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 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School 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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  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Home away from home. That Simple.

If you wish to be close to Medellin but enjoy a natural environment this is for you.

Organic architecture and world art & furniture.

Massage Therapies & horseback riding available. Yoga and Meditations areas.

Owner is a traveling chef & Mezcal expert. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Dec 2019
    An absolutely fantastic place to stay if you’re looking to relax and unwind. It’s completely out of the way and peaceful. I work and travel and managed to be extremely productive with the house lady preparing me coffee every morning and playing with the dogs when I was relaxing. The house has a very unique decor that feels really high energy. I hope to go back for a few days!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2019
    My stay at the Secret Buddha was exceptional! The moment I arrived I was greeted by two very friendly dogs and pleasant staff. The location and theme of the Secret Buddha is very unique and something I have not experienced along my travels. I would seriously encourage anyone visiting Medellin to stay here as it allows for great acccess into the city and at the same time offers a peaceful place to chill in the evenings. By far one of my favourite spots in South America.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2019
    This place is amazing. Its a bit outside the main parts of the city, but you get a really =great place to relax and chill in exchange, Mariano and Cecillia are really nice and really knowledgeable about the area, where to eat, what to see and what to do. He was willing to help us arrange transportation all over the place, can provide amazing mezcal tastings, and he is an incredible chef, so there is always top notch food there for really cheap. The best food we ate on our entire trip was there.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2018
    Amazing experience. The gastro meals, the mezcal cocoa tasting and the hospitality and love from Mariano and Cecilia. Very accesible by any means of transport. Metro 7 min bus ride and buses take you into the city center too. The architecture and art in every corner of this home is very special almost like a gallery of pieces from all over the world. We both got therapies in the terrace and they were awesome. My top pick so far.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2018
    This place was great. Everybody was very friendly and helpful. Mariano gave me tons of local advice during my stay that really enhanced my experience. The property is beautiful with tons of personal touches everywhere. It's a great quite retreat and a nice change from the typical noisy hostels. Perfect for couples whom prefer quality over quantity. The metro is a 2 dollar cab ride from the gate and the staff are always willing to help. Plus the option of airport transportation is always great!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2017
    Arrived here at a very antisocial time.. around 4am and mariano was not expecting us qs our booking (to pur dismay) had not been confirmed. Despite this, mariano was very welcoming... even at such an ungodly hour... we had a lovely initial chat before he showed us to our amazing room with an outdoor bathroom and in the morning mariano made a great omlette. It was a brief stay but the owner is a very good host x
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2017
    Mariano, is and expert and service and knowledge in both the area and the culture, he is a world traveler, he was an exceptional host. His staff colombian mama was great kind sweet and loving , just what you need while away, the location is outside the city quiet serene!! if you shopping hostels, mariano is the man!! Thanks for everything joseph
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Aug 2019
    Really nice if you like isolation! Secret Buddha is tucked away a few miles south of the bustling city center of Medellin. After staying in a bunch of dirty party hostels, this was a nice, relaxing, (and cleanly!!) end to my trip in Medellin. Well-decorated, kind staff, and friendly pets. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is one of the few hostels in Medellin that only accept cash. You pay at the end of your stay, so make sure you visit an ATM (located a few miles from this hostel) well before you check out!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Jun 2017
    We had a very peaceful night staying at Mariano's Secret Buddha. It is as described, a bit outside of the city, but certainly a home away from home. Unfortunately Mariano was not there, which may have improved the atmosphere since we were interested in the mezcal tastings and food chat. Still it is a very peaceful finca with a loving dog and absolutely beautiful decor. Maria was also very attentive and kind. This place does not have much around to do so bring food and be comfortable with buses.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Oct 2019
    Great place which is more a home than a hostel. Choice of individual rooms with own toilet/shower/bath facilities. Unusual, and appealingly decorated throughout, and into garden areas. Quiet and secure location to chill out, or short drive to major shopping mall, tours and sites of Medellin.
    Australia, Male, 41+
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii