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The Wandering Paisa

Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76 | Laureles, Medellin, Colombia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hostel has friendly staff who are helpful. Most of hostel was clean except for the room I stayed in. Floor needed a good clean. 4 beds squeezed in meant not much room for backpacks etc. Balcony outside room tended to be noisy at night ( had to leave window open as it was so hot). Breakfast was good.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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54 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice 4 bed room with no bunks! Issue was opened out onto the shared balcony so a little noisy at night as left window open for air. Room and beds comfy and towels give for showers which was a bonus. Decent shared bathrooms either like a home or more shared bathroom type set-up. Staff really cool and friendly.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wandering Paisa played a key role in making my stay in Medellin the great experience that it was. The staff was very friendly and always ready to help me with any questions that i had. They always were in a good mood and excited to teach visitors about their city! The hostel in itself was very clean and had... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely the place to go when you want to experience Medellin at it's best! Comfy beds, awesome bar, and close to everything including the Metro. We had a great time here and all the staff were super helpful. Thanks TWP!

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Quito, Ecuador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for one night but wish we could have stayed here longer. This place really has some great staff- they made my stay very enjoyable! At night it gets pretty loud depending on what activity is going on, but i think the rooms are ideally situated so that the noise doesn't disturb you as you try to sleep.... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed a few days in the paisa hostel and i really enjoyed it. Amazing place with very friendly staff and owner. Its a good place to get to know the real side of Medellin. The price is good and has a great atmosphere. This hostel has great events like language exchange and free salsa classes and the karaoke night... More

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Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Having stayed in 2 other places in Medellin before, The Wandering Paisa has been my best experience. The price is good, the staff is helpful and bilingual, the facilities and beds are good, and it has a great atmosphere. I love the events that they host there (I got to experience open mic and karaoke) and it's a great way... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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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Address: Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76 | Laureles, Medellin, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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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