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

We are a new hostel perfect for people looking to relax, make new friends, and explore . With nightly events and daily activities, you will not want to leave. Paitball, boat tours, 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 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 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 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2019
    Beautiful scenery and landscape. Friendly staff, great menu options and lots of different elements such as the pool, viewing net and rooftop. Would recommend to anyone visiting Guatape.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2019
    I am very happy I stayed at the Happy Buddha! It is located very nicely and it's a very beautiful Hostel! Amazing staff, good food, fair prices and whatever question or tip you want to have - the staff will help you out!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2019
    Had some issues with my flight. They were very flexible, accommodative, and understanding. Absolutely would book with them again
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Sep 2019
    This was the perfect hostel to chill out in for a couple of days. It was off season when we were here so not too many people around but still a few to have a chat with. Really amazing pool and communal area with pool table and table tennis. Incredible views of Guatape, second only to l piedra! Easy to get in and out of the town so loads to do. Food portions were generous and WiFi was best we had in Colombia.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Sep 2019
    I stayed in this hostel for 2 nights. Usually they offer 3 for 2 nights, but I had to leave the 3rd day. The hostel is not in Guatapé, it is in middle of nowhere which was amazing. Fantastic views of the nature. The way to the hostel and from there to Guatapé takes some time. The vibe is great, the food alright and the drinks good. In my opinion it's a bit sad that they don't offer any tours or activities. I forgot my credit card there and they brought it to Medellin the same day! Many thanks.
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 Sep 2019
    We had a nice stay at Happy Buddha and the location is great, they have a rooftop terrace with a nice lake view - perfect for morning yoga and you can take a bath in the super peaceful lake afterwards on their private "beach" on the lake. The house feels like a villa where you live all together but I have to say that they could change something with the cleanliness. The shared kitchen is really messy and dirty and as well some places like the terrace or the bathrooms are not well looked after.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    17 Sep 2019
    A very quiet hostel which was a long journey to Guatape town and to the rock. Nice views though! The private room was okay, but no bath-matt, shower kept randomly stopping and nowhere to hang towels up. The pool looked nice but unfortunately due to weather we didn't use it. Overall if you are going to Guatape would recommend staying in the town somewhere else. This is definitely not a lively hostel either. Got woken up around 7am by staff talking very loudly outside the rooms.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.6


    05 Sep 2019
    Cool surroundings, very difficult to get there, you have to pay for their car to come search you on the road. (except for the first time that you arrive) the food is OK, is a party ambiance so not recommended if you want to chill.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    18 Aug 2019
    Really far away from anything and quite dirty. Nice food and people though
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    15 Sep 2019
    Happy Buddha is the hostel equivalent of a catfish. Its like you expect to go on a date with Megan Fox, but she turns out to be on meth and hasn’t showered for a week. Maybe some touch ups and the entry of newly engaged and friendly staff can restore it to its probable original state, but its currently a gem in demise. The giant hammock is full of holes, tables are dirty and it reeks of gas. There’s is either no light at night, or enough to be confused with a second solar flare. Potentially good
    Netherlands, All Male Group, 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