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Happy Buddha Boutique Hostal Reviews

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

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90%

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250 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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100%

The only thing is the pool table, it's very worn out. Besides that a beautiful place


80%

Nice hostel, great location, but bad vibes from the staff! I arrived with a smile and an "hola como esta? Tengo una reserva." The receptionist responded "check in is at 2:30," the end. Another promised to check if my room was ready then forgot about me for half an hour and helped other people in the meantime. Strong moldy smell in my room so receptionist lectured the cleaning lady though it was clearly a maintenance issue. Privates are expensive and they charge extra if you bring a date home!


83%

The only problem was that the room was too hot and noisy.


89%

Great Hostel, great staff, very confortable accomodations. A little bit noisy, they have djs playing every night until 12 pm, so, if you are not travelling for party, it can be a little annoying the energetic atmosphere.


91%

Lovely new hostel right in the El Poblado district. Nice comfy beds and good vibe at the bar. Free brekkie with eggs and coffee was good too.


71%

This hostel was great for folks looking for a clean hostel with a bar and common area. It was much less of a 'party' hostel than I expected, which was okay with me. I stayed the first two nights in a private two-bed room with another traveler and it was like a hotel room-- spacious, had a safe, beautiful bathroom and big flatscreen TV-- luxury after staying in beach dorms. The 6-bed female is very nice, too. The 10 bed has only one bathroom. Staff were nice-ish but not helpful or knowledgeable.


89%

Noise from the bar and from people speaking in the corridor outside of the dorm.


91%

The hostel was fantastic. Lots of fun - you just might want to have a dorm facing away from the bar if you value a full night's sleep but I was very comfortable and happy there. It would be good though if jenga at 7am could be banned! Good bar, was delighted to see pool table and table tennis there too and if you fancy a change of scene, there are stacks of places nearby. Staff are very friendly, helpful and informative. Thanks, Happy Buddha, I was sad to leave!


94%

It was a great experience , i enjoy my time there ,i met a lot of people from different culture ,people from reception are very friendly and help me with all my needs.,its confy ,feel like home,thanks for all

  • 26th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

I had a great time here. Marcela the bartender and all of the staff were great.


100%

The best hostel I stayed at in Colombia and one of the best I have stayed at in the world. The rooms were clean, beds were comfy, good showers, good atmosphere, excellent location - good cafés and bars around, close to a supermarket and great staff.


97%

One of the best hostels I've stayed at in all my travels. They've got a great bar out front that overlooks the street, ping pong and pool tables for guests to mingle, a decent breakfast included (eggs, toast, coffee), and are right there close to everything happening in El Poblado. Only drawback is it's a 15 min walk to the metro. Other thing is - if you're in the dorm with 7 beds, it's RIGHT above the bar, which often doesn't quiet down until around 2am. AWESOME atmosphere, sweet location.


100%

Amazing hostel. Anna P at reception is awesome, so helpful. Great place.


97%

Very modern with the most amazing facilities I have ever seen in a hostel! Breakfast is included which is a bonus however it is not too impressive. Very close to the party scene yet the hostel never gets very loud. Great vibe and atmosphere - one of the greats of South America


94%

Very nice hostel. Near the bar & restaurants zone. a bit far from metro station Poblado (20 min walking), but not too far either - you can catch a bus easily ! The rooms are very cozy, clean, nice & big bathroom in the room with 2 showers!!! Pool table, ping pong table, nice terrasse in front of the hotel. Good security. Bring your locker as there is space in the room to leave your stuff. try not to get the room that gives on the street coz its noisy. the other rooms are not noisy. great


86%

Nice located, safe and clean. Kind of rugh staff. The third floor stairs very dangerous for anyone, but it were under construction

  • 5th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Really nice hostel with good common areas and rooms. Very clean and quiet rooms if you dont have the room above thebar, though bars closes 12 so its ok. Nice with sockets by bed and in locker. Minus are poor breakfast, no reading lights and poor lighting in common rooms.


91%

Really enjoyed my time. It was my first real hostel experience.


94%

Didnt see a pc what would be a benefit....


100%

Lovely hostel, definitely meriting its 'boutique' label. The only issue is that the 7-bed and 6-bed dorms are right above the terrace bar, so don't bother trying to sleep before 2am. But the atmosphere is very friendly, so who wants to sleep anyway?


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