Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Alejandria, Colombia. You can choose from 1 Alejandria hostels. In total, there are 1 cheap places to stay in Alejandria such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.
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Alejandria is a mountain town in the Antioquia Department of Colombia. It is in the south central part of the province, which is in the northwest of Colombia. The largest nearby city is Medellin, about three hours away. Guatape is only one hour. You can easily catch a bus from Medellin’s Terminal del Nord to Alejandria.
Much of the Antioquia district was inhabited by the Tahami, Quinbaya, Carib, and Musca tribes; the part of the district where Alejandria is was Quinbaya territory. When the Spanish conquistadors arrived, they defeated the tribes. The town of Alejandria was settled in the late 19th century by Spanish settlers. There is one small square with a few restaurants and cafes, a small colonial style church, and a few historic buildings. The rest of the town is newer, but overall it is a safe town with friendly locals. There are only a few hostels in Alejandria. Expect them to be family-run, clean, spacious, and well-equipped. The staff at most hostels in this town speak English.
Alejandria has some excellent hiking and waterfalls nearby, but one of the best things to do in town is to drive to the river near Concepcion and then tube back to Alejandria. Your hostel can help you arrange this. Alejandria is a great place to relax for a few days if you’ve been backpacking and trekking. Your hostel can also arrange horseback riding tours, fishing excursions on the river, bicycling, or give you detailed instructions on how to find the local swimming holes. None of the hikes in the area are strenuous, even though its in the foothills of the Andes Mountains. There are religious festivals year round; the largest ones are celebrations of Sympathy, Easter, and Corpus Christi. If you have your own transport, you could use Alejandria as a base to explore some of the surrounding area, like San Jeronimo, Santa De de Antiquia, or Jardin.
Written by local enthusiast for Alejandria hostels Jakob Lombardi
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