Sustainability Level 1

2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - t_COMMUNITYSUPERHERO

Rio Hostel Buritaca

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9.1
Superb
1933 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

FORMERLY KNOWN AS EL RIO HOSTEL, SAME HOSTEL, SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT NAME

Winner of Hostelworld's Best Hostel In Colombia 2018 and Second in Latin America

10 minutes from the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) pickup point

25 minutes from Tayrona National Park

Our hostel is set right in the middle of a stunning jungle, whilst some of Colombia's best beaches are just a 30 minute walk away.

Fun stuff on offer includes:
Daily yoga (Monday to Friday)
Tubing right from our doorstep
Horse riding
Rafting
Paddle boarding
Motorbike rent
Waterfall hikes
Sunrise hikes over the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Cacao and nature tours

In 2021, Rio Hostel became a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read about our commitments here https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/organisations/el-rio-hostel

We are also the very proud home of the Rio Foundation and you can volunteer with us every day in our local community through our educational, sporting and/or environmental programmes.

N.B - To fund our Foundation, which provides FREE, Fun, Inclusive and Impactful activities for 150+ local children every week, a $1.30 donation (COP$5,000) will be added to the bill of everyone who stays at El Rio. If you would like to remove it from your bill or you would like to donate more, please talk to reception.

See you by the river

Reviews & Ratings

9.1
Superb
1933 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.3
  • Location
    9.2
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    9.1
  • Cleanliness
    9.1
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    9.2

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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Location

Latest Reviews

8.0
Fabulous
Apr 07, 2024
We paid for a private room which was incredibly expensive and compared to our friends 6 person dorm room absolutely not worth is as we didn’t have an en-suite or aircon and the room was really small. Other than that the hostel is beautiful and has everything you need. Nice environment friendly staff the food was amazing
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Couple, 25-30
4.0
Rating
Mar 30, 2024
I was looking foward to my stay here from reviews and friends, but was so disappointed this place is just a bar with accommodation and not a 'social hostel'. I have honestly had more fun and a week day down the local pub! The 'reps' just sit with each other and do nothing so there really is not much atmosphere or getting to know people. I would say the tubing was fun tho that's about it. It's also way to exspensive for what it is
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Male, 25-30
8.0
Fabulous
Mar 28, 2024
Overall had a great stay here! The river and tubing is great and the 4 bed dorm was super roomy and comfortable, it was nice having single beds each rather than bunks. The food in the hostel was really good and so many options. Only drawbacks were that aircon was advertised but there were only fans in the rooms. I also had a bikini stolen that was drying in my room.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Card Phones
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table

Awards

2024

1st, t_COMMUNITYSUPERHERO

2018

2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

2018

1st, Country Winners Colombia

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