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Rio Hostel Buritaca

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9.2
Superb
1549 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

9.2
Superb
1549 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.5
  • Location
    9.2
  • Staff
    9.5
  • Atmosphere
    9.3
  • Cleanliness
    9.1
  • Value for Money
    8.9
  • Facilities
    9

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Feb 05, 2023
A little pricey for where it is but unreal atmosphere. Great place to have a good time and meet some people as you move along the coast
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Feb 02, 2023
Such a beautiful hostel with the best events! I thought it might be a gross party hostel but the facilities are great and everything is super clean. Big open dorm rooms with comfy beds and large lockers. So nice to chill by the river during the day. Food is great and there’s a bakery onsite which is also delish. Lots of communal areas so easy to meet people.
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Female, 25-30
8.3
Fabulous
Jan 31, 2023
Had a great time at Rio. It is a party hostel, make no mistake, but the daytimes are chill and the location on the river is beautiful. The ‘deluxe’ dorm was pretty basic, beds were quite uncomfortable and the room was right near the dancefloor so was really really loud during the party (which was on till 8am), plus no lock on the door meant strangers coming in and out to use our bathroom, so didn’t feel super safe either - would appreciate a key for the dorm. The trips I went on were fun (tubing and waterfa
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Female, 31-40

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
    • Covid-19 safe
  • 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

2018

2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

2018

1st, Country Winners Colombia

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