• Rooms

    Affordable rooms for individuals, groups, families and teams! Stay a day, week or months!

  • Good

    At International House

  • Meet locals

    in our Colombian restaurant. Local and international dishes and plenty of healthy options.

  • Sports Areas

    Running track, basketball courts, tennis courts, and outdoor weights — free!

Property Information:

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

Our newly renovated hostel features dorm rooms, private rooms, and a full kitchen on each floor. Along with our central location adjacent to one of the largest sports recreation areas in Medellin; adding up to more value than any other 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 Medellin’s hostels is that we've always got something going on. Whether it's a hostel dinner, movies on the rooftop, a bowling tournament down the block, you can get your night in Medellin started with us.

One of our most popular extras are fully equipped kitchens - we're the only hostel in the city with a 4 kitchens that include 6 refrigerators and two BBQs. Other amenities that make us the #1 choice in Medellin are:

  • only three or four beds per dorm, with real mattresses (no foam stuff)
  • one 10-bed dorm room if you come with a large group and want to be together
  • free lockers with power points inside for secure electronics-charging. (just bring your own lock)
  • free wifi
  • free day-storage of luggage after check-out
  • free washing powder for use in our laundry
  • free breakfast starting February 1, 2015
Check in criteria:

We welcome guests from everywhere outside of Medellin. 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. 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 Medellin 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 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 hostel also has 'something going on every night', like walking tours, free drinks and tickets to local matches.

A central location 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.

  • No curfew

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 linen and towels
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fully equipped guest kitchen

International House and Hostel Medellin is a five-year-old American owned and run hostel located in a beautiful residential neighborhood of Medellin. Since opening in 2009, we have shot to the top position on Trip Advisor. 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 kithcen 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 Medellin. Spanish and Salsa classes can be found within 10-minutes walking.

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 neigbouring highlights like Guatape, Santa Fe de Antioquia and Rio Claro.

Best of all were a very friendly, homely hostel owned and operated by a traveller like you.