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Buga Hostel

Carrera 13 # 4 - 83, Buga, Colombia


  • 40%Value For Money
  • 30%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 50%Staff
  • 40%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 50%Facilities

Property Information:

Buga Hostel and Holy Water Ale Brewery

Buga lies in the center of the Valle de Cauca, a vast valley that reaches from the northern end of Cauca to the coffee region. Buga is one of the oldest towns in Colombia, founded in 1555 by a Spanish conquistador. Just 60 minutes north of Cali, Buga is a perfect stopping point if you are coming down from Bogotá or Medellín to Ecuador or heading north in the other direction. The highway cuts right through the valley and Buga is tucked into the lush, green mountains. The Buga hostel doubles as a Pub and hostel. We serve fresh baked sourdough bread (some travelers have said the best in Colombia!), European-style pizza and produce craft brews right in the old town in our micro-brewery. A cold beer and delicious pizza are never far away. The most popular attractions in town are the massive Basilica, the colonial Spanish architecture, the river, and the El Faro monument at the edge of town....but many travelers love Buga for the natural areas in the nearby mountains. With our tour guide you can explore several different outdoor destinations, three of which include cliff diving and waterfalls. One tour even includes lunch in a beautiful Spanish hacienda built in the 1830´s with a local Bugueño family. Beyond that, our staff can guide you to other regional activities such as day trips to the San Cipriano eco-reserve or Lago Calima (well-known for it's kite-surfing!). In addition we offer the following services: Free brewery tour, roof top terrace, free coffee, Wi-Fi, laundry service (5.000 COP = 1.70 USD) per load, guest kitchen, bike rental 10.000/day, outdoor tours, breakfast $5000 from 9-11 a.m. (upon request), and luggage storage. We have 2 private bedrooms in addition to the main dormitory and a locker is provided with every bed.

The hostel offers a self catering kitchen for guest use and an open air dining area on the roof-top terrace with views of the Basilica. The hostel also offers free WiFi and coffee.

Please note:

We do not we accept credits cards - only cash is accepted as payment upon arrival
Taxes are included in the rates shown
Check in from 8.00am to 12.00am
Check out: 12.00pm
Breakfast is not included

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  • Latest Review

    I ended up staying here for about a week. While the hostel itself is fine, it feels like it's little more than an inconvenience to the staff who also work the bar/restaurant. Some were friendly enough, especially the cleaning lady, others were downright rude. The beer is good but is available at other places around town without the interminably dross music on repeat.
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine


  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Buga Hostel Located at Carrera 13 # 4 - 83, , Buga.
Buga Hostel
Buga Valle del Cauca Carrera 13 # 4 - 83
53% 13
4.5708680 -74.2973330
Buga Hostel
    Rooms available     Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm     Standard 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite
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