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Buga Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.7
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Buga Hostel and Holy Water Ale Cafe and Microbrewery is one of South America's ONLY pub-hostel combinations! Located in the heart of one of Colombia´s oldest towns, Buga is an interesting stop for all types of travelers, especially those looking for an experience off the beaten path. We serve fresh baked sourdough bread (some travelers have said the best in Colombia!), European-style pizza, and produce craft brews in our micro-brewery. A cold beer and delicious pizza are never far away.

Founded in 1555 by a Spanish conquistador, Buga lies in the center of the Valle de Cauca, a vast valley that reaches from the northern end of Cauca to the coffee region. Buga is conveniently located just one hour north of Cali and two hours south of Salento. The most popular attractions in town are the famous Basilica, the colonial Spanish architecture, the El Faro monument at the edge of town, and a collection of local swimming pools. Buga is also surrounded by beautiful natural parks and reserves. With our tour guide you can explore several different outdoor destinations, which include cliff diving, waterfalls, and lunch in a beautiful Spanish hacienda with a local Bugueño family. Beyond that, our staff can help you organize day trips to the San Cipriano eco-reserve or Lago Calima (well-known for its kite-surfing!).

In addition we offer the following services: Brewery tour, roof top terrace, free coffee, Wi-Fi, laundry service (8.000 COP = 2.70 USD) per load, guest kitchen, bike rental 10.000/day, outdoor tours, breakfast $7000 from 9-11 a.m. (upon request), and luggage storage. We have two private bedrooms in addition to the main dormitory and a locker is provided with every bed. The hostel offers a self-catering kitchen for guest use and an open air dining area on the roof-top terrace with views of the Basilica. The hostel always has free (and excellent) WiFi and coffee.

Please note:
Visa and Master card accepted!
Taxes are included in the rates shown
Check in from 1.00pm to 12.00am
Check out: 12.00pm
Breakfast is not included View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 6.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Aug 2019
    The big surprise of our trip ! The staff is amazing, the beds are comfortable and the beer is delicious ! I would absolutely go back
    Canada, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Apr 2019
    We loved it so much, we stayed another night in the dorm room instead of the private ensuite. The atmosphere is great, the food even better and the homebrew beer is the best! Super friendly staff and very clean, along with a german-inspired decor with lots of art in the centre of a great town makes this our favourite hostel in a 3 month long journey through colombia.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Mar 2019
    A very clean and friendly small hostel in the center of Buga. The breakfast was good and we really liked the rooftop terrace but our room immediately opened into the bar/restaurant space which was weird at times.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 May 2018
    Great hostel and great brewery would for sure stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Jul 2017
    This hostel was fantastic. Super good food and literally the best beer in the entire world. It is the only good beer in Colombia which definitely makes it worth a visit. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful with practical travel info. I stayed in the private room which was quaint, colorful, and comfortable. My only complaint is that the street noise was quite loud & could be heard from the room.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Aug 2017
    Right in the centre of Buga, friendly staff, free coffee, use of kitchen and bar and restaurant. Wonderful beer and great good. One of the best pastas ivhave had. Be warned, huge portions. Fun place to stay but very noisy until about 11on both from street and bar.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    16 May 2017
    Good beer, good food, and a good location.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Jun 2018
    A nice dorm and friendly staff no one staying but two volunteers so little travels to mingle with but busy bar restaurant with locals and great beer mang my favorite and great food pizzas !
    England, Female, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    03 Oct 2017
    The place is great if you're looking for good draft beer and pizza, but SUPER noisy if you're trying to sleep there. We stayed in a private room near the entrance and could clearly hear the bar scene going until midnight during the week. The staff is also focused on working the bar/restaurant and not attending to the hostel. I highly recommend going here for dinner, then seeking quiet respite somewhere else.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    28 Aug 2019
    Staff was nice enough to let me check in late since my bus was delayed. Staff kept insisting on speaking to me in English (she wasn't great) eventhhough I kept responding in Spanish since that's my native tounge and hers too. She seemed confused for some reason.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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