Colombia is a vast country with several popular destinations. Every city, countryside, and town offers a unique experience for travelers. The only difficult decision is where to stay when visiting these places.
With Colombian tourism on the rise, accommodation options are everywhere. Not all accommodations are created equal, however, leaving the traveler to wonder which are the best hostels in Colombia.
Let’s narrow down the selection. We’ve selected 5 of the best hostels in the most popular destinations in Colombia.
These hostels were designed to cater to the needs of every traveler—from comfortable lodging to social engagement and tourist information. These hostels are designed to enhance the traveler’s experience.
WHERE TO STAY ON ISLA ROSARIO
Galería Hostel Cartagena is an eco-hostel set on the tranquil island of Isla Rosario, just 1 hour and 40 minutes off the coast of Cartagena. The hostel offers water activities, including snorkeling, kayaking, as well as tours to the Enchanted Lagoon and Mangroves.
Guests can relax among the surrounding green landscape on a serene outdoor patio. Rooms are designed with a nautical theme—whites with wooden accents, dream catchers hanging from the ceilings, and sea-themed art painted on the walls. The décor is clean, fresh and tranquil: perfect for a weekend relaxing on an island.
WHERE TO STAY IN JARDÍN
Jardín is a quaint town set in the middle of farms, green pastures and lush fields. Casa Articulada Jardín fits perfectly into this setting. The hostel is simply designed and artistically decorated. It’s also just a few blocks from the central part of town and a short walk from a cable car that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Casa Articulada brings the beauty and serenity of the town into its well-designed location.
WHERE TO STAY IN GUATAPÉ
Guatapé is an ideal place to connect with nature. Galería Hostel Guatapé was designed with this in mind. The hostel sits on a hill overlooking the lake and has one of the best views of the famous rock, El Peñón. The hostel is in a prime location just 3 km outside of the center of town. The property is adorned with hammocks and handcrafted furniture and offers bike and kayak rentals for guests who want to explore the area.
WHERE TO STAY IN BOGOTÁ
Bogotá is the country’s capital and the largest city in Colombia. Sights range from art districts to historical plazas to business hubs, and everything in between. It’s easy to get lost in this large city, and ideal to stay in the center of everything. La Candelaria is Bogota’s downtown area, full of lively bars, typical foods, museums and art. Explora Hostel in La Candelaria offers a large, partially outdoor dining area, hammocks, and spacious rooms. The staff is knowledgeable about the vast number of things to do in Bogotá and can even help guests book tours and adventures.