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“Chill Vibe and Great Service”
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Geo Hostel
Ranked #11 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Medellin
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Denver, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Chill Vibe and Great Service”
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Ive been here for about a week and booked for another 10 days to conclude my trip. This seems like an hotel for an hostel price. The stay is super friendly and the place stays spotless. The breakfast is uninspiring but that is the only down fall for this establishment. Juan and Ricardo have been great in telling what to do and what not to do in the city. The nightlife and El poblado is 2 blocks away and I love the fact that I can get away from all the craziness to sleep. I recommend this place for couples and persons who like to relax when trying to rest.

Room Tip: Hostel rooms fit 6 and usually half empty
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

This place over promised and under delivered which is a huge no no in the service industry. The roof top jacuzzi was broken yet when we showed up at their door they listed it as a selling point. They didn't have any hot water, the walls are thin and the breakfast was bread. Everything seemed new and was clean and the there is an air of luxury about the place but that becomes irrelevant when they can't come through on basics.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

I was staying in Medellin for two weeks and made a reservation with Geo Hostel, including a receipt of a confirmation email from them. However, when I showed up from the airport they didn't have my reservation. The guy at the front desk pulled up our email exchange confirming my 2-week reservation on his computer but indicated that "someone must have forgotten to put it in the system". Even though it was clearly the hostel's fault, he took no blame nor apologized nor offered to help me find another place to stay. Unless you want to risk being welcomed to the city by rude staff (which is ironic in such a friendly city!?) and unexpectedly having to find a new place at the last minute and potentially in the middle of the night, don't go here.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Carrie2013
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Level 6 Contributor
193 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Hi everyone, if you are looking for a place to resting, this is a good option,


It was an excellent place to sleep, incluyed a breakfast and it was good

I stayed 2 nights and I enjoyed so much

Go to that place and look for yourself

You will fine a Jacuzzi no the 3er floor, around the Hostel you will fine restaurants, some pubs and more.

Close to this place you will find Lleras Park, there is a lot of clubs, pubs and places to have fun

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank Cardkapt
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

This hostel is basically new. Offers wonderful facilities. Clean bathrooms on every floor. Good space to hang out on the terrace overlooking the city. Great location, less than 10 minutes away from the subway station. Located in the wonderful part of Medelling. Close to many good restaurants. English speaking staff was of great help when we tried to rent a car in the city. There is an Exito supermarket right by El Poblado stop, it is a good place to buy fruits and other groceries.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Georgik1
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Staying at this hostel now, so thought it was a good time to write a review. This hostel is brand new and rooms come with hotel-quality amenities including great hot showers with good pressure, beautiful sinks, brand new furniture all over the hotel etc. There is a good hangout area on the top floor which is open without doors or windows that includes a jacuzzi (wasn't operating end of November 2012 - they said it does when it's hot out) and a flat screen TV, water dispenser, couches, seating areas, etc. There is also a new kitchen downstairs and 2 free computers with internet on the second floor in addition to free WiFi, tea, etc. Prices include basic breakfast - we didn't think it was noteworthy though (pastry and drink). There are a bunch of options for private rooms and some dorms have ensuite bathrooms. However, there are plenty of bathrooms all over the hostel, so not having one in your room is not a big deal. They are all hotel quality bathrooms.

There are a few downsides, which may not matter to you. It really depends on what you're looking for. I'll list them:

- The hostel is in the prime Poblado neighborhood, but a good 20 minute uphill walk from the nearest metro stop (Poblado). Since most people take the metro daily to see the city, this is a downside. However, this location is within 1-3 blocks from all the bars and restaurants in Poblado, so it makes it easy to go out at night by foot and stumble home.

- There isn't much of a backpacker atmosphere. You can definitely create one if you come in with your own group as the amenities are there, but there is nothing created by the staff or owners that creates any sort of a backpacker scene. If you're traveling by yourself, you may meet someone in your dorm, but it's probably much easier at other places like the Black Sheep hostel.

- There is no soundproofing anywhere which means sound carries all over the hostel whether you keep the windows open or closed and most windows face inside the hostel. The ones that face the street are very loud due to street noise. This seems to be a common problem at hostels in Colombia. Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper.

Bottom line is that this is a good place to stay if you're looking for a brand new hostel with hotel-quality amenities....i.e. if you've been on the road for a while and want to get a good home quality shower, aren't looking to meet lots of people, and don't mind the longish walk to/from the metro.

Room Tip: Not facing the street if you're a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I can't rave enough about this hostel. Staff is great. Rooms resemble that of a 3-4 star hotel rather than a hostel. Very clean. Location is unbeatable. Value is also unbeatable. A bit loud at night but that is due to the unbeatable location and the fact that our room had an entire wall consisting of a picture window overlooking the best part of the city that we left open all night. Love love love this place.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Geo Hostel
Address: Carra 35 8A - 58 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
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Ranked #11 of 218 Speciality Lodging in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Geo Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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