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 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jan 2020
    One of the nicest chill hostels I have stayed at. It is located right in the middle of Manila, Poblado, the owners and staff were nice and helpful and the atmosphere was perfect. We had the private room which was quite, clean and nice. Will definitely go back.
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2019
    Great place. Only thing is it wasn't as social as I'd like. Terrace is beautiful and staff were super helpful. Amazing location
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2019
    Lovely place, great location (next to many good restaurants and short walk to the metro), staff were very nice and helpful! Definitely recommend :))
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Sep 2019
    David and the other staff were all really friendly and helpful. Gracias!
    Wales, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    01 Jan 2020
    Location is PERFECT! In Barrio Manila in El Poblado area it’s between the main Parque Lleras area (about 10 min walk partially uphill) and metro (about 10 min walk) or less. We loved being able to easily reach Parque Lleras area but also have easy access to metro to get around the city. Bario Manila has a few restaurants/bars too and is easy access and fairly mellow. The staff was so helpful and friendly! We loved Paola! Kitchen had everything we needed. Super chill vibes!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Oct 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at El Alternativo. Nice, clean beds and free breakfast. Staff were friendly. It wasn't the best for meeting people, but if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing stay, this is the place for you
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 Jan 2020
    Wifi doesn’t reach the whole hostel. Lots of people but not a super social place. Mix of families and couples. Good location, but would pick somewhere else for a solo traveler
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Nov 2019
    Good value for money and does the trick for a night or two. I wouldn't say it had the best vibes, but it's good for the bank account and in a great location.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    24 Nov 2019
    Bed bugs. Checked out immediately. Sorry, not sorry.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 4.6


    11 Oct 2019
    Not recommended at all. Location is great, but thats about it. Staff was unfriendly/ seemed very bored and unhelpful. Matress was very (very!) thin and the room smelled like terpentine.. definitely unpleasant to stay. Furthermore the trash bin in the toilets was overflowing and disgusting.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
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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