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Geo Hostel
Ranked #18 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Medellin
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This place was in a great location, near tons of bars and restaurants. The neighborhood is very safe and there is a lot to do. It was also very clean with comfortable beds. Breakfast was served in the morning. The staff was extremely helpful in giving directions and suggestions on places to go as well as helping us figure out our next leg of the trip.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We have stayed here many times and always enjoyed it and think the location and service have been excellent. Extremely clean and friendly.
However, this last trip was quite different. We only stayed one night.
Even though we had reserved a Geo Suite on the front side, but we were given an interior suite with no windows and a noisy floor airconditioner.
The staff was not friendly in any way and talked very loudly about personal issues in the entry and staircase where the sound carries like you are in the same room. This was most of the evening and well into the night.
There is a lovely sala on the top floor of the building, great place to hang out. Unfortunately the large and noisy group who was staying there partied until around 2:30 in the morning. The only reason they stopped drinking and singing was because we called the staff and complained. After another 1/2 hour of shouting and crashing around, including knocking on our door numerous times, it finally got quiet. We got up around 7 and left.



  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Geohostel was the best $40 hotel/hostel I stayed in during a tour of Peru/Colombia/Bolivia. The accommodations look exactly like the website, computers with internet are available at no cost, the rooms are modern and clean, with hot water! Area wise you could not have picked better, as it was only a short walk to the main square with all the restaurants/bars. The only downside was the noise as we had a street facing room and it got very noisy when cars drove by, on the plus side it wasn't a super busy street. Regardless, for $40, there is no doubt in my mind that we will recommend it to anybody!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

Geo hostel is the nicest hostel I've stayed in out of 7 months in South America! Although pricier than other hostels, the facilities are much nicer. There's a deck with a jacuzzi (but the water is cold), hot showers, clean bathrooms, communal kitchen, wifi, and breakfast included. The staff is super friendly, the location is great, and the atmosphere is more relaxed and quiet than other backpacker hostels. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

This was seriously the best hotel I've ever been to. Very clean, everything looked brand new. My friends and I stayed in one of the dorm rooms and had a very comfortable couple of nights. It's located only a couple of blocks away from Parque Lleras, where most of the bars and clubs are. The staff was very friendly and provided very good suggestions on places to go out. I definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Nice and new hostal in zona rosa, with a jacuzzi on the roof, but, don't think about to use it - the water is cold. You have free internet, but the anti-virus-protection is not good... the comps are very slow... you need patience.
Breakfast is ok.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

This is a great hostel. The room was far better than most hostels we have stayed at in South America and priced very reasonably. The hostel could easily be mistaken for a four star hotel. There is a Jacuzzi upstairs as well as PS2 and sound system.
Great Location very close to bars of the Zona Rosa.
While our room was fantastic, clean and a great bathroom, it was right on a noisy street. The shutters were terrible and allowed light in and possibly a view into our room. The glass window also allowed most of the street (cars) noise into our room. I would recommend asking for a room not on the street.

Room Tip: Anywhere off the street
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Geo Hostel

Address: Carra 35 8A - 58 | El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
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Ranked #18 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Medellin
Price Range: $11 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Geo Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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