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 ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

El Alternativo is a new and inventive place to stay in Medellin and enjoy an original, friendly and Eco responsible atmosphere. On the roof, guests have use of a wonderful terrace and a kitchen. Opening on the street, the café hosts exhibitions and cultural activities. It serves natural juices, local coffee and organic tea, but also wine, beer and flavored rum. It’s a nice way to learn more about the city and meet local people.

El Alternativo is located in the safe, peaceful and bohemian neighborhood of Manila, in the district of Poblado.The hostel is very close to the metro station, buses and taxis make it easy to go anywhere in Medellin. And to go anywhere in Colombia, a taxi can take you in a few minutes and for less than 2 euros or dollars to the domestic flights airport or one of the two big bus terminals of the city. Manila lies away from the frenzy of Parque Lleras, but it's only a short and safe walk to go and get into it. They have a supermarket, an ATM, a metro station and bus lines at less than 5 minutes’ walk and can reach in less than 10 the famous Parque Lleras and the 'Zona Rosa', heart of the nightlife in Medellin.

Each private room and dormitory has a colorful and personalized decoration with handmade furniture. Dorms accommodate 4 or 6 guests and are well equipped with wide beds, lockers and numerous power sockets we also rent towels and propose laundry facilities. The private room contains double beds and their guests have towels at their disposal.

El Alternativo's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 14:30 to 23:00
Check out before 12:00

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

Breakfast included.

No curfew.
Child friendly.
Reception available 24 hours
No Pets allowed View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2019
    Nice hostel located in Poblado in a very chill and cute neighborhood, quiet bit close to all services and transport. We especially liked the complete breakfast served on the rooftop, the staff and the feeling to be at home. Mixed of street art, pictures and good music, it's an hostel with personality and charm, definitely not standard, but a real place for travel lovers.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 Mar 2019
    Super friendly staff, great location in Barrio Manila, and quiet and chill atmosphere. I would stay here again.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2019
    We had a good time on the rooftop terrace which is really nice and has a beautiful view. The breakfast was delicious and the stuff was very friendly and helpful with every one of our million questions:)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    19 Feb 2019
    Really nice hostel. Would stay there again. Location is great, next to the metro a lot of restaurants and bars and clubs. But still really chilled and calm place with a really nice rooftop even though it's right next to the partying area. The rooms we stayed in were a bit sticky. The only bad thing that happens was that we left our drinks and cigarettes on the table for 5 min. alone and the cigarettes were gone. We think the cleaning lady took them but could have been other travellers as well.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Feb 2019
    Hostel is nice, but the room didn't have a window, we had to sleep with open door because of fresh air
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Feb 2019
    Best hostel breakfast we had in Colombia - fresh and made to order. The location in Manila is awesome, close to the metro and walking distance to Poblado. Bathrooms clean, dorms pretty stuffy and hot.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Feb 2019
    Only stayed one night before a flight so didn’t spend much time there but dude on the front desk was really nice and chilled. Not as close to affordable food places as further into El Pablado. Rooftop and kitchen looked good. Not enough bathrooms on ground floor but good hostel if you don’t want a party place / want to sleep in Medellin!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Feb 2019
    Upon arriving, the staff was very friendly and nice. There were recommendations for a lot of things to do with postcards, a week’s worth of activities particularly for Medellin/local Poblado activities. Overall people were chill, kitchen was a little dirty.. Staff was helpful in cutting a lock when we accidentally locked it in the locker. Though the initial friendly staff got a little too comfortable complimenting us in a way that made us a little uncomfortable.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Feb 2019
    Great hostel if you're French. Pretty boring if you're not.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    20 Feb 2019
    Private room of what they claimed had a twin bed was a bulk bed without window and with smell of humidity!!! There is a nice terrace but value for money of the private room is not raccomanded!!
    Italy, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wii