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“Black Sheep recommended!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

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Black Sheep Hostel Medellin
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Toronto
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Black Sheep recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Hostel was clean and spacious and had all the amenities you could ask for... Free wifi, tv, laundry, hammocks... The staff were also incredibly helpful. You do have to take a metro to get into the city but we realized that that is standard for pretty much every hostel.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Nice place in good neighborhood - great big CLEAN kitchen for making meals, super friendly staff, secure, lots of clean common areas to relax and plug in laptops. Close to metro stop.

Atmosphere depends on guests - some nights were loud and cigarette smoke could be a problem in the evenings in outside common areas - but overall great experience. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here twice and found the staff (especially Kelvin) really helpful and knowledgable. Great kitchen facilities and fast wifi - though reception towards the back of the hostel is a little hit and miss. Hot showers were very welcome and the whole place is super clean throughout. There is a large Exito supermarket just down the road too, which made things pretty simple and a taxi to the domestic airport is only 5k pesos.

Only 10 minutes walking to the tons of bars of Zona Roja or going into town the metro is just down the road.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, the staff were super friendly when we arrived & immediately gave us a map & recommendations of what to so in the area. The hostel itself is clean, has nice communal areas & a cheap bar! We stayed in a private room & the beds are comfortable & it had a nice shower. The hostel is an easy & safe walk to the metro which is a fantastic way to get around.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

I realy liked this hostel. We were in a private with shared bathroom. The room and beds were clean and comfortable and the bathroom was clean as well!
The hostel kitchen was nice and cozy cooking with everyone and chilling in the garden or at the roof terrace. Staff was helpful and fun! Nice hostel!:)

(do the free walking tour!)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed in a private room with a shared bathroom for five nights and were overall very happy with the hostel. The bed was quite comfortable and the shared bathrooms were kept clean throughout the day. The same goes for the well equipped kitchen. It does get a bit crowded at dinner time but we prepared our meals during the day and had lots of space to do so. We also liked the fact that you could either join a (pre)party crowd in the evenings or find a more quiet spot to chat with other guests, as there are multiple socialising areas. The loud drinkers getting ready for serious partying were asked to leave the terrace around 11 p.m. so the hostel was never too loud when we tried to sleep. Some 'points' get deducted only for the non-functioning Wi-Fi. It is supposed to be available in all rooms but we could not use it in ours (heard the same from some other guests). On the positive side, staff was very friendly and helpful.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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heredia
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Had to get buzzed in by person at the front desk in order to get into this hostel, which helps with security.

Small kitchen for amount of people staying there. The dorm we stayed in had a bathroom in it. Which can be both good and bad. Also, lots of party folks here. Expect a few stumblers coming into room early hours of the morning.

Nice balcony seating area to eat, etc. as well as a patio area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

Property: Black Sheep Hostel Medellin
Address: Transversal 5A 45133 | Patio Bonito, Medellin 050014, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Black Sheep is a four year old New Zealand owned and run hostel in a very peaceful neigbourhood of Medellin close to the metro and only fifteen minutes walk from all the restaurants, bars and clubs in the Zona Rosa. We have a wide selection of dorm rooms and private rooms with and without bathrooms. ... more   less 
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