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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.
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  • 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

If you do not show up on day of reservation, your card will be charged in full for the first night of the reservation.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

no minors.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located close to the Metro and the local party area of “LA 70”, The Wandering Paisa offers the most authentic cultural experience in Medellin. We seek to immerse travelers in the local Paisa culture while providing them with a safe and comfortable place to stay with local activities and events.

Weekly Activities:
- Free Salsa Classes
- Language Exchange (meet locals!)
- Karaoke Night
- Stand Up Comedy
- Open Mic

**love sports?** we now have a sports package, featuring ALL Champions League, NBA, NFL , NHL, MLS , MMA/UFC and other professional sports games. PAY PER VIEW INCLUDED.

We are located in the upscale neighborhood of Laureles, a block from the local hotspots of La Setenta and La 33, where prices are affordable, the locals are plenty and the bar/club scene is vibrant. We also are less than 5 minutes walking from the Metro system, which can bring you virtually anywhere in the city.

Our knowledgeable and bilingual staff will be more than happy to provide you with any information on tourist activities in Medellin and the surrounding areas as well as make bookings for tourist activities and airport pickups.

Decorated with a bohemian theme that pays tribute to South American and Colombian culture, our hostel boasts some of the best services in town. With 4 dorms (no larger than 8 beds each) and 3 privates, every room in our hostel has its own unique country theme, each hand painted by local art students.

In our rooms, we have the best bunks in Medellin, designed with privacy dividers, orthopedic mattresses, and a locker for storage under the bed. Most importantly, these beds are not the kind that squeak or move when you climb up, allowing you to sleep comfortably in peace and quiet. We also have six fully remodeled bathrooms, with 24-hour hot water and brand-new computer workstations.

Inside the hostel, travelers can relax and play Nintendo Wii on our 42-inch plasma screen T.V. equipped with cable television and a large selection of DVDs. For stunning views of the surrounding mountains, travelers can climb to the top of our castle-like terrace located on the roof of the building. If you are feeling social, you can kick it in our 'Paisa Bar' which serves both nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

Occasionally, local musicians have been known to play live music on our sundeck/stage, while travelers chill out on hammocks and listen to the grooves on the nearby balcony. We also have a huge kitchen, speedy laundry service, high-speed Internet access and free wifi. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2019
    Clean, friendly, and right by the metro. We were passing through from Medellín to Guatapé, and it was perfect for sleeping and going.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Great hostel. We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were really friendly and had great advice for what to do with our time. The kitchen is very well equipped and there’s a supermarket about 5 mins walk away. Very easy to travel anywhere in Medellin as it’s a 10min walk from the metro. The free salsa was SO much fun :)
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    29 Aug 2019
    Cool place with cool people just lacking in the cleaning
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    10 Aug 2019
    I stayed in this hostel during the "Feria the las Flores", and in the weekend the area (Laureles) around this hostel was very crowded, being it full of restaurants and bars. My stay was nice, but the bathrooms happened to be dirty, also because only two are available for the whole hostel.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Jul 2019
    Everything was great apart from the fact there was no hot water my entire stay which is gauranteee 24/7 by the hostel. Staff brilliant and so friendly and warm. The hostel is very clean Location is excellent. Great hostel for a great price. Fresh coffee made throughout the day to enjoy. Only negative was the lack of hot water
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    24 Aug 2019
    + great staff - too many beds in the dorm. No room for our backpacks
    Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    22 Jul 2019
    The facilities are good although the rooms are a bit small. There is a lacking of atmosphere though, the hostel was full but not a lot of people were hanging out together or talking... the girl at the reception is such a sweetheart, she is really helpful and so nice. All in all it’s a good hostel I would say
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    21 Jul 2019
    The hostel is in a great location, fairly central and close to lots of restaurants. Staff were friendly and helpful in answering questions. The facilities were fine, although the showers were almost always cold. Our main issue was the noise - our 4 bed dorm's window looked right over the bar, and it was loud until 12-1am when they shut it down. One night they had a band and it may as well have been in the room with us. So anyway, if you're getting up early bring good earplugs.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    02 Aug 2019
    Staff are super friendly and helpful but hostel is dirty, bathroom and showers are awful and it’s very loud - I stayed in an 8-bed dorm and all of us couldn’t sleep because of the loud karaoke downstairs, and because of other loud guests. Probably an ideal hostel if you want to party and meet people, and don’t care about sleeping or showering. Location is good but I wouldn’t stay again
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    01 Sep 2019
    Staff was kind of snarky when I tried to checkout. Seemed more interested on signing and listening to music than attending the front desk.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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