Queridos amigos Argentinos......

USEN BITCOIN!

 

Poco o nada entiendo de la economia Argentina, pero por favor no paguen ese 30% de mas que les impuso el gobierno recientemente y utilizen bitcoin para pagar el alojamiento en este hostal!.

Is the Internet fast and/or reliable in San Andres?

With the whole digital nomad craze this questions has started popping a lot lately. The short answer is no!.

At the hostel we currently have 2 different service providers to give our guests redundancy in case one goes down, but sometimes ironically both go down as they use the same provider. The internet problem in the island, as many of the problem in Colombia, has a lot of political connotations, corruption scandals, bad management among many other things.

if you are looking to set up base in San Andres to work online while you travel, you should probably think twice, unless your work is only based on email sending and not full VoIP calls, media uploading and the such.

 

Blue Almond Hostel Providencia

As of June 2019 we decided to close our hostel in Providencia, although it was very profitable it was a pain in the ass to manage it.

Water shortages, lack of competent staff, whiny guests made us take that desition.

We are eternally greatful to all the people who stayed with us in this 5 years.

We can't pay staff with likes!

Dear travel bloggers, instagrammers and the such, unless you meet our stupidly high criteria we are not interested.

A few reminders

  • Have a Website with an actual domain (the ones that start with "www.")
  • Have over 20.000 unique hits per month. (we have about 11 to 15k unique hits per month by some very strange reason)
  • Be willing to give us access to your analytics (no screenshot, actual view access).

Update May 2019
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WARNING - AVOID the Blow Hole - Tourist trap

We generally don't give warnings of this type in the hostel to our guest, generally when we feel a place doesn't live to the good name of San Andres friendlyness we suggest our guest to "avoid it", but we feel the need that with this is one we should make an exception and make a strong warning about it. 

The Blow Hole or Hoyo Soplador located on the south side of the island,is the definition of tourist trap, pushy sales people and horrible infrastructure. People running this place will try to trick visitors into paying for stuff they don't have to pay, then force them to pay by threating with violence.

Don't take our word for it, read the comments on tripadvisor, google and facebook, most people complain about the same thing, but to top things up on May 2019 there have been 2 documented assaults to tourist by the idiots running this place.

This is a shitty, badly run place that shoould be erased from the list of San Andres' things to do. 

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Important Information

  • Looking far into the future? Most of our guests are spontaneous travelers, so we only open up availability 1-2 months prior to arrival date.
  • We don't take 1 night bookings (they are not profitable for us) and we ONLY take online reservations.

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