When you need an escape. Adventure. Companionship. Experiences. You need a different environment. A place where you can relax, be yourself, feed your creativity and find people to share it with. Presenting the Coffee Axis Hostel Guide 2018, where we will show you the hottest places to go, for the type of getaway you need.

Coffee Axis Hostel Guide 2018 | Travel Info

For people who are open minded, you might discover that hostels are for you. They typically offer private rooms and dorms. The dorms might be women only, men only, or mixed. If you are traveling on a budget, this is also an excellent option. The average cost per night in a city like Pereira or even Manizales – starts at 20,000 COP up to 40,000 COP per person for group dorms. Private rooms will start around 80,000 COP depending on time of year and special events.

You will know a good hostel by the quality of their beds, their friendly and open attitudes and the amenities they offer. Each hostel in this article serves a special purpose. Some are rustic and minimal – others are upscaled and might even fill a special niche. Whatever the case, be sure to check reviews and travel blogs like this one to find the latest discussions about where to go!

If you represent a hostel and you would like to become a part of the coffee axis hostel guide 2018, please email us at pereiracityguide@gmail.com for more information!

 

Hostal Kolibri | Pereira, Risaralda

The oldest hostel in Pereira, Kolibri is also the biggest offering private rooms, dorm rooms and even studio apartments. Dorm beds feature curtains and reading lights. Private rooms feature bathrooms. All bathrooms have hot water in the showers. Invite your friends over to hang out in one of the 4 social spaces, or even have a small private party on the bar balcony.

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Try their on-site restaurant that serves breakfast (free for guests), and later burgers or sandwiches for dinner. Breakfasts feature locally grown coffee and farm fresh eggs plus fruit and bread. Travel Tip: they offer the cheapest cocktails on Circunvalar. With prices between 11,000-15,000 you won’t find a better deal for the liquor!

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Plans for the new year include Karaoke Night, Poker Night and Conversation Club. With an atmosphere that is bright, open and friendly and people who welcome you like friends. English, Dutch and Spanish spoken. Guests can even rent bicycles or go on weekly planned tours to Salento. They are also well-situated near restaurants, shopping malls, bars and nightclubs.

Cl. 4 #16-35 | kolibrihostel.com |  + 57 036 331 3955  WhatsApp +57 3216469275 | info@kolibrihostel.com

 

Hacienda Venecia Coffee Hostal | Manizales, Caldas

For one of the most well-developed touristic coffee farms in the region, Hacienda Venecia should definitely be on your itinerary. Nestled in the mountains on the road leading to Manizales, it is a working coffee hacienda (or plantation) that has over 100 years and 4 generations of coffee tradition and history.

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Visitors can learn about “chocolate, from bean to bar,” take a salsa “dance class,” participate in the “barista and cupping workshop” or do some self-guided bird-watching. The most popular tour, is the coffee farm experience where visitors learn everything from seed to harvest about the growing, preparation, processing and commercialization of Colombian coffee. Our bilingual experts will guide visitors through the world of coffee in a personalized and unique experience.

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Amenities include a self-service kitchen, barbecue zone, hammock lounge, indoor/outdoor dining and this is the only hostel with a swimming pool option in the entire coffee axis. Great for an individual or group who wants to spend their time out in nature without losing the social amenities of the city, all in one place.

Call or email for directions | haciendavenecia.com | +57 320 636 5719 | posada@haciendavenecia.com

 

Coffee Tree Hostel | Salento, Quindio

For an upscaled yet friendly hostel atmosphere this boutique hostel should not be overlooked if Salento is on your destination list. This beautifully decorated and appointed hostel has the amenities of a boutique hotel and the open friendly atmosphere of a hostel.

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You won’t find a nicer place to stay in Salento. Featuring super comfy beds and quiet surroundings, yet only a few minutes walk from all the action. Wake up to mountain views and the song of birds. One of the really cool things about these bedrooms – heavy doors which shut out about 90% of the noise. If you don’t want to hear noise at night, then this is your paradise.

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Visitors will find complimentary coffee, breakfast included and a relaxing ambiance to rest and prepare for new adventures. At the front desk you will find bilingual staff who can give tourism tips and suggestions for the local area and the region.

Carrera 9 #9-06 | coffeetreebh.com | +57 318 390 4415

 

Conclusion

This is a short list of carefully curated hostel sites which we hand-selected and visited to ensure the best possible quality to our readers. Most importantly, these are local businesses which are committed to eco-sensible practices, local products and social responsibility. For your next vacation, skip the overpriced corporate hotels and go to a place where each guest is treated like a member of the family.

Coffee Axis Hotel Guide 2018 | Travel Info

Owner/Editor of Open Minded Traveler, Erin is also the Project Administrator/Editor of Pereira City Guide. She has been living in Pereira, Colombia for 3 years.

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