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The Wandering Paisa

Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76 | Laureles, Medellin, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Stuttgart, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the best hostel I've ever stayed in. The location is alright, with the Setenta and several supermarkets around. You can go to downtown with the metro, which I haven't done, but I don't think it's too hard. I booked a single room and payed 20€ a night (about 55000 CP). The room was completely overpriced. It is directly opposite... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for about a week and had such a great time! It's in Laureles which is a more local experience then Poblado. There is a long strip of bars and restaurants just two blocks away, perfect for practicing the salsa you learned during the free salsa class offered by the hostel! The staff are super helpful and always... More

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Pedasi, Panama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wandering Paisa is well-known in the backpacker circle as a great place to meet up with other backpackers and grab a beer at their comfortable bar. The hostel is well thought out and it's easy to see why they do so well. Coffee is available all day and the beds are comfortable. The hostel is clean and rules are... More

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Medellin, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for a week at the wandering paisa and really enjoyed my stay there. the location is good, in the Laureles neighbourhood, close to bars, restaurants and the Estadio metro station, so you can get around the city easily. the staff there are reaLly friendly and helpful, giving you reccommendations about what to see in the city, where to... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am writing this review in response to the 'St Patrick's day party' and having stayed at TWP before. The thing I love about this hostel is how it has deeply routed itself as part of the city. There are events though out the week that have travellers and Colombians mixing and having a good time together. It's very important... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay in this hostel and found it ideal for a solo traveler looking to meet new and interesting people. The location is ideal for anyone who is trying to get of the tourist trail. The location is near the Metro makes travel within Medellin easy and it is nearby major supermarkets and bars. The layout of... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The set up - three late 20 year old lads traveling in Colombia midweek. The Wandering Paisa is located in the more "local" central part of Medellin close to one of the universities, several miles north of the Poblado district, which is home to some of the popular backpacker hostels. Because it's a few miles away, the Wandering Paisa is... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

If you are like me and want to stay in a Hostel in an area that is not entirely foreigners, is close to the main attractions and nightlife, and has an incredibly cool vibe with a lot of hangout areas then The Wandering Paisa is perfect for you. Here is the difference between Wandering Paisa and the other hostels in... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I recently stayed at the Wandering Paisa for 2 months. During this time I was imppressed by the friendly and helpful staff, the opportunities I had to interact with locals at events the hostel held, and the location which is in a not so touristy area of Medellin. If you want to see Gringos everywhere you go and speak English... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Not the best location. Need the metro to get to down town. Not near other hostels like those in el pablado. Rooms are small and cramped. No air conditioning so quite hot. Staff a friendly and helpful. Hostel is close to supermarkets and some bars.

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Additional Information about The Wandering Paisa

Address: Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76 | Laureles, Medellin, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 75 Specialty lodging in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The authentic Paisa Backpackers experience! Centrally located and closest to the Metro and the "Local Zona Rosa". Safe, clean, and relaxing. Managed by an American and a Colombian, we seek to immerse travellers in the local "Paisa" culture while providing them with a safe and comfortable place to stay. We have the most comfortable beds in Medellin, along with hand painted murals in every room. ... more   less 
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