Joel has lived and worked in Italy, Israel, Japan, and Cuba, and now 7 years in Colombia, and can offer a lot of advice about Medellín. Lately, Joel has been exploring his new found passion for cooking Colombian BBQ on the roof top terrace of his hostel.

We can help you book either of two Pablo Escobar tours, a free walking tour, a visit to a local brewery as well as paragliding and trips to neighboring villages like Guatape, Santa Fe de Antioquia, and Rio Claro.

Best of all we are a friendly, homely hostel owned and operated by a traveler like you.

Affordable accommodations in Medellín for groups or individuals.

Amenities Include

  • Steam room
  • Rooftop kitchen and bbq area
  • Washer / dryer
  • 14 bathrooms
  • Sliding dome covered rooftop
  • 360 degree view of Medellín
  • Access to swimming pools (there is a charge of $3-4 USD per day per person)
  • Access to tennis, soccer, basketball (there may be a charge and you may need a court reservation)
  • Free aerobics and yoga classes

Spanish classes near International House

UPB Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana has an expanding language center run by Gustavo Jaramillo Cardona(, (57-4)-354-4564). They have 14 levels of spanish classes and offer group classes at 17,000 COP ( 9), semi-private 26,000 COP ($14) and private lessons 44,000 COP ($24).