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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Firstly, the beds are the most comfy I have stayed in in south america. The owner is so helpful and guided us through all to do in medellin, and colombia in general. The bar is super cheap and the kitchen is awesome. Would always stay here when coming to colombia and would highly recommend to everyone else. The owner, told... More 

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Gurabo, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel is clean and spacious. They arrange multiple activities for guests which is good. The surrounding area is mostly residential and secure. Is near la 70 but far away from El Poblado area. A Metro station is near as well as restaurants and a supermarket. We were a group of 5 people staying in a room of 6 with... More 

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Thank Angel V
brentandfriends, Owner at The Wandering Paisa, responded to this review

Hey Angel. Thanks for the comment. I believe there was a misunderstanding. We never charged you extra for the bed, we simply just warned you that if you continued to use the bed you would be charged. Since you did not, you were not charged upon checkout. We have no record of charging you or anyone in your group extra.... More 

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Great hostel with great vibes! I really enjoyed my stay here, it had incredible drink prices at the bar, the staff were super friendly and gave great advice on what to do, eat and drink in Medellin! I loved my stay here thanks everyone at the paisa for making it awesome!

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Thank Daniel H
Medellin, Colombia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Wandering Paisa Hostel is one of the best (if not the best) hostel in Medellin. The owner Brent is super nice and a great guy. Their weekly events are always a great time. Every other weekend they host Karaoke night, which is their best parties. The staff their is great and will help you with anything you need. The... More 

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Thank FranciscoJavierMacia
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've never felt so at home in a hostel. The dorms and bathrooms are really clean, the showers are hot, the kitchen is really well equipped, and the staff are really helpful and warm. The location is great too in a vibrant part of the city. The bar is the perfect place to meet people. The bar man was especially... More 

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11 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I ve made a long stay in this great hostel, the staff was amazing, the ambiance is really cool with a lot activities like karaoke night, open mic night, salsa lessons, a bar is open everday inside the hostal always running by cool people. The Area is really colombian fare from the poblado area.

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Thank Dryan N
Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Everyone is so friendly and inclusive at this hostel! The area is less touristy but doesn't have the charming vibe of Pablado. Huge plus of the area is the stadium complex, be sure to visit for a workout, football match or just to people watch. No complaints about the rooms, bar has good prices and most people speak Spanish, great... More 

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Reviewed 26 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... More 

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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,... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 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... More 

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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 

Additional Information about The Wandering Paisa

Address: Calle 44 A No. 68 A 76 | Laureles, Medellin, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Price Range: $17 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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“Great location to bars, restaurants, and dance clubs.”
 of 5 bubbles FranciscoJavierMacia, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you come to this place, try get one of the bigger dorms with fewer beds in it”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles gavins357, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best dorm room is definitely Uruguay in my opinion, AC and only four beds”
 of 5 bubbles conorm820, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The 4-bed dorm has A/C”
 of 5 bubbles yup66, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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