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The Wandering Paisa

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My cousin and I were looking for a hostel to stay in for a couple nights since we were staying with Couch Surfing for most of our trip and we decided to come here We absolutely loved it. The staff was friendly and really helpful, the hostel is 2 min walk from the metro you can use to go to...

Thank Mylène L
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I stay here on a friends recommendation and it isnt disappointing at all. Nice culture about the place. The staff contribute to that. Most guests are pretty considerate at night. The hostel is good for closing the bar at a reasonable time (I am a bit mature and sleep is important hehe). I think there are far less considerate hostels...

Thank El J
Fremont, California
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This was definitely one of my favorite hostels. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is a little bar downstairs. The hammocks were great for lounging around. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate many guests. There are regular activities, and they are very fun and engaging. If you're staying in Medellin, I highly recommend staying here!

Thank mshergill
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly, the beds are the most comfy I have stayed in in south america. The owner is so helpful and guided us through all to do in medellin, and colombia in general. The bar is super cheap and the kitchen is awesome. Would always stay here when coming to colombia and would highly recommend to everyone else. The owner, told...

Thank Libbyskilling
Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel is clean and spacious. They arrange multiple activities for guests which is good. The surrounding area is mostly residential and secure. Is near la 70 but far away from El Poblado area. A Metro station is near as well as restaurants and a supermarket. We were a group of 5 people staying in a room of 6 with...

Thank Angel V
brentandfriends, Owner at The Wandering Paisa, responded to this review

Hey Angel. Thanks for the comment. I believe there was a misunderstanding. We never charged you extra for the bed, we simply just warned you that if you continued to use the bed you would be charged. Since you did not, you were not charged upon checkout. We have no record of charging you or anyone in your group extra....

Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great hostel with great vibes! I really enjoyed my stay here, it had incredible drink prices at the bar, the staff were super friendly and gave great advice on what to do, eat and drink in Medellin! I loved my stay here thanks everyone at the paisa for making it awesome!

Thank Daniel H
Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Wandering Paisa Hostel is one of the best (if not the best) hostel in Medellin. The owner Brent is super nice and a great guy. Their weekly events are always a great time. Every other weekend they host Karaoke night, which is their best parties. The staff their is great and will help you with anything you need. The...

Thank FranciscoJavierMacia
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I've never felt so at home in a hostel. The dorms and bathrooms are really clean, the showers are hot, the kitchen is really well equipped, and the staff are really helpful and warm. The location is great too in a vibrant part of the city. The bar is the perfect place to meet people. The bar man was especially...

Thank Dw12990
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I ve made a long stay in this great hostel, the staff was amazing, the ambiance is really cool with a lot activities like karaoke night, open mic night, salsa lessons, a bar is open everday inside the hostal always running by cool people. The Area is really colombian fare from the poblado area.

Thank Dryan N
Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Everyone is so friendly and inclusive at this hostel! The area is less touristy but doesn't have the charming vibe of Pablado. Huge plus of the area is the stadium complex, be sure to visit for a workout, football match or just to people watch. No complaints about the rooms, bar has good prices and most people speak Spanish, great...

Thank Becca B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The authentic Paisa Backpackers experience! Centrally located and closest to the Metro and the "Local Zona Rosa". Safe, clean, and relaxing. Managed by an American and a Colombian, we seek to immerse travellers in the local "Paisa" culture while providing them with a safe and comfortable place to stay. We have the most comfortable beds in Medellin, along with hand painted murals in every room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wandering Paisa

Address: Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76 | Laureles, Medellin, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Price Range: RM61 - RM173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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“Great location to bars, restaurants, and dance clubs.”
FranciscoJavierMacia, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you come to this place, try get one of the bigger dorms with fewer beds in it”
obert1979, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I had the private room with a toilet on the ground floor. A bit loud, but easy in and out.”
gavins357, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best dorm room is definitely Uruguay in my opinion, AC and only four beds”
conorm820, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The 4-bed dorm has A/C”
yup66, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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