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

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

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

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

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

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

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

Check the current prices on Hostelworld.com

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Quelle: lakeviewhostel.com

Price: Bed in a dormitory from 7,50 Euro

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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

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

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

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

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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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Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

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

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

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

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

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

Read the reviews on Tripadvisor

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

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