whether dorms or private

Available discounts

Long Stays Available

Location - Hostel

Carrera 3 Oeste 11-49, Barrio Bellavista
Cali (Santiago de Cali)
Departamento del Valle del Cauca
Colombia  0000

Latitude: 3.44476, Longitude: -76.5533

How to get there

Taxis in Cali are plentiful and cheap!

From the bus terminal or centre; take a taxi to Bellavista. After the CAI (police station). Take the fourth turn on the right, you will see our famous Saman tree and white wall on the left hand side. From the termina a taxi should cost just 8000 Pesos (under 5 USD).

By bus; Take the blue, modern MIO bus number AO4 to the Social Security office in Bellavista (ask for stop; "Bellavista Seguridad Social"). We are a 1 minute sign posted walk from the bus stop.

From Airport; Take airport shuttle bus from airport to Cali Terminal. Follow taxi or bus instructions above.

Taxi from airport should cost 65000 COP.
Our own private door to door airport shuttle is available for 65000 COP, contact us.

Mio bus AO4 stops next to hostel at the "Seguridad Social" office.

Nearest airport: Alfonso Bonilla Aragón (CLO) - 25km / 45 minutes.