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Paris, France
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Run by volunteers and a handsome dueno, this hidden hostel enjoys a central location that's great for going out at night. The building is ran-down and has very little sound isolation. The inner yard gathers folks around its hammock and the fish pond, which is pretty fun as you get to meet lots of interesting people, but don't count on...

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Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

Sick hostel! Definitely the nicest I've seen, lots of room in dorms and great showers. Standard but good breakfast. Not in the tourist/hostel centre of town but not too far from there and much cheaper than those hostels Staff were very cool, helping you with anything. I broke my phone on the last day and they told me where to...

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San Francisco, California, United States
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Pretty great hostel. Very chill vibe (exactly what we wanted). Room was generally clean and bathroom was decent (but clean). Good location, close to supermarket, restaurants and metro. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The kitchen is pretty clean and well-equipped. Definitely recommended.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Although I just stayed for one night in this hostel. I can really recommend this place. The staff was really friendly and helpful, the hostel is located in a good area of the city, the beds really nice, and I had a good hot shower. The only thing I was missing was a good locker for storing my valuables. They...

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Millwood, New York
Reviewed 27 July 2014

I arrived to find the kindest most handsome twins Duvan and Francisco Urrego Montoya who welcomed me as if I was family coming home. They went out of their way to help me with anything and everything even letting me play in the lovely garden. They speak beautiful English which helps especially when I was trying to book further travel....

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Biel, Switzerland
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the hostel and it was just perfect! Nice staff, and clean and cosy rooms. Its situated in quiet an safe neighborhood and you can reach public transport within a 15 minutes walk. I can highly recommend it to every visitor of Medellin.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This place has a lot of potential. The beds were great, no issues with the pillows, and it was a very relaxing atmosphere in a very safe location. The owners and staff were very nice and helpful. We had a room with a private bathroom - which was not clean upon arrival and the toilet had issues the entire time...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2014

First of all, the hostel is VERY relaxing. We even had an uninteruppted afternoon nap! However, we found several maggots in the cereal (on the 3rd day of eating the free breakfast). The hostel is a Little out of the way and definitely not a party hostel but thats absolutely fine for a nice relax. Then there is the unhelpful...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Far and away, the best aspect of Buddha hostel is the incredible staff. Duvan and Fransico go out of their way to ensure your stay is as perfect as can be. Duvan helped me to plan entire days in the town, decipher bus schedules, and even map out my stay in Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. When my hostel in...

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Pasto
Reviewed 11 June 2014

The pics in web sites are nicer than the real place!! No hot water. Beds are really good but pillows not so good. Very helpfull I booked a private with bathroom but the one without it that has window looking over the garden is really great so i preferred that one.

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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: RM62 - RM182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Bring always a lock with you when staying there”
 of 5 bubbles 388bea, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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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”
 of 5 bubbles alwaysLVA, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“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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