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Happy Buddha Boutique Hostel Reviews

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

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435 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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awesome and clean hostel with great atmosphere!


While backpacking in Colombia with a friend, this has been a nice and friendly hostel. Only bad point : breakfast was quite terrible, sometimes it's not even possible to get a coffee, but there are nice alternatives for breakfast in the street and it is very well located. I liked it !


Very clean, extremely helpful staff, fun bar at night, great wifi, really fun hostel-hosted activities, amazing location (though about 15 blocks from the metro but totally worth it for the cute neighborhood)


Lovely beds, chilled atmosphere, amazing showers and great happy hour cocktails! Breakfast was a bit dodgy, insanely salty eggs served by the female staff who were pretty irate in the mornings... Other than slightly useless staff (apart from the guy, don't know his name sadly) we enjoyed our stay :)


Great atmosphere, bar and recreational area. Good free breakfast too. One negative is the 25,000 charge for a lost key card which seems excessive!


If you're looking for a good place in Medellin, in the best zone possible, don't think further. This hostel it's absolutely incredible, good vibe, few steps from the main street with a lot of bars and restaurants close. It's funny to see the reaction of foreings passing by the street looking at the hostel, you could actually read their thoughts "damn, why i didn't pick up this place?"


Nicest hostel in South America for facilities and cleanliness. Great breakfast. Atmosphere is lacking a little however.


I had a fantastic stay in this hostel. The girl's 6 bed dorm is one of the best I stayed in! Huge bathroom, lovely showers and comfy beds. Safe storage as well. The hostel is located in a great part of town, lots of fun people about and the staff were super helpful.


Solid Hostel, clean decent breaky staff were relatively helpful when asked. Would recommend.


Great staff:) the Guy from the Night Shift even could speak good portuguese:)

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Its alright, nothing special. Staff we're helpful and friendly. It just feels like a hostel with a confused identity, but perhaps that is why they stuck the word Boutique infront of it.


Clean, comfortable, great location, fantastic bar, free barbie on Monday and excellent staff. Highly recommended!


Happy Buddha is definitely one of the cleanest, most up-to-date hostels we've ever stayed at. It has a great atmosphere, great breakfast, and is an excellent value for money. It is located in the charming El Poblado neighborhood, but is a bit of a walk/metro ride to any notable sites.


Awesome please. Perfect if you want a combination between party and sightseeing.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


One of the best hostels i have stayed in throughout South America.... They do need to sort out their "full" situation as they said they didnt have a bed for my last night when clearly there were half empty dorms. So spent my last night around the corner at the average Casa Kiwi.


Great bar. Clean rooms. Helpful (and hot) staff.


Not enough bathrooms, if you get a room above the bar don't expect to get much sleep!!


Hostel didn't offer any tours. You have to find out everything by yourself.


Nice hostel with good activities and facilities. Good place to hang out in an awesome area with plenty of restaurants and bars around. People say it´s far from centro, but the metro is easy and taxis and cheap, and the area it´s in is better anyway.


Great location and amazing bar in the hostel! So easy to walk to all the other bars/restaurants and enjoy the night life! Tours can be booked at the hostel, but there's not much to choose from, and some don't even pick you up there. And there is NO LAUNDRY FACILITY, so don't be fooled by that. Other than that, great place to stay though- very lively!

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