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 9.5

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    21 Sep 2019
    David and the other staff were all really friendly and helpful. Gracias!
    Wales, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    04 Aug 2019
    Good hostel. Great staff. Good location for public transport, supermarket 5 minutes away, lots of restaurants around. Rooftop terrace, kitchen, hot water showers and clean.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Sep 2019
    Great location and very friendly staff! Only downside was that the locker in our (private) room was see through and made out of glass. All in all very good value for money :)
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Jul 2019
    My girlfriend and I stayed for 2 nights at this hostel. It is in El Poblado neighbourhood which is the best place to stay for tourists. The hostel has many good restaurants around and is located at only 6 min walk from the metro station. The staff was really helpful in giving us recommendations on activities to do around the city such as the free walking tour, Guatape, etc.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    01 Aug 2019
    Roof terrace is amazing. Breakfast is good too!!
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 Jul 2019
    My mattress was pretty worn out but the other mattresses were in a good condition. The rooftop is very nice! The staff helpful and funny.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    29 Aug 2019
    I liked the hostel and there is a great balcony. Breakfast nice and located close to metro. Room could get hot at night though and it wouldn't have been hard to walk in from the street straight into my downstairs room if the receptionist was busy. Really big lock boxes though which made up for that.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    15 Aug 2019
    Good location in the middle of Poblado and very chilled hostel. Nice to have an ensuite and was good value but the lack of wristbands or security on the door meant anyone could walk in which made us feel slightly uneasy. Lack of a bar is an issue but despite that the rooftop area is very chilled and a good place to meet other travellers if you grab a drink from by reception. Would stay again and could be great with slight improvements!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Sep 2019
    The hostel is in a good location in Poblado with nearby bars and restaurants. Good kitchen facilities if you don’t want to eat out. Slightly annoying that the cleaners don’t come in, if you have a private room, as you’re left with the toilet waste in the bin during your whole stay. The rooms are quite basic but suit any traveller’s needs size wise.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    31 Aug 2019
    In general the hostel is fine but few things bothers me: no windows in the rooms so they were always smelly and chocked. Only on my third shower I found out you can warm the water and have a normal shower. The atmosphere in general wasn’t so socially. The staff though was really nice, few restaurants just outside, but 15 minutes walk to Llarrs park if you looking for more bars, restaurants and. It is not a bad hostel it is just a medium one, I don’t understand how it got such a good reputation.
    Israel, Female, 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
  • Wi-Fi