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Secret Buddha Hostel Medellin

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Reviewed 4 July 2016

I had an incredible time at the secret buddha. The hostel itself is in a fantastic location, with a beautiful garden, very comfortable rooms and a unique atmosphere. The owner could not have been more hospitable - showing me around and explaining the culture and history of Medellin. Very highly recommended.

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 29 June 2016

everything was a pleasant surprise, but the energy of the secret buddha is pure magic , the service is genuine and kind, beautiful state you breathe nature, art and design everywhere, therapies available upon request. nice 20 to 25 min ride to the center perfect to see the city, bus is just 80 m from the retreat so it is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Words can't even describe how bad this place is. So we arrived and while our transfer is driving to the very badly located hostel, we see a homeless person sleeping in a card box at the entrance of the hostel (outside). Once we left the car we were greeted by a Colombian lady who for no apparent reason was wearing...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 12 February 2016

What a wonderful place to relax after a week in Poblado. The rooms are comfortable and Mariano's the perfect host! If you're there on the weekend when he cooks breakfast you're in for a treat. Looking forward to coming back soon ~

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 25 December 2014

If you’re like me and enjoy off the beaten path locales I would highly recommend the Secret Buddha Hostel. Yes, it’s not in the center of town but that’s what makes it unique and special. The metro is simple to use and you always have friendly staff and locals ready and willing to help you find your way. The hostel...

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Dublin, Tipperary, Ireland
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed here for one night, when we arrived cold wet and tired from a late flight to Medellin. Although it was initially quite difficult to find, we were greeted warmly by Mariano, Anna and the lovely lady who worked there. We were made to feel right at home, and pointed in direction of a local restaurant. We had a...

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2Thank Claire F
Eugene, Or
Reviewed 10 January 2014

I love finding hidden little places when traipsing through big cities. However, Secret Buddha simply isn't worth the distance. The place is poorly managed and the rooms are tacky. The owner believes that the tacky room themes (including, but not limited to, awkwardly placed stuffed animals), are a bonus and something that sets the place apart. The truth is, it...

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Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 18 September 2013

My stay at Secret Buddha was exceptional. After a long bus ride from Bogota all I wanted to do was rest. When I arrived late night I was greeted by Ceci, the wonderful lady that works there, she showed my bed, gave me a towel and was left to rest. This is the most warming welcome I have received at...

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Guatemala
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

Super friendly owner with a wealth of knowledge. Chic, cool place to stay with very regular passing buses to the Metro Station. Then the city is your oyster. The hostel. WOW. I could have stayed here a week. Hang out, read, whatever. Has great WiFi as well. I loved it.

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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Had a great stay at the Budha. Expect excellent service, a peaceful environment, and immaculate rooms. The owner is a great guy and is very helpful, and he even gave me a ride all the way to center. Don't expect a party as this hostel is strictly for relation. I can't recommend this place enough! I hope you enjoy your...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Buddha is a Boutique Hostel at regular rates, split in 2 levels in a 700m exotic garden lot w/ retro-asian design & unique architecture. We offer dormitories & private suites with brand new orthopedic mattresses, beds and bathrooms.rnrnPick up and transfer service rnrnWe have unique living room with chases and a 42' HD LCD flat screen, DVD, Play Station rnrn10 reasons why you should discover the BuddharnrnWe are the first and only boutique hostel in Medellin at hostel rates rnWe have home cooked meals from all over the world rnWe have easy accessible transport in and out of the hostel rnWe have nature at its best everywhere you look rnFantastic mattresses and brand new beds and bathrooms with 24 hr hot water rnThere is art and design architecture throughout rnBilingual owners, movies and books rnYou will discover authentic unique places that not even the locals know & enjoy with us the night life rnrnBuddha LifernrnParagliding (includes transport) to and from the flying site.rnHorseback riding in dancing horses ( Horse therapy,, equestrian lessons and even a ride with music and drinks)rnGuatape excursions (2nd largest rock in the world) you can climb it easily.rnPub crawls and salsa tours wiith lessons and much much more...rnrnrnOur GastronomyrnrnIn addition to all the things we offer in our Boutique Hostel in Medellin, our gastronomy is highly recognized. We do serve:rnrnBreakfast & Lunch Specials daily, as well as 2 type of dinner concepts:rnrn a) Our regular but themed dinners at 18000 cop per person, includes soup or salad, 2 main courses (we specialize in east asian fusion) and dessert. We focus on fruits and veggies from the season to create diishes that accomodate every palate (vegetarians & non vegetarians).rn rnb)Our unique 8 to 10 course feast at 28000/ person for the 8 to 10 course experience. We do that once a week depending on the number of people (minimum of 10) that are registered. Our maximum capacity for that meal is 22 people ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Buddha Hostel Medellin

Address: calle 94 B sur No 51-121, la Estrella, Medellin, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Price Range: €10 - €28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“All are good”
 of 5 bubbles robertsW8185YC, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“stay in the red room or the buddha suite, both have stone bath tubs balconies and beautiful views from the second level”
  • buddha suite
 of 5 bubbles MarianoCapdevila, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any room with a view tothe garden”
 of 5 bubbles DaliaKK, 19 Oct 2011 | Read review
“The Red Room is particularly nice upstairs.”
  • The terrace outside the Red Room
  • The Red Room
 of 5 bubbles JAH1980, 3 Sep 2011 | Read review
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