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Epic!!!! Book in advice best hostel ever. Well reuired after a heavy week in Colombia. View like no other and great social vibe when a small break is needed. Great food, great blankets on the bed and all round what it describes on the tin. Adventurous for those who want it, total chill time for those who need it!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Amazing views, great hikes and great food loved the hammocks
The good: beautiful location, cool activities on offer, great food (the chef is amazing). However, the hostel was a little overpriced - the cabana we booked was more a three walled hut. But the thing that really didn't work for us was the lingering sense of hipster angst which created an unfriendly atmosphere and led to us checking out a day early.
Up in the mountains chilled vibe sweet pool sweet people
Had a great time relaxing in the big hammock!!
Its a trek to get to the place but the views and hammocks are amazing! A nice getaway from reality and the heat. We didnt use the pool but it was clean and others used it. Had a great time with great people we met there. Food portions were huge. Some cons though: inside bathroom was filthy, no power due to power outages, vibe might not be right for some travellers. I had a wonderful time at this place but as another reviewer said recommended with some conditions.
Great location, in terms of atmosphere and views. lack of electricity meant using the limited facilities challenging. Rooms and bathrooms could be much cleaner! An hour from Minca town by 4x4 makes it very isolated, being extra snacks and drinks etc as you can't order food at any time in the day and there are limited snacks to buy.
Fantastic location. The remoteness means however that you end up eating and drinking in hostel. Food is excellent however. This is very much a party hostel. And bring lots of insect repellent against sandflies. Owner is helpful in recommending walks and tours. Toilets are brilliant facing the jungle.
This hostel is one of the most novel I've ever been to- up high in the hills above minca. Getting to it is a little difficult but is a fun journey. Lots of things to do up in the mountains and staff were helpful with trips. Cleanliness and facilities could be improved but in all fairness you are on top of a mountain and it's all part of it. My one gripe is that the bar ran out of cheap beer one night then all beer the following night so you had no alternative but to pay for more expensive drinks
Absolutely beautiful place, food was delicious and the views incredible, nice place for a digital detox, relax by the pool or on the huge hammock.
Beautiful location, worth the hike up with plenty to do once you get there. Easy to meet people, friendly bar staff with happy hour, bonfires at night. A good escape from the Santa Marta heat
An idyllic hideaway in the hills, far away from the hustle and bustle of Santa marta, and even away from the increasingly touristy Minca. Not the easiest to get to, but that just adds to the charm, as the other guests are all the sort who'd be willing to make to trip to this place. Some of the best evenings we've had in south America were spent here, next to the pool, or on the giant hammock watching the sun go down over the hills. Everyone that works there is awesome as well.
Location is excellent though hard to reach on bad roads (mototaxi COP 15.000 from Minca or 4WD COP 100.000 from Santa Marta). Meals from restaurant are very good but kitchen cannot be used by guests. Full board is ~ COP 35.000 so bring plenty of cash. No credit cards accepted & PayPal is costly (+30% due to exchange rate used). Weak point is cleanliness as bathroom needs repair and dogs sleep on the couches. No lockers and room for luggage is limited i.e. on the floor i.e. no cleaning....
Elemento is a special place. Rooms are basic and bathroom needs some love but that doesn't even matter cause the property and atmosphere are second to none. Just come here and be amoungst it.
Casa Elemento was FANTASTIC. We were expecting great things after having seen the pictures of the hammock on the site, but were so blown away even beyond that. The vibe is so chill, the staff is incredibly friendly. You can have whatever kind of holiday you want at CE - in fact, so many of their guests love it so much, they come back to volunteer for weeks at a time. They have a reasonably priced bar, great food, clean and constantly updated facilities and some of the most spectacular views.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
I liked this place so much I took a bunch of business cards and gave them to fellow travellers in Cartagena and Medellin. Boom.
Cannot find fault with this amazing place and cannot fathom those who give out about security or pool being a little dirty. Staff were excellent, food and general service outstanding and scenery the best we have seen so far in Colombia. This all in spite of a massive thunder storm which meant all we good do was sit and relax fr our time their.... Perfect!
Loved it!!! Thank you Andrew for the amazing breakfast Harry
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great place hands down. Cant really say anything wrong with the place other than that is just a great vibe and the food is excellent.
Great place!Great location to do absolutely nothing but playing games, reading a book or chill&talk with other guests in the awesome hammock or do daytrips in the area.No wifi: a plus!Fixed menu(nice!).Might get a bit hungry at certain moments when they dont serve food except pre packed brownies or crips.A wider arrange of snacks would be good.Nice juices.It felt a bit dirty&old sometimes.Waterproblems we were there.They were working hard to fix.Needs lockers!All in all great stay.Def recommend