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Black Sheep Hostel Medellin Reviews

Transversal 5A #45-133, Patio Bonito, Medellin, Colombia

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87%

Rating
778 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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94%

Great location close to the Metro station and not too far from Lleras. Good people and a very nice hostel.


94%

This place is excellent, fantastic kitchen, heaps of rooms (they're not all listed on here, so if you're looking for a double room and there's none available just book a dorm and sort it out when you check in). Very close to a major supermarket so cooking at home is easy and enjoyable. Heaps of activities organised by the team. Only downside is there is only one toilet for several rooms (however there are two showers). Enjoy Medellin!


77%

Big clean hostel with very thing you need. Lacks atmosphere though and nothing really close by. We stayed 3 nights then moved into Zona Rosa to a different hostel which was cheaper, has a bar and in the best area in medellin. Would suggest the same


100%

The quality and cleanliness of the rooms & bathrooms were excellent. The staff and owner are really friendly and make you feel like a friend or family. The hostel has a good mix of people, the dorm rooms & common areas are great for meeting people & the private rooms are better than a lot of hotels. The Spanish teachers are excellent, best to email in advance if only staying a few days. Overall a fantastic hostel, I stayed a lot longer than I planned & had a great time.

  • 4th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


54%

For our surprise the room was nice and decided to stay longer, but when we approached the reception desk and we spoke to the owner about scheduling additional days. Our conversation was rudely interrupted by a Spanish younger female receptionist who almost yelled at us in Spanish “don’t even dream about it”. The owner deferred to her to handle our request. The female who I believe may be related to the owner told us we should leave right away as she needed the room before 12 noon.

  • 4th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


69%

location is great, near the metro and super market, a little far from town but still walkable. the weekly BBQ is great but not all you can eat and when they say but starts at 6pm, be there before cuz there was no more meat left. cleaning staff is ALWAYS cleaning the bathrooms and rooms but it doesn't show. would recommend nonetheless


100%

Loved this place, really social hostel, great crew, friendly staff, really chilled nice vibes


63%

Pros - Great hostel for socialising and meeting fellow travellers. The Guatape trip is a must, you get a nice breakfast and lunch and get to know your fellow hostel inhabitants all whilst sightseeing Guatape rock and travelling in a old Ford van. Cons - Fairly basic facilities (shower/bathrooms often a bit grubby, if youre on a top bunk theres nothing to stop you falling off the bed/no shelf to put anything on). Its also a bit of a walk to the metro which at ngiht time can feel a bit unsafe.


60%

Not sure what all the fuss is about, this Hostel is very very average!! Staff were not especially helpful, definitely the grubbiest hostel I have stayed at in South America, the bathrooms were pretty gross! The vibe is okay and there are plenty of people around but overall it was pretty underwhelming!! No breakfast means its not the best value for money either!!


86%

Great place. We stayed at another popular hostel in town and this one was better overall.

  • 1st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

A relaxed atmostphere that catered to all. Good location in regards to the metro station. Map given out at front desk for the sights. One lady was very helpful at reception.


89%

Overall a very good place to stay. A 10-15 minute walk to the bars and restaurants, but not too bad. The vibe is really laid back and generally quiet at night. In a upper class neighborhood so I felt completely safe at night walking around alone. If you are looking for a party hostel there are better options, but this is a great place to chill.

  • 27th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Good kitchen, minutes to a huge supermarket, clean rooms, bathrooms are okay, great TV chill out area and plenty of outdoor areas to chill. The front desk staff are epic, seriously helpful and nice. Great area, definitely book your tours through them. All in all a perfect stay in Medellin.


89%

The staff are excellent. Especially the lady that works during the day in the week.


91%

Great Facilities and a very comfortable hostel with friendly staff. A good area to stay for partying, a little out of the center though but close to the metro. The hostel is big but so comfortable you spend more time than you intend to just hanging around. It's a great place to stay and the staff are very helpful.


97%

A really good hostel, fully equipped and clean kitchen, very helpful and friendly staff, comfy beds and clean rooms. Would definitely recommend a stay here!


97%

Favourite hostel in South America! A bit of a walk to the main row of bars etc. but not a problem. Great social atmopshere and staff are really helpful with everything. Really good chill out area as well and they run good tours.


66%

The ladies who run the front desk are FANTASTIC!! Other than that, there isn't a lot to write home about this hostel. Too many beds in too small a space, and not enough common areas. Super bro hostel too - ladies might want to chose something better for the same prices.


83%

HAs a really good time at th Black Sheep. Location is quite good, but not great as the other hostels if you want to go out in Poblado every night. It is walkable distance but not right in Lleras. I was a bit dissappointed with the cleanlines but I think I was mainly unlucky with my roomates. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful


91%

Great staff. Very clean. If you plan to sleep, go for the 4 bed-dorm. I liked the space of the room and the hot shower of the shared bathroom. Well equipped for computers, although the wifi doesn't work in rooms. Most guests speak English. So if you don't manage the language, you can feel isolated. The house is in a lovely area, not too far from a metro station. Rooms could be decorated (walls), feels a bit like hospitals. I would recommend the hotel.


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