Calla'o el Loro Guest House is a nice and cosy little hostel in a quiet and green neighborhood in Medellin. It is perfect for people wanting to just relax and chill out in a nice neighborhood or socialize with other guests.
It's located about ten minute drive from the city centre. There is a big mall with a supermarket just around the corner. Few restaurants and cafes are close by as well. The metro station is two km from the hostel but there is a bus stop closer.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The bedrooms are quite small and get cramped. The eight-bed dorm has no room to put your stuff and even half full it is very crowded and get easily messy. The beds are very sturdy and there are plenty of power points around.
There are two bathrooms upstairs and a toilet downstairs. The downstairs toilet is clean and spacious. The bathrooms upstairs are good size and are kept pretty clean as well. One of the toilets upstairs does not have a toilet seat and one of the showers did not work at all while we were there. The working one was nice and had hot water, but because there was only one functional shower it got very busy in the mornings.
There are few common areas in the hostel. There is one upstairs with nice chairs, couches, and a beanbag. Downstairs, there is a big living room with couches and beanbags, and a large dining table. Next to it is a small courtyard with pallet-style seats and a hammock.
The kitchen is nice and big and has everything you need for cooking. There is a full-size fridge and a stove with oven and lot of utensils and appliances. There is also free coffee and plenty of spices for cooking for everybody to use.
There is a spacious courtyard behind the building with plenty of chairs, tables, and a computer. It is a perfect place to relax and have a drink or eat your meal.
Overall the hostel is good. The owner and people working there are friendly and helpful and the Wi-Fi is very good. The atmosphere in the hostel is perfect and there are always people around who to socialize with or have a drink. It can get very loud a lot of the times in the evening so if you're a light sleeper you might struggle a bit. Although the hostel is clean it gets quite messy throughout the day/night especially if there has been a big night of drinking in the hostel.
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Published on 2017-05-04