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Seattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 2 nights when visiting Medellin. Close to central Poblado neighborhood, a safe area of Medellin. Staff was helpful and receptive. Staff helped me arrange tours and arranged transportation to the airport. Would stay again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a constant stench of cigarettes that we could not escape even in our private room. There is a posted "no smoking" sign on the patio but guests still constantly smoked cigarettes and the staff did not care to enforce the no smoking rule. We kindly asked if they could at least close the door to the patio in...

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arcadia a, Owner at Arcadia Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there this is Spyros the owner, thanks for your comment. First of all i'd like to apology for this inconvenient with the cigarettes but i have to assure you that on behalf of me and my staff we do care and give importance to any of our guests and we are constantly searching of ways how to improve our...

Airdrie, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we were extremely disappointed with this hostel. We were so excited to arrive in Medellin and explore what we could of the city with the few days that we had and our hostel was the only part we didn't enjoy. Upon arrival there was a party happening which would have been fine but even the girl working that helped...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The staff has been very very helpful and welcoming. Very glad with my experience. Stayed in a private room, which was comfortable and had a bathroom. Jay who works at the front desk is great and will help with anything you need!

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Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay only lasted three nights, but it was an amazing time! Staff, atmosphere and location are amazing and the people you meet are super friendly and fun! The rooms are spacious and clean. The location is perfect for going out because it's only a few minutes from parque Lleras which guarantees unforgettable nights! Definitely would recommend.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and felt very good. The staff is friendly and there are pancakes for breakfest! The cozy hostel is located in a nice area and very close to many bars, clubs and cafés. The room and the bathroom were clean and with hot water in the shower. There is enough space in the rooms and...

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We just stayed one night. I got bed bugs from the dorm bed. Not a surprise this dorm was a complete mess. 12 people cramped into this little space, no window, no lockers. One of the worst hostels I've been to in Columbia. Kitchen was really dirty, no one cared about it. In the outdoor area everything was sticky. People...

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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I would have wrote a better review as my overall stay was good but the way we were treated on departure disqualifies all that! On the BBQ night my partner sat in one of the hostels plastic chairs and the leg of the chair snapped and he fell to the floor hurting his back! Later on in the evening someone...

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arcadia a, Owner at Arcadia Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your comment. First of all me and my staff would like to apologize for any inconvenient might be caused in our behalf. After investigate the case and talk to the receptionist that checked you out even though it was clear that she should have shown you your bills and the amount additional that was to...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a 12 bed dorm in a converted garage with very few windows. As other reviews have mentioned, there are too many people in this dorm. There is also only one toilet, and there are often queues to use it in the morning. The staff however are really nice and helpful, so that went a long way to...

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arcadia a, Owner at Arcadia Hostel, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your comment. This dorm is called Ades meaning hell in Greek mythology.I know it can be stuffy but thats why its one of the cheapest options in Medellin destinating for low budget travelers that search for a cheap bed to sleep.For this dorm thought there is 1 toilet, 1 shower and 1 toilet - shower...

Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights and had a great time. The place has been remodeled and has clean facilities and cool friendly staff. Genesis especially is super awesome. Great place to meet new friends and is in the best location. DO NOT MISS THE BARBECUE ON SUNDAY!! I will definitely be back.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arcadia hostel is a new hostel in Medellin Colombia the city of eternal spring located just 5min walk of the most exclusive and safe area of Medellin parque Lleras Poblado! The idea is to have really good times in a very nice relaxing atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arcadia Hostel

Address: Calle 10a 11a No. 31A-188 | Poblado, 5 min walk from zona rosa, parque Lleras, Medellin 050021, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Price Range: $18 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask for the owner he is really cool and easy going”
 of 5 bubbles Marcoshtw, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in the pegasus room if you are sensitive to noise or need fresh air.”
 of 5 bubbles Fillerbunny, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Go upstairs. Downstairs is a bit unpleasant with no storage space. I arrived late after having to move rooms, and struggled to put sheets on my bed in the dark while tripping over everyone's bags. Upstairs has a balcony with hammock and private bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewj327, 29 Jun 2015 | Read review
“the medium priced dorms are teh best.”
 of 5 bubbles reinekemaximus, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
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