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Casa Kiwi Hostel Medellin Reviews

Carrera 36 # 7 - 10, Medellin, Colombia

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168 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Casa Kiwi was the perfect location - 5 minute walk from Parque Lleras w/ tons of restaurants, shops, bars,

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Ideal hostel; fun and friendly atmosphere. I will stay here next time I'm in Medellin.

  • 12th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Comfortable place to stay, showers were good, easy to meet other back packers and food and beer was cheap. Claude to metro and decent nightlife. Only enough lockable draws for half the people in the room but bags were safe while I was there. Had a great time in casa kiwi and a great time in medellin!


Great location. Minutes from Parque Lleras. Very safe. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Beatriz was the best! They do not let guests in so that is a REAL downfall. And they do keep to that and are very strict. If you are looking to meet a hot local girl, she will not be hanging out with you in this hostel. Happy Buddha lets you bring in guests for a fee. The pool table here is a nice touch and they updated their kitchen. This is my 2nd time here. It is a great hostel to meet people. Salud!

  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Awesome atmosphere, everyone is friendly and social. Best hostel in Medellin


Had a great stay here! Arrived early and the staff were very welcoming. Good wifi. Good kitchen. Supermarket right over the corner. nice safe area. Good common areas easy to meet folk get a group and head to the park and nearby bars for party. Shower was hot toilets always flushed rooftop terrace and pool was excellent to relax after a big night. Good kfc up on the main road tried them all over the world and this is in the top 3. watch out 2 nights can easily turn into 6. Enjoy your stay!


Relaxed vibe, nice staff, and accomodations are great. One, major complaint though: I made a friend on Tinder and we wanted to play pool and hang out in the hostel but she was stopped by the front desk. Apparently, you're not allowed to bring in guests. Ridiculous.


This hostel is exactly what you've been told it is: the party place to stay in Medellin for a weekend. Great location 5 min walk to Zona Rosa, but 20 mins to the metro. Kitchen facilities are decent though could use an upgrade. WiFi was stable and water pressure was great although there was rarely hot water. Beds are firm but don't expect to sleep much. Friendly and helpful staff. Enjoyed my stay but if hygiene and quiet are priorities, look elsewhere. Whole place could use a thorough cleaning.


I you want to smoke lots of pot and snort your cash up your nose this is indeed the place for you! It will be necessary to really damage your nose in order to endure the stench that pervades the dormitories. The lady on reception must have been on a real come down because at one point I thought she might actually punch me for asking about doing some laundry... All in all this is a gringo junky pit, that I would definitely avoid! The only pleasure here was leaving!

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