Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 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
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Read all reviews

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

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.1


    17 Feb 2020
    Very relaxing and beautiful place. Owner is awesome and always setting up daily activities. Will definitely stay here again
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    11 Feb 2020
    The Buddha offers an amazing view and location for the price. The food is great and will hold you over for your time there, but be sure to bring extra snacks and alcohol before arriving. There is lots of alcohol to select from although it is a little more expensive than most hostels. The facilities are average for Colombia, the staff are friendly and are mostly international traveller volunteers. This is a party hostel for the most part, it will be moderately loud until midnight FYI. 8/10
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    12 Jan 2020
    Sweet facilities. Has potential to be really awesome. Location was beautiful but it’s a bit of a trek to the rock and town. Pros: super fun, easy to make friends, good food and drinks, nice pool, scenic views. Cons: bathrooms, loud, getting Jeep rides.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    Overall it's a nice hostel, amazing view, nice big pool, clean bathroms and rooms. The staff could be a bit more welcoming and integrating. The kitchen is big, but could be cleaner and is definitely missing equipment. To get there they offer a shuttle which often takes very long for the pick up, could be better communicated. It's a nice place to just relax and chill.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    13 Jan 2020
    My main issue was the 7% fee charged with using a card this is the first place I have been to around the world that charged this much!It is a very long trip to get to Guatape and the quickest way was by boat where the ferry fleshed me and other guests since we where white tourists.The manager of the hostel was bragging to us about how little he pays his Venezuelan workers and how he hides them from Colombian immigration.The pool was nice to be fair.
    Ireland, 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
Read all reviews


  • 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