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Urban Buddha Hostel Medellin

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Some of the pictures are a little deceptive, but not necessarily intentionally. It's not a boutique hostel, it's just a decently run, cheap, no frills backpacker hostel that attracts a nice (albeit young) crowd, and with good and courteous staff. My husband and I were on a leg of our honeymoon, and thought getting the private room would be a... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Good hostel, beds are comfortable but only 2 showers for the whole hostel. Bathrooms are not super clean and they should think about cleaning the toilets and the trash can more often... The staff is helpful. It is NOT a party hostel. Most of the people seems to smoke weed or they just look high all the time!! The location... More 

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Maringa, PR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A hostel full of vibe and interesting people . All rooms are large and comfortable, but the most delicious is to spend time in the garden. Staff are attentive and more than simple workers of the place. The region where it is located is quiet, so a good place to have quiet nights. Grab a beer and enturme with people... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself is beautiful the problems are: A lot of noise we couldn't sleep and we went to bad at 1:00 not so early. No fan. It is really hot. No atmosphere. The crew is helpless. Can't help you with anything. In the end they where trying to make us pay on another night because they told us we... More 

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

That is not a good hostel. I have no idea how it is rated that high, might have been good sometime in the past. It has a bad location at a distinct neighborhood, far from everything, the stuff is apathetic- they will answer your question, given that they know the answer (often they don't), but god forbid a smile. Our... More 

1 Thank Rotem Z
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We arrived at the hostel late on Friday night with a booking that was confirmed two days earlier. We had confirmed in the booking that we were going to be arriving late and had received no correspondence to suggest that this would be an issue. Upon arrival we were informed that the hostel was overbooked at the time we had... More 

2 Thank Matt S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Small hostel - not near the nightlife however a perfect place to explore the rest of the city. The rooms were basic but good value and the atmosphere and communal area were fantastic. The people were lovely. Would definitely stay again! Breakfast is free however you must make it yourself on some pretty terrible frying pans. Good luck!

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Hyderabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015

The hostel has a positive vibe and I was excited about the place when I checked in. I had a private room (but shared bathroom). The room was pretty cute, however, there was no fan so I had to keep my windows open. This meant that I could be subject to horrible ukulele players since the window opened up into... More 

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New Delhi, India
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights here. Positives: Safe area, good food options nearby Nice garden Towels provided Breakfast fine, had to cook yourself Friendly and knowledge staff Negatives : Not much atmosphere Quite a walk to the metro Too many beds in the dorm room for the space Kitchen crowded at breakfast time Not that clean

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Really nice hostel - very pleasing on the eye. Very chilled, laid back, friendly staff - this is more of a party hostel that some that we stayed in, but its not over the top and i didnt lose out on any sleep ever etc. Staff are friendly and helpful -giving directions, advising on travel, booking taxis etc. Supermarket at... More 

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BREAKFAST INCLUDED Buddha Hostels, inspiring & innovating. From the success of the Secret Buddha we are pleased to give birth to our new space, the Buddha Hostel Medellin.We have tailored our hostels as unique expressions, to reflect the essence of the green city of eternal spring.The Buddha is a hostel that fuses retro-Asian design with the original Art Deco architecture of a home built in 1953 located in Laureles, the most prestigious residential sector in the heart of Medellin. Located only 5 minutes from downtown, the Stadium, and the Zona Rosa (tourist party area), in front of the Bolivariana University and within walking distance from 70th st & 33rd ave (more traditional party streets), you can walk safely day & night in the realm of a serene green environment.The Buddha Hostel proposes a new concept which unites culture, art, adventure and foremost a place to unwind and relax, paving a natural platform of exchange between visitors and locals. Our 600m home splits in two levels, housing bright and airy dorms and private rooms, a spacious balcony, and a large patio area and garden with koi pond to complete the space.The Buddha Hostel will soon become a cultural home where art exhibitions, independent film and music can be enjoyed by each individual traveller regardless of nationality or age.An original refurbished 1950s massive kitchen is fully stocked with all the toys for all to use. Since food plays a major role for anyone travelling whether it is for need or for love, Buddha Hostels is a shrine to exotic flavours, which you are invited to feast on with our home cooked meals.We also have a front deck to chill as well as giant puffs facing a 42 HD LCD flatscreen with Direct TV 24hr, Playstation 3 and a DVD player with an extensive video library. For our adventure seeking friends if you wish to see Medellin from the sky you can do so in the most natural way there is to fly ; paragliding. Feel like having your feet closer to the Earth but wish to have a bit of a rush, then climb the second largest rock on the planet, horseback ride in la burroteca(horse disco) through the forest hillside of Medellin or Pub Crawl with us. Backpacking is a lifestyle, a journey, an opportunity for self-expression; it is not just about where you go but who you know along the way. Let Buddha Hostels deliver this with Love. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Urban Buddha Hostel Medellin

Address: Circular 73A, No 38-55, Laureles, Medellin 05001000, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Price Range: RM63 - RM183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Pick a room with windows & ventilation, because the 8-person dorm near the front with NO windows smelled like caca after a few hours”
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“If you're going for a private double room, try to get one of the ones upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Rob586, 24 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The private rooms to the left of the central staircase on the 2nd floor are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles VeroniT, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
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