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The Wandering Paisa

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
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This place is the coolest. They have great free events all week from salsa lessons, karaoke, music, to language exchanges. I stayed in one of their private rooms. The whole staff is super helpful and they know a lot about the area and give great suggestions for trips and things
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I came back here after 5 years and it is still great, they just remodeled the bar and even have some of the same staff members. The karaoke night hadn't changed in 5 years and thats a good thing! If you want to meet locals, this is the spot to be! The accomodation is basic but
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I like this place and its location. It is very cozy and relax during weekdays. On weekends you can meet with people that attend the events in here. You can also move around different places that are pretty close safely.
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I stayed here 3 weeks waiting on a rental to open. Everything you need is right out the door, restaurants, ATMs, Mini Markets, Supermarkets etc. Yet, it's far enough off of the main drag (Calle 70), you don't deal with the excessive noise. The place is well laid out.
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I really loved the vibes at the Wandering Paisa. very helpful staff and top notch customer service. Also close to many attractions. Above all, in my opinion, The place is clean. I spent a whole week there and enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recomended
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Looking out from the balcony
One of the less crowded rooms
Ecuador room
Ecuador bathroom
Hola, sólo se recibe Cash en COP. Saludos
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"the best room is the "uruguay" room with Air Conditioning."
"8 man room is much cheaper and generally not as full as the 4 man rooms. They do have at least one private room."
"the room with AC always fills up quick, so if you don't want to be on the top bunk, settle for the other dorm room."
"Great location to bars, restaurants, and dance clubs."
"If you come to this place, try get one of the bigger dorms with fewer beds in it"
$16 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ColombiaAntioquia DepartmentMedellin
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