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Casa Elemento Reviews

Finca Bella Vista, Minca, Colombia, Minca, Colombia

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42 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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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!!:-)

  • 16th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • 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

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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!

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A fantastic stay up with this family of travellers. Isolated from the world in the best way with an amazing social atmosphere great food and otherworldly views. Above the clouds and the jungle it provides amazing hiking opportunities and countless places to relax, read, reflect or write. The walk up is not for those out of shape and the moto taxi is not for fearful, but find your way up and it will be worth it. I could have spent a month up here in jungle mountains paradise.


This is truly a special hostel and one the most unique locations I have stayed at while traveling. What differentiates this hostel from the rest is the staff. I have never met more friendly staff who you could enjoy a good conversation with over an ice cold beer. The facilities themselves are basic, but offer some ideal amenities such as drinkable tap water, open air bathrooms, etc. I would recommend at least 2 nights at the hostel since it takes a bit of time to travel there.


The journey up is sheer comedy. Don't take a big backpack, as you need to take a moto taxi for 40minutes! The place is still under development, so it's rough around the edges but the staff are chilled, breakfast is nice (extra cost) and the big hammock is brilliant.


As Nike say, "Just do it". The owners are doing everything they can to ensure your stay is the best fun. They have created an atmosphere where all guests mingle, activities are brilliant, the 10 person hammock overhanging the cliff is a great place to chill, as is the camp fire and a zip line was going in while I was there. The food is also excellent and reasonably priced. New 'loos with a view' were also nearly complete. So do yourself a favor and hike or jump on the back of a motor bike.


Nice spot to escape the heat and chillax in the hills. Great vibe, super friendly staff and volunteers, and the hammock is immense.


the view! an amazing place to site back and relax, quite a mission to get up there But the view is definietly worth the trip. food om offer wasnt the greatest however

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