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All reviews private room the free walking tour common areas minute walk the pablo escobar tour great kitchen el poblado huge supermarket metro station exito supermarket bed dorm well equipped kitchen own bathroom beds were comfortable hot water free coffee great wifi
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

yes....I like Black sheep....its cool....and yes,its a social hostel.....Poblado has a lot to offer, but it is gringo....I think the metro, Exito supermercado and the Uni EAFIT....Please, say hello to Juli,the best manager ever....

Room tip: Please get a solo...
Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

my least favorite hostel. showers were hot, clean, but only two toilets on the entire first floor sucks. the shower stall has no surface for your soap or belongings. People were smoking all over the place. I just didn't like it there and it doesn't come with breakfast.

Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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1  Thank Samira L
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

This was a nice hostel for a shorter stay in Medellin. It was clean, and the kitchen was the best we've had in all of our trip which was so appreciated. A lot of places to chill out and even a tv with Netflix. Too few bathrooms though, so you always had to wait. There was also construction going on during our stay that made any mid-day napping impossible (but they can't really help that). We were a bit disappointed at the guy at the reception (not the owner) who promised us multiple times that it would NOT be worth buying or own tickets to the soccer game but rather book their tour. We were sceptical and wanted to go to the stadium and get tickets on our own since the tour was very pricey, but he assured us on multiple occasions that that would definetly just be a waste of time. Turns out our dorm-mate did what we wanted to do and had zero problem getting a ticket at the stadium for under half the price we paid. Felt dishonest and unnecessary and a bit of a bitter ending to an otherwise lovely stay.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Hallapandatravels416
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Went there for new year. Felt a little bit old (32) comparing to the other guests but still ok. Nice staff, helps you with everything.
Little bit of a party hostel. But it was New Years so don’t know if it is the same other weekends.
Nice and clean rooms!

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Ida L
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

It's all about what kind of traveler you are and what kind of experience you are looking for.

The Black Sheep Hostel had a good location (close to the metro and the main El Poblado area, but not right in the middle of the madness); a friendly, helpful, bi-lingual staff; hot water; great wifi; and a secure premises. It is a 15 minute, uphill walk to the main El Poblado area and a 10 minute walk to the metro (you'll want to be close to a metro stop in Medellin). For a private room during peak season, the price was reasonable, but not fantastic. There are three computers for use and fridges stocked with drinks that you can put on your room tab, which turned out to be very convenient.

With all of that being said, this is a party hostel. If you're a young traveler looking for a place to hangout, drink, and socialize, this is the place for you. If you're a more mellow traveler who is looking for some peace and quiet at night, don't stay here. We are more on the mellow end of the spectrum, but still really enjoyed staying at the hostel. Again, it's all about the type of experience you're looking for with a hostel.

The one major downside for us was that the property always smelled like Cigarette smoke.

Room tip: Higher floors are quieter
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank milos31
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