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Arcadia Hostel Reviews

Calle 11A, No. 31A-188, Las Lomas 1, Poblado, Medellin, Colombia

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84%

Rating
214 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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83%

Friendly and helpful staff, delicious all you can eat barbeque on Sunday nights with a great vibe (well worth the 15,000 extra), quite a walk to the metro station but pretty close to Parque Lleras and the other El Poblado sights. Everything was a bit run down though, for example in the shower there is no hook to hang your towel, one computer wasn´t working, no printer, the wifi was patchy, and only two showers and toilets for the whole hostel. Not a bad hostel, just needs a bit of maintenance.


83%

They could do with some new mattresses as springs were coming out. Breakfast is a complete joke, they at least need to get a decent pan if you are to make your own. Staff were friendly. Bit of a walk from metro.


71%

Location wise this place is pretty good. It was really nice having easy access to the park, restaurants, bars, and clubs. My gripe is that the place tended to smell like an ashtray even all the way back in the dorm rooms. They leave everything open so all the cigarette smoke just fills the place up. Was really kinda gross. The beds are bizarre. They're covered in some kind of plastic bed cover so everyone was talking about how they must have bed wetters staying there. Not comfortable.


100%

Amazing place to stay! Thoroughly cleaned everyday, amazing showers, comfortable beds (each with their own plug sockets - even on top bunks!) lockers, lovely staff, really great social area, awesome neighbourhood, good value. Really recommended!


94%

Great hostel. Loved my stay here.


91%

Really great hostel, friendly staff who speak great english and are always happy to help you find your way around the city. Super sociable hostel due to the set up on the communal areas, I was always able to find someone to go out and sample the Medellin nighlife of sights with. Would highly recommend.


77%

Music everytime... A noisy place....


94%

Great hostel. In a good location 5minutes walk from the zona rosa. The walk to the metro is long due (20 min.). Great staff.


100%

It was a great hostel, personal service and good dorms for their price. It was a refreshing experience after being in the bigger partyhostel, which suprisingly have higher ratings on hostelword.


94%

Great hostel, felt safe, and taken care of. Receptionists were really cool, place was clean and homey. I didn't mind just sitting around and talking to all the people there. Really a great place, will be returning in the future!

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Initially i didn't like the place but with super helpful staff assisting us to move rooms and answering all our queries, along with a fun crowd, it made this stay fun. Plus we had the biggest en suite bathroom i have ever seen!

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent staff - All were veryry helpful and friendly. Facilities were good; kitchen, computers etc. Room was clean and comfortable. Could possibly do with more showers although we never actually had to wait to use them, so there might well be enough.

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The hostel was very good, the staff very friendly , every room have a a bathroom, good atmosphere, recommended 100%

  • 22nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

The private room we had was very small and dark and the kitchen was the same. You have to make the pancakes yourself for breakfast which for us was fine. A fairly average hostel with a chilled atmosphere. We met some nice people there.


97%

Arcadia was a clean, well organized hostel with a very relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. It is centrally located within walking distance from Parque Lleras where all the nightlife happens. Every Sunday there is a great greek style bbq!


100%

Arcadia hostel is one of the coolest and most hip places to stay in Medellin. It has a very welcoming and homey atmosphere. There are three hammocks (my personal favorite) and many rooms all very well organized and laid out. There is a common area, which is a very nice and relaxing place to take a load off. There are rooms of various price but they are all nice. Spyros, the owner, and his staff are very friendly and welcoming as well. One of the best places to stay in Medellin.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

very friendly staff, big drawers for your luggage, walking distance to zona rosa


83%

Owner Spyros is very friendly and makes you feel welcome. Good vibe!


57%

The room was dirty, blood on my pillow case when i arrived. Lockers were in a bad place so every time i tried to get stuff out people that walked through the door would bang into me. other than that the staff were amazing and friendly!

Owner Comment (Hide)
My apologies for any inconvenient.Blood in the pillow case is quite weird though all sheets are washed and cleaned, did you verify with the receptionist asking a new case?Olympus is a new dorm, very recently we convert it from the private ex mafia suite that was before to a luxurious dorm that its now with a bath tab and a private balcony.I think the technicians was finishing by the time u were threre thats why was a bit anorganize and dirty i guess.I change the location of the lockers!

97%

It was an excellent experience to stay in this hostal. Staff was very helpful and kind. The atmosphere in this place was very relaxing and clean. Location was good and near to a very nice area where you find restaurants, bars, clubs and stores.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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