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Hostel | Transversal 5A #45 - 133, Medellin, Colombia .

95.0% Overall Rating

134 out of 140 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/07/2014)

"Excellent ours running (especially Van por Colombia) from this hostel. Very good bilingual staff- great for practising Spanish. Excellent outdoor chilling areas, with hammocks and tables to eat at. Great TV room…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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95.0%

Overall Rating

134 out of 140 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Black Sheep Medellin'

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Location
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93.6%
Cleanliness
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97.6%
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Michael Yaron

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: clean, helping, nice people.

Disliked: people and atmosphere were boring, small.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rhys Kingdom

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2013 Rhys would recommend this property

Liked: Great areas to chill out in and our room was very clean.

Disliked: Its a little out of way of the main areas.

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Robert Tierney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2013 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, even with building work going on it was still a great stay, fantastic and informative staff, clean and comfortable rooms, a well stocked kitchen.

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to public transport to explore other parts of the city. Pablo Escobar tour and walking tour both picked us up right at the front door which was super convenient. HUGE Exito about a five minute walk away. Owner was super nice as well. And it was immaculately clean.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty much Everything about this property is great!

Disliked: The walls are a little thin, but that is the way of Colombia. The hostel is still fairly quiet.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely hostel in a nice neighbourhood. Walking distance to the metro. Staff very helpful and friendly. Our room was lovely. It felt more like a hotel than a hostel.

Disliked: We stayed on the second floor and there was only one toilet. (Very minor point)

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Joel Jaervinen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 April 2013 Joel would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent kitchen for cooking, free coffee all the time.

Disliked: -

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Volker Zink

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2013 Volker would recommend this property

Liked: Good, quiet and safe location in Poblado. You can walk to the Metro and to the Zona Rosa (Parque Lleras). An Exito Supermarket is also only a few blocks away. The friendly and helpful staff is excellent.

Disliked: Its almost always full. But they currently extend the hostel.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was very clean, there was free coffee and tea and Kelvin was really helpful. The location is quite good, close to the Metro and a supermarket and in a safe area. So far the best hostel we stayed in in Colombia. Would definetely recommend this to others. Private rooms were actually as good as a hotel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

01 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and modern. Also a very safe and secure property.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

27 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location near the Metro and Zona Rosa. Frendly, helpful staff, nice layout.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Phil Bitis

With my spouse / partner

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

20 December 2012 Phil would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable double bed, showers (hot & good water pressure), fast internet

Disliked: Phil left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Roberto Ulloa

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 October 2012 Roberto would recommend this property

Liked: The bed, kitchen and toilets are quite good. The staff is very kind.

Disliked: It should have more common spaces.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere

Disliked: Some of the male staff were very UNhelpful

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

31 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff, nice location, value for money

Disliked: nothing to reclaim

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

Elizabeth Elder

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 August 2012 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Really helpful staff, they offer a great tour about Pablo Escobar, nice people, good kitchen, and clean rooms.

Disliked: It was a bit far from the city centre, but the public transit there is so good so its easy to get around.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good, just 6-7 minutes from the metro, not on the hill, in a very safe area. They provide lots of lockers, the wifi is working really well even though there are so many people using it. The staff are nice and helpful.

Disliked: Not enough shared toilets! I found only 3 in total, and only one is integrated with shower, that's the only really good bathroom. The others only have small showers with not much space to put things and also get quite wet in the small space outside the shower. They definitely need more shower+toilet bathrooms. Also could be a bit cleaner in kitchen.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Tommy Olick

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2012 Tommy would recommend this property

Liked: Owner and his employees are super helpful - loads of info and recommendations. Everyone speaks English very well. Wifi works perfectly (rare for Colombia) Best showers in Colombia!!!

Disliked: A little far (15 min walk) from the Zona Rosa action. Expect to take cabs (5mil COP) to get home at night.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

clare osborn

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2012 clare would recommend this property

Liked: great communal TV area and balcony. Also a massive BBQ to use and they do BBQ nights on sundays but we missed it. its clean and close to the metro and a massive supermarket.

Disliked: Its quite pricey but i think all hostels in the area are similar. they need more tables for eating at and a second fridge. No real complaints.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jennifer Locsmandi

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2012 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Wow, I would call this a 'super hostel'. Has everything you would need, and the owner is a super nice and helpful guy. Very very nice place.

Disliked: Its very large so there are a lot of young, loud people staying here. Also the location is not very close to anything. My taxi driver got lost for 20 minutes trying to find it WITH the written directions given on the website.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jean Woodward

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2012 Jean would recommend this property

Liked: Well organised, good facilities (computers and wifi, lots of lounge space, lockers, informed staff) They offer Spanish lessons which we took that were excellent! And for a good price.

Disliked: Little bit out the way, needs more stoves for kitchen

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: quiet chiiled out relaxing place, very neat and tidy and has all the facilties you need. The owner kelvin was very helpful in giving you all the info about the city.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Sehr schönes Hostel. Die Doppelzimmer mit grossem Flachbildschirm erinnern mehr an ein Hotel als ein Hostel.

Disliked: In der unmittelbaren Nähe gibt es neben einer Reihe an Fast Food Restaurants kaum gute Alternativen zum Essen.

100.0%
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Jessie Mee

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 April 2012 Jessie would recommend this property

Liked: Kelvin was incredibly helpful and the facilities, especially the large kitchen were excellent. Great system for using the internet if you dont have your own lap top. Awesome to hear a kiwi accent again!

Disliked: Nothing~!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean, helpful reception staff and a relaxed friendly vibe.

Disliked: Things left around the hostel that weren't locked up seemed to go missing even from a private bathroom. Not sure if it was other people staying there or cleaning staff... some staff were brilliant (Juliana - great girl!), others not so enthusiastic.