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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
"Palm Tree Hostal claims to be the first hostel in Medellín, yet it couldn't be criticised for being dated. Sure, the hostel has a bit of a retro feel, but this creates a character that the newer hostels elsewhere in the city can't match. The Location Only a five-minute walk from the Suramericana metro station, Palm Tree Hostal is within touching distance of all the major landmarks of the city. Literally facing the hostel is a huge Exito...
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...
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." … "… Airport take a taxi, book transfer, or take the bus to downtown Medellín and...
Casa del Sol Hostel
"… a ping pong table, cable TV and Playsation 2, board games and cards - A Movie Room with a lot of DVDs - A 24h kitchen with everything what you need - 2 open air spaces where you can smoke drink a beer or a fine liquor - Free Colombian coffee and tea between 7:30am – 10:30am - 2 computers with internet and WIFI all over the house - Library with international literature in Spanish and book exchange for everybody. - We make BBQ in...
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...
"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!" … "… our favorite sight-seeing attractions and exact directions from the metro. * Tickets also available for purchase at the front desk for the...
Sunshine Hostel Medellin
"Sunshine Hostel Medellin is a stoner's haven located a stone's throw away from the main tourist area of El Poblado. The laid-back vibe and friendly staff contribute to a comfortable stay in this vibrant city. The Location Located just off the main road running through El Poblado, Sunshine Hostel is a five-minute walk away from the main bars and restaurants in this touristy area. A similar distance away in the opposite direction is the...
Yellow House Hostel
Barrio La Floresta
"Yellow House Hostel is a basic, "bed-for-the-night" hostel located in a reasonably safe but out-of-the-way part of town. The Location Situated in La Floresta, the hostel is strangely located and a little bit out of the way from the main sights. This being said, the metro station (Floresta) is only two blocks away and will transport you to all the main areas of interest in around twenty minutes. If you are in Medellin for the nightlife,...
"Samán Hostel is a small and basic hostel in the heart of El Poblado. It is located on the third floor of a residential neighbourhood that is safe to walk around at night. The Location The hostel is located on Calle 10, and is in the heart of the Medellin Gringo nightlife scene. Within a five-minute walk of the front door are numerous restaurants catering for all tastes. The closest metro station is a fifteen-minute walk away. Rooms...
"Waypoint Hostel is everything that you want from a Medellín hostel -- it's clean, modern, and new with spacious communal areas and even a pool. The Location The location of the hostel is the only sticking point -- while it is only two blocks from the Aguacatala Metro Station, it is in a quiet barrio with not much in walking distance. This in some ways is a good thing. The area is safe and quiet in the evenings, guaranteeing you a good...
Hostel Casa Blanca
"Hostel Casa Blanca is a budget hostel in a quieter neighbourhood of Medellín. In an area of tough competition, the hostel is middle of the road in terms of facilities, which reflect the lower-end price. The Location Located a ten-minute walk from the main tourist spot of El Poblado, and a five-minute walk to a giant Exito supermarket, the hostel is well located. Just up the hill close to Park Lleras, you will find a whole host of bars...
Happy Buddha Boutique Hostal
"Happy Buddha Boutique Hostal is a modern, custom-built hostel in the heart of El Poblado. Incredible attention to detail has been given to the decor that is modern and trendy, creating a pleasant place to hang out while you join the queue to get in the inadequate pair of showers that are intended to service the whole hostel. The Location The hostel is located in the heart of El Poblado, a district full of hostels, restaurants, and bars....
Hostal Poblado Park
"Hostal POBLADO PARK counts with 8 rooms,shared rooms and private room. 24 hours reception,game room,room whith cable tv ,storage for bags, 24 hours security, free wi-fi internet,barbeque,hammocks,free local phone calls,fully equipped kitchen, free colombian coffe , linens and towels incluided, warm showers,laundry service, big balconies and livings ,garden for enjoy and relax. travel agency." … "… and other saved details from...
"… our guests the possibility of keeping in touch with the outside world. 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...
Lleras Park Hostel
"… 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 traveller or not. TRAVELER (Private Double) 1 Double bed (maximum occupancy...
Secret Buddha Hostel
"The Buddha is a Boutique Hostel at regular rates, split in 2 levels in a 700m exotic garden lot w/ retro-asian design & unique architecture. We offer dormitories & private suites with brand new orthopedic matresses, new beds and bathrooms.We have unique living room with chases and a 42' HD LCD flat screen, DVD, Play Station 3, games/movies/books. There is a large island kitchen & home cooked meals where East meets West are cooked fresh...
The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel
"The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel is a small but intimate hostel in a vibrant part of Medellín. Its location creates its own niche in the market and allows you to see another, more authentic side to Medellín that most backpackers often miss. The Location While most hostels in Medellín are centred around Gringotown that is El Poblado, The Wandering Paisa is down a side road close to the football stadium. Along this road are found...
Lake View Hostel
"Lake View hostel is a cosy, homey-type hostel where you will be greeted by the owners with a smile. It will easily serve as a comfortable base to explore the beautiful scenery of Guatape. The Location The town of Guatape is tiny and can be crossed on foot in about ten minutes. For this reason the location of your hostel is not a major priority. The hostel is located just over the bridge, and as the name suggests, there are excellent...
"… five. 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...
La Casa Colombiana
"… exchange,we created LA CASA COLOMBIANA for travelers who want to visit new beautiful and different places beside the “gringo tour”in medellin. We'll help you to get in the “paisa” culture, language, night live and outdoor activities. furthermore we have to offer to you: Organic agriculture Spanish school International cooking courses Orientation about what to do in Santa Elena, Medellin and Colombia.(free) A relaxed atmosphere for...
"… 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).....
Calle 10 Hostel
"Calle 10 Hostel, as the name suggests, is located on one of the principal roads of Medellín. This location has more negative elements than positives, and in comparison with the multitude of competition in the local area, unfortunately the hostel comes up lacking in a number of departments. The Location The location in some ways is excellent -- it's five minutes' walk from the Exito Supermarket, five minutes' walk to the metro station,...
Urban Buddha Hostel
"Urban Buddha Hostel is a quirky, vibrant hostel unusually located in one of the richer neighbourhoods of Medellín. The communal areas provide a perfect area for you to make new friends and be social while the cool decor and laid-back vibe mean you can easily kick back relax too if you so wish. The Location Located in the middle-class neighbourhood of Laureles, Urban Buddha is well away from the tourist drags of El Poblado. As the only...
"Only the location prevents a 5-star rating - That really sums it up. The staff is great, really helpful and nice. The interior of the hostel is honestly the nicest I have ever seen, I believe. The bathroom (there a male and female bathroom) is great, though I could imagine that it might be too little if the hostel was packed. There is a really nice bar, and the kitchen is awesome. They charge too much for the laundry service, but you can...
"… 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:...
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...
Grand Hostel Medellin
"Grand Hostel Medellin offers the most authentic cultural experience in Medellín, travelers can enjoy a safe and comfortable place. We are located in the luxurious neighborhood in the Poblado Patio Bonito. Extra COP12.000 for full laundry machine service. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 24h before the arrival Method ofpayment upon arrival: Cash only CheckIn time: any time CheckOut time: any time Breakfast not included Taxes...
Eco Hostel Medellin Permaculture
"… natural energy solutions, positive initiatives, 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: come and learn how to grow your own organic food, bike ride, horse ride, bungee jumping, trapiche and more!Please note:Cancellation policy: 48h advance noticePayment upon arrival by cash onlyCheck...
"… - Colombia Charter Security Open 24 Hours Service We care to your pet Outputs Toursaureles Pontificia Bolivariana, Unicentro and Rosa area of Avenue 33.Many cultural centers enrich the city, such as the Pablo Tobón Uribe Theatre (1967), the Modern Art Museum (1978), and the Metropolitan Theatre (1987). In 2000 the traditional Museum of Antioquia had a second official opening, in which it featured many works of...
Buddha Hostel Medellin
"… rates, split in 2 levels in a 700m exotic garden lot w/ retro-asian design & unique architecture. We offer dormitories & private suites with brand new orthopedic matresses, new beds and bathrooms.We have unique living room with chases and a 42" HD LCD flat screen, DVD, Play Station 3,games/ movies/ books. There is a large island kitchen & home cooked meals where East meets West are cooked fresh daily. Our hospitality is...
Sophia's House Hostel
"… neighborhood, ideally located with many bus routes and Metro System at very within walking distance. The hostel has spacious common areas, BBQ area and hammocks, comfortable and strong furniture, many windows and balconies overlooking the mountains, guest kitchen, and a quiet family atmosphere that we pursue. Very near the hostel you can find restaurants & cafes, bars, supermarkets, drugstores, department stores, casinos, spas,...
"… Hostel! We are a homely and private Hostel with a familiar and ecologic touch, and a artistic mix of a bar, restaurant, store and hostel, you will have benefits if you stay with us in all of our products and services. With only 13 beds, you will get to meet many new people and enjoy your stay in Medellin! If you need any help throughout your stay, please contact us! Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before the...
Hostal El Hangar
"Hostal El Hangar is an economic space created to supply the needs of tourists and first point of entry or exit of the city of Medellin. We offer a complete information for our guest and great location in the city of eternal spring. Our Hostal is near the International Airport! Please note : Cancellation Policy : 3 days advance notice. Only Cash , credit and debit cards payment accepted on arrival. Flexible Check-in time...
"… away from all bars and restaurants from 'El Poblado'. Here you can enjoy the comfort of a hotel at the price of a hostel. We have a large and diverse offer of accommodation suited for budget-wise travelers until private suits from people looking for more space and more intimacy. We have 2 dorms and 2 private rooms and everybody can enjoy of our swimming pool during sunny days. We have spacious, design, comfortable common rooms...
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...
"Medellin Hostel is a small, family-run hostel located in a typically Colombian neighbourhood of Medellín. The Location Located near the football stadium, Medellin Hostel is two blocks away from the metro station Estadio and so is ideally positioned to allow you to get around the city. The Setenta (Carrera 70) is a main thoroughfare on this road that is lively at the weekends with many bars and restaurants. This area is a more...
"… 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...
"… walk, offers cafes, liquor stores, small bars and nightclubs -The 70 5 minute bus or taxi - 20 minutes 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,...
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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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