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The 8 Best Hostels in El Poblado, Medellin

Hostels in Medellin

Updated on 04/08/2024

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Looking for the best accommodation in El Poblado on a budget? Here you have some of the best hostels in El Poblado, this exclusive zone of the spring city of Medellin-Colombia.

I recently visited Medellin to know the current offer of high-quality accommodation for international travelers in El Poblado. If you don’t know, El Poblado is the 14th of the 16 ‘comunas’ or districts in Medellin – the most exclusive one.

The following list is organized by neighborhoods so that you can choose your hostel depending on your needs and itinerary.

Hostels in Manila, El Poblado

Manila is a prestigious neighborhood delimited by the Regional Avenue and the Carrera 43 A from west to east, and the Street 10th and Street 14th from south to north.

Before being a neighborhood, it actually was a vacation house from a well-known family! And from being strictly residential, it developed into a mixed neighborhood with many businesses but conserving its traditional architecture. You can find restaurants, hostels, minimarkets, hair salons, among other shops, all guarded by a police station.

Los Patios Hostel


Carrera 43 e # 11-40
Hostel Type: Boutique Hostel
Capacity: 180 beds
Room types: Private rooms and Dorms
Highlights: Themed design / Rooftops / Open co-working zones / Gym / Wellness and sport activities / Organic garden
Services: 24/7 Front desk / Co-work / Bars / Café / Tour agency / Spanish school / Free bicycle ride / Locker & storage room / Boarding pass printing.

Prizes: Hostel World 2020: Best Large Hostel Worldwide / Best Solo Male Hostel / HostelWorld 2019: Best Hostel in South America / Best Hostel in Colombia / 1st Most Popular Hostel in Medellin / 3rd Place Worldwide – Best Hostel for Solo Male Travelers / 10th Place Worldwide – Best Medium Hostel

Los Patios is a unique upscale hostel located in the nightlife district of Medellin. It has 2 buildings designed and equipped to provide an unforgettable experience to adventurers, backpackers, solo travelers, and digital nomads. The design screams comfort, luxury, and culture.

One of the highlights of Los Patios is its facilities for co-working, varied, flexible, modern, and fully equipped for all kinds of workers.

Last but not least, the many leisure activities offered – such as art exhibitions, gastronomic nights, workshops, rooftop bars- create a multicultural environment for better experiencing the city.

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The Sugar Cane Hostel-Terrace


Calle 12 # 43E-17
Hostel Type: Party/Cultural Hostel
Capacity: 26 beds
Room types: Dorms / 2 Private rooms / 1 Private twin room
Highlights: Rooftop / Common areas / Hammock zone / Sunday BBQ / Tours
Services: 24/7 Front desk / Laundry / Travel advice / Tours / Free Wi-Fi / Free breakfast
Prizes: Tripadvisor / HostelWorld 1st Most Popular Hostels Medellin 2020 /

Colombo-German hostel The Sugar Cane is a great place to rest and make friends. It is in Zona Rosa, a few minutes away from Lleras Park and the Poblado metro station.

You will find a nice and relaxed environment where you can interact with other guests and enjoy cold beers at night.

There are a dining room and a kitchen from 7:00 to 22:00 and other zones for leisure including the rooftop and the hammock zone. The best part is that around you will find the best restaurants, bars, and clubs in the city.

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Hostels in Patio Bonito, El Poblado

South of Manila is the neighborhood called Patio Bonito. It also goes from Regional Avenue to the Carrera 43A and between the Transversal 6 to the north and the Street 4 South.

This zone of the city, formerly intended for recreation and work, has had different transformations that make it today an area for residential and commercial use. Various educational institutions belong to this zone, along with residential complexes, offices, more restaurants, more shops, and of course, more hostels.

Medellín Vibes Hostel


Carrera 47 # 7-60
Hostel Type: Rest and relaxation
Capacity: 52 beds
Room types: 6 Dorms and 14 Private rooms
Highlights: Bar lounge / Swimming pool / Game and reading zone / Common kitchen
Services: 24/7 Front desk / Bilingual staff / Laundry / Breakfast included / Restaurant / Travel advice / Wi-Fi

Medellín Vibes Hostel stands out for its style, decoration, services, and customer support. It is less than 5 minutes from the Poblado metro station.

It is not only for the foreign traveler but also for the business executive, thanks to the comfort of its rooms. All of them have a private bathroom and the highest quality linens, besides everything necessary for comfort and rest.

The swimming pool next to the bar is the area meant for great experiences around food and fun. Travelers interested in shopping, touring the city by bike or public transportation, doing cultural circuits, or simply interested in sharing with new friends the culture of Medellín are welcome. All in the hostel definitely gives good vibes.

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Hostels in El Poblado-Provenza, El Poblado

El Poblado neighborhood is the center and cradle of the El Poblado district. Some call it Poblado Centro to make a distinction.

It extends from El Poblado Avenue (Carrera 43 A) to the Carrera 32 D, and from the streams La Poblada (to the north) and La Presidenta (to the south). However, it is commonly subdivided into two sectors or so-called neighborhoods: Provenza and Lleras.

It is the proper definition of a Pueblo: church, school, journal, radio station, notary, bank, supermarket, parks, streams, drugstores, restaurants, hotels, and more services found. But it is known for one thing – the party. Most of the bars and nightclubs are found here, one for every taste.

Hostel Rango Boutique


Calle 8 # 42-25
Hostel Type: Boutique and Cultural Hostel
Capacity: 64 guests. Currently, there is a capacity for 35 guests due to the Secretariat of Health’s regulations for biosafety.
Room types: 5 private Double Deluxe, 3 private Twins (2 single beds), 1 suite, 2 dorms for 4 people with WC, 1 dorm for 4 people with shared WC, 1 female dorm for 4 people with shared WC, 1 dorm for 6 people with WC, 2 dorms for 6 people with shared WC.

Highlights: Restaurant / Bar / 2 Rooftops / Swimming pool / Fitness area / Co-Working Area / Yoga / Salsa class / Live Music / Bakery / Cheese and Wine Tasting.

Services: 24/7 Reception / Multilingual staff / Buffet breakfast included / Laundry / Free Wi-Fi / Hot showers / 24/7 Free coffee, water, and tea station / Tour information / Airport shuttle.

Prizes: HostelWorld Superb 9.7 / Winner Guest Review Awards 2018 / Guest Review 9.3 / TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2018 5.0.

It is found in Zona Rosa, 3 blocks from Lleras Park, 5 blocks from Provenza, 5 minutes from El Poblado metro station, 10 minutes from Southern Bus Terminal, 10 minutes from the local EOH Airport, 30 minutes from the JMC International Airport.

Rango Hostel is a boutique hostel in Medellin whose purpose is to offer the most comfortable hostel experience. And they do that by combining the comfort of a hotel with the social dynamics of a hostel.

Their rooms highlight the beauty of the floral ecosystem and the urban culture of Medellin. Each one has a unique décor and the furniture is either vintage or handmade by artisans of the Retiro region.

Everything is sourced locally, from the décor to the bread served for breakfast. Besides, thanks to the cultural experiences offered, guests of Rango can expect to know Colombia’s past, present, and try to make part of Colombia’s future.

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Selina Hostel


Carrera 32D # 9-17
Hostel Type: Cultural Hostel
Capacity: around 100 beds
Room types: Standard room / Standard double / Standard quadruple / Studio apartment / Apartment / Suite / Dorms from 6 to 20 beds (1 exclusive for women)
Highlights: Cowork / Live music / Recording studio / Bar / Wellness area / Yoga classes / Movie room / Library / Common kitchen
Services: Free Wi-Fi / Tours / Social events /  Restaurant Bar / Airport shuttle / Pets allowed

Selina is a well-known hotel chain that focuses on offering meaningful experiences. Its facilities decorated with local art and eye-catching murals give life to your stay while being in the ideal area for leisure in Medellin.

You will find a balcony to do yoga, a coffee space where you can try the traditional Colombian cuisine, and a recording studio! Also, your work needs are not left apart. That’s why Selina offers a coworking space equipped with shared desks and meeting rooms, and there are always networking sessions or workshops in the program.

But if you’re looking for a whole cultural experience, the activities and workshops offered daily will have you covered. Last, you can end your day sharing with other travelers in the bar with live music and dancing to the Dj set.

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Hostels in La Florida, El Poblado

On the southern border of El Poblado neighborhood is La Florida neighborhood. It is located between La Presidenta park and 1st Street, and El Poblado Avenue (Carrera 43 A) and the Transversal Inferior.

This was also a primarily residential zone – derived from a Finca, where different entrepreneurs began to establish their businesses as time passed by. So now there are mainly residential complexes surrounded by green zones, health centers, malls, restaurants, and hostels. The Dann Carlton Hotel Medellin is in this neighborhood too.

Casa Kiwi Hostel


Carrera 36 # 7-10
Hostel Type: Rest and relaxation
Capacity:  over 50 beds
Room types: Dorms and Private rooms (around 15 rooms in total)
Highlights: Rooftop terrace / Pool / Open-air hammock area / TV Room / BBQ / Bar / Pool table
Services: 24h Front desk / Free Wi-Fi / Tour information / Laundry / Room cleaning / Guest kitchen with free coffee and tea

Located in a privileged zone of Medellin, just two blocks from the Zona Rosa, Casa Kiwi Hostel is among the top choices in hostels in the city.

Around it, you will find some of the best restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops in the El Poblado. And the Poblado Metro station is within walking distance.

With over 15 years of tradition, this lodge offers varied spaces for comfort and entertainment. For instance, the rooftop, small swimming pool, the relaxing hammock zone, TV room with satellite TV, two BBQ zones, and the bar on the first floor with occasional local band shows will make your experience more enjoyable.

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La Playa Hostel & Rooftop


Carrera 35 # 7-69
Hostel Type: Party Hostel
Room types: Dorms for 4, 5, or 8 guests / Private rooms for groups of 2, 3, or 4 guests
Highlights: Rooftop bar / Common kitchen
Services: 24h Front desk / Multilingual staff / Wi-Fi and PC /  Housekeeping & Laundry / Transportation / Pets friendly / Parking near hotel

La Playa Hostel & Rooftop is a place for travelers that love a stay full of fun. In a dynamic neighborhood of Medellin, this hostel boasts a calm and contemporary ambiance with all you need for comfort and smiling staff.

The colorful rooms and the mixed dorms have a nautical theme and have lockers, fans, and shared or private bathrooms. The common area is perfect for watching TV, sharing around food, and doing karaoke.

But the favorite place in La Playa is the rooftop bar where you can enjoy happy hours, a DJ set, and know people from all over the world. After staying here, you’ll want to return.

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Bambú Glamping Ecolodge


Calle 6 # 32-164
Hostel Type: Boutique Eco-lodge
Room types: Double rooms / Dorms with 4 beds
Highlights: BBQ zone / Lounge room / Patio with Bar / Shared kitchen
Services: 24h Front desk / Tour desk / Free Wi-Fi / Room service / Coffee & tea / Airport shuttle / Pet friendly

Bambú Glamping Ecolodge is a different type of hostel that will charm you. It is 8 km (5 mi) from downtown Medellin and 3 km (2 mi) from the Olaya Herrera Airport.

Although it is located in Medellin’s Zona Rosa, close to the best shopping and nightlife area, at this place you will feel the comfort and calmness of the country. It emanates a young and wholesome spirit and boasts exclusive – and inclusive, spaces for entertainment and wellness.

Here you will find three types of accommodation: private and shared rooms, and glampings (bamboo tents) for all the tastes. And the offer of a lush green zone and common areas for social and cultural activities is like the icing on the cake.

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