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Arcadia Hostel Reviews

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

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79%

Rating
172 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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80%

Really nice hostel with very good atmosphere, very nice hosts but dont go there if you plan on catching up on sleep as it's quite noisy and not well isolated.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

The rooms and bathrooms are very nicely built, but it is the owner who makes the difference. Very friendly and keen to help

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

We arrived at the hostel having booked the 12 bed dorm. After being lead downstairs to the garage where there is 4 triple bunk beds squashed into a tiny room with no lockers or space to put bags and the nearest bathroom up a level, we decided to upgrade to an 8 bed dorm upstairs which is 200% better. This dorm, ensuite and the common areas are all good. My only complaint would be the other staff were really not helpful in terms of providing any information about the city and tours.

  • 14th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

Location was great! Only a few minutes walk to parque lleras. This hostel will not turn down any guests. This place focuses only on making money. I paid for a 4 person dorm, when the hostel was full, they just threw mattresses on the floor wherever they could including my room. Way too overcrowded. Not enough bathrooms/showers.


69%

12 dorm was a garage before and the main door is in front of it. so you can hear all the people coming back and forth. You have a box for your important belongings but not big enough to put my computer. only 2 showers and 2 toilets but normally the other rooms got one in them. wifi not working but 2 computers are there. very slow though. the breakfast its pancakes you have to make yourself but not many places to do it and a queue so not much to eat. the laundry didnt smell like washed


91%

Good hostel with great staff. Right by everything you need. Would definitely recommend!

  • 9th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Cool hostel in El Poblado with excellent value for your money. It has two chill common areas with couches and a hammock, unlimited pancake/coffee breakfast, friendly staff and a Greek-style barbecue every weekend. Certainly a nice place to kick back for a bit!

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

From maybe a dozen hostels in the last couple of months, this is my favourite. In an extended stay there I never saw anything except a fantastic atmosphere, really helpful and lovely staff, spectacular friendly cats and (perhaps due to being the best value hostel in the poblado area of medellin) an interesting, conversational clientèle. For us, this is the bar that for the next few months, other hostels will be measured against. Slight walk up a hill required- well worth it!


63%

They should care more about cleanliness of the bathrooms because the relation consumers x bathrooms is not good. They raise a cat and the whole hostel has a stinky cat smell. Besides that, some people are alergic to pets, so in my opinion, a good a professional hostel doesn´t have pets inside the buildings. On the other hand, the hostel is located in a very good and safe area and the staff is helpful and nice.


100%

Free pancakes in the morning, free coffee all day long, personal light+two plugs+little shelf right next to every dorm bed (I loved all three), big locker for each one in the dorm, excellent “vibe”, pleasantly decorated common areas, lots of place to hang out, plenty of info (and solutions, when needed) from the lovely staff, a mix of “party” (they even have free salsa class once a week) and “relaxed” place depending on your own mood, and last but not least, VERY competitive prices. Good choice.


89%

Arcadia is located atop a beautiful and quiet street directly up the street from Poblado. The surrounding area is peaceful and the hostel has a great family feel. The Sunday BBQ is awesome, as is the staff and the house cats. The hostel itself has a wonderful and cozy interior and enough space to relax inside as well as on the mediteraian style patio. Come for a place to sleep, stay for the friendly atmosphere. Meet the staff and the owner and make new friends!

  • 8th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

The cleaning lady was mopping the floors, then using the same dirty mop to clean the table on the terrace, which is where people eat. Overall not very clean. Spyros is nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hola, gracias por el comentario. So weird to hear that it really suprise me, i mean this is basic logic OMG! Anyway the cleaning its a delicate & difficult subject that i am determined to make it better.After other complains & checking i realize i had to change her so now we have a new one hopfully better. My valiable guests me and my staff are here to your service so please i encourage you to speak to us directly about whatever subject you consider inmportant in order to make things better

69%

Around 20 mins walking to metro and the big Exito (supermarket). When I was there, internet was just available at lobby. The hostel provides rich infomation about attractions in the city. Staff is friendly. Breakfast is pancake everyday.


100%

Everything was perfect! Thanks so much! :)


86%

Nice hostel with a warm manager. I think he makes a big part of the experience as he will happily share information or take you and other hostel guests out for a night of fun. The facilities were good but the internet connection was pretty shotty, especially when everyone was using the net via wifi. Arcadia will be a good balance whether you want some quiet or a party scene of some sort. The location might be a little far from the metro but you could always walk it or take a bus back the hill.


89%

Great hostel, friendly staff, free breakfast... centrally located in a residential area of el Poblado within walking distance from Parque Lleras (zona rosa) nice terrace with a big table and hammock. Rooms are nice and clean equipped with huge lockers & wooden bunk beds. A small detail: Beds are equipped with a "curtain pole" in order to hang up your towel or bed sheet which in a hostal sometimes is really nice especially if you travel for a long time and want some privacy. Feels like being home

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comment. Very soon we are gonna install (additional to big lockers, private lamps, 2 electrical sockets & small side table in each bed) private curtains as well to the 2 dorms Troyan and Argonauts that are upstairs!Also more facilities are coming like finishing the bambu decoration & organize the area close to the BBQ with big mattresses - cushions.. In addition we are organizing better the bar & putting more game facilities making Arcadia hostel The place to be!More cool events!

49%

Breakfast should be included...and it doesn't exist, I mean just a coffee when it still was and a pan cake mix it doesn't seem a breakfast...shame! I haven't seen nobody cleaned the room in 3 days ( sheets and stuff still were on the beds after checking out of four days...) .a dormitory in a garage shouldn't exist as well. At 2am the music gotta be turned off...or at least low. The atmosphere was good anyway and we met cool people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We offer a delicious & unique pancake mix from 7:30 to 11:30 & sugar, batter & coffee all day long for 18 mil so people love it!Nobody has this offer, shame of u! But how can you have such of high demanding paying 18mil in a 12 bed dorm?We can't touch personal belongings, did u ask for new sheets & didn't gave u? This dorm was made after many guests recommendations did u ask to move in a better dorm? We take care more of the noise but people u cant have it all or then take a private!

77%

We had a good stay in the hostel, the location was good in the Poblado area and the people were really nice. Although we had no problems, there were rumors that stuff got stolen out of the rooms so that gave a bit of a insecure feeling. They have to work on that but overall it was really good!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We already hired a cleaning lady that has very good recommendations & get reed of the suspects but can't expect in the highest season of the year when the hostel is full & all the locals are on holidays to fire the cleaning lady without having any proofs.We never had such problems before so it could be anyone.We also installed lockers for the cheap dorm all the other dorms have big lockers.There are cameras as well is all we can do but people please be responsible for your belongings!

74%

The hostel itself has nothing wrong in particular and the staff and the owner Spyros greek are really valuable persons, but during my 5 days and 4 nights stay, somebody has stolen money, kept safe forever, for 2 times and to me as to many other guests! The complaints were numerous, but the cleaning lady, strongly suspected of burglaries, has continued to work in spite of all for the following rounds... Hostel recommended for all, but beware of your resources.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there this is Spyros. The cleaning ladys that used to work here are suspended for good, if you remember when i called the police that day for you (that couldn't do nothing since there weren't any proofs, u were in a share dorm of 12 people) i told you that tomorrow is coming a new one cleaning lady!We provide dorms with big lockers (for the cheap dorm there are a few locks u can use or we keep valuables in the recepcion and very soon i am gonna install lockers to this dorm as well!

71%

Very friendly owner and staff. We stayed here at new year's eve and had a great bbq with champagne, nice atmosphere. We had a private room, it was quite small... and next to the kitchen so quite noisy. So I thought the price of the room was quite high for the size.... Location is nice, 5-10 minute walk from the park and the hostel has a nice outdoor terrace.

  • 31st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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