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“Boring Hostel, Boring Neighborhood” 1 of 5 stars
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Grand Hostel
Tranversal 6 No. 45-70 - Poblado, Patio Bonito, Medellin, Colombia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Michigan, North Dakota
2 reviews
“Boring Hostel, Boring Neighborhood”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

After reading all the great reviews I made the mistake of switching over here after our Poblado hostel got over booked. I don't get why people go to hostels to sit around watch TV and read books. If your one those nerdy types this place is for you, however if you actually want to get out experience the culture of Medellin and be around like minded travelers try one of the many great hostels in Poblado. There you will find cool people and all the nice shops restaurants and clubs. Otherwise enjoy staying in this sterile mundane hostel in a cookie cutter suburb of Medellin with a bunch of bird watchers.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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GrandHostelMedellin, Owner at Grand Hostel, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
Hello, sorry we did not meet your expectations about the Hostel and the city, we are making efforts to make the travelers to feel as home and to have a place where they can rest from all the activities and turism in Medellin, that is why usually our guest reserve for one or two days and then stay for a week to take the time to really see the city and to learn from the culture and the local people.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the trip and find the party hostels you are looking for.
Take care,
Lucy
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This hostel located in a 1,000,000 $ house is by far the best place I went in my trip. Go there to relax, enjoy a time off, watch a movie, cook in the fully equiped kitchen and enjoy the super Highspeed internet connexion. I went there because I got sick of those crazy/dumb/Aussie/party hostels. Lucy is lovely, and really funny, she can help you with everything you need.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GrandHostelMedellin, Owner at Grand Hostel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Hello and thank you. For comments like yours is that I am so happy to work at Grand Hostel Medellin, is a pleasure for us to do everything in our posibilities to make your staying in Medellín the best experience of your traveling.
Enjoy your trip and hope to see you again!!
Lucy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I stayed here for almost two weeks while I was in Medellin. It was recomended by a friend. Lucy the owner was only too happy to give up here time to help whenever I needed something. The internet is the fastest and most reliable I have seen in South America and even many places in Australia. It is in a great part of the city, close to everything, very safe. The only reason it has 4 stars and not 5 is because some of the posture beds are very hard. A little too hard for me, but I just asked and was moved to a softer mattress. Not a problem! Thanks Lucy and co!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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GrandHostelMedellin, Owner at Grand Hostel, responded to this review, February 7, 2014
Hello, thanks for your comments, is a pleasure to receive comments as yours, make our work very gratefull and wanting to get better in helping our guest to feel as home away from home, and to enjoy the city and the culture of Medellin.
Take care and hope you come back to Grand Hostel Medellin,
Lucy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This place is in a great location in Poblado. We stayed only one night but felt very comfortable. There was a party going on during the evening but the noise suddenly stopped as the group of people went to an outside area of the house.....I guess so that other people could sleep. This was great but the real star of this place was 'Lucy'. She had a cold when we met her but she was extremely helpful and helped us to quickly sort out a small issue we had with our flights and prepared breakfast early in the morning when we arrived and was generally just a great host!
Recommended!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I stayed in Grand Hostel Medellin and it was really good. Lucy is the best host ever and she speaks fluently English. When we first arrived there we had booked a private room, but the room had no window. We did not want to stay there and we were a bit disappointed, but Lucy gave us a dorm room for private use. She immediately looked for a solution and we stayed for three days. Lucy has a big house with large kitchen and garden/terrace. She informed us about all the activities in Medellin. It was a very good stay. I recommend it !!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bogota, Colombia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

A friend recommended the Grand Hostel to me, and I'm glad she did. It is located in the El Poblado area, and is close enough to walk to almost any/everything (the metro, restaurants, the square, bars/pubs/clubs) but far enough away from the noise that when you want to go to sleep it is quiet enough to do so.

The staff were all very friendly and, should I go back to Medellin, I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

There are many hostels in Colombia, but only one Grand Hostel! This is my 3rd time to stay here. Lucy is a wonderful hostess, speaks fluent English and is a native paisa. She is very friendly and helpfull, she even took me to her dentist!!
The location is in a safe, quiet neighborhood, yet only 3 blocks from a big grocery/department store and the Poblado Metro station, which offers easy connections to all the best places in the city.
When you come to Medellin, do yourself a favor and stay in the Grand Hostel ... you will be glad you did.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tranversal 6 No. 45-70 - Poblado, Patio Bonito, Medellin, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 96 Specialty Lodging in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Hostel Medellin offers the most authentic cultural experience in Medellin, travelers can enjoy a safe and comfortable place. We are located in the upmarket suburb in the Village Patio Bonito, two blocks from the supermarket Success. We are also a 5 min walk from the metro, which will take you anywhere in the city. Our bilingual staff is happy to provide any information on tourism in Medellin, airport transfer. Cable TV also offer HD and 3D, we have a large kitchen, laundry service, complimentary broadband and wifi. ... more   less 
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