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Happy Buddha Boutique Hostel Reviews

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

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89%

Rating
346 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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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)


66%

This was a big time party place with very loud music until midnight every night. Since the rooms are right above the bar, there's no way to escape it. Aside from that, the staff was excellent and tour info was helpful. Monday nights, there's a delicious BBQ!


94%

Great hostel and great location. Have been here for 1 week and would come back again. The bar is a bit quiet in the week days (but loud music anyway - a bit strange) but is located in a nice area with plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants.


94%

It's little more expensive than others but it's a lot nicer. The private rooms are as good as a hotel and it's located in a very nice area.


77%

Underwhelmed. More hotel than hostel, staff pleasant but not friendly, checked in 10pm, didn't have money for the room on me, the guy starts quoting the policy about 'pay upon check-in' instead of asking me to pay the next day, No pillowcase/top sheet or towel on my bed. Was told the next day the laundry came back late

  • 28th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Clean, great location but the breakfast is tiny and the dorm at the front of the hostel is impossible to sleep in due to the noise from the bar which closes at around 2am


86%

Very helpful and friendly staff!! 5 stars.

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

A well run hostel with friendly and helpful staff. The kitchen isn't sufficient for its size though and breakfast is very basic. Good for a couple of nights but for a longer stay I would look for something more cosy.


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