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.

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

Home away from home. That Simple.

If you wish to be close to Medellin but enjoy nature this is for you.

7min bus ride to the Metro Train Station

Affordable Home cooked personalized meals.

Organic architecture and world art & furniture.

Massage Therapies available. Yoga and Meditations areas.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Dec 2020
    Such a unique place. A true Oasis just 20 minutes from downtown Medellin where I was able to relax and get back in touch with myself and nature. The art collection tells a story of the owners life and the food prepared is absolutely exquisite. Each room has its own unique feel and don’t even get me started with the downstairs tropical paradise he has created. If you are looking for a unique experience that you will not find anywhere else in the country, I highly recommend you visit here!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2020
    Mariano and team have raised the bar for other hostels to aspire to. This beautiful, peaceful, relaxing escape will be the only place I stay every time I visit Medellin. The food was 5 star dining! The art, the decor, and the location are perfect. It’s easy to navigate from here even if you do not speak Spanish. Mariano speaks multiple languages and is always happy to help any traveler with things to do in Colombia. I feel like I’m staying with family and friends at the Secret Buddha.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Jan 2020
    Lovely home that lead us to one of the most awesome experiences of Medellin. We went to the nearby cascades and hung out in La Estrella and got to interact with many locals. It was beautiful. Getting to the center of Medellin was also very easy with the subway nearby. The home was gorgeous and the stay was very comfortable. I really recommend it
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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+
  • 2.0


    07 Mar 2020
    DO NOT BOOK! We arrived after a pricey taxi from the airport under the impression that it would be worth it given good reviews and a promise of tranquility in Medellín. There was no one to greet us and after 25 minutes of ringing the bell outside someone came out to tell us that the hostel was no longer in service so our reservation meant nothing. Had to quickly book somewhere else and pay for another taxi to take us there. Have reported to hostel world, 3 days later, no response.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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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