35 EPIC Hostels in Colombia (2019 • Insider Guide!)

The ultimate list of the best hostels in Colombia. Period. Written by travelers, this is your insider guide to Colombia at its best!

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Colombia is one of the most highly sought after destinations in South America. A nation that is colorful, bright and welcoming, Colombia provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to escape into the jungles and immerse in small-town life or even big city living.

Colombia is a popular backpacking destination. That does mean, though, that there are lots of hostel options out there that aren’t up to scratch. This is why we created this epic insiders guide of the 35 best hostels in Colombia. So you can cut through the noise and book the perfect hostel for you.

Whether you’re game to boogie down in Bogota or escape to the coffee hills of Salento, there is so much to discover in Colombia. You can plan your whole trip here and now. This guide has been designed with you in mind, so take it all on board!

So, without further ado, let’s dive straight into the 35 best hostels in Colombia.

 

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostels in Colombia for Digital NomadsBest Hostels in Colombia for Digital NomadsEl Arsenal Hostel Boutique – Cartagena

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Best Hostels in Colombia

 

The 35 Best Hostels in Colombia

 

Overall Best Hostels in Colombia – One Day Hostel – Cartagena

One Day Hostel Cartagena best hostels in Colombia

One Day Hostel Cartagena is our pick for overall best hostel in Colombia

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One Day Hostel is the overall best hostel in Colombia in 2019. This phenomenal hostel keeps getting better and better. The free breakfast is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to perks.

You can organize everything from airport transfers to guided tours at the travel desk in-house and the staff are incredibly helpful.

Set within a historical colonial home, One Day Hostel has a real family feel and open for any and all who want to stay. There is a strong community feel here and you’re bound to make new friends the moment you step through the door.

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Casa Loma Minca – Minca

Casa Loma Minca Minca best hostels in Colombia

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Offering both private and dorm-style accommodation, Casa Loma Minca is easily one of the overall best hostels in Colombia. This is an authentic, homemade backpackers hostel in rural Colombia and is perfect for travelers who want to immerse themselves in this incredible country.

In terms of facilities, Casa Loma Minca is a little reserved. There is a bar and cafe, however, free WiFi and communal bathrooms that are kept sparkling clean. Who needs more than that?

If you like your hostels humble and homely, Casa Loma Minca is the best hostel in Colombia for you.

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The Dreamer Hostel – Santa Marta

The Dreamer Hostel Santa Marta best hostels in Colombia

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The Dreamer Hostel in Santa Marta is another of our best hostels in Colombia in 2019. This big scale hostel offers a whole heap of facilities and ideal room rates. We’re all game to spend a tiny bit extra to have access to a swimming pool, right?

This super sociable hostel has a great selection of rooming options and the dorms are surprisingly spacious. There is even a ceiling fan to keep you call cool.

Stuffy hostel rooms are a nightmare – not an issue at The Dreamer Hostel though. FYI – The Dreamer is the closest hostel to Tayona Park and gets booked up way in advance.

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Aurora Hostel – Bogota

Aurora Hostel Bogota best hostels in Colombia

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Looking at the stylish nature of Aurora Hostel you would assume that it is a pricey flashpacker. Nothing could be further from the truth which is precisely why Aurora Hostel is the best hostel in Colombia in 2019.

This super modern hostel is also one of the cheapest options in Bogota. They offer a free breakfast, free WiFi and plenty of space to hang out in.

The minimalist theme is right on trend and is oh so Instagrammable. No doubt you’ll leave with some #inspo for your own bedroom back home. Also, you can totally afford to treat yourself to a private room here.

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Hostel Rango Boutique – Medellin

Hostel Rango Boutique Medellin best hostels in Colombia

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Hostel Rango Boutique is an awesome youth hostel in Colombia. Located in marvelous Medellin this hostel is well worth the extra couple of dollars. For starters, the room rates include a free breakfast.

It’s actually a good free breakfast too. This is a great option for digital nomads too or just anyone who knows their going to need some online time while in Medellin. The WiFi is free, reliable and pretty fast by Colombian standards.

There is definitely a boutique feel to this hostel, as the name suggests. A cut above the rest in all senses, comfort, facilities, and atmosphere – Hostel Rango is a top pick.

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Best Hostels in Colombia for Solo Travellers – Cacao Hostel – Santa Marta

Cacao Hostel Santa Marta best hostels in Colombia

Cacao Hostel Santa Marta is our pick for best hostel for solo travellers in Colombia

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Cacao Hostel is the best hostel in Colombia for solo travelers. Open, friendly and with a heap of fun things to do, solo travelers will settle right into Cacao Hostel.

Solo wanderers can take some time out in a hammock, cool off in the pool or prop up the bar with the hostel fam. The free breakfast provides you with the ideal opportunity to get up, out and about mingling with fellow guests.

The beach is only a 10-minute walk away – that is reason enough to book your bed right now. This is a popular spot, you don’t want to miss out.

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Purple Monkey Hostel – Medellin

Purple Monkey Hostel Medellin best hostels in Colombia

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For solo travelers seeking a boozy Colombia backpackers hostel, Purple Monkey Hostel in Medellin is calling out for you. Believing that any time spend not partying is wasted time indeed, Purple Monkey Hostel is all about the good times. Ideal for solo travelers eager to connect and kick back in Colombia.

Every single bed comes with not one but four plug sockets, and a huge security locker. Isn’t it annoying when hostels only have secured lockers that size of a credit card? Here you can shove your whole pack in, lock and roll. Run by a British backpacker turned expat, Purple

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Masaya Hostel – Bogota

Masaya Hostel Bogota best hostels in Colombia

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Masaya Hostel is the perfect youth hostel in Colombia for laid-back solo travelers. This super chill hostel in Bogota offers solo travelers the opportunity to kick back and relax, catch up on all their life admin, and hang with a cool international crowd of fellow wanderers.

Located in the Candelaria district of the city, Masaya Hostel puts you at the heart of the historic center of Bogota. All the major must-visit landmarks are within an easy walking distance. The staff will be more than happy to help you create a bespoke Bogota itinerary that ticks all your boxes.

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Hostal Cocobomgo – Minca

Hostal Cocobomgo Minca best hostels in Colombia

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Hostal Cocobomgo in Minca is a top hostel in Colombia for solo travelers. Set within a colonial style townhouse in the Casino district of Minca, Hostal Cocobomgo gets nothing but rave reviews from guests. Travelers just love this place and it is not hard to see why.

The team takes excellent care of not only their guests but the hostel itself. Always sparkling clean and tidy, Hostal Cocobomgo is a fresh and vibrant hostel to experience.

There are coffee plantations and waterfalls galore to explore in Minca and you can arrange day trips at the in-house travel desk.

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Makako Chill Out Hostel – Cartagena

Makako Chill Out Hostel Cartagena best hostels in Colombia

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For solo travelers keen to connect with like-minded people in Cartagena, Makako Chill Out Hostel is the perfect place. This awesome Colombia backpackers hostel hosts a free cocktail party every Wednesday and Friday night.

Travelers just fall in love with Makako Chill Out Hostel, many even extend their stay after they have checked-in, you may well end up doing the same.

There are A/C and fan rooms available depending on your preference. The private rooms are reasonably priced too. You are welcome to cook for yourself in the communal kitchen – this is a great way to meet people too.

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Best Cheap Hostels in Colombia – Estrella Sin Fronteras – Salento

Estrella Sin Fronteras Salento best hostels in Colombia

Estrella Sin Fronteras Salento is our pick for best cheap hostel in Colombia

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Estrella Sin Fronteras is the best cheap hostel in Colombia. Located in Salento, Estrella Sin Fronteras offers insane value for money. Your breakfast, WiFi access and access to the games room is all included.

This is a laid back, unassuming hostel that offers you an authentic backpacking experience. Imagine your dream hostel in Colombia and it’ll probably look a lot like Estrella Sin Fronteras in Salento.

Set within an old coffee plantation house, the hostel is huge. There is a wonderful garden space to enjoy and just enough hammocks to go around. There is a real coziness to the dorms.

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La Guaca Hostel – Santa Marta

La Guaca Hostel Santa Marta best hostels in Colombia

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La Guaca Hostel is the best budget hostel in Colombia. In your room rate you get your bed, obviously, but also a free breakfast, free WiFi, swimming pool access, the chance to hang out in their cute AF cafe and the beach is only a matter of steps away.

This spacious and open hostel gives you call the freedom you could ask for. There are private rooms for anyone who wants to retreat and there are some beautiful communal spaces that promote connection too.

For digital nomads who are starting out on a shoestring budget, La Guaca Hostel would be a top pick for you.

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B&B CQ Lourdes – Bogota

B and B CQ Lourdes Bogota best hostels in Colombia

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B&B CQ Lourdes is perhaps the most under the radar Colombia backpackers hostel. Sorry, not sorry we’ve just shared this secret hostel with the world! Offering a free breakfast and free WiFi within the room rate, B&B CQ Lourdes as the basics covered and more.

The hostel is cozy and low-key, ideal for travelers who are just seeking a place to sleep and shower while in Bogota. There is a 24-hour reception and 24-hour security too. People get het up about safety in Bogota, B&B CQ Lourdes has got you safe.

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Hostal Casa Paraiso – Medellin

Hostal Casa Paraiso Medellin best hostels in Colombia

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– Self Catering Facilities

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Hostal Casa Paraiso is a fantastic budget hostel in Colombia and is ideal for budget conscious travelers heading to Medellin. You can help keep your costs down even further by cooking for yourself in the communal kitchen.

The staff would be more than happy to direct you to the nearest market. Shopping at local markets is a great way to immerse in a destination.

There are just four bedrooms here which gives the hostel a real sense of homeliness and community. If you’re seeking low-key and laid back in Medellin – you know what to do.

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Finca Hostal Bolivar – Minca

Finca Hostal Bolivar Minca best hostels in Colombia

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– Self Catering Facilities

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– Outdoor Terrace

If you are looking for a budget hostel in Colombia for when you reach Minca, take a look at Finca Hostal Bolivar. This super affordable hostel is an ideal for broke backpackers keen to explore the jungles surrounding Minca.

The garden alone is a reason to book your stay at Finca Hostal Bolivar. In fact, the jungle is on your doorstep and you can totally immerse yourself in nature.

Being so affordable means that you can give yourself some extra time in Minca. You won’t regret it. Finca Hostal Bolivar is a real home from home. You’ll love it.

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Best Hostels in Colombia for Couples – Coffee Tree Boutique Hostel – Salento

Coffee Tree Boutique Hostel Salento best hostels in Colombia

Coffee Tree Boutique Hostel Salento is our pick for best hostel for couples in Colombia

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Traveling as a couple can be fun but also hard work. Why not take some time out in Salento and reconnect. The best hostel in Colombia is Coffee Tree Boutique Hostel. With an up-market feel, this little gem is the perfect place for you and bae to take some time out on your travels.

The private rooms have more of a boutique hotel feel which is a total treat. The setting is perfect. Set on the outskirts of Salento this quiet neighborhood is surrounded by nature. Breakfast is included in your room rate and you can request a late check-out at no extra charge.

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Mystic House Hostal – Cartagena

Mystic House Hostal Cartagena best hostels in Colombia

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– Free Breakfast

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Mystic House Hostal is a highly recommended hostel in Colombia for couples. This exceptional hostel offers both dorms and private rooms. Laid back and super friendly, you and your lover will meet some awesome people here. No doubt about it.

The free city tour is such a wonderful addition to an already comprehensive list of services and facilities. Mystic House Hostal in Cartagena has got this hostel business down to a fine art. The city tour is a great way to establish what landmarks, galleries, and museums are worth forking out entrance fees for and provides a whole heap of context.

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Be Okay Hostel – Medellin

Be Okay Hostel Medellin best hostels in Colombia

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Be Okay Hostel in Medellin is a top hostel in Colombia for couples. Now, although there are no private rooms at Be Okay Hostel it is still a new hostel and is very rarely booked out.

The likelihood of you and your lover having a dorm to yourselves is reasonably good. You could always chat up the staff when you arrive to see if they can jiggle things around.

The rooftop terrace is a great place to hang out and meet fellow travelers. If you fancy a lazy morning in Medellin, this is where you should hang with a classic Colombian coffee…or two!

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Calle 11 Hostel – Santa Marta

Calle 11 Hostel Santa Marta best hostels in Colombia

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The coolest hostel in Colombia is Calle 11 Hostel in Santa Marta. It just so happens to be a top pick for couples too. Calle 11 Hostel is ever so popular and their private ensuite rooms sell out way in advance. This is definitely a posh-etl! There is a boutique, upmarket feel to the place, but it’s not in any way pretentious either.

The swimming pool is an ideal place to laze the day away with bae and you can feast yourselves in the cafe. They may even deliver your food poolside if you ask extra nicely!

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Orange Experience GH – Bogota

Orange Experience GH Bogota best hostels in Colombia

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For couples heading to Bogota, the best hostel in Colombia for you is Orange Experience GH. This simple and homely hostel offers affordable private rooms and a relaxing and laid back environment.

Home comforts like laundry facilities, free WiFi, hot showers and even cable TV are available for guests at Orange Experience GH. You and your love can have a cozy night in if you fancy. You can cook up a meal together in the communal kitchen then retreat to your room for Netflix and chill. The internet is that good!

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Best Party Hostels in Colombia – BoGo Hostel & Rooftop – Bogota

BoGo Hostel and Rooftop Bogota best hostels in Colombia

BoGo Hostel and Rooftop Bogota is our pick for best party hostel in Colombia

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BoGo Hostel & Rooftop is the best party hostel in Colombia. Offering guests access to their in-house bar, you’ll get a VIP pass to the action from the moment you check in.

Have you ever dreamed of partying on a rooftop? Well, now is your chance. The bar at BoGo Hostel can be found on the rooftop and as the sun starts to set and the tunes get turned up to 11 you’ll definitely have a ‘pinch me’ moment.

BoGo Hostel & Rooftop can be found in La Candelaria, the historical center of Bogota. This is the perfect place for both partying and exploring. Get booked now!

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Wonderland – Cartagena

Wonderland Cartagena best hostels in Colombia

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Wonderland is one of the coolest hostels in Colombia. This party palace hosts a pool party each and every night! How epic is that?!

The bar gets pretty pumping and the staff are always down for a good time. They arrange special events on a regular basis. Hosting local musicians and rising DJs, Wonderland is a top pick for party animals.

The dorms are just the right size and offer WiFi access and air conditioning too. Be sure to set your alarm and make the most of the free breakfast…then crawl back into bed!

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Casa Elemento – Minca

Casa Elemento Minca best hostels in Colombia

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With so much to explore in Minca, it’s not got itself a reputation as a party destination. That said, if you are game for a few chilled beers after your jungle adventures Casa Elemento is the place for you.

This top hostel in Colombia is very well set up. They have their own swimming pool and bar too. If you like a low-key, chilled out kind of gathering of likeminded humans then you will feel right at home here.

You can get some great views of the sunset from Casa Elemento so be sure to get your spot.

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Paisa City Hostel – Medellin

Paisa City Hostel Medellin best hostels in Colombia

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Paisa City Hostel in Medellin is an awesome youth hostel in Colombia. Hosting an 8-hour long happy hour each and every day, you know you’re in for a good time here.

This place is party central in Medellin and you don’t want to miss out. The drinks are even cheaper than their room rates, and that’s saying something. Paisa City Hostel is next level!

If you wanna learn how to dance like the locals make sure you go to one of their salsa classes – they’re all kinds of fun! There are heaps of other bars within a short walk too.

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Republica Hostel – Santa Marta

Republica Hostel Santa Marta best hostels in Colombia

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If you like your parties classy and your hostels flashy, get yourself a bed at Republica Hostel in Santa Marta. This flashpackers offers guests a modern and up-market hostel with a real sense of fun.

This is the kinda place where you can sip a cocktail by the pool and not feel in any way pretentious. This is a respectful and safe hostel. You can be 100% you.

The free breakfast sweetens the deal and you can spend as long as you like hanging by the pool. If you need a couple of days to just chill in Colombia, Republica Hostel is waiting for you.

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Psst! Heading to a hostel? Don’t forget to pack a padlock! It’s well worth having one so you can secure your locker and protect your stuff!

 

Best Hostels in Colombia for Digital Nomads – El Arsenal Hostel Boutique – Cartagena

El Arsenal Hostel Boutique Cartagena best hostels in Colombia

El Arsenal Hostel Boutique Cartagena is our pick for best hostel for digital nomads in Colombia

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The overall best hostel in Colombia for digital nomads is El Arsenal Hostel Boutique in Cartagena. This super stylish hostel offers everything digital nomads are looking for. The WiFi is fast, super reliable and available in all areas of the property. That’s just for starters.

You are welcome to work in the bar, by the poolside, in the common room or even in your bunk. Each bed comes with its own plug socket and reading light.

Set within an ideal location in Cartagena, there are heaps of coffee shops nearby for if you like to cafe hop while you work.

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Hostel Masaya – Santa Marta

Hostel Masaya Santa Marta best hostels in Colombia

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– Swimming Pool

– Self Catering Facilities

Hostel Masaya is a top hostel in Colombia for digital nomads. Located in Santa Marta, the team here are so passionate about sharing their little pocket of the world with their guests. They also appreciate that the needs of travelers have changed.

Offering the perfect set up for digital nomads, you will feel a bit spoiled staying here. You can work in a cafe or in the common room. There are plenty of hammocks to go around, you know you want to fulfill the digital nomad stereotype.

There are private rooms available but the dorms are pretty darn perfect.

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Finca Carpe Diem – Minca

Finca Carpe Diem Minca best hostels in Colombia

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– Bar & Cafe

– Self Catering Facilities

– Swimming Pool

Finca Carpe Diem in Minca is one of the coolest hostels in Colombia for digital nomads. Modern, forward thinking and bang on trend, Finca Carpe Diem is made for digital nomads. You can really seize the day here, polish off the workload and then get out and explore.

The WiFi is fast and reliable and there are common spaces open 24-hours for you to work in. Juggling time zones as a digital nomad is one of the most frustrating things but Finca Carpe Diem makes everything as easy as can be.

This is an eco-resort – yay to sustainable travel!

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Hostel Sue Candelaria – Bogota

Hostel Sue Candelaria Bogota best hostels in Colombia

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Hostel Sue Candelaria is a top hostel in Colombia for digital nomads. First up, they claim to have the hottest showers in Colombia. If you’re curious then book. You won’t regret it, even if you end up thinking the showers are mediocre!

Hostel Sue Candelaria is a super safe and chilled out hostel in Bogota. The environment makes it as easy as possible for digital nomads to bosh through the workload.

The in-house bar is a great place to connect with real people once the laptop is closed for the day. The staff are just fantastic – you’ll love them.

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Black Sheep Hostel – Medellin

Black Sheep Hostel Medellin best hostels in Colombia

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Black Sheep Hostel is an award-winning youth hostel in Colombia that is a must-book for digital nomads. This epic hostel offers everything digital nomads could dream of. An inspiring and focus-supporting environment, high levels of security, a sense of community and excellent WiFi.

Black Sheep Hostel also offers home comforts life a communal kitchen and laundry facilities too. Life admin can become a chore as a digital nomad but Black Sheep Hostel makes it as easy as can be to stay on the ball and smashing the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Best Hostels in Colombia with Private Rooms – Macondo Hostel – San Gil

Macondo Hostel San Gil best hostels in Colombia

Macondo Hostel San Gil is our pick for best hostel with a private room in Colombia

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– Self Catering Facilities

– Tours & Travel Desk

– Outdoor Terrace

Macondo Hostel in San Gil is the best hostel in Colombia with private rooms. The private rooms here are as cheap as dorm beds in other parts of the country. It’s insane value for money and you do not want to miss out.

The private rooms here all have air conditioning and free WiFi. You’re welcome to enjoy the jacuzzi pool until 11 pm at night. A pre-bed soak is a guaranteed way to have a good nights sleep.

This is a super chilled out hostel offering travelers the opportunity to experience San Gil in the most authentic way.

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Yambolombia Hostel – Salento

Yambolombia Hostel Salento best hostels in Colombia

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– Cafe

– Self Catering Facilities

– Common Room

Yambolombia Hostel is a highly recommended hostel in Colombia and it even offers affordable private rooms. Salento is the perfect destination if you are seeking a retreat. Surrounded by coffee plantations and jungle, you can really take some time for yourself in Salento and Yambolombia Hostel is the perfect place to stay.

There is a real sense of warmth and homeliness at Yambolombia Hostel. Perhaps its the gorgeous local staff or the dark wood decor, perhaps it’s a little bit of everything. Travelers love Yambolomnia Hostel and we feel that you will too. FYI – private rooms have access to the shared bathroom.

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Life is Good – Cartagena

Life is Good Cartagena best hostels in Colombia

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– Free Breakfast

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– Air Conditioning

Life is Good in Cartagena is a top hostel in Colombia offering private rooms. On top of this, they offer a cracking free breakfast for all their guests too. The whole building has air-conditioning and there are hot showers available.

Located within the super trendy neighborhood of Getsemani in Cartagena, Life is Good provides you with the chance to live like a local. There is so much to enjoy in this area of the city and the staff are always on hand to provide their local tips and tricks for making sure you have an awesome stay in Cartagena. 

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Mundo Nuevo Minca – Minca

Mundo Nuevo Minca Minca best hostels in Colombia

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– Free Breakfast

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– 24-Hour Reception

Mundo Nuevo Minca is a fantastic youth hostel in Colombia that just so happens to offer private rooms. Each of the private rooms offers a private bathroom and plenty of space to relax in.

Featuring typically Colombian decor and a real sense of homeliness, you will feel totally relaxed at Mundo Nuevo Minca. The views from the bedroom windows are simply beautiful.

The hostel offers plenty of opportunities to socialize if you want to. You can also keep yourself to yourself too. The common room and the bar are the best places to get chatting with fellow guests.

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Aluna Casa y Cafe – Santa Marta

Aluna Casa y Cafe Santa Marta best hostels in Colombia

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– Self Catering Facilities

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– 24-Hour Security

Aluna Casa y Cafe in Santa Marta is a highly recommended hostel in Colombia that has private rooms available. The private rooms are cozy and comfortable. Offering just the right amount of space and great value for money.

Aluna Casa y Cafe is an all-round winner of a hostel really. They offer everything the modern backpacker could ask for. Free WiFi and access to the guest kitchen is included in the room rate, as well as a cafe and a common room available to be enjoyed as and when you please. The staff are really sweet, you’ll like them!

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Why you should travel to Colombia

So there you have it, the 35 best hostels in Colombia. There is so much to choose from. From Bogota to Cartagena and beyond, Colombia is a phenomenal destination to explore.

If you’re unsure where to start when it comes to where to stay in Colombia keep things simple for yourself. Remember that our best hostel in Colombia is One Day Hostel – Cartagena – this is a great starting point.

One Day Hostel Cartagena best hostels in Colombia

 

Travel Safety Tips for Colombia

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If you’re concerned about your safety in Colombia, then be sure to check out our in-depth safety guide, which is full of realworld adivce and useful information.

 

More Epic Hostels in Colombia and South America

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Colombia.

Planning an epic trip all across Colombia or even South America itself?

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By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Colombia has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

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