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    El Rio Hostel

    Km 49 Troncal del Caribe, Buritaca 470009, Colombia
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    Overview
    • Excellent91%
    • Very good7%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
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    “the river” (22 reviews)
    “brownie” (7 reviews)
    “private beach” (6 reviews)
    Free Parking
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    Pets Allowed
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    1 - 5 of 60 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    El río has accommodation to suit all budgets from hammocks to private cabanas The lay out is breath taking, beautiful secluded river, chill out hammocks and plenty of green space around to sunbathe or play volleyball or relax in the bar to have a cheeky...More

    Thank maryjane741139
    Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

    We had 3 nights at El Rio. It is a great hostel in a beautiful jungle location right on the river. It has only been open a year and the facilities and lay out are great. We had a private hut not there are no...More

    Thank SGMac
    Response from Benjamin D, Owner at El Rio HostelResponded 15 December 2017

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to review us, it sounds like overall you had a good stay at El Rio. You'll be pleased to hear that at some point we will be building some private en-suite rooms so that we have all bases covered...More

    Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

    Thank you guys for the nice paradise you have created. It was an amazing party last Saturday, the staff is more than friendly and helpful, the night in the private dorm to Monday nice and the movie night the best thing to do on a...More

    Thank Andreas M
    Response from Benjamin D, Owner at El Rio HostelResponded 15 December 2017

    Thanks for the review, family dinners are a great way for everyone to get to know one another so we will definitely be keeping those up. Let us know when you're planning on coming back! See you again, Ben and the team

    Reviewed 20 November 2017

    My girlfriend and I extended our stay in El Rio Hostel because we were taken back by the tranquility and isolation of Elo Rio's jungle hostel. We were in all sorts of fantastical emotions gazing at the Hostel's space. There are hammocks to relax in,...More

    Thank dchlam
    Response from Benjamin D, Owner at El Rio HostelResponded 15 December 2017

    Hi guys, thanks for the review. It's always good to take some time to get to know the place and stay a few days to do plenty of activities - we now have a dedicated activity volunteer so there is plenty to do all the...More

    Reviewed 8 November 2017

    Genuinely the best hostel I've been to in Caribe and probably Colombia. Ben and Guy (the owners) are very involved, funny and so helpful, the volunteers are great and fun to hang out with and you can tell all the hard work that has been...More

    Thank FrancescaClava
    Response from Benjamin D, Owner at El Rio HostelResponded 14 November 2017

    Hi Francesca, thanks for the review. We greatly appreciated you guys popping up to see us all the time and hang out, I'll have to tell Shir and Sean to get some more volunteers like you! Make sure you come and say hello when you're...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$45 - US$46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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    • Location
    • Colombia >
    • Magdalena Department >
    • Santa Marta District >
    • Buritaca
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    Room Tips
    "Private rooms not hammocks wayyyy better- blocks out the sound"
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    "Book the deluxe dorm with air conditioning!"
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    "Depends what you are after - we were a Middle Aged couple therefore wanted our privacy so paid the extra..."
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    "Cabins are simple and comfy and you barely hear the bar in the evening (only the howler monkeys in the..."
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