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Happy Buddha Boutique Hostal Reviews

Carrera 35 7 - 108, Parque Lleras, El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia

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89%

Rating
316 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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94%

Perfect location !!! Bedrooms very clean and tidy :) Price definitely reasonable! Best hostel around!


97%

Super friendly and helpful staff, comfy beds, great atmosphere in the bar. Excellent location. Breakfast was a little light on quantity, but other than that, Couldn't ask for anything more.


94%

Happy Buddah is a special place to enjoy Poblado. The location is fantastic. What makes it special are the people who work there, all the staff are so helpful and welcoming. Ana Piedrahita is exceptional in helping with everything a traveler needs. Monica Botero also was always so pleasant and kept the hostel so clean. You have a wonderful staff that makes us all feel welcomed.The only thing that needs improvement is your kitchen. Breakfst not worth getting up for and impossible to cook anything


97%

Really nice hostel, nice sturdy comfortable beds, really good social vibe but without massive parties every night. Really easy to meet people. But like the other reviews, definitely not enough bathrooms for the number of rooms. The staff were lovely and very helpful. Excellent location El Poblado - definitely would recommend staying here


100%

Was a great place to stay and very easy to meet people if travelling on your own. Staff were friendly and always happy to help. Wish I was still there! Jarrod


100%

The hostel has very nice facilities and is located in a great neighborhood close to the bars and restaurants. The hostel is well managed, and has a fun bar of its own as well.


100%

Booked 1 night as we were originally going to move to join some pals at pit stop but we ended up staying for 2 weeks... Awesome modern hostel, friendly helpful staff, nice bar with good tunes every night and is located less than 5 min walk from parque lleras and all the bars and restaurants. Will stay here again without a second thought when I inevitably return to Medellin!


86%

Good international hostel in Poblado. Great atmosphere with good music, ping pong, a pool table, and jenga. The 4 bedroom dorm is good enough to recover after walking around the city. Parque Lleras is a short block away, but the Metro Station is a nice 20min. Walk to catch the train to El Centro Medellin. There are many options but the Happy Buddha is one of the best.


83%

One bathroom for over 15 people was a bit much. There was construction under our room with banging starting at 8 am although out of their control. Amazing space, unreal staff that are incredibly helpful and full of information. Bar was cheap and the hostel is very well located for bars and great great food. Medellin is one of the best cities in the world.


77%

Great location, great set up. Think A/C or better fans and it would of made it right up there. Great terrace Bar which gets every one involved. Boutique not yet- but with the plans the onwer told me its def heading in the right direction. Would recommend this place still to anyone.


97%

Great hostel with a really fun vibe and great people. Breakfast and washing service could be better but otherwise pretty perfect.

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

This is a very modern and nice hostel in an excellent location in El Poblado. The rooms are equipped with big lockers, each bed has a light and the mattresses are comfortable. There are probably not enough bathrooms for the number of dorm beds but it’s not terrible. The staff are extremely friendly and the breakfast is pretty good.

  • 8th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great location, great open-air deck overlooking a very cool part of the best neighborhood in the city. The single rooms were a bit pricey, but I was glad to stay there. Nice staff. I recommend this hostel. I definitely recommend Medellin.


89%

Nice place but definitely not a party hostel. The drinks are way overpriced and most of us staying in hostels are on a budget so that's extremely annoying especially when "no outside alcoholic beverages" are permitted. Cool set up and nice patio. Breakfast was good, consisted of eggs,toast, breakfast and coffee. Overall cleanliness was great.


66%

bathrooms were disgusting…. really dirty.

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

This is a party hostel. If you're looking to stay up late and chat, go for it. Otherwise you should probably find somewhere else, as this place was loud at night and every morning the common areas were littered with beer bottles and plastic baggies.


86%

Great location. Sockets inside lockers: nice touch!


100%

You can't find a better place to stay in Medellin. The hostel is super clean and modern, located in the middle of the best neighborhood ( Poblado ). The employees are great and the front desk will always give you good tips with a large smile. My special thanks for Santi and Anabela


89%

Brilliant terrace bar overlooking one of El Poblado's pretty side streets. Friendly and helpful staff.


86%

As a traveler, I tend to carry many items to the bathroom when showering. Your bathrooms would benefit if you installed more shelves to place those items. I found myself using the toilet cover to put my things on. Not the greatest place.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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