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Medellín is Colombia's second-largest city; geographically located in the northwest of the country, it makes for much more than just a journey-breaker.
Medellín has left its bad reputation associated with the drug cartels behind. As home to Pablo Escobar, the country's most famous villain and leader of the Medellín drug cartel, Escobar was previously loved by his contemporaries. The next generation of Medellínos do not hold as much respect and Medellín has returned to a more peaceful place than when it was the battleground of the Cali and Medellín cartels. However, it is interesting to find out more about Escobar -- there are regular tours that bring tourists to his home, his grave, and to the house of his brother, Roberto. There is a cable car that can be taken up to a location where there are awesome views of Medellín's sprawling city.
Colombians are very passionate people and this passion is so evident at football matches. The team Atletico Nacional is the best-known team based in Medellín and there are matches regularly. Tourists regularly attend football games and Colombians embrace their interest in their teams.
When the sun sets, most people get ready for a night in the area Parque Lleras, an area of the city that most know as the Zona Rosa, where the youth come out to party all night long! Plenty of different restaurants, bars, and nightclubs give you places to drink an Aguila beer or for those planning a wild night, some shots of aguardiente.
Every December, Medellín prides itself on its Navidad, or Christmas celebration all over the city -- it is renowned as having the most vibrant display of neon holiday lights. The public transport in Medellín is very good with trains, buses, and cheap taxis. Most tours offer private buses, which collect guests from all the hostels. It is also very well serviced by the country's long distance buses with a modern bus station.
There are many hostels in Medellín, offering every service that backpackers seek. Many are conveniently located near the Zona Rosa area.
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Palm Tree Hostal
"Excellent! The people who run the hostel are very nice and kindly. - From far one of the best Hostels in Colombia. The people who run the hostel are very nice and kindly. They always give you directions and advices for everything you need. They also organize events and parties. The place is nice, you feel almost as home, and the dorms are very comfortable. the owners are nice and help you in everything you need." … "A lot nicer than...
Black Sheep Hostel Medellin
"Awesome place - One of the best places I've stayed in all Latin America! It really felt like a home more than a hostel,and the staff are always wiling to help you out with stuff, including booking flights, paragliding." … "Stayed here for two to three weeks. It's kinda the hostel "flavor of the month" in Medellin -- the other hostels were dead when I was there, but Black Sheep was pretty much full or close to full every night. Owner is...
"In our hostel we offer a warm and friendly atmosphere, great service, clean comfortable rooms, bathrooms and social areas, hot water, an open kitchen, free breakfast, free use of linens and towels, and free tourist information. For a small fee we offer internet service, laundry, terminal and airport transfers, snacks and beverages, and lockers." … "… Medellín and then take the metro to the Poblado station. Or From other...
"PitStop Hostel is a super hostel, especially if you enjoy partying -- this is what most people come to Medellin for. The Location The Irish-owned PitStop is located in Poblado, an affluent suburb of Medellin and it's reasonably quiet and safe. This area is within fifteen minutes' walk of Parque Lleras in the Zona Rosa, which offers fantastic nightlife with many bars and discotecas or restaurants to eat at during the afternoon. The...
Tiger Paw Hostel
"Clean, Comfortable, with an Ideal Location! - Come here if you want your fix of Sports on TV -- especially coverage from the USA. Also, choose the Tiger Paw if you value clean, clean, clean rooms -- daily maid service -- and enjoy quality accommodations. My choice when in Medellin!" … "… the metro without the hassle or long lines at the Metro station. * Computer with free internet usage in the common area and free WiFi with...
Sunshine Hostel Medellin
"A new hostel, located in poblado - the best part of the city,near a huge supermarket (Exito) and parque poblado. 5 min. from the metro station,and only 5 min from parque lleras,which is the main place for the city nightlife. dorms starting from 17,000, price for a private room - from 35,000.it's a big house and the back part has a cool chill out zone,hammocks,and hookah service.the kitchen is always open,the coffee is for free and don't...
Yellow House Hostel
Barrio La Floresta
"… bathroom)and a 6 beds dorm. Internet wi-fi in the rooms,hot shower and cable TV in privates ensuite. Breakfast included. We propose many activities inside and around the city as paragliding, visit of a coffee farm, horse riding, fishing...and all informations about medellin. We also organize lunch, dinner and barbecues . Free coffee 24 hours. Free internet and wi fi in the bedrooms. Laundry service. Kitchen and fridge available if...
"… beds. These include all the linen and towels. Our 3 bathrooms have hot water and great showers 24/7. We guarantee a clean and a peaceful atmosphere to our visitors. Besides, our guests have wireless access to Internet in every room. there is also a very nice living room with a big tv and a dvd, and a courtyard with hammocks. For smokers, Samán has a balcony. We have free coffee all day long, a fully eqquipt open kitchen and...
"… walk Rose zone by local tradition, selling handcrafts, bars foods and another funny places. -Medellin center 10 minutes by bus -Poblado -Rose Zone Street 20 minutes by bus or taxi -Nearest bus stop 50 meters -Integrated Metro Bus -Atanasio Girardot Sport Unit, with their own big fans -La FANFARRIA Theatre three blocks, social gatherings, snacks and liquor -EXITO LAURELES Department store 2 blocks -Store - grocery, 10 meters...
"Waypoint Hostel offers a self-catering kitchen which is fully equipped with everything you need to cook meals. There’s Wi-fi all around the house and a number of desktops to access to the internet. The Hostel also features a relaxing TV room with DVD player with comfortable puffs and couch. Other facilities include a great dining area, BBQ and hammock area next to our refreshing swimming pool. A Laundry service and lockers are also...
Hostel Casa Blanca
"… packers, athetics and people looking for a nice and quiet place to relax. Located in the best area of el poblado Patio Bonito, offers our visitors a quiet ambiance in a safe and beautiful neigborhood. the hostel has a big private parking area and lot of extras: Pro Billar Table, Spanish classes, lockers, Garage, a full equipped kitchen, big patio wth fruit trees, Plasma TV with 300 international channels, garden with open Bar-BQ...
Lleras Park Hostel
"… or not. OASIS (Private 2 double beds En-suite) 2 Double beds. Located on top floor for more privacy. Private bathroom. Price: $80.000 pesos for one double bed (1 to 2 people) $100.000 pesos for two double beds (3 to 4 people) NOTE: When making a reservation for a private room online, be aware that our rates for the Private Rooms are based on 2 and 4 person occupancies. You are paying for the double bed, whether you are a single...
Secret Buddha Hostel
"… lessons and even a ride with music and drinks)rnGuatape excursions (2nd largest rock in the world) you can climb it easily.rnPub crawls and salsa tours wiith lessons and much much more...rnrnrnOur GastronomyrnrnIn addition to all the things we offer in our Boutique Hostel in Medellin, our gastronomy is highly recognized. We do serve:rnrnBreakfast & Lunch Specials daily, as well as 2 type of dinner concepts:rnrn a) Our regular but...
The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel
"… and listen to the grooves on the nearby balcony. No Minors allowed in the hostel. 18+ age limit. Decorated with a bohemian theme that pays tribute to South American and Colombian culture, our hostel boasts some of the best services in town. With 4 dorms (no larger than 8 beds each) and 3 privates, every room in our hostel has its own unique country theme, each hand painted by local art students. In our rooms, we have the best...
Lake View Hostel
"… views, horseback riding to the monastery, climb La Piedra, trout and bass fishing, boat tours to Pablo Escobar's famous finca, excursions to tropical Rio Bizcocho and San Rafael, or simply stroll along the waterfront malecon and explore the colorful streets of this beautiful pueblo. There are wonderful photo-opportunities at every corner.Warm, friendly atmosphere within easy walking distance to everything, and one of the safest and...
"… The another Bedroom is a 2- person with a private bathroom the price is COP60k. Finally, we have the suite, a luxurious two-level room with a double bed, a sofa-bed, a marble bathtub for foam baths with aromatic candles, a separate shower and a private balcony. It caters to romantic couples, families or a big group of friends. Prices again range depending on the number of people (up to 7). For one it\'s COP85k and for each...
Calle 10 Hostel
"… Or, if you prefer to just hang out and to get to know a nice neighborhood in a beautiful city, we are right in the middle of El Poblado. We have accomodations from mixed dorms to private rooms with a private bath. We are a smaller hostel with room for about 25. We have accomodations from mixed dorms to private rooms with a private bath. We are a smaller hostel with room for about 25. If you prefer excellent international...
Urban Buddha Hostel
"… giant puffs facing a 42 HD LCD flatscreen with Direct TV 24hr, Playstation 3 and a DVD player with an extensive video library. For our adventure seeking friends if you wish to see Medellin from the sky you can do so in the most natural way there is to fly ; paragliding. Feel like having your feet closer to the Earth but wish to have a bit of a rush, then climb the second largest rock on the planet, horseback ride in la...
"… you, here you will find quiet, wide and confortable spaces where you can rest and enjoy. Hostel Antiguo has been built in a 60 years old renewed house with the classic old Medellín architecture, that gives the place a relaxed and elegant environment. Our Colombian staff is always ready to assist you and give you traveling support. We are located just three blocks from Parque Berrío Metro station, between Botero\'s sculptures...
"… a movie in our monster TV room! In our hostel we try to teach a little bit of green responsibility, we also provide the best directions not only for the city of Medellin, but for the whole country, knowing a little of every part of it! Tours to the west side of antioquia available (santa fe de antioquia, sopetran) We also provide free wifi service and Play Station 3 service in the TV room. In case of need, breakfast can be served...
Grand Hostel Medellin
"… place. We are located in the luxurious neighborhood in the Poblado Patio Bonito. Disponibilidad de pago de la lavandería, y de alquiler de coches, o de transporte desde las terminales Norte y Sur de transporte terrestre y de los dos aeropuertos en la ciudad, el Olaya Herrera (vuelos nacionales) y del Jose Maria Cordoba (nacionales e internacionales), Extra COP12.000 for full laundry machine service. Please note:...
Hostal Poblado Park
Calle 8 43 A 89, Medellín
Eco Hostel Medellin Permaculture
"… Close to Unicentro Commercial Centre...5 min walking , restaurants, and shops nearby. Transport to EAFIT University just afew steps away. Rooms are fully furnished Services: Wireless Internet available ! Washing clothes service, House cleaning , plus kitchen available are included in price. Dorm rooms from 10 US per night and 50 dollars per week. Private rooms from 20 dollars per day and 120 per week..(smaller and bigger).....
Hostal Poblado Park
"… the first floor we have a 24-hour reception, living room with sofas, computer, books, free Wi-Fi Internet and table games. A TV room with cable and home theatre. Breakfast is not included in your rates, but there are some meals available on request. Our rooms can be private or shared. Every guest has a private locker.The showers are in the corridor. Luggage storage free of charge for our guest and laundry service available...
"… The small number of occupants at Geo Hostel assure a personalized service allowing us to attend to your needs with immediacy and quality to our guests. At Geo Hostel we like to evoke the spirit of exploration of every traveler and for that reason we put all of our efforts in providing the necessary information so that our city can be discovered. Geo Hostel is born from a bicycle trip through South America where we...
"… of the city yet, surrounded by nature that lends the feeling of an oasis. Our guests are young people and adults who come to Medellin for business or pleasure, looking for premium accommodations that are comfortable, clean, quiet, with high class service, you can relax and enjoy Casa Ram surrounded by everything you need in the city, supermarkets, transportation, nightlife, restaurant and shopping centers. Please note:...
The Coffee House Hostel
"… in the city with free transportation arrangements to many popular areas around town. Free luggage storage and a fast and inexpensive laundry service are also available. Please note: Check-in time 13pm Check out time 12noon Cancellation Policy 3 day before arrival We accept accept cash, credit card on arrival We accept Pay Pal Breakfast is included. Taxed are included The front desk is regularly open from 6 AM to...
Hostal La Finca Culturas Unidas
"… have 2 dorms with a shared bathroom and 3 private rooms with private bathrooms, mostly renovated but still in a typical finca-style. We offer different options including meals, guided hikes, waterfall excursions, day trips to Santa Fé and much more. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h advance notice Payment upon arrival by cash only Check in from 14.00 to 23.00 Check out before 12.00 Breakfast not included Taxes...
Eco Hostel Medellin Permaculture
"… music, yoga, meditation, nutrition, eco-tours, cleaning zones and keeping alive the rural landscape, plus studies of a variety of green sustainable development alternatives. We also offer: bike ride, horse ride, bungee jumping, trapiche and more! Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice Payment upon arrival by cash only Check in from 11.00 to 19.00 Check out before 11.00 Breakfast included Taxes...
Carrera 67 A, Number 48 D- 86
International House and Hostel Medellin
Calle 32B No. 66C-06, Belen Malibu
Calle 32F Numero 74B -92
Paraworld Adventure Hostel
"Great - Great!" … "… offer many adventures throughout the mountains surrounding Medellin including; paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-trekking, canopy, rappelling and paintball. Our Paraworld adventure bus will get you there and back safely. So come join us and experience all that Medellin has to offer! Our peaceful, warm and welcoming hostel has two dorm room options from basic bunk beds with a public bathroom, to...
Casa Kiwi Hostel
"Casa Kiwi Hostel doesn't look like a hostel, but instead has the feel of a Balinese spa retreat. The decor in the soft-lit common areas is all dark wood and bamboo with paintings, ornaments, masks, artifacts, and water features -- little things that are missing from most other hostels. From personal experience, the staff are lovely, particularly receptionist Maria -- when we arrived after having been robbed on the bus, she personally took us...
Carrera 65, 48 - 144
HI - Medellin - Hotel Casa Dorada Hostel
A Hostelling International (HI) Hostel … Calle 50 47-25 Medellin Ant
Casa del Sol Hostel
"… literature in Spanish and book exchange for everybody. - We make BBQ in argentine/Colombian style when we share a nice afternoon with the travellers - Laundry service within one day! - Free local phone calls - Hot water in all the showers 24h a day - From the friendly staff you will get all the information what you need of the touristic and non touristic places of Medellin, transport information and they will help you solve all...
Laureles El Nogal
"… is located in a beautiful neighborhood of Medellín, two blocks between 80 avenue and 33 street this references are the most known routes where you can find entertainment places and easy transport everywhere,you also find supermarkets, bars, discotheques, commercial malls, cinemas and an university that teaches a lot of languages. Our hostel it's a very familiar, safe and calm place there you can enjoy BBQ zone, waterfall, rocking...
Studio Apartment Poblado
"… calls for free. It is only a few minutes walking from Pomona Supermarket, El Poblado and Lleras Parks. The complex is gated. There is also a pool and gym.24 hours security. We provide all the information you need about this city, as well as useful brochure in the apartment. We are 10 minutes far from all the main avenues, and we have excellent public transport nearby. Please note: Check in: 2 pm. Please advise us...
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Medellín Travel Tips & Suggestions
Medellin was awesome.
I was in Medellin, it was wonderful. So was the apartment.
Like everyone says, it is better if you know someone there. But everybody is also right about this being a beautiful city and very economic for visitors.
Medellin is a great city to check out for a few days. There is loads to do in and outside the city -- like daytrips to Guatape and Santa Fe de Antioquia. Also paragliding is cheap and great.
Wow. Medellin is fantastic. The people are very friendly and the city is so beautiful. I never expected to see something like that after seeing all the bad things you see on TV (if you know what I mean). It's better if you know somebody there.
This is the paradise.
Medellin has during December a lot of sightseeing. Try the national museum with the famous Botero collection. It is wise to travel through the city with a guide or a friend. Walking in the surrounding moutains is also a pleasure and you can see the city lying down below.
— Wolter Veltema (Netherlands)
Medellin is a great place to visit, but better if you know somebody there. I had friends to show me around. The food is great, women are beautiful, and the people friendly. However, there are definitely things to be cautious of, like any large city.
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