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Reviews of The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel

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

88.7% Overall Rating

103 out of 105 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/07/2014)

Rafael Ramirez thinks…

"Staff was friendly and helpful. Fellow travelers were enjoyable and a blast to hang out with. Beds are good and rooms are clean and with air conditioner. Karaoke, language exchange, BBQs and all…"

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Facilities

  • 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

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88.7%

Overall Rating

103 out of 105 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
77.6%
Staff
92.0%
Value
92.8%
Safety
92.0%
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71.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

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

Rafael Ramirez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 July 2014 Rafael would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was friendly and helpful. Fellow travelers were enjoyable and a blast to hang out with. Beds are good and rooms are clean and with air conditioner. Karaoke, language exchange, BBQs and all other activities great. I had a blast on this hostel.

Disliked: Used paper towels on bathrooms most recollected most often.

100.0%
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Heather Kleinschmidt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

09 July 2014 Heather would recommend this property

Liked: The Wandering Paisa hostel was a key factor in what made my stay in Medllin the great time that it was! The staff was incrediable friendly and always available to help me with any questions that had with a smile on their face. It was a very clean hostel with very comfortable beds and clean showers with hot water! I loved the location as well because it is located very close to the metro which gives you great access to all the different parts of the city. It is also is located just a block away from one of the best local streets to hang out on! The Wandering Paisa hostel offered a great environment to meet fellow travelers, celebrate, but also relax! I highly recommend this place to anyone!!!

Disliked: Heather left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Randy Arroyave

Alone

Visiting friends or family

24 June 2014 Randy would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious! There is a nice rest area with hammocks that gets fresh air and some sun; perfect for an afternoon nap! Wifi was great. The staff and the people that stay there have a great energy! I made two great friends there! Definitely recommend!

Disliked: Bathrooms could be cleaner.

42.9%
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Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Milena Jarocka

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2014

Liked: Its quite well located,the kamer is fron Us so when he is there no problem for the ones who don't speak Spanish

Disliked: It's pretty big and it is hard to keep it clean,the bathrooms where pretty disguisting, used toilet paper was falling out of the small bins in the end of the day,

100.0%
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sean watts

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2014 sean would recommend this property

Liked: This is a very chilled hostel, with bar (!), close to the metro and La Setanta, a good area for eating and drinking establishments! The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely worth a stay.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Janet Estrada

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2014 Janet would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was friendly and helpful when asked. Fellow travelers were enjoyable and a blast to hang out with. The hostel itself was thoroughly cleaned daily and always in good condition.

Disliked: N/A

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, good social events, nice location in the center of everything and extremely helpful bilingual staff

Disliked: N/A

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

07 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had a great stay at Wandering Paisa. All staff and other travellers were very friendly and there is a good atmosphere in the hostel. The manager has a really good range of events going on and its a great place to meet up with other Colombians who regularly turn up for events like language exchange, free salsa and karaoke. Another good thing was the location. The hostel is in a great part of town called laureles which i think is a lot more interesting than Poblado where the majority of hostels are. Its easier to meet Colombians and practice spanish whilst also having its share of backpackers and travelers. I would definitely recommend the hostel as a good place to stay in and base from which to get to know Medellin.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Miriam Romaniuk

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 April 2014 Miriam would recommend this property

Liked: Love, love, love the wandering paisa. This place had such a great vibe to it, amazing people and the staff were incredible. I would not stay anywhere else in medellin. I had an unfortunate incident where my bag got stolen when I was out and they were amazing to help me in these circumstances.

Disliked: Miriam left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Matthew Steiniger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

18 April 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly and helpful receptionist, nice little roof patio.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

31 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is in a great location.. very close to Estadio metro station, so the whole city is easily accessible, and if you like sports you can utilize all of the facilities at the stadium for free. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Nice kitchen. Comfortable beds. But the best thing about the hostel is the weekly events that draw plenty of locals, along with a slew of other gringos who aren't staying in the hostel. The Paisa is a perfect spot to begin your Medellin adventure and make some new friends!

Disliked: Got a bit overcrowded on the weekends.

100.0%
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zsolt papp

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

20 March 2014 zsolt would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and friendly staff... nice atmosphere. Perfect if you want to know the real Medellin!!

Disliked: zsolt left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Lloyd Taylor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

10 March 2014 Lloyd would recommend this property

Liked: Stayed here in my first week in Medellin. It's a very vibrant hostel with events going on everyday that make a success of bringing locals and travellers together. Solely for that reason I would have to say that The wandering Paisa is the best hostel in Medellin. I have stayed at 3 hostels here and this one came out on top by far. The location is also something very appealing to me as you get to see the posh barrio of Laureles nearby and there are tons of bars club restaurant etc nearby. The owner (I think his name is Brian) will always have a smile on his face .DO YOU SELF A FAVOUR AND STAY AT THE WANDERING PAISA.

Disliked: There was not anything I disliked about this hostel.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

hildegunn rømma helset

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

06 March 2014 hildegunn would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful atmosphere, and well organized. They have social activities in the evening which attract many locals. Spacious and well equipped kitchen. Cheap beers I the bar. The owner is often present in the hostal, making sure everyone's happy. Open mic night on saturdays atracts a lot of good local musicians. That was my favorite experience. The surroundings are also very nice. With the great sports center, the soccer stadium 4 blocks down the street by the metrostation. A ten minute walk brings you to the foot of cerro el volador that has fantastic panorama view of Medellin. Staying at the wandering paisa is a great adventure, and Im very happy I could live there a whole week.

Disliked: only thing that could be better is that you have to pay for using the computers, and i think this should be a free service.

60.0%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not located in the tourist zone, so there was more interaction with the locals!

Disliked: The staff was somewhat helpful, but it was too loud most of the time! In addition, they seem to promote drinking, where as I prefer a safer alternative(that is discouraged here)!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location - near busy nightlight /salsa bars, yet residential in character. safe - great protocols. helpful staff. great evening activities and connections with local and traveling communities.

Disliked: fine for a hostel but not quite as clean as in a previous visit (restrooms in particular).

94.3%
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Will Moyer

Alone

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

18 February 2014 Will would recommend this property

Liked: The Wandering Paisa had a great, friendly atmosphere that made it the perfect entrance to Medellin. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable and the other guests and residents were fun and welcoming. It has a great social environment with frequent events (Salsa lessons, language exchange, open mic night) to get you meeting people and making friends. I would definitely recommend it!

Disliked: Not the staff's fault, but the wifi on the second floor stopped working while I was there. Not a huge deal as there was still internet on the first floor, but it was a minor inconvenience.

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

Cuong Huynh

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 February 2014 Cuong would recommend this property

Liked: chill atmosphere free salsa class away from crazy poblado cool staff

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very kind staff and nice common spaces to talk with other travelers. Nice activities like salsa lessons and the bar.

Disliked: The blankets were very old and didn't look clean, they should be changed more regularly.

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Liz Rodriguez

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 December 2013 Liz would recommend this property

Liked: Nos quedamos solo tres dias,pero la pasamosmuy bien, es un lugar muy limpio, la zona es perfectapara ir de compras salir a tomar algo, o tomar algo en las noches, el personal fue muy amable.

Disliked: Liz left no negative feedback.

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

Alex Wood

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2013 Alex would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect, chilled hostel. Great, helpful staff, fantastically located in a more relaxed part of Medellin

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, clean rooms/bathrooms, and a very good atmosphere for meeting and hanging out with people! Definitely can have the chill vibe (usually during the week) and the party vibe (usually the weekends) which works out great for whatever your looking for. Safe area to stay in and the staff will literally help you with anything that you need or information you want.

Disliked: Nothing

74.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Verena Margraf

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

29 October 2013 Verena would recommend this property

Liked: reeeaaally nice beds, nice atmosphere, quite new, hammocks and general equipment really good

Disliked: bathrooms weren't cleaned thoroughly every day, sometimes only the trash had been taken out, this really isn't enough in a hostel!!!

85.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

David Egan

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2013 David would recommend this property

Liked: The size of the property gave me an opportunity to meet all the other travellers making it more enjoyable.

Disliked: nill