Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 ???? 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Casas Viejas is the home of travelers and nature lovers in the Sierra Nevada! We are located at the heart of finca La Victoria, one of the biggest and most famous coffee farms in the mountains of northern Colombia, 30min from Minca and 20km from Santa Marta. Keeping with the rustic style of the coffee haciendas of the region, we offer comfortable accommodation and a cozy atmosphere where you can relax, exchange with other travelers and enjoy stunning mountain views.

Treat yourself with our delicious food a blend of local and international cuisine and savouring handcrafted local beers from the tap in our Jungle Bar. We also organise various outdoors and cultural activities ( hiking, bird-watching, visit to the coffee factory, ...), designed to explore and connect with the luxuriant nature of La Victoria farm. We are also the perfect place to get a traditional indigenous massage or a morning yoga-stretching session in the middle of the jungle. Our hostel lodge is also the ideal place to start your hike to Cerro Kennedy, a summit from where you can see the amazing snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

**Important: Were out of Minca Town, but still part of Minca, For getting here from Minca, you can either take a moto-taxi or a jeep (30min ride), or walk all the way up to here for 2 hours. Please plan to arrive as early as possible, the gates of the finca close at 5:30pm and after this hour the way can get longer and more expensive. We´re located out of town (8km) so, orginice in advance your trip in order to be uphill before sunset.

Casas Viejas Policies & Conditions:

We accept payment with cash and credit/debit cards. A 4% commission applies for payment with card.

Check in from 3:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM.

Taxes not included - 19%
Breakfast not included.
Kids under 18 y/o can't stay in dorms.
Not kitchen for guest.
Alcohol from outside not allowed.
Pool just for guests. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2022
    Best hostel I have stayed in Colombia. The food they serve is amazing (also for vegetarians) and the atmosphere is super relaxed. Loved it.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2022
    Honestly one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at! It’s so incredibly beautiful and the staff are so kind. Food is served in family style seating all at one time which creates a nice social atmosphere.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2022
    This place should get a 15/10. This is an amazing and luxurious hostel nestled in the clouds of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I'd love to tell everyone about it but don't want it to become so popular everyone goes there. This place does not disappoint from the amazing accomodations, welcoming staff, delicious food and chill atmosphere.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Jun 2022
    Probably the most beautiful hostel I’ve ever stayed in! Stunning peaceful location with a lovely pool. Friendly staff and great food in the “family” style dinner.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2022
    Absolutely brilliant hostel! The staff are so nice and really make an effort to remember everyone’s names. Definitely do the waterfall hike on your first morning- it’s a great way to meet people in the hostel. All the meals were delicious and good value. Best place to stay in Minca by far!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2022
    Amazing. Beautiful location, the most comfortable beds ever! I was nervous about staying in an 8 bed dorm, but ended up having wonderful sleep. The best I have had in Columbia! The staff was soo friendly, especially Angie! The kitchen staff was also wonderful. I am vegan, and the were very accommodating. I read a previous review saying they had a hard time at the hostel ordering vegan food, maybe something changed? I had great vegan food!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2022
    Best hostel I’ve stayed at
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2022
    Easily the nicest hostel I’ve stayed in in Colombia. The facilities are super nice especially considering the location, the view is incredible (and the best hostel view I’ve ever seen in my life), food was gourmet quality and the staff was incredibly kind! My only complaint is that the hostel is so popular that it was very full when I went, so sometimes it was hard to find a place to hang out. I can see why everyone wants to stay there though- highly recommend staying here!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Jul 2022
    Amazing mountain retreat, with lots of beautiful spots to rest and take in the gorgeous views and scenery. Staff was super helpful and friendly, and I really loved the waterfall hike they run through the hostel (great views and nice way to meet other guests!). I didn’t realize just how far it is from Minca town - it’s 30 minutes (and a pretty harrowing ride) by mototaxi, so once you get up there you definitely want to stay put. Fortunately they have everything you could need (food, drink, activities) on sit
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Jul 2022
    Overall a great place to stay, a bit far from everything but good place for a getaway, staff is really nice and food was pretty good.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
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  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Airport Transfers
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games


  • 2020

    3rd, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

  • 2019

    2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

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