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"Mountain House, Manizales" Top 5 Page for this destination Colombia Hotel Tip by MalenaN

Colombia Hotels: 101 reviews and 192 photos

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by MalenaN

Mountain House is not situated in the city centre but in an area near bars, restaurants, a shopping centre and the University. A taxi to Mountain House from the terminal is around 5100 pesos (July 2008), but from three blocks away from the hostel you can take a bus to the terminal, or the city centre, for 1100 pesos.

There are mostly dormitories, but I had booked a single room with bathroom for 40 000 pesos (one of the most expensive hostel rooms I have stayed in, in Colombia). It was a room with a bunk bed and another bed, with the terrace just outside the window. Luckily there were not many smokers (because they sat just outside) and there were no BBQ in the middle of the week. It also turned out they didn’t have a key for the room. I prefer to stay in my own room to have some privacy and to be able to look the door when I go out. Here there was no key and people on the other side of the thin curtains. I didn’t like the room, but there are other things that are good with Mountain House.

When you arrive you will get a list of different activities you can do in the area, like tours to Los Nevados NP and coffee farms, paint ball etc. There is free coffee and in the mornings breakfast (two pieces of bread and an egg, or was it two). There is laundry service, Internet and a TV and DVD films. In the refrigerator there are beer, cola and so on. You can also get good travel information here (in Spanish).

Address: Calle 66 No 23B - 137
Phone: (57 - 6) 887 47 36, 315 230 6986
Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 7, 2008
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