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Casa Quimbaya Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Calle 16N # 14-92, Armenia, Colombia

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77 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Cool hostel with a wonderful staff

  • 20th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The Hostel is pretty good, I really like the locations and the staff.


Location is not all bad at all. Though a tad further from the main bus station than I would have liked, the hostel is within walking distance (about 1.5 km) to where you could easily catch a bus to Salento for COP4k. Ambiance was great and staff was friendly and approachable. I missed the live music as I came in late but the cakes were great =) The house has an interesting layout that I like. Overall, I had enjoyed my brief stay and would have gone back if I had more days in Armenia.


The location was not ideal for me but chose it for the value/price. Staff was very helpful but, at least during my stay, it was pretty quiet - great for sleeping but not for meeting other travelers.

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I loved this hostel. Cozy and friendly. Bring earplugs as you can hear noise from the bar at night but otherwise a great space. Walking distance to groceries, shops, and restaurants.


I liked this hostel and cannot think of anything that I did not like, the staff were very helpful and nice to deal with.


Casa Quimbaya was a really nice place to stay at in Armenia. The staff was super friendly and happy to assist you whenever necessary. Definitely recommend this place!


Great place with great staff and a super restaurant / bar. We had an awesome time :)


There is no window in a dorm


Stayed only one night. Funky dorm with lovely mural but no windows. In the ceiling there were some type of openings to outside, but they were annoying in the morning when the sun shone right in. Wonderful other areas though.


Good place but the doorbell is way too loud, it can be heard throughout the entire hostel and wake you up at any time that people may come back. Also despite the hostel's policy of no noise after 12:00 a.m the staff was often up washing clothes until about 2:00 a.m, very annoying since I stayed in the room right beside the kitchen.


Stayed three nights at Casa Quimbaya. Echoing other reviews, the staff are VERY friendly and helpful. Location is convenient, though surrounding restaurants are mainly fast-food. CQ's restaurant has tasty food (a bit pricey) and great music (live and recorded). The main downside - the facilities. Had a private room with windows that were blocked by styrofoam, making it dark and stuffy (and a fire hazard?). The double bed foam mattress was AWFULLY soft; shower water got cold at peak time.

  • 25th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


We only stayed one night, in a double bedroom. It was ok. Nice Hostel, nice staff.


The staff is amazing the two brothers are sweet


This place is a cool hostel. Unfortunately, it is in a city where there's not a whole lot to do and not a whole lot of people coming through looking to stay in a hostel...at least not in October. But worth the night and I suggest going to Buenavista for a coffee tour or just have a cup of coffe at Cafe San Alberto's.


This was a pretty good hostel to stay at, not amazing but it did the trick. They have live music and a bar downstairs wed-saturday, which was definitely a plus. The biggest downside is to be honest, there isn't much to do in Armenia. I would recommend staying somewhere else in the coffee region, like Salento instead, a close hour long trip away, which is off the beaten path and home to a beautiful hike with the tallest palm trees in the world.


The owners and the rest of the staff at Casa Quimbaya hostel really made me feel like part of family. Truly warm and kind people. The Casa Quimbaya Cafe had amazing food, great cocktails, live music and friendly / welcoming staff. I would recommend this hostel to all and I will hopefully return again one day. Thank you for everything.

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Thank you for your nice comments about our hostel. We are so glad that we get to meet people like you. We hope we can see you around sometime. We wish you the best luck on your trip! Casa Quimbaya Backpackers Hostel Team


Only one shower at this hostel! Dorm had no window and it was quite hot without a fan or a/c. It also lacked power points to charge your electronics in the room.


I felt like at home. The room and the bed was excellent, people was so kind, the bar and the Band is fantastic.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff deserves an A for the knowledge and customer service. Great services throughout. Kudos to the coffee shop staff for their service. We were a group of seven in a family and the staff made our stay pleasant. Thank you for your hospitality.

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