Kolibrí Hostel – Pereira, Colombia

 

Combining city life with a touch of art and nature, Kolibrí Hostel has some of the best accommodation options available for a wide range of budgets and interests. I always say it’s the little things that add up, and Kolibrí has covered virtually every one of them, exceeding my expectations. Without becoming too industrialized, this hostel is organized, yet laid-back. Colorful, yet in control. Everything was created for the hostel with style in mind.

 

They even provide an iron?? This ain’t no backpackers-only hostel 😉

 

Something I had to appreciate were the solar showers. Not only were they some of the hottest along my route through Colombia, but they have got to be the nicest. Two spacious public kitchens allow for maximum capacity in this larger-sized hostel while still leaving a comfortable homey vibe. Staff is friendly and accommodating and the place has everything I needed for a short holiday that is higher end than most hostels for a great value.

 

 

The fantastic location puts guests next to popular bars, restaurants, shopping malls, clubs, and so much more. Tours are available through the hostel, and with tons of information on things to do around Pereira, you’re perfectly equipped with everything you need for a happy holiday. Comfy, cute, clean, and spacious rooms, and you’re guaranteed a pleasant stay.

 

 

If you appreciate art and good design, come to Kolibrí. If you like relaxing, come to Kolibrí. If you enjoy embracing both nature and the city life, this is your place. With the perfect combination of art and design, integrating nature in unique ways, there are plenty of gorgeous seating arrangements to enjoy, including several hammocks both upstairs and downstairs.

 

What could be improved:

I stayed in a mixed dorm with 10 other beds and wasn’t given a key for the room, though there were plenty of lockers and even a wardrobe for putting my luggage. Also, there was no breakfast included in the price of the room, but it’s possible to order breakfast with Kolibrí at fair prices, and coffee and tea are unlimitedly available all day. Also it would be cool if there was a blender or food processor. Just a suggestion 😉

 

 

Overall I would recommend Kolibrí to those who want an upper scale dormitory feel, or prefer a private room at more of a hostel price. I saw many people of all classes at this place, something I have seen especially unique to hostels of this scale, and many of those I talked to were impressed with the quality of Kolibrí Hostel. High-security, well-designed, friendly staff, hot showers, equipped kitchens, great location, comfortable beds… what else could you ask for?

 

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