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“Hostel price and atmosphere - hotel quality! ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Sheep Hostel Medellin

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Black Sheep Hostel Medellin
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hostel price and atmosphere - hotel quality! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

So many pros:
Amazingly clean and comfortable hostel. Beds and run sizes are terrific.
Internet great
Rooftop bar
Drinks
Great kitchen
Awesome staff and information
V close to exito metro

Cons:
A tough further from the main park compared to others but not a major issue.

Highly recommended

Stayed January 2014, 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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Washington DC
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed in one of the private rooms, it was super clean, bathroom was a good size, comfortable beds and great wifi access throughout the hostel. This was more like a hotel than a hostel honestly and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Its about a 15 minute walk to the Zona Rosa, or a $4 cab ride :)
Large kitchen which was well equipped to cook in, which I normally wouldn't bother with but as we were there over Christmas we did cook as did many of the other people.
Large communal terrace was fun to hang out and have a drink and chat with people. Not too crowded even when it was packed. All the staff were super nice and pleasant, really can't say enough positive about the place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bezoona
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Dublin, Ireland
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131 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stayed here with two friends. Generally the place was great. Kelvin and all the other staff were really helpful with tips and places to go. Location wise its about 5-7 mins walk to the metro station and the same to the big Exito. Its about a good 10min walk to the Zona Rosa but on a quiet residential street and one we felt totally safe on. The rooms were clean although we did have a run of ants when someone left some food open. The bathrooms were also clean and cleaned twice a day and there were plenty of them - I never had to wait for a shower or a toilet. There was decent free internet access and a communal tv room. We didn't use the kitchen for cooking but Id say it could get cramped at busy times. All in all, Id stay again and Id recommend it to any of my friends.

There are a bunch of lockers available so bring a lock.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank meenamara
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Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

it stayed twice in the Hostel and the second time had some trouble with a flight and after mailing them they changed without any problem my reservation.
The hostel is in a very quiet neighborhood and has good connections to get around in Medellin.
The staff is very helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Level Contributor
62 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

I stayed in the hostel over the weekend and have no complaints. It is a very friendly and social hostel with good common areas and a great kitchen. The staff and ezpacially the owner are very helpful and go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your visit. Recommended and would stay again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

Loved our stay the the Black Sheep Hostel! It really is more of a hotel than a hostel is a way, well we certainly thought so staying in one of the private rooms! Clean, hot water and wifi worked well, comfy bed, really friendly and helpful staff. Really enjoyed the bbq night! Also not to far to get to the zona Rosa to party if you want a night out. Would highly recommend staying here.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore
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78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

This hostel was perfect for our group. We were planning on just staying two days, but ended up staying the entire 5 days we were in Medellin. A quick 10 minute walk to the grocery store, and another 10 to pretty much everything else as far as bars and clubs. The kitchen was big and well stocked, so we had no problem cooking almost every day there. The bathrooms were clean, as was pretty much every space and hallway. The terrace in the back was great for conversation and not too crowded. The front desk was super friendly, and they helped us out with getting a good walking tour of the town, and great recommendations for food near the bank district.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 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 #2 of 193 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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