Parklife Hostel Popayan: Who we are


ParkLife Hostel Popayan was opened in May 2011 by a Spanish and Romanian couple, named Borja & Luiza. Afterward in Febrary 2012 an Irishman with the name of Kieran joined them in the quest to make a nice, homely and cozy hostel in Popayan.
Owners of ParkLife

Luiza, Kieran and Borja

Why Popayan?


Popayan is a beautiful example of colonial city.It is situated close to other important Colombian tourist destination such as Cali, San Agustin or Salento. The White City, as it is called has been declared one of the Colombian national marvels due to its splendid beauty. The Easter week religious festival is famous world wide as is it’s gastronomy festival. Moreover it can serve as a good base to visit Tierradentro, Silvia, Puracé, San Agustín or Coconuco.

Prizes and reviews of ParkLife Hostel Popayan


Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

We are proud recipients of three prizes of “Certificate of Excellence” from Tripadvisor every year since we opened, and a Best Staff Awards of HostelBookers in February 2012.As I read in certain place, you will like more or less this kind of awards, but when you win them, it makes you happy.

We are part of Hostelbookers, Hostelworld and Tripadvisor:

Lovely property in Popayan on the park with good facilities and value for money.

There are lots of information regarding trips, sights and food in and around Popayan. If you want to visit Popayan thats the place to be. Would stay there again – Highly recommend it.

This is probably the best place to stay in Popayan. Perfect location in the middle of Popayan. A friendly vibe and a good place to meet other travellers.

Parklife Hostel: Facilities


ParkLife Hostel @ Popayan is located in a beautiful colonial buiding facing the main square. As described in the Lonely Planet 2012 edition: ” You’d be hard pressed to find a hostel with a better location than Parklife – it’s attached to the cathedral wall. The house has plenty of its original style; there are wood  floors, chandeliers and antique furniture. It’s an atmospheric place – you can hear the church choir from the communal atrium. The front rooms have superb views over Parque Caldas”.

As travellers we as well know the importance of facilities in making your life easier and your trip cheaper. So we have a fully equiped communal kitchen, book exchange, free wifi, free luggage storage, tourist information about Popayan, the sorounding area and Colombia, laundry service, cold beers, snacks, music and movies exchange, quiet and relax atmosfere, movie room with more than 400 movies, light and spacious common areas, etc.