I had an OK private room. It was rather small room, just large enough for a bunk bed (yes, a bunk bed). The staff was very nice, knowledgeable and always happy to help. The hostel was basic but nice. It was clean and had a good atmosphere. I did like my stay there even for the following negatives. My bed was rather small. If you are over six feet (183cm) the bed will be too small for you. The mattress was firm but just fine for me. The biggest problem I had in this hostel was the cigarette smoke. There is a rule forbidding people from smoking inside the building, but it is a bit of a joke. People are allowed to smoke in the "outside" areas which are still under the building's second floor. There is nothing to prevent the smoke from going inside the building. At times the smoke was quite overwhelming as the building, including my room, was just filled with cigarette smoke. ( I suspect that some people were actually smoking inside their rooms.) I rated this hostel with low overall rating just because of this problem. Otherwise, I quite liked this place. I can only recommend this hostel for smokers and shorter people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Palm Tree Hostel Backpackers Hostel Medellin Colombia The Palm Tree is Medellin's original Colombian owned hostel, since 2001, and remains a top travellers choice thanks to it's great facilities, helpful and friendly staff. We are located in a central area, just a few blocks from the downtown. There is a Metro station three blocks away and just in the corner of the Hostel, you will find access to bus routes which makes it easier, economical and more convenient to move within the city and/or outside the city if you are looking to explore the Medellin's surroundings. There is also the Stadium and sports Centre four blocks away if you are into sports and physical recreation, and also the local Zona Rosa is close by which offers a wide range of clubs and bars with a more Colombian vibe. "Our goal is to make of your stay in the hostel and the city of Medellin as memorable and comfortable as we possibly can. "A truly unforgettable experience" and being a Colombian owned hostel, we ensure you that you will experience authenticity in all its meanings" ... more less
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