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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."

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Purple Monkey Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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: 48 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 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Dec 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at in South America! Really helpful and friendly staff, especially the lovely ladies who work in the kitchen and cleaning. Excellent for solo travellers looking to meet others - I often find this challenging but it was so easy to meet friendly people in this hostel! easy to find people to go out with but not an overwhelming party hostel (people still alive and kicking and keen to do activities during the day), great atmosphere!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2019
    Great location in Poblado, about a 10 minute walk from the metro, so getting around town is very convenient and easy. Also a lot of nightlife in this area. The hostel atmosphere is very chill yet social, and if you’re not feeling a night out there are usually people on the rooftop
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Dec 2019
    Great hostel! Facilities, staff, location and vibe excellent. Perfect for solo travellers
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Jan 2020
    As always, loved it. Chill, monkey themed hostel, with great rooftop area and lovely breakfast. Internet is fast and reliable, location is amazing, staff is even better.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    04 Jan 2020
    Great hostel for solo travelers, the rooftop is a great place to meet people who want to travel and socialize. The staff is very friendly and available to help with what you need. It’s also in a nice quiet location close enough to the bars but good to get a quiet sleep.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Jan 2020
    Were here for the new year’s eve. Thought it would be more party, but the bar closes quite early since it’s located in a residential area of el poblado. However very social hostel with cheap beers, close to nice restaurants and 10mins walk from all the bars. There would be place for improved AC though, especially the 12 bed dorm is very warm and has bad air. Sockets inside lockers is a brilliant idea. Warm showers. Breggie is DIY.
    Finland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Dec 2019
    It was fun hanging out at the bar and meeting people. The hostel was very clean, facilities were nice, but beds and pillows were not comfortable in the slightest. Also the staff wasn’t super friendly. Overall I had a great time, but it’s not a place I would want to stay for an extended period of time
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Dec 2019
    Our bus was so late we literally checked for 5 hours only but what we saw we liked. Good breakfast, dorms were very hot even with the fan on however beds comfy and the whole hostel was exceptionally clean. Lots of communal areas to meet travellers and staff very helpful. Really liked the folder in reception giving helpful advice on where to go and what to do. Lovely roof terrace to get some sun and chill. No towels included which would have been nice. Would recommend!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    02 Jan 2020
    REALLY great atmosphere and overall had a fun time. Breakfast wasn’t bad either and it was great having the relatively cheap bar on the rooftop. Rooms aren’t anything special.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Dec 2019
    Says it’s a social hostel but the staff don’t do anything to make it social. Was nice because the people there were friendly and made some really good friends but if the people staying weren’t great I would have hated it
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • 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