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The Meeting Point Hostel

The Meeting Point Hostel
Carrera 61 68-100, Bella Vista, Barranquilla, Atlantico
(035) 318.2599
themeetingpointhostel.com

Overview: The Meeting Point Hostel in Barranquilla is really the only true backpacking destination in Barranquilla. It was founded two years ago by Italian owner Giovanni, and it's a great spot to serve as your basecamp for exploring Barranquilla and the surrounding areas. It's surrounded by pleasant gardens, and features a patio area out back where there is a barbecue grill and a hammock. There is a pleasant common area, a tv lounge, a guitar for guest use. But the true highlight of this hostel is the spacious kitchen area where guests can prepare their own meals.

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Neighborhood: It's located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Bella Vista (also close to the border of San Francisco) and it's a safe and secure location and building.

How to Get There: Bella Vista is more or less in the geographic center of Barranquilla. Taxis in Barranquilla, unlike most other cities, do not operate on a meter, so you must negotiate each fair with the cab driver. A standard fare is around $7.000 or $8.000 pesos.

Management/Staff: It's a small family run operation; they're equally comfortable speaking in Italian or Spanish. Hostel staff will provide you with ample tourist information and a very large, detailed fold-out map that will point you to all of the important tourist destinations in Barranquilla, which are not very far away thanks to the central location.

Rooms: The Meeting Point Hostel is a medium-sized hostel with space for around twenty guests.

Shared Rooms: The Meeting Point Hostel offers dorms.

Private Rooms: There are private rooms with and without bathrooms.

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Amenities: 

Breakfast: ?

Kitchen: There is a great kitchen for guest use.

Restaurant: There are many excellent dining options nearby.

Bar: ?

Terrace/Patio: There is a wonderful patio area with hammocks.

TV Lounge: Yes

Computers: ?

Wifi: Yes

Lockers: Yes. There are lockers located in common areas where guests can store their things.

Bicycles: No.

Credit Cards: No

Luggage Storage: ?

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Conclusion: While tourism and backpacking are currently not very big in Barranquilla outside of February's Carnaval, they are certainly growing. Colombia Backpacking recommends The Meeting Point Hostel as the place to stay in Barranquilla! We'll see you there!

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