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The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76, Laureles, Medellin, Colombia 0000

84.3% Overall Rating

115 out of 119 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/03/2015)

"Friendly staff, location is good (not great though), cheap, nice common areas, very clean (the best as is possible in a building that's a little bit old)"

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  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Medellin?

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Winner of the 2012 HostelBookers Award for *Best Newcomer*. The authentic paisa backpackers experience! Centrally located and closest to the Metro and the “Local Zona Rosa". Safe, clean, and relaxing. Read more

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About The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel

Managed by an American and a Colombian, we seek to immerse travelers in the local “Paisa” culture while providing them with a safe and comfortable place to stay.

Inside the hostel, travelers can relax and play Nintendo Wii on our 42-inch plasma screen T.V. equipped with cable television and a large selection of DVDs. For stunning views of the surrounding mountains, travelers can climb to the top of our castle-like terrace located on the roof of the building.

**love sports?** we now have DirectTV, featuring most Champions League, NBA, NFL and other professional sports games. with over 14 channels dedicated to sports! Don't miss any important games while you are traveling!

If you are feeling social, you can kick it in our "Paisa Bar" which serves both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Occasionally, local musicians have been known to play live music on our sundeck/stage, while travelers chill out on hammocks and listen to the grooves on the nearby balcony.

No Minors allowed in the hostel. 18+ age limit.

Accommodation Information

Decorated with a bohemian theme that pays tribute to South American and Colombian culture, our hostel boasts some of the best services in town. With 4 dorms (no larger than 8 beds each) and 3 privates, every room in our hostel has its own unique country theme, each hand painted by local art students.

In our rooms, we have the best bunks in Medellin, designed with privacy dividers, orthopedic mattresses, and a locker for storage under the bed. Most importantly, these beds are not the kind that squeak or move when you climb up, allowing you to sleep comfortably in peace and quiet. We also have six fully remodeled bathrooms, with 24-hour hot water and brand-new computer workstations.

Location Information

The Wandering Paisa
Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76
Medellin, Colombia.

We are located in the upscale neighborhood of Laureles, a block from the local hotspots of La Setenta and La 33, where prices are affordable, the locals are plenty and the bar/club scene is vibrant. We also are less than a 5-minute walk from the Metro system, which can bring you virtually anywhere in the city.

Also within walking distance are the Atanasio Girardot Sports Stadium, The Bull Ring and the Carrefour mega-shopping centre with movie theater. There is no shortage of restaurants, banks or shops on the La Setenta strip, so we've got you covered!

Our knowledgeable and bilingual staff will be more than happy to provide you with any information on tourist activities in Medellín and the surrounding areas as well as make bookings for tourist activities and airport pickups.