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“great tranquil place in Poblado”
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Hostal Casa Ram
Ranked #46 of 143 Medellin B&B and Inns
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“great tranquil place in Poblado”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Hostal Casa Ram. The staff are excellent and friendly, the dorm rooms are clean and comfortable. The bathroom area is clean with wonderful showers. The pool is very relaxing. Also you can take a yoga class there with a great guy named Miquel, he is an excellent teacher and gives you a wonderful yoga experience.
I would recommend this place to people who want a relaxing time, on the weekends it was full with some party people but during the week it is very calm and peaceful with the party if you want just a short walk across the street to Parque Lleras. It is very close to to Parque del Poblado, and very short walk to the metro. Great location, great service and a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

The Casa Ram hostel / hotel is close to public transport, across the road from a suermarket and an easy place to stay.
In less than ten minutes you can walk to the meto station and go to the cable car that takes you up to the crowded, noisy, fascinating area on the side of the mountains.

Jorge and Pablo are a very helpful and speaks English. The kitchen is well equipped with a central island of three gas rings.
Great shower block wth sunflower heads, almost instant hot water rwith good pressure. The dorm sleeps 14 in 7 bunk beds. There are no windows but open wooden slats high in the wall. Guests sleep with the heavy steel door open. It feels safe and secure.

The pool and garden are a bonus. It is easy to forget the city is just outside the front door.
The Casa Ram was one of three hostels recommended to me by the young man at the tourist office in the bus station. It was a good choice and I stayed four nights

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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helvetia61
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

i staied in this hostal for a week in february. The hostal is awsome with a private garden that realy make you feel in peace, the room was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpfull . in a 10 minutes walk you can reach the metro station of el pueblado that brings you everywhere. The locacion of the hostal is great in a very good neighborhood.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andalucia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

Jorge is a wonderful welcoming and helpful host at this attractive hostal. It is in an attractive setting with mature trees and a swimming pool. My room was clean with an excellent bed and the communal showers were the best I had in Colombia. Ensuite rooms are also available. Breakfast was good and internet was available, as was TV. There is a fantastic supermarket called Carulla just metres from the front door with absolutely everything you could wish, including warmed pan de queso for a cheap supper. For a range of excellent hamburgers, there is an upmarket hamburger "restaurant" next door. I recommend this hostal.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Laguna Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

I stayed here with my sister for a weekend, and it was perfect for us. We had a private room and bath, but they have the dorm style rooms too with a shared bath. It is just a couple blocks off the main streets in Poblado, so easy to walk around for going out at night. It's also walking distance from the metro station, so that was nice too. There's also a nice common area outside by the pool for hanging out. It's also located right next to a little stream, so it's a nice peaceful sound when you're hanging outside.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

If you are staying in Medellin you could do a lot worse than to choose Casa Ram. We got a really good deal thanks to trip advisor which for us made it an excellent price also.

The service and staff were excellent and English was spoken which is pretty rare in our experiences of Hostels in Colombia.

The hostel has a great courtyard and pool area which is perfect for relaxing and is less than a five minute walk from the main bar and restaurant area.

We found the hostel a little hard to find as it is not that clearly sign posted. Look for the fluorescent "hostel" sign next to the burger bar not a casa ram sign (it doesnt exist) and you will be fine ;-) It is behind the supermarket next to the Esso garage and not at the top of the mountain as google maps suggests.

We had a double room with ensuite which was nice with a cool round window overlooking the river. The bathroom was a vaulted brick area. It did not have a wall or curtain separating it from the bedroom so for those who are shy it will mean trips out of the room when nature calls ;-)

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Medellin
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Casa Ram is the kind of secret location that can make everyone happy. The place is very clean and the staff nice and helpful. I can only recommend this place as it is more than a normal hostel because it has some nice features like worm shower (it had been a while) and a little swimming pool that can help relaxing after some hectic night in the next door Zona Rosa.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hostal Casa Ram
Address: Calle 11 A No. 42 -05, Medellin 00574, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 143 B&Bs / Inns in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Casa Ram 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Ram is a an oasis of nature and tranquility just 5 minutes away from all bars and restaurants from 'El Poblado'. Here you can also enjoy the comfort of a hotel at the price of a hostel.We have a large and diverse offer of accommodation suited for budget-wise travelers until private suits from people looking for more space and more intimacy. Everybody can enjoy of our swimming pool during sunny days. We have spacious, design, comfortable common rooms as well as a bar and a restaurant. The central part of the hostel is a large patio where you can discuss with other guests or simply enjoying the sun while listening to the birds that comes to our oasis of nature. ... more   less 
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