Other ways of reserving a room at Casa Kiwi Medellin?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 3, 2012 11:52 PM Last Post By: dotca
Oct 17, 2012 4:09 PM
Other ways of reserving a room at Casa Kiwi Medellin?Hello All,
I am looking to ideally book a private room w/ 2 beds, or if neccassary a dorm room at Casa Kiwi in December. I'm a sucker for roof top patios so I'd really like to stay there.
I've checked the usual suspects, hostelworld.com, hostels.com, hostelbookers.com and all are refusing to let me book the Saturday and I cannot book a private room w/ 2 beds. Since this is 1.5 months away, I doubt they are completly sold out on Saturday... perhaps just not releasing their room inventory?
I consulted their website and they say they don't allow e-mail reservations, but do allow booking through www.colombianhostels.com affiliated hostel, but the website appears to be just a parked domain.
Anyone know of a reliable way to reach them? They list their phone number, but meh, considering they say they don't check their e-mail I'm nervous about just taking someones phone reservation. Esecially like 50 days away.
Edited by: dotca
Edited by: dotca
Oct 17, 2012 9:09 PM
1What an arrogant attitude they have, I suppose its because they've been here for years and are well known so they're guaranteed to be full. If you like loud music most nights, live bands and a hundred other backpackers its great. or if you prefer something a bit more chilled and relaxed try the Geo hostel, they also have a rooftop terrace and the hostel itself is much nicer.
Oct 17, 2012 9:10 PM
2Actually you might want to look into the Happy Buddha hostel also, they have a big terrace and its the ultimate boutique hostel you will find in South America.
Oct 17, 2012 9:18 PM
3Thanks for the tips. I guess I'll give them a call.
when your working the 9-5 grind counting down to this vacation, your statement "If you like loud music most nights, live bands and a hundred other backpackers its great." that's sort of exactly what we want. We don't plan to be in bed before 3am on any given night.
Just prefer a private room these days for undisturb sleep and a locking door.
Feedback on the blacksheep?
Buddha looks nice, but the fact that it isn't in the centre and all the reviews point at it being a quiet hostel. Not really our style.
Geo hostel seems good, but they've blocked off their private rooms for Saturday as well. grrr
Oct 17, 2012 10:03 PM
4This linky for Colombian Hostals seems to work http://www.colombianhostels.com.co/reservations/index.shtm
But given it is just a sendmail form, surely it is just another way of making a reservation via email
Hope it helps anyway, I found it by accident when reading someone's spam after this thread
Oct 18, 2012 1:46 PM
I gave Casa Kiwi a call, they said they don't release Saturday inventory until 2-3 weeks out and they only take reservations out of country via hostelworld.com
Any opinions on Geo vs Blacksheep? Both have accomodations that meet our needs, just wondering which one is more of a party hostel? I know Geo has a better location, but with only 43 people that fit in there, I assume it's not as big of a party?
Edited by: dotca
Nov 3, 2012 11:24 PM
Nov 3, 2012 11:52 PM
7Lonozbob, thanks for taking the time to reply to this older thread. Geo had me interested because they seem to be right smack near the main square, so I figured the lack of party would be made up for by the location.
The Happy Buddha sounds good, I'll shoot them an e-mail. Thanks again!
-eep looking at the rates, they are charging $30 a night for a 2 bed private instead of $20 at Geo. Anything else close to Kiwi? I'm starting to think about maybe sticking to the black sheep.
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