Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales

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Manizales is a beautiful up-and-coming tourist destination in the Colombian coffee zone, which is home to many new hostels opening up, including Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, which opened within a year of our stay. It's a really big, brand new hostel; with very nice facilities; and an incredibly friendly and helpful staff crew.

The Location

The hostel is located in the centre of Manizales, a short cable car ride from the main bus terminal. You will find plenty of shops and restaurants around. It is also very safe to walk around and rather quiet after 9 p.m. during the week. The main attraction, the church, is two blocks away, as are a really good panaderia (bakery) and supermarket. From where the cable car drops you off, you either walk ten blocks or you take an inexpensive taxi ride.

The hostel itself is located on the third floor of the building. To enter, you will walk through a shoe shop. Look out for a big, black sign on your right saying "Golden Frog Hostel" on the corner of Twenty-two and Nineteen. Most bars and clubs are in the Zona Rosa, close to the university, which is only a short taxi ride away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel building itself is really big and the dorms are spacious, ranging between two and four beds, as well as mixed and female dorms. At least one four-bed dorm has four very large single beds as opposed to regular bunk beds. One four-bed dorm has two bunk beds. All beds are numbered and have a matching locker that fits a big backpack and comes with a lock and key. There are six bathrooms throughout the entire building, all including toilet and showers as well as five sinks. There is always fresh soap and the bathrooms are very clean. The shower takes around four minutes to heat up, but there is hot water. They also provide big buckets for the cold water and use it later to clean/water the plants. The water pressure varies and there is a nice rug in front of the shower.

Most dorms face the street, which can be a bit loud during the day when the windows are open, but isn't a problem after 8. Beds are comfortable, you get a sheet plus a really comfy fleece blanket. You will walk around twenty meters between your dorm and one of the bathrooms. The dorms are located right next to the common area, so it can be loud at night. Since this is not a party hostel and people are rarely loud after 10 or 11, it is not too big of a problem.

Common Spaces

There are two main common areas -- the first one is the first thing you see when you come in. You'll find the reception, three big sofas, a couch, table, a big TV with Netflix, and a very large eating area with many plants. The second common area is at the back of the hostel and offers another TV and a couple of sofas as well as three hammocks. There is a big and very well-equipped kitchen, sharp knives, and good pots and pans. Breakfast is good and included in the price (eggs, bread, cheese, fruit juice, coffee/tea) and served with love by the nicest staff ever.

Summary

All in all, this is a great and modern hostel. It is located in the centre of town and offers big dorms and comfy beds. Every member of staff goes out of their way to please you and makes you feel like home. It is still pretty new, and Manizales is becoming more and more popular.
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Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
Golden Frog Mountain Hostel, Manizales
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Lea M
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Published on Jun 24, 2017

Description

In 2021, Golden Frog Hostel became a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Read about our commitments here https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/organisations/golden-frog-hotel

We are travelers of the world who want to share a pleasant experience with other travelers. We have been to many places on our planet and we bring the best customs and practices from our experiences when interacting with different cultures, to provide you with the best service. That is why we built an urban coffee space in the Center of Manizales, where we will make you feel special and you will be able to explore with us 'La Perla del Ruiz', its surroundings and its history.

Our doors are open for you, for all the adventurers, the curious, the workers and all those families in love with adventure, Colombian culture and their roots. Welcome to our cozy space, composed of recreation areas, business center and a 9-room platform. All equipped with comfortable beds, furniture for your comfort and enjoyment, each of them bears a special name that represents our Colombian culture.

Golden Frog Hotel Experiencia Manizales is spacious, it has enough spaces to enjoy free time and recreational activities maintaining the recommended social distancing to mitigate a viral transmission:

Business Center.
Billar Room.
Game Room.
TV + Playstation Room.
Teleconference Room/Movie Theatre.
Rooftop.

Golden Frog Hostels is the perfect platform to explore Manizales, our partner Company Airnomads Colombia operates from our same building and offers some of the best experiences exploring nature around our city check them out at www.airnomadscolombia.com.

The weekends at Golden Frog Hostels are from Airnomads Colombia!

Golden Frog Hostels and Airnomads Colombia take you to discover a new destination full of nature, art, culture and sport ... Manizales as you have never felt it. Our experiences begin on Fridays from 2pm with check-in and end on Sundays at 5:00 pm with late checkout. They include all meals on Saturday (breakfast, snacks, hydration, lunch and dinner) + Experience and breakfast on Sunday. We offer a maximum of 3 experiences each weekend.

Terms and Conditions Golden Frog Hostels

Arrival / Departure Policies

his property has the following check-in / check-out times and policies.
Arrival: 14:00
Check-out: 11:00

Cancellation Policies:
Free cancellation 48 hours before arrival.
50% charge of the value of the first night in case of canceling 24 hours before check-in.
100% charge for the first night if you cancel less than 24 hours before your check-in.

Prices and Taxes:
Our prices and general conditions are those reflected on our website: www.goldenfroghostels.co

Payment conditions:
Check-in and Check-out: 100% of the reservation value must be canceled at the time of check-in (2:00 pm), check-out is at 11:00 am.
Minors:
The entry of minors is allowed as long as they are accompanied by their representatives or guardian fully identified by law.

Accessibility or special needs:
Unfortunately due to the old design of our building we do not have facilities with special access.

Parking:
We do not have parking in our building, but there are many parking garages in the center of Manizales, however we like to recommend the closest ones.

The nearest one: Parqueadero Gladis Mejia Garcia. Y CIA
Address: Calle 17 # 22-25
Night fee 7:00pm -7:00am: 12.150 COP
Hourly fee: 2.700 COP
Closing time: 11:00 pm
Sundays and holidays: Open
Distance to Golden Frog Hostels: 2 blocks.

The nearest 24 hour parking garage: Parqueadero Remo.
Address: Carrera 24 # 22-2
Night fee 7pm -7am: 14.200 COP
Hourly fee: 2.350 COP
Closing time: 24 horas
Sundays and holidays: Abierto
Distance to Golden Frog Hostels: 4 cuadras.

Events: Golden Frog Hostels reserves its spaces for holding special events, meetings and workshops. Meetings or parties with people who are not staying at the hostel are not allowed without prior authorization from the management.
Biosecurity: Once at the entrance to our Hostel, the guest will find information alluding to our biosecurity protocols. We have a biosecurity filter using glycerinated alcohol, quaternary ammonium to clean shoes, clothes, luggage, bags and items that are required during entry to GOLDEN FROG HOSTELS. We have informative signs in visible common areas and QR codes about the correct use of PPE, emergency numbers, precautionary measures, protection and responses to the spread of COVID-19.
As part of the biosafety protocols, guests must complete the Covid19 symptomatology survey and their temperature will be taken before continuing to check in. If the temperature is lower than 37.7 degrees the guest will be allowed to enter, if it is higher than 37.7 degrees the guest will not be allowed to enter.

QR codes: We use QR codes to reduce paper use, better control work and be sustainable. We recommend downloading a QR code reader on your electronic device, widely available and free of charge on the Google Play and App Store platforms.
Problem Resolution: Our team is here to serve you, any problem can be reported to our email: info@goldenfroghostels.co
Use of personal information: Learn about our privacy policy at: http://goldenfroghostels.co/politica-de-privacidad/

We reserve the right of admission.

Location and Contact

Location

• From the bus Station:
• If you just arrive from any place in the country by bus, you have the opportunity of take the cable car just a couple of meters away from the place where the bus drop you off for a little cost of COP 1800 (US 0,62) and climb to the downtown of Manizales. As soon as you go out of the Cable Station, take a left (heading west) and walk 10 blocks straight towards the street 20th (Calle 20), then turn to the right one block to the Carrera 22nd (Carrera 22), in the corner turn once more to the left and walk for 30 meters. You must find in the right side of the street a grey and blue building with the name of “Centro Comercial La 22” and at the end of the building you will see the entry where you must go up stairs to the third floor.
• From the Airport:
• Taxi: Taxi is the easiest and fastest way to go downtown, give the driver the address and make sure he turns on the taximeter, there will be an overcharge for airport, the average cost of the Taxi is around COP 20.000 (USD 7).
• BUS: If you want to take a bus, you must exit the airport property and walk down about 800 meters to the National University. There you just have to wait for a bus that has a sign to downtown (el centro. Tell the driver you need to drop off at Los Agustinos Church (Iglesia Los Agustinos), you will find a pedestrian cross sign with a light there, cross the avenue and keep walking up (South Direction) towards the Carrera 22nd, then you will be at the corner of the big building of the majors office, turn to the left to the 19th street and You must find in the right side of the street a grey and blue building with the name of “Centro Comercial La 22” and at the end of the building you will see the entry where you must go up stairs to the third floor.

Map

Map

Address: Carrera 22 # 19 -11, Third Floor, Manizales, Colombia

Distance to city center: 0.26 km

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Website

Website Golden Frog Mountain Hostel Manizales (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +57 315 8959264
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hot Showers

Laundry

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Videogames

Curfew: No Curfew

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