Most hostels and hotels in Salento are clustered along Calle 6 and Carrera 6. You will be much happier staying closer to the plaza, and there is always a room available somewhere unless youâ€™re coming for festival week in January. All accommodations are about the same price and provide similar amenities: private bath with hot water, plenty of blankets, and hopefully a window with a view of the countryside. If you arrive mid-week or during low season, you can bargain for a better rate.
If youâ€™re looking for other accommodation options in Salento, camping may be the answer. A popular Salento camping site called Monteroca (Cel: 315-413-6862/310-422-3720, URL: www.campingmonterroca.com) is located about four kilometers (2.5 mi) outside of the city, toward the Valle del RĂo QuindĂo. The Monteroca camping site has tents for sale, and even a museum, Museo del Camino Nacional, in a restored colonial house.