Macondo Hostal - San Gil, Colombia
Category: Guest House
Address: Calle 12 7-26 - San Gil, Colombia
Description: Macondo is a friendly, Australian run backpacker favourite, right in the heart of San Gil - Colombia's up and coming Adventure Tourism capital.
Although Shaun, the owner, has been welcoming backpackers to San Gil for over two years, Macondo Guesthouse officially opened its doors only five months ago and is already making a name for itself in travellers circles. With such a beautiful setting and a variety of attractions and activities nearby, its easy to see why!
Providing simple and affordable accommodation with handy facilities and as much local information as you need, Shaun will ensure that you get as much as you possibly can out of this worthwhile destination.
There are three private double rooms available for 24,000 Pesos and dorm beds come in at 12,000 Pesos. All rooms are clean, comfy and simple with shared bathrooms.
There are also all the facilities the independent traveller could hope for - self-catering kitchen, laundry, book exchange and plenty of information to hand about how to see the nearby sights independently and on a budget.
There's a speedy internet connection and fast computer including Skype and Messenger facilities available for guest use at 2,000 Pesos an hour.
Hot water facilities are also available - allowing backpackers the rare luxury of having a hot shower in the morning.
For those interested in volunteer work in San Gil, the guesthouse can also arrange placements or put people in touch with local projects.
Tours... You will almost certainly want to make the most of the areas adventure activities and this can be done directly through the guesthouse. Shaun is a guide for Antigua Cave and also takes tours on request to other neighbouring sights.
Shaun also offers a translation service for groups as all tours and activities in the area use Spanish speaking guides.
Any other activities, he books and organizes with reputable, local companies specialising in rafting, caving, rappelling, trekking, paragliding and more!