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Yambolombia Hostel Reviews

Km 2, Palestina, Salento, Colombia

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108 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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This is one of the smaller, more familiar hostels, good for single travelers. Their single dorm is in the attic and has a bit of a slumber party feeling to it, as, except for one upper bunk, it’s all low beds. It’s in a quiet location out in the hills with a nice view. A bit hippie, with one of the really caring owners giving yoga lessons. Breakfast isn’t included but they’ll prepare one freshly for you, if you want it (which you should, as it’s good).


No Internet, no food to buy except for breakfast, walk to town is definitely more than 20 minutes, pretty expensive for not including more than a bed far away from everything. Maybe good for people who want to get out... I left after a short night.


This is a hippie/alternative hostel located in a beautiful landscape. Located quite far out of town (30 min walk) so would suite people that got a bit of time to spend in Salento.


A beautiful hostel, and it was nice to stay slightly more out in the countryside rather than in the busy town. However, walking the 30 mins into and back out from Salento did get a little bit tiring by the end of our stay, as we probably did the trip 10 times in total. If you want to be right in the heart of things with easy access, this isn't your hostel. However, if you want a hostel with a chilled out vibe, friendly owner in a beautiful coiuntryside setting, go for it!! Need more plug sockets


We (3 girls) stayed in the hostel for 3 nights. And we loved it! If you are searching for a quiet and relax place to stay you should definetly go to this hostel. The owner is really nice and makes breakfast for everyone in the morning. And it is delicious. I would recommend everyone to stay there!


Yambolombia is a cool chilled place to stay in a quiet peaceful place in beautiful surroundings,Gabriel very helpful and accommodating,a bit of a walk from Salento,if peace and quiet's what you are after this is the place for you,make sure you buy food for dinner as,previously mentioned it's a bit of a walk,breakfast is available at a reasonable cost


Lovely and peaceful place to stay. A horse that runs around the house, two lovely dogs and awesome host who gives good tour information and organises riding tours. It is a good walk (or jeep ride) from the city center and beds are not the most comfy ones. Alltogether good value for money and clean bathrooms. Definately recommended


The hostel lies in the mountains, about a 15/20 minute walk from Salento. We loved staying here, it was very quiet and the views were beautiful! The staff is very kind and the breakfast is so good that you don't need food until dinner.


I loved staying at Yambolombia because it's in the middle of nature, surrounded by green hills, no noise, no traffic, close to the coffee fincas... A 25 min pleasant walk to Salento. Great location if you wanna go for a run (or a hike). If you arrive in the dark, take a taxi (jeep) for 8000 pesos. The owner is a super relaxed and friendly local who knows a lot about the area and other places you might wanna visit in Colombia. The dorm is spacious and the matrasses are firm.


Lovely Quiet and Inspiring After Medellin we decided to stay a little bit outside of Salento. This was a very Good choice. Day 1 brought us a rough and beautiful mountainbike Tour. For me the days started with the best yoga class I've had in a while. Martha starts the dat with living power for body and soul. The surrounding and atmosphere made me want to stay an extra day. Thanks for the wonderful breakfast and hospitality.


A peaceful hostel run by friendly people. Nestled in quiet, natural surroundings with beautiful views. Breakfast was delicious. Cute dogs and a horse named Campanita are wandering around looking for belly rubs.


Quiet location away from town, ideal for a relax. No wifi but it is an Eco lodge!


Great hostel with very warm welcoming hosts. Nice place to get away from the city for a while but bear in mind that there is nothing around there - not even a place to buy a bottle of water. Take food and drinks with you as they don't sell anything at the hostel except breakfast. No social scene at all


to go there you need more then 20 minutes, as they says.


Such a beautiful hostel with amazingly welcoming owners: it's a 20 minute walk from the town center but it's perfect to escape the tourists and the view at sunset is incredible!


The owner are very lovely People We enjoyed our time!


I wanted to stay in this hostel as it states it is "famous for it's vegetarian food". However this is false as there is no menu at all. To get to the hostel costs 8000 pesos one way on a jeep which is expensive as you have to go to and from town to be able to eat as there is no food in the hostel. Breakfast for 8000 when I was there was only arepas and fruit. This is a little too much considering you can go to a restaurant called "brunch" and get a delicious meal for the same price

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hi Jason! Sorry if you doesn't stay well in our hostel, we try that you feel as you stay in your home, to shared food and conversations, but now we understand that is not this. Is really that we don't have dinner service in this moment, and it is error in the web. But is not true about the breakfast: arepa, fruit, and eggs, and natural juice, and cereal, and milk, and coffe, chocolate and tea. Thank for your comment Yambolombia team


Totally worth it! Very chilled hippie vibe, good to get to know other guests and the staff (Gabriel and Marta, they are really lovely) the beds (both in dorm and private room) are realy comfortable, clean bathroom, amazing breakfast! just make sure the water heater is on before you go shower, it gets reeeally cold there at night ;)

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