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  • 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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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, 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 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 8.8

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2020
    Had a great stay. Owner and staff was incredibly helpful. One of the better hostels I've stayed at. Would strongly recommend to anyone.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Nov 2019
    Very relaxed with a nice bit of fun. Coming from the City I needed and escape and Thats what I got. Planned on staying 1 night and 3 nights later I have to catch my flight back to states. Super easy transportation right to the front gate. They arranged a boat to pick us up right from the water at the bottom took us around the lake to Pablo Escobars mansions where we got to walk around and dropped us off at the rock for best views for a fraction of the cost in town.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2019
    This hostel was extremely clean. The environment and staff are great! The food is reasonably priced and is really good too. I met the owner who was an amazing guy and really cared for his guests, him and his staff were very friendly. No complaints, I will definitely stay here again when I come back to Colombia.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2019
    This is hands down the best hostel we have stayed in during the whole time we’ve been travelling Colombia. The views from this place are truly breathtaking. All the staff was super friendly and helpful with Transport to and from the towns (Guatapé/Penol) and other tours around the area. The pool and jacuzzi was LUSH and to top it all they had the cutest dogs ever. Did not want to leave this magical place on the mountains.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2019
    This hostel is one of the best in Colombia, it exceeded all expectations. Staff were so helpful and friendly, nothing was too much to ask. Adriana and Dani were amazing! The food was delicious and most of all the atmosphere just made our time here. It was a great vibe, would highly recommend a must visit whilst in Colombia! The views are out of this world!!!!!
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    21 Oct 2019
    Great hostel, little bit quiet this time of year but only during weekdays. It’s a little bit far from the town but lifts are super easy and cheap to get. The staff are some of the nicest and most helpful we came across in colombia! Would highly recommend staying here
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Jan 2020
    We loved almost everything about this hostel except the price of drinks at the bar.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Dec 2019
    Clean, friendly staff (some only speak Spanish), beautiful pool, good breakfast and restaurant food excellent. Only downside is you must get picked up/dropped off at roadside and flag down a bus each time you want to go anywhere - hostel charged 5,000 and bus into Guatape will be another 4,000 each time plus a lot of waiting around.
    New Zealand, Couple, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Jan 2020
    Location is a nightmare. Worse, when I asked for advice on how to get there, it took them 9 hours to reply. Also, dont expect to get any sleep here. A group of 9 people were blasting music until 2am, keeping up the rest of the hostel. Good atmosphere though, and short walk to the lake. Go here if you're not pushed for time, money, and want to party in the hostel.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Nov 2019
    Good for a party hostel, not so much chill
    Australia, 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