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“hostel with atmosphere!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Arcadia Hostel
Ranked #32 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Medellin
Medellin, Colombia
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3 reviews
“hostel with atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

the hostel is like every hostel should be for travelers. clean and priceless.
internet,caffee,pancakes are free. cheap amazing brownies, super hot+strong showers. amazing Greek BBQ with delicioso tzazikki! cool,helpfull,funny staff.. had amazing two weeks here!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marcel i
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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
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Medellín
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2011

I'm travelling along South America and I could find Arcadia's hostel just walking. I spent three days here and then, after a few days in Guatapé was nice to come back and fund the same nice hopitallity than the first time. BBQ on sundays are huge and great! Clean and quiet and sometimes to party. Very good location and helpfully staff.Dorm

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Thank Lucas A
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Breda, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

I was travelling alone and my passport and money got stolen. I stayed in the Tiger Paw party hostel, but had to wait till i could get a new passport so i just wanted to chill out a couple of days. Then i found this hostel Arcadia around the corner, and it was a great change for me. Spiros(the owner of the Arcadia hostel) is a really nice guy that unlike the Tiger Paw crew speaks great english, He let me stay without a passport or money, till i got my things sorted again. You can get free coffee and pancakes all day so that was the best thing for me to survive.

Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Mrpimmus
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brighton
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2011

eventhough it was a dificult time because of "feria de flores" and every hostel was full and expensive, because is a peak season of Medellin, Arcadia hostel staff gave me a good price and good advice of every event of the festival... i want to comeback next year.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kasaro
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medellin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

I've been in this hostel for 1 month cause i've been robbed in a club and i hadn't my credit card to pay and leave the hostel. But that's not the reason why i considered Arcadia Hostel so terrible. The Hostel, managed by Spyros ( a guy from Greece) is very disorganized. You can expect, once you arrived, that your reservation made by website like this or Hostelworld.com is not valid cause the hostel is already overbooked. But what that made me more angry was Spyros, without advicing me, has applied different prices week by week. First 15000COP, then 18000COP, then 20000COP for the 8 bed dorm! The surprise has arrived once i asked the bill! Great Spyros! Honesty is a rare thing nowadays!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank taccoboss
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Arcadia_hostel, Owner at Arcadia Hostel, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Everyboddy knew and accept the prices gladly since most of the hostels (during the ferria de la flores which is the biggest festival of the city, all the accomodations prices rise) charge 25 mile pesos and more for dormitories!We informed everybody about the prices change and all were happy with it and even if they didn`t knew they accept the defference since my hostel was one of the cheapest charging only 20 mile for dorm and having free panckaces and coffee all day long!
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Medellin, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2011

Very close to Zona Rosa and all the nightlife in Medellin. Feels more like a home than a hostal and has all the amenities you would expect at a high price hotel. There is even a private suite with two floors and private balcony and jacuzzi in the room. The staff is extremely friendly and willing to take you on all excursions at night and during the day like their own unique Pablo Escobar tour. I would never stay anywhere else in Medellin and especially never stay at any other hostel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Thank ttj1120
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

Arcadia brings you into the middle of the action without the mayhem and noise often experienced in similarly located hostels. It's a relaxed and pleasant place to spend time and slow things down a little before you turn it back up again with Medellin's incredible nightlife.
Spyros the owner is a lot of fun .. he organizes regular fiestas with local paisas and don't miss the Greek Barbeque every Sunday(costs 12000COP & worth every Peso!).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank deseo89
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Additional Information about Arcadia Hostel

Property: Arcadia Hostel
Address: Calle 10a 11a No. 31A-188 | Poblado, 5 min walk from zona rosa, parque Lleras, Medellin 050021, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arcadia hostel is a new hostel in Medellin Colombia the city of eternal spring located just 5min walk of the most exclusive and safe area of Medellin parque Lleras Poblado! The idea is to have really good times in a very nice relaxing atmosphere. ... more   less 
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