Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ivy is an Australian and American-owned hostel. As experienced backpackers ourselves, we strive to incorporate the characteristics that we find so important in hostels while avoiding all of those obvious don'ts. Here you will find a chill yet sociable environment in a converted mansion with all of the creature comforts of home. Looking for an amazing included breakfast? You'll find it here. TV room with Netflix? Yep. Bar? Yep. We’re not a party hostel, but you can find good times, forge new friendships in the bar or in one of our common areas, and then bank some solid sleep once the party is over. If you are like many of our guests, you will find yourself becoming part of the Ivy family and extending your stay with us! The hostel is located in a clean and comfortable 9-bedroom, 7-bathroom mansion, including 3 private rooms and 6 dorms varying in size from 3 to 8 beds. Hostel features include:

- Free breakfast for all guests (eggs cooked to your style, fruits, toast and spreads, unlimited juice & coffee)
- HOT showers
- Solid 30mb wifi connection throughout the house to keep tinder swiping
- Well-stocked kitchen with everything you need to whip up that award-winning souffle
- TV room with cable AND Netflix, with what is likely the most comfortable couch in Medellin (affectionately named “Harvey”). Just try to pry yourself up once you get settled in!
- Open back terrace with hammock and retractable awning for those rainy dayzzz
- Fully stocked bar, daily happy hour and home of our house drink, the Poison Ivy ;)
- Free use of our 2 guest computers
- Laundry services
- Lockers for securing your valuables
- Free on-site parking (including secured parking for motorcycles behind a locked gate)
- Gas grill to BBQ up a storm over a few cold ones
- Friendly and helpful staff to assist you with tours and transportation (and info on whatever else you may be looking for in Medellin or on your travels through Central & South America)
- Free mediocre quality banta / laughs at reception, and nominal charge for high quality version of the same

What “don'ts” will you not find at Ivy (that we've experienced elsewhere)? Blaring music/sleep deprivation until 3 am, annoying “nickle and dime” charges to print boarding passes, rude staff, list of 200 strict rules to follow (you are adults, afterall), having to make up your own bed in the dark when you arrive at midnight (we do that for you before you arrive), cramped bathroom stalls requiring pretzel-twisting yoga maneuvers to pull up your drawers, etc.

Ivy Hostel is located in a safe, leafy suburb outside of the hectic party district, but with convenient access to everything the city has to offer. This is why we can offer you a great nights sleep, while the party district is only a 5-minute cab ride and the price of a late night slice of pizza away. Ivy offers excellent access to Medellin's metro system; only a 5-10 minute (and relatively flat) walk to the nearby Aguacatala station will propel you throughout the city to many of the tourist hot spots and local neighborhoods. We’re a 5-minute walk to 2 major grocery stores (one of which is open 24-hours) and 2 major shopping malls, and a 10-minute walk to the EAFIT University language center - the largest in the city (offering 2- and 4-week programs). Additionally, we have convenient access to the growing yet still authentically Colombian sector of Envigado either by foot, taxi, or bus. And if you happen to stay with us over the weekend, don't forget to take advantage of a “ciclovía,” in which the south-bound lanes of the beautiful Avenida Poblado (located almost next to the hostel) are blocked off to traffic and filled with walkers, joggers, bikers, and the occasional rollerblader. This occurs on most Sundays and “puentes” (one of the numerous Colombian holidays that fall on a Monday).

Ivy Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.
Payment methods: cash, credit cards and debit cards. (Please add 5% for payment by card). Property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 13:00 PM.
Check out 11:00 AM.

Reception 24 Hours
Early checkout can be organized
No pets
No under 18 years old
Taxes not included - 19% IVA para los Colombianos
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2019
    I had a great time and extended my stay. It had a very social atmosphere and was easy to mingle.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Apr 2019
    Great stay. Good location and very friendly staff
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    12 Mar 2019
    Great location, next to mall, atm, grocery store, metro. Staff is sweet and always willing to help. Clean space, big bathrooms
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Feb 2019
    We had a really fantastic stay at ivy hostel. The private rooms are great. We had two different bookings due to a trip to Guatapé. The balcony room was great for chilling on in the evening. The private room with the en suite was great, clean and had its own tv. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially Victoria. It was my partner’s birthday and they helped us celebrate with a beer with a candle and Alejandra organised a birthday cake - we were really touched. Would recommend!!!!
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 May 2019
    Only thing is its not as close to night life and food which is fine but i was wanting more food close by. But great staff, I enjoyed the breakfast too
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Apr 2019
    Excellent hostel overall, very nice common areas and back patio, good kitchen, calm neighborhood with plenty of banks and grocery stores. The staff (esp. Victoria, Guillermo, and Alejandra) were superb. Wifi could be a bit spotty, but was decently fast when functioning. Thanks for a great welcome to Medellin!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2019
    Very interesting hostel. Best staff I've had in a long time. Victoria in particular made our stay excellent. Had private rooms which were good value and spacious. Bar area could do with some work as it felt a bit lacklustre. Showers hot and breakfast was spot on. You can really use this as a base for other parties as it is quiet but we enjoyed that aspect. The staff let you do your own thing as long as you aren't acting inappropriately which we liked. Would definitely stay again.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Mar 2019
    Clean and comfortable room we didn’t need to use the fan at all. Bathroom always clean. Staff were great on reception and gave us some excellent recommendations for dinner/bars in El Poblado. Good shopping centre 5min walk with good shops/food court. The metro is about 15mins walk I would say. My only lower rating would be the location is a bit in the middle of nowhere. Uber was fine about 10mins I think to El Poblado bars/restaurants but I would probably stay closer to El Poblado next time.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    28 Apr 2019
    The only thing I didn't like about this hostel was the location. You have to take a cab or walk quite far to get anywhere worth going. Though there is a huge, nice mall nearby, but it's quite expensive. Otherwise, the place is great.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    17 Mar 2019
    There are BEDBUGS in multiple rooms - lots of guests complained of bites - it hasn't been fixed. I got them after my bed was changed - the washing machines don't have hot water so just spread them. I paid 110,000 for laundry, taxis and insecticides but despite the other staff being great the manager refused to refund more than 40,000. Ivy hostel - please get professionals to sort it out and re-assess how you handle when people get bitten. This could be the death of an otherwise great hostel!
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe