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Yambolombia Hostel Reviews

Km 2, Palestina, Salento, Colombia

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162 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Yambolombia is located at the perfect spot. Far from centre, very good to relax. We stayed in a private room. We wanted to stay more but it was fully booked. No wifi, no tv, just you, nice gardens, beautiful views of valleys, a couple of dogs and a horse :) The owner Gabriel is a very nice guy and helpful. You can buy breakfast at the hostel for 5000-8000 COP, also can buy beer and wine. It's not a place for everyone, a bit hippi place so go check before booking.


The hostel is amazing, it is just out of the town in the mountains which makes for a beautiful walk every time you need to go to town. The owner is very friendly and will help you out with all the information you need to make the most of Salento. Highly Recommended!


Just a great place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing environment. Yeah, its 2 kms away from the town of Salento, but for me that is not a bad characteristic if you can take advantage of it. Its like staying in a country side house, it has some nice hamacas in the top of a hill with an amazing view. Staff was really friendly!


I was only at the hostel to sleep, so I can't tell that much about the atmosphere. It's a bit far from the village, but therefore it's really laid back and familiar. There are hot showers and clean bathrooms


The owner was very nice, and the breakfasts were amazing. There was a problem with my bed in the dorm, so I slept in a hammock for my three nights, which turned out to be pretty comfortable. They were very accommodating and apologetic for all issues, but I think they should probably fumigate the dorm. A note for travelers who are coming here: the hostel is quite a walk from the town, and there are no restaurants out there, so bring some food or make plans to eat in town.


When you stay here you feel like you're part of the family. Absolutely fantastic, can't wait to stay again


great spot to stay! it was so wonderful to wake up and see the beautiful mountains right there. yes, it's a bit of a walk into town (half hour) but so worth it for the views here. very peaceful. it attracts cool, laid back people and the staff is super friendly.


Lots of good things: beds are really comfortable, hot water, nice ambience and beautiful walk up. It IS a pretty far walk, especially with a big backpack, so keep that in mind, and there's no wifi. On the plus side it feels like an escape from modernity and you can slow down, but if you need to plan your trip or do other things with Internet you need to go to town.


Amazing eco hostel with just great staff!


Wicked hostel! Really cool vibe and super nice staff. Great breakfast in the morning.


A great time to be had in Yambolombia. Staff was great, the view was amazing. Outside of town for a good, quiet time. Stayed in room with ensuite. Was super and cheap. Don't forget to bring food if you arrive in the evening, as the village is a little trot away and they don't sell much food on site. A great time all-around, highly recommended.

  • 25th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The most natural setting you can imagine to be in, very lovely place and people!


We think the yambolombia is a special place with a special vibe and great people. And dogs ;)

  • 12th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We had a wonderful time at your hill retreat, particularly grateful to have the chance to celebrate Marta's Birthday with you all and to meet Azalea who is truly a beautiful soul, next time we are in the area we will be sure to return... and we promise to speak Spanish with you all too... Thank you and be well... Rob and Luisa


Absolutely loved this place. Have been traveling in South America for 2,5 months now and this has been my favorite stop! I loved that there was no WiFi, but some people might not, so keep that in mind when considering booking here;)


Great staff who spoke perfect English with good knowledge of the area! good location, and atmosphere. Hostel offers plenty of activities both at night and during the day! Great place to meet people so would recommend for those travelling alone!


Showers without doors, water constantly running out, staircases under 1 meter tall due to construction mistakes and loads of other stuff to bump your head on. Not a lot of atmosphere too, it's mostly a brick building. No wifi, which is incredibly annoying since you are about a 30 minute walk out of town. We both woke up itchy, and my GF is still covered in bites. Don't know what to think of that. Some of the staff was quite friendly though, but I would not recommend the place.


Wow such a nice place to stay!it is a bit away from the city center but it is possible to walk. Beautiful gatden and wonderful nature. Loved to be there.

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