Reviews:

HostelWorld

Overall rating: 'Superb' (9.4/10)
'Great cosy hostel with very helpfull staff'
'I really liked the nice atmosphere' 

(Booking through HW costs money, the downpayment they ask is in fact their commission as the hostel doesn't receive this money)

Tripadvisor 

Up until December 2016 Tralala has received 266 reviews, 168 of them rated Tralala as 'Excellent', and 66 as "Very good". 

(Please use Tripadvisor wisely. As anybody can write whatever, it's an instrument where owners, clients, competitors and Tripadvisor itself all try to manipulate the results for their own benefit)

 

Guidebooks: 

Lonely Planet Colombia 
'In a brightly renovated colonial house, this small, well-run hostel was clearly created by someone who knows exactly what travellers want. Facilities include comfortable mattresses, piping-hot showers, two kitchens, an extensive DVD library and fast wi-fi. And there is even rubber-boot rental for muddy treks'

Rough Guide South America
'The Dutch owner has worked hard to convert this traditional Paisa-style house into a beautiful, modern hostel. The spotless rooms with ultra-comfortable beds and smart bathrooms retain original features, like the wooden floors and furnishings. There's also a fully equipped guest kitchen, DVD lounge, library and sun terrace' 

Moon Colombia
'It's hard to miss this in-town option: It's a two-story white house with bright orange wooden trim. At Tralala there are only eight rooms, including a dormitory that sleeps eight, making for a chilled-out environment for the guests. Run by a Dutchman, the hostel is spic and span and tastefully decorated. It's minimalist style provides a nice vacation for the eyes. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the kitchen area is a pleasant area to hang out and chitchat with others. There's a sun deck and garden area in case relaxation is needed.'

Bradt Travel Guide Colombia 
'Another fairly new addition to the backpacker trail, Tralala is the perfect option for a relaxed, comfortable good-value hostel. Catering for a maximum of 23 people, there's an intimate, calm feel to the place, and with 2 kitchens queues for cooking are out of the question. You can also hire rubber boots here for 3000 cop, and there's a handy laundry service (15.000 COP per load). Dorm rooms and 6 double rooms available.'

Footprint Colombia
'Recommended' 

Kolumbien Reisekompass (German guidebook)
'Ein Block vom Parque Principal (auf der Seite der Busstation). Der hollåndische Besitzer hat die Fensterlåden in poppigem Orange ('Oranje') gestrichen und sehr schön die Details des Salento/Antioquia- Baustils mit Holzdielen und hohen Decken herausgearbeitet. Sauber, gute Matratzen, heiße Duschen. begrünter Patio mit Hångematten und umlaufendem Innenbalkon.'

Petit Futé Colombie (French guidebook)
'A un demi-cuadra de la Plaza Bolivar. Un nom facile à retenir pour ce petit hostel bien tenue. Le proprietaire est un grand baroudeur hollandais qui à pensé a tout pour que le voyageur se sente à l'aise: installations propres et confortables sur deux niveaux (dortoir en bas, chambres privée à l'étage), cuisines bien équipées avec les ingrédients de base, location de bottes, hamacs et même un petit jardin fleuri. Accueil excellent de toute l'equipe.'

 

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