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 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    Great breakfast, very helpful staff
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Jun 2019
    Really really enjoyed our stay at this hostel! The third floor terrace such an awesome hangout area. Easy to meet other travellers up here. The kitchen was well stocked, large and 3... yes 3 fridges! Bathrooms nice and clean and lockers for valuables. Only con was that the bunk beds in the dorms were rather wobbly. When my bunk buddy or I rolled over or climbed down the ladder, tremors of a minor earthquake was felt by the other.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 May 2019
    Excellent location close to supermarket and metro. Staff super friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast included and kitchen available for use during the day.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Apr 2019
    I moved to El Alternativo from another hostel & I wished I changed sooner - it is such a quirky/beautiful hostel with greenery, patio and heaps of places to chill! Staff were so lovely & friendly, breakfast was the best yet! Bed super comfy, close to metro, hot showers & the kitchen looked well equipped (I even saw a blender). Had a room away from the street which was wonderfully quiet! Only downside - wifi was a bit touch and go in that room, but good throughout rest of hostel. Thanks team!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 May 2019
    Really nice hostel in a great location in Poblado, very close to the metro. The roof terrace is a great place to hang out and felt very sociable. The free breakfast was really good and the staff were very friendly. The kitchen was clean and we were happy to cook in there
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 May 2019
    Fantastic staff, relaxing terrace but not the best (nor worst) atmosphere for meeting people.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 May 2019
    Great hostel and very affordable in El Poblado. Staff are really friendly and nice free breakfast in the morning
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 May 2019
    Really chill place, great for meeting people as a solo traveller. In a chilled area so nice and quiet at night, but close enough to plenty of bars and clubs. Rooftop terrace is awesome. Only downfall is the wifi isn't the best, especially in dorms
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 May 2019
    Good atmosphere and super friendly/helpful staff. Great location, short taxi from San Diego (where the airport bus drops you) was only 7K pesos. Lots of cafes, bars and hostels closeby. Beds were semi comfortable, bathrooms were as clean as they can be with so many travelers using them. Only downside for us was the fact that a toilet got clogged and stayed clogged for the two days we were there, gross! And, the street outside is crazy noisy until midnight and early in the AM. Bring earplugs!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    04 May 2019
    The rooftop area is the highlight of this hostel, great place to sit and meet other travellers. The kitchen has all the basics you need, but the oven doesn't work and the hobs are on their way out so can make cooking quite challenging! Would benefit from either more or new ones. Bedrooms and bathrooms are basic, but have everything you need, including hot water. The staff are very friendly and willing to help you out with anything. Nice place to stay.
    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
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wii