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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
"Black Sheep Hostel Medellin is perhaps the most well-known hostel in Medellín and with just cause. Comfortable beds, excellent communal spaces, organized events, and friendly staff all contribute to
"…5 bathrooms. We are located 3 blocks from Parque Lleras in El Poblado, the best area of Medellin. Just a few meters away you'll find a very complete mini market, an ATM machine, coffee shops, baker
Casa del Sol Hostel
"…- 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, tran
Laureles El Nogal
"Vica hostel 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 t
"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...
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 vibr
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 hoste
"…If the guest arrived at dawn and claims his/her room immediately , this would count as your first night. However, SOPHIA 'S HOSTEL may have some flexibility for incoming guests before the stipulated
"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 on
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 Hostel
"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 pla
Hostal Poblado Park
"Hostel Poblado Park is a hostel with infinite potential whose facilities range from excellent to slightly below par. The Location Located two blocks from Parque Poblado, Hostel Poblado Park is
"Couldnt ask for much more! - I stayed at the Geo for a total of three days during a recent stay in Colombia. The staff was INCREDIBLE, from the front desk team, to the cleaning crew/house staff not only keeping the place in immaculate cleanliness, but also cooking breakfast for us, I was extremely happy. They offer towels to rent, and hot water is not an issue. Place was more of a "quiet" type of hostel, but plenty of places to party nearby....
Lleras Park Hostel
"…2 Double beds. Air conditioning. Private bathroom. Television. Private dresser with lock. Note: When making a reservation for a private room online, be aware that our rates for the Private Rooms
Secret Buddha Hostel
"…Please UNDERSTAND since it is a gastro retreat THE KITCHEN IS NOT AVAILABLE TO GUESTS for COOKING since it is a proffesional kitchen with very high tech costly utensils. We have a unique living ro
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...
"Arcadia Hostel is a smaller hostel located up the hill at the top of El Poblado. While it is a short walk from the main action, it is on a nice quieter street in the safest neighbourhood of the city
Buddha Hostel Medellin
"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
"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 ba
"… 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:...
International House Medellin
"International House Medellin is a hostel with excellent facilities and amenities in an upscale and safe area of Medellín. Slightly better organization could go a long way in terms of improving the ambiance and assist with small daily issues that arise. The Location International House is located in the Belen area of Medellín, very close to the busy zone of Laureles. It's in a quiet, green, residential neighborhood and across the street...
Hostal La Finca Culturas Unidas
"…Check in from 14.00 to 23.00 Check out before 12.00 Breakfast not included Taxes included We have baggage storage available If you would like to bring your pet, make sure to contact us first
Grand Hostel Medellin
"Few hostels in Medellín can compete with Grand Hostel Medellin and the warm welcome from the owner of the hostel, who immediately makes you feel like you are at home here. The Location Located in Patio Bonito, Grand Hostel is in a quite residential neighbourhood of Medellín. In spite of this, the main touristy area of El Poblado is only a ten-minute walk up Calle 10, where can be found the best nightlife and variety of international...
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: 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 notice Payment upon arrival by cash only Check in from 11.00 to 19.00 Check out...
Buddha Hostel Medellin
"…Our hospitality is our natural signature to make the Buddha your home!Book cheap Hostels in Medellin - stay at Buddha Hostel Medellin in Medellin, Colombia!Breakfast Included - Buddha Hostels is ins
Sophia's House Hostel
"…Our goal is to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible, and if your stay was not up to satisfaction please tell us as we are always looking for ways to improve. We rely on our guests satisfa
Bambu Glamping City House
"Bambu Glamping City House is an oasis of calm, tucked away from main roads, traffic, and noise! There is a great backyard with tables and benches, trees, hammocks and two glamorous tents. The check-in process was the easiest we have experienced in Colombia, which is always welcome after a long bus journey. The Location Located in El Poblado, an upmarket area of Medellín, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars within walking...
Paisa City Hostel
"… Home Center, among others. Traditional markets like the squares of fruits, handicrafts, etc. are located in the district as well. Thanks to the sports center Atanacio Girardot (Stadium) on the other side of the street we have: * GYM Outdoor * tracks to make any kind of sport * Swimming pools with olympic size everything is totally free and many other outdoor activities are reached easily. The hostel is close - but still in a quiet...
"… with a nice Balcony view. For the outsiders, we offer unique trekking walks to Natural Reserves and countryside views, also we got first hand info of best parties happening in Medellin for the experience to be amazing! Galeria property Polices & Conditions: Check in starts at 01:00 to 23:00 . Check out time is 11:00 11:00 am if he has not checked in, you will be charged an additional night. Cancellation policy: 24 h before...
Hostal Lleras Calle 8 Medellin
"…We are committed to quality and continuous improvement, excellence in service, comfort, convenience and safety for our customers, providing a friendly, flexible and personalized service. Hostal L
La Presidenta Hostel
"…Check in time start at 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 Payment upon arrival by cash. Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival. Breakfast not included. General No curfew."
Zen Hostel Medellín
"…We are nearby of suramerican subway and buses. Included commune areas, kitchen, living room, bathroom , minimarket, and high speed wifi. Zen Property Medellín Police & Conditions: Che
"… metro station. It is located in the heart of one of the most attractive districts of Medellín, surrounded by bars, clubs and restaurants. We offer wide bedrooms with individual lockers to save personal belongings. Dorm-style rooms have tile floors and shared bathroom. Panela Medellín private rooms have an en suite with a bath or shower. Panela Hostel Policies and Conditions. Check in from 14:00 Check out before 12:00...
Sophias House Hostel
"… meeting places, music, dances and other events home to Colombia. A quiet, tranquil neighborhood, 3 blocks from a public gym where you can exercises for free. close to MALL MEDITERRANEO where you can find food ATM. hostel is located near 1 supermarket and three mini markets. Nearby parks have courts to those interested in playing, soccer, and basketball. Easy access to City Metro system, (Nearest Metro Station FLORESTA ) and bus routes to...
Hostal Lleras Suite
"…Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes not included - 16% Breakfast not included - 5000 COP per person per day. General: Reception 24 hours No curfew. No pets allo
The Garden of Blues Hostal
"…7 km from Pueblito Paisa. Olaya Herrera Airport is 3 km away.El Poblado is a great choice for travellers interested in Nightlife, Food and Culture. The Garden of Blues Hostal has 5 rooms. The ro
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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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