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Albaka Hostel

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Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm | Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom | Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed | Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed | Desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of Albaka Hostel

Albaka Hostel

2.0 star property
No-frills Medellín hostel with bar/lounge

8.6/10 Fabulous

4 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
carrera 43f # 11-55, Medellín, 050021

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In El Poblado
  • Lleras Park - 4 min drive
  • Santafé Mall - 11 min drive
  • Botero Plaza - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Jose Maria Cordova Intl. Airport (MDE) - 41 min drive
  • Poblado Station - 7 min walk
  • Industriales Station - 29 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cambria Cafe Resto - 2 min walk
  • Tal Cual - 3 min walk
  • Pokawa Poke Bar - 4 min walk
  • Herbario - 4 min walk
  • Lavocaderia - 4 min walk

About this property

Albaka Hostel

Albaka Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for COP 70000.00 per vehicle roundtrip. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Poblado Station is 7 minutes away.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • 24-hour offsite parking within 66 ft (COP 18000 per night)


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free daily reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2000
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Communal living room


  • Braille/raised signage


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2023, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travelers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 70000.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent
  • Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of COP 20000 per day

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from September 29 2022 to March 31 2024 (dates subject to change).

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for COP 15000.0 per night
  • If you are traveling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for non-Columbian citizens) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.


  • Parking is available nearby and costs COP 18000 per night (66 ft away; open 24 hours)


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Albaka Hostel Medellin
Albaka Medellin
Albaka Hostel Medellín
Albaka Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Albaka Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Medellín

Frequently asked questions

Is Albaka Hostel currently open?
This property is closed from September 29 2022 to March 31 2024 (dates subject to change).
Does Albaka Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Albaka Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Albaka Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Albaka Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is COP 70000.00 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Albaka Hostel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM.
What is there to do at Albaka Hostel and nearby?
Albaka Hostel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Albaka Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tal Cual (3-min walk), Pokawa Poke Bar (4-min walk), and Herbario (4-min walk).
What's the area around Albaka Hostel like?
Albaka Hostel is a short 7-minute walk from Poblado Station and 7 minutes' walk from Poblado Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Very cozy hostel, nice facility, excellent staff. Situated in the neighborhood of Manila in Poblado.
TERRY, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Besides having hot water for the showers, and the staff are very friendly, there is nothing special about this hostel. Our room was right at the front and the room was very small and cramped, plus there was noise from the front desk and street traffic. Location is good, but there are million other hostels to stay at around that area!
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Best experience ever! Each and every single staff member has always the best attitude to help you in every way! Me and girlfriend stayed in a private room with private bathroom, and everything was perfectly clean from corner to corner. Breakfast at the terrace every morning was a super awesome chill way to start the day..... fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, toast, coffee, etc.... AMAZING! did i mention an AMAZING TERRACE? We had an incredible weekend in Medellin thanks to Albaka Hostel! You guys made us feel at home!! Thank you!!!
RICHARD, 1-night romance trip
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