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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really great hostel! It has nice rooms with private baths. Nice hang-out area with a pool table, TV and games. The view from the balcony is amazing. Great to chill and hang out and enjoy the landscape. There are small stores nearby (5mins walk) and the owner will help you with everything and always gives you great tips about what... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying at the Golden Elephant hostel, the location is just perfect for anyone who wants to relax in the middle of nature, floating on the river in this beautiful scenery surrounded by green mountains, cows and horses :) The hostel is decorated with a lot of love and attention to detail and it's clean. The staff is... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

My female friend and I stayed at Golden Elephant Hostel as a two-day side trip from Medellin. We took the bus to Alejandria from Medellin (about 3 hours) and walked the short distance from the center of town to the hostel. We stayed in one of the dorm rooms at the tail end of a holiday weekend. Even though we... More 

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Best, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place not to far from medellin to spend a day or two. Our hostel owner in Medellin told us there is a hostel in Alejandria that is really good. We couldn't find Alejandria in the lonely planet but after some research on the internet we were sure we had to give it a try. The... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2015

The Golden Elephant hostel is probably the best place to stay in Alejandria, but be warned this town is in the middle of nowhere. Maybe that's what you want. Great. But there is only one decent place to eat in town and not much to do. The only roads into town are dirt roads and very slow going. From Medellin... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Great little spot tucked away on the outskirts of Medellin. If you're looking to get away from the city, this is certainly the place to be. I spent the day in Guatape and came over here after to enjoy the small town feel and nature surrounding it.

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Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Golden Elephant is situated just outside the quaint town of Alejandría, with a beautiful view of rolling hills and the river. We decided to visit at the last minute, after someone in Guatape suggested it, and so unfortunately the owner wasn't there at the time. It seems that he can organise for you to go tubing on the river,... More 

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Thank CayleyJM
Medellin, Colombia
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The hostel is located a short walk from the main park, is a quiet and pleasantly laid back. The beds are really comfy, rooms are big enough and always clean, the breakfast its great, plus the river's view is very nice, the staff is friendly and really helpfull. This is the perfect place to go if you want to get... More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2015

My wife and I stayed at Golden Elephant Hostel for two months in December and January. We took a room on the second floor and found the place to be charming. We spent our days playing pool on the billiard table in the community room, using the computer, and watching English movies and television shows on the big screen television.... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2015

Lovely, comfortable and quiet. I really enjoyed staying in this hostel. The rooms are big enough to have a good sleep, they're colorful and tidy. Mr. Cano was a great host, my boyfriend and I enjoyed a lot of the conversations with him during our short stay. He made us feel at home ;)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Golden Elephant Hostel is located in the small, quiet, traditional town of Alexandria just 1 hour from Guatape (peñon de Guatape) and 3 hours from the city of Medellin. Ideal to rest, relax and escape the noise and pollution of the city. It has rich basins and stunning natural landscapes, allowing our guest to participate in a wide range of healthy, and enjoyable activities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Elephant Hostel

Address: Calle 23 Casa Azul Marino Carretera Alejandria - Guatape, Alejandria, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Alejandria
Price Range: $23 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Elephant Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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