Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bacoa Hostel sits on the edge of a lake in the Antióquian mountains of Colombia. This beautiful traditional country house is the perfect place for an adventure off the beaten track. We have plenty of dorms and private cabins with spectacular views of the lake and the famous rock of Peñol.

The hostel is surrounded by woodlands and stunning landscapes just waiting to be explored, and anything from kayaking, SUP or fishing to horse riding can be arranged. Check out the local town of Guatape with its colorful houses and lakefront promenade, and for those who aren’t scared of heights, the climb up the rock is a must! Just a 20 minute walk from the hostel you can find the famous farm La Manuela, which was one of Pablo Escobar's holiday retreats.

We have 4 wooden cabins, all with stunning lake views and surrounded by forest. In the morning, pull back the curtains to let in the sunlight and the breathtaking view of the lake directly from your bed. The cabins have a glass front wall for a scenic view. With private toilet and sink.

Each cabin has a special touch of comfort, tranquillity and decoration. All with a unique view of the dam and the mountains of Antioquia. We also have 1 dorm room with 6 beds and one dorm room with 12 beds, each bed has its own locker with enough space for a large backpack!

Bacoa Hostel policies and conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

Breakfast included.
We have a restaurant so we don't have a common kitchen.

Reception opened from 7:30 to 22:00.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
Maximum stay 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Great place, off the beaten path. Super nice for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding nature. Easy to pick up public transportation from main road. There is a bit of a walk down the driveway which is completely safe. If you don’t want to do the walk hostel will arrange for a Jeep to bring your to and from place.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2019
    Great Hostel, Beautiful set up and in the middle of the Lake of Guatape. It looks far away but it is easy to get there., just take the bus from Medellin to Guatape and get off in Las Delicias de Pipe just call the hostel and they go and pick you up with the motorbike or the Jeep. You can enjoy the bonfire every night with good wine or the Bacoa Cocktail. The food is delicious. They have 2 menus normal and veggie good price for really good food. Definitely will come back!!
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2018
    I had the most amazing time here. Started out with a epic muddy jeep ride, followed by clear blue sunny afternoon and a sick bonfire to end the night! Ohw and super cool dogs BTW.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2018
    Legendary Spot!! Epic bar on the deck overlooking Guatape Lake. Comfy and spacious dorms, and a pier to sunbathe or jump into the lake!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    The hostel and location are beautiful. Great getaway from the city and the family of staff running things is so friendly and welcoming! Go here! There was only one other couple when I stayed. I rented a moto to get there from the city which worked out great and did a loop trip to San Rafael which was stunning.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Aug 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed at. Great food and the people that work there are super welcoming. Its a huge property with trails, a super chill place. If there were other travelers it would’ve been even better. It’s a retreat style hostel away from all the noise so getting there can be tricky. Make sure to plan how you’ll get there ahead of time. The only con was that the transportation getting there should be made a little easier in some way.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Nov 2018
    Staff were amazing. The location and the building are beautiful. I'd recommend staying here to anyone!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Jun 2019
    awesome hostel really out of the way. once the roadworks are done here it will be way easier to get to. beautiful location and nice staff working there. you can't walk to the escobar house thats nearby though, its closed for 3 months
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Jul 2019
    The hostel and surroundings are stunning - a real haven to relax in. All the staff were super friendly and are obviously really passionate about their business. Beautiful dogs too! We only stayed one night and it was pretty quiet but I can imagine it would have a brilliant atmosphere with more people. Location is quite far out from Guatapé so travel to and from the accommodation was trickier than we expected.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    13 May 2019
    What a Nice secluded place. Too bad the Road there was closed of so it wasn’t possible to get transport and had to go with Big backpacks. Not many options for snacks. And it took forever to get dinner, but the area and the staff are so friendly and amazing. + the two hostel dogs are so sweet, Luki and Max. Hard to say goodbye!
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation