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“Refreshing Hostel, must stay in Armenia!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostal Casa Quimbaya
Calle 16N # 14-92 | Sector la Fogata, Armenia, Colombia   |  
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Smiths Falls, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Refreshing Hostel, must stay in Armenia!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I decided to stay here because a crunch of time, and didn't do much research on it.
It could arguably be the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in! Everything is so clean, smells that way too. Service is very friendly and accommodating! The location is second to none in terms of proximity to food. Many options available nearby: Lebanese, Mexican, Chinese to name a few. Also there is a fantastic café in the basement where the food and coffee is all Awesome! (try the chicken sandwich). Overall this place is a must stay, and is an affordable and refreshing place for backpackers who spend most of their time in S**teholes.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Quimbaya Hostel is a small backpackers hostel in Armenia (very good, safe location) and has a very cozy atmosphere with a nice kitchen and also a comfortable lounge area. It is clean and has also a great cafe downstairs with good breakfast and of course perfect Colombian coffee. The stuff is super friendly and willing to help. BoB and we really enjoyed our time here and it's worth a visit for one or two nights. (Unfortunately Armenia has not that much to offer)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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casaquimbaya, Director de Recepción at Hostal Casa Quimbaya, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your opinion, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the hostel, we are still working on those things to improve our service. have a nice day
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heredia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Hostel is about a 30 minute walk to downtown Armenia. 5 minute walk to surrounding grocery stores, banks, etc.

Nice and spacious hostel, however, dorms are tightly packed without much room to out belongings. Also, mosquitoes like to buzz around at night, which takes away from sleeping soundly.

Will do laundry in site, washer and dryer. Well equipped kitchen. Nice and clean, always foot towels by showers in bathroom, hand towels changed daily.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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casaquimbaya, Director de Recepción at Hostal Casa Quimbaya, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you very much for your opinion, it is very important for us your critics about the hostel, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we will keep on working to improve every day. have a nice day
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Armenia, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Armenia is not a city I have ever had any interest in staying in.
This summer however travel connections from Bahia Solana meant that we arrived in Armenia too late to venture on to Salento the same day.

I cannot find a single thing wrong with Casa Quimbaya!
Well perhaps the choice of margarine over butter for the complimentary breakfast - but that's just me being ridiculous ;) I have a thing about margarine - yuck!

The house was originally built as a family home in a nice northern residential district of Armenia close to the university and is now being run as a hostel by 3 young Colombians, I believe.
I love the quirkiness of the architecture which also makes for a very comfortable hostel.
Deliciously clean! Comfortable beds! Great kitchen for cooking! Great washing machine! Movies!

Volunteer staff from Nebraska and the wonderful cleaning lady were all very helpful and knowledgeable!

If you are in Armenia - search no further, this is it!

PS-Not sure how the new lower level in-house café will affect the noise level in the evening or at breakfast .... ?

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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casaquimbaya, Director de Recepción at Hostal Casa Quimbaya, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you very much for your comment, it is very nice for us that you enjoyed your stay at the hostel. concerning the bar we will keep on working to improve this little problem, in order to make better your stay.
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Cali, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Stayed only 1 night, but it was enough to notice the warm and humility of all the staff, everything its positive, I could not find a negative point for this hostel, has virtually nothing to envy to a 5-star hotel,

Pros:
- Clean Bathrooms
- Great rooms with closet's
- Great pricing per room
- VIP Service
- Free Breakfast (Bread, coffe, jam, butter, water..)
- Kitchen, fridge for free and public usage

Con:
- None

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Estuve solo 1 noche, pero fue suficiente para darme cuenta de la calidez y humildad de todo el staff, tiene todo a favor, no pude encontrar un punto negativo para este hostal, no tiene prácticamente nada que envidiarle a un hotel 5 estrellas,

Pros:
- Baños limpios
- Excelentes habitaciones con closet
- Precios por habitacion buenos
- Atencion preferencial
- Desayuno gratis (Pan, cafe, mermelada, mantequilla, agua..)
- Cocina, nevera de uso publico y gratuito

Con:
- Ninguno

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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casaquimbaya, Director de Recepción at Hostal Casa Quimbaya, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the hostel, we hope you come back soon.
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed only one night, but it the place where you get everything what a traveler needs.
Laura- the owner; a small person with a big heart! Spent 4 days in the hospital and she came to checked if I needed anything including translating. She was like an angel!!! Staff in the hostel were very helpful as well when I got discharged from the hospital. I couldn`t get sick in better place:)
Thank you very much for everything what you have done.
Dorota

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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casaquimbaya, Director de Recepción at Hostal Casa Quimbaya, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dorota, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hostal, and you are so welcome everytime you want to comeback, we are looking forward to it!

Leonardo
Casa Quimbaya Backpackers Hostel Team
Armenia, Colombia
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Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Although we spent only 1 night at casa quimbaya we enjoyed the warm, friendly and individual atmosphere a lot! Its a pity that only few tourists decide to stay longer in Armenia, casa quimbaya would be a lovely place to do so! It was very clean, familiar, friendly and breakfast was included in the cheap price! We loved the individual and smooth character of the accommodation!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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casaquimbaya, Director de Recepción at Hostal Casa Quimbaya, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Hi Tina,

We love that you liked your staying here, and we are looking forward to having you here again, thank you for your appreciation and for taking some minutes from your time to let us know what you thought of the hostal.

hope to see you soon

Leonardo
Casa Quimbaya Backpackers Hostel Team
Armenia, Colombia
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Additional Information about Hostal Casa Quimbaya

Address: Calle 16N # 14-92 | Sector la Fogata, Armenia, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Quindio Department > Armenia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Armenia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Como un hostal con un concepto unico, Casa Quimbaya es el lugar ideal para conocer a la bonita ciudad de Armenia y para explorar la region maravillosa de cafe el "Eje Cafetero", sus lugares como Salento, Filandia, Calarca y mucho mas, todos situados a pocos minutos en autobus de la Casa Quimbaya. Nuestro albergue esta situado en uno de los barrios mas privilegiados en la parte norte de la ciudad. A solo unos pasos de distancia se encuentran restaurantes, bares, discotecas y cajeros automaticos o simplemente puedes disfrutar de nuestro propio Cafe/Bar "El Cafe" para un desayuno, sanduches, bebidas, cocteles y por supuesto cafe recien hecho en una plantacion de cafe local. Aqui puedes conocer a un muchas personas locales, estudiantes de la universidad justo al frente del lugar, asi como otros clientes del hostal. Hay musicos locales tocando el miercoles, jueves, sabado y domingo por la noche en el cafe y si lo desea, el escenario es tambien suyo. Nuestro albergue cuenta con 2 dormitorios (4 y 5 camas) con camarotes para alojamiento compartido y 3 habitaciones dobles, ya sea con bano compartido o privado. Para todos nuestros huespedes tenemos casillas de seguridad gratuitos con tomacorriente en el interior. Nuestros servicios: habitaciones privadas y dormitorios, Internet gratuito, Wifi, cocina totalmente equipada, Cafe/Bar, musica en vivo los miercoles, jueves, sabado y domingo por la noche, Salon de TV con DVD Library, agua caliente 24/7, servicio de lavanderia por un bajo precio y de reserva gratuita para todos los albergues de la Asociacion Colombian Hostels. Tambien ofrecemos informacion turistica, reservas de actividades y llamadas locales gratuitas. Que hacer en la region del Quindio? Es una de las zonas mas bonitas de Colombia con mucha naturaleza alrededor. Disfrute de actividades como: parapente, excursiones en jeep (willys), rafting, senderismo, pesca, excursiones de montana, ecoturismo, parques tematicos, fincas de cafe, rappel, excursiones a caballo, kayak, o puedes deleitarte con hermosos pueblos coloniales como Salento, Filandia, Buenavista, Calarca y otros. En el hostal tambien ofrecemos clases de espanol, clases de canto y guitarra y mucho mas! Nuestro Servicio de lavanderia cuesta 15.000 COP valor por carga completa. Para tener en cuenta: Check in: 14:00 Check out: 11:00 am Politica de cancelacion: 1 dia antes de la llegada Solo se aceptan pagos en efectivo El desayuno no esta incluido. Nuestro cafe ofrece Desayuno de 8:00 a 11:00 am con un precio de 5.500 COP pero puede incluir el desayuno a su llegada por 5.000 COP. Casa Quimbaya Backpackers Hostel Calle 16 Norte # 14-92 Armenia Para llegar a nuestro albergue, simplemente dile al conductor del taxi que vas hacia la "Universidad del Quindio". Nuestro albergue se encuentra justo en frente del bloque de medicina. Ir a la cabina de taxis fuera de la terminal, que te piden para la direccion y le entregara un cupon con la direccion y la tarifa por lo que no hay necesidad de negociar con el taxista. El precio es de 7.300 COP de la terminal de autobuses y 25.000 COP del aeropuerto durante el dia. Tambien puede tomar el autobus desde la terminal de autobuses, la linea de autobus 18 hasta la parada de "Hospital". Al llegar a la estacion solo cruzar la calle principal ("Bolivar") y caminar una cuadra por la calle 16. Estamos en la esquina al final de esta calle. El precio del autobus es 1.500 COP. ... more   less 
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