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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.
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  • 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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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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 May 2021
    I has a great time in this hostel! The language exchange was really great to practice the english and I make friends! See you next Time!
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Apr 2021
    Excelente hostal a excelente precio. Sus empleados son muy amables y siempre ayudan con lo que pueden. Anímense a preguntar sin miedo, de seguro ellos les responderán. También vale la pena mencionar que las camas son muy cómodas y que la cocina es bien equipada. Great hostel, great price. The staff is very nice, they always help you with whatever you may need, so feel free to ask anything. Beds are comfortable and kitchen is well equipped. 100% recommended.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2021
    This place is perfect for its price point honestly. I really recommend it for those travellers that want to try something different from poblado. I loved the location. It is not a trendy or boutique hostel and it doesn’t claim to be - this is fine and it works. The staff are great and super helpful, one guy particular was super kind and friendly - thank you. Yeah - no issues at all.. thank you TWP!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Dec 2020
    Very great people here. And, they speak ENGLISH, so you want have any issues with communication. Ojo, don'y place items on the piano se enoje mucho. I want to thank Andres for helping me with my homework assignment; he is a solid host and will assist you with you adopting to the local culture. Also, they have a salsa night which provides backpackers with an opportunity to meet locals.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 May 2021
    Great hostel, clean, friendly. Good location in a nice neighborhood. Wifi could use improvement.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Apr 2021
    The atmosphere was eclectic and laid back. Good value for money. The staff (specifically Juan Jose at the check in) was so incredibly helpful. So kind and personable. He helped me a lot and made me feel welcome. He even called a taxi for me when I couldn’t. Would go back here for sure!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Dec 2020
    Nice and clean with all the facilities you need, good wifi, hot water and well equipped kitchen! Especially good if working online. Helpful staff too!
    Finland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Mar 2021
    TWP was exactly what I needed after a hectic week in Poblado, a welcome oasis of calm in a comfortable environment. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the location great for local amenities. The place was busy, but the atmosphere was very low key. If you are looking for a party and to meet lots of people, then I would suggest Poblado. If you want rest and relaxation then this is your place. Hot water, clean dorms and a safe place.
    Switzerland, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    20 Feb 2021
    We felt very cramped in our space in the dorm, like we didn't have enough room to even open our bags. The balcony was right next to my bed and I could smell people smoking cigarettes outside. But, the staff was super helpful and friendly.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 2.0


    25 Mar 2021
    En lo peor que he estado
    USA, Male, 18-24
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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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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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