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Tomate Cafe Hostel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We stayed at this hostel in the form room and liked the place even though it is a bit run down. The dorm is spacious and the kitchen is well equipped and they have two quite cats. Overall we were quite happy until we figured out that somebody had stolen our cash. We were the only people in the hostels...

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Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 2 October 2015

You more or less get what you pay for; it's a budget hostel and no one's being fooled, but it's definitely on the fairer side of pricing. There's only one bathroom, complete with suicide shower, and the kitchen is a sort of shack - but there's a stereo for your music, it's fairly comfortable, some of the staff are very...

Thank Jim S
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 11 April 2015

The Tomate Cafe Hostel offers several types of rooms. We stayed in a private room, which was very clean and spacious. The shower gave warm water. Breakfast was not included, but provided in the restaurant for a small fee. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The hostel also offers a kitchen and a small garden at the back. The...

Thank Sabine1985
ann arbor
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Only a better writer could make this a better review, so let me simply say in 32 years of visits to Latin American hostels, this was the best one. When it comes to his customers, innkeeperJuan Carlos seems in complete command of the important distinction between full satisfaction and total delight. To stay anywhere else in town is to miss...

Thank novato1953
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 September 2014

The location is perfect, right on the central place. The staff is particularly friendly and always smiling. The price is very cheap, but our room was quite dirty during our stay (hair, dust, etc.). It appears that the place is being renovated so maybe the staff was overloaded with other stuff to do. The internet worked well and the garden...

Thank Romain P
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here, I stayed a whole week. Owner is very nice and everyone else there as well! Location is great and a great value. If you are dependent on the internet though, that didn't work the best (but not sure that it did anywhere in Guatape). Beautiful place to visit in Colombia and this is a...

Thank Lavananda
Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Great location and nice owner, but the dorm I was in smelled bad and the beds were too hard for my tastes. I moved after one day. The kitchen is a work in progress. During low season there are lots of hotels in the area for not much more. If you stay on the square, beware of the church bells....

Thank NaturalSoul1
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Juan is the owner and he is very helpful. The accommodations are pretty cozy and very affordable. You can use a kitchen in the back as well. Juan can help you with any questions you may have. I recommend staying here because it is quiet at night yet has a nice central location that is close to everything.

Thank chelleg1211
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed here in a private double with ensuite and TV for 25COP a night. The location is brilliant and the young girl who was working was very friendly, despite not being able to communicate much. The second night we slept there, there was no toilet paper and when I asked, the lady working (I presume the young girl's mother)...

Thank StephieAlice_13
Juan V, Owner at Tomate Cafe Hostel, responded to this review

We have recently relocated the Tomate Cafe Hostal to a new location right on the central square in Guatape. Unfortunately, due to the unscrupulous actions of our previous landlord, we learned that she was accepting business in our old location...and in our name. We have remedied this situation, and we would love to see you next time in our new...

Reviewed 2 August 2013

This hostel is great. The location is right in the middle of beautiful Guatape and the staff at the (family owned) hostel are super helpful and very friendly. They have a restaurant with good food (even vegetarian!) and the rooms are a good deal. Overall, one of the better hostels we've seen in Colombia.

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently situated in the central square of Guatapé (Since January 2014), in front of the beautiful and historic church, we offer economic and comfortable accommodation away enough of the noisy party zone (our previous location). From our backyard garden, you can enjoy a coffee and share with other travelers. We have tables in front of the hostel so you can watch the life of the pueblo, as you relax and have a beer or meal. The hostel is located just few meters from the lake. Tomate Café Hostel is owned and operated by a warm Colombian family, where someone is always available to assist you. We are fluent in both English and Spanish.Many services and extras are available. We offer healthy and vegetarian food from our on-site kitchen/restaurant, international and local full all prepared by a cheff. We also offer activities like rock-climbing, hiking tours to the waterfalls and around the area, free information for tourists about and logistics for the next part of your journey. We are Good People!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tomate Cafe Hostel

Address: Carrera 31 30 -41, Guatape 053840, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Guatape
Number of rooms: 4
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“There are no bad rooms.”
novato1953, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
“not a room in the back...!!!”
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frenchexpatriate, 23 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Great value for money.....for a couple nights this was a great find. Thanks Juan.”
lakefever, 13 Feb 2013 | Read review
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