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Reviews of Sunshine Hostel

Hostel | Calle 9 # 43c - 36, Medellin, Colombia 5001

79.5% Overall Rating

8 out of 12 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/02/2014)

"Absolutely nothing to like about this place. One of the worst I have stayed in during 4 years of travel in South America. The owner is too cheap to hire proper cleaning staff, and the place is awful. Dirty rooms, beds,…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

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79.5%

Overall Rating

8 out of 12 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sunshine Hostel'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
78.3%
Facilities
78.3%
Cleanliness
73.3%
Staff
86.7%
Value
78.3%
Safety
81.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 February 2014

Liked: Absolutely nothing to like about this place. One of the worst I have stayed in during 4 years of travel in South America. The owner is too cheap to hire proper cleaning staff, and the place is awful. Dirty rooms, beds, bathrooms. The smell of mildew and cigarette smoke. The owner doesn't care about guests, only about collecting their money.

Disliked: Everything.

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Olga BERMUDEZ

Alone

Business / conference

11 February 2014

Liked: Location, closed to nice area and to subway station

Disliked: Not so clean, not so organized the rooms

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 November 2013

Liked: Good location, great hot shower and kitchen is good.

Disliked: Although some of the staff was really friendly and helpful, most spent the majority of their time in the chillout area smoking (and not just cigarettes). Not a smell you want floating into your dorm room all day. The hostel could have been cleaner.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel,very friendly stuff,close to metro,supermarket,and economic restaurants.also good wifi all around the place.

Disliked: nothing really...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, chilled atmosphere

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

13 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's cheap and it has that real hostel feel that you don't find that often anymore. Nothing fancy. If you're a true backpacker, you'll probably have no problem with this place. Nice staff: pleasant experience with the young Colombain woman (super nice and friendly) and the Irishman (took us out for Medellin's night life)

Disliked: Rooms are crammed and a bit dark; not for hanging out in there all day. Mattresses could be a lot better (but it seems Medellin just has bad mattresses). And the dorm room at the end doesn't actually have a sealed wall, so alllll conversations anywhere in the common areas can be cleary heard in the room (Earplugs solve that problem easily).

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and helpfull Stuff

Disliked: No windows to the outside, only to the corridor where the Stuff sometimes smoked. So, fresh ail was quite rare.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ive been to hundreds of hostels, and th estaff was in the top 3 for best. They were helpful, and kind, and a pleasure to be around. Kitchen available, laundary services. Other reviews talked about drugs or loudness. I did not experience that at all. I saw no drug use. And the pingpong ends at 11pm, music at 2am, and that is not as close to the rooms. tv, dvds and internet available for free, snacks and drinks for purchase

Disliked: The room was a little hot, making it difficult to fall asleep. the beds had some kind of plastic covering that made noise upon moving around, and my sheets kept coming off the edges of the bed

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a wonderfull place to stay: good wifi all around the house,great cooking facilities,clean,friendly atmosphare,very good located and fairly priced.instead of 1 or 2 days i stayed at the sunshine hostel almost 1 week. highly recomended!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good vibes,nice people,great location

Disliked: dont have any compains....

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

24 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.