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Hostal Casa Ram
Ranked #61 of 121 Medellin B&B and Inns
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a week. From the moment I arrived, George (the owner) showed me around emphasising on the various amenities - Big fully facilitated kitchen, 40inch flat screen TV, seating area, computer, swimming pool, ample toilets and showers (with hot water and great pressure) - that I should make myself at home! With the supermarket a minute walk away it wasn't difficult. The metro is a 10 walk. The location is in an affluent area, which makes the reasonable prices if the rooms seem surprisingly low for all you get. The bedrooms and bathrooms are unusual and are cleaned everyday by wonderful girls. I can't recommend this hostel highly enough. For a single female traveller I felt safe and well looked after.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rmelicia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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93 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. It was a lovely place, a great reprieve from the busyness of Medellin. Fantastic location near some great restaurants and places to go out in the evening. Just a 10 minute walk to the metro stop. The owner and other staff are super friendly and helpful. I wasn't too impressed by the pool (seemed a bit dirty) but it could be a good dip if it gets really hot.
It was nice to have some coffee in the morning.
We had a private room, and this is where I knock off a star - we had originally booked a regular room with a private bathroom, and there was a mix up that resulted in our having to change rooms after the first night. We ended up in an upgraded suite which was nice (though the open bathroom ceiling, shower in dirty jacuzzi, and no door was a little offputting). However, we also ended up paying the upgraded price as well, which wouldn't have happened if the reservation had gone as expected. I feel as though many hotels would eat the cost since it was their error, but we did pay the higher rate. But as this was the only issue we had, I'd still recommend the place.

Room Tip: I didn't see the dorms, but heard good things. Think the private rooms and suites are slightly o...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank badtzmaru5
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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Hostal Casa Ram. The staff are excellent and friendly, the dorm rooms are clean and comfortable. The bathroom area is clean with wonderful showers. The pool is very relaxing. Also you can take a yoga class there with a great guy named Miquel, he is an excellent teacher and gives you a wonderful yoga experience.
I would recommend this place to people who want a relaxing time, on the weekends it was full with some party people but during the week it is very calm and peaceful with the party if you want just a short walk across the street to Parque Lleras. It is very close to to Parque del Poblado, and very short walk to the metro. Great location, great service and a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chimone
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

The Casa Ram hostel / hotel is close to public transport, across the road from a suermarket and an easy place to stay.
In less than ten minutes you can walk to the meto station and go to the cable car that takes you up to the crowded, noisy, fascinating area on the side of the mountains.

Jorge and Pablo are a very helpful and speaks English. The kitchen is well equipped with a central island of three gas rings.
Great shower block wth sunflower heads, almost instant hot water rwith good pressure. The dorm sleeps 14 in 7 bunk beds. There are no windows but open wooden slats high in the wall. Guests sleep with the heavy steel door open. It feels safe and secure.

The pool and garden are a bonus. It is easy to forget the city is just outside the front door.
The Casa Ram was one of three hostels recommended to me by the young man at the tourist office in the bus station. It was a good choice and I stayed four nights

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EvelynUnderwood
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helvetia61
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

i staied in this hostal for a week in february. The hostal is awsome with a private garden that realy make you feel in peace, the room was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpfull . in a 10 minutes walk you can reach the metro station of el pueblado that brings you everywhere. The locacion of the hostal is great in a very good neighborhood.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank helvetia61
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Andalucia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Jorge is a wonderful welcoming and helpful host at this attractive hostal. It is in an attractive setting with mature trees and a swimming pool. My room was clean with an excellent bed and the communal showers were the best I had in Colombia. Ensuite rooms are also available. Breakfast was good and internet was available, as was TV. There is a fantastic supermarket called Carulla just metres from the front door with absolutely everything you could wish, including warmed pan de queso for a cheap supper. For a range of excellent hamburgers, there is an upmarket hamburger "restaurant" next door. I recommend this hostal.

Room Tip: Room 2 was up outside stairs and easy to reach the shared showers. Cost was 70 COP (£24.00) includi...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank colibriAndalucia
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Laguna Beach, California
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

I stayed here with my sister for a weekend, and it was perfect for us. We had a private room and bath, but they have the dorm style rooms too with a shared bath. It is just a couple blocks off the main streets in Poblado, so easy to walk around for going out at night. It's also walking distance from the metro station, so that was nice too. There's also a nice common area outside by the pool for hanging out. It's also located right next to a little stream, so it's a nice peaceful sound when you're hanging outside.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kirsten_Y326
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Property: Hostal Casa Ram
Address: Calle 11 A No. 42 -05, Medellin 00574, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 121 B&Bs / Inns in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Casa Ram 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Ram is a an oasis of nature and tranquility just 5 minutes away from all bars and restaurants from 'El Poblado'. Here you can also enjoy the comfort of a hotel at the price of a hostel.We have a large and diverse offer of accommodation suited for budget-wise travelers until private suits from people looking for more space and more intimacy. Everybody can enjoy of our swimming pool during sunny days. We have spacious, design, comfortable common rooms as well as a bar and a restaurant. The central part of the hostel is a large patio where you can discuss with other guests or simply enjoying the sun while listening to the birds that comes to our oasis of nature. ... more   less 
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