San Carlos, Colombia - Hostel and Hotels

Places to stay in San Carlos with Spanish Adventure


With the growing popularity of backpacking and traveling in Colombia more people are discovering the beauty of San Carlos. Off the backpacker tourist trail three hours outside of Medellin. Guests usually come from Guatapé or Medellin and spend at least a week with Spanish Adventure. In addition to Spanish classes and adventure packages we also offer the opportunity to stay at our hostel house. We have dorms and private rooms available for travelers of all types.

Dorms, Private rooms and hotel options

We have options to stay in one of our dorm rooms (4 beds) or private rooms (twin and double). Additionally we have partner hotels in San Carlos where we have special rates.

  • Dorm Bed - 30.000 COP per night

  • Private - 70.000 COP per night

  • Contact us for hotel pricing information.


Friendly Staff


We are Colombian owned and operated. Our staff is all friendly, open and inclusive. We pride ourselves in fostering an environment where guest from around the world can stay. We love sharing about Colombian culture and the Spanish language. Read more about our staff.

Our Space

We have hammocks, common areas at patio overlooking the town and more.



We have a full kitchen our guests can use to cook. In town there are multiple markets where you can buy fresh produce and food to cook. Our staff can show you around town.

Kitchen space. Everything you need

Kitchen space. Everything you need

San Carlos, Antioquia, Colombia

Read more about San Carlos, Colombia. A town surrounded by nature and rich with Colombian history and culture.

Parque Principal in San Carlos

Parque Principal in San Carlos

Sunset over San Carlos

Sunset over San Carlos

how to get to San Carlos

San Carlos in relation to Medellín and Guatapé

From Medellin: north terminal (Terminal del norte).

TransOriente - ticket office 7

  • Departure times: 06:00, 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:45

Coonorte - ticket office 10

  • Departure times - 14:00, 17:00

From Guatapé, hourly bus to San Rafael, then last bus from San Rafael to San Carlos at 13:00.

We can offer you transportation, We can pick you up in Medellin at your Hostel, at the airport, or Guatapé. The road the buses take is bumpy so can be more comfortable travel with us! Contact Us to coordinate.

Additional Offerings at Spanish Adventure


  • Afternoon Adventure - 20.000 COP

  • Saturday Big Adventure - 50.000 COP


  • Lunches (menu del día) - 9.000 COP

  • Lunch Monday - Friday - 40.000 COP


(Weekly Classes include adventures)

  • Adventure Classes 15 hours week (3 at day M-F) - 450.000 COP (159 USD*)

  • Scout Classes 10 hours week(2 at day M-F) - 300.000 COP (107 USD*)

  • Private Classes 10 hours week (2 at day M-F) - 480.000 COP (169 USD*)

 *prices may differ slightly depending on current conversion rates

**Couples and group discounts

**Multi-week Booking discount