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The place was really cool and beautifull but the staff is very onorganised!
Gringo hostel (neither a pro or con). Hostel is set in beautiful location & is a great place to chill for a few days. The staff run one activity each day, either a hike, walk to the sunset, party etc, but if you want to do any of the activities in Minca itself (birdwatching, horse-riding, coffee tour etc), then stay in the town. Place was clean, drinks were reasonably priced, no option except to buy hostel food (meal times can vary) as no public kitchen, no lockers.
Amazing view and location! Nice food as well, in family style. Those hammicks are the best lounge area you can imagine and the staff is really helpful and friendly.
You come to casa for the atmosphere. Youll meet many people and have fun! Campfires w/ spectacular views. Great hiking. Space to be alone. Fun happy hour and night time hangout. *its 2 hrs walk or 15000 pesos to get to town so bring some food, but no kitchen available* they have options from 5000 + for breakfast and lunch and just one communal dinner for 10000 pesos. Food is very good but I wish I had brought snacks for hiking and in between lunch and the late dinner. Water is potable. Unique!
One of the best hostels I've ever been to. The food is absolutely fantastic, and very reasonably priced considering the location. The staff are great, the view is spectacular. Lots of different places to chill out - hammocks, couches, TV area, firepit, bar, big tables. Atmosphere is great at night - family style dinner, bonfire and music. Dorms were comfortable, plenty of blankets. The view from the tent was fantastic, but if people are partying in the giant hammock or firepit, you won't sleep.
Wonderful atmosphere and a great communal birthday party Feb 1st with a first rate band.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
For solo travelers who wants to make friends and for people who wants to party in nature. Not for people who just want to enjoy nature. If you want to enjoy the nature go have a beer in the hammock and enjoy the beautiful setting, but live somewhere else.
I did not like the place for the following reasons: - Located in a beautiful zone, it could be a real perfect place for sthg different, about tranquility, and peace. But not. - The hostel is just the gathering of people smoking and drinking. Not much. - Plenty of electronics, music, and electricity. - The managers very business oriented - The food is expensive and too small in quantity So kind of surprised of the reputation of the place
The second you walk in you feel such an amazing energy of great people. This is definitely a place you should get lost in for a couple of days. Everything they are doing and plan to do is absolutely perfect. I can't wait to return in the near future!
Great place to come and chill..camp fire every night and just a great place to visit
Food was good, the setting is stunning and everyone from the staff was super friendly. Not to mention the giant hammocks and the best toilet view in the world. Having said all this, I feel like they need a kick in the butt: Food timing was late and unprofessional and staff was drunk way too early in the day. When I was hiking up monkey river (absolutely beautiful!), having lunch with monkeys, I heard the bass of the camp's music hover through the jungle. Hope this was only because of Christmas!
A truly amazing place to stay if you are travelling Colombia. A mission to get to but so worth it! The staff and owners were all great. No Internet but that's a good thing up there... Just enjoy the company, the views and the late night drinking games! Would definitely go back. This place seems to be constantly developing and all for the better. Great visions from the owners. Gwt up that mountain!!!! A highlight of our trip so far... Thanks guys!!:-)
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
I booked 2 nights here and ended up staying 4. The best part of this hostel (aside from the breath taking views, delicious food, friendly staff, and multitude of activities) was that there was no internet. Instead of being glued to devices, everyone here is laughing, playing games, and connecting in a way that would be difficult with wifi in the equation. I can't recommend this place enough. Go for no less than 2 nights
The owner let me use my tent and the views are great. The staff are international and really cool. The rides on motorcycles between the town center and the hostel require a certain amount of physical strength especially the downhill because you'll have your huge backpack on your back with the weight pulling you backward. Although the hostel was full, there were zero Colombian travelers or other South Americans during my 1 night there so it had more Western feel to it.
Location is remote but incredible views. Shuffle service would be beneficial if it could be offered by the hostel. Bathrooms aren't very clean but overall amazing hostel and would still highly recommend!
It is worth the trek or mototaxi ride because the views are amazing, the hammock is unlike anything else, and you can walk out of the hostel and hike anywhere you want to. Since there is no wifi or anything else nearby, everyone at this hostel socializes and gets to know each other. We made some great friends here who we continued to travel with afterward. The hostel is still young so they are still building some facilities
Awesome place up in the moountains. A little expensive to get up there so stay for two or three nights to get your money's worth. Bring some snacks cause food costs can add up fast. The hostel has food you can buy for snacks and meals. Plus, they have loads of fruit trees and a coffee farm behind the hostel. Definitely a unique experience worth the effort to get there.
Best hostel that I've stayed in so far on my trip. Quality location with amazing views. Staff we're really cool and helped out with anything we asked, they also took us fruit picking on our last day to get fresh fruits to come back and make a smoothie out of it. Decent smoothie aswell! Massive shout out to all the Casa Elemento family. Especially to Andrew for being the best burger maker in Colombia!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)