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Casa Elemento Reviews

Finca Bella Vista, Minca, Colombia, Minca, Colombia

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29 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%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


Awesome stay at Casa Elemento. This is the place to head if you wanna shut it down and chill for a few days ( or a week ) after the lost city trek, or tayrona. There are also some cool activities in the mountains such as hiking, rappeling waterfalls, survival school, etc. Giant hammock is very cool with a spectacular view, and the communal home cooked dinners were fantastic @14,000, large enough portions to fill most people. Make sure you book in advance at least a day or two as they fill up.


What an amazing place!!! You can (and many do) get lost here for weeks. The giant hammock is back


The new giant hammock is up


good hostel to chill in for a couple of days would love to see what comes of it loads of potential no lockers or anything but to be honest you shouldn't need it as you are in the middle of nowhere


Fantastic view, awesome staff, great hikes. I'd recommend this to anyone!


Absolutely loved this hostel, amazing location, fantasic staff, fantasic atmosphere. One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Also the best thing we did in the Sierra Nevada region.

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