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Additional Terms and Conditions

Check in from 14:00 to 18:00 .
Check out before 11:00

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - Occupancy tax 19 % per person per stay.
Breakfast included.

Reception Time 09:00 to 18:00. (In case of late arrival please make sure to inform us via email or phone call).
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: 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.


Happy Buddha Hostel Guatape

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Happy Buddha Hostel Guatape is the perfect place for people looking to make new friends and explore . With nightly events and daily activities, you will not want to leave. Paintball at Finca Manuela, Tejo, horseback riding, moto tours, and wakeboarding off of our private beach are just a few of the many activities we offer.
We are located about 10-15minutes from Guatape in an extremely beautiful lakeside remote location with panoramic views!

We offer a full bar and restaurant right next to our pool that over looks El Penon, the rock with the best view in the world. You can expect great service and clean amenities with comfy dorms and cozy privates, all of them have amazing views out their windows. There are dorms with bathrooms and each equipped with personal lockers. We also have 5 public bathrooms with hot showers. Our privates all have refrigerators and safes.

How to get here: On the main road from Medellin to Guatape, 5 min drive after the town of El Penol there is a restaurant called 'Las Delicias de Pipe” on the left side of the road. Make sure the bus driver knows you want to be dropped off there. Once there you can arrange a pickup with the restaurant, it usually takes 10 mins for the jeep pickup. If you have data, it is always easier to coordinate with us directly. We also offer shuttles from our sister hostel Happy Buddha in Medellin that depart every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9am. you can reserve a spot at their front desk.

Happy Buddha Hostel Guatape Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 18:00 .
Check out before 11:00

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Breakfast is included for guests who book private rooms. lunch, and dinner are for purchase.

24 hr reception (In case of late arrival please make sure to inform us via email or phone call).
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    had such an amazing time here! the views of the lake are friend and I took the paddle boards out all day it was super fun:) the pizza we got for dinner was probably the best I’ve had in Colombia...thought getting here was gonna be hard but it was actually pretty easy and they’ll drive you to town whenever you want Nice to be out of town and in the hills and the staff were all super friendly and welcoming! if your coming to Guatape totally stay here for a few days🦋🌻🙂
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    This hostel is a special place in the hills of Guatapé. Wake up every morning to stunning views and beautiful sunsets every night. Getting to town is easy if you want but also the hostel is the perfect place to just hang out and chill for a day if you want. The staff is wonderful. Definitely will be back
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 May 2019
    This hostel has been my favorite in all of my time traveling. It is in an extremely beautiful location, nice people, comfortable beds, and very friendly dogs. I would 100% recommend staying here if you want to get away from the craziness of the city and connect deeply with nature. It’s a good place to meditate, do yoga, paddle board, or just do nothing and relax. They also have great food and beer!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    A paradise atop a gorgeous hill overlooking the lake. It’s quiet and peaceful most of the week and the weekends get pretty busy. The hostel is beautiful inside with lots of private rooms and the bunks are comfy and quiet. Enjoy a night with netflix in the upstairs living room or relax by the pool with an incredible view. It’s basically a destination, so either bring food to cook in the very well equipped kitchen or buy something from their restaurant. Day trips into Guatapé are fairly simple
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    28 Apr 2019
    BEST HOSTEL I STAYED AT IN COLUMBIA. Beautiful location, the perfect spot to chill. Pool is amazing, views are incredible, there are paddleboards you can take down to the lake for free. The food is really good with big portions. This place was really fun as a solo traveler- easy to meet people. The beds are big and comfortable. Only cons- the staff had little to no idea what was going on and the free breakfast was just one plain pancake.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 May 2019
    One of the best hostels in my 4 months travelling South America. It is so peaceful in the mountains with delicious food and an amazing pool. Cosy TV space and very spacious dorms. Lovely staff and volunteers too. I loved the fact there were 3 dogs and a cat there too. Felt like home. Thank you for having us ! I wish we had longer there.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 May 2019
    Amazing hostel!! Great vibes, lovely pool, amazing location, really lovely staff. Wish we could have stayed longer. Only bad thing is that the kitchen is very poorly equipped, so I wouldn’t recommend cooking your own meals. However the food you can buy from the hostel is really awesome and not too expensive. We got a pepperoni pizza and it was lit!!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 May 2019
    A super cool hostel- really nice and new and clean, great atmosphere. However- the free breakfast advertised does not exist. The hostel is also inconvenient to get to Guatape itself- its far off the main road and then some way to Guatape itself, expect to pay 8,000 each way. However I did have an amazing time there and the food isn’t amazing
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    13 Apr 2019
    Needs some love put back into it . We rented the one of the private rooms . No toilet seat on toilet . Pillows were rocks . No screens on windows so we couldn't leave open. First night music was turned up till 3 am very tough to get some sleep.seond night lost power for 24 hours no backup generator. Bar seemed to run out of everything every day . Definitely not the impression of what i thought i was getting .
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    07 May 2019
    I don’t really know where to start. Positives : the food and the owner we amazing. Garry is very sweet and you can see he has good intentions for the hostel. Negatives : cleanliness in the dorms showers is terrible. The pool was dirty and the kitchen just terrible. The beds are comfy but most of the facilities are out dated. The staff and volunteers got high on mushrooms one night, very unprofessional. And the prices are too high. I felt stuck there the entire time with no ATM, no market close.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub