In the hostel we offer a wide range of services and facilities.
We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful service and want to give you the best and most up to date information of what’s going on in and around the city to help you get the most out of your stay in Bucaramanga. From great night life to stunning countryside, Bucaramanga offers a lot of different opportunities for travellers compared with many other destinations in Colombia. And the best bit is hardly anyone knows about it.
If you’re hot and bothered from the coast or needing some warmth after freezing in Bogota? Bucaramanga’s weather is a steady and perfect 28C just about every day of the year. The city is relaxed, modern, safe and really booming in terms of it’s growth and economy. Many travellers realise Bucaramanga is an excellent place to slow down, freshen up, and even earn real cash as English teachers for a few months with demand for true native teachers being so high, and locals with more than the ability to pay for lessons.
Overview of Kasa Guane Hostel services and facilities.
24 Hour Reception
Our reception is staffed with friendly bilingual locals and open every hour, every day, year round. You can come and go at anytime of the night or day knowing that there will be a friendly face to let you in. We are the only backpackers hostel in Bucaramanga but that doesn’t mean we take it for granted. We pride oursleves on going out of our way to help you get the most out of your stay with us. Our reception staff have all the up to date information on what’s going on in the city and can’t wait to share it with you.
We know how annoying slow internet is so we have upgraded to 4MG Wi Fi in the whole of Kasa Guane Hostel Colombia. Each floor has it’s own router so wherever you are you’re always getting a good connection. And its free, like it should be. If we were the Sheraton we would think we had the right to charge you $300 USD a week. That would be great for our income, except we would have to slap ourselves in the face for being so damn stupid. We have some great suggestions for those who need some TV back home to watch – Veetle rocks.
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Our Fully equipped kitchen is important to us. We love to cook and we know that alot of our guests do too so make the most of our 6 hob cooker and proper oven and well stocked kitchen. We also have all the extras, juice makers, coffee machine, salt and pepper and the all important good quality pots and pans. Please just clean up after whatever delicious delights you create. Don’t be afraid to get others together and mix up those meals so we can eat together and enjoy open air of the terrace and exchange traveller’s tips because there is just nothing like them.
Hot Water 24/7
We have just installed new boilers to ensure that we have piping hot water 24 hours a day. Enjoy a good hot shower. And when we say hot shower, we mean you need to turn the cold water on before you blast out that hot water. Hot showers are rare in this part of the world. Hot showers like ours are non-existent. Hostel Kasa Guane indemnifies itself against our guests getting blasted with just-got-the-pot-ready-for-cuppa-that-hot showers and complaining. Yes, they are warm, steamy, relaxing and you will come out super squeaky clean.
We have Direct Cable TV with all the sports channels on our spacious 3rd floor terrace so you’ll never have to miss a game. Oh, and to one of our favourite rooms for those who have just met and need some quiet time together to catch up all the latest music, travel alerts, practice their Spanish with subtitles, and even watch some saucy old-but-and-funky movies from TCM, one of our privates is hooked up too. What does that stand for anyway?
Our laundry service is good value and we make sure your clothes come back smelling fresh as a daisy. Whites get washed with the whites. Colours get washed with the colours, and the rest of the rough stuff gets washed together. Dried to perfection and folded will skill resuting in a look like new. If they were wrapped in plastic, we would be calling ourselves the Hilton Hostel Kasa Guane. Pretty close. We know those little things add to a better stay at Hostel Kasa Guane Colombia, Bucaramanga.
Free Stuff - here come the freebies
Free pool table, Free desktop computers, Free coffee 24 hours, Free lockers, Free towels and Free linen. If you’re lucky you might also get a glass of one of Miriam’s, our cleaning lady’s, amazing fruit juices. Don’t say we never give you anything. We will try not to give you a free mojito because you will want more, unless you do ask. One is possible. By accepting one free, Hostel Kasa Guane Colombia is indemnified against your hankerings for them on a regular basis from herewithin. Please see our disclaimer if you are not sure. They are delicious. You might stay a few weeks longer.
Why not shake away those dance nerves and take a Colombian dance lesson? We offer classes in Salsa, Pachanga, Boogaloo and more. Learn with friend of the hostel and professional instructor Martin Gabo from Dance School Ritmo Chango either on our terrace if you’re feeling shy or at his school 5 minutes from the hostel.
It’s Sunday night and you’ve had a long weekend either partying until the small hours in town or hiking some of the miles beautiful routes just outside the city. Kasa Guane film nights are just right for when you need an evening off and a place to chill. Headlining movies are up on the board in the afternoon so you can prepare what kind of snacks and drinks will go with the coming feature. We don’t have any rules, but Bloody Marys with FRIGHT NIGHT are scary.
Come and mix with locals from the city at one of our Language and cultural interchange nights. We have regular conversations clubs where you can grab a beer and practice your English or Spanish while making new friends from the city of our 3rd floor terrace. The majority of young to mature professionals in Bucaramanga are extremely polite, educated, and they lack the opportunity to practice their English with real native speakers. Great fun, and you will make some real friends.
Get involved with one of Bucaramanga’s main attractions and go flying! We offer Paragliding, tandem flights and full pilot’s courses at our own school with bilingual certified instructors. So whether it’s a 10 minute tandem taster flight or you want to get your license and fly solo we’re the right people to get you flying safely tomorrow.
We do the best mojitos in the world.
Every Friday and Saturday the bar offers great value drinks and a cool place to mix with other travellers and locals while listening to good tunes, playing pool, or just watching the big screen tv. Many of our intelligent and well presented Bucaramanga locals, of all ages and professions, come along for light drinks and networking. Bar shuts strictly at 11.30pm. Please know this before you start having fun. We are a hostel. When the music stops, the fun is over. Many more places to go out all night.
Take a book, leave a book you know how it works. We’re not stressing too much about what your book is just enjoy them. One man’s (and woman’s) trash is another man’s or woman’s treasure. Look for something different to read and get those creative juices flowing while you stay with us, or just to help you sleep. Mind you, sleeping is a breeze in Kasa Guane Hostel Colombia because the walls are thicker than two fence posts, and the city tends to go quite around 11.30 (except on the weekends). It can get noisy in the morning because everyone is up and about early. There are 3 hours of peace in the afternoons for big lunches and siesta.
We’ve got snacks and drinks for you any time of the day or night. We also have the best lasagne in town ready meal style if you’re missing that home staple you can get it here. We can also help you get all kinds of delivery throughout the night. It is Colombia, it is Bucaramanga, and everything is always available.
Discounts and Promotions
We go out of our way to get you regular discounts in local spots. Anything and anywhere we can. Ask at reception for what deals are going down in town. Our Bucaramanga City Guide (coming very shortly) is where you can find out more about this. Even you are in the most affordable city in Colombia, where products are great value, and there are some very good products like handmade leather shoes to buy, we still have ways to get you an even better deal.
Travel and Visa Assistance
As backpackers who came to live in Bucaramanga we have had our fair share of contact with the visa people. The immigration service in Bucaramanga is professional and helpful when it comes to issuing visas. As Bucaramanga is a relaxed and social city, unlike other ‘party’ cities such as Medellin, we have found everyone is treated extremely politely and the process is very clear. The Bucaramanga visa office are relaxed and seem to love giving our guests 3 month tourist visa extensions. First tim requires a finger print and takes 10 minutes. Further extensions take about 3 minutes. We will tell the bank to deposit the current fee before you go. After that, taxi ride from the hostel for 5 minutes to their offices. The fasted in and out from their office is 1 minute 36 seconds – visa in hand!
Apart from that,
we will help you with anything we can at
the Kasa Guane Hostel Colombia.
We have one simple rule for guests. Please never give us a reason to ask you to leave, and we wont.
Enjoy, feel free, have fun, be sensible, respect local laws, help all of us expatriates in Bucaramanga to be examples of the coolest and calmest visitors Colombian people have ever seen. That is the way we do it, and that is why our standing in the city is so good. There is a lot going on in this city and we see a prosperous future. You are welcome to join.
This gives our Kasa Guane Hostel Colombia a certain level of respect in the community.
And that flows on to you being treated so well as you enjoy the city.
We have a lot going on, as we build an alternative option for expatriates in Bucaramanga. A place to love, learn and possibly earn.
Keep your ear to the ground.
In the meantime…