We Offer Quality Service

As the TripAdvisor best hostel in Medellín (of hostels in business at least a year), we provide what are customers want. Comfortable beds, guaranteed HOT high-pressure SHOWERS 24/7, the best WIFI (FAST and STABLE) of any top hostel in Colombia, spacious common areas with wonderful views of Medellín, tight security, privacy when you want it, and COMMUNITY when you want it. We are proud to be one of the best hostels in Medellín!

Renovation

Our newly renovated hostel features shared rooms, dorm rooms, private rooms, and a huge, community kitchen – a fully equpped industrial / restaurant kitchen on our rooftop terrace. Along with our central location adjacent to one of the largest sports recreation areas in Medellín; adding up to more value than any other backpacker hostel in the city. Our top-rated hostel has heaps of hang out space, with an expansive rooftop lounge, 30-seat big-screen TV area, and large kitchen and dining areas. But what really sets us apart from the rest of Medellín’s best hostels is that we’ve always got something going on. Whether it’s a group hostel dinner, movies on the rooftop, a bowling tournament down the block, you can get your night in Medellín started with us.

This video was taken prior to our complete remodel this year, some things have changed.

The Amenities that make us the best hostel in Medellín are:

International House and Hostel Medellín is a seven-year-old American owned and run hostel located in a beautiful residential neighborhood of Medellín. Since opening in 2009, we have shot to the top position on TripAdvisor. We welcome guests from all parts of the world.

At check in, all guests must present a valid passport.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.  Parents with young children must contact the hostel prior to booking. Please note that we try our best to keep people traveling together in the same shared room. However, sometimes due to availability and/or booking patterns, we may not be able to do so. If you have a special request concerning this, please email the hostel directly.

Our guests say International House Medellín is ‘very clean, super friendly, and very welcoming’, with a ‘perfect price and quality combination’,  ‘helpful and down-to-earth staff who really make this place the best hostel in Medellín’

Among the amenities we offer are a comfortable lounge room with Direct HDTV and a nice balcony to sit out on and relax. We have a large kitchen with all the modern appliances and cheap beer on sale.

Only a 5 minute walk from a large supermarket, and the top university for studying spanish (UPB).  The local Zona Rosa is just a short walk away and has many discos, bars, clubs, and restaurants.  Directly in front of our building is one of the largest, most-visited sports/recreation complexes in Medellín. Plus, we are only a ten to fifteen minute cab ride to El Poblado and Parque Lleras. ($4USD taxi, less when you share the cost!)

One Hostelworld review said the hostel is ideal whether you want to ‘sit back and relax, party, meet new people, or spend some time on your own’. The backpacker hostel also has ‘something going on every night’, like walking tours, language exchange, salsa dancing, and group trips to local soccer/football matches.

We are centrally located with quick access to public transportation, including the metro, buses, and taxis.

Only 5 Minutes (three blocks) walking distance to a major shopping center, Unicentro. Two blocks from the Exito supermarket and produce store.

Directly in front of the building is one of the largest, most-visited sports/recreation complexes in Medellín

While you are out exploring the city during the day, our housekeeping staff makes the daily rounds in order to have the place squeaky clean and comfy when you return each evening.

  • Free linens and towels
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Fully equipped guest kitchen
  • No curfew

Enjoy & Remember Great Times With Us.

“We had the best time in Medellin and Joel went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Great hosts, great neighborhood, and easy access to all of Medellin. Highly recommend. ”

Katherine, August 2015

Testimonials

“Joel es un tipazo! Todo estuvo en orden, tal cual descrita en su publicación, no hubo problema de nada. Todo organizado, fuimos un grupo de 14 personas y nos sentimos a gusto con el lugar, la tienda de abajo perfecto. Recomendado.”

John, August 2015

“Fantastic place. It’s in a great location with an easy walk to the city. The view from the roof is gorgeous. Wonderful host and staff. Kitchens on every level and plenty of bathrooms. You won’t regret staying here :)”

Robyn