Hostels in Medellin, Colombia

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Get to know Medellin (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Medellin.

Guess what? Medellin is also named and spelled Medellín - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Parque Berrío, Medellín

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Medellin hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Medellin hostels RayJ

FAQ about Medellin Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Medellin. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Medellin. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Medellin costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Medellin with private rooms costs on average $41.
Hostelz.com shows all 68 Hostels in Medellin. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Nativo Hostel is the best hostel in Medellin for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 68 hostels in Medellin, Colombia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Medellin such as
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La Familia Hostal is the best rated hostel for partying in Medellin.

It offers: Bar.

Medellin Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Medellin, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
68 Total number of hostels
$13 Average dorm price
$41 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Medellin
Joseph el Paisa Hostel is the cheapest
23 Party hostels in Medellin
La Familia Hostal is the best rated
Most Medellin hostels are located in
El Poblado, Patio Bonito, Florida Nueva
6.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Itagui (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Sabaneta (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Guarne (14 Km / 8 mi.)
Girardota (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Caldas (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Rionegro (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Ebejico (24 Km / 15 mi.)

Travel Tips for Medellin - from the Community

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