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SECRET Buddha Hostel Medellin

calle 94 B sur No 51-121, la Estrella, Medellin, Colombia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

If you’re like me and enjoy off the beaten path locales I would highly recommend the Secret Buddha Hostel. Yes, it’s not in the center of town but that’s what makes it unique and special. The metro is simple to use and you always have friendly staff and locals ready and willing to help you find your way. The hostel... More 

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Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed here for one night, when we arrived cold wet and tired from a late flight to Medellin. Although it was initially quite difficult to find, we were greeted warmly by Mariano, Anna and the lovely lady who worked there. We were made to feel right at home, and pointed in direction of a local restaurant. We had a... More 

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Eugene, Or
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I love finding hidden little places when traipsing through big cities. However, Secret Buddha simply isn't worth the distance. The place is poorly managed and the rooms are tacky. The owner believes that the tacky room themes (including, but not limited to, awkwardly placed stuffed animals), are a bonus and something that sets the place apart. The truth is, it... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My stay at Secret Buddha was exceptional. After a long bus ride from Bogota all I wanted to do was rest. When I arrived late night I was greeted by Ceci, the wonderful lady that works there, she showed my bed, gave me a towel and was left to rest. This is the most warming welcome I have received at... More 

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Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Super friendly owner with a wealth of knowledge. Chic, cool place to stay with very regular passing buses to the Metro Station. Then the city is your oyster. The hostel. WOW. I could have stayed here a week. Hang out, read, whatever. Has great WiFi as well. I loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Had a great stay at the Budha. Expect excellent service, a peaceful environment, and immaculate rooms. The owner is a great guy and is very helpful, and he even gave me a ride all the way to center. Don't expect a party as this hostel is strictly for relation. I can't recommend this place enough! I hope you enjoy your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We were very excited about staying in this hostel. Both of us are hardy travelers who have traveled both together and separately and without accompaniment to such places as central Asia, Nicaragua, and the Tibetan regions in W. Sichuan, etc. While this was certainly not the dirtiest place either of us have ever stayed, it was up there. Considering the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Although the Secret Hostel is not in the centre, that should definitely not be a reason why you choose not to stay in such a wonderful hostel. With a perfectly simple Metro line and friendly locals getting around is easy. The hostel is quiet and a perfect place to relax and unwind after a day on the busy streets. The... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Really nice hostel, on the outskirt of Medellin, away from city hectics, setting and views are great, not even mentioning the food. The room was a bit small for what you pay and it´s also a bit noisy. However, it is a beautiful place, the owners and staff were very helpful and we even went parapente with them - really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

It is like 20 minutes away from the subway, except for that it is one wise choice. The staff is always ready for anything you can need.

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