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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
317 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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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.


83%

One of the most stylish and clean hostel I've stayed at in South America- pristine rooms, big lockers, brilliant showers, decent breakfast (scrambled eggs and toast), FLAT pool table, (poorly lit) table tennis area. Very artistic layout of bar area which is effectively one big open balcony, but means noise spills into dorms - they insist on loud music even if no one in the bar. Service at front desk, depending on the staff member, varied from aloof and useless to friendly and moderately useful.


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


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?


86%

This is a classy hostel in an upscale area of Medellin. I wouldn't describe the hostel as homely as it's a bit posh, but the dorm rooms are comfortable and very clean. The bilingual staff are very helpful and professional. There's a breakfast of coffee, eggs and toast served in the morning and there is a laptop available for free use of the internet. Downstairs there is a cheap bar which is a good place to meet locals and other travelers. There are also lockers in the rooms. Highly recommended.


94%

Very nice hostel. Once in Medellin stay there. Just be careful not to stay in the front dorm because of the noise of the bar. It´s a beautiful hostel, with a good bar to meet other travelers and just have some fun. The music in the common areas is also another good thing there. Relaxing music in the morning and afternoon and some cool rock and pop at night. Oh, and the location is just perfect. Lots of bars and restaurants around and a supermarket one block away.


86%

Did not sell any tours to for example yhe surrounding villages or anything Else, THEy did help book THE free walking tour but if i did not ask it and know that it was available in town i would bot have know it if that would be there aswell i would give a 100


97%

Very comfortable. Had a great time

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


100%

This hostel is one of the best hostels I have stayed in in Colombia.


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.


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