I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Casa de Francois.
The first night I was in a room with private bath in one of the main accommodation buildings. The room and bathroom themselves were spacious and comfortable. The only drawback was feeling a slight lack of privacy because of the common seating area just outside and a complete lack of sound proofing between my room and the one next door.
The next two nights I moved to a very cute stand-alone cabin with its own porch, outside seating and hammock. Perfect!
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was excellent (breakfast from 7am, a lunch and snack menu until 4pm and then a dinner menu until 9pm). Good portions too. They bake their own artesanal bread which is delicious.
There's a decent communal kitchen (open from 8am as there's accommodation directly above) and the gardens are delightful - well tended with a rich variety of trees, shrubs and flowers and plenty of outdoor seating.
The hostel is on a hill with views over the town. It's an easy 10 minute walk into the centre and a slightly longer but perfectly manageable walk back uphill (unless you grab a cab either way for around COP5,000).
This is a delightful little oasis. Highly recommended.
We stayed for a night in a new cabana and it was very good. As the two of us only stayed in a brand new two story cabana our comments only relate to that. Can't comment on the rest but most people there liked the place.
Clean and spacious room, king size bed and separate rooms for the shower and toilet.
The hostal restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (for additional cost). It has a good menu, food and service are good.
WiFi was fine for South America.
The garden setting is also great. Very peaceful.
The only issue is it's a out of town. A 5000 COP taxi ride or a 20 minute walk uphill from town.
La Casa de Francois is a friendly place and we had a comfortable stay. The staff are very helpful, the food is simple and tasty and the room we had was clean and nice.
Francois sat down with us with a map of the area and explained the options.
The location has a nice view over the town and the valley. Its about a 10-12 minute walk into San Agustin to the shops, etc. A bit longer to walk back since its uphill but not a big problem.
All in all a great stay and well recommended
5 minutes into the hills outside San Agustín, this place offers an incredibly relaxed stay. We stayed in a very basic room but private cabins are available. Staff are very friendly and serve a wide variety of good quality food. Drinks are available from a communal fridge where you simply mark what you have taken.
We really enjoyed our stay here. This place is built with so much love and care and attention to detail. The private room was really great value and so cozy, and it was so nice waking up to picturesque mountain views. The garden is really beautiful and lots of nice plants to admire.
It's only a short walk to town.
Such a luxury to have an in house restaurant and chef's for a hostel price place.
The owners were so friendly and helpful.
The one bad thing though was the communal kitchen. So much care has gone in to building such a nice kitchen but there were hardly any utensils. There was only one blunt knife and hardly any bowls, pans, pots or chopping boards. I'd recommend Francois to buy some new kitchen utensils so it will be nicer and easier for the guests to cook in the kitchen, we found it very frustrating.