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The Wandering Paisa

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Coalville, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here twice in July. First time for 4 nights and then 1 night when passing through elsewhere. It was in a more local area than the other hostels in Medellin and was a much more relaxed attitude. The owner Brent was a great guy and gave plenty of tips on what to do in the local area, also ask...

1Thank TheKingOfSummer
Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The shared 6 bedroom was kind of small and there were very few outlets anywhere, but that has been somewhat typical of colombia in general. Very nice location, seemed safe and friendly. I would recommend this one to friends.

Thank Sam W
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

In a superb area v close to the metro. Everyone was exceptionally friendly, it was very comfortable and clean. Downtown and Poblado are easy to get to on the metro and there are bars and restaurants minutes away. The area is also safe and the staff were always extremely helpful with any questions I had or if I needed something...

2Thank FabianCJGSherwin
Willemstad, Curacao
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I liked it here very much, the people were friendly and the atmosphere relxed. you can find a lot of trevellers. the price is nice and everzthing else to. probabla it is a little bit loud in the night but that you have to accept 4 the price. save travells!

Thank Justus J
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Our "Chile" room had an amazingly huge bed that could easily sleep 3. Sheets and bathroom were clean. (Cleaners did forget to clean rubbish behind the front door) The room was smelling a bit of detergent and cleaners. We stayed for 3 nights or so and in that time our room was left just to us so we emptied our...

Thank Christine J
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Very nice atmosphere with a hammock and seating area where you can relax with a book or chat to other travellers. Nice big kitchen and bar, where they host regular evenings, including a language exchange with locals which I found very useful. Staff with lots of advice and always happy to help. Only problem I had was that the walls...

Thank Eleanor P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I was here with a group from all over Colombia and they did a fantastic job not only with being hospitible but answering all questions and helping people find their way around town. They are very accessable form the metro and not difficult to find. The facilities are great! Big kitchen. We made some good Pina Coladas with that blender....

1Thank yup66
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I spent a month in the wandering paisa surrounded by some of the most amazing company I've been blessed to encounter on my travels. I became friends with the locals that worked at the hostel. They welcomed me into their culture and took care of me. They told me everything I needed to know about seeing their city and were...

1Thank Nick C
Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I booked my first stay at the Wandering Paisa a few weeks ago, and I had such a great time that I stayed there again on my swing back through Medellin. The Paisa ticks all the usual boxes for a great hostel - amazing staff, clean facilities, comfy beds and hammocks - but what made it a fantastic time was...

1Thank jnitro
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

I had a great time at this hostel. Friendly, helpful, bilingual, staff. The owner is also frequently around to chat with. Locals come in to meet travelers at the events, such as karaoke. This makes for great opportunities to practice your Spanish and meet new people. I would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for an authentic Paisa experience.

1Thank Sbonfar

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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: $19 - $55 (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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