Colombian Highlands Renacer, Villa de leyva , Colombia

Colombian Highlands is a beautiful hostel right on the edge of Villa de Leyva. This offers the comfort and tranquility of the countryside yet is situated only a 15 minute walk from the centre of town.

Catering for Colombian tourists and backpackers alike, owner Oscar Gilède has really put his own touch on the place, creating a beautifully designed hostel with all the facilities you could need in a peaceful location. The garden has also been a carefully planned project using only native plants and encouraging different animal and bird species to enjoy the garden. There is a route direct from the back garden which leads to a beautiful waterfall and lookout point.

The excellent social areas and friendly welcome from the Gilède family make this a great place to stay while visiting Villa de Leyva. Colombian Highlands Tours also have the base for their tour agency in the hostel itself and you can check out their options here
Colombian Highlands has four comfortable and nicely decorated private rooms which sleep between two and four people. There are also three dormitories perfect for backpackers.

Prices range from 22,000 Pesos for a dormitory bed and from 55,000 Pesos per person in a private en-suite room (some rooms have private porch with a hammock). Camping is also an option for 14,000 Pesos and tent hire is available for 20,000 Pesos in a spacious garden with bio-pool. For the overlanders, there's also a caravan parking area.

All rooms, apart from the dormitory, are en-suite with luxuriously hot showers. Rooms are bright and airy and have plenty of storage space.

There are some fantastic social areas including a TV/dining/lounge room, terrace, barbeque area and pizza oven, campfire, a self catering kitchen, the leafy terrace area and the spacious garden.

Additional facilities include a book exchange, free WiFi and a hostel safe.

Breakfast is on sale each morning for 6,000 Pesos as well as soft drinks and free tea, coffee and available throughout the day.

Bike hire is available for 4,000 Pesos per hour, 15,000 Pesos for 6 hours and 25,000 Pesos for 24 hours.

A laundry service is available for 5,000 Pesos for a load.
How to get there...
From the bus station head to main square and ask for the "Puente La Bañadera" take a right at the bridge and then continue onto the military base. After the base, take the second turn on the right (by the corner shop) and you'll see the gate for the hostel 80m ahead of you.

It's roughly a 15 minute walk -most of which takes you through some of the most beautiful streets in Villa de Leyva or a maximum of 5,000 Pesos in a taxi.

As an added incentive...If Oscar is around, it's often possible to get a lift out to the hostel, if not, he'll cover the cost of your taxi fare from the bus terminal. The fare will be deducted from your final bill.
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Contact Info...
Avenida Carrera 10 No. 21
Finca Renacer
+57 (8) 7321 862
311 308 3739 (cel)
310 552 9079 (cel)
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