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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 7 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

**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 8.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2019
    This is a great hostel to meet other travelers. The common spaces are very nice for relaxing. The staff is very accommodating and will help you with whatever you need.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2019
    Fantastic hostel! The location is great. It's a nice neighborhood that is less touristy than Poblado, but still plenty to do. Super close to the metro too, so it's easy to get to other parts of the city. The staff are amazing (shout out to Gisela and Ivette). Very friendly and helpful. I stayed in a private room, so I can't comment on what the dorm rooms are like, but the private was nice. Pretty spacious as far as being in a hostel goes, and the en suite bathroom had no issues. I loved the vibe. It was nei
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2019
    I had such an amazing time in this hostel! I tried a couple others in Medellin to get a feel for the city but I ended up coming back here because of the homely atmosphere and friendly travelers I always met here. This place just puts people at ease and creates a social and lively vibe every time! The staff and volunteers were so sweet and helpful, I couldn’t help but be sad to go! I already miss Jack and Ashley from the bar. I’ll be back next time I’m around. Muchas gracias a todos
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Apr 2019
    No real complaints about this place -- very chilled out, social vibe and clean rooms. Located far away from the touristy El Poblado area, but that was preferable for me (it's a cheap Uber or train away). The surrounding area was more residential, but very close to a lot of bars and restaurants. There's a street food stall very nearby which makes the BEST meat plate ever, and good empanadas nearby as well. Overall had a really great stay at this hostel and would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Apr 2019
    Cool place with good vibes and fun activities (language exchange, salsa, etc). I went during beginning of April and not many people were socializing, maybe bad timing but its right next to all the good stuff, Calle 70 is down the street as is the metro, super cheap restaurants next door, and gives you a realer experience of Medellín than anything in Poblado
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Apr 2019
    Great hostel in a nice location close to metro, stadium and restaurants. Perfect balance of social activities and the bar as well as hammocks for you to relax in. Good value for money and the staff were very helpful.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Apr 2019
    Great hostel in a good location on LA 70. 5 min walk to the metro. I met a bunch of cool people from all over the world. Lots of solo travellers and common areas to meet people. Bathrooms and dorm rooms were clean and tidy. Staff shut down anyone talking in the common areas at midnight (or 1am on weekends) which was good for those wanting to get sleep. For those who want to go out local bars are right around the corner or El Poblado is a 12mil taxi ride away (or a few stops on the metro).
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Apr 2019
    Highlight of the hostel was the front desk staff (during night and morning shift)! These two women were very helpful and always willing to chat. There's a bar in the hostel which made socializing easy. Was a great location in Laureles, near salsa bars, street food, and restaurants. I was in a 6-person Argentina room and it was so cramped, lockers are so small that backpacks had to stay in the room. Shower leaked a bit and no hot water, but that is hostel life! Overall recommend for the location.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    05 May 2019
    Overall a good stay at the hostel, the people are all super friendly but it can be quite quiet in the evenings. It’s a good location near a metro station, with a supermarket and street food options. Average cleanliness but a good amount of bathrooms for all the beds.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Apr 2019
    Decent hostel with friendly staff and good communal areas. Downside was that the 6 bed dorm was tiny, with nowhere to put bags which resulted in having to climb over various bags to get out bed. The en suite was clean and ironically really big.
    England, 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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