This hostel is well located for the restaurants and bars of El Poblado. The communal areas are pleasant and well equipped and it is an easy place to get chatting to other travellers if you're looking to meet people. Staff were all lovely and helpful on our visit. This for me though is the end of the positives.
I can only speak from experience of a double room which was spartan to the point of depressing. Someone had taken the time to laboriously staple a huge tv to the wall and cover the lavatory in an orange tea cosy but had left the only lighting in the room to be a naked fluorescent bulb. This gives it the overall impression of a Bangkok prison. This impression unfortunately continued with the discovery of the dirty bedspread and sheets.
The street-facing rooms also face a nightclub which belches out the revellers between about 3 and 4 am. The hours of yelling and shrieking are so loud it's tempting to throw something out of a window. Luckily the hostel has thought of this and provided absolutely no furniture or lamps whatsoever.
Other rooms may be less noisy for which this would be an unfair review, but if you are looking for at least 4 hours of sleep then I would suggest going elsewhere. If you don't mind very basic amenities and are actively looking to meet other backpackers then this is probably ok. We are a couple in our mid-twenties who love backpacking and have been at it for years and it wasn't right for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a hostel located in the heart of Poblado,Medellín, just 2 blocks from Parque Lleras. The hostel is walking distance to many cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants. We provide a mix of private and shared accomodation, with breakfast, free coffee and wi-fi provided. There is also a bar, kitchen, outdoor terrace, pool table, weekly social events, drinks offers and a tv room with Nextflix. We also have links with the best and most reputable tour companies in the city at very competitive prices. ... more less
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