Hostel Tralala Salento is located in a traditional coffee-region house that has been converted into a beautiful, modern hostel, just one block from the central town square. It offers an ideal starting point for the trek to the Cocora Valley or a visit to a coffee farm. With a maximum of 21 guests there’s a calm, intimate feel to the hostel. Tralala opened its doors in July 2010. The styling is a combination of traditional wooden floors and ceilings and new and funky kitchens and bathrooms.
There´s a living room with a book exchange, a 32 inch television with DirecTV and DVD and a large and varied collection of quality movies. All beds have duvets with white linen, good mattresses, soft pillows and all guests get a towel. The showers are always hot and the two kitchens are well equipped. There´s a supermarket around the corner.
Also there´s a patio with hammocks, a garden with sun terrace, free wifi, laundry facilities, rubber boots in case of bad weather and yoga mats. On arrival you get a free brochure with all the info you need for your stay in Salento.
After a 15 year career as a location manager and scout for the Dutch movie and television industry I decided it was time for a change. In October 2006 I sold my houseboat and everything that was worth something and dedicated myself to my life-long passion: traveling the world. Since then I have crossed India on a classic motorbike, spent many, many months chilling on the beaches of Ibiza in Spain and Koh Phangan in Thailand, did some trekking and kayaking in Nepal, went by train from the south of China, through Mongolia and Siberia, to Saint Petersburg, walked an 800 km pilgrimage in the north of Spain and traveled overland from north-east Brazil to Patagonia and on to Colombia. There, in Salento, in the Coffee Region, I discovered paradise and in January 2010 I bought a big, old house to convert it in to Hostal Tralala.