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Hostel El Encuentro

2.5 of 5 Vereda Quebrada Arriba, Guatape, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this hostel because of the pictures online. The views looked amazing. Location : The hostel is a bit out of town, but it was a pretty easy walk and we always felt safe. It's insulated from "city" noises because of this. There are a couple of convenience stores a few minutes down the road towards the town. Layout... More 

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Panama City, Panama
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I came here for the stunning views from the balcony. They were great. I was disappointed in the dull service that was not really unfriendly but not very friendly either. No real community within the guests / hosts, like in the Lake View hostel. Not possible to buy breakfast / lunch / dinner. Possibility to rent overpriced kayak. Free coffee.... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We spent the night camping here which was a little cold and the sleeping bags did not zip properly but it was good, great views and friendly staff I would definitely return and stay here again . We only were here one night so maybe two would have been better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hostel, out of town so you get next to no boat or car traffic to disturb the beautiful views. The staff were all super (great advice, trekked with us, played live music and gave free hugs). We had come from a massive party weekend in Medellin so it was the perfect place to relax, recover and do some physical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We grabbed a 3.000 peso motochiva because of heavy backpacks, but you could walk in 10 minutes from the bus stop. Walked into the hostel to a very friendly greeting from both Lina and Rafael, saw the stunning view and asked if we could stay a third night though we had only reserved two. We met the owner, Greg, the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I found El Encuentro to have a nice charm about it. The staff were friendly and helpful, whether it was setting up a tour or simply ordering pizza for delivery! Our dorm room was small but because we were traveling with four we really didn't mind the close quarters and we slept quite well. The kitchen was stocked well and... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place is over rated. We booked a room with a view and it was separate from the main house. The walls were paper thin and you could hear other people snoring in the room next to us and down the hall. The beds were just awful too. It charges hotel prices for being a hostel and the kitchen in... More 

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hostelelencuentro, Owner at Hostel El Encuentro, responded to this review

We are very sorry that this guest did not enjoy their stay with us. We strongly disagree with most of the comments made by the writer and invite readers to consider our many other positive reviews written by Trip Advisor users who have written more than just one review. All of the staff at Hostel El Encuentro including myself are... More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Located about 10-15 minutes from the center (a good exercise), hostel el Encuentro is a quiet, gorgeous and "magical" place with very reasonable rates for what you get. I spent 6 nights there in mid-July and each morning I felt like waking up in paradise with view of a horse grazing on the hills that drop down to a tributary... More 

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San Diego, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great hostel, but it is a hostel not a resort as some other reviewers have said. The accommodations are basic and the beds are not really comfortable, but that is to be expected in a hostel. The location is perfect - we had a window overlooking the lake and felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, yet it's... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hostel has an amazing view over the lakes and the big rock. You can do the hike up the rock from here and they have many other activities, we did a very nice hike to the waterfalls. Guided by the staff from the hostel. The staff is so friendly, helpfull and they really make the nice atmosphere in the... More 

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Address: Vereda Quebrada Arriba, Guatape, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Guatape
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostel El Encuentro 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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