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Happy Buddha Boutique Hostal Reviews

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

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90%

Rating
240 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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97%

Very comfortable. Had a great time

  • 22nd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Doesn't feel like a hostel once you're inside. It was a great place to stay during my time in Medellin. The staff is friendly, but operates more like a hotel and it has a less hostel feeling. Nevertheless, a great place to stay.


89%

Very comfy beds, staff very helpful. The dorm I stayed in the first night was right above the bar, so there is loud music until midnight, or 1am. Was no problem to change to a quiet room in the back for the rest of my stay. Everything really clean and new. Great hot showers. Good location.


100%

This is a great hostel! If your not sure where to stay. This is the place. Everybody was very friendly, respectful and extremely helpful.


91%

Daisy, the owner oft the hostel looks super hot. So the rest of the girls behind the counter. very nice pool table and a big common room. A nice bar with Marcela. A supermarket is 100 m from the hostel. poblado Station is about a 15 min walk. Really enjoyed my stay here.


91%

Very nice hostel. Unbelievably good amenities for a Colombian hostel. Great location and friendly staff.


100%

This is the coolest hostel I have stayed in so far... Cool design and great atmosphere...great staff...all good...even complimentry soap and shampoo but no breakfast. The only downer was that one of the dorm rooms is above the bar that can be loud till it closes. Definitely hits top scores for cool factor.


97%

A perfect stylish hostel with good location in the best district in Medellin El Poblado (nearby all the restaurants and bars). Kitchen, pool table, bar, everything that we can expect from a good hostel, I highly recommend the hostel.


100%

Fun & Social Luxury Hostel, helpful staff and clean rooms. Easy to meet people at the bar, good cheap drinks and a killer Happy Hour. The location is perfect as one can walk to all the hot spots Poblado has to offer and they even have a vegaterian juice bar with Acai Bowls. I have stayed at many hostels in Medellin so I made a legend. Casa Kiwi = Tacky 90s decor & rude teenage staff, Pit Stop = Sausage Factory on coke, Tiger Paw = Dirty Dump, Black Sheep = Boring bird watcher convention

  • 12th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Had a great stay at the Happy Buddha Jan14. In El Poblado, the HB is conveniently located close to all the travelers visiting Medellin. The property is chic with a cool ikea look. Rooms were stifling with not wanting to leave your window AKA door. So room was always hot. However, the main door was very secure. The Staff here was outstanding in their service and their friendship! Alex, Santiago, Thanks! Ana, thank you for picking up Jenga at 6:30 in the morning. Gracias!

  • 12th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Clean bathrooms, decent location (I liked not being in la candelabria). Plan to stay there again.


100%

Hostel patrons can be loud and come in and out of the dorm at all hours but this is to be expected in the heart of Poblado. Great layout.


100%

Excellent hostel in a great location with very nice staff...what else?.... That's plenty!!.


77%

BBQ didn't happen. I loved this hostel. The only problem is the people who go there. Creates a weird vibe. All out to pick up local girls. However, I think this may be the same all over Medellin. Not a party hostel. Lots of groups and couples too. Not recommended for solo travelers.


89%

Very nice hostel, the staff are very nice and helpful, and probably the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in :) It doesn't have a very social vibe, but it's a nice place to stay if looking for some comfort!


83%

Great location in the best neighborhood. Could be improved by having an included breakfast, which would improve value for money. The juice bar downstairs was great as well.


83%

The hostel is really nice, with a pool for free and a bar in the balcony. The people working is very kind and helpfull. In my case, the room wasn't cleaned by nobody and it had no ventilation (it had a window, but if I opened widely everybody could see me). The issue was that it was really moisty (my books and papers got all wet). Nevertheless is a great place and aI recommend it.


100%

Clean and well designed, it is big enough (60 beds) so you can easily meet other travelers from around the globe and make friends. The Wifi is free and, the bar is cheap with strong drinks. The vibe is alot of hipster Colombians mixing with foreigners. I loved the girl dorm it had 2 ensuite showers for 6 beds! Juice bar downstairs is a nice touch and the location was perfect!

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Fantastic location, top notch staff and very good looking. Happy Buddah is a very fancy place indeed. The whole place smells of perfume and alot of effort has gone into making the place look the part. The staff are very helpful and the bar staff are great for improving the atmosphere. A few problems though. It´s overpriced for a dorm, one of the most expensive we have ever stayed in. The room we stayed in was literally right on top of the bar so sleep was next to impossible. There is 1 shower


100%

Hmmreat hostel, more like a hotel. Super location very close to Parque Lleras in Zona Rosa where pubs, restaurants etc are. Good atmosphere in the hostel bar at night too and on a balcony overlooking u knowH


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