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Urban Buddha Hostel Medellin

Circular 73A, No 38-55, Laureles, Medellin 05001000, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I just stayed for one night in this hostel. I can really recommend this place. The staff was really friendly and helpful, the hostel is located in a good area of the city, the beds really nice, and I had a good hot shower. The only thing I was missing was a good locker for storing my valuables. They... More

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Millwood, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived to find the kindest most handsome twins Duvan and Francisco Urrego Montoya who welcomed me as if I was family coming home. They went out of their way to help me with anything and everything even letting me play in the lovely garden. They speak beautiful English which helps especially when I was trying to book further travel.... More

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Biel, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at the hostel and it was just perfect! Nice staff, and clean and cosy rooms. Its situated in quiet an safe neighborhood and you can reach public transport within a 15 minutes walk. I can highly recommend it to every visitor of Medellin.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place has a lot of potential. The beds were great, no issues with the pillows, and it was a very relaxing atmosphere in a very safe location. The owners and staff were very nice and helpful. We had a room with a private bathroom - which was not clean upon arrival and the toilet had issues the entire time... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

First of all, the hostel is VERY relaxing. We even had an uninteruppted afternoon nap! However, we found several maggots in the cereal (on the 3rd day of eating the free breakfast). The hostel is a Little out of the way and definitely not a party hostel but thats absolutely fine for a nice relax. Then there is the unhelpful... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Far and away, the best aspect of Buddha hostel is the incredible staff. Duvan and Fransico go out of their way to ensure your stay is as perfect as can be. Duvan helped me to plan entire days in the town, decipher bus schedules, and even map out my stay in Cartagena on the Caribbean coast. When my hostel in... More

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The pics in web sites are nicer than the real place!! No hot water. Beds are really good but pillows not so good. Very helpfull I booked a private with bathroom but the one without it that has window looking over the garden is really great so i preferred that one.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a lovely chilled and relaxed hostel in a lovely location in medellín. By chance we met the owner of the hostel on our way from Salento. As we weren't so sure of where to go, when we arrived in medellín he arranged our taxis to the hostel without us even asking him. The hostel is lovely and clean,... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A very safe area, quite a few restaurants to chose from, the communal areas are nice but the room we were in was a little musty but otherwise clean and a nice private balcony. Needed better pillows though unless you bulk them up with your clothes.

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Medellin, Colombia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is an amazing and relaxing place, the decoration and design is amazing, Mariano and Martin are incredible host and generally speaking I couldn't have found a better place to stay. Thank you guys and I hope we see each other in my next trip to Medellín. Gloria

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Address: Circular 73A, No 38-55, Laureles, Medellin 05001000, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
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BREAKFAST INCLUDED Buddha Hostels, inspiring & innovating. From the success of the Secret Buddha we are pleased to give birth to our new space, the Buddha Hostel Medellin.We have tailored our hostels as unique expressions, to reflect the essence of the green city of eternal spring.The Buddha is a hostel that fuses retro-Asian design with the original Art Deco architecture of a home built in 1953 located in Laureles, the most prestigious residential sector in the heart of Medellin. Located only 5 minutes from downtown, the Stadium, and the Zona Rosa (tourist party area), in front of the Bolivariana University and within walking distance from 70th st & 33rd ave (more traditional party streets), you can walk safely day & night in the realm of a serene green environment.The Buddha Hostel proposes a new concept which unites culture, art, adventure and foremost a place to unwind and relax, paving a natural platform of exchange between visitors and locals. Our 600m home splits in two levels, housing bright and airy dorms and private rooms, a spacious balcony, and a large patio area and garden with koi pond to complete the space.The Buddha Hostel will soon become a cultural home where art exhibitions, independent film and music can be enjoyed by each individual traveller regardless of nationality or age.An original refurbished 1950s massive kitchen is fully stocked with all the toys for all to use. Since food plays a major role for anyone travelling whether it is for need or for love, Buddha Hostels is a shrine to exotic flavours, which you are invited to feast on with our home cooked meals.We also have a front deck to chill as well as giant puffs facing a 42 HD LCD flatscreen with Direct TV 24hr, Playstation 3 and a DVD player with an extensive video library. For our adventure seeking friends if you wish to see Medellin from the sky you can do so in the most natural way there is to fly ; paragliding. Feel like having your feet closer to the Earth but wish to have a bit of a rush, then climb the second largest rock on the planet, horseback ride in la burroteca(horse disco) through the forest hillside of Medellin or Pub Crawl with us. Backpacking is a lifestyle, a journey, an opportunity for self-expression; it is not just about where you go but who you know along the way. Let Buddha Hostels deliver this with Love. ... more   less 
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