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The Journey Hostel

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1193 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Come take a Journey with us! We built this hostel from the ground up as a paradise for travelers who are looking to share their experiences and stories with each other in a gorgeous natural setting. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day in our refreshing infinity pool overlooking the jungle of Tayrona National Park or a day exploring the waterfalls, mountains, and beaches that surround The Journey. We are the perfect location to start all of your adventures, from Tayrona National Park, which is just over 1 km down the road to hidden waterfalls followed by tubing, you can return from your day to a warm welcome from our staff, family-style meals, cold cocktails, showers, and comfy beds. At The Journey, a hot breakfast of either eggs or avocado toast is included with your stay and served from 7:00-10:00 am, for those who want to get an early start! We feature our family dinners, a great opportunity for the whole hostel to share a meal and meet new people, perfect for solo travelers and groups alike! Journey Tours, our own tour company, can help you arrange tours all around this stunning coast. We offer horseback riding, cacao tours, surf lessons, waterfall hikes, tubing, visiting an indigenous village, and even a newly discovered day trip to ruins in the mountains. Don't forget to ask about our Journey To-gos, a homemade lunch packed by our chefs to take with you on any adventure!

Our private accommodations include air-conditioned rooms with a view of the park and open-design cabins with mosquito nets. We have choices of dormitories as well, some closed with air conditioning and some open for a full nature experience, mosquito nets included! All of the rooms are equipped with lockers and outlets. The rooms are built into the foothills of the mystical Sierra Nevada, so your view is overlooking beautiful Parque Tayrona.

We offer free filtered drinking water, so our guests can stay hydrated for any adventure in our incredible coastal nature. We have an on-site tienda and bar, along with home-cooked meals at a reasonable price. Please note: upon arrival, each guest needs to sign up for dinner (served each night at 7 pm and 8 pm). We can accommodate vegetarians! If the guest does wish to have dinner, it is their responsibility to advise us. We also offer a late-night snack menu for those who are looking for more options. In our evenings we have activities in our bar, from salsa dancing to wine and painting there is always something to do at The Journey.

We take Debit, MasterCard, Maestro and Visa. Please be advised there is a 4% charge when paying with card. For travelers coming from big cities - keep in mind when coming to the coast, there is very little access to ATMs.

During your stay, we can fully book the following tours for you:

- Lost City Trek
- Mendihuaca Water Falls (hidden waterfalls)
- Saltillo Falls
- Tubing on the Buritaca River
- Horse Back Riding
- Cacao Tour
- Surfing
- Motorcycle Touring

Activities to do while you’re here:

- Parque Tayrona, a 15 minute walk
- Monkey Trail, a 40-minute walk
- Quebrada Valencia, a 15-minute bus ride
- Poza Encantada, 10 minute bus ride
- Swim in the Caribbean Sea, 20 minutes walk

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Nov 25, 2023
One of the best hostels we have ever stayed in! Beautiful location, great air con, fab staff and great atmosphere. Would 100% recommend!
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Couple, 31-40
Nov 18, 2023
Great hostel. Very chill, could do a little more to get everyone involved with one another. Staff great, Insa and Anderson were particularly friendly and welcoming.
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Male, 25-30
Nov 17, 2023
Absolutely amazing. No complaints here. The location is stunning-- right in the jungle-- the pool is beautiful, the prices are fair, and the family dinner environment makes it very social. One of my favorite hostel experiences.
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Card Phones
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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