Mi Refugio | Established Campground

Colombia

WARNING: THIS PLACE IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED!

Details

Verified:
12 months ago
Altitude:
2168.3 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Really great place. Camp site with small cabins and parking. Diana and Santiago quit their jobs and moved from Bogotá in summer 2017 to start this spot. Really nice couple and nice spot 3 blocks from the main plaza. Weak wifi. Room for 3 or 4 vehicles. 18000 pesos pp for camping in vehicle (20000 if you plug in) and 40000 pesos pp for the cabins. Pets only allowed in the parking area.

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petit camping très agréable tenu par Diana très à l'écoute. place pour un ou deux camping car, le reste elle loue des petites habitation s rigolotes. très propre. wifi rapide, eau chaude. eau. 200000 par personne

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We paid 40.000 COP for parking our RV without electricity. Showaer was warm, Wifi OK.
But we came in on a Friday. At night there were a lot of sounds and noise: the farmers truck's came in for the market on Saturday and in addition the chicken & cocks ... 🙃

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Super cute town and cute place WiFi works well if your in the middle of the property. Try to park as far away from the chickens as you can. Super noisy

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Hot showers, very minimal spots for cars to park. 3 camper vans max? Wifi is weak. You have to pay each night in advance. Close to the town.

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Nice place for camper parking. Super friendly host. A peculiar hostel with some “cabins” and parking for few vehicles. Quiet and calm (if don’t bother roosters singing at 4 am :-) Basic and clean bathrooms. Hot water. 3 toilets and 3 showers. We were practically the only guests, paid 20k pp (expected lower price since the low season). In peak season bathrooms might be insufficient (about 20 people in cabins plus campers)

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We really enjoyed our time here. We stayed 2 nights, Saturday and Sunday. Very friendly and courteous family. We parked in a nice spot that wasn't level but we slept just fine. Clean toilets, HOT water, good WiFi, and quiet hours from 10:00pm to 6:00am, except the roosters. This place is perfectly located, too. From here, we walked 1 block to the Saturday market (don't miss it!), about 3-4 blocks to Plaza Mayor and all the restaurants there, and 2 blocks to the trailhead for the Mirador. Chilly at nights and warm during the days, we liked it and recommend. We paid $20,000 COP per person per night.

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The place is ok. The owner is a little bit special, lot of drinking and loud music also at night. The area is fine, warn showers, clean facilities and close to the town.

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Such a wonderful place with a very kind family. They’ve created a very unique, comfortable camp spot in the town. We planned to stay one night, but ended up staying three. The bathrooms and showers are great; very clean with lovely hot showers!
We paid 18cop pp/pn.

The communal area is comfortable and the WiFi was ok (not the fastest but we were able to complete everything we needed and do a few downloads).

You’re also within a few minutes walk (literally) to the Plaza Mayor, a great French bakery and some nice cafes / restaurants.

As one of the previous comments said, there can be a little noise at night, but for us this was just the chickens!

We actually tried a hostel parking (which was full), and the Zona de camping (but they wanted to charge us pp & for the car!) which we weren’t ok with, so we came here instead.

Would definitely recommend this place for any overlanders in Villa de Leyva.

Also, there’s no height limitation as with some of the other spots in town, so this place is good for big rigs too.

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Very close to historic center, hot showers, reliable wifi. 18k/person, plus 5k if you want to plug in (i.e. 2 people in a campervan w/electric hook-up is 41,000 per night). Could be noisy at night: during our 2-night stay, owner's employee played music kind of loudly from 4pm until 10pm, after telling us how quiet and "tranquilo" the campground was. At 10pm, when I asked owner, (Santiago) if they could turn down the volume a bit (which had become progressively louder as the evening wore on), he kindly obliged. The next day, an employee (who is actually very friendly) got extremely drunk resulting in him stumbling around and yelling incoherently at 11:30pm and ultimately rolling around and passing out on the grass. To their credit, owners Santiago and Diana were very friendly and nice and are trying to create an enjoyable atmosphere. We wish them well, however we decided to leave the following morning for a different campground nearby.

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Great wi fi, really hot shower without issues. Very quiet at night. Diana and Santiago had to leave for Bogotá but i enjoyed the conversation with Diana's father Marco upon a cup of tinto

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The water is hot. The make new showers. Very clean. You can get out bevor 8:00 when you tell it them the evening bevor. Very nice place. We stayed here 2 times . You can make laundry between 9000-16000 a load.

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Very friendly people. The difficulty for me was that I could not get out of the gate before 8am. Clean bathrooms

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First time campsite on our trip that charged 18,000 per person AND said there was an "additional cost" to put water in our water tank (2000 pesos/gallon) so it would have been 40,000 to fill our 20 gal tank. Other reviews didn't mention this, and they had to think very long and hard before telling me this price, so we're guessing they are finding new ways to make money. Guess we shouldn't have been surprised by the same people who wanted to charge for a four year old. Showers are not hot, just annoyingly warm. Otherwise, place is clean. We only stayed in Villa Leyva for two nights, but if we were there longer, we would have stayed in one of the campsites outside of town, which seem like better value.

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best spot in villa de leyva. we checked out a bunch but this was the best. super nice couple and right in town.

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We also loved this place. Went here to stay a night or two and we ended up staying a week with this beautiful family. Diana and Santiago made sure we were always confortable, gave us privacy when we wanted and also were good friends when we wanted to chat about life. We loved the town, the campground and our days here. They have hot showers, great wifi, water and electricity. We miss them already!

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We loved this place. Santiago and Diana are great hosts. It was expensive with the extra for electric, wifi, and we got charged for our 4 yo which we are not used to. But there was also a lovely playhouse with tons of toys and our child was free to use everything. The first rainy night we shared our meal in Santiagos kitchen. There is a awesome clay tennis court two blocks away, the Sunday market a block away, great hiking to the Christ statue also a couple blocks away. Santiago also provided us with a fire in their fire pit replete with marshmallow for all the kids among the 3 families that were here together. Note about electric showers, if you just turn the knob a wee bit, you get wonderful scalding hot water...keep inching it open slowly and it goes to warm then cool. Bathrooms were spotless !

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Medium at best, and expensive for what you get. I know it's a more expensive little city, but still... We arrived, gates were closed and locked, we rang the bell, hung out for 20 min, no one came. We walked around for 45 min, and came back to police writing our license plates down, but open gates and a place to park.Showers are electric shower heads that work just OK. Parking area is small, and a bit uneven. Slept well, just nothing special especially at the price. 20,000pp bargained down to 18,000pp.

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The road is finished and open. We stayed here 3 weeks in October 2017 and left as the road in front of Mi Refugio started being improved. It is a great place with hot showers, decent WiFi, the best location, and wonderful hosts (Diana, Santiago, and little Lucia). At one point there were 4 rigs with space to pack in a couple more. Tent camping is allowed and there is an onsite laundry machine for an additional charge. We paid 18,000 per person per night w/o electricity.

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We tried to get here and the road is blocked still, pretty disappointing

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work road in all street.
not accecible by car.

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Loved it here. Diana and Santiago go out of their way to make you welcome. Lovely little cabañas, pretty gardens & a huge fire-pit for hanging-out & socialising. Unbeatable central location. Good hot showers. Parking space for 4 large overlanding vehicles. Price 18,000 pppn or 20000 pppn if you plug-in to use electric. Please come stay here to support this lovely family establishing their new business.

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Santiago and Diana are such friendly and kind people! You're made to feel very welcome here, they have space for 2 or 3 small campers. Hot showers, wifi and a brilliant location. 20mil COP pp per night. They bring you fresh coffee each morning as well, reccomended!

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It is a good Place for visiting Villa Leyva.

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Oh yeah, they charged us $20,000 pp

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Were meet by Santiaga & Diana, very friendly and full of question about our journey. They have about 10 little cabanas and 4 spots to park overlanders. They have everything you need, even hot showers. They can prepare meals for you if you ask, but town and many restaurants are 2 blocks away.

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A small campground basically 5 minutes walk from the main plaza and 2 minutes to the Saturday market. Our 7 meters long van fit perfectly and there was room for another one easily. Now with wifi and hot shower.

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New campsite in the town. Very friendly owners but new in the business. They have little cabins for 40000 pppn, enough space to park your car. We didnt stay but we had shower & laundry there. 2000 pp for cold shower & 6000 per load with your own detergent.

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Camp site with small cabins and parking. Diana and Santiago quit their jobs and moved from Bogotá two months ago to start this spot. Really nice couple and nice spot 3 blocks from the main plaza. They plan to put wifi soon. Room for 3 or 4 vehicles. 15000 pesos pp for camping in vehicle and 40000 pesos pp for the cabins.

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