Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 7€ – 14€ per night. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Medellin Tax: Be aware that there is a 19% Value Added Tax in Medellin.
However: As a non-resident tourist, you should not have to pay this when staying at hostels. Show your passport at check in and remind the staff not to charge you.
Update: The Black Pine Hostel (previously #3) closed its doors for good. It is no longer possible to book this hostel. Below you find our now out-dated description of Black Pine Hostel.
Old #3: Black Pine Hostel
Last but not least we welcome you to the cosy Black Pine Hostel that has an enticing cafe right next door.
This quaint building is located in a quiet residential area and has a real homely feel to it.
It’s a lovely choice for solo travellers seeking social time and the rooms really help kick-start conversation.
Dorms come with 5, 6 or 7 beds and they are all curtain free.
Each bed comes with a socket and linen and the basic, yet comfortable design will encourage you to spend more time in the common areas.
Make new friends in the outdoor areas or grab a coffee in the open planned cafe.
Psst! On Fridays happy hour at the cafe is from 5-7pm and it’s 2 for 1 on national beers.
There is a basic breakfast included every morning and a fully fitted kitchen for those looking to cook up a storm in the evening.
The staff here has been described as sweet – much like the cakes for sale next door!
A couple of other perks:
Reception is open 24/7
Check out is at 13:00 – how unusual is that?!
The nearest metro is a 10-minute walk, with the Pablado area – including nightlife and restaurants just 15-minutes away. One of the best location to stay in Medellín for backpackers.
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