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Secret Buddha Hostel Medellin

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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Had a great stay at the Budha. Expect excellent service, a peaceful environment, and immaculate rooms. The owner is a great guy and is very helpful, and he even gave me a ride all the way to center. Don't expect a party as this hostel is strictly for relation. I can't recommend this place enough! I hope you enjoy your...

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We were very excited about staying in this hostel. Both of us are hardy travelers who have traveled both together and separately and without accompaniment to such places as central Asia, Nicaragua, and the Tibetan regions in W. Sichuan, etc. While this was certainly not the dirtiest place either of us have ever stayed, it was up there. Considering the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Although the Secret Hostel is not in the centre, that should definitely not be a reason why you choose not to stay in such a wonderful hostel. With a perfectly simple Metro line and friendly locals getting around is easy. The hostel is quiet and a perfect place to relax and unwind after a day on the busy streets. The...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 5 March 2012

Really nice hostel, on the outskirt of Medellin, away from city hectics, setting and views are great, not even mentioning the food. The room was a bit small for what you pay and it´s also a bit noisy. However, it is a beautiful place, the owners and staff were very helpful and we even went parapente with them - really...

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Reviewed 19 January 2012

It is like 20 minutes away from the subway, except for that it is one wise choice. The staff is always ready for anything you can need.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 January 2012

stayed in poblado but after two sleepless nights I moved to Secret Buddha, yes its a bit outside the city centre (40 mins by metro then bus) but its worth the extra effort. this is like a boutique hotel with designer furniture, plasma tv, stunning outdoor lounging area beside the frog ponds, hammocks to chill and staff cook amazing breakfasts...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2011

We stayed here due to the fact that they mention on the website that there is a airport shuttle. I'm not sure if i would of utilised it knowing that it was 30000 more pesos than a taxi. The people running this have nice intentions but it seems quite expensive to me, all the meals served there are exorbitantly priced...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 31 October 2011

The Secret Buddha is just outside of Medellin, in the hills just to the south. The place is uniquely decorated and has a nice view across the valley. The gardens surrounding it provide a buffer that makes this a great place to chill for few days. There is a nice shared kitchen and big TV room. We had the "yellow"...

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Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Thank you to Colombia for making my honey moon a trip i will never forget. Buddha Hostel secret is an amazing place to visit and stay , the people are wonderfull and i enjoyed everything around me. I will recommend this place to anyone that wants to have an unforgetable trip. Thank you and i will see you again soon...

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1Thank direyes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 19 October 2011

Very nice decorated hostel with friendly owners and dogs, and amazing garden. Location - not very central, but there is no such a thing as a center in Medellin. Safe, quiet and nice area, a lot of green around, though not many restaurants or bars. From the last stop of the subway you have to take a bus till the...

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The Buddha is a Boutique Hostel at regular rates, split in 2 levels in a 700m exotic garden lot w/ retro-asian design & unique architecture. We offer dormitories & private suites with brand new orthopedic mattresses, beds and bathrooms.rnrnPick up and transfer service rnrnWe have unique living room with chases and a 42' HD LCD flat screen, DVD, Play Station rnrn10 reasons why you should discover the BuddharnrnWe are the first and only boutique hostel in Medellin at hostel rates rnWe have home cooked meals from all over the world rnWe have easy accessible transport in and out of the hostel rnWe have nature at its best everywhere you look rnFantastic mattresses and brand new beds and bathrooms with 24 hr hot water rnThere is art and design architecture throughout rnBilingual owners, movies and books rnYou will discover authentic unique places that not even the locals know & enjoy with us the night life rnrnBuddha LifernrnParagliding (includes transport) to and from the flying site.rnHorseback riding in dancing horses ( Horse therapy,, equestrian lessons and even a ride with music and drinks)rnGuatape excursions (2nd largest rock in the world) you can climb it easily.rnPub crawls and salsa tours wiith lessons and much much more...rnrnrnOur GastronomyrnrnIn addition to all the things we offer in our Boutique Hostel in Medellin, our gastronomy is highly recognized. We do serve:rnrnBreakfast & Lunch Specials daily, as well as 2 type of dinner concepts:rnrn a) Our regular but themed dinners at 18000 cop per person, includes soup or salad, 2 main courses (we specialize in east asian fusion) and dessert. We focus on fruits and veggies from the season to create diishes that accomodate every palate (vegetarians & non vegetarians).rn rnb)Our unique 8 to 10 course feast at 28000/ person for the 8 to 10 course experience. We do that once a week depending on the number of people (minimum of 10) that are registered. Our maximum capacity for that meal is 22 people ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Buddha Hostel Medellin

Address: calle 94 B sur No 51-121, la Estrella, Medellin, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Price Range: $16 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We enjoyed staying in the room with the outdoor shower and bath - sadly the massive bath did not fill up enough to properly enjoy!”
HeatherNolan1, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All are good”
robertsW8185YC, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“stay in the red room or the buddha suite, both have stone bath tubs balconies and beautiful views from the second level”
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MarianoCapdevila, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any room with a view tothe garden”
DaliaKK, 19 Oct 2011 | Read review
“The Red Room is particularly nice upstairs.”
  • The terrace outside the Red Room
  • The Red Room
JAH1980, 3 Sep 2011 | Read review
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