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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Wandering Paisa was an awesome place to spend the weekend in Medellin. Great place to meet other travelers, have a beer, watch some futball. Highly recommend this hostel if you're looking to stay in the laureles area. Lots of great clubs in the area and little salsa bars with live music. Clean, spacious, bright rooms as well. Bathrooms are limited...

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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

I was staying at El Poblado area before I came to laureles, and I enjoyed this area much more than the last. It feels more calm and there are more local places to go to. The hostel was amazing, they have plenty of showers and restrooms, rooms were nice and clean, they have satellite TV, Nintendo, staff was very friendly,...

Thank Saul B
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I was very pleased with this hostel. The staff are wonderful and so are the people that go there. I do agree with other reviews that some of the shared rooms have too many beds- especially when it's hot. The bathrooms are small but kept well clean. The hostel offers different forms of entertainment and the staff are very helpful...

1Thank A1waysOnTheMove
Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I was excited to visit this hostel because it had received glowing reviews on trip advisor. But I was, on balance, disappointed. First the good: 1. The staff are friendly and helpful 2. The bathrooms are clean and with lots of hot water 3. There is a reasonably nice bar area The bad: 1. There were 8 beds in our...

2Thank obert1979
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 March 2016

The welcome I received when I first arrived was warm and friendly. The receptionist was a local and spoke both Spanish and English which made it easy for my limited Spanish speaking skills. She, as well as the entire staff, were all very knowledgeable about their city and spent generous amounts of time with me every morning giving me directions...

Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I have stayed a few times at The Wandering Paisa over the course of ten or so weeks. It is definitely my favorite hostel in Medellin. There are various dorms and two private rooms in the hostel, all named after South American countries. This was a cool feel since they have some beautiful murals corresponding with each country. The hostel...

1Thank Conor M
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

This hostel had friendly helpful staff, the owner was able to recommend hostels in nearby locations to stay at. There's a bar with cheap drinks, they host a language exchange on Thursdays to allow travelers to interact with the community. The location is far from the reggatone bar and club scene of parque lleras but nearby the metro and lots...

1Thank Steven G
Cusco, Peru
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Really cant ask more from a hostel. Very cool layout, easy to meet people, and the staff are all extremely kind and helpful. Perfect location too- a minute walk from Street 70 in Laureles which has great nightlife and is authentic Colombian (unlike Poblado)!

1Thank SortaCheapHealthy
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

The hostel looked nice in itself, but I booked dorm beds in advance and when we arrived they were full, even if it was early in the afternoon. I had to come all the way back later to get my deposit only to find out that it was now my problem and that I had to deal with the website...

1Thank Steph P
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights while in Medellin. The location is pretty good as we were very close to supermarket and metro. Rooms were a little small with no AC only a fan so was pretty warm at night. WiFi wasn't great. There weren't enough showers for the amount if people in the hostel. Girls at reception were really friendly...

1Thank richiemcevoy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The authentic Paisa Backpackers experience! Centrally located and closest to the Metro and the "Local Zona Rosa". Safe, clean, and relaxing. Managed by an American and a Colombian, we seek to immerse travellers in the local "Paisa" culture while providing them with a safe and comfortable place to stay. We have the most comfortable beds in Medellin, along with hand painted murals in every room. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76 | Laureles, Medellin, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Price Range: $19 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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“Great location to bars, restaurants, and dance clubs.”
FranciscoJavierMacia, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you come to this place, try get one of the bigger dorms with fewer beds in it”
obert1979, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I had the private room with a toilet on the ground floor. A bit loud, but easy in and out.”
gavins357, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best dorm room is definitely Uruguay in my opinion, AC and only four beds”
conorm820, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The 4-bed dorm has A/C”
yup66, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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