CHECK IN CRITERIA
We welcome guests from everywhere outside of Medellín. At check in, all guests must present a valid passport. Anyone under 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 travelling together in the same room, be it private or shared accommodations. 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/quality compromise’ and ‘really helpful and down-to-earth’ staff who ‘really make this place’. One Hostelworld guest review claims: “the hostel is ideal whether you want to ‘sit back and relax, party, meet new people or spend some time on your own’. The hostel also has ‘something going on every night’, like walking tours, free drinks and tickets to local soccer matches, the stadium being 15 minutes away.”
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 as best hostel in Medellin. Only a 10-minute cab ride (or 20 min. bus ride) from the metro station Poblado and less than ten minutes walk to a major shopping center, one of the largest supermarkets in the city and the top university for studying spanish, UPB. Plus we are only a ten to fifteen minute cab ride to the Zona Rosa ($4USD taxi, less when you share the cost!), hundreds of bars and restaurants.
Among the facilities on offer are a great tv room with Directv HD 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.
The owner has lived and worked in Italy, Israel, Japan, and Cuba, and now 6 years in Colombia, and can offer a lot of advice about Medellín. Spanish and Salsa dancing classes can be found within 10-minutes walking.
We can help you book either two Pablo Escobar tours, a free walking tour, a visit to a local brewery, paragliding and trips to neigbouring highlights like Guatape, Santa Fe de Antioquia and Rio Claro.
Best of all were a very friendly, homely backpacker hostel owned and operated by a traveler like you.