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Best Hotels in Guatapé: All Budgets Guide

Best Hotels in Guatapé: All Budgets Guide

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

From budget-friendly bargains to luxury boutique glamping tents. This guide features the best hotels in Guatapé to plan your stay!

Nestled in the heart of Colombia’s Antioquia region, Guatapé is a small town with a population of around 6,000. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and should be explored for at least 2 days. Most visitors miss the beauty of this region by only seeing a glimpse on a day trip from Medellín with the sole intention of climbing the Piedra del Peñol.

That’s why I’ve created this accommodation guide based on my experience and the latest reviews and accommodation deals, to sum up the best hotels in Guatapé for every budget.

My favorite stays are the Lake View Hostel a top budget pick and Bosko with its incredible igloo-styled rooms offering views over El Peñón.

Map showing the location of guatape town hotel area to piedra del peñol
Map showing the location of Guatape Town hotel area to Piedra del Peñol

11 Best Hotels in Guatapé, Colombia

1. Bosko

Are you looking to immerse yourself in nature? Bosko is one of the best places to stay in Guatapé for just that!

Located 3.3km from Piedra del Peñol, the igloo-like rooms at Bosko are what make the accommodation so unique. Guests can wake up to spectacular mountain views each day.

The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, spectacular gardens and terrace, and free Wi-Fi. A wellness area and hot tub can also be enjoyed during your stay.

Guests can then spend their day by the pool or experience the activities in and around Guatapé, including canoeing, hiking, and skiing.

2. Hotel La Magdalena Adult Only

If you like holidaying in adults-only resorts in stunning locations, then you must book a stay at Hotel La Magdalena Adults Only.

Located in the heart of the forest surrounded by a large lake, this hotel is a must-stay in Guatapé.

This modern hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, an onsite restaurant, and a range of room types to choose from. Each room comes with a private bathroom, lake views, and a hot tub on the balcony.

Being in such a remote location, Hotel La Magdalena is the perfect place for a relaxing escape.

3. Soy Local Guatape

If you're searching for where to stay in Guatapé which has a bit of everything and great value for money, look no further than Soy Local Guatapé.

Located 6.1km from Piedra del Peñol, this property sits right on the lake and features a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a private terrace.

There are plenty of room types to choose from to suit all budgets. Guests can also enjoy an à la carte or an American breakfast daily. There is also a restaurant serving American, Argentinian, and Cajun-Creole cuisine.

There are plenty of things to do at this accommodation, such as exploring the lake, billiards, table tennis and darts.

4. The Boato Hotel

Experience world-class service at The Boato Hotel, one of the best places to stay in Guatapé for spectacular views.

This 5-star hotel is located 5.1km from Piedra del Peñol, and features a garden, a terrace, and a restaurant. Each of the beautiful guest rooms has mountain views, a hot tub, and a minibar. Guests can enjoy an à la carte or a vegan breakfast each morning.

Guests of the hotel have access to a range of water sports facilities, such as water skiing, kayaking, and jet skiing.

5. Hotel Los Recuerdos

Overlooking the stunning El Peñol Reservoir, this 4-star hotel is one of the best hotels in Guatapé for luxury.

Hotel Los Recuerdos features a large outdoor heated swimming pool, gym facilities, and a Turkish bath. Rooms have private balconies with hot tubs and views of the Reservoir, along with a TV and minibar.

Each morning, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast with tropical fruits. Guests can then spend their day by the pool or exploring Guatapé.

Did you know? Guatapé is located in the rolling hills of the lush Colombian countryside, and was not much more than a small country village, until it was purposefully flooded in 1970 to create the famous dam (lake).

6. Levit Glamping - Hotel Guatapé Adults Only

For the ultimate nature experience like no other, Levit Glamping is an accommodation you must add to your bucket list.

This adults-only accommodation takes glamping to the next level. The available rooms at the accommodation include a circular pod for sleeping, a private bathroom, a hot tub, and spectacular views of the lake.

Guests of the accommodation can enjoy an à la carte or American breakfast. They are also provided access to the nearest waterpark to the accommodation.

It offers free Wi-Fi and a paid airport shuttle service is available.

7. Ecolodge Bahia del Peñón

Located only a few steps from Piedra del Peñol, Ecolodge Bahia del Peñón is one of the best places to stay in Guatapé for a lakefront location.

Each of the rooms has a private bathroom and coffee machine. Selected rooms come with a balcony, while others boast glorious mountain views. The views from the property are unbeatable and it is a great value-for-money option.

Guests can use the sauna and hammam at the hotel. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy around the hotel, such as hiking, fishing, and skiing.

8. Bacoa Hostel

If you're looking for where to stay in Guatapé that is cheap, Bacoa Hostel is the best choice for you. Unlike the busy city of Medellin, this hostel is in the most relaxing and tranquil location.

Located only 11km from Piedra del Peñol, this hostel provides some rooms that have panoramic views of the mountains, while others are located amongst the trees.

Facilities of this property include a garden, free private parking, a bar, and a restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a game of table tennis or darts. Being in such a beautiful location, the area is popular for hiking and cycling, which are both a must-do!

A buffet, American, or vegetarian breakfast is available each morning at this great value hostel.

Tip: Be sure to pack mosquito repellent when staying next to the lake or participating in activities near the water as they can be quite bad during some seasons.

9. Hotel Zocalo Campestre

Located at the base of Piedra del Peñol, this small hotel is one of the best places to stay in Guatapé, especially if you're there to climb Piedra del Peñol.

Hotel Zocalo Campestre offers a number of rooms in the main house and bungalow. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Selected units feature breathtaking views of the mountain, lake, or garden, and all units come with a private bathroom.

The best thing to do near this hotel is to climb the 649 steps to the top of Piedra del Peñol.

10. Lake View Hostel

Located in east Guatapé, Lake View Hostel is one of the best cheap hotels in the town.

Situated right on the lake, this hostel provides a range of private and shared rooms. Guests can also dine at the on-site restaurant and get help from the 24-hour front desk.

The main drawing card to this accommodation is its location. Situated in the heart of Guatapé, guests can explore the colorful Guatape town, eat delicious street food, or admire the Our Lady of Carmen Church.

Guests are also able to enjoy a range of activities, such as fishing, hiking, and horse riding. You can also rent a motorbike and explore the beautiful La Cazuela waterfall.

11. Hotel Santa Maria de las Aguas Peñol

Lastly, one of the best hotels to stay at in Guatapé is Hotel Santa Maria de las Aguas Peñol.

This 4-star hotel is located 5km from Piedra de Peñol and boasts stunning views of the mountain. When you stay you aren't short of choices on room types, either! Whether you want a garden view, a lake view, or a mountain view room, there is something for everyone.

An American breakfast is served daily and guests can dine at the on-site restaurant serving international and Latin American dishes. Vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free options can also be requested.

Some of the best things to do in and around this hotel include relaxing in the hammam, playing table tennis and darts, or going for a hike.

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: Each option listed ticks all the boxes for location, price, and value for money to have a comfortable stay in Guatape.
  • My Experience: I only choose hotels that offer the best for your money. I stayed at Lake View Hostel mentioned on this list above during my visit to Guatape.
  • Top Reviews: The hotels on this list have earned a high customer rating across booking sites such as Expedia,, and I constantly check my recommendations and update them.
  • Local Insights: I speak and gather recommendations from other travelers who mention accommodation options based on location, staff, affordability, and nearby activities.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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I'm Olly, a full-time traveler since 2018. Each accommodation option in this guide is handpicked by me. Read my travel review ethics statement.

Alternative Option: Take a Day Trip from Medellín Instead

Of course, it is possible to visit Guatapé on a day trip from Medellín instead. Actually, this is the most common option, since there is a convenient tour available on GetYourGuide that includes return transport, as well as:

  • Breakfast
  • Climb the giant rock (El Peñol)
  • Boat ride on Peñol-Guatapé Dam
  • Guided tour of the tiny town of Guatapé
  • Lunch

This is great value and much, much cheaper than booking a return taxi!

Guatapé colorfull streets

FAQ About Staying in Guatape

Should You Stay in Guatapé?

Guatapé is a beautiful region with so much to offer. I spent over a week in Guatapé exploring the region and discovering all the hidden gems. If you're short on time, then spending at least 2 nights in Guatapé should allow you to visit the main sites like Piedra del Peñol and explore the scenic town.

Can I find budget-friendly places in Guatapé?

Yes! Hostels like Bacoa and Lake View offer excellent value. Even some hotels have affordable rooms with basic amenities.

Are there any unique accommodation options in Guatapé?

Definitely! Consider Bosko's stylish glamping pods!

When is the best time to visit Guatapé?

For the best mix of pleasant weather and fewer crowds, aim for the shoulder seasons (April-May) and cooler months (September-October).

And that's a wrap for this up-to-date Guatapé hotel guide.

Before you head off, make sure to check out some of my other guides below.

  • Medellín Travel Guide: Discover fun activities and top highlights in Medellín
  • San Andrés Island: Guide to Colombia's best Caribbean Island
  • Minca Travel Guide: Discover incredible hikes, beautiful fincas, epic jungle waterfalls, and all-around relaxing vibes.
  • Things to do in Guatapé: Travel to Colombia's most scenic Antioquian town, known for its vibrant streets, traditional street art, and the famous Piedra del Peñol.
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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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