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 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Mar 2020
    The hostess was super helpful and friendly. The atmosphere very relaxed. I would highly recommend this place.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Such a wonderful place to stay!! Kind and welcoming staff, the owner is so lovely and a great cook, her daughter is incredibly cute, breakfast is great, atmosphere very welcoming and easy to meet people. Fun rooftop and super location. Cant say enough good things :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Feb 2020
    El Alternativo is a great hostel, I really enjoyed my stay there. The staff is super nice, fun and helpful. Great facilities, the dorms are really comfy and common areas are great, especially the roof. The location is great and close to the metro, so it is very easy to move in the city. The atmosphere is friendly and cool. And...breakfast really tasty :) If I go back to Medellín, would stay here again for sure!
    Chile, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Jan 2020
    Chill hostel with nice people. Guests through an impromptu barbecue the one night I stayed and it was wonderful. The roof is a great place to hangout at night and meet people. Rooms are spacious and the breakfast is made for you in the morning. Helpful, friendly staff and only a short walk from the metro, supermarket, and clubs.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Jan 2020
    L endroit où s amuser et de reposer quand je suis de passage à meddelin. Ni trop proche ni trop loin de plus ou moins tout.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    The staff are really helpful and kind, my bed was really comfortable, it's quiet at night and the breakfasts are great.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Feb 2020
    Pleasant place to stay, not a loud party hostel. Clean facilities. Hot showers take a few minutes to warm up. Rooftop terrace was a nice place to hang out. Neighbourhood was safe, even at night. I felt comfortable walking to and from the restaurant and entertainment district around Parque Lleras. Location is awesome: close to the metro station and a huge Exito supermarket. I liked that I could leave my luggage for free after checkout while waiting for a night bus.
    Singapore, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    20 Feb 2020
    Great location- walking distance to metro and to the nightlife in Poblado Quiet, chill atmosphere away from the late night partying culture in the rest of el Poblado Shared bathrooms were often smelly. Toilet did not always flush.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.1


    29 Feb 2020
    The staff we’re really unfriendly and the atmosphere was really frosty. I asked one of the friends of the hostel owner to stop using racist words and then as a consequence, none of that group spoke to me or looked at me. The bedroom had no ventilation and smelt badly. The bathrooms were cleaned regularly but for some reason still smelled a lot of the time. My plug socket didn’t work and when I asked to charge something at reception, they agreed but said they needed to charge their own things.
    England, 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
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi