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Purple Monkey Hostel

Book more than 2 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: 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 9.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2020
    We really enjoyed our stay at Purple Monkey. The beds are comfy and the location can't be beat. The rooftop terrace is a great place to spend a sunny Medellín day as well! You can tell the couple who owns the hostel really takes care of this place, and we really liked talking with the cleaning lady every morning while she made us breakfast. Such a nice woman and awesome place! Stay here!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2020
    Great hostel, stayed here during the coronavirus pandemic. Every staff member was so helpful. The cleaners were amazing and friendly. The owner is also extremely nice and will answer any questions you have about Medellin. Easy to meet people, great rooms and excellent location. 10/10
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    Stayed in a four room dorm. Amazing hostel. Daniel and Julian could not have been nicer and more helpful. Sorted everything out and was so easy. Great people staying there. Perfect mix of party / chilled vibes.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    One of my favorite hostels! Super clean facilities and great vibe. Social without being too much of a party hostel. Good for solo travelers.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    I stayed here at the start of my backpacking trip and returned A few weeks later because I loved it so much. I thought there was a nice balance of chill and party. The bar was open until 11.30 so perfect for those wanting to bed down or for those wanting to head out to party. The reception staff could speak brilliant English and were really helpful with helping to plan excursions. All staff were friendly. Unfortunately I had to leave a lot sooner than planned due to COVID :( Juan was the best!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Feb 2020
    Amazing experience. Stayed there in total 8 days. Cool vibe, great and friendly staff..full of backpackers..if you travel solo that is the best place to stay in Medellin. Area is amazing and can find everything you need. Full recommended!
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    Great vibes, great people, great facilities. If you’re looking for something social it’s definitely the place. The roof top bar is great for it and everyone migrates up there in the evening to chill and drink. Equally it closes at a reasonable time so if you need an early night you’re able to. They offer lots of excursions at a reasonable price. Also bold statement but I’d say best kitchen in Colombia.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Mar 2020
    Fun and social hostel. I met a lot of amazing people here and had a great time. Staff is friendly and likes to get to know the people. Really chill vibe but also good for parties
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2020
    Fantastic hostel, but it isn’t that much of a party vibe which we thought at first it was. Bar closes earlier than expected with limited drinks on offer. Other than that security, facilities and cleanliness is great.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Feb 2020
    Staff was amazing but this hostel isn’t close to much to see except a bar district. My room had a weird vibe, no one was really social but you can go on the roof top bar to meet people. The fans were not sufficient to keep cool, especially if you were on the top bunk.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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