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The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76 Laureles., Medellin, Colombia

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92%

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255 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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100%

Staff was really nice and helpful, they try to remember your name.


91%

Amazing staff!! Good wifi, comfy beds (plus shelves to hold water bottles/ phones while you sleep!) close to supermarket and metro (really easy to navigate) hot showers. not a party hostel but on their language exchange nights there are a lot of people to talk to. Even not on those nights there are awesome teachers/ the owner / bartender to converse with. They were playing the basketball playoffs when I was there which was a huge plus. Overall a fantastic experience, thanks wandering paisa!


86%

I had no problems, I stayed in a room with 4 beds and a private bath, it's near of two subway stations Estadium and Sulamericana, it's good to meet people, the staffs are friendly and whenever I needed they helped me giving information, there are market and restaurants close, the chill out area is cool, I recommend it.


69%

Misread the info about this hostel & thought it was near the zona Rosa but it's near the zona Rosa for the locals. If you want a local vibe this is the place for you but it certainly is not a tourist area. Having said that we did not feel uncomfortable & the location to a metro station was perfect. Also Friday night is karaoke night so don't expect any sleep until 1am when it finishes.


94%

This hostel was amazing to meet people who are traveling for vacation and backpacking long-term. The staff was friendly and super helpful with whatever our needs had been (calling for taxis, helping practice Spanish, directions to different places in the city) and there were some cool events in the hostel such as salsa classes, language exchanges with locals from Medellin and karaoke night which was a ton of fun. This hostel brought together my trip to Medellin and is definitely recommended.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Loved it. Like any hostel was mainly cause of friends I made here. Staff are brilliant (thanks Gisella, you're amazing!!). Had a private room which was great however water could have been hotter..some wi fi issues but still definitely worth it. Not in party part of medellin but short walk to metro and huge supermarket. Thanks for a great stay!


100%

Great hostel in a great location. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, plenty of chill out areas a big stocked kitchen, different nightly activities. Close to supermarkets, bars, restaurants and the metro. Very nice place. Highly recommended.


100%

Wandering Paisa was the greatest hostel i have stayed at in Colombia! it has an awesome brand new grill for BBQs, a hard drive connected to a massive TV with 1200 English movies and TV shows. the best part is it is a 5 minute walk to the metro, the huge shopping mall with a western union and a food court, and right next to a subway and a Costco type wholesale store with liquor and next door to a high end liquor store. my experience here has been amazing and the staff and owner couldn't be better

  • 5th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great Hostel. The staff were amazing. The hostel has a good vibe. It isn't in the main party area, but the area it is in is still great. It is close to the Soccer (football) stadium and there are a lot of Salsa clubs/bars. If you want to party there's always people to go with you. If you don't want to party and just chill you can do that too. The hostel puts on events about 3 times a week which is a good way to meet locals. I recommend the hostel.

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I really enjoyed my week long stay at the wondering paisa. The girls at reception are extremely helpful especially Hisela (sp?). Brent the owner has also incorporated a lot of activities throughout the week to keep you busy and locals pop by too which is great for meeting new people and practicing your spanish. Clean, spacious, full kitchen, plenty of bathrooms and great lounge areas. Oh there's a bar too!


89%

I stayed here for over a week and enjoyed its proximity to the metro, safety, and helpfulness of the staff. They also had interesting social programming throughout the week such as free salsa lessons and language exchanges.


97%

Amazing hostel. The staff is amazing. Really good vibe. Nice if your travelling alone. It's not a party hostel, but it has a friendly atmosphere, with great activities and a bar. The matress in the 4p-dorm was really nice. There is no breakfast, but there are so many economic, typical and nice options around. The kitc The neighbourhood it's awesome, with supermarkets, restaurants, bars, atm's and the really good and near subway. If i come back to Medellín, The wandering paisa is my place.

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great Hostel, Awesome staff. I stayed at The Wandering Paisa for 2 weeks when i only expected to stay 3 days, It has a great atmosphere and was very laid back, every area is a social area, a good mix of english and Spanish for those who are working their language skills, including private lessons with the staff -special mention for Gisela. My final bill including my food and drinks was much cheaper than I expected. Safe hostel, safe area, great choice.


86%

Staff were very helpful.

  • 18th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Great location, not so great atmosphere. I thought this was going to be far more of a lively hostel however it's definitely lacking in atmosphere as every night I was there people went to bed early as there is a lot of teachers currently staying there. When I was shown around on arrival the girl didn't smile once or show me all of the hostel - on my last day I overheard a guy doing the introduction and he was really enthusiastic so it's a shame not all the staff are the same.


97%

The best hostel in Laureles-Estadio area in Medellin for sure. I didn't like that area all that much but thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. All the social events they host like the trivia night, salsa lessons, etc are fantastic and you will definitely meet very friendly locals. They have a huge wall (two actually) of things to see and do of Medellin. AC in my dorm room worked ok. The cleaning crew did very good job. Finally, the front desk staff are fantastic, especially the girl in the morning.


91%

Great hot showers, very friendly staff, the room "Boliviar" is very tiny for 8p, so if you're not on a really tight budget choose another one. Bar is closed on Mondays. All in all it's a recommendable place. :-)


97%

Great hostel in the area of Laureles which is perfect if you want to avoid to stay in Poblado. Lot of nice and cheap restaurant and bar around. Staff is very friendly and nice. They have a lot of common rooms, a bar and some events (language exchange etc). Easy to meet other travelers and a good atmosphere. Definitely the best hostel to stay if you go to Medellin. Muchas gracias!


97%

Nice place in a nice area close to bars, shops and metro. The staff is really helpful and there are ample opportunities to meet people.


94%

This place has a fully stocked kitchen that is perfect for cooking. Lots of areas to hang out and meet new people. Just a five minute walk from the metro. I enjoyed my time here.




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