Hostels in Medellin, Colombia, for Solo Travelers, Couples, and Groups

Hostels in Medellin, Colombia, for Solo Travelers, Couples, and Groups Medellin, Colombia
There's no doubt about it, Medellin is one of the hot spots for travelers these days. In addition to big improvements in public safety, Medellin has witnessed a huge surge in urban development projects, including Colombia's first metro system and cable cars to service poorer neighborhoods located high on the mountain sides. There is an abundance of parks, libraries, museums and public spaces with many cultural events taking place. Many travelers also enjoy visiting the surrounding villages, where life is simple and landscapes and nature reserves are wonderful. Medellin has now become one of the 'it' cities in the world, with tons of tourists visiting and foreigners settling and retiring here. Beautiful mountains, warm weather, friendly locals, and a vibrant culture are just a few of the reasons why you should visit Medellin.
How much do hostels in Medellin cost?
Average Dorm Price $10 ($5 to $19)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $28 ($11 to $68)
Dorm Bed: $8.36
Private Room: $15.68
Overall Rating: 88%
The Black Sheep Hostel has been running for more than ten years by its lovely owner from New Zealand. The hostel is located in the best area of Medellin, only an eight minutes walk from the Metro Station Poblado and less than ten minutes to a major shopping center, with one of the largest supermarkets in the city and the top University for studying Spanish, EAFIT. In addition, they are only a ten to fifteen minutes walk to the Zona Rosa, where you will find plenty of bars and restaurants. Among the facilities that the Black Sheep Hostel offers are a great TV room, a nice balcony to sit out on and relax, a new terrace with hammocks and a lot of space to enjoy the view and a large kitchen with all the modern appliances and cheap beer on sale. Free computers can be used by all guests and a fast free WIFI is available in all areas of the hostel. The Black Sheep Hostel has invested a lot to provide the best internet access for their guests with a fiber optic line direct to the hostel and three separate Internet Service Providers. The owner has many years of experience travelling in Colombia as well as South America and can offer all types of advice. There is also a Spanish school onsite where you can take private lessons. The friendly staff can help you book Pablo Escobar tours, a free walking tour, a visit to a local brewery as well as paragliding and trips to neighboring highlights like Guatape, Santa Fe de Antioquia and Rio Claro. Single, twin and double private rooms ensuite or with shared bathrooms are available as well as dorms of 4, 6, 8, and 12 beds.

Transversal 5A #45-133 Patio Bonito , Medellin, Colombia,

Social and very comfortable

Dorm Bed: $11.75
Private Room: $14.60
Overall Rating: 94%
Enjoy a stay at the German and Colombian run Sugar Cane Hostel. Located in a neighborhood of Medellin called El Poblado, the Sugar Cane Hostel is just a few minutes away from the metro station poblado and a short walk to an enormous supermarket, the Parque Lleras, the EAFIT University and the Zona Rosa where you will find all kinds of clubs, bars and restaurants. The establishment has a nice and relaxed atmosphere, clean bathrooms and very large beds. Join the Sunday night BBQ to eat chicken, steaks and sausages as well as a wide range of home made salads while meeting other travellers from around the world. At this property you will have the choice between twin and double private rooms with shared bathrooms and mixed dorms of 4, 6 and 8 beds. You can also enjoy a free breakfast, free WiFi, towels included, security lockers, a book exchange, a washing machine, a tours and travel desk, an outdoor terrace, and self catering facilities if you stay at the Sugar Cane Hostel.

Calle 12 # 43 E-17 Manila-Poblado , Medellin, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $9.00
Private Room: $18.00
Overall Rating: 90%
Found in Aguacatala, outside of the hectic Parque Lleras area, in a leafy suburb of El Poblado, Medellin, Ivy Hostel is centrally located, just 5 minutes walk from the metro and Universidad EAFIT, a large 24-hour supermarket, two major shopping malls and the main bus route on Avenida Poblado. Walking to Parque Lleras will take you through Medellin's 'Milla de Oro' (Golden Mile) which is El Poblado's thriving business hub and shopping district, as well as the home to a myriad of trendy bars and eateries. Once there, you will soon realise that the Ivy Hostel is a home away from home, well equipped with all of the necessary comforts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The Ivy Hostel offers a delicious complimentary breakfast that consists of eggs cooked to your style, fresh fruit, toast with an assortment of spreads, a variety of fruit juices, and coffee. They have a strong WiFi throughout the hostel available to all guests and free use of the computers in the reception area. All of your devices should be kept happy and there should be no excuse to not stay in touch with your loved ones back home. They also have a television room with a smart TV, access to Netflix and a very comfortable couch. Out back in the terrace area, Ivy's custom built bar is fully stocked with hand-selected artisanal and national beers and wines from all parts of the globe. The Ivy Hostel is not a party hostel but they do encourage guests to interact in a friendly environment as connecting with people, international and local alike, is the essence of travelling. For that, they have plenty of social areas, but also quiet ones for when you feel like relaxing and curling up with a good book! When it comes to things to do and places to see during your stay in Medellin, just ask the frontdesk! They can provide you all the necessary information to have an amazing stay in Medellin. The owners who have travelled extensively in Colombia, Central and South America are more than happy to offer advice and/or help create a travel itinerary for you when you decide to leave Medellin for further adventures. Stay in a twin private room with shared bathroom, a double private room ensuite or a mixed dorms of 4, 6 or 8 beds.

Carrera 44 # 10 Sur - 4 Barrio la Aguacatala, El Poblado , Medellin, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $16.13
Private Room: $33.76
Overall Rating: 100%
Hostel Rango Boutique is a new boutique hostel on Calle 8 in Medellin. The city is in the heart of Colombia, which makes it a great base for exploring the country including nearby Guatape, the Cocora Valley and Colombia's coffee regions. Medellin's location also makes it a perfect stopping point in between Bogota and Cartagena and the Caribbean coast. The airport has great connecting flights to Bogota, Cali, San Andres, the Pacific coast as well as surrounding countries. Located one minute from Parque Lleras, in the popular Poblado neighbourhood of central Medellin, well known for its nightlife and restaurants, Hostel Rango Boutique is a favorite for travelers to stay in Medellin. Enjoy fresh bread and eggs for your daily free breakfast, take advantage of the powerful WiFi to work remotely in the open work space, or bring your friends over for dinner and cocktails in the restaurant. They offer dorm rooms of either 4 or 6 beds as well as private twin and double rooms. Fast wifi is available throughout the building, from the downstairs bar to the rooftop. Each room is equipped with a TV, HDMI, mini fridge, landline, plenty of power sockets and super comfortable beds. In each dorm room, the beds are equipped with individual reading lights, 2 plug sockets and personal lockers. Every room is designed with natural principles in mind, championing the nature and design of Colombia, making good use of natural light and local materials.

Calle 8 N° 42 - 25 , Medellin, Colombia,

Highly Recommended!

Dorm Bed: COP29,000.00
Private Room: COP40,000.00
Overall Rating: 86%
The Palm Tree Hostel is the first backpacker hostel that opened in Medellin in July, 2001 by Colombian owners, and remains a top travellers choice thanks to its great facilities. Indeed, the Palm Tree Hostel has maintained a steady record over the years as a popular backpackers' haunt. Located only three blocks away from the Suramericana Metro Station and the Zona Rosa with its cheap restaurants, bars and massive supermarket, Palm Tree Hostel offers the most authentic cultural experience in Medellin. The hostel's services include a free breakfast with coffee, cereal, yogurt, eggs and toasts, free WiFi, security lockers, a fully-equipped shared kitchen with everything you need to cook your own meals, free bag storage, a TV room with 100 channels and DVDs, a book exchange and a laundry service. Dormitories of 6 and 8 beds and private twin, double and triple rooms come with comfortable mattresses, two pillows, a towel and all the linens you need. The Palm Tree Hostel's warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere makes it a real travellers' favourite in Medellin. They also have hammocks where you can relax, hot showers 24/7, planned hostel activities, a BBQ area, a backyard, common areas, and a 24 hour reception, which can give you excellent tourist information, or help you book your next hostels and activities in Colombia for example.

Carrera 67 N 48 D-63, Barrio Suramericana , Medellin, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: COP35,000.00
Private Room: COP36,666.67
Overall Rating: 87%
The Pitstop Guesthouse is an idyllic retreat with private rooms and hotel like facilities at hostel prices. Located in a tranquil and secure neighbourhood of Medellin's entertainment district, El Poblado, the Pitstop offers guests privacy, home comforts, and peaceful surroundings. The Pitstop welcomes short- and long-term guests who are seeking the perfect place to explore Colombia's majestic second city, nestled in the lush Andes valley of Aburra. The Guesthouse provides all the convenience and amenities of a hotel in an intimate, relaxed, villa environment. Guests can enjoy the large outdoor area which includes an ample swimming pool, hammocks, steam room, pool/games room, and basketball court. There are also shared kitchen facilities, a spacious and comfortable TV room, speedy and efficient wifi, and private parking. Guests may also come and go as they please with 24-hour reception facilities, where friendly and English-speaking staff can also arrange for guests to go on a wide range of tours in and around the city. With over ten years of experience in tourism in Medellin, the Pitstop is an ideal base for anyone looking to combine work, relaxation and travel in the City of Eternal Spring.

Cra 43e, No 5 -110, Patio Bonito Poblado , Medellin, Colombia,
Dorm Bed: $7.29
Private Room: $15.61
Overall Rating: 79%
Bambu Glamping City House is a fabulous countryside house surrounded by lots of trees, many kinds of birds and squirrels. They are located in la Zona Rosa of Medellin, just a few minutes walk of the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs of the city. It is also close enough to main avenues, providing easy access to public transportation so that you easily move around the city. Bambu Glamping City House has a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms with hot water 24 hour, a TV room with Netflix, free WIFI, towels included, airport transfers, security lockers, bike rentals and laundry facilities available to all guests. The dorms have 6 or 8 beds and provides each guest with his own reading light, security locker and electricity plug. The private bedrooms are amazing tents equipped with a double bed, flat screen TV located in their spacious garden.

Calle 6 # 32 - 164 , Medellin, Colombia,
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