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The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel

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8.4
Fabulous
1253 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

8.4
Fabulous
1253 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    8.6
  • Staff
    8.7
  • Atmosphere
    7.9
  • Cleanliness
    7.8
  • Value for Money
    8.4
  • Facilities
    8

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9.7
Superb
Apr 17, 2024
I've had two great stays here. The budget-friendly, social focus of the hostel seems to attract adventurous, curious, and generally fascinating people. The atmosphere is relaxed, but with easily accessible nightlife if desired. I felt that I had all of the amenities that I needed: kitchen, laundry, towels, and all for no extra fee. I'd just note that some of the dorm rooms are uncomfortably hot at night - the Brazil room was sweltering. Heat aside, I'd absolutely recommend The Wandering Paisa.
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Female, 18-24
8.9
Fabulous
Apr 07, 2024
It’s the sort of hostel where you have to bring the vibe yourself. But we had a really wonderful time here, and lucked out with finding a good bunch of people who were also staying. Great value for money, and it’s close to the metro so you can get around the city very easily.
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Female, 18-24
9.7
Superb
Mar 21, 2024
For real ALWAYS have a good stay here, the staff is great and i love the social events like the salsa class and exchange.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wii
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2012

1st, Country Winners Colombia

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