Hostel Caracol was opened in October 2011 with the aim to bring travellers a slow-paced, comfortable and relaxed home away from home in Popayan.

Set in a charming Colonial house in the heart of the historic centre of the city, Hostel Caracol combines Colombian old-world charm with modern comfort and convenience.

All rooms are comfortable and cozy, bathrooms are all newly renovated and kept spotlessly clean and the indoor patios filled with plants make for a great spot to relax and enjoy the peace and sunshine.

The hostel offers all of the usual services a traveller expects and has staff on hand 24 hours a day to assist guests with whatever they might need.  We also pride ourselves on offering great information about the surrounding area and for planning the next step of your journey. Many excellent trips, courses and activities can be arranged through Hostel Caracol.

If you' re looking for a laid-back, caracol-paced stay in Popayan, this is the place for you!

Here's a a few reasons why we think the Caracol is the perfect base during your time in Popayan!

Kitchen  - Hostel Caracol has a fully equipped kitchen available for guest use - you can even play your own music on our bluetooth installed music player.

Coffee Shop – In our Caracol Cafe you can get your hands on some delicious homemade cakes as well as some fresh coffee and juices. Breakfast is available in the coffee shop from 7.30am onwards with a choice of either fruit salad and granola or eggs and toast.

Laundry - We have a laundry service for 15,000 Pesos per load (wash and dry service)  Because of limited drying space, unfortunately we can’t offer a self-service option.

FREE Internet & WiFi – There are two computers offering a broadband internet service with skype. There is also free Wifi for guests travelling with mobile devices. We also have two independent broadband internet connections to ensure you are never without internet.

Lockers - We have a 10 Free (custom built) lockers - complete with power sockets so you can charge your devices when you're out and about.

FREE CityBike Rental – In May 2013 we also launched our new Bike Share systemwhich is run directly from the hostel and allows hostel guests to see Popayan by bike. CityBikes are FREE of charge for Hostel Caracol guests!

Tours and Trips – Hostel Caracol works closely with PopayanTours.com to offer guests a range of tours and activities from visits to the national parks, indigenous markets, thermal springs and mountain biking excursions. All this can be organised directly from the reception desk!