Hostels in Bucaramanga, Colombia

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Get to know Bucaramanga (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bucaramanga. To help you make friends with Bucaramanga before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Bucaramanga, Colombia, is the capital of the department Santander in Colombia. The city is located in the central north of the country and it is home for more than one million people, if you consider the complete metropolitan area. Bucaramanga is quiet wealthy and boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the country. It is a significant commercial hub in the north of country and very important for the trade between Colombia and the neighbouring Venezuela.

Even if the capital of the department Santander is not a big tourist attraction like other Colombian cities, it has a lot to offer for visitors. Bucaramanga has the reputation of a green city. More than one hundred sixty parks are spread out over the urban area. The closest airport is Palonegro International Airport. It is around seven kilometres west of the city centre and offers mainly domestic flights. Alternatively, you can take a bus from bigger cities such as Bogotá or Medellin.

The city has a broad offering of different accommodations such as Bucaramanga, Colombia hostels, hotels, and guesthouses. The quality of the hostels in Bucaramanga, Colombia, varies -- it is up to you whether you prefer basic accommodation or better places with higher comfort. Not all Bucaramanga, Colombia hostels and hotels have free Wi-Fi included. Generally, the price level is very reasonable.

The mountainous backdrop is perfect for a panoramic view of the city. The area Morrorico, a bit east of the centre, is a perfect spot to get a view on Bucaramanga. If you are into shopping, do not miss Cabecera. This modern district offers many malls as well as recreational and entertainment facilities such as restaurants and cinemas. The Cathedral of the Holy Family (in Spanish, Catedral de la Sagrada Familia), was built in the late nineteenth century. The splendid white colour and the artful interior make the cathedral particularly interesting for architecture lovers.

Written by local enthusiast for Bucaramanga hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bucaramanga hostels Flo

FAQ about Bucaramanga Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bucaramanga. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bucaramanga. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 4 Hostels in Bucaramanga. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 4 hostels in Bucaramanga, Colombia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Bucaramanga such as
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Hostal Chitota is the best rated hostel for partying in Bucaramanga.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Bucaramanga

Your Packing List for Bucaramanga

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Bucaramanga Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bucaramanga, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
2 Party hostels in Bucaramanga
Hostal Chitota is the best rated
4.5 Average rating of all hostels

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