Hostels in Salento, Colombia

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

 Get to know Salento (no more

Salento is a beautiful, little colonial village in the heart of the coffee region. Located around a forty-five-minute bus ride from nearby Armenia, it is easily accessible by road. Surrounded by nature, there are plenty of hostels in Salento since it is becoming well established on the tourist circuit as the gateway to the coffee region. In spite of this growing reputation, the village has not yet become saturated by tourists, and still retains its identity and the charm that makes it so attractive to travelers.

The main square features beautiful colonial architecture, and it is possible to do a short hike up to the Alto de la Cruz, where you will find a perfect viewpoint of the town itself. The shops offer local handmade crafts, and due to their affordable prices and individual styles, they are perfect souvenirs of your stay.

With a hostel here, you are perfectly situated to explore some of the best natural areas in the whole of the country. There are a multitude of options, ranging from hikes, horse riding, or mountain biking -- all of which pass through the mountains, giving views of the untouched landscape. You will also have the opportunity of taking tours of the local farms, or a coffee plantation to gain a better understanding of how Colombia's world famous main export is produced.

On your return from a tough but rewarding day exploring nature, you can sit back with a beer and watch the sun set over the mountains from the comfort of the gardens of the many Salento hostels that have sprung up in recent years. As it's million miles away from the chaos of the larger cities elsewhere in the country, you will fall in love with this place, and almost certainly will plan on staying a little longer than originally planned!

Written by local enthusiast for Salento hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Salento hostels Elgrumpygringo

FAQ about Salento Hostels

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

A hostel in Salento costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Salento with private rooms costs on average $41. shows all 34 Hostels in Salento. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 34 hostels in Salento, Colombia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Salento such as
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Cattleya Trianae is the best rated hostel for partying in Salento.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Salento

Your Packing List for Salento

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Salento 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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Salento 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 Salento, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
34 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$41 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Salento
Walker's House Hostel is the cheapest
7 Party hostels in Salento
Hostal Estrella de Agua is the best rated
5.8 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Circasia (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Filandia (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Armenia (17 Km / 10 mi.)
Quimbaya (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Pereira (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Santa Rosa de Cabal (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Pijao (37 Km / 23 mi.)

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