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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

en IVY HOSTEL vas a encotrar una gran experiencia con diferentes culturas y un lugar lleno de alegria y ambiente familiar

el IVA del 19% no esta incluido en el valor, en el momento que un colombiano haga su reserva

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.4
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ivy is an Australian and American-owned hostel, one of few still open for business in Medellin throughout COVID-19. 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 a TV room with Netflix? Yep. Bar? Yep. While plenty of space to socially distance if you desire? 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:

- 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 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.

General:
Reception: Normally 24 Hours. Given COVID-19, no longer 24 hours so PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT YOUR ESTIMATED CHECK-IN TIME.
Early checkout can be organized
No pets
No under 18 years old
Taxes not included - 19% IVA para los Colombianos
Normally no curfew. Given COVID-19 Government-mandated restrictions, these need to be adhered to. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Apr 2022
    It’s a great place to stay in, staff is the best, they made you fell at home. It’s Nice, clean and calm as I was looking for. Thanks for everything!
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jan 2022
    Extremely clean, welcoming, and safe hostel. Location is a 5-10 minute walk to two upscale supermarkets and a gigantic, fancy mall. There’s also a economically priced mini market and good restaurant attached to the hostel. The front desk is extremely helpful, bilingual, and friendly. The area where all the bars are in Poblado are 20-30 minutes by walking, or a few minutes via a cheap bus ride or Uber. There’s a sweet outdoor gym 20 minutes away that’s free. The rooms get dark and are comfy.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Jan 2022
    Great location, its situated in Poblado but quiet enough to get a good sleep. Also fairly close to the mall. Staff was extremely helpful, went above and beyond.
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    18 Feb 2022
    Really friendly staff, always so helpful with figuring out anything you may need. There is a nice bar/restaurant in the back that has a great vibe where you can go to have a quick drink with fellow travellers. The front has a market that also has a great vibe to it during some nights of the week and where you can buy you essential needs or even any craving you may have.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    06 Jan 2022
    Good place to stay for a night or 2. WiFi isn't the best but price is. Hot water , soap, clean. There is a mall close so u can buy everything u need.
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    16 May 2022
    Facilities felt quite dark and gloomy. Staff were friendly and available. Check out time was strict. Stayed for only one night but I feel other hostels would be better.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    14 Mar 2022
    Bed bugs.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    06 Jan 2022
    The bunks don’t have privacy curtains, the mattresses are old and very uncomfortable. There’s a blender and a microwave in the kitchen, but neither work. The blender has so many cracks that liquid just runs right out of it, throw it out. In the eight bed, there’s a pizzeria on the other side of the wall with windows that can’t be closed to block out the noise. Loud music and conversations can be heard as late as midnight. I had a hard time sleeping. There was a roach in my bed one morning. Yuck
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 3.4

    Rating

    13 Jan 2022
    Too noisy and too many people. Not for me
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 3.1

    Rating

    03 Mar 2022
    I would not recommend this hostel. It has only two bathrooms for the whole hostel that are also the showers. In other word if two people are having a shower you cannot use the toilet. I booked a 4 bedroom dorm but was given and 8-bedroom dorm. In addition, the eight bedroom dorm absolutely stunk and was incredibly difficult to sleep. In addition the receptionist tried to cheat us out of money. We left sooner than our reservation as it we absolutely hated it.
    Greece, All Male Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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