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Casa Kiwi Hostel Medellin

Carrera 36 7 10, Medellin, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arriving at 20:15 on Monday 24th of August 2015 I asked if they had beds in dorms available. They asked if I was Colombian, and after giving an affirmative answer they said "No, for Colombians no." With this behavior they are incurring in discrimination acts by nationality and acting against the Colombian Law and violating the fundamental right of equality.... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there at the beginning of May 2013 and my surprise when I arrived was that I was discriminated for being Colombian! Basically this hostel just works for foreigns backpackers. Why? Well according to them Colombians are too loud and too messy! and therefore if we want to stay there we have to pay a single room, which is... More 

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located at Parque Lleras where most of the nightlife is going on and many artsy cafes and shops can be found. For this perfect position the accommodation is unbeatable. 40.000 Peso for big a double room or 25.000 for dorms. When you enter the hostel you instantly feel home and its hard not to like the chilled ambient in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

As my friend and I got into Medellin we were ecstatic to begin our two week holiday. All of this changed when we checked in to the Kiwi hostel. The reception staff was rude, unhelpful, and made us feel like it was a burden to stay there. I mean I realize that they deal with backpacker gringos all the time... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We stayed in a private room, and got robbed by the cleaning lady. She took some of our US money and pesos, and left some too...probably hoping we would not notice. The staff laughed at us, even after we went to get a police report made up and saw the security footage, and said "you have got no proof at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Spent a week in Casa Kiwi & had a wonderful time - Medellín is a great city. Rooms are pretty comfortable, small bar, one of the best hostel pool tables I've found. There is a courtyard area with hammocks & a chill out space on the roof with a tiny pool to cool off in. The restaurant serves nice food... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Casa Kiwi is an incredible place to stay in Medellin. There are lots of great spaces to relax and common areas to meet people. The staff were all so helpful and friendly and the cleaning staff did a great job to ensure the place was always clean. It's not a party hostel but It's in the best area of town... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stayed in a private room here and had the equivalent of $180 stolen. After watching 2 days of security footage over 4hrs it showed only the cleaner could have entered our room. Management blamed another guest who would have had to break into the room steal the money and somehow lock the door again in 30 seconds. Houdini isn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Great hostel, with a nice and friendly staff. They have amazing tours and great suggestions. They are located centrally and near great nightlife. I would definitely stay at Casa Kiwi again, for my next visit! Highly recommended

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Came into Medellin on the overnight bus from Bogota. By the time I arrived it was about 9:30 am and I hadn't slept a wink. All I wanted to do was find a bed and sleep for a bit. I had no reservations so taxi cab driver recommended this place because it had "mucho americanos"...I should have known. Casa Kiwi... More 

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