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Mountain Hostels Manizales
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I enjoyed my stay here but it wasn't a model example of a perfect hostel. It is split into two buildings and it is pretty clear which one is the little brother. They are right down the street from each other and everything is organized from the one further uphill. I was booked into an occupied bed hours after they did that to another guy in the same bed. It was funny but awkward. The breakfast is very basic, the two eggs nice bit nothing else of substance. I felt it a bit much of a michness. Don't get your hopes up for breakfast. Also, they don't make your bed so don't expect it. Oh and they have two computers bit one wasn't working the whole time ands the WiFi doesn't work in the little brother hostel either. And the staff wasn't there when someone was trying to get in multiple times. They were at the other place. Several times I looked for them and they weren't there. Nice people though, cute place, welcome hot shower, clean bathrooms, organized activities well, helped me to figure out LA feria.

Room Tip: Get in the building more uphill. Better WiFi and service.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Cramped room, not many bathrooms on levels of rooms - most downstains outside.
Big staff party on night we stayed - very welcoming and friendly and loud!
Clean place. Breakfast ordinary and not included - te con leche was a mug of tepid milk with teabags. Small rooms but lots of common space.
Good internet.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

After we arrived in the hostel, we immediately got a paper and explanation about what we could do in the town and surroundings. I think it's very good when a hostel does that! The staff was really friendly and helped us with everything we asked.

Our room was big, the bed great, the bathroom clean, ....

Negative points? Small kitchen. That's it.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

There seem to have been a number of negative reviews recently but we thought it was fine. Staff were friendly, room was big and clean, and lots of information on what to do in the area. Our private double cost COP50,000 and that seems pretty standard for Manizales as there aren't many options.

Only minor criticism would be that the kitchen is tiny and you have to pay to use the internet (although wifi is free).

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

We had a lovely room and all of the staff were friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Jose Cano Marin who provided us with a camera to use for the rest of our trip because ours had broken. The team at Mountain House looked after us and helped us to devise a really good tour of the surrounding countryside. A really good experience and they even have hot water!!! Definitely a high point on our trip.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

I highly advise you not to stay in this hotel. I got robbed in a private room while I was outside (lots of cash and a camera). Given that I let my door locked and that there was no effraction, it is obvious that the staff is responsible for this robbery. The room had obviously been searched and the hotel manager did not do anything to help us get our stuff back. Moreover, it is dirty and way too expensive for what you get, the bathroom had not been cleaned from the previous customer, neither while our stay.... not a place to stay!

Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Good, but not the best one. Our bed was clean, but water in a bathroom flew away very slowly. Staff is friendly and helpful but mostly spanish speaking. The atmosphere is far from joyful, if you are looking for a quiet place - you'll find it there.

There are a lot of night clubs not far from Mountain House and good but pricey Italian restaurant with tasty pizza and pasta, big mall with supermarket is close to the hostel too.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Mountain Hostels Manizales

Address: Calle 66 23b 91 | Calle Larga de Palermo o Calle de los Faroles, Barrio Guayacanes, Manizales 170004, Colombia (Formerly Mountain House Manizales)
Location: Colombia > Caldas Department > Manizales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Manizales
Price Range: $16 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Hostels Manizales, it's at the moment the result of more that 8 years of experience, that born at first as "MOUNTAIN HOUSE" and "MANIZALES HOSTEL",and since 2012 has evolve to a new place, with a new house keeping the traditional one, and thinking all time about friendly staff, Cleanliness, rates, touring options and service quality.Growing to improve. ... more   less 
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