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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."

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

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The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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

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 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 May 2022
    Had a great time at the Wandering Paisa! Great atmosphere, very social and good facilities. Kitchen has an oven and there is a speedy laundry service. Definitely would recommend when staying in Medellin!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Jun 2022
    Decent hostel with fun other backpackers, nice TV area, and big kitchen. However our room was quite small for 6 people and the location of the hostel is a bit far from the main area of Laureles
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    16 May 2022
    Good overall, the hostel has a nice social vibe, facilities and room were ok.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    03 Jun 2022
    Clean bathrooms but the room was a bit smelly. Staff were helpful. Not much atmosphere though... Lots of chill areas but hostel wasn't "cozy".
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    27 Apr 2022
    This Hostel is in a great location. You have all the party places on 70, and you're about a 5 min walk from the Estadio Station. The only thing this location lacks is group activities or something to do with others. If you're looking for events, and maybe parties this location isn't for you.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    02 May 2022
    A social hostel with good beds and minimal floor space. In a quiet area but you might get some a.holes yelling on the balcony at 2 am. Good internet.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    20 Jun 2022
    The rooms are nice, hot water in the showers, there are two main showers upstairs but one of them lacks hooks so I’m fairly certain that everyone just uses the one. The only thing to be mindful of, that I didn’t realise before arrival, is that the hostel rents out the hammocks and couches in the ‘social’ areas. It definitely brings down the vibe of the hostel a little bit, and is a little weird walking through if you wake up early, but I assume it’s why the prices are fairly cheap. Laureles is a nice lo
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Apr 2022
    It was ok. The receptionists were ok, not nice sometimes and a bit annoyed with a little attitude. I honestly don't think I ever saw any of them smile ever. I didn't get a tour of the facilities so I was showering in a bathroom with cold water. It wasn't until the last day I overheard one of the receptionist tell another guest that the bathroom I was showering only had cold water. No big deal. The location good. Quiet. The bar was never open when I was there. All in all, ok. Not bad.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6

    Good

    28 May 2022
    Not many facilities nor events in the hostel. No identification required to enter the hostel (wrist band, etc.) so it would be easy to rob. Rooms and the place in general were a bit dirty and smelly
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    23 Apr 2022
    My sheets were quite dirty and my dorm was super small, almost no place to leave my backpack and smoke from the balcony would blow directly into our dorm. The kitchen was good and there was a tv and a couch in the common room which was nice.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


Awards

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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