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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Full refund if 48 hours advance notice. If less then 48 hours, sorry no refund.

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.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Happy Buddha Hostel & Lodge

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are a resort style hostel perfect for people looking to relax, disconnect, and explore .Jetkis, boat tours, Horseback riding, motorcycle tours, and wakeboarding off of our private beach are just a few of the many activities we offer.
We are located just a 5 minute boat ride from from la piedra in an extremely beautiful lakeside remote location with panoramic views!

We offer a full bar and restaurant right next to our pool and jacuzzi that overlooks La piedra del penol, the iconic rock with what many say has the best view in the world from the top. You can expect great service and clean amenities with comfy cabanas 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 get dropped off in the town of El Penol. Once there, you can arrange either a moto taxi or a taxi to the hostel which is about 10-15min from el penol. if you are in Guatape you can do the same, but it will take 15-20min. boat shuttles are also available while in guatape. you have data, it is always easier to coordinate with us directly, and we can let you know the best way to get here.

Happy Buddha Hostel Guatape Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 14:00 to 18:00 .
Check out before 12:00

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

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

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 6.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 7.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 5.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2021
    Thanks for organizing the nice wakeboard trip! See sou soon!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2021
    I would recommend this hostel to anyone who is looking for a chill finca/ resort experience. The hostel is not in the town of guatape, but you really have everything you need at the property. Great Food, activities, and amazing pool and beach. Great staff too. Definitely Will be back next time in Colombia.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Dec 2020
    Saw this place was featured in a post by website and decided to give it a try. My experience at this hostel was great. This place is a complete oasis located just 5-10 minutes from the main road. 15min from el peñol. Spent two days by the pool and down by the lake paddle boarding . Perfect place to relax and hang around interesting travelers. I’d recommend to anyone staying in guatape.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    Amazing stay! The lake views are absolutely breathtaking, which makes you feel you are in paradise. The dogs and cats are super cute and fun to play with. The owners made us really feel like home. Highly recommended!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    Amazing hostel. We booked just one night but ended up extending for a week more because we loved it so much. The rooms are clean and tidy and the food at the bar was amazing. The staff were incredible and the owner was extremely nice, and the lake view is breathtaking. Would definitely recommend.
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Mar 2020
    Volunteers are what make this place special. Much easier to deal with than the locals.. Solo traveler during the week and it had a good group of people. Great view and pretty good food menu available for order. Adventurous Jeep ride up/down to El Pipe surrounded by nature was pretty relaxing, as was the beach and water transfer to town if needed. Ping pong table could get a touch up.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Feb 2022
    I used to go to Happy Buddha as a Casa Club, nos is a family hotel, and that ir boring, it has no facilities and in a process of restoration.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    14 Apr 2022
    The food is very below average, borderline bad. Our shower did not work and there was no utilities in the kitchen. Staff were friendly but location was very tricky to get too (5km walk on a hilly dirt road…)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1


    22 Nov 2021
    The beds were comfy, that’s it tbh! However there are many things on the downside. The location is so far from anything, that a cab to Guatape cost more than the entire bus trip from Medellin and back! Then going there is a total nightmare because of the atrocious road condition. Moreover there was a total lack of social atmosphere, because nearly nobody was there. Regardless of that, the staff were playing noisy music from 9am to 2am straight. This place is just awful and not worth the money!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    12 Sep 2020
    Very bad experience. The hostal is located very far of the main road, bad condition of the road to get there. The staff was not friendly, the pool was so dirty. We decided to leave the place 30 minutes after we arrived, even with no re found of what we paid. Mal ubicado, mal servicio, la piscina super sucia!!!
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
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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