The Best Affordable Hostels in Salento, Colombia

The Best Affordable Hostels in Salento, Colombia Salento, Colombia
Founded in 1850, Salento is one of the oldest towns in Quindio. This colonial Colombian town has retained much of its old world charm, with its colorful buildings, large square and, of course, the obligatory church. Because the main route between Cali and Bogota which used to pass through Salento was diverted, the town didn't develop as quickly as others in the Quindio region. This gave Salento the opportunity to evolve into a thriving community of craftsmen and artisans as well as remaining one of the region's most prolific coffee producers. Salento is located 24 km northeast of the departmental capital Armenia. However, unlike its colorful neighbor, Armenia itself has very little to offer tourists. Salento attracts those wishing to learn about the coffee regions and for those who simply admire breathtaking scenery, and especially the stunning Cocora Valley.
How much do hostels in Salento cost?
Average Dorm Price $9 ($7 to $13)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $28 ($15 to $45)
Dorm Bed: $10.89
Private Room: $14.85
Overall Rating: 89%
El Viajero Hostel Salento is found in one of the first houses built in Salento, known as Las Nubes and which has been completely renovated. The house has beautiful views on the mountains, from the bar and the spacious garden. This is the biggest hostel in Salento with accommodation for 90 guests. All of the rooms have a private bathroom and you can choose between shared mixed or female dorms, and private rooms in two categories: standard or premium with a balcony looking to the mountains. Breakfast is included for all the guests. At the hostel, you will find a Tourist Agency where you will be able to book different activities, like trekking to the national park of the Nevados, horse riding and coffee tours. Among other facilities, they also include free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen, computers area, game zone and several activities organized weekly for your entertainment (dance classes, coffee courses, yoga classes, live music, etc.). El Viajero Hostel is part of one of the most prestigious hostel chains in South America, with 10 hostels among Uruguay and Colombia (Cali, Cartagena and San Andres). The hostel is located to the southwest direction, at four blocks from the Main Square on the way to the Frailejones.

Carrera 9 #7 - 31 Salento- Quindío , Salento, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: COP26,000.00
Private Room: COP32,500.00
Overall Rating: 86%
Estrella sin Fronteras is a typical coffee farm house, which has been turned into a backpackers hostel. Here you will find a beautiful garden and large common areas, in the middle of the nature, ideal for relaxing and socializing. You will be able to reach with your own hands banana, guava and lemon trees, and enjoy a lot of colorful birds. This is a quiet hostel in a family atmosphere, which has the privilege of being close to the city center but also surrounded by nature. Estrella sin Fronteras is located just 200m away from the main square of Salento, where the jeeps also called Willy's to the 'Valle de Cocora' depart. There is a bus stop right in front of the entrance of the hostel as well. This hostel offers free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen, hammocks, free breakfast, hot showers, laundry service, ping-pong table, book exchange, a tours and travel desk, rain boots and towels for rent. The shared rooms have four beds, bunks or simple, which are manufactured in guadua (bamboo), and each have a locker. The two private bungalows, also manufactured in guadua, have one double bed each.

CR 6 N°7-60 Salento , Salento, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $11.85
Private Room: $22.22
Overall Rating: 94%
Coffee Tree Boutique Hostel is found six blocks away from the town center, in the neighborhood of Boqueron and Frailejones, which are far from the noisy and busy main streets of Salento. The neighbourhood consists of mostly residential homes along with some small food shops, it is quiet and very safe both during the day and night. This allows the hostel to have a superb view of the surrounding mountains and the tranquility that comes with being in the 'countryside'. The house sits alongside the 'mirador' or the lookout point of Frailejones. Coffee Tree Boutique Hostel has twin, double and quadruple private ensuite rooms and mixed dorms of 4 and 6 beds. The hostel also has free breakfast, free WiFi, a common room, bicycle parking, hair dryers for hire, washing machine, airport transfers, luggage storage, a tours and travel Desk, housekeeping as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

CR 9 #9-06 , Salento, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $9.24
Private Room: $9.24
Overall Rating: 92%
Yambolombia Hostel is an eco-hostel with a 6 bed mixed dorm, two private rooms with shared bathrooms and one private room with a private bathroom. At night you can enjoy the nature, see millions of falling stars and participate in a peaceful moment around a campfire. The hostel offers bike tours to the Coffee farms and waterfalls as well as bike rentals to discover Salento on your own. If you want to visit the Parque Nevado and its marvellous Hot Springs, Yambolombia Hostel is also very happy to guide you through a 3 or 5-days-hikes. Breakfast is available upon request for an extra charge of USD$2.80 per person/night. You will also find a laundry service, a common room, bicycle parking, a book exchange, towels for hire, luggage storage, a tours and travel desk, and a restaurant at Yambolombia Hostel

Km 2, Palestina , Salento, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $9.24
Private Room: $17.55
Overall Rating: 91%
Luciernaga Salento Food Drinks Music Hostel has 360-degree views of rolling mountains and valleys. In addition to being in close proximity to the breathtaking Valle de Cocora, they offer access to horseback riding, mountain biking, and coffee tours at local plantations. The hostel consists of five dormitories of 4, 6 and 8 beds and four ensuite double and twin private rooms. The dorms all have exceptionally comfortable bunks, and each bed has its own electrical outlet, security locker and reading lamp. The private rooms all have ensuite bathrooms and incredible secluded views. Guests have access to free WiFi and in house laundry service at a very reasonable rate. The common areas include an outdoor terrace, an indoor sitting area and an outdoor garden with a fire pit and hammock area. The onsite bar and restaurant is like nothing else you will find in Quindio. Start your day with eggs Benedict, or a bacon, egg and cheese bagel. For lunch try a delicious flatbread pizza and have dinner in front of the large stone fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine with the seared sirloin. Don't forget to taste one of their draught beers from Tres Cordilleras.

Cra 3 #9-19 , Salento, Colombia,
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