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The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel Reviews

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

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90%

Rating
273 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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69%

OK hostel, but the location is not that good, not really much to see and kind of boring area - very far from 'Poblado' which is the nice place to go out etc.. Besides that it's a fine hostel with good facilities and chillout areas. It's close to the metro station too, so it's easy to get around. We had a standard stay, but moved to the Poblado area very fast..


91%

Staff were lovely. Cheerful and helpful. I spent most of my time in the hammocks when I was in the hostel.


80%

The greatest thiing about this hostel is the quality of the staff, who are really willing to give advice about what to do in the city and ensure that all guests have a really fun time. The organised evening activities run by Giselle are fantastic, and include exchanges with spanish speaking locals and kareoke. The only down side is that the hostel isnt located near the main nightlife zone but it is still near many good restaurants and bars.


74%

Overall the hostel is good. The staff are great, beds are comfy, lockers available, towels free, and good common areas. The location isn't good. Very far away from all other hostels in town and the good bar/social area. It is close to supermarkets and restaurants though... And the metro. The bathroom aren't cleaned often enough, overflowing bins and no toilet paper for the majority of the day. The wifi is excellent and the kitchen facilities are good too.


77%

Great hostel away from the rest of the hostels in Medellín so you really get more of a local feel. Located just two blocks from "Setenta" where there's lots of delicious street food and salsa dancing. Hostel also has an AWESOME Thursday night language exchange, the bar was packed!


94%

Good party hostel in a relatively safe area of Medellin. 5 minute walk to the metro. Individual beds rather than bunks and there's massive chill out areas. Staff are very nice to - particularaly Gisela.


100%

I have been to a fair share of hostels throughout the world. Never have I ever come across one as intenentional and community-focused as Wandering Paisa. This hostel has allowed me to know Medellin in the most unique and special way. First night I found my self playing a game of tradicional Tenjo, second meeting locals and dancing salsa, third night singing karaoke with locals and dancing more salsa - all thanks to Wandering Paisa. Staff are very intentional and make you feel at home. COME here!

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

this was my 3rd stay at this hostel and its basically my home here in Medellin. Centrally located near a metro station, grocery stores, movie theater, bars, restaurants, the soccer stadium, salsa dance clubs - everything within 5-10 minutes walking distance. Safe middle class neighborhood, friendly and helpful staff with weekly activities right in the hostel - free salsa classes with an awesome teacher, language exchange night, etc..


97%

Adore this place! Great location (near Metro), great staff (they gave me a cake for my birthday), and cool events (language exchange). Everyone I met here was pretty fantastic so maybe I'm biased. Super relaxed environment, but also means it's harder to hang out late without bothering some people. Stay here!


77%

Cool spot. Pretty quiet. Was there on a weekday so I'm sure the weekend would have been a much better vibe


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!


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