Hostels in Manizales, Colombia

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Get to know Manizales (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 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

Written by local enthusiast for Manizales hostels Kelly Sheldrick

FAQ about Manizales Hostels

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?

A hostel in Manizales costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Manizales with private rooms costs on average $44. shows all 12 Hostels in Manizales. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 12 hostels in Manizales, Colombia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Manizales such as
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Mauro Hilton is the best rated hostel for partying in Manizales.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Manizales

Your Packing List for Manizales

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let'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.

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Manizales 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 Manizales, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
12 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$44 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Manizales
Hostal Aquí Me Quedo is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Manizales
Mauro Hilton is the best rated
Most Manizales hostels are located in
Barrio Palermo, Alto Palermo
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Manizales - from the Community

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