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Yambolombia Hostel Reviews

Km 2, Palestina, Salento, Colombia

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128 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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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.


Beautiful and creative space in an idyllic setting. Most important was the welcoming and open heartedness of Gabriel and staff. We loved having a private room and spacious bathroom- artistically decorated- and enjoyed the magical communal space and delicious, plentiful breakfasts. Thanks for the suggestion of the waterfall hike! We're still wearing our bracelets and remember you all fondly. Joyce & Ira

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


A small peace of heaven on earth... Situated at about 20 minutes walk from the town, the hostel is surrounded by amazing nature, with views on amazing landscapes. Hammocks, open fire place outside, comfortable living space and warm staff members made my stay magical!

  • 30th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a lovely hostel with great views over the hillside, it is a very quiet hostel perfect if you want to relax but if you want to party this is not the hostel for you. It is quite far from the main town around 10 minutes in a jeep which costs COP 8000, it is also worth noting that the last jeep from town is at 9pm, which is not great, also hostel does not have wifi not sure if this is a good or bad thing.


A great hostel with a peaceful atmousphere aswell as social to meet other travellers. Very relaxed and super friendly staff. It was a great environment to read even though I was a little disappointed they had no English books in there big book exchange. No internet is great, I feel like it makes the place special and beds are comfortable.


We stayed at 3 hostels in Salento (la Serrana and tralala) and Yambolombia was by far our favourite - has so much character and the owners are lovely - you share their home with them. They have two lovely dogs (don't be scared when they bark at you! They're super friendly) - they also have a pet horse roaming around who enjoys being talked to (lol). Up the slope behind the hostel are 4 hammocks with amazing views that arnt as stunning as la Serrana's but feel more peaceful and special.


Yambolombia is the best spot to stay! 20 minutes out of town and therefor really peaceful with great views and a amazing sky full of stars. Best place in colombia! Loved salento especially because of our stay here. Thanks again!

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Great hostel about 30 min walk from the main town. We wanted some peace and quiet so this was perfect for us. Gabriel (the owner) was fantastic and makes a great breakfast (additional cost but worth it). He shower was cold but I think that it is normally warm. Two great dogs in the hostel and a horse!! Lovely views from the top of the back garden. We really enjoyed our stay here and wanted to stay longer but unfortunately had already booked a flight.


Lovely staff, a little bit far out of town and not as social as I had hoped but great if not travelling alone and want to enjoy the surroundings of salento by bike!


There is no wifi, no power in the rooms. The rooms were very un inviting with only a bed in the giant empty room. The hill could use a couple of chairs. The one lady host was unfriendly, we saw her after our stay and she pretended we didn't exist.


We realised after we paid that they never took account of the t that we had paid a deposit on hostelworld already, it was not sibtracted from what we owed. We feel this was just an honest mistake but the hostel should be more aware of how people have booked


This place was wonderful. I planned to stay for two nights and ended up staying for four. It's such a breath of fresh air from the city, and not too far from Salento. I didn't mind doing the 20-30 min walk once a day for activities or buying food to cook. The hostel was clean and quiet. No wifi, which for me was nice. If you need wifi, there are plenty of cafes or restaurants in town you can go to. I really enjoyed my time at Yambolombia and hope to return in the future.


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.

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