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The Best Hostels in Guatemala

List of the best Hostels in Guatemala

In this article you will find the best hostels in Antigua; The best hostels in Guatemala City; The best hostels in Flores; Lago de Atilan, Quetzaltenango, Livingston, Coban, El Paredon and San Juan La Laguna. Find the absolute coolest, most unique and most stunning hostels in the beautiful country of Guatemala.

So here the list of the best Hostels in Guatemala – here you will find prices, location and reviews. Have fun on your adventure in Guatemala!

The Best Hostels in Antigua

Three Monkeys Hostel

Price: Dormitory from €9.43

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Why is it such a great hostel?

There are budget-friendly beds in dormitories or private rooms. The hostel has a cosy garden and is just a few meters from the main square in Antigua. The staff are super friendly and you have a nice view of the volcano. There is also a cosy TV room, free water and a bar with moderate prices for drinks.

Tropicana Hostel

Price: Dormitory from €10.10

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Why is it so good?

The Tropicana is just one block from the main square in Antigua. There are some excellent bars nearby and the atmosphere is just super chilled. Apart from a pool, there is a roof terrace and a domestic restaurant with moderate prices. The staff are very friendly and helpful and make a stay a real highlight.

Cucuruchos Boutique Hostel

Price: Dormitory from €11.51

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Why is it one of the best hostels?

Very clean hostel with hot water showers and good water pressure. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the staff are very helpful. Airport shuttle and tours can be booked directly at the reception. Each bed in the dormitories has curtains, so you have a little privacy, plus a very good central location.

The Best Hostels in Guatemala City

La Coperacha

Price: Private Room from €11.36

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What makes it so special?

The owner of this very  very cozy hostel is very helpful and friendly. The accommodation is in a quiet area and you get a very delicious breakfast. The rooms are cozy and clean.

Quetzalroo

Price: Dormitory from €16.09 Private Room from €25.56

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Why is it such a great hostel?

The hostel is located in a quiet safe area. Here you can book a free shuttle service to the airport. The accommodation is clean and the staff friendly. Definitely not a party hostel. Marcos bike tour is a highlight.

Die Besten Hostels in Flores

Hotel Peten Express Tikal

Price: Dormitory from €17.04

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What makes it so good?

Clean comfortable hotel on Flores, which is a good starting point for your trip to Tikal. Shuttle to Tikal is available frequently. The beds are very comfortable, there are hot showers and a pool. The available lockers are very spacious and the staff are friendly. This is a hotel and not a hostel, due the atmosphere is like in a hotel and it is not necessarily the best place for socialising.

The Best Hostels in Lago de Atitlan

Mikaso Hotel y Restaurante

Price: Dormitory from €7.57 Private Room from €18.93

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Why is it such a great hostel?

Hotel with a view of the lake. The hotel is located far enough from the main road and is therefore very quiet. Nevertheless, bars and restaurants are not very far away. Here there are 2 terraces and each week there is live music and there is also a massage service.

La Iguana Perdida

Price: Dormitory from €6.48 Private Room from €12.30

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What makes it so special?

Very cozy hostel with great atmosphere in a perfect location. The food is also very delicious. This is a great place to meet people and the staff are very friendly.

The Best Hostels in Quetzaltenango

The Black Cat

Price: Dormitory from €8.05 Private Room from €20.82

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Guatemala?

The hostel is located in the heart of the city center, just around the corner from Parque Central. Shops, restaurants and the main attractions are just around the corner. There is a bar and a restaurant with Mexican and international food. There is also a delicious big breakfast, the staff are nice and helpful and there are hot showers.

Casa Seibel

Price: Dormitory from €6.00 Private Double Beddoom from €14.70

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Quetzaltenango?

Hostel with a very relaxed atmosphere. The owners are very helpful and nice. It is located in a good area and the facilities are great. Especially the well-equipped kitchen invites you to cook. There is a cozy chillout area with TV and DVD player. The rooms are quite large and comfortable. You get very good value for money. The hostel is located in a very nice colonial building and has a small garden.

The Best Hostels in Livingston

Casa Nostra

Price: Private Room from €28.39

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What makes this hostel so special?

The hostel is in a great location, the food is absolutely delicious and the owners are incredibly friendly. The atmosphere is great and the service is hard to compare. The hostel is definitely worth every penny.

Almost Famous Hostel

Price: Dormitory from €7.10 Private Room from €13.87

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Why is this hostel so unique?

Did you ever dream of sleeping in a tree house? Here you can finally make your dream come true. Do not expect much luxury. There is, for example, no WIFI, so get ready to talk to people like we used to be. There is a small swimming pond, which invites to cool down a little. The owner is super friendly and the atmosphere is just great.

The Best Hostels in Coban

Hostal Casa Luna

Price: Dormitory from €6.63 Private Room from €18.93

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Coban?

Small cozy accommodation just a few minutes away from the central park. The rooms are clean and the staff very friendly. There is a garden with sofas and hammocks that is perfect to relax. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. There are some restaurants nearby and the value for money ratio is quite good.

Hotel Don Juan Matalbatz

Preis: Private Room from €12.31

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Why is it such a great hostel?

Very cozy hotel only about 200 meters from the central park in Coban. The friendly staff will help you plan your tours. The accommodation is not far from the tourist attractions. The food in the hotel is very good and there are hot showers.

The Best Hostels in El Paredon

The Driftwood Surfer

Price: Dormitory from €9.44 Double Bedroom €33.16

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What makes this hostel so special?

Party Hostel directly on the beach. There is a pool and a bar right next to it. The dormitories are spacious, cozy and with air conditioning. The food is simply delicious and the atmosphere totally relaxed. Here you can surf or simply do nothing. It is a great beach hostel.

The Best Hostels in San Juan La Laguna

Eco-Hostel Mayachik

Price: Dormitory from €7.58 Private Room from €18.00

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Guatemala?

Eco-Hostel MayAchik is an ecologically constructed nature paradise, where you can enjoy the contact with nature. This is an ideal place to relax. The beds are very comfortable and there are hot showers. The accommodation is far enough away from the noise of the citiy. In the garden there are vegetables and herbs that are used for cooking. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere very relaxed.

Santa Fe de Antioquia – A Picturesque Colonial Town

Santa Fe de Antioquia – A Picturesque Colonial Town

Santa Fe de Antioquia is a small colonial town about 80 km from Medellin. The cobblestone streets, and the colorful colonial buildings make this little town perfect for a short day trip. From Medellin you can easily reach this beautiful place. It takes only about two hours by bus from Medellin to reach this lovely and rather hot city, Santa fe.

Santa Fe was founded in 1541 by Jorge Robledo and has a population of around 23,000 inhabitants.

How to get there from Medellin?

By bus from Terminal del Norte. The terminal is right next to the Metro station Caribe.

Price for the bus: A one way bus bus ticket will cost you around 9,000 pesos. Buses run regularly

Duration: approximately 2 hours

Kathedrale Santa Fe de AntioquiaHauptplatz Santa Fe de Antioquia

The trip start with a picturesque bus ride over the beautiful Antioquian mountains. During the bus ride you will have time to suck in the beautiful landscape that lies between Medellin and Santa fe. In Santa Fe you will notice that the climate is a little bit hotter than in Medellin. That due to the fact that Santa Fe lies a little lower than the capital of Antioquia. Colombian families enjoy Santa Fe as a weekend destination. But also during Christmas or “Semana Santa” (Easter) they often rent Fincas here for a few days to spent some time with the family.

Umland von Santa fe de Antiquia

In Santa Fe there are not too many different sights. The city is a sight itself. The best way to enjoy the city is to stroll through the small cobblestone streets. Enjoy the beauty of the big main square, the Plaza Mayor and admire the beautiful. Around the Plaza Mayor there are plenty of cafes and restaurants offering typical dishes like meat and fish with rice and patacones at moderate prices. Santa Fe, together with Guatape, is one of the most popular destinations for a short trip to both tourists and the Colombians. Anyone who stops in Medellin should not miss out on Santa Fe de Antioquia

Cobblestone streets Santa Fe de Antioquia Santa Fe de Antioquia Playa Mayor

Where to stay in Santa fe de Antioquia?

If you want to spend the night in Santa Fe I will have here some recommendations for you:

Lower price range

Green Nomads Hostel

Calle 9 # 7 – 63, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

Price: Dormitory €11,55 Double bedroom from €39,60

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Upper prize range

Hotel Colonial Nueva Granada

Calle 9 # 7-47, 057050 Santa Fe de Antioquia, Kolumbien

Price: Double bedroom from €109,00

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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Colombia

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Colombia

Not everyone likes to stay in hostels or cabanas, some people like it a little more luxurious. I admit, I also stay in nice hotels from time to time on long journeys. Here I have compiled for you a list of the best boutique, business and luxury hotels in Colombia.


In this article you’ll find the best luxury hotels in Medellin, Bogota, Santa Marta, Tayrona, Cartagena, Cali and San Andres

And thus, this is a list of the Best Luxury Hotels in Colombia – here you can find prices, location and reviews. Additionally you can read my posts to the respective cities.

I hope you enjoy your trip to Colombia.

All of the listed hotels have at least 4 stars

The Best Luxury Hotels in Medellin

Hotel Poblado Plaza

Price: Double bedroom from 101,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best luxury hotels in Medellin?

Hotel Poblado Plaza is equipped with a gym and a Turkish steam bath. Additionally there is 24-hour room service. Apart from that, the hotel is in a very good location just opposite the shopping center Oviedo in El Poblado and not far from the Medellin nightlife in Parque Lleras. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast is very delicious.

 

Four Points Sheraton Medellín

Price: Double room from Euro

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Why is it one of the best luxury hotels in Medellin?

The Sheraton is located in the El Poblado neighbourhood which is very popular with tourists and expats. Here you have a direct access to the Oviedo Mall. The rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with TV, air conditioning and a minibar. The more luxurious rooms have their own balcony. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the breakfast is very tasty.

 

The Best Luxury Hotels in Bogota

93 Luxury Suites & Residences

Price: Double bedroom from Euro 135,00

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Why is it one of the best luxury hotels in Bogota?

The rooms are large and clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. From the terrace you have a great view. Breakfast can also be served in the luxurious nicely designed rooms. The service is exceptional and the value for money is  more than ok.

Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia

Price: Double bedroom from Euro 148,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best 5 star hotels in Bogota?

Another incredible 5 star hotel in Bogota is the Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia. The hotel is just a few meters from the Zona T an area full of bars and restaurants. The neighborhood is safe and ideal for going out in the evening. The hotel itself is wonderfully decorated very elegant. Apart from the cozy rooms, there is also a very good restaurant, which offers Colombian and French cuisine.

 

The Best Luxury Hotels in Cartagena

Hotel LM A Luxury Boutique Hotel

Price: Double bedroom from Euro 204,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best luxury hotels in Cartagena?

In Cartagena there are some fantastic hotels, one of the most beautiful is the LM A Luxury Boutique Hotel. Here you can spend wonderful, relaxing days with your partner. One of the highlights is the pool on the roof terrace, from which you have an incredible view over Cartagena. The hotel is elegantly furnished and very well equipped. The staff is very attentive and helpful. Also the location of the hotel is simply unbeatable.

 

Hotel Quadrifolio

Price: Double bedroom from Euro 238,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best 5 star hotels in Cartagena?

Another great hotel in the center of Cartagens is the Quadrifolio. It is located just minutes away from the beach. The hotel is situated in a very nice colonial building, the rooms impress especially through their high ceilings. The service is just perfect and the rooms are nicely decorated. In this hotel there is certainly nothing to complain about.

 

The Best Luxury Hotels in Santa Marta

Casa de Leda, a Kali Hotel

Price: Double bedroom from Euro 73,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best luxury hotels in Santa Marta?

I cannot say exactly why but I fell in love with this absolutely amazing hotel. It is not particularly large but incredibly charming. Perhaps it is the spacious rooms, where even four people can sleep or the very nicely designed showers. Perhaps the reason why I like it so much is the beautifully designed interior desing with a pool in the middle of the entrance hall. Also the view from the terrace, where the breakfast is served, is not to be despised. The value for money is just great.

 

Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina

 

Price: Double bedroom from 91,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best 5 star hotels in Santa Marta?

The premises of this hotel are located in the center of Santa Marta, only 3 minutes away from the beach. Apart from a pool, there is a rooftop jacuzzi and a spa area. The staff at the hotel is very helpful and speaks English. Also the corresponding restaurant is outstanding. Here you should try the fish dishes.

 

The Best Luxury Hotels in Tayrona

Villa Maria Tayrona, a Kali Hotels

Price: Double bedroom from Euro 117,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best luxury hotels at the Tayrona Park?

This hotels in  Los Naranjos is situated close to the famous Tayrona Park. The hotel has a private beach area and is surrounded by an incredible scenery. This is an absolutely idyllic place surrounded by nature. If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet place, this will certainly be the hotel for you. This place, with its beautiful wooden cabanas, is a piece of paradise on earth.

 

The Best Luxury Hotels in Cali

AcquaSanta Lofts Hotel

Price: Double bedroom from Euro 208,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best luxury hotels in Cali?

This hotel consists of stylish lofts with beautiful city views and a pool. There is also a restaurant that offers great italian dishes. The lofts are very nicely decorated and the staff is very attentive.

 

Cali Marriott Hotel

Price: Double bedroom from 133,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best 5 star hotels in Cali?

The Cali Marriott hotel is located in the upscale neighborhood of Granada. A district where many restaurants, bars and boutiques can be found. There is a swimming pool, spa area, two restaurants and a gym. The rooms are spacious and cozy.

 

The Best Luxury Hotels in San Andres

Decameron Isleño – All Inclusive

Price: Double bedroom from Euro 261,00 Euro

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Why is it one of the best hotels in San Andres?

Only a short distance from the beach is this a wellness oasis with spa and pool. The food here is very tasty and service is on a very high level.

Casa Harb Hotel Boutique

Price: Double bedroom from 285,00 Euro

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This is one of the finest boutique hotels in San Andres

Here you get nice spacious rooms and a very good service from the consistently friendly staff. The employees will be happy to provide you with all the relevant information about San Andres. The hotel is located just outside the city and is therefore pleasantly quiet.

 

 

 

13 Places You Have to See in Chile

13 Places You Have to See in Chile

Chile is another amazing South American country that surprised me in many ways. Before I visited Chile I did not have any expectations, but then as soon as I saw these incredible landscapes and experienced the exciting city life, I was blown away and fell in love with this country.

The amazing Atacama Desert, the stunning glaciers of Torres del Paine or the fantastic street art of Valparaiso are just a few things that you should definitely see when visiting Chile.

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Here is my personal list of places that you have to see in Chile:

1. Torres del Paine

Where to start?

Puerto Natales is the gateway town to see the Torres del Paine national park. From here the busses leave, to take you around the park for a day trip. You can also do the W-Trek or O-Trek by yourself and camp in the park. Just make sure that you have enough clothes with you in case you intend to do the trek in winter.

Where to stay in Puerto Natales?

These are some of the best Hostels in Puerto Natales the gateway town to Torres del Paine:

The Singing Lamb Backpackers

Price: Dormitory 20.80 Twin Private €75.64

Very friendly and helpful staff and just a few minutes from the city centre. Very cosy place with a laidback atmosphere.

Check out the latest prices on Booking.com | Hostelworld

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El Patagonico

Price: Dormitory 17.88

Very clean place and close to some supermarkets. The place has a well equipped kitchen and is in easy walking distance of the town centre. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful and you can even rent equipment here.

Check out the latest prices on Booking.com | Hostelworld

Check out the reviews on Tripadvisor.com

2. Valparaiso

Grafitti Valparaiso Chile

View Valparaiso

Things to do in Valparaiso

  • Take a free walking Tour
  • Explore the city by yourself and admire the great street art
  • Watch the sea lions
  • Make a daytrip to Vina del Mar
  • Make a tour with a boat
  • Visit the market on Avenida Argentina
  • Hang out at the beach
  • Connect with the locals and enjoy some art on the weekend evenings in the streets
  • Do some bar hopping

Where to stay in Valparaiso?

These are some of the best Hostels in Valparaiso:

Hostal Po

Price: Dormitory €14.30 Private Double Bedroom €32.89

Great place in a great location with very friendly staff, very nice terrace and good breakfast. Rather a place for people who like socialising.

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Escarabajo Hostel

Price: Dormitory 11.90 Private Double Bedroom 39.10

The staff here is incredibly friendly and helpful in general the atmosphere at this hostel is great.

Check out the latest prices on Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Do you want to know why I fell in love with this city? Check out this post

 

3. Santiago

 

Things to do in Santiago de Chile

  • Stroll the Barrio Bellavista
  • Enjoy the view from Cerro San Cristobal
  • Visit La Chascona (Pablo Neruda’s House)
  • Walk through the city centre around Plaza de Armas
  • Enjoy the view from Cerro Santa Lucia
  • Eat the cheapest Sushi you will ever get in front of the university in Barrio Brasil
  • Watch some street artists in Barrio Brasil on the weekend and have some drinks
  • Visit a museum
  • Visit the Mercado central
  • Go to the Parque de las Sculpturas
  • Dance the night away

Where to stay in Santiago?

These are some of the best Hostels in Santiago de Chile:

H Rado Hostel

Price: Dormitory 19.85 Private Double Bedroom 52.95

Great atmosphere and super friendly staff. Close to the metro station, bars and restaurants. This hostel is located in the party area so rather something for the party crowd.

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Ventana Sur Hostal

Price: Dormitory €15.16 Single Private Bedroom 27.17

This place is amazing very laidback but still a great mix between quiet and sociable. Great location in Barrio Italia close to bars and restaurants.

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Do you want to know how I experienced Santiago? Check this post

4. San Pedro de Atacama (Atacama Desert)

Atacama DesertSandboarding San Pedro de atacama

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

  • Visit El Tatio Geysers
  • Make a trip to Salar de Atacama
  • Make a bike trip to Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) and the Death Valley (Valle de la Muerte)
  • Go Sandboarding
  • Visit the altiplano lagoons like the Laguna Miscanti, Miñiques and Chaxa
  • Visit the the salty Laguna Cejar and take a swim
  • Visit Pukara de Quito
  • Watch the stars
  • Eat in one of the many nice restaurants

Where to stay in San Pedro de Atacama?

These are some of the best Hostels in San Pedro de Atacama:

Mamatierra Hostel

Price: Dormitory 24.58 Twin Private Bedroom 56.73

Very nice and clean hostel close to the city centre with breakfast included. The facilities are very clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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La Casa de Matilde

Price: Dormitory 17.16

Very nice and clean hostel close to the boarder with hot showers.

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Want to read more about San Pedro? Read this article

5. Chiloe

Wooden Houses Chiloe Castro

Things to do in Chiloe

  • Visit the National Park (It is amazing)
  • Visit the Palafittes (Wooden houses that sit on a kind of pier with thick stilts.
  • Visit the museum
  • Do the Church Route
  • Go and see the penguins (depending on the season)
  • Become fascinated by the mythology of the island
  • Eat cake at Cafe Blanco

Where to stay on Chiloe?

These are some of the best Hostels on Chiloe:

13 Lunas Hostel

Price: Dormitory 16.45 Double Private Bedroom 40.04

Very clean Hostel near the bus station with a laidback atmosphere and a ping pong table. Well equipped kitchen and helpful staff.

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Chiloe Austral Hostel & Tours

Price: Dormitory 15.96

Very clean hostel in a great area. The owner is helpful and friendly.

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Do you want to know why Chiloe gave me the creeps? Check this post here

6. The Lake District

Villarica lake District

Things to Do in the Lake District

  • Go hiking
  • Climb up one of the many volcanos
  • Visit a national park
  • Chill at a lake
  • Visit one of the many thermal springs
  • In winter go skiing or snowboarding
  • Eat cake (kuchen)
  • Eat seafood

Places to Visit in the Lake District

  • Parque nacional Conguilli
  • Villarrica
  • Pucon
  • Valdivia
  • Lago Llanquihue
  • Ojo de Caburgua
  • Laguna Azul

Where to stay in the Lake District?

These are some of the best Hostels in the Lake District:

Pucon

Hostal Emalafquen

Price: Standard Twin Private 33.09

Very clean and comfy hostel close to the bus station. The owner is incredibly nice.

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Villarrica

Bed and Breakfast Omi Kika

Price: Standard Double Room 40.04

This place is in a very nice location right at the water.

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You want to read more about the Lake District? Check out my post

7. Valle de Elqui

Elqui Valley

vineyards Valle de Elqui

Things to do in Valle de Elqui

  • Go hiking
  • Visit a vineyard and taste some wine
  • Enjoy the view
  • Go camping

Where to stay?

You can stay in La Serena as Valle de Elqui is not far from there and you can reach the valley easily by bus from the city

 

8. La Serena

Beach La Serena

Botanical garden La Serena

Things to do in La Serena

  • Go to the Faro Monumental
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit the El Parque Jardin del Corazon (Japanese botanical garden)
  • Visit the artisanal market La Recova
  • Make a daytrip to the National Humboldt Penguin Reserve
  • Go to a Pisco tasting
  • Make a daytrip to Valle de Elqui
  • Visit the Observatorio Turístico Collowara

Where to stay in La Serena?

These are some of the best Hostels in La Serena:

Hostal El Arbol

Price: Dormitory 12.16 Standard Twin Private Bedroom 42.90

The hostel is in a great location. it is in walking distance to the main square, the beach and a mall. Very clean and spacious rooms and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Hostel Cosmo Elqui Stage

Price: Dormitory 12.87 Double Private Bedroom 54.34

Very nice hostel with a great atmosphere, clean facilities and hot water showers.

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Do you want to read more about La Serena and Valle de Elqui? Have a look at this post

 

9. Futalefu

Futalefu

Futalefu Patagonia Chile

Things to do in Futalefu

  • Go hiking
  • Go swimming in a lake
  • Go camping
  • Go rafting
  • Enjoy the view

Where to stay in Futalefu?

Hostal Las Natalias

Price: Dormitory 19.00

Very quiet place with very friendly and helpful owners. This place is great if you are looking something peaceful where you can connect with nature.

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10. El Chaiten

Things to do in Chaiten

  • Visit the Parque Pumalín
  • Go hiking
  • Hang at the beach
  • Visit the hot springs Termas de Amarillo

Where to stay in Chaiten?

Posada de Expediciones Kahuel

Price: Triple Room 90.00

Plenty of space and nice facilities. Owners are friendly and helpful

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11. The Easter Islands

Things to do on the Easter Island

  • See The Moais at Rano Raraku National Park
  • Relax at Anakena Beach
  • See The Ancient Petroglyphs at Papa Vaka
  • Bike around the island
  • Hike up the Terevaka
  • Watch a dance show at Vaitemiki
  • See the Turtles in Hanga Roa Harbour

Where to stay on the Easter island?

Vaianny Guest House

Price: Dormitory 33.09 Standard Single Private 42.55

This hostel is very well located, clean and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

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12. Valdivia

Valdivia Patagonia Chile

 

Actually Valdivia belongs to the Lake District that I have already mentioned before but as there are a lot of things to do and see I wanted to mention it again separatly.

Things to in Valdivia

  • Stroll the river and watch the sea lions
  • Visit the botanical garden of the Universidad Austral
  • Buy fresh Salmon from the riverside market Feria Fluvial and watch the sea lions get their share from the fishermen
  • Eat Eel
  • Visit the Parque Nacional Alerce Costero near Corral
  • Go for a boat ride
  • Visit the Museo Histórico y Antropológico
  • Visit the brewery Kunstmann and have a beer
  • Try Crudo (Raw meat on bread with onions sour cream and lemon)
  • Visit Niebla a small town 15 from Valdivia
  • Stroll through the Parque Saval

Where to stay in Valdivia?

This is the best Hostel in Valdivia:

Airesbuenos Hostel & Permaculture

Price: Dormitory 18.59

Very nice and cosy hostel with clean facilities. It is not far from the city centre and offers a great breakfast.

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13. National Park Laguna San Rafael

List of the Best Hostels in Panama

List of the Best Hostels in Panama

Are you still looking for accommodation for your next Panama trip?

In this article you will find some of the best hostels in Panama for the following places: Panama City; Bocas del Toro; Boquete; Santa Catalina and El Valle de Anton

 So now here is a list of some of the best hostels in Panama – here you can find prices, location and reviews. I also added some posts with further information to each city. Whether a Partyhostel or rather something quieter, I deliberately chose different accommodation, so that there is something for everyone. Enjoy your Panama journey!

Also check 11 Places You Have to See in Panama

The Best Hostels in Panama City

Magnolia Inn

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Price: Dormitory from 14,96 Euro

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Why is it one of the best hostels in Panama City?

The Magnolia Inn is located in the heart of the historic city center, Casco Viejo. Here in this area there are many nice buildings, and you can walk along the promenade to the modern part of Panama City. Apart from the very good location, the rooms are very clean and the hostel is in an nicely furnished old colonial building. In addition, you have access to a well-equipped kitchen.

Hostel Villa Vento Surf

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Price: Dormitory from 14,68 Euro

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Why is the Hostel Villa Vento Surf so good?

The hostel is located in the beautiful and safe area of Marbella. There is a pool, foosball, a big TV and beer at a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Apart from that, the premises are very clean. Here you can also book your sailing trip to Cartagena (Colombia) or San Blas.

Do you want to know how I experienced Panama City? Then check out my article here

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The Best Hostels in Bocas del Toro

Isla Solarte

Bambuda Lodge

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Price: Dormitory from 18,16 Euro Private Room 66,97 Euro

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The Bambu Lodge is simply a dream. There is a large pool and plenty of space for hanging around and enjoy the day. You are right at the sea and at the same time in the jungle. You can book different tours or simply relax between trees with tropical fruits.

Isla Bastimentos

Palmar Beach Lodge

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Price: Dormitory from 18,16 Euro  Tent €73,78

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Why should you stay at the Palmar Beach Lodge?

This beautiful Eco Lodge at the Red Frog Beach of Isla Bastimentos in the Bocas archipelago has its own restaurant, bar and yogastudio. Apart from that, you can book your tours here and get a free shuttle service from and to the Isla Colon. You are surrounded by the stunning nature of the Bocas Archipelago. In the surrounding area you can go hiking, surfing, snorkeling and much more. The atmosphere here is very relaxed and the staff friendly. This place is just fantastic and you should not miss it.

Isla Colon

Panama’s Paradise Saigoncito’s

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Price:  Double Bedroom 63,00 Euro

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Why should you stay in the Panama’s Paradise Saigoncito’s?

Here you will be on the main island of Bocas del Toro, Isla Colon, in the Saigon area. From here you have only a 5 minute by bikeride (that are included in the price) to all clubs, bars and restaurants on Bocas Town. The colonial style cabanas are beautifully painted and have large terraces and hammocks.

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The Best Hostels in Boquete

Hostal Gaia

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Price: Dormitory from 15,01 Euro Private Room 33,77 Euro

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What makes the Hostal Gaia so great?

Very nice cozy atmosphere. There is also a lot of information for tourists available. The hostel is very quiet and just two blocks from the main square. Apart from that it is very clean and has a well equipped kitchen.

Spanish by the River

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Price: Dormitory from 11,30 Euro Double Bedroom 32,96 Euro

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Why would you want to stay at the Spanish by the River?

Very neat clean hostel just a few meters from a bakery, restaurants and an ATM. The staff is helpful and friendly as well as you can learn here as the name indicates, Spanish.

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The Best Hostels in Santa Catalina

Hostel Villa Vento Surf

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Price: Dormitory from 14,07 Euro

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What makes the Hostel Villa Vento Surf one of the best hostels?

There is a pool, a cozy lounge and cheap beer for 1 dollar. The accommodation is clean, the atmosphere is great and the staff is very friendly. This is a totally relaxed place to socialise andmeet new people. Here you can also book your sailing trip to Cartagena (Colombia) and San Blas. In addition, the beach is only 15 minutes away and great for surfing. No matter if you like surfing or not, it’s worth coming here.

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The Best Hostels in El Valle de Anton

Bodhi Hostel & Lounge

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Price: Dormitory from 14,14 Euro Private Room 28,14 Euro

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Why come to the Bodhi Hostel & Lounge?

Most of the furniture here is handmade from recycled material. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and the staff is very friendly. You can rent bicycles, there is a barbecue area and a shisha lounge. Don`t miss the breakfast.

Also check:

List of the Best Hostels in Bolivia

List of the Besten Hostels in Colombia

 

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List of the Best Hostels in Ecuador

List of the Best Hostels in Ecuador

In this article you will find the – best Hostels in Quito; The best hostels in Banos; The best hostels in Guayaquil, Cuenca, on the Galapagos Islands, Mindo, Otavalo, Tena and the best hostels in Puerto Lopez.

And so here the list of the best hostels in Ecuador – here you’ll find prices, locations and reviews. No matter if you are looking for a party hostel or rather something quieter, I deliberately chose different accommodation, so that there is something for everyone. Enjoy your Ecuador trip!

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The best hostels in Quito

Hostel Revolution

Price: Dormitory from 9,45 Euro Private Room EUR 23,62

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Why is it one of the best Hostels in Ecuador?

The atmosphere in this hostel is great. The accommodation is close to the historical center and it is only a few minutes by taxi to La Mariscal. In the La Mariscal neighbourhood there are several bars and restaurants. But even close to the hostel directly, there are restaurants and the tourist attractions are not far away either. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are cozy lounges and a well equipped kitchen. In addition, there is reliable Internet.

Huasi Lodge

Price: Dormitory from 9,45 Euro Private Room 24,57 Euro

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Why is it one of the best Hostels in Ecuador?

This place is located in the historic center of Quito, just a few blocks from the Central Market and Itchimbia Park. The owner Aaron is super-friendly just like his dog. Here you can get lots of information about Quito and what to do in Quito. The accommodation is very clean and cozy and the breakfast is simply delicious.

Check out what you can do in and around Quito

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The best hostels in Baños

Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Banos

Price: Dormitory from 8,49 Euro Private Room 31,18 Euro

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Why should you stay here?

In the Great Hostels you will certainly have a lot of fun. This is the perfect place to meet new people. Here you can relax in the hammocks in the garden or participate in one of the many activities. There is free dinner on Mondays and Wednesdays and free Spanish classes on Saturday! The staff is very friendly and helpful. In the common room there is a billiard table.

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The best hostels in Guayaquil

Tangara Guest House

Price: Private Room 34,01 Euro

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Why the Tangara Guest House?

The staff is very friendly and helpful and the accommodation is very cozy. The rooms are clean and the communal kitchen is very well equipped. The Tangara is not far from the airport and the bus station. And the best is, the absolutely delicious breakfast.

RE Bed and Breakfast

Price: Dormitory 17,01 Euro Private Room 37,79 Euro

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Why the RE Bed and Breakfast?

RE B & B is a cozy and nice hotel, run by its kind owners, Ana and Federico. The rooms are nice and clean and the hostel is very well located. This is more of a place to relax than to party. Definitely not a Partyhostel.

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The best hostels in Cuenca

Alternative Hostels

Price: Dormitory from 8,50 Euro Private Room 12,28 Euro

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Why is it one of the best Hostels in Ecuador?

There are many bars and restaurants nearby and the airport is not far away either. The kitchen is well equipped and there are well functioning hot water showers. The rooms are very clean and the staff is friendly.

Mi Casa Hostel

Price: Dormitory from 9,45 Euro Private Room 17,01 Euro

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Why should you stay in Mi Casa?

Mi Casa Hostel offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with nice communal areas. There is a barbecue area, kitchen, living room and common areas indoors and outdoors. Overall, everything is very clean and you feel comfortable right away.

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The best hostels in Montanita

ChiChi Babylone Backpacker

Price: Dormitory from 7,56 Euro

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Why is it so good?

The ChiChi Babylone Backpacker has a great atmosphere. Here you get the perfect mix of party and relaxation! Here is the perfect place to socialise and meet new people. There is a large common area on the terrace with TV and PS3, a nice garden with a barbecue, hammocks and table tennis. There is also an inexpensive bar with delicious mojitos and cold beer! The hostel has hot showers, free drinking water, complimentary coffee and tea in the morning, excellent WiFi and much more. It is close to many clubs but far enough away not to be disturbed at night.  Apart from that it is just a minute from the beach.

Esperanto Hostel

Price: Dormitory from 16,06 Euro Private Room 42,52 Euro

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Why is the Esperanto so nice?

Here you get clean rooms, comfortable beds and every dorm has its own bathroom. The roof terrace is equipped with hammocks and a wonderful seaview. The location is great and the staff very friendly and helpful. Definitely one of the best hostels in Montanita, Ecuador.

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The best hostels on the Galapagos Inslands

Galapagos Best Home Stay

Price: Dormitory from 52,91  Euro

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Why would you want to stay here?

This place is super comfy and the owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. This hostel is really excellent. The rooms are clean and there is a small kitchen that can be used. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning.

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The best hostels in Mindo

Casa de Piedra

Price: Dormitory from 8,39  Euro Private Room from 9,32 Euro

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Why stay at Casa de Piedra?

Here you are right in front of a river and only a few minutes from the center of Mindo. There is a bar, restaurant, pool, barbecue, foosball table, pool billiard, board games. The location breathtaking is great with lots of nature around. The staff is super friendly and you can book your tours right here at the hostel.

La Casa de Cecilia

Price: Dormitory from 8,39 ab  Euro Private Room from 9,32 Euro

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Why stay at Casa de Cecilia?

This is a small cozy place by the river. Very relaxing place in the nature. There are hot showers and the staff is very helpful.

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The best hostels in Otavalo

Hostal Curinan

Price: Private Room from 22,00  Euro

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Why stay at Curinan?

NiceHostel with restaurant and terrace. The owners are very friendly, the rooms clean and the Wifi is very good. There is also a great view of the city and the surrounding countryside from the rooms.

Hostal Chasqui

Price: Private Room 14,17  Euro

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Why is this one of the best places?

The Chasqui is centrally located, clean and there are hot water showers. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. Roberto, the owner is very nice and helpful. From the roof you have a great view of the city.

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The best hostels in Tena

Zumag Sisa

Price: Dormitory from 6,61 Euro Private Room from 8,50 Euro

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Why is it one of the best places in Ecuador?

Here you have a nice chillout area with hammocks on the terrace and you have a nice view of the city. Nearby there are beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Pablo and Marcia are superfriendly hosts and also offer tours at a reasonable price.

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The best hostels in Puerto Lopez

Viejamar Hostel

Price: Dormitory from 13,23 Euro Private Room 36,85 Euro

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Why should you stay at the Viejamar Hostel?

The hostel is located just 25 minutes north of Montañita and is located directly on the beach. If you are lucky, you can even see humpback whales from the balcony. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere very laidback.

Alcazaba

Price: Dormitory from 16,06  Euro Private Room 18,90 Euro

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Why is it one of the best Hostels in Ecuador?

The property is just 800 meters from Playa Puerto Lopez and 12 kilometers from the Los Frailes beach. The owners are super friendly, the rooms are very clean and there are showers with hot water.

 

16 Places You Have to See in Ecuador

16 Places You Have to See in Ecuador

From my section “Places you Have to See” I would like to present to you Places You Have to See in Ecuador. Ecuador is a very versatile place, no matter if you like hiking, hanging out on the beach, colonial architecure, jungle trekking, observing wildlife or traditional markets, Ecuador has it all.

This time the post will be a little different. Instead of just listing you the Places You Have to See in Ecuador I also collected the best blog posts for each place to make it easier for you to get the best and most detailed information about each place and to have all the important blog posts about Ecuador at hand in one article. In case you have already planned everything for your trip to Ecuador but you still need accommodation I also added some of the best hostels in Ecuador to the List.

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1.Quito

La Basílica de Quito

Things to do in Quito

You need some information about what to do in Quito? Check out this great Blog post on justtravelous

Are you still looking for accommodation?

These are two of the best Hostels in Quito:

Hostel Revolution

Price: Dormitory 9,45 Euro Private room 23,62

Check the current prices on Booking.com | Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor 

Huasi Lodge

Price: Dormitory 9,45 Euro Private  room 24,57 Euro

Check the current prices on Booking.com |  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

2.Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi

For more information on how it is to climb the Cotopaxi Volcano, I recommend you to read this great post Cotopaxi on a budget

3.Yasuni National Park

Photo by Matt Hewitt on Flickr.com

Photo by Global Panorama on Flickr.com

4.The Cloud Forest of Mindo

Photo by Dallas Krentzel on Flickr.com

From Quito you can easily make a day trip to the cloud forest. You can either do it on your own or you can go for a private or shared Tour. Check this one on Tripadvisor

And here on southamericaliving.com is a little guide to Mindo one of the best birdwatching spots in Ecuador

5.The Galapagos Islands

Photo by Derek Keats on Flickr.com

Photo by Paul Krawczuk on Flickr.com

Exploring the Galapagos islands can be quite pricey. Therfore I recommend you to read this great post on thriftynomads.com that compares prizes and shows you how to find the cheapest option-> Galapagos Islands on the Cheap

Where to stay?

Galapagos Best Home Stay

Price: Private room 52,91  Euro

Check the current prices on  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

6.Montañita

Photo by mariaflorine on Flickr.com

How to get to Montanita and what to do there?

For detailed information on how to get there and what to do there, check out this travel guide on gobackpacking.com

Where to stay?

ChiChi Babylone Backpacker

Price: Dormitory 7,56 Euro

Check the current prices on  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Esperanto Hostel

Price: Dormitory 16,06 Euro Private room42,52 Euro

Check the current prices on  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

7.Baños

Photo by mark goble on Flickr.com

Things to do in Banos

Check out 9 Best Things to Do in Banos

Where to stay?

Great Hostels Backpackers Los Pinos Banos

Price: Dormitory 8,49 Euro Private room31,18 Euro

Check the current prices on Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

8.Otavalo Market

Otavalo

Where to stay?

Hostal Curinan

Price: Private room from 22,00  Euro

Check the current prices on Booking.com |  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

9.Las Peñas in Guayaquil

Photo by Dave Lonsdale on Flickr.com

How to get to Guayaquil and what else to do?

Find some detailed information on what to see and do in Guayaquil check here on gobackpacking.com

Where to stay?

Tangara Guest House

Price: Private room 34,01 Euro

Check the current prices on Booking.com |  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

10.Laguna de Quilotoa

Laguna de Quilotoa

Most hostels offer a tour from Quito to Laguna de Quilotoa but there are 10 Things You Should Know Before Hiking the Quilotoa Loop

11.Mitad del Mundo/Middle of the World

 

Need some tips?

Check out 5 Tips on Visting Mitad del Mundo

12.Cuenca

Photo by Prohibido Centro Cultural on Flickr.com Photo by wogo24220 on Flickr.com

What to See and Do in Cuenca

Check out 10 Things to See and Do in Cuenca

Where to stay?

Alternative Hostels

Price: Dormitory from 8,50 Euro Private room 12,28 Euro

Check the current prices on Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Mi Casa Hostel

Price: Dormitory from 9,45 Euro Private room 17,01 Euro

Check the current prices on Booking.com |  Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

13.Cuicocha lake

Photo by Carine06 on Flickr.com

You need more information about the Lake of Cuicocha and how to get there?

Check out this great post on awearoundtheearth.com The Mysterious Crater Lake of Cuicocha

14.Ingapirca

Photo by Natalia Cartolini on Flickr.com

How to get there?

The ruins can be visited from Cuenca. Check out Visiting Ingapirca Ruins from Cuenca, Ecuador

15.Laguna Mojanda

Photo by Jean-François Renaud on Flickr.com

 

16.Nariz del Diablo/Devils nose train ride

You want to know more about this amazing train ride?

Check out Riding the Devil’s Nose Train in Ecuador

List of the Best Hostels in Bolivia

List of the Best Hostels in Bolivia

In this post you will find the best hostels in La Paz; the best hostels in Sucre; the best hostels in Potosi; Copacabana, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Cochamba, Coroico and Tarija

Here now the List of the Best Hostels in Bolivia– Here you will find prices, locations, ratings and reviews. Additionally, I linked some posts to the due cities and villages. No matter if you are looking for a party hostel or something quiet I chose accomodation according to different needs. Enjoy Your trip to Bolivia!

Accommodation starting from 5,00 Euro

The Best Hostels in La Paz

Wild Rover Backpackers 

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 8,22 Euro

Check the current prices on Hostelworld.com | Agoda.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Why is the is The Wild Rover Backpackers one of the best in La Paz?

This hostel is located 3500 meters above sea level and from here you can explore La Paz perfectly. The rooms are very clean, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is great. At the bar is always something going on and the staff is very friendly. Apart from that, there are hot water showers, which is something quite rare in Bolivia. The hostel is pretty big and here is always something going on. It is a great place to meet new people!

Arthy’s Guesthouse

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Price: Private rooms 11,84 Euro

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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

What makes the Arthy’s Guesthouse so great?

If you prefer something quieter, go to the Arthys. Here the atmosphere is very relaxed, the rooms clean and the staff very helpful. Apart from that, the central location is just perfect. If you prefer a party hostel then you should rather stay at Wild Rover.

Would you like to know how I experienced La Paz? Have a look at my post

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The Best Hostels in Copacabana

La Cupula

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Preis:  Double bedroom 18,25 Euro

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Why should You book Casa La Cupula?

The La Cupula is located 3,899 meters above sea level and you have a great view over the Lake Titicaca from here. Actually the La Cupula is a hotel but like many hotels in Bolivia it has a hostel like atmosphere. The hotel is very nice and beautifully decorated. It is very clean and the rooms are nice bright.

Hotel Utama

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Price: Private rooms 24,00 Euro

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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Why the Hotel Utama?

The Utuma offers a good Wifi connection, clean rooms and hot showers. It is close to restaurants and some shops and you get a delicious breakfast. Very good value for money.

You do not know what to do in Copacabana? Have a look at this post.

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The Best Hostels in Potosi

Hostel Casa Blanca Potosi

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 8,00 Euro Privates Zimmer 19,00 Euro

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What has the Hostel Casa Blanca Potosi to offer?

Very nicely decorated and lovely designed hostel in an old colonial building, perfect to meet new people. Many young backpackers stay here and have a good time together. The location is very central and the staff very friendly. There are hot water showers and very well functioning internet.

Apart Hotel Turquesa

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Price: Private rooms 24,00 Euro

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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Why the Apart Hotel Turquesa?

This is also actually a hotel with hostel atmosphere. Rooms have television and private showers. There is also a 24 hour reception. The rooms are clean and you can book your tours through the hotel. Apart from this, the hotel is just a few meters from the bus station.

For more information about Potosi, check out my post.

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The Best Hostels in Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Jodanga Backpackers Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 11,15 Euro Private rooms from 29,26 Euro

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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Why the Jodanga Backpackers Hostel?

The hostel advertises itself as luxury hostel and this is probably because of the fact that there is a pool, where you can relax and cool off. Here the dorms are equipped with AC and there is a laundry service available. In addition to this, you can take Spanish lessons and have a BBQ every now and then. There are also computers with internet connection available. The Jodanga is definitely a backpacker hostel to meet new people and have fun. The rooms are clean and the staff helpful. Overall you can say that the atmosphere and the accommodation itself are just great.

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The Best Hostels in Cochabamba

Running Chaski Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 10,35 Euro Deluxe double bedroom 35,81 Euro

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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

What makes the Running Chaski Hostel so great?

Here you are located in the historical city center in close proximity to restaurants, bars and night clubs. You are very close to the nightlife of Cochabamba and the tourist attractions in Cochabamba are also within short walking distance. The rooms are very nice, clean and lovingly decorated. The staff is very friendly and helpful. So do not hesitate if you have any questions about nearby attractions or things to do in Cochabamba as the staff will be please to answer your questions.

Jaguar House

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 7,66 Euro Private rooms 15,33 Euro

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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Why is the Jaguar House one of the best hostels?

Here you will get tourist information, there is table tennis, a book exchange as well as the possibility to rent bicycles or book an airport transfer. The staff is very helpful and you can buy beer at a reasonable price.

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The Best Hostels in Sucre

7 Patas

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 5,43 Euro Private rooms 13,93 Euro

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Why the 7 Patas?

Beautiful accommodation in an old colonial house in the historical center of Sucre. Here you are only one block away from the central market and only two blocks from the main square 25 de Mayo. Furthermore there are many restaurants and bars nearby. Many people also like to chill out here for a while attend Spanish classes in Sucre. The hostel offers a great atmosphere with very helpful staff. Absolutely great to meet new people.

Hostal CasArte Takubamba

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 10,32 Euro Private rooms 23,45 Euro

Check the current prices on booking.com | Hostelworld.com | Agoda.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

Why should you stay in the Hostal CasArte Takubamba?

Super comfortable hostel, very centrally located with a very tasty breakfast. The house is lovingly decorated and has a cozy atmosphere. Definitely no party hostel but nevertheless one where to socialise with other people. Also the staff is very helpful.

If you want to know more about Sucre, check out my post.

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The Best Hostels in Coroico

Villa Bonita Coroico

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Price: Private rooms 23,69 Euro

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Why should you stay in Villa Bonita Coroico?

Here you have a great view of the valley from every room. Here you get delicious vegetarian food and homemade ice cream, they have hammocks and offer yoga classes. From here you can perfectly plan your hikes or just watch the hummingbirds. The owners are very friendly and the surrounding area is simply fantastic. This is a place perfect for relaxing.

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The Best Hostels in Tarija

Casa Blanca Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 9,10 Euro Private rooms 22,51 Euro

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What makes the Casa Blanca Hostel a great place to stay?

This beautiful and cozy accommodation is located in the historical city center of Tarija 3 blocks from the main square. In the backyard there are hammocks and a barbecue. In the minibar there is wine and beer from the region. Apart from that there are well functioning hot showers. Many people who come here stay longer than intended.

Are you looking for a hostel in Colombia? Check the List of The best Hostels in Colombia

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List of the Best Hostels in Colombia

List of the Best Hostels in Colombia

In this post you will find the best Hostels in Colombia. I will show you the best hostels in Medellin; the best hostels in Bogota, Salento, Santa Marta, Palomino, Cartagena, Minca, Guatape, Manizales, Popayan, Cali and San Andres.

Here now the List of the Best Hostels in Colombia – Here you will find prices, locations, ratings and reviews. Additionally, I linked some posts to the due cities and villages.

Accommodation starts from 6,00 Euro

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The Best Hostels in Medellin

Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 9,60 Euro Private Room 21,00 Euro

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Why is the Black Sheep Hostel one of the best in Medellin?

Das Black Sheep Hostel is located in El Poblado on of the best and safest neighbourhoods in Medellin. There is a shopping mall and the metro station El Poblado nearby. Also close by most of the Medellin nightlife happens. The Parque El Poblado and the party area of the arque Lleras are not far away from the hotel but still distant enough so that it will be quiet at the hostel at night. Apart from that the Toucan Spanish School as well as the EAFIT university are close by for the people that intend to learn Spanish.

The Garden of Blues Hostal

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 8,55 Euro

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What makes the Garden of Blues so great?

Apart from the perfect location near the nightlife of Medellin you will have your breakfast included in the price for a night. Furthermore, you will find shops around that are open for 24 hours. The Hostel itself is very well equipped with a very stylish interior and spread a very laidback vibe. Despite being close to the party area Parque Lleras this is a very quiet and laidback place.

Secret Buddha

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 10,50 Euro Private Room 22,50 Euro

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Why should You book the Secret Buddah?

The Secret Buddah has been voted by the newspaper El Tiempo amongst the Top 3 Hostels in Colombia. The Hostel is located in La Estrella not far from the shopping mall Mallorca in Sabaneta. If you are rather looking for something quiet, a little outside the centre, this will definitely be your place. The metro station is very close to the hostel so that you can get to the city centre easily. A suitable place for couples and for people that want to relax.

You still ne information about Medellin? Read my post and find the best tips for Medellin

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The Best Hostels in Bogota

Casa Bellavista Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 6,90 Euro Private Room 21,00 Euro

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Why the Casa Bellavista?

This place is located very central in La Candelaria. The rooms are very clean and the breakfast is included. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere laidback. If you are looking for a party hostel you might want to choose a different one.

Masaya Hostel Bogotá

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 10,50 Euro Private Room 27,00 Euro

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What has the Masaya to offer?

The Masaya is also located in La Candelaria and offers several activities like Salsa classes or live music. the staff is very helpful with giving information about tours and cultural events.

The reception is open for 24 hours and you get free city maps

You still don`t know what to do in Bogotat? Check out my blog post.

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The Best Hostels in Cartagena

El Genoves Hostal

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 16,50 Euro

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Why the El Genoves?

Generally, it is not easy to find good accommodation with a good value for money in Cartagena. The Genoves is very well located in the old historic city centre between cosy cobblestone streets close to plenty of bars and restaurants. Additionally, you have a pool here which is not too bad considering the heat in Cartagena. If you are looking for a party hostel, then check out the next one.

El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 15,14 Euro Private Room 28,50 Euro

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Why the El Viajero?

This Hostel can be found in a beautiful colonial building in the historic city centre of Cartagena. It also offers plenty of activities like Salsa and Bachata and it also has a bar for the people that like to have a drink every now and then. You will definitely have your fun in this Hostel.

For more information about Cartagena, read my post and also find some alternative places for accommodation.

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The Best Hostels in Santa Marta

The Dreamer Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 9,60 Euro Private Room 28,50

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What makes the Dreamer so great?

It is probably the most famous Hostel in Santa Marta and there is definitely reason for it. In 2014 it was voted the best Hostel in Colombia. The Hostel is equipped with a pool and a pool table. This place is rather a party hostel and perfect for socialising. If you are looking for a quiet place you might want to choose a different place. The rooms are very clean and the staff very friendly. You should try the Mojito.

La Guaca Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 9,00 Euro Private Room 24,00

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Why is La Guaca one of the best hostels?

Beautiful and clean Hostel a little further outside the historical city centre. Here you will find a lovely little pool that is definitely an advantage to have with the hot weather in Santa Marta. The staff is incredibly friendly and the place very laid back. Rather a quiet place and not really suitable for the party people. For the party goers you should rather consider The Dreamer Hostel.

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The Best Hostels in Taganga

Hostel Villa Mary

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from ab 9,00 Euro Privates Private Room 21,00 Euro

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Why the Villa Mary?

This place is just a few metres from the beach, bars and clubs away but still far enough to escape the noise during the night. In the evening movies are shown and relaxed in a very laidback atmosphere. Dorms are equipped with air condition and the facilities are very clean.

Divanga Bed & Breakfast

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 15,00 Euro Private Room 45,00 Euro

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Why should you stay in Divanga?

Very nice and clean accommodation with an additional restaurant and pool. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The common rooms are very cosy and invite to chill.

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The Best Hostels in Palomino

The Dreamer

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 12,00 Euro Private Room 54,00 Euro

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What makes the dream a great Hostel?

Like in Santa Marta there is another Dreamer Hostel in Palomino which is of very similar quality and also a great place to meet new people. Apart from that it is just a few metres from the beach and a cosy beach bar. For the lazy people that don’t manage to go to the beach there is also a pool.

Tiki Hut

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 11,96 Euro Private Room 47,85 Euro

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The Tiki Hut is a relatively new hostel in Palomino. The lovingly designed Cabanas make the Tiki Hut something special. In the middle of the facilities is a very nice pool to cool off in the tropical heat. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the owners are very lovely and helpful. Additionally, the Tiki Hut is just a few metres from the beach and some shops. The food and the cocktails are quite good as well.

Want to know more about one of my favourite places in Colombia? Check out my post about Palomino

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The Best Hostels in Minca

Casa Loma Minca

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Preis: Private Room 33,00 Euro

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Why choose the Casa Loma?

The Casa Loma is located on the hill above the village of Minca. From here you have an incredible view of Santa Marta. Especially the sunset is wonderful to watch and also in the even hours the view of the lights of Santa Marta is amazing. Apart from the great view, the food at Casa Loma is also pretty good and you should definitely try it. From here you can start planning your hikes to the waterfalls or a coffee farm.

Marymonte

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 10,50 Euro Private Room 21,00 Euro

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Was macht das Marymonte so besonders?

From here you also have a great view and you are not far away from the village. The La Cascada Perdida, Las Piedras, Pozo Azul are close by and easy to reach by foot. This is a great place to relax.

Here you find more information and things to do in Minca

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The Best Hostels in Salento

Yambolombia Hostel

Price: Bed in a dormitory from 6,00 Euro Private Room 13,50 Euro

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What makes the Yambolmbia so great?

Here you can rent bikes in order to explore Salento. In case you prefer doing a tour, no problem at all, then you can also make a bike tour to one of the coffee plantations nearby. Even trekking tours to the Parque Nevado and the hot springs are offered. If this is to exhausting for you simply relax at the daily Yoga classes. You also have a great view over the valley from here.

La Serrana

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 9,90 Euro Private Room 27,00 Euro

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Here you live on a real Colombian Hacienda surrounded by the beautiful nature of the coffee zone. You can book bicycle Tour, Climbing tours and tour to coffee farms. Furthermore, you can drink milk from the on-site cows. In the restaurant that belongs to the Hostel you can get organically grown vegetables.

You don’t know what to do in Salento or how to get to the Cocora Valley? Read my post about Salento and the Valle de Cocora

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The Best Hostels in Guatape

Lake View Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 7,50 Euro

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What makes the Lake View so special?

This is definitely the most famous Hostel in Guatape. As you might assume from the name this place is located right at the lake and just a few minutes from the plaza mayor in the city centre. All sorts of activities from kayaking, mountain biking, fishing or horseback riding are offered here. The staff is super friendly and helpful.

Galeria Guatape Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 9,00 Euro

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Why is the Galeria Guatape one of the best Hostels?

This place is the meeting point for backpackers in Guatape. Very nice and laidback atmosphere where you feel like belonging to a community. The guests, the owner Pablo and the staff spend a lot of time together and even share a bottle of rum every now and then. Here you can take a rest from the big city life. Here you can jump from the on-site stay directly into the lake and swim a few rounds.

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The Best Hostels in Manizales

Hostal Kaleidoscopio

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 8,10 Euro Private Room 19,20 Euro

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What makes the Kaleidoscopio so great?

A great thing about the Kaleidoscopio is that breakfast and laundry service are included in the price. Apart from the great location in the historical city centre, the facilities are very nice and clean. The owner is incredibly friendly and helpful. A great place from where to start to explore Manizales or to plan your Tour to one of the surrounding coffee farms. The Kaleidoscopio is an absolutely great Hostel.

About my experience in Manizales you can read here

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The Best Hostels in Cali

Colombian Home Hostel

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 6,30 Euro Private Room 27,00 Euro

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Why should you stay in Colombian Home?

Here you have a terrace, hammocks and a barbeque grill. The kitchen is fully equipped for the people that like to cook. Furthermore, you can get free Salsa lessons and there are some bars and restaurants close by.

El Viajero Cali Hostel & Salsa School

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 9,85 Euro Private Room 19,53 Euro

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Why should you stay in El Viajero Cali?

Here you can get free Salsa classes and the complete decoration is made of recycled materials. warm water is generated through Solar energy. Additionally, here you have a pool and a happy hour to enjoy some cheap cocktails. Absolute must for Backpacker that like to socialise and meet new people.

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Die Best Hostel in Popayan

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HostelTrail

Price: Bed in a dormitory from 7,50 Euro Private Room 12,00 Euro

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What makes the HostelTrail so special?

Very cosy Hostel centrally located and close to the historical city centre. It is also close to the bus station.

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The Best Hostels in San Andres

El Viajero San Andres Hostel & Suites

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Price: Bed in a dormitory from 16,38 Euro Private Room 70,00 Euro

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Apart from the internal Club the location is very good. Unfortunately, there is not a big choice of Hostels in San Andres and this is how this is the only Hostel I can recommend. Maybe if you want you can rent an apartment and will even give you 28 Euros for free if you sign up on AirBnB here

Check out my post about San Andres

11 Places You Have to See in Panama

11 Places You Have to See in Panama

From my section “Places you Have to See” I would like to present to you Places You have to See in Panama. Panama is for me one of the most underestimated countries in Latin America and maybe even the world. To be honest, before I arrived in Panama for the first time, I knew nothing about this amazing country. I only knew Panama due to the children’s book “Oh wie schön ist Panama/ A trip to Panama” from the author Janosh. But then from the first moment I set foot on Panamanian ground I fell in love with this incredibly beautiful place. From stunning beaches, paradise islands, buzzing cities, mayestic Jungles and mountains, this country has despite its rather small size a lot to offer. And due to all these amazing things to see in Panama, it became one of my favourite countries in Latin America.

Here the list of 11 Places You have to See in Panama

1. San Blas Islands

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The San Blas islands are maybe even the best place to visit in Panama and maybe even one of the best places to visit in entire Latin America. If you like stunning beaches with white sand and crystal clear water this is a must-see spot. I personally didn’t know about the San Blas islands before I arrived in Panama I just saw a picture in a hostel in Panama City and asked the owner where the picture was taken. He advised me that these were the San Blas islands an archipelago consisting of several islands that stretches as far as to the coast of Colombia. You can book at tour and stay on some of the islands in beautiful cabanas. You will get a real Robinson Crusoe feeling. The Kuna Yala an indigenous trip administrates the islands and inhabits a few of them. If you can`t afford to go to the Maldives in an expensive resort, visit the San Blas islands. You can either stay in one of the cabanas or you can even camp on some of the islands. Some of the cabanas are more luxurious and some less and on most of them electricity will only be available shortly after dawn.

Things to do on the San Blas islands

  • Snorkeling
  • Volleyball
  • Relax

Check out the Cabañas of San Blas on Tripadvisor or book on booking.com

Cabañas Coco Blanco

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Cabañas Aroma

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You can also enjoy a stay on a Catamaran



2. Bocas del Toro

 

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Another beautiful archichpelago is Bocas del Toro. The main island with its capital city is called Isla Colona. This place with its beautiful beaches attracts a lot of backpackes as well as surfers as there can be found some great surf spots. Some of the beaches are the Red Frog beach on Isla Bastimentos, Boca Del Drago about 30 kilometres from Bocas town and Playa Bluff which is about half an hour away from Bocas town. In Bocas del Toro you also have a great nightlife with Reggae Music and typical Carribean vibes. This is another place you definitely have to visit when in Panama. In case you want to proceed to Costa Rica book yourself a transport and head over to the border to Costa Rica.

Things to do in Bocas del Toro

  • Go surfing
  • Island hopping
  • Relax at the beach
  • Party

Where to stay in Bocas del Toro? These are some of the best hostels/hotels in Boca del Toro

Isla Solarte

Bambuda Lodge Check the latest prices on booking.com | Hostelworld.com

Isla Bastimentos

Palmar Beach Lodge Check the latest prices on booking.com | Hostelworld.com

Isla Colon

Panama’s Paradise Saigoncito’s Check the latest prices on booking.com | Hostelworld.com

 

3. Panama City

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When I see people posting in Forums or groups on Facebook I notice that Panama City does not have the best reputation as people say it is dirty and dangerous. I cannot not share this opinion at all as for me this is one of the most exciting big cities in Latin America. There is plenty to do and some parts of the city are extremely beautiful. Also it is great for shopping. You should definitely visit the Seafood market buy some fish or seafood and let one of the small restaurants there prepare it for you. Also when you heading along the promenade in the direction of the Panama Channel there are amazing Reggae Dancehall parties on the parking spots where people play loud music in their SUVs and people sell grilled meat skewers (Chuzoz/Pinchos)

Things to do in Panama City

  • Visit Panama Viejo
  • Visit Casco Viejo
  • Walk or bike the Cinta Costera
  • Visit the Panama Canal
  • Go shopping in Albrook Mall
  • Eat Ceviche or buy fish at the Mercado de mariscos

Where to stay in Panama City? These are the best hostels and hotels in Panama City

Magnolia Inn

Prices: Dormitories from 14,96 Euro

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The Magnolia Inn is located in the heart of Casco Viejo Panamas historical city centre. The location is great and rooms are clean and comfortable. You will also have access to a great spacious kitchen.

Hostel Villa Vento Surf

Prices: Dormitories from 14,68 Euro

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In this Hostel you can arrange your sailing trips to San Blas or Cartagena (Colombia). It has a swimming pool, Foosball table and a nice lounge. The staff is super friendly and helpful.

 

4. Panama Canal

 

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This is something you shouldn’t miss out on when in Panama. Maybe for some it doesn’t sound very interesting but in fact the area around the Panama channel is very beautiful to and it is a part of history.

5. Gulf of Chiriquí

In this gulf are dozens of islands islands on which you can find beautiful beaches and unspoiled nature. Here you can see whales throughout the year. The humpback whales give birth in the protected waters of protected waters of the Coiba National Park. The region is also famous area for fishing. Bocas del Toro is basically also a part of it but there are more islands that are not included in the Bocas archipelago like the Islas Secas.

 

6. La Miel

 

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La Miel is a small village (pueblo) that borders with Colombia. The beach there is incredibly beautiful and surrounded by Jungle. You can either access La Miel coming from Sapzurro in Colombia by foot or you can take a boat from Puerto Obaldia.

Unfortunately, there is no accommodation available at least not that Im aware of but you can stay in Spazurro or Capurgana in Colombia

Best place to stay

Sapzurro Hilltop Sapzurro

Prices: Dorms from 9,00 Euro

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Located in front of the Sapzurro bay and a cute little sandy beach. From there you can easily cross the border by foot to La Miel

 

7. Boquete

 

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This mountain town in the western part of Panama offers some beautiful nature and wildlife. Many tourists and backpackers come here to plan their hike to the Baru Volcano or go for a tour to a coffee farm. Here you can go hiking and enjoy some great food in the land of coffee and flowers.

Things to do in Boquete

  • Visit a coffee farm
  • Eat some great food
  • Visit Paradise Gardens
  • Visit Mi Jardine es su Jardin
  • Hike the nearby Volcano Baru
  • Visit the Caldera Hot Springs
  • Learn Spanish

Where to stay in Boquete? These are some of the best Hostels/Hotels in Boquete

Hostal Gaia

Prices: Dorms from 15,07 Euro

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Very nice atmosphere with plenty of tourist information available. The Hostel is quiet and just two blocks from the central Plaza. Apart from that it is clean and has a very well equipped kitchen.

Spanish by the River

Prices: Dorms from 11,30 Euro Private Double Room 32,96 Euro

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Very cute and clean hostel just a few meters from a bakery, restaurants and ATM. Staff is very friendly. And as the name says you can take Spanish classes here.

 

8. Santa Catalina

 

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Santa Catalina is a small fishing village that is just a perfect place to chill. This place is unspoiled and authentic and has some amazing beaches. The primary beaches are Playa Santa Catalina and Playa Estero, both beaches are covered with black sand. Also this place is known to be a great surf spot. If you don’t like surfing you can also go fishing or Scuba Diving

Things to do in Santa Catalina

  • Surfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Chilling

Where to stay in Santa Catalina? These are the best Hostels/Hotels in Santa Catalina

Hostel Villa Vento Surf

Prices: Dorms from 14,13 Euro

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This place has a pool and a great lounge and they also sell beer for 1 Dollar. It`s a clean place with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff. You can also book sailing trip to Cartagena and San Blas.

 

9. Volcan Baru

 

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The Volcan Baru or Volcan de Chiriqui how it is also called due to its location in the Chriqui province is an active volcano and with 3,475 metres the highest mountain in Panama. On a very clear day you might be able to see the Caribbean Sea as well as the Pacific Ocean from the top. You can hike up the Volcano but be aware that it is no easy hike.

Want to book a Tour? Book a Tour with Aviator

 

10. Pearl Islands

Pearl islands (Archipiélago de las Perlas) is another archipelago consisting of about 200 islands located a few miles off the Pacific Coast of Panama. The most know island is the Contadora island where many wealthy Panamanians own homes. Another important island is the Isla del Rey the second biggest island in Panama after Coiba. You can explore the island by boat and enjoy some beautiful beaches.

What to do on the Pearl Islands?

  • Whale watching
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Sunbathing

Where to stay on the Pearl Islands?

Contadora Island Inn

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Villa Condes del Mar

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11. El Valle de Anton

 

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El Valle de Anton is a pueblo (village) in the Cocle’ province in Panama. Geologists say that El Valle is located in a crater of an extinct Volcano. The place is very beautiful and laidback with lots of things to do in the nearby areas. Here you can visit some beautiful waterfalls like the Chorro El Macho or the Chorro Las Mosas or go bird watching.

Things to do in El Valle de Anton

  • Bird Watching
  • Visit the artisan and vegetable market
  • Visit Butterfly Haven
  • Canopying
  • Visit a waterfall
  • Go hiking, biking or horseback riding
  • Visit La Piedra Pintada
  • Visit the hot springs

Best Hostel in El Valle de Anton

Bodhi Hostel & Lounge

Prices: Dormitory 14,14 Euro Private Room 33,94 Euro

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Most of the furniture in this beautiful Hostel is handmade with recycled products. the facilities are clean and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Also check:

18 Places You Have to See in Colombia

13 Places You Have to See in Bolivia