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Reviews of Palm Tree Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Carrera 67 # 48D – 63, Barrio Suramericana, Medellin, Colombia .

89.2% Overall Rating

9 out of 9 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/08/2013)

Alena Ruprecht thinks…

"The staff were extremely helpful and it has a nice courtyard with hammocks that are great to relax."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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89.2%

Overall Rating

9 out of 9 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Palm Tree Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.9%
Location
84.4%
Facilities
82.2%
Cleanliness
88.9%
Staff
95.6%
Value
91.1%
Safety
93.3%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff, very clean, good facilities.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Alena Ruprecht

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2013 Alena would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were extremely helpful and it has a nice courtyard with hammocks that are great to relax.

Disliked: Our room was tiny and had 8 beds in it, which left no space to move at all. There were no lockers just a tiny safe near reception, not big enough for even a small day pack. The room had a low ceiling and the window had missing panes, which meant you heard the traffic all day and night through the window as it couldn´t be shut. Luckily, the road is rather quiet at night. It´s a place to sleep but not hang out. I guess you get what you pay for. In their defense however, I had a look into the other rooms and they were a lot nicer. I think we just got unlucky by getting the room downstairs next to the kitchen as it was the only one big enough to accommodate the 7 of us.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

TETSUO OGATA

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2013 TETSUO would recommend this property

Liked: There is big supermarket.it could help us a lot.

Disliked: They don't have hot shower.

The property's response is...

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

Ryan McKenzie

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2013 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice hostel. Room was big with really comfy bed. Good size kitchen with all necessary utensils. Massive supermarket two minutes walk and near the metro.

Disliked: Ryan left no negative feedback.

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

Fleur Plunkett

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2013 Fleur would recommend this property

Liked: Paz was a wonderful person - so friendly and helpful. Property has good beds and common areas without being too noisy.

Disliked: Sometimes a few mozzies in the room and strange smell.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We came to the Palm Tree after falling in love with their sister hostel in Valledupar (Provincia). These ladies really know how to do good hospitality - brilliantly well stocked kitchen, exceptionally warm and welcoming staff, perfectly clean rooms and bathrooms, and reliable security. There's also a few relaxing common areas both indoors and outdoors here, plenty of lounge space for times when you're not out exploring this fascinating city. Location is very convenient, less than 5 minutes to the Metro and right behind a giant supermarket. It's a safe, and typical residential area, fully apart from the touristy zone but very close to the center. One of the best hostel experiences we had in Colombia.

Disliked: We were happy with everything here. But if for some reason you want to stay in Poblado (the rich area, more popular with tourists, which is rather pretentious and snooty ). be aware that it's not very close by.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the wifi was banging and its not hard to get a hot shower (just get in first or wait about an hour after the morning rush). I, like almost every other person staying here, booked a couple days and stayed weeks (i was actually here until Nov 1rst - little over 2 weeks. This hostel is really only a couple blocks from the metro too. And right behind a giant supermarket and close to a bunch of restaurants and a large pharmacy.

Disliked: The beds are not very comfy. Get better beds and this place would easily be the top hostel in Medellin.

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

Brent Knowles

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

18 August 2010 Brent would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed in most of the hostels of medellin. And this is without a doubt the best. It is also the first hostel in medellin. It is located in the neighborhood of E estadio, which is acutally close to a lot of things. It provides a breath of fresh air compared to cancun gringo party zone/culture lacking neighborhood of El Poblado. There are walls and walls of activity guides for the city in the Hostel. Plus the staff is the best in Medellin without a doubt. One of them gave me a free portuguse lesson! Highly Reccomended for those looking to avoid the overly saturated gringo scene of poblado and want to discover the real side of Medellin.

Disliked: I wished that there were more bathrooms, and that they had food available for purchase when all the stores were closed late at night.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

05 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.