As the image of Colombia improves in the eyes of international travelers and tourism takes on a bigger role in the economy of the country, the quality of hotels becomes a priority for those in the tourism industry. The cities receiving the majority of touristsâ€”over 10 cities throughout Colombiaâ€”all have lodging options of international standards and several franchises for those more comfortable with the familiar. There are, however, plenty of unique hotels set in historical buildings, ranches, residential areas and even protected natural areas that enhance the experience of visiting Colombia.
As far as hostels go, there are plenty of affordable options in urban areas. Many have dormitories, as well as private rooms. Travelers who are members of Hostelling International (www.hihostels.com), minihostels (www.minihostels.com) or Hola Hostels (www.holahostels.com) receive discounts at hostels belonging to those networks. Colombian Hostels is a nation-wide chain (www.colombianhostels.com.co).
Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to Colombia: Pamplona Safety, ChocÃ³ Highlights, When to go, When to Go, A Quick Bolo Primer, Safety, Getting There and Away, MÃ¡laga Holidays and Fiestas, Dealing with Colombian Officialdom and Business and Getting Around.