Bacoa hostel

Since 2018


With plenty of dorm beds and 4 private cabins with spectacular views of the lake and the Antioquia mountains is this beautiful idyllic traditional country house, the perfect place for relaxation and adventures. A little off the beaten track but a stone throw away from the all the tourist attractions.

Relax in the sun, read a book in a hammock or take a dip in the refreshing lake. We offer games like darts, mini pool table, cards, Jenga and have a small ‘theater’, a tv with Netflix account, couches and blankets.

Anything from kayaking, fishing or cycling can be arranged. Don’t miss out the local town of Guatape or for those who aren’t scared of heights, climbing up the rock is a must!

Restaurant

Restaurante


Take place on our spacious deck right in front of the kitchen.
Breakfast is included from 8 till 10. Fresh fruits with cereal, toast and juice or eggs & toast and juice, coffee and tea from our tea garden. Lunch or dinner at the hostel? Just sign up at the board where you also can see the menu. Veggie options are possible too. Lunch around 1:30. Dinner around 7:30

We sometimes organize Colombian Asados (BBQ) ask for more info at the reception.

*Note – Guest can’t use the kitchen nor the fridge

Bar Bacoa

Bar Bacoa


Our cozy bar with a lake view

On our spacious deck with bar you can enjoy the sunset with a refreshing cocktail, tropical juice, some beers and many more. Don’t worry, when the nights are a bit chilly you can either warm yourself up on the campfire next to the deck or hang out at our second bar inside.

Sorry guys, we have a ‘don’t bring your own booze’ policy.

Ruta

Colourful Guatape

One of the coolest small towns

Colorido Guatape

$ Various prices

Guatape

Stroll through the streets of Guatapé, here is every building a work of art. Residents paint their houses and businesses in gorgeous bright colors, and decorate the bottom of every building with fresco-like panels called “zocalos.” It’s sometimes called the most colorful town in the world.

You find here plenty of good restaurants, coffee bars and souvenir shops as well there are lots of other activities to find in this area

Jeep $50.000 COP
Public $7.000 COP

Climb 'el Peñol'

Nature in its extraordinary

Sube "el Peñol"

$18.000 COP

La piedra del Peñol “The Rock”

This rock is an enormous granite structure towering 120 meters high beside the lake with spectacular views of mountains, lakes, and countryside. The 702-step brick staircase takes you to the top where you can discover magnificent views of the area and hang up there for several hours of daydreaming time to view all the quaint lakeside homes from above.

$18.000 COP entrance fee
$40.000 COP Private Jeep
$6.000 COP Public transport

La Manuela

Holiday house of Pablo Escobar

$20.000 COP

Holiday house of Pablo Escobar

La Manuela was bombed in 1993 and has now been taken over by nature. You can enter the ruins but be careful. If you like to know more about the history you can ask the tour-guides who walk around.

It is a beautiful small hike from Bacoa hostel and will take around 35 minutes

$7.000 COP entrance fee 

Kayaking

Glide over the lake

Kayaking

$10.000 COP

Kayaking

Paddle solo or – with friends over to the beautiful lake and discover the surrounding nature and quietness.

*note: check the wind

$10.000 COP p.p.

Hike or bike

With waterfalls and coffee farms

Caminata o bicicleta

Free or go with a tour

Fantastic nature experience

There are plenty of great hiking and biking tours in Guatape. The trails are incredibly scenic as you can walk through villages, valleys, narrow rock caverns, coffee farms, riverbeds, and waterfalls. Ask us for all options and we will help you out.

$ Various prices

Lazy day

Netflix, yoga or swim

Dia de pereza

$ Free

Relaxation

Relax in the sun, read a book in a hammock or take a dip in the refreshing lake or do yoga on our floating deck. We also offer games like darts, mini pool table, cards, Jenga and we also have a small ‘theater’, a tv with Netflix account and plenty of couches blankets and cushions for the ultimate relaxation.

$ Free

Repellent

Sometimes we even have mosquitos in paradise, so be prepared for these annoying biting creatures and bring some repellent.

Sunscreen

Bring plenty of high SPF, we mean plenty! As you can sometimes forget that the hostel is at 1900m high

Alcohol

Sorry guys, bringing your own alcohol is not permitted. Therefore we have our bar with cocktails, beers etc.

LIMITED WIFI

We encourage you to spend a few days screen free. Enjoy the view, live in the moment, read a book, cool down with a few cervezas and work on your social skills.

NO <18 YEARS

We love children but Bacoa has places like steep hills and water that are not very safe for underage children.

NATURAL PARK

…smack bang in the middle of glorious mother nature. We ask that you, as our guest, help us maintain our little slice of paradise with recycling, saving water etc.

Pet friendly

We love animals and have 3 super social hostel dogs, so feel free to bring your (social) mascotta too.

WARM CLOTHES

Although it is generally warm during the day, evenings can cool down. Therefore, we advise to bring some warmer items too.

Cielo

Private with the widest view

Cielo

$ Various prices

Cielo

Max 2 people

This cabin has the widest glass wall with sliding doors. Pull back the curtains in the morning for sunlight and an amazing view of the lake or keep them open so you really almost sleep under the “cielo” and stars!

Queen bed, soft duvet, towels, private toilet/ sink and shared shower with hot water.
Breakfast (fresh fruits, eggs, toast & cereal), coffee, cold and hot water.

Mon to Thu: $200.000 COP p.n.
Fri to Sun: $220.000 COP p.n.

Bosque

Private forest Cabana

Bosque

$ Various prices

Bosque

Max 2 people

This beautiful private cabin is located between the fern trees. Open the glass front doors or pull back the curtains in the morning for sunlight and enjoy the amazing view on the lake straight from your bed.

Queen bed, soft duvet, towels, private toilet/ sink and shared shower with hot water.
Breakfast (fresh fruits, eggs, toast & cereal), coffee, cold and hot water.

Mon to Thu: $200.000 COP p.n.
Fri to Sun: $220.000 COP p.n.

Amor

Private with hammock

Amor

$ Various prices

Amor

Max 2 people

A smaller cabin but the only one with balcony and hammock. Open the glass front wall or pull back the curtains in the morning for sunlight and an amazing view on the lake straight from your bed.

Queen bed, soft duvet, towels, private toilet/ sink and shared shower with hot water.
Breakfast (fresh fruits, eggs, toast & cereal), coffee, cold and hot water.

Mon to Thu: $200.000 COP p.n.
Fri to Sun: $220.000 COP p.n.

Agua

Private Cabin

Agua

$ Various prices

Agua

Max 2 people

You find this cabin a little walk down the hill for a maximum privacy. Open the large glass front wall or pull back the curtains in the morning for sunlight and an amazing view on the lake straight from your bed.

Queen bed, soft duvet, towels, private toilet/ sink and shared shower with hot water.
Breakfast (fresh fruits, eggs, toast & cereal), coffee, cold and hot water.

Mon to Thu: $200.000 COP p.n.
Fri to Sun: $220.000 COP p.n.

Dormitory

6 or 12 bed dorm

Dormitorio compartido

$ various prices

A cozy dorm with fluffy Mexican blankets. A space to relax and enjoy sharing experiences with other travelers. Each bed has it’s own box to keep personal belongings safe.

Right outside in the same building you find the shared bathroom with hot water.
Includes: Breakfast (fresh fruits, eggs, toast & cereal), coffee, cold and hot water.

6 bed: Mon to Thu: $30.000 COP p.n.
6 bed: Fri to Sun: $35.000 COP p.n.

12 bed: Mon to Thu: $25.000 COP p.n.
12 bed: Fri to Sun: $30.000 COP p.n.

We welcome you to our family!

We welcome you to our family!


With 4 fantastic hostels spread out over whole Colombia we are always looking for awesome new staff members and volunteers.

Medellin City

1. Find your way to the busstation

Take a taxi or metro to: NORTH BUS TERMINAL in Medellin city center

2. Busstation to El PENOL

TRAVEL TIME: 2 HOUR

COST: $12.000 PESOS

Ask for the village El Peñol (the bus goes further to El Peñon and Guatape)

3. El Peñol to BACOA

TRAVEL TIME: 40 MIN

COST: $25.000 COP
PUBLIC: $ 3.000 COP

Take a Jeep at the busstation and ask the drivers for Bacoa hostel ‘Vereda Uvital’

Medellin Airport

1. Take a bus to RIO NEGRO

TRAVEL TIME: 45 MIN

BUS: $2.200 PESOS
or
COLLECTIVO 4 PRS: $7.500 PESOS P.P.

2. Rio Negro to EL PENOL

TRAVEL TIME: 1 HOUR

BUS: $7.500 PESOS

Take the bus and ask for the village El Peñol (the bus goes further to El Peñon and Guatape)

3. El Peñol to BACOA

TRAVEL TIME: 40 MIN

BUS: $25.000 PESOS

Take a Jeep at the busstation and ask the drivers for Bacoa hostel ‘Donde Pipe’

Contact


Any questions? Please call or email us.

Phone and Whatsapp: +57 300 4401501
bacoahostel@gmail.com


Thanks for the AWESOME pics!
David Giraldo

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