The video is not very recent but still gives a good impression. In fact, things have only improved. Rooms 8, 9 and 10 are not in this video.

Located in a traditional coffee-region house that has been converted into a tasteful, comfortable hostel, just one block from the central town square. It offers an ideal starting point for the trek to the Cocora Valley or a visit to a coffee farm. With a maximum of 25 guests there’s a calm, intimate feel to the hostel.



Room 1

Is the dormitory. 8 people can sleep in 3 bunk beds and 2 singles. Each guest gets a lockable drawer.
25.000 COP per person (30.000 COP for one night stay).
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Room 2

A basic double room with shared bathroom. There's a built-in cupboard for your belongings.
65.000 COP
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Room 3

A spacious room with a double bed and shared bathroom. There's a little desk in case you need to work.
70.000 COP
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Room 4

A double room with a small private bathroom.
80.000 COP
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Room 5

A spacious room with 2 single beds and shared bathroom.
70.000 COP
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Room 6

A spacious room with 3 single beds with a bathroom just around the corner.
85.000 COP or 70.000 COP for 2 persons
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Room 7

A spacious corner room with a double bed, a private bathroom and a beautiful view of the sunset.
90.000 COP
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Room 8

A beautiful studio in the garden with a double bed, private bathroom and a living.
120.000 COP
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Rooms 9 or 10

A small room with a single bed and private bathroom. It has no window, but is well ventilated and has natural light from the ceiling in the bathroom.
60.000 COP
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  • It’s a beautiful place in an authentic ‘paisa’ house, just one block from the town square.
  • 24 hour front desk, english speaking staff.
  • Free coffee and tea, pepper, salt and oil in our 2 well equipped kitchens.
  • Free wifi.
  • Plenty of showers and bathrooms, the showers have good pressure and are steaming hot.
  • We can arrange private transport.
  • You can leave your luggage in the hostel after check-out.
  • Our beds are very comfy, with white linen, a duvet and an extra blanket.
  • Dushi, our house cat, is super fluffy and will (most probably, but not always, after all it’s a cat), comfort you when you feel lonely and far away from home.
  • There’s a lush garden and a patio with hammocks.
  • We try to keep everything as clean as possible.
  • Upon arrival you will be handed an introduction brochure with all the info you can possibly need: How to get to the Cocora Valley ( including the route description of a beautiful 5 hour walk through the cloud forest), how to visit a Coffee Farm, how to go horseback riding or mountain biking, how to get to your next destination, where to get the best food and more.


Salento is mostly reached by bus from


From the bus terminal every half an hour starting at 6:00 until 20:00.
Duration: 1 hour.


From the bus terminal every hour starting at 5:40 until 18:40.
Duration: 1 hour.


Flota Occidental offers transportation every day at 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00, from the bus terminal. Duration: Up to 9 hours.

The bus passes by the hostel. Normally it stops at the local hospital and Tralala is the white / orange building on the corner straight across the hospital.
Check the map here!
We can arrange airport pick-ups from Armenia (110.000 COP) and Pereira (140.000 COP).



Overall rating: 'Superb' (9.3/10)

'Great cosy hostel with very helpfull staff.'
'I really liked the nice atmosphere.'


Overall rating: 'Excellent' (8.9/10)

'Best value private rooms in a perfect location close to the square.'
'Its a beautiful house in the center of Salento.'


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, fast wi-fi and there is even rubber-boot rental for muddy treks. It's welcoming, spotlessly clean and well organized.'

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


Kolumbien Reisekompass (German guidebook)

'Ein Block vom Parque Principal (auf der Seite der Busstation). Der holländische Besitzer hat die Fensterläden 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 Hängematten 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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