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The coolest hostels in Colombia

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The hostels in Colombia are not exactly what many people still have in their imaginary, in the minds of some travelers there are many prejudices about the hostels, but the truth is that no hostel is exactly the same as another.

Many hostels in Colombia offer private rooms, shared kitchen, common areas, exclusive spaces for women traveling alone, and a host of activities and cultures to discover.

THE BEST HOSTELS IN COLOMBIA 2019

In this 2019 edition, we once again took on the task of gathering the best hostels in Colombia, accommodations that enjoy a style like no other. At the end you can see some of the best Glamping in Colombia.

The best hostels in Colombia are:

BEST HOSTELS IN BOGOTÁ

1. BOTÁNICO HOSTEL

Best hostels in Bogotá
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Recommended hostels in Bogotá

Although the capital of Colombia is a bit cold, one of the hostels in Bogotá that has managed to have a tropical garden inside it is the Botánico Hostel.

The house of this hostel in Bogotá is an architectural jewel located in La Candelaria, one of the most historic neighborhoods, where about 80% of the city’s museums and some of the best murals in Colombia.

🛏 Rooms from $35,000 COP | Private doubles from $ 110,000 COP

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2. CHAPINERO HILLS HOSTEL

Hostels in Chapinero Bogotá
Best hostel in Chapinero Bogotá

Located in Chapinero, one of the most emblematic neighborhoods of Bogotá, and one of the places that inspired the poet José Asunción Silva, is Chapinero Hills Hostel.

A beautiful hostel with a great sense of aesthetics and comfort that is surrounded by excellent restaurants, captive theaters and a lot of nightlife.

🛏 Rooms from $36,000 COP | Private from $120,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN SANTA MARTA

1. MASAYA HOSTEL

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Hostels in Santa Marta Colombia
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Located in the historic center of the city of Santa de Santa Marta is Masaya, an elegant and old republican house, designed from the local culture and converted into a hostel with the comfort of a 5-star hotel.

Masaya Hostel is one of the best hostels in Colombia and one of the most memorable in Santa Marta, this has a rooftop bar, three swimming pools, a large outdoor kitchen and offers many cultural activities, some free.

🛏 Rooms from $40,000 | Private from $160,000 COP

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2. REPÚBLICA HOSTEL SANTA MARTA

Recommended hostel in Santa Marta

6 kilometers from El Rodadero and in the historic center of Santa Marta is the beautiful house of República Hostel, where its colonial-style architecture dazzles both outside and inside.

República Hostel has an incredible swimming pool, and its location is an excellent starting point to visit historical places such as the Basilica Cathedral of Santa Marta and the Tayrona Gold Museum.

🛏 Rooms from $30,000 | Private from $160,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN MEDELLÍN

1. LOS PATIOS HOSTEL BOUTIQUE

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Hostels in Medellín Colombia
Best hostels in Medellin for backpackers
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Los Patios Hostel is a luxury hostel in Medellín. It is in Manila, a traditional neighborhood with restaurants, art galleries, yoga schools, a subway station and an exciting nightlife.

This hostel offers shared rooms and private luxury suites, common areas for recreation, kitchen, gym, bar and a local agency. The bedrooms have curtains, fans, a reading light and plugs.

🛏 Rooms from $55,000 | Private from $160,000 COP

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2. RANGO HOSTEL BOUTIQUE

Rango Hostal Medellín
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Recommended hostels in Medellín
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Rango Boutique is a quite diverse hostel, which houses travelers who have decided to visit the city of eternal spring either for leisure, work or for any other reason.

🛏 Rooms from $45,000 | Private doubles from $200,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN CARTAGENA

1. THE ICON CAPSULE HOSTEL

Best hostels in Cartagena Colombia
Cheap hostels in Cartagena Colombia
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The Icon Capsule is located in the San Diego neighborhood, in one of the most traditional streets of the historic center of Cartagena, right between the square Fernández de Madrid and San Diego.

In this hostel each room generates a great sense of comfort and privacy, and is equipped with air conditioning. It has a pool, jacuzzi, terrace overlooking the historic center, bar and 2 restaurants specializing in sea cuisine and Turkish food.

🛏 Rooms from $60,000 | Private doubles from $100,000 COP

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2. REPÚBLICA HOSTEL CARTAGENA

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Hostal bonito en Cartagena

República Hostel is located in one of the colonial buildings of the historic San Diego neighborhood, one of the most incredible places that can be found within the walls and in the magical Cartagena.

A hostel that has a cozy pool with bar area, where you can get in tune after take a bike ride through the walled city or before taking a boat trip with your partner.

🛏 Rooms from $55,000 | Private from $220,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS NEAR TO TAYRONA PARK

1. ECOHOSTAL YULUKA

Hostels near the Tayrona Park in Colombia
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Best hostels in Colombia
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In this hostel incredibly close to Tayrona Park, you will find beautiful cabins in a completely natural environment, some of them have views of the mountains and others to the gardens and fruit trees that surround the place.

It also has a private pool, restaurant, and offers outdoor activities, including hiking trails through the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and visits to the river.

🛏 Rooms from $35,000 | Private from $150,000 COP

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2. VIAJERO TAYRONA HOSTEL & ECOHABS

El Viajero Tayrona Hostel Ecohabs
Hostels outside Tayrona Park

Among palm trees and in front of the Caribbean Sea is Viajero Tayrona Hostel, it has private rooms built in beautiful huts, and shared rooms with such cozy spaces that you will not want to leave there.

The best thing is that it is very close to the beaches of Buriticá and 15 minutes walk from the main entrance of the Tayrona National Natural Park.

🛏 Habitaciones desde $50.000 COP

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3. LOS HERMANOS BEACH HOSTAL

Best Accommodation Near Tayrona Colombia
Hermanos Beach Hostal Tayrona
Best lodgings in Colombia

On the beaches of Guachaca, on one of the loneliest beaches of the Caribbean Sea and one of the best places to surf, is Los Hermanos Beach Hostal.

A beautiful hostel where you will find an outdoor pool facing the sea and many sun beds to read quietly or hang out. In addition, from this you can take a motorcycle or a bus that in just 15 minutes will leave you at any entrance of the Tayrona Park.

🛏 Rooms from $35,000 COP | Private from $100,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN PALOMINO

1. TIKI HUT HOSTEL

Best hostels in Palomino
Tiki Hut Hostal Palomino

The Tiki Hut Hostel is made up of 7 private cabins and 3 large bedrooms, and perhaps the best thing is that just 2 minutes from Palomino beach and 1 hour from Santa Marta.

Wood and bamboo predominate in this Caribbean hostel, its rooms have mosquito nets, it has a pool in the middle of the garden, a hammock area, a small bar with 2×1 in mojitos, a pool table and a delicious restaurant.

🛏 Rooms from $40,000 COP | Private doubles from $160,000 COP

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2. CASA DEL PAVO REAL HOSTEL BOUTIQUE

Hostel Palomino Colombia
Casa Pavo Real Colombia

Casa del Pavo Real Boutique Hostel is undoubtedly a beautiful place and is an ideal place to enjoy as a couple.

This boutique hostel highlights at first glance its swimming pool, and the beautiful peacock that walks freely. It also has spacious rooms with air conditioning, a shared lounge and an amazing terrace.

🛏 Rooms from $45,000 COP | Private from $180,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN GUATAPÉ

1. GALERIA GUATAPE HOSTEL

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5 Minutes from the main road that leads to Guatapé is this quiet and charming hostel.

An ideal space to connect with nature, relax, enjoy time with friends, do yoga, practice some water sports and obviously visit the Peñol stone.

🛏 Rooms from $35,000 COP

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2. CASA KAYAM HOSTAL

Casa Kayam Hostal Guatape Colombia
Hostels on the outskirts of Medellín
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If you like calm places with a somewhat hippie atmosphere, maybe you should stay at Casa Kayam Hostal, an artistic residence 20 minutes walking from the colorful town of Guatapé.

If you are passionate about music and art, at Casa Kayam you will find an incredible atmosphere, it is more today they are building a professional music recording studio.

🛏 Rooms from $23,000 COP | Private from $75,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN THE ROSARIO ISLANDS

1. HOSTAL ISLA MUCURA

Hotels Rosario Islands Colombia
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Lodgings Isla Mucura
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Hostal Isla Múcura is much more than a hostel, it is a private island where you can enjoy nature and calm in your own way. A beautiful place with various types of accommodations such as hammocks and shared rooms, kiosks, bungalows and cabins.

To get to the hostel you must take a boat to Isla Múcura from the La Bodeguita Pier in Cartagena, or in Tolú from the Yacht Club Navegar. Upon arriving on the island you must inform that you are going to the hostel and have your reservation ready to be allowed to enter.

🛏 Rooms from $70,000 | Private doubles from $250,000 COP

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2. ECO-HOSTAL EL HAMAQUERO

Hostels in Isla Grande Colombia
Hostels on the outskirts of Cartagena

The Hamaquero is located on Isla Grande, the largest island of the so-called Rosario Islands, and a place where 3 ecosystems coexist: coastal and inland lagoons, mangroves and tropical dry forests.

This small, simple and humble lodging is surrounded by nature, and throughout the front it has a small, totally private beach, where a beautiful coral reef lies where you can snorkel at no additional cost.

🛏 Shared room from $65,000 COP | Private from $150,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN MINCA COLOMBIA

1. CASA ELEMENTO MINCA

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Minca Bed and Breakfast
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Hostels on the outskirts of Santa Marta
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Casa Elemento Casa Element also has a large reading room, bar, and swimming pool, as if it weren’t enough, it has huge hammocks from which you can watch the sunset.

At Casa Element Minca you can stay either in shared or private dormitories, and if you want to have even more contact with nature then you should choose to spend the night in one of their camping tents.

🛏 Room from $40,000 COP | Private from $150,000 COP

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2. CASA LOMA MINCA

Casa Loma Minca Colombia
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Hostel with hammock in Colombia
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Casa Loma Minca is a hostel in Colombia with a style similar to a tree house, a house in which your view will make you fall in love since your arrival.

A hostel that does not have a great WiFi connection but does have a beautiful terrace to connect with all the immense nature that surrounds it.

🛏 Room from $24,000 COP | Private from $55,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN TAGANGA

1. DIVANGA B&B

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A few minutes from the beach of Taganga is Divanga B&B, a stylish boutique hostel that has a central patio, a beautiful pool, sun beds, a kitchen for the use of guests, and every Friday celebrates on the terrace the well-known Divanga party.

🛏 Rooms from $35,000 COP | Private from $100,000 COP

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2. CIELO HOSTEL TAGANGA

Hostel with viewpoint in Taganga
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Cielo Hostal

If you do not want to miss any of the Taganga sunsets, you should choose to stay at the Cielo Hostel, it has a privileged viewpoint towards the bay.

It is also located 3 minutes walk from the beach and 5 minutes from the boardwalk where you can take one of the boats that go to the Tayrona National Natural Park.

🛏 Rooms from $26,000 | Private from $75,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN SAN ANDRÉS

1. BIG V RAIZAL HOME

Hostels in San Andrés Colombia
Hostels cheap in San Andrés

The Big V Raizal Home is far from downtown noise and very close to the beaches of San Luis, Sound Bay and Bengen Place, in one of the quietest and least crowded areas of San Andrés.

Inside the hostel you can share with a warm family and a loving community, which will bring you closer to the island’s traditional customs that are often overlooked.

🛏 Rooms from $60,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN MOMPOX

1. DOÑA MANUELA HOSTEL

Mompox Bed and Breakfast
Hostels cheap in Mompox Colombia
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Hostal Doña Manuela is a space dedicated to travelers who love history, its beautiful finishes complement the streets of Mompox, a town that is World Heritage.

The building where the hostel is located was built in the 17th century and recently restored, today it is equipped with all the comforts for the attention of its guests.

🛏 Private double room from $250,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN CALI

1. MANGO TREE CALI

Hostels in Cali Colombia

Mango Tree Cali is one of the most modern and revolutionary hostels in Colombia, to the point of being one of the few references in the country of the Poshtels concept.

Poshtels is synonymous with glamor, sophistication and design. Mango Tree Cali is precisely that, a hostel built in an old house in the historic center, where you will find elegance, cleanliness and a great starting point to enjoy everything there is to do in Cali and its surroundings.

🛏 Rooms from $20,000 COP | Private from $65,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN TATACOA DESERT

1. DUNAS TATACOA

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Cheap hostels in the Tatacoa desert
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Very close to the Tatacoa desert, Villavieja and the Astronomical Observatory, is this cozy lodging, whose location is perfect to be close to the town in case you want to buy some snacks or drinks.

This is one of the hostels in Colombia, where you will find small cabins, camping tents, and a pool to cool off before or after exploring the natural desert wonders.

⛺ Camping tents starting at $45,000 COP | Cabins from $150,000 COP

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2. SUEÑO REAL TATACOA

Recommended inns in the Tatacoa desert

In Sueño Real Tatacoa you will find a comfortable and pleasant lodging that has a swimming pool, very neat common areas, private parking, wi-fi service and that is very close to the desert.

In any case remember that the Tatacoa desert is very large, and knowing it on your own can be very difficult and you can even get lost easily, the best thing is book this 1-day expedition that includes guidance, transportation and food.

🛏 Double rooms with air conditioning from $130,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN VILLA DE LEYVA

1. HOSTAL MAGMA Z

Beautiful hostel of Villa de Leyva
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At Hostal Magma Z you can find comfort, freedom and tranquility. A place is surrounded by art, culture and overflowing landscapes that will make you vibrate.

Magma is located a few blocks from the main square of Villa de Leyva, has a shared kitchen and regularly offers its guests the possibility to play shuffleboard, walk through mountains, market in the public square and participate in weaving workshops.

🛏 Rooms from $25,000 COP | Private from $60,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN BARICHARA

1. HOSTEL CASA NACUMA

Hostal Casa Nacuma Barichara
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Recommended hostel in Barichara

Casa Nacuma is one of those hostels that since its conception have been designed with comfort in mind and meet all the needs of the guests.

This beautiful hostel is located just 2 blocks from the main square of Barichara and the bus stop. A house that offers an open kitchen in case you want to prepare your own food.

🛏 Rooms from $35,000 COP | Private from $60,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN SALENTO

1. HOSTAL CIUDAD DE SEGORBE

Nice and cheap good hostel in Salento
Hostal Ciudad Segorbe Salento

This beautiful house typical of the Antioquia neighborhood, is only 200 meters from the emblematic Calle Real de Salento, and has 8 rooms, some of them with balcony and each painted as if it were a work of art.

In addition, Ciudad de Sergobe has a very pleasant patio for breakfast, which among other things is included in the room reservation.

🛏 Shared room from $50,000 COP | Private from $170,000 COP

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2. COFFEE TREE BOUTIQUE HOSTEL

Coffee Tree hostel Salento
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This huge house with beautiful views of its surroundings, is also located a few blocks from the main square of Salento.

The rooms at the Coffee Tree Boutique Hostel are spacious and well equipped, a place with the necessary amenities to spend one or several days off, go for a walk in Salento and explore the Cocora Valley, one of the most instagrammable places in Colombia.

🛏 Rooms from $40,000 COP | Private from $230,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN CAPURGANÁ

1. KACHIKINE HOSTAL

Hostal Kichikine one of the best hostels in Capurganá
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Recommended hostel in Capurganá Chocó
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In this hostel immersed in the lush jungle and the sea you will find a kitchen where you can prepare your own food, snorkeling areas and jungle trails for hiking.

A hostel in the middle of nature full of hammocks to take a nap and overlooking the jungle. Waking up in Kachikine to the sound of birdsong is an experience you will always remember.

🛏 Rooms from $30,000 COP | Private from $80,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN THE AMAZONAS

1. OMSHANTY JUNGLE LODGE

Hostels in Leticia Colombia
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Accommodation in Colombian Amazon

Omshanty Jungle Lodge is one of the best lodgings in the Amazon, it is far from the center of Leticia and hidden in the jungle. A place where you will find a lot of peace and an exquisite restaurant.

The bungalows of this hostel have rooms with shared or private bathrooms, and those who stay can enjoy different hiking trails and indigenous communities that you can travel and visit in the company of a native guide.

🛏 Room from $ 20,000 COP | Private from $70,000 COP

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2. RESERVA NATURAL TANIMBOCA

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Tanimboca Amazonas Nature Reserve
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Hostal Reserva Natural Tanimboca
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The Tanimboca Nature Reserve is located 40 minutes from the center of Leticia. This is one of the Colombian hostels that are in the middle of the jungle, and that have Malokas built in the treetops.

In this hostel you can relax in large hammocks, visit the serpentarium, go kayaking or walk at night through the lush jungle of the Amazon in search of discovering all kinds of natural wonders.

🛏 Bungalows from $280,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN MOCOA

1. RESERVA NATURAL PAWAY

Hostal Reserva Paway en Mocoa
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Hostales en Mocoa Putumayo

The Paway Nature Reserve is one of the best hostels in Colombia, because there you can find the beauty of Putumayo in all its splendor, where in addition to being able to go to the Fin del Mundo Waterfall.

You can tour the butterfly garden of the reserve and spend the night in a tree house waiting to receive the visit of wild monkeys.

🛏 Rooms from $60,000 COP | Tree houses from $240,000 COP

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2. HUACA HUACA HOSTEL

Hostels cheap in Mocoa Putumayo
Huaca Huaca Hostel Mocoa Putumayo
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If you are looking for a trip that connects with yourself and gives you enough space to solve some internal doubts, you should consider visiting the and staying at the Huaca Huaca Hostel.

This hostel is a free internet space with little electricity, ideal to take advantage of daylight by reading a book, playing cards, cooking something delicious or having a good conversation while resting in its natural pool or on the balcony.

🛏 Rooms from $25,000 COP | Private from $45,000 COP

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BEST HOSTELS IN CABO DE LA VELA

1. POSADA PUJURU

Cabo de la Vela hammocks
Hostel in Cabo de la Vela

This inn is an excellent example of authentic Wayúu ranchería. A place that will connect you with the culture and traditions of the region, and will make you feel like a local.

Pujuru has a restaurant, a bar, and offers activities such as Kitesurfing, so if you love adrenaline or you love extreme sports, you will arrive at the right place.

🛏 Hammocks from $25,000 COP | Double rooms from $100,000 COP

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SOME OF THE BEST GLAMPING IN COLOMBIA

1. NIDDO – SUESCA

Glamping Niddo Suesca
Glamping Suesca
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Amid the fog and mountains, the beautiful shops of Niddo emerge, a sustainable and responsible place with its surroundings.

The camping tents and bungalows of Niddo Suesca are equipped with heating, bathroom, private bonfire and beds large and comfortable enough to enjoy an unparalleled camping in a forest full of stars.

🏕️ Camping tent for two people from $245,000 COP

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2. BOSKO – GUATAPÉ

Domos Glamping Colombia
Best Glamping in Colombia
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Bosko is located 1 kilometer from Guatapé and Piedra del Peñol. A complex of beautiful “Mush-rooms” in the middle of native forest, where you can disconnect from the routine, watch birds, endemic vegetation and enjoy a romantic fire.

In the morning, you can see how the sun sets and is reflected on the imposing reservoir of Guatapé and in the afternoon you can practice some kayaking, paddleboarding or simply tour the lake.

🏕️ Domes for two people from $670,000 COP

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3. MONTANA GLAMPING – SALENTO

Montana Glamping Salento
Glamping and hostels in Colombia
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Montana Glamping is located 2 kilometers from the main park of Salento and 30 minutes by car from Cocora Valley.

This Glamping in Colombia is located on a farm that enjoys incredible views of the mountains and thanks to the fact that it is far enough away from light pollution. An ideal place to catch shooting stars.

🏕️ Camping tents for two people from $225,000 COP

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THEN, WHEN YOU VISIT SOME OF THE BEST HOSTELS IN COLOMBIA …

Remember that all hostels are spaces designed for social contact, so it is best to go with very good energy, willing or willing to meet travelers from around the world and make good patches where you pass.

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