Hostels in Guatapé, Colombia

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Get to know Guatapé (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 Guatapé. To help you make friends with Guatapé before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 City Hall

As you begin your ascent up the modestly named La Piedra (or the Rock), a sign boasts that the view of Guatape from the top is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the world. Curb your skepticism for a moment -- once you make your way to the top of the more than seven hundred stairs and see the beauty that Guatape has to offer, you cannot fail to agree with this bold statement. The steps are not as challenging to climb as they sound, and on the ascent you are rewarded by incredible views of the blue lakes, islands and mountains with a three-hundred-sixty-degree panorama. Back at the bottom, there are a number of restaurants and souvenir shops offering local handmade trinkets for affordable prices.

A short, fifteen-minute tuk-tuk ride away is the delightful town of Guatape itself, where the hostels are located. The town in recent years has become almost totally dependent on tourism, and you will be hounded by local restaurant owners on your way to your Guatape hostel. If you ignore this mild nuisance, you will be rewarded by beautiful architecture of this quaint little village next to the lake. Guatape is nothing if not original, with all the buildings painted in vibrant colours, with paintings on each building denoting the profession of the people that live there.

Guatape would warrant a trip in its own right if it were in a dark, secluded part of the country. In spite of this, it is easily done as a daytrip from Medellín, which is only two hours away by bus, or one-and-a-half hours away by taxi. Most hostels offer trips here but it is simple to do on your own for a fraction of the cost by taking the Metro to station Caribe, where buses leave every hour from the Terminal del Norte.

Written by local enthusiast for Guatapé hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Guatapé hostels Elgrumpygringo

FAQ about Guatapé Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Guatapé. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Guatapé. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Guatapé costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Guatapé with private rooms costs on average $48. shows all 14 Hostels in Guatapé. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Casa Kayam Hostel is the best rated hostel in Guatapé for female solo travellers. compares prices for 14 hostels in Guatapé, Colombia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Guatapé such as
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Bacoa Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Guatapé.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Guatapé

Your Packing List for Guatapé

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Guatapé 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 Guatapé, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
14 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$48 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Guatapé
Alegria Hostel Guatapé is the cheapest
8 Party hostels in Guatapé
Bacoa Hostel is the best rated
6.8 Average rating of all hostels

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