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Casa Elemento Reviews

Finca Bella Vista, Minca, Colombia, Minca, Colombia

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123 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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that place is magic. but for me it took some time to get it. on first sight the hostel it's nothing too special and not the cleanest but the atmosphere catches you after some time. since there are no other places to go to anywhere near and no wifi people start to socialise a lot. it became kind of a 24h houseparty where almost everyone knew everyone- that was a whole new level of hostel experience. plus the view is stunning, the hammock great fun, the pool refreshing and the food amazing!!


Great place to stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks guys :-)


In a beautiful location with lots to do if u can be bothered, if not, a good place to relax. Not all that clean, the bed we slept on was dirty. There were no mozy nets in an open wooden shack!! LOADSA biting insects!! If I were to give any advice on how my experience may have improved it would be to choose ur volunteer staff more wisely, some were very overbearing and quite rude to people at times! Put us off staying longer. Nice views from the toilet however!


I spent three nights at Casa elemento and I didnt want to leave - it was probably the coolest place I have ever stayed. It's an adventure to get there, the beds and hammocks are comfy, great food and for a reasonable price, toilets with a view over the valley are amazing, the giant hammock is incredible, hiking and high ropes course is epic, staff are amazing. There is no faults to this place - it is quite literally paradise.


The best hostel we visited in Colombia. Great place to chill for a few days and get out the heat of the carribean. Or there are loads of hikes/activities to do if you want. All meals provided at a reasonable cost. The food is delicious, best hostel breakfast by a mile. Extremely friendly staff and volunteers made our stay fantastic. Only advice would be take plenty of cash as the nearest cajero is more than an hour away. Super Bueno, hope to return one day.


Amazing views, most incredible food and in a family setting all eating together, friendly and informative staff and owner is really nice and THAT hammock 👌 No negatives with this place, it's incredible


Amazing views and location. Great fun chilling there with a group. The receptionist does not have a single word of English. The food was very mediocre. Bring lots of deet. Sand flies were a killer.


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!

  • 9th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A very unique hostel experience! Amazing location, delicious food and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend casa elemento to anyone searching for a relaxing few days with like minded people.


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.


My favorite stop so far during my time in South America! Plan on staying longer than expected. The staff, atmosphere, location, and food are all top-notch at Elemento. Stay here and you won't be disappointed!


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.


Casa Elemento - the view was outstanding. The big hammock was a nice place to chill after a full day of hiking. The lady at the reception (Gene?) was very accommodating. Open air showers are cold - no warm water available, but we saw Tucans while showering. The dorms were very basic and dark - we recommend taking the new cabanas down the hill. We woke up the next morning by the screaming of monkeys - magical experience.


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.

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