Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 9.0

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    The hostel is run by passionate people who made us feel extremely welcome & contributed to us having a fantastic time. The atmosphere is relaxing during the day with numerous chill out areas. Surrounded by nature, trees, birds and of course the water. Beaches, hammocks or chill by the bar or in the game room. Evenings are all about the bon fire and great cocktails. Piña coladas yum! Be prepared to be dazzled by the in house chef that serves a gastronomic experience rather than the standard meal!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2020
    Amazing place with amazing staff. We booked for one night but decided to extend the second we got there. It’s a bit far off the beaten path but totally worth it!! Use the local buss (an old red jeep) that will bring you to the street leading to the hostel and from there it’s a 10 min walk through an amazing countryside scenery!!! Free breakfast, really good diner and adorable dogs. What else do you need? ;) also, dorms were really great!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    WE LOVED IT! best place ever, the people are so caring and friendly, make you feel like part of there family. We extended our stay twice and ended up staying for a week (longest staying guests), you can’t really see it in the photos on website but there is a little beach and a dock and the surrounding garden area is so pretty. It’s a bit far from guatape but easy to get a bus there and it’s much nicer then being in the touristy town. We miss it! Love savanna Charlotte and Lola x
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    One of my best ever hostel experiences. Beautiful surroundings, amazing service, so so relaxing and great vibe. A little out of the way but that’s kind of the point of the place.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2020
    Incredible staff and food. Super welcoming and warm. You can put your handprints on their wall with colorful paints to leave a mark. No wifi for guests but they have one laptop which can be used by guests. Amazing spot to disconnect and reflect.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Jan 2020
    Absolute middle of nowhere, which was refreshing and quite an adventure to find/return to city. Alexis with reception is a gem! Provided food was adequate. Middle of nowhere so no reason to question security. Peaceful AF. Hostel dogs were friendly as well. I stayed on a Thursday and was literally the only guest at the hostel which made a very welcoming and down to earth atmosphere. Recommend taking a rickshaw to hostel. A bumpy ride to remember for life.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Nov 2019
    It was hard to locate the hostel and it was hard to get the right transportation to the hostel. However it was very tranquil and very homey, the staff were super friendly and welcoming and it was a perfect nature getaway during my vacation in Colombia.
    Singapore, 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
  • 8.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Lovely and relaxed hostel with the kindest hosts. Hostel isn't terribly easy to get to (prepare to either walk 4km from the main road or catch one of the infrequent Willy Jeeps / hitchike going in the direction of the hostel). Some great food cooked there and activities such as SUPing available
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jan 2020
    Hostel took our booking and was closed. Had to hike 3 km into the hostel to find this out
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • 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