Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Manizales, Colombia. You can choose from 8 Manizales hostels. In total, there are 21 cheap places to stay in Manizales such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $0 for a dorm.
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 Manizales, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Manizales? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Manizales alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Manizales. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Manizales. To help you make friends with Manizales before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Manizales is a beautiful city located in the Department of Caldas in Colombia. There are many universities within the city, which means there are many student activities, such as salsa clubs, nightlife, bars with live music, as well as shops. The city is definitely a young and hip place to visit, which is why you'll find so many hostels in Manizales. It also has an European influence, which can be noted in the buildings and plazas. There are also many beautiful parks and agendas (avenues) to explore. Nearby there are many plantations, including coffee plantations, which offer cheap and tasty coffee. Many people that visit Manizales also pay a visit to the Cordillera, a large mountain range, which offers good hiking and vistas.
There are a number of different accommodation options here, including Manizales hostels, guesthouses, hotels, and bed-and-breakfasts. There are even options for staying in a coffee plantation or farm stay. The most popular accommodation options are the Manizales hostels and guesthouses, as they offer entertainment and tourist information and are great places to experience local life as well as meeting like-minded travelers. All accommodation offers linens, Wi-Fi, hot showers, lockers (if in dorm rooms), private and/or dorm rooms, sometimes with breakfast, or a communal kitchen for use.
There are also plenty of good and cheap restaurants and mini markets in the city. Parking is not usually available, however there are plenty of information on transit routes and generally accommodation staff can help with these arrangements, as well as providing information on other tours around the area. Most people speak some English, however it's always handy to learn some basic Spanish -- this will be greatly appreciated by the locals.
Written by local enthusiast for Manizales hostels Kelly Sheldrick
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Manizales. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Manizales. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Mountain Hostels is the best hostel in Manizales for families.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Manizales. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Manizales. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
Not only is the city a fantastic university town, but the surrounding rural small communities of coffee farmworkers are gorgeously beautiful.
The city of the landscapes, definitely worth going to.
Great place, one day is not enough.
Had a really relaxing time here. The Chistinas were both grat hosts and extremely helpful. Loved cooking in the kitchen, felt like home. Don't miss trekking in Los Nevados and visit Chinchina.
England - Katerine
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Manizales and Colombia.
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.