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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.

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."

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Purple Monkey Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Don’t you realise you’re wasting valuable drinking time?!!

This is the bit where we try and persuade you that our hostel is the best, with generic expressions like being “perfectly located” and “the comfiest beds in the city”. We can make all these claims, but the only thing you need to know is that we will never:

-Give you up
-Let you down
And most importantly,
-Run around and desert you

OK, so you’re waiting for the hard sell. Well we have it all here. The biggest roof terrace bar in Medellin with the best graffiti you’ve probably ever seen in your life (check out the photos).

Our British owner has lived here for 5 years and backpacked all through South and Central America and is like the Yoda of all things Colombia. Ask him anything (apart from where babies come from – he’s still not too sure about that one. He has a theory about a stork but we digress).

Every bed has 4 (yes 4) plug sockets including two in your huge locker. Our dorm rooms are spacious and ample to swing a cat in (we suspect that you could swing a tiger in there but have never tried).

For those who hate the idea of human interaction, our 2 WIFI networks give access to important information like what kind of potato you are, and you will never be left in the dark about what your friends have had for dinner.

Want to book a tour? Easy. Want to be 5 minutes from the Metro and nightlife? Done. Want to put on a dress and call yourself Susan? Hey it’s all good.

Still reading? It’s time to make that reservation and get back to more important things. We have a lot of preparing to do before the zombie apocalypse.

Purple Monkey Hostel's Policies & Conditions:
Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 12:00 midday.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card.
Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Free Breakfast included.
Drugs prohibited

No curfew.
Over 18's only
Reception available 24 hours View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2022
    Andreas is the greatest individual I've ever met during my travels, super friendly guy who makes everyone feel welcome.
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2022
    Amazing place best hostel so far in colombia
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2022
    I cannot say enough how AMAZING this hostel is. It was clean, fun and so homey. Everyone there was so friendly and the location is amazing - right by loads of cafes and bars and clubs all in a safe walking distance. The kitchen was massive, the bar was fun and did very cheap cocktails (about £1.50 each). The staff were angels. They helped us get a taxi from the airport, called our bus company for us when there was an issue with our tickets and we’re always warm and welcoming. Just brilliant.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Sep 2022
    Amazing hostel! Plenty of space in the rooms with big under bed lockers, the most friendly staff, delicious breakfast, fab location, cheap laundry and most of all the great atmosphere!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Aug 2022
    Overall good hostal. Staff is very friendly here and you can meet alot of fun fellow travelers. This is more done in the morning then the night. Good value and is a hostal is you want the minimal to enjoy this fun city
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Sep 2022
    Really nice staff, cheap bar & great vibe. Rooms quite basic but the atmosphere and cheap drinks make up for it. Good location.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Aug 2022
    Great location, Great Staff, and the environment is great! Shared room can sometimes smell a little but its a shared room so haha. It's a small hostel so everyone is very social and very easy to approach - Great recommendations if you want to meet people!
    Nicaragua, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    28 Aug 2022
    Pros- -great location -free breakfast (though same every day and pineapple on plate made the toast soggy, no vegan option) -friendly receptionist (Lady) -laundry service was good -free towel rental on request -clean kitchen with lots of space -decent rooms, storage, comfy beds Cons- -no social activities -bar not that cheap and not allowed to bring own drinks, no happy hour :(( -nowhere AT ALL to hang out after midnight -big pointless fountain in the middle of the common area in way of TV
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2022
    The hostel is in a great location and the rooms are clean and as expected, pretty basic. The breakfast each morning was yummy. The social atmosphere of the hostel was lacking, the bar (only social area) and showers are closed every night at 11:30pm and the downstairs area is open but staff require lights off and quiet voices which means basically no social space
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    04 Aug 2022
    Location excellent,staff helpful. But we were woken 3 mornings at 7am due to maintenence work on the showers and roof above our bed. Bedroom roof leaked onto the bed.We told the receptionist who helped us move the bed, gave us new sheets and said there would be a discount. When we checked out, no discount. No atmosphere in the bar area & no AC in room only a fan which just circulated the hot air. It was actually cooler outside. 'Private shared' bathroom was shared with 2 other dorms and the bar.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi