Casa Loma, Minca – Colombia

The view from Casa Loma, Minca &nbsp

Updated October 22nd, 2018.

“Set at the top of a mountain overlooking the city of Santa Marta and the Caribbean coast this social hostel is something special. Treehouse like rooms, family dinners, yoga, and bonfires, it doesn’t get much better.”

 Casa Loma: Minca, Colombia

What makes Casa Loma unique?

Spectacular social vibe: There’s no wifi at Casa Loma meaning the emphasis is on getting to know the other backpackers who are around. Family style dinners happen nightly, bonfires take place on the weekends, and an all-round friendly vibe is a constant.

Amazing Staff: Sometimes hostels are simply a place to stay, and then there are times when a dose of heart has been pumped into the place. When you come to Casa Loma you’ll feel the love that owners, Jay and Annie, and the staff have for this hostel, the town of Minca, and the country of Colombia. (Read our interview with Jay here)

Phenomenal setting: Perched high up on a mountaintop, guests can see all the way down to the Caribbean sea and the close by city of Santa Marta. One of the most amazing places to take in a sunset and feel a little bit closer to nature.

An Array of Activities: Wake up with a spot of yoga, finish an afternoon hike with a relaxing massage, take in an international movie screening, and then socialize with fellow guests. At Casa Loma bored is a foreign concept.

Cosy ‘tree house’ rooms: High in the treetops, Casa Loma knows what it means to have a room with a view. Accommodation options hit every budget style; from campsites, hammock-style dorm rooms, and privates comfortable enough for Mom and Dad.

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Address: Once you are in Minca, walk past the church and turn left passing Chiqui’s Pizzaria. Follow the path for 2 min, till you see a sign on the left-hand side, walk up the path following our signs.

Prices: Hammocks starting at 15,000 COP, Dorms for 22,000 COP, and Privates for 65,000 COP.

Read more about Minca, Colombia here.

Founder & Editor at South America Backpacker

Nikki Scott is the founder & editor of South America Backpacker. A traveller-turned-entrepreneur, she left the UK in 2009 for Asia and after 6 months on the road, she started a bi-monthly print magazine about backpacking. South America Backpacker soon followed and today she runs her backpacking enterprise from her base in Spain. Her honest and fascinating book, Backpacker Business, tells the story of her success in the face of adversity.

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