The kitchen is very small, but the rooms have AC, are relatively cheap and breakfast is included. They will cut you a deal if you stay three or more nights. Wifi, Cold showers, walking distance to old town, nice owners, a/c. We paid 171.000 for 2 Nights. No parking on-site but there are secured lots nearby.
A (usually) quiet place to camp on the beach in Tayrona. Water is not drinkable, but the restaurant sells simple meals and drinks. Friendly owners. Not safe to swim on the beach most times of the year. Trails to the more popular swimming and snorkeling beaches start nearby, or they can be reached by car in several minutes. A bit pricey considering the park fees on top of the cost to camp. If you are sleeping in your car, note that you cannot drive to the palapa beach area, you'll have to park in the back near the restaurant. General parking available away from beach area
Located about a mile above Minca. Beautiful view, pool, great common area, kitchen, and place to cook and grill outside. Excellent place to bird watch, lots of toucans in the morning. The parking lot is very small. If you sleep in your vehicle it may be a bit crowded.
A good midway stop between the north coast and central highlands. Restaurant next door serves a decent and cheap breakfast. Rooms with AC available. Parking available at the car wash next door. Also a restaurant right next door.
Looks great on paper - pool with swim up bar, camping next to a river, free coffee, small kitchen, but it's a horrible place to camp, especially on the weekend. Incredibly noisy at night, unresponsive staff and a long uphill walk from the camping area to the parking lot. A terrible place to put tent.
We moved to these cabins shortly after a sleepless night Hotel Posada Campestre. Nestled between two large river-front hotels, it was a good place to catch up on sleep. The very friendly owner brought us coffee every morning.
AKA Colombian Highlands - this is a fantastic place to stay. Plenty to do, lots of space, great facilities and a quiet camping area. First hot shower we'd had in months and our first experience with an honor-system beer fridge. There are several nice grassy areas where you can park if you sleep in your car. Good internet. Free coffee. $16k per person.
A beautiful location about 15 minutes walk from Salento. All the facilities one could hope for. Excellent private rooms and dorms are also available. Breakfast of eggs and toast is included, more options are available for a small fee. A set dinner is served at the restaurant each night for 17.000 cop. up ro 10 persons.One of the best spots so far. Height restriction on the entry, and drive out is on a narrow road. Big rigs may have trouble.
A very relaxing guesthouse with great camping spots along a river running through a coffee farm. Very helpful management. A great pool with hammock-lined patio for chilling. Restaurant serves set meals for a small fee and coffee, rum and beers are for sale. Espresso machine, coffee roaster and a fresh supply of beans grown on-site are free to guests. Grill available for use outside. The road in can be a bit bumpy, 4x4 required if you come from the south as the road is washed out into the river. Wifi was ghetto.
UPDATE: The Hacienda now has two places to stay - the main Casa at 350k COP a night an a Hostal that has been open about a year. There is a third place that was the original coordinates that is being redeveloped. The place to stay in a van is the Hostal (5.037147, - 75.565742). They do a decent lunch there if you want (15k COP). It is not possible to have lunch at the main Casa and Hostal guests cannot use the pool there either. The Hostal does have a kitchen.
A simple and cheap hostel to stay at in Cali. Kitchen isn't the best, but the restaurant is decent. Beds are harder than your average patch of dirt and grass. Dorms and private rooms available but no AC. No parking on-site; street parking is not recommend.
Might be permanently closed?
Another top pick on our trip. Friendliest owners on the planet. On the road to Pance there are dozens of places to camp, but you should hold out until the end of the road for this gem. All the facilities including internet. Beautiful property, tons of space to spread out. Areas to grill, watch TV, hang out, go for a swim and fish. Said to be internet as at August 2015
NOT bigrig friendly. Progressively worse road as you come towards the end.
A decent hostel, part of a larger network of hostels, in Popayan. All of the facilities you would expect from a downtown hostel in a central location. TV room, good kitchen and a couple common areas for hanging out. Rooms on the street are very noisy. Two secured parking lots are within blocks.
When we drove through Pasto a large stretch of roads were closed. We ended up at this place largely out of convenience and because we couldn't find the two places we knew about. Decent room, hot showers, can't complain. Breakfast can be included for a small extra fee, but there are many panderias nearby, so better to save your money. Secured parking lot within a block.
A very simple place at the end of the main parking where the trails lead down to the church, next to the internet cafe. We ended up here because it was cheaper than camping. There are a few other hotels in the area that were cheaper than what we found in Ipiales. A good place to stay before crossing the border as it's only a 15 minute drive to Ecuador. Parking lot in front is guarded at night.
Large car park where we parked for a night. Cost: Col 23k. From approx 8pm until 1pm next day. The spaces in the car park itself are quite short but there is room for bigger vehicles by the entrance. 24hr Security. .
Hosts Jorge and d.aughter Marianna will make you feel at home. 50.000COP per night for RV as at Sept 2016. Camping is at the Mirador on top of the hill with views across the sugar-cane fields in the valley to the mountains in the west. Toilets with cold showers, a kitchen with power and a sink if you ask Jorge to unlock it, 110V power, water and a large bamboo shelter with polished concrete floor, tables and bench seats.
Track up is fairly narrow and there is one sharp bend that may require two goes at it but our rig is 3400mm high and 2400mm wide and provided you watch for any low branches, was no trouble.
Highway traffic is noisy during the day but OK at night.
Intrance to park is just north of the position shown on the map which is the position of the mirador
Please Note - three options - room, room with motos inside, and vehicles parked out in the street
We stayed in our car in front of the Blacksheep Hostel on the street. The owner made a very good price and we could use all hostel facilities as well. Really, really cool stay!
Price:15000 Colombia Peso per person per night
One of the most beautifil places we have ever been! You can stay right in front of the beach under coconut palms. Really romantic place to stay. Watch for mosquitos. The companies offering the ciudad perdida trek will pick you up at the hostel.
Price:18000 Colombia Peso per Person
We found this option per coincidence by asking around as there seemed to be no other option for overlanders. Big cars will not make it as the entrance gate is small. The hostel itself offers all necesities, but is really basic.
Price:40000 Colombia Peso
Famous stay for overlanders while waiting or shipping the car to/from Colombia. The hotel is basic but offers all services needed.
Ugly parking for the night with water, electricity, shower and toilet (dirty). WiFi. On the night traffic noise from the street. U $ 20./Night including electricity. On the promenade in Cartagena
Price:40000 Colombia Peso