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El Rio Hostel is a gorgeous boutique hostel that caters predominantly to a younger crowd.
El Rio Hostel is nestled between the tranquil Buritaca River and the jungle, making for a truly magical setting. In the mornings and evenings, it is possible to see howler monkeys, lizards, and a plethora of birds, all adding to the beautiful scenery that surrounds the hostel. It is located off the beaten track, but it's still easy enough to get to. El Rio Hostel is located about an hour bus ride from Santa Marta. Buses are cheap and easy to catch; just take any one heading the direction of Palamino and ask to get off at the Buritaca River. From there, it's a simple, ten-minute walk or short motor ride up a dirt track to reach the hostel. From Buritaca River, the direction of the hostel is well sign posted, so it's easy enough to find.
Rooms and Bathrooms
El Rio Hostel provides guests with several sleeping options. There are hammock spaces -- no need to bring your own, El Rio has them set up for you. There are camping spots where it is possible to pitch a tent. El Rio provides the tents, air mattress, and linen. Finally, there are also cabin options.
Bathroom and shower facilities in El Rio Hostel are clean and well maintained. Some cabins have their own private bathrooms. There are also shower and toilet blocks located on the property.
El Rio Hostel is well set-up and has amazing common areas. There is an outdoor bar serving up yummy cocktails and cheap beers. There is a hammock circle and plenty of outdoor furniture to lounge about on whilst chatting with newfound friends. The river, which runs along side the property, also boasts a white sandy beach, making it the perfect spot to sunbathe or take a refreshing swim. El Rio Hostel also has an outdoor BBQ and staff kitchen, which serves up meals to hungry travelers.
El Rio is a highly sociable hostel, and it frequently runs events such as parties and hosts tubing along Buritaca River. It is a destination hostel that truly does offer it all. The setting is amazing and is perfect for travelers who either want to escape the hustle and bustle of cities and enjoy hiking out in nature, or simply chill out on the nearby beaches. It also caters to a partying crowd. The owners of the hostel are very knowledgeable and are able to help you out and give great advice about the local area.
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Published on 2016-07-09
Location and Contact
Km. 49 Troncal del Caribe, Buritaca,
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