Palm Tree Hostel Medellin Reviews
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great place to stay - wonderful terrace, good atmosphere, very helpful and friendly staff. It would be nice to have a few more washrooms, though.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
I wouldn't dare go anywhere else than here.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Highly recommend this lovely hostel. Located a few blocks from all the bars and restaurants of la 70 and the stadium if you fancy seeing a match. Best thing for us is that it was out of the unattractive generic and expensive gringo zone of el poblado. Staff at palm tree were really welcoming.
The hostel equipment and furniture are a bit old. This doesn't really matter though as Pilar, Alejandra and Dona Luz are so nice, helpful and quickly make you feel home. The hostel is located in a safe residental neighbourhood with quick access to the metro Suramericana and to the entertainment ares of "Carretera 70" which is frequented by Colombians and therefore has a nice local atmosphere. Just across the street there's a supermarket where you can get everything you need.
I felt at home here! The hostel facilities (such as computers) could improve a little, but the best thing is the staff. Reception guys and girls, kitchen lady and everyone else is very friendly, as most “paisas” are, and you feel very good. Location is very good since is not far away from a subway station and a supermarket: you can take a subway and buy everything you need without any problem. I enjoyed my stay there!
It was alright, odd placement, no real atmosphere. Staff tried but were very unsuccessful in giving directions to anywhere of use. Wouldn´t stay again.
This is a terrific hostel that has it all. Helpful, friendly supportive staff. Free breakfast of 2 eggs and bread that I prepared in a variety of ways. Working kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals. Opportunities for socializing with other people. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Patios. Only one problem with the female dorm: no window and no fan so we had to leave the door open and it was still too warm to sleep. If the hostel can provide ventilation, the dorm is small but comfortable.
Lovely people own and run this Hostel. They are very welcoming and willing to help in every way. A place to call homme while traveling
Pro's: It's near de metrostation and big supermarkets, nice staff, rooms are very comfortable, excellent coffee for free all day Con's: We had always cold water, they tried to fix it, but we had cold water for the next two days. Breakfast is okay, but not that much
To be honest, I am a bit torn. The people are great and they were trying to be accommodating, but nobody spoke any English there, contrary to what's stated here (apparently, one person that does was on vacation) so I couldn't really get any recommendations or other information from them - other people staying at the hostel helped me out thou. Lockers are tiny - just for your passport/wallet and room doors have no locks so I didn't feel very comfortable with that. Location ok, quick walk to metro