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Buddha Hostel Medellin Reviews

Circular 73 A 38-55, Laureles, Medellin, Colombia

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88%

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223 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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57%

The hostel is located far out of the bar and restaurant area. Most of the showers were not working or cold. They couldnt find the channel for the world cup on the tv. Lockers were not safe. Too many beds per dormroom. Travellers were not hanging out together at the hostel. Not many opportunities to plan day trips through the hostel.


89%

Not a party hostel, but has a great atmosphere and facilities such as kitchen and comfortable beds, great place to relax. Make sure you have a map or some nearby relics to tell the cab driver as it is situated on an awkward road that two taxi drivers tried to convince me didnt exist.


77%

Quite a comfortable hostel. Bunk beds are a little old though. Climbing onto mine felt like being on a rocking chair. (Colombian) Staff weren't the most helpful about recommendations... Maybe the guy just didn't feel like it, and just wanted to get back to chatting to his friend behind the desk. This isn't the most social hostel either: quite small, with not many people hanging around.


60%

First of all, the hostel is VERY relaxing. We even had an uninteruppted afternoon nap! However, we found several maggots in the cereal (on the 3rd day of eating the free breakfast). Then there is the unhelpful girl on reception who treats the place like her home and when asked what there was to do in Medellín replied ´There isnt that much´. NO MAPS are a real issue and their helpfullness means you get lost easily.We have since emailed regarding a left item and no reply at all. Thanks.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This is an ideal place to stay if you are looking to relax. It feels like home. The area is nice and safe and it is Colombian which is a nice change from the more touristy areas. The staff are very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have a great stay. The perfect place for some down time if you get bored of partying in Poblado.


100%

I lived this hostel because it was the perfect place to chill after moving around a lot. The place is like staying at an eccentric uncles place, with cool art dotted around. The kitchen is great and the wifi is the best I have had so far on my trip. Cool staff and chilled atmosphere, my favourite hostel so far.

  • 13th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing. Best hostel in Medellin by far.


83%

Francisco and Duvan are everything a hostel wants. They are extremely pleasant and helpful.


94%

Lovely hostel, lovely safe area but a good bit away from la poblado, the main bar and nightclub area of the city, although there area a few bars in the area of the hostel. Lovely big kitchen, lovely areas to chill out and read a book. Very clean rooms and showers. Really enjoyed our stay in beautiful Medellin.


77%

Hostel was very nice and decorated very funny. Great yard with a hammock. Not as ideal of an area as pablado but there was still lots to eat and do close by

  • 28th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff is amazing, friendly, helpful and felt like family. Ricardo was a huge help w directions to the many places we wanted to visit. Buddha hostel made our stay in Medellin magical and perfect. I would recommend anyone visiting Medellin to stay in this little piece of paradise!

  • 24th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

excellent beer served at the hostel bar. GORGEOUS house with amazing art like a boutique hotel. Super lazy staff that were rarely at the front desk or interested in helping out, its a shame because this could be THE best hostel in S America. Better to staff people who know the city and can make reccomendations.


83%

Nice designed hostel. Really quite and relaxing, but if u want to make party maybe not the best choice. Not much going on there.


100%

The best staff ever. The neighborhood is really good and it is close from everything. Highly recomended! Thanks


89%

It is very comfortable hostal with a relaxing atmosphere. And it is located in a safe upper class neighborhood, close many restaurants and bars.


89%

Really nice hostel, great staff and nice free breakfast. I loved the hostel, but was not a big fan of the location. The cheap taxis and the metro (15 min away) helps a bit.


54%

Very dirty. The welcome present in our room was an empty beerbottle and some dead insects ... ccompare it to this prize?!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We take cleanliness seriously, so, sorry if you find "dead insects". I apologies for that. We clean everyday without exception so we try to be more carefully with that. About the beerbottle, no many thinks to say, sometimes is a bit complicated to control what the others guest do in every moment.

91%

Great hostel! Plenty of room, lots of space. Easy walk to metro and good restaurants, grocery store etc. definitely would stay there again. Cab to parque lleras is only 10k. Easily divided because several people want to go there at night etc. overall great! Highly recommended!


71%

They need and urgent lift up on bathrooms and beds, not enough electrical plugs available for travelers, no lockers on beds, no fans, no A/C, very noisy!


100%

Very clean Hostel, excellent staff.


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