Al Bosque Hostel & Glamping | Established Campground

Colombia

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Last Visited: about 1 month ago
GPS: 6.229330, -75.490720
Altitude: 2600.0 masl
Place Website: albosque.com/en/overlanding/
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Description

Great spot in the mountain just outside Medellin either lots of hiking trails and close to Santa Elena. There is a 15 minute cable ride from Arvi Park (which is 6 km from the hostel) to Medellin. Place has lots of nice grassy spots to park or camp. There is hot showers, good wifi, pool table, ping pong table, kitchen, large living space with fireplace as it gets chilly at night. Also have a double private room with bath and dorms for good prices. Breakfast available (extra cost). Owner David is super helpful and friendly, highly recommend.

Adriaan note: From Medellín, have your GPS plot a route to here and then add via point 6.23152, -75.53980 to avoid narrow alleys and 6.22695 -75.51930 as a via point to avoid a pretty steep road.

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You basically have 5 options to arrive here. I have included them in the photo section. If you are coming from the north you will have to drive through the middle of Medellin. If you are coming from Bucaramanga you will have to drive through the middle of Medellin. Don’t let your navigation source take you into Santa Elena from the north shortcut unless you’re in a very small vehicle. Plenty of prior warnings about that route. From downtown Medellin you have 2 options. Either a very busy 2 lane road through the Buenos Aires neighborhood or a 4 lane highway with a tunnel towards the airport in Rio Negro. First is a toll free road, second is an expensive tunnel and toll road up the hill. Choose according to your budget and stress tolerance. If you are coming from the south of Medellin, head towards the Museo de Castillo. It’s a bit steep and narrow and busy until you get up the hill a ways, then it’s a 4 lane highway for a while. If you’re in a BIG vehicle you may want to head to the airport first then up the hill since this route tries to take you down a small narrow road. Busses do it, but it’s tight. The last option is if you’re coming in from the Guatape area. You basically turn up the hill just before Guarne and head up a small tight sometimes 2 lane-sometimes not road towards Parque Arvi. Good luck!

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You can fill your gas bottles. They call a man with a bike and he brings it back within two hours or less.

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Great place to stay near Medellin. David, Cata and Isa are wonderful hosts. Good restaurants in the area, walking distance. Cold weather but with good hot showers. Call David before arriving for directions on the route. Phone +57 300 3955557. Driving on the route 60 from Medellin to Guarne, we took the road on the right to Piedras Blancas, Arvi Park, Mazo. Waze works perfect to get there. COP17,000 per person Pay 6 nights and stay 7.

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We love the temperature there 😎. Wonderful night! We paid 17.000$/pppn. Thats ok!
Nice spot to meet other overlanders.

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Really great place, one that you have to make yourself leave! Great staff, great facilities and access to the park / cable car / city. Park is very busy at the weekends ( they close the cable cars when it gets full ) Thoroughly enjoyed this site.

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We enjoyed the cool night and the hot shower. For a city visit, we thought it a little bit to far away from the centre. One hour by taxi and almost 2 hours by cable car and subway. It was also our most expensive campsite, we thought it a bit too much

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Great spot. Super helpful staff, owner David speaks great English and is happy to give all kinds of advice on the area including Medellin. Take the Metro Cable ( cable car ) to Medellin and get awesome city views. Nearby Parque Arvi is excellent ,too.

Great hot shower, Wifi, and they have a guy that will pick up and refill your North American propane tank ( our 20lb tank was 45,000 COP - $13 ).

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We did follow our GPS (rush hour, in the dark) and ended up on the steep road. It can be done with an overweight Land Cruiser 100 (low gear engaged). I've tested two 'via' waypoints to avoid this and added them to the initial description above. The campground is at quite an altitude: while the city can be hot, the climate here is always on the cool side.

The campground is OK and pretty quiet (considering you're close to a city: traffic audible). Spots a little close to each other. Facilities as described by others.

We were in the area for vehicle maintenance and spent 5 enjoyable nights on this campground waiting for mechanics and parts (and 2 hotel nights in Medellin, close to the shop). This is a good place to meet other overlanders and exchange tips.

Paid 17,000 COP per person per night.

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If you are coming from the north DO NOT go through Copacabana which has many extremely narrow and ridiculously steep streets. Eventually we encountered a street so steep our Ford E150 could not make it to the top and were forced to turn around. Our friends, in a Dodge van, also failed to make it through. Instead, stay on the main highway and follow the signs to the airport, from there head towards St Elena and you will have a much happier journey. This is a great campsite, easy trip to Medellin on the bus (or 35,000 COP by taxi) and super hot showers.

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What a beautiful place to stay.
Quiet and fresh at night, perfect to change of hot nights.
The staff is super friendly.
Hot showers, fast wifi and oven in the kitchen
Next to a forest, awesome for routine walking.
Only 2500 pesos to go in medellin from there.
Totally recommend this place

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Very nice place to stay with your RV. Plenty of space, great views and super friendly people (Juliana, Isa, Catalina)!! Close to Arvi Park and Metro Cable to get a ride to Medellin.

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+ great facilities with cool
hang out areas
+ warm showers
+ pingpong/Pool table
+ lots of space for campers
+ very friendly and helpful staff

- one hour to the city (but public transport close by)
- much colder than in the city

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we stayed 5 days and nights at parque la floresta (5-8campers each night, nearby: cold showers, toilets, wifi, potable water, all shops, hardly any biting insects, central to medellin). because of the great comments below we came here and were disappointed. we were not told in advance that the camper area is so muddy and the weather so bad (we wear rubber boots all the time). for the few hours without rain we had biting insects around. price for washing machine (cold) gone up from 10.000 in february to 15.000cop. washing takes at least 2days to dry (much rain = high humidity). only one more camper here. saturday night distant disco music until traffic noise, nearby barking dogs.
advantages: hot good shower, clean inside the buildings, fast internet, friendly people.
all for 17.000cop pp.

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This place deserves all the praise it gets. It's a gift: all the facilities you could possibly want and generous, warmhearted hospitality. I loved being there in spite of permanent rain and mud.

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Lovely place to stay. Most important to READ AND FOLLOW the directions in the posts below to get here, not just your GPS!

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Arrived at night after a long drive from the coast. Staff was super friendly and helped us setup for the night real quick.

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Great place to stay near Santa Elena with easy bus ride into Medellin. Hot showers, indoor kitchen and lounge with fireplace, outdoor fire pit, laundry, other Overlanders, tiendas near by for basic shopping. Most of all very welcoming place. Staff and owners are exceptionally kind and helpful. We also able to leave our van for 9 days while making a side trip by airplane. Highly recommended.

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Good campground to stay and visit Medellin. Wifi. Electricity. Hot shower. Kitchen with oven.
We take a tour with Daniel to go to community 13 for 30000 COP/h. Very nice.

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Great place and staff. Stayed 2,5 weeks. They arranged us a good dentist in town, after 1 tooth broke off! Fireplace inside and outside. Good facilities (even an oven 👍), clean. 220 volt possible with their converter. Discount when you stay longer. Highly recommended.

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Now at 17’000COP/pP.

Very nice and organised place, friendly staff.

- washing machine 10‘000COP/load
- beers, soft drinks, and snacks
- little gym to work out
- kitchen
- hot showers
- clean bathrooms
- good WiFi
- electricity
- fire place

Recommendable, even if a bit pricey.

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Don't understand why there are no recent reviews of this place. we arrive in January with mechanical issues. Been here for 7 weeks and met so many other overlanders, with mechanical issues.
Staff are great. Friendly and so helpful.
Medellin is not 2 hours away. 1 hour, depending on when you stand at the stop. optimist or pessimistic. It's a great ride no matter how you swing.😂

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IMPORTANT: SUGGESTED ROUTES
(Re-post because last one got lost in the other coments)
Hey Overlanders, I'm Daniel and I work in al Bosque. And we've heard a lot of travelers complaining because the GPS Gives crazy routes to navigate in Medellin, so I'm posting this comment to suggest the best routes to get to our campground. If you are coming to the city I recommend:
Take the "Calle 44" (AKA San Juan) to the East... Then turn to the left on "Carrera 42"... Then turn to the right on "Calle 47"... Then 3 blocks later keep going straight taking the Calle 45... Then turn to the left on "Carrera 29"... And finally turn right on "Calle 49" and keep on that street until you leave the city... When you've left the city you are like 30 minutes away from the campground (At this point follow your GPS)
>If you want to avoid the city take Route 60 and look for the entrance to Parque Arvi, or drive to the airport and look for the route to Santa Elena
>If you're going to ask for directions ask for the route to Parque Arví
>DO NOT try to get to the route 60 through Copacabana
>Any questions contact us at +57 300 395 5557 (Whatsapp or Call... We speak Spanish and English)
>I uploaded 2 pictures with the suggested routes
Thanks and I hope to see you soon

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Perfect balance between city and countryside. Price currently is 17k pppn.
Very friendly staff (that includes the 6 dogs).
A lot offers like Billard, ping pong and even a small gym area.
Buses from town go until around 10pm, later you need to take a taxi/Uber for around 40k. The bus is the easiest way to get to town nevertheless you should take the teleferico at least once.

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Seul endroit pour les voyageurs motorisés aux alentours de Medellín. Environ 8 places sur terrain plat pour toutes tailles de véhicules. Le site peut aussi accueillir des backpackers (en tente ou pas). Juliana est très sympa et prête à rendre service. De nombreux chiens sur place (7 au total) qui sont amicaux avec les humains. Si vous avez un chien, soyez vigilant. Notre chienne a été attaquée par 2 chiens à des moments différents.
Douches chaudes avec de la pression. Top wifi. Cuisine et salle à manger à disposition. Possibilité de brancher le véhicule à l’électricité. Tuyau d’eau pour remplir votre réservoir. Frigo à disposition basé sur la confiance, comprenant des bières et sodas. Il y a aussi des petites choses à grignoter et du vin. Machines à laver pour 10 000 pesos par machine, et non pas par kilos. Les nuits sont calmes et fraîches. Promenade agréable dans la forêt dont le départ du sentier se trouve au sein même du site. Salle de jeu à disposition avec billard, consoles de jeu, fléchettes et table de ping-pong. Mirador avec coin canapé. Plusieurs feux de camps, et petits bois à disposition gratuitement. Tienda à 10 minutes à pied. Petit restaurant italien à 5 minutes à pied (La Piccola Italia) dont la cuisine est excellente et bon marché, malheureusement il n’est pas souvent ouvert. Pour aller à Medellín, privilégiez le bus « Santa Elena » dont l’arrêt est au bout de la rue à 1 minute du site. Il vous amène directement au cœur de Medellín en moins d’une heure pour 2 700 pesos par personne. Si vous préférez prendre le métro câble, il vous faudra prendre un bus, le métro câble et un autre bus pour le double de temps et de prix.
Pour conclure, cet endroit est juste parfait au vu du nombre de services, du prix et de la gentillesse de toute l’équipe.

Attention ! Si vous venez de Guatapé, MAPS.ME vous indique un itinéraire à ne pas suivre. Entre la route 60 et le camping, la route est complètement folle, et surtout très dangereuse. L’une des pires routes depuis 2 ans que nous sommes nomades. J’ai ajouté un point sur IOverlander pour avertir les voyageurs. Préférez faire un petit détour par « Marinilla » puis « Santa Elena ».

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Large campground with hot showers and fast wifi. It takes almost two hours by bus and metro cable to Medellin.

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Nice Place. Good for exploring Medellin when you are travelling with a big rig. !!!! But the first place in Colombia for us where they charge for a 3 and a 4 year old !!!! Owner refused to talk to us personally during check-out. We didn't even use water, electricity, restrooms or shower because our unit is self-contained. What's the matter?

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It’s a great place to relax and explore Medellín. Especially with dog it was really great to explore the area. The staff is really welcoming! We enjoyed four days at that beautiful place!

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Great location and beautiful nature around. We went in Guatapé and didn’t find a proper place to camp so we pushed it here. It was a great choice. Quiet, safe, hot showers, clean toilets, good hosts.

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Good place to visit Medellín, using the metro cable. Take the bus to the Arvi park then the metro cable, provides amazing view to the city. 50 minutes to be downtown. Go back by bus, plaza de florez to Santa Elena, 45 MN. Enjoy

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Daniel and David are terrific host. Spent Easter here with 10 other overlanding vehicles. Awesome place right out side of the city. Hot showers, common area, ping pong, pool table, kitchen, and other games. Electricity available and water fill up. Great spot! Roads getting in are great, little tight in some areas but no major height restriction.

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Great stay. Great staff. Charges 1/2 price for kids, but 7th day free. Great washers, and very hot showers. Had such a huge group of overlanders over Easter , we had pot luck, egg hunt, ping pong tournament, and talent show! The staff joined in and it was a blast. It is a bit foggy, cold, rainy this time of year so I'd recommend being there with friends.

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awesome spot! water, electricity, perfect showers and bathrooms. great kitchen with an oven. great wifi. honesty beer fridge, fire pit, ping pong, wii, ps2. great way to spend a long raster weekend with friends from the road. thanks DAVID!

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Good place to stay near Medellin. To get from here to downtown takes some time, as you have to take a bus to Arvi Gondola Station and that one only runs every 20-30 min without schedule. Than there is a nice, longer gondola ride followed by a second, shorter one and you reach the metro that runs to the center.
Lots of other overlander parking here, hot shower and parking on grass, tendency to be very foggy and damp.

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Great place in the mountains above Medellin. Very relaxed, fresh air, hot ! shower, kitchen open for everyone, open fire every day - very nice and helpful people.
Highly recommend.
Easiest route is highway 60 towards airport, maps.me or any other gps from there towards Santa Elena

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Great place to chill and relax. David and Daniel is cool guys who runs the place, we were here two times and its just great. Colectivo to the town is quite easy. Lots of tiendas around and nice walk in the forest. Highly recommend.

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We parked our camper there for three nights. It was lovely. We agree with all that has been written about the place.Their washing machine spin cycle did not work so we had to wring clothes by hand but they told us that ahead of time when we called to check on getting there. Wish we had seen on iOverlander Daniel's directions to get there before we tried to get there from Medellin. Be sure to follow his directions. Do not rely on GPS.

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IMPORTANT: SUGGESTED ROUTES
Hey Overlanders, I'm Daniel and I work in al Bosque. And we've heard a lot of travelers complaining because the GPS Gives crazy routes to navigate in Medellin, so I'm posting this comment to suggest the best routes to get to our campground. If you are coming to the city I recommend:
Take the "Calle 44" (AKA San Juan) to the East... Then turn to the left on "Carrera 42"... Then turn to the right on "Calle 47"... Then 3 blocks later keep going straight taking the Calle 45... Then turn to the left on "Carrera 29"... And finally turn right on "Calle 49" and keep on that street until you leave the city... When you've left the city you are like 30 minutes away from the campground (At this point follow your GPS)
>If you want to avoid the city take Route 60 and look for the entrance to Parque Arvi, or drive to the airport and look for the route to Santa Elena
>If you're going to ask for directions ask for the route to Parque Arví
>DO NOT try to get to the route 60 through Copacabana
>Any questions contact us at +57 300 395 5557 (Whatsapp or Call... We speak Spanish and English)
>I uploaded 2 pictures with the suggested routes
Thanks and I hope to see you soon

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The place we never wanted to leave! We loved it up in Santa Helena - so green and perfect sleeping temperature. Good mini mercado and fruit shops to both the left and right main road (only 5 mins walk either way). Super fast wifi that reaches your vehicle no matter where you park. The best dogs ever. And Daniel and David are so nice and welcoming. Go there.

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We thought we would be here for two nights. It's been a week! 15,000/person. Inside space has a kitchen with an oven! There's an open room with inside fireplace, dining table, cupboard full of instruments to play, board games and cool chess set, and a working record player. The patio has a pool table/ping pong table, TV with cable and PlayStation, and hammocks. There's a hiking trail just behind the property, the market is a ten minute walk, and it's a 5min walk to the bus stop that take you to Parque Arvi where the nice gondola (and ATM) is. There are a lot of overlanders here, nice staff, hot showers, good wifi, outdoor fire pit, and viewing deck. It was a good place to work on our cars, visit Medellin, and chill. Hopefully you enjoy it like we did. p.s. Don't follow Google maps through Copocabana if you have a big rig; super steep and narrow roads. Good luck!

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15k pp, fast internet, beautiful, cool hostel to hang out in.

Hot showers, plenty of parking space, wonderful temperatures.

Owners super nice, take the metro cable into town at least once, just for the fun of it. Easy bus service to Medellin, although it's still a bit far from the city if that's your main interest.

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This place was great. Highly recommended. Beautiful temperatures. Great communal areas. Taking the metrocable gondola to Medellín was fantastic. Don’t try to stay in town, stay here

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We spent a week here and enjoyed it! Everything you need, you including fast wifi. Great quiet spot to stay away from the city, but convenient to visit by cable car if you want to. Still $15,000 pp/pn, but we got our 7th night free. Daniel and David are very accommodating, even driving us to the city and acting as tour guide all day! Nice cool nights, and 2 options for fire, inside or out. One if our best stops yet. Laundry available.Only recommendation is to add a dryer due to cool damp weather. Great place to meet other Overlanders!

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Rally nice place. Friendly people! And really helpfull!
They helped us to fill our us gas bottles.
Place to go when you visit Medellin!
Take warm things with you, can be pretty cold.

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Loved it here - all the overlanding facilities you need. Now 15K pppn but still good value.

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Wonderfull place. Good for Big Rigs. Much better for us then Overlanders Finca.o
Very good Wifi and Facilities!
Very Friendly Owners!!
Recommended

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Very nice campsite where we stayed four nights. Here you can relax, do some sports, organize your car and/or drive to the parque Arvi. You could also take the Metrocable to Medellin...I guess it takes about 20 Minutes to the parking lot of the cablecar. Recommended!

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Great place. We spend 6 nights here.

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We stayed 5 days in this beautiful place. it's perfect to visit Medellin but spend the night outside the city. We took the bus to the funicular station and went down to Medellin. For the way back we took a taxi. The staff is super smart and helpful. They just did some work to renew the showers. All facilities are clean. Wifi works sometimes fast and sometimes slow depending of the people who are online. There were 5 other Overlanders there. We payed 15000 Pesos per people per night.

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Ditto others. Stay six nights get 7th free. Self serve washing machine for 10k per load. If you walk down to the right along the main road, there are tiendas and more restaurants and a spa! To the left up the hill, more still. Wifi can crap out alot if there are many guests. They have a handyman named Rodriguez who did some camper repair for us at a good price. He also pressure washed our rI for 50k. David drive you to airport and you can leave your rig here while you go home for 60k each way. We stored our rig for 4200 per day. Daniel also helped us pay our Tigo bills as they do allow foreign credit cards online. We highly recommend!

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This place is great! Beautiful sunrise when it's not foggy. Super friendly and accommodating owners.

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El lugar tiene una ubicación increíble sobre la montaña, a la entrada del parque Avir. Que más se puede pedir el dueño es muy muy amable, el lugar es perfecto para acampar camionetas

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What a find. We have stayed here for over a month re-grouping and re-charging.
As previously noted, plenty of room for all sizes, full kitchen, electrical power with extension cord, potable water, HOT shower and usable wifi.
Owners and hosts, David and Daniel speak good English and helped us immensely from getting US propane tank re-filled, helping us get a package shipped from US, getting a driver for a few trips and most importantly, letting us 'borrow' their handyman employee to fix a leaking camper roof.
Sorry to leave.
Only negative in my opinion is the crazy rooster who occasionally decides 1:00am is dawn.

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The description says that Arvi Park is 6 km from the campground. That may be true, but the Metro Cable station is 10 km away. There is a bus but it doesn't seem to run that often. People in private cars will offer to take you. Price is negotiable. We paid between 10k and 15k COP.

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They changed the price, it's 15000 cop pp now!

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Big, grassy terrain with excellent, newly built ablutions, well equipped kitchen, facilities for manual or machine washing, fireplace in large general room. Extending the facility is still in progress. Very friendly and helpful owners. The campground is at the corner of the Parque Arví forest with walking trails. The trails can be muddy after rain. The noisiest rooster has been taken care of. The road climbs about 1000 m from Medellin over 15 km. The site itself is no problem for big rigs, but the southern approach road (to Santa Helena) has signs for a weight limit of 4T, although we didn't see any obstacles and the busses driving here are definitely heavier. The northern, partly unpaved access road (via Piedras Blancas) does not have these signs. Both when we arrived and when we left we got stuck in the steep, narrow, busy streets in Medellin. Best strategy is to follow the bus roads as much as possible to/from the level of the river. COP 20000 (2 adults, camper).

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C'est certainement le lieu idéal pour visiter Medellin et ses environs.
Tout ce qui est dit avant, sur le lieu est vrai. La douche est vraiment super chaude. On a abusé de la cheminé et des pieces communes, cuisine, tv, jeux divers...On a aussi adoré la vue de Medelin depuis le mirador, la pelouse partout, ...
Pas de probleme avec le Coq!
Pour y acceder en venant du Sud du pays, la traversee de Medellin n'etant pas évidente avec un gros Camping car , arrivé en plein centre ville on a preferé demander a un taxi de nous accompagner jusqu à la sortie Est qui va a Santa Elena, ce fut la bonne solution pour 6000 pes! Ensuite la montée de 22km est vraiment longue et hard ( + de 15%) mais tout en bitume, et arrivé au Camping c'est la délivrance ! le Metro Cable est top, le bus un peu long mais economique, on a testé les deux, c est l'aventure 😀
Daniel et David donnent de bons conseils, et sont tres acceuillants.

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Really nice owner! Great camping near to Medellin. Easy access by bus / taxi to cable car to Medellin - or you take the direct bus! Hot shower & fast WIFI. Washing machine. 110 V electricity but you need a long extension cord. The owner is building new showers and electricity plugin direct at sites. Only negative point about this place: crazy roosters which crow the whole night!

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As mentioned before very welcoming and warm owners.
Relaxing athmosphere. Very clean bathroom with a great hot shower!
Great views into the valley.

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Best place to stay around Medellin. Everything is clean, beautiful view, good equipped kitchen, really helpful owner. Only one bathroom for the campers and the hostel. But they started to build a new one :-)
You can also park your car there if you need to leave for a few days (3000 per night)

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We planed to stay a couple of days but ended up staying 3 weeks!!
An excellent location with all the amendments we over landers need and more. It's a family business owned by two brothers. When staying there you just feel a part of the family. They are very friendly and helpful. We did see the roster that was mentioned . It did not bother us and the brothers didn't know it bothered others and now that they know they will move its cage to a different location asap.
Very very highly recommended !!

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Nice campground in the hills above Medellín. I agree that the location is quite far from Medellin, but at least it's quiet and okay place to relax. Still 10k/person/night, 10k for laundry - just do it on sunny day so your clothes can dry :)
We spent a couple of days here, made coffee in the Mokka pot each morning, did some work on the internet that worked most of the time quite well.

PS:The rooster thing mentioned in the last comment happens almost everywhere in South America, so I wouldn't call it a negative, they're just everywhere :)

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From all the superb reviews we probably set our expectations a bit too high and expected a different kind of place. Well, you do get all the amenities that are spoken about for a very good price and yes, the owner is very friendly and welcoming. But we wouldn't call it a nice place, more a practical one. Also in our tent we didn't get a good sleep because of a noisy rooster on the property starting to crow in the middle of the night, lots of dogs barking and traffic from the nearby streets starting early in the morning. However, it is still probably your best option if you want to visit Medellin and are looking for a place to camp.

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We can definitely recommend the place. Very helpful owners. Great views from the property. If you are into mountain biking, there is a nice (but advanced) trail right behind the campground. Can also be used for hiking. Nice to do laundry, too

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This is our longest stay since Mexico, over a month. Nice and easy going owners, fully equipped kitchen, wifi , plugin, dog friendly, lots of room. It's a good place ti relax a bit.

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Yes indeed a gr8 place and also we stayed over a week...
David is very easy going and up for anything
Kids made fire every day inside and outside and my wife did a makeover in the interiour design of the house.
There is a little tienda around te corner and some real nice restaurants, especially Siete Cueros
Real hot shower, very complete kitchen.... one of the better places to stay and relax.

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Very good place to stay. Closed to Medellin on public transport.
10.000 Cop. Pp. the nigth.
Hace wifi, hoy shower, wc, big kitchen, big garden to parck, nice owners, what else?!

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This is by far the best place we stayed in a long time
The area is nice and clean, very good WiFi and you can use all facilities of the hostel.
David and Daniel are sooo helpfully and speak perfect English (helped us to find an English speaking veterinary in Medellin)
wanted to stay 2 days, ended up staying 20...
we definitely recommend this place, and would go back if we will ever be in the area again
thanks for all your help, David and Daniel!!!
it's just a bit tricky to find in Medellin...take 44, 46 and then 29 - that will bring you up to 49 that goes to Santa Elena

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Very great place ! Laundry for 10 000 cop ;)

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This place is the better place we stay in all the trip. Very nice, a lot of service, the hostals amenitis is accesible for ALL... and more. The atmosfera is the better quality of the place. We rest 5 day whit my family.

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Very great place. There are a laundry for 10000 p. David is very helpfull.

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Great spot with good vibes realy nice owner. planed to stay one night and ended up 4 nights. RECOMENDED.....

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$10.000-40.000 COP per person, per night. $10.000/night pp to Camp (tent or vehicle) $30.000/night pp to "Glamp" in permanent tipi like tent (really cool! Rugs, bed, electricity) set up in the backyard. $40.000/night pp to sleep in a bed (dorm style beds, double rooms, and master bedroom). Kitchen is great, fully stocked. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces with wood to burn available. Beautiful area with swings to have coffee and watch the sunrise over cloud-filled hilly crevices. Cable TV to watch movies on rainy nights (it rains almost every night). Outdoor BBQ. Game room (billiards, etc.), and lots of board games available to play. Green grasses and beautiful garden area. Laundry services (great, new washer & line dried) for $10.000COP. Very chill place to relax a few days, or stay a month! Very easy to lose track of time here!

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Very great and nice place! Spend there 5 nights... The owners are really welcoming :)

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Highly recomended! Very nice and helpful owner! Beautiful nature for hiking and relaxing. Easy to go to Medellín with puplic transport (3000Cop). Hot showers!

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Very nice spot! FYI the sign at the gate says "Florencia" the other sign is hard to see, especially if one arrives after sunset.

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Perfect place to Stay for a few days or a month, easy to get to medellin by public transport and sorrounded of places to visit.
David's family are the best!!! very kind, we liked a lot the house, the garden and all the place, it is a very quiet and comfortable place!!!Highly recommended :) friendly dogs

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one of the best places we stayed in our trip. the brothers are super nice and welcoming. they have a really nice atmosphere going on. nice vews and forest to walk close by. all kitchen, bathrooms and common areas are nice and clean (thanks maria :). we stayed here for a while just taking the bus to go into Medellin is super easy and cheap from here. we were most than happy sleeping under blankets and being around the fire at night. super recomendable!
marce & jake

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Definitely one of the nicest places we have been on our panam-trip.
The owners are just gorgeous, great place, nice view ( you can see El Peñón de Guatapé from there)
Beware: Our plan was to stay one night, ended up staying one week.

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The vibe of this place made us staying for a month! David, Humberto and Daniel were so nice that it was difficult for us to leave. Our rig of 25 feet fitted perfectly. It has rooms with breakfast or a tent with mattress and electricity (glamping!). Places for making fires and a huge kitchen with everything you need. located in Santa Elena, an amazing mountain to be far from the city!! Haha. 10,000 for each of us, pet friendly. We will miss Pepon, Pelos, Nieves, Vaca and Manchas!!

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This place is amazing. Wanted to stay one night....stayed a whole week!! Great brothers run the place, speak English well...and helped us with any question.
Super kitchen and living room with every evening open fire for everyone. From here you can go easy with the metrocable to Medellin. By bus to the nice Villages around. Nice hikes in the Wood.
What else? Fast Internet...nice other visitors....absolut lovely dogs...hot (!) showers....clean Bathrooms.... and that you get all for 10000p p.P
we loved it.... hey David and Brother....keep on going !!!

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Perfect place to stay some days, a few weeks or months, the owners are the best!!!! David and Daniel are super kind, helpfull and nice people.
Highly recommended, the house is beautifull and comfortable, also the garden is big and has a path to go to the forest Arvi.
Pets are welcome and they have very nice dogs.

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really nice place. perfect relaxing and really nice owners. The Brothers are so friendly and helpful! good connection to medellin. We do recommend!

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10.000 COP per person. Amazing place! Very beautiful! Great views, great common areas - you can use the kitchen, various chill out places etc. Unfortunately, there is only one bathroom, but that will most probably change in the future, as this place has just been open for half a year. Nice owners. Lovely birds around. Nice dogs. You can use the owner's washing mashine for 10.000 COP. Oh and there is a little shop closeby (to the main road, direction to Arvi-Park. It is the second shop on the left side, about 10 minutes by foot. It has great and very cheap vegetables and fruits and some other things.)

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Great place. Camping for 10.000 COP pp. Nice flat place for cars. Full kitchen. Great hot showers. WiFi fast even un cars spot. Nice owners. Pets are welcome. Highly recomended.

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very very good! David, the owner, was very kind and helpful with us. We highly recomend!

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Nice small campground/hostel. We had a pleasant stay. There is also a good bus service into Medellin.

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On hill above city. Note that the Calle 49 in centre is a bus only road..

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Really nice place to stay with everything you need. Power at side, portable water, fireplace with free wood and good wifi also working at side. We did our laundry there as well, and they said its inclusive for free :-) very nice owner, will help you with everything! Road from Medelin is paved and in very good condition. No gravel road! Just check with your gps to find the street in Medelin to StElena....ours did not, so we asked a taxi driver and he showed us the way up the hill. Was easy to find than.

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Beautiful place to stay 1day or a full week . Close to the metrocable , perfect place to visit Medellin without being into the crowd . Up to the Mountain , the weather turn to hot by day and cold by night . David , the owner is extremely friendly , he ll let you have ring fire while drinking couple of beers . Hot shower fast internet pool table a piece of paradise on earth . 10000 pesos per person in tent or camper . Highly recommended

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Realy nice place! Highly recomended! If you want to contact David the owner: tel 3003955557

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Great spot in the mountain just outside Medellin either lots of hiking trails and close to Santa Elena. There is a 15 minute cable ride from Arvi Park (which is 6 km from the hostel) to Medellin. Place has lots of nice grassy spots to park or camp. There is hot showers, good wifi, pool table, kitchen, large living space with fireplace as it gets chilly at night. Also have a double private room with bath and dorms for good prices. Paid 10,000 pp to sleep in car, more if you want breakfast. Owner David is super helpful and friendly, highly recommend.

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