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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, 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.


Hostel Rio Elemento

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

Rio Elemento is a large villa next to Minca's main river, a little downstream from the famous 'Pozo Azul' waterfalls. It's a 5 minute walk to the center of town where most restaurants, coffee shops, bars and transport offices are located. Perched at the top of 2 hectares of tropical gardens the Villa boasts a 30 meter swimming pool, bar, restaurant, giant hammocks, WiFi, Netflix lounge, poolside sunbathing and yoga deck, hot showers, en-suite dorms, mountain biking, hiking, pool and Spanish and English speaking staff.

Hostel Rio Elemento Policies and Conditions:

Basic 10 Bed dorm refers to a our Hammock Area!
Please note: Basic 15 beds dorm (Refers to the Hammock Area). Hammocks. Our cheapest option. The hammocks are under a roof in one of the halls of the main house.

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 15:00.
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by card or cash.

Taxes not included - 19.00%

Bottomless coffee, tea and drinking water


No underage allowed.
The reception service is open from 07.00 to 21.00
No curfew.
This property might pre-authorize your credit card.
The non-resident in Colombia might be exonerated from the tax rate. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jan 2020
    Wonderful place nestled in the mountain forest with a freshwater river running through the middle. Really matches the vibe of the town. An American guy behind the counter gave us a brilliant verbal guide to the area.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 Dec 2019
    10/10 This place is just amazing!! The big pool, the bar, the swings in the big garden and above the small river! I just loved spending time at this hostel! We even were lucky to get guided to a hidden waterfall away from all the other people, definitively recommend!!!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Jan 2020
    A really really nice hostel! We stayed in the hammocks and had a good time there. Huge pool, nice bar, super cozy Terrasse. And the breakfast is really good. Unfortunately there were was two bathrooms for so many people.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Dec 2019
    Less than 5 minutes walk to central Minca, Rio is a pretty classic hostel experience with a large pool and is by the river with lots of high swings and nets to relax on in a large garden. Sadly WiFi only works in reception , there's nowhere to do yoga onsite and it all feels like it could do with a lick of paint / renovation / spring-clean. Free breakfast and friendly staff, on balance I would definitely choose here over others seen in Minca - good value.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    06 Dec 2019
    Beautiful space but so big it made it difficult to meet people
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Jan 2020
    Rating pretty much speaks for itself... was fine, but nothing extraordinary. Good for a couole days stay though, especially if you want to stay right in minca
    Canada, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Dec 2019
    The room we were placed in was very dirty.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Dec 2019
    Amazing facilities: great pool and hammocks next to the river. Nice bar. Weird atmosphere, everyone on their phones and too spread out. Breakfast ok. In the rooms the shower was extremely hot. Great location and great tour to the waterfalls though
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    22 Jan 2020
    Good location. Nice garden facilities. Lack of bathrooms and hard to keep clean. No lockers. Staff not super friendly. Great free walking tour. Decent free porridge breakfast.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    15 Dec 2019
    Location = perfect. Atmosphere = meh. We stayed in the hammocks. Some of the allocated lockers were broken, which meant when we arrived other guests had taken the lockers allocated to us instead. It’s also good to know that even though the hammocks have mosquito nets, some have holes, so we were still bitten. There are also only 2 bathrooms, and they don’t seem to be cleaned very often.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi