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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
  • 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 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 May 2022
    Best hostel I’ve stayed at in Colombia! It’s small and homey, which makes it much easier to meet people as a solo traveler. Feels like a little family. It’s not a party hostel, so you can actually sleep, but all of the parties are a short walk away. Only con is that the beds were not the most comfortable and I think they would benefit from having curtains. Regardless I absolutely would stay here again. It’s very relaxed and inviting. Amazing experience!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Apr 2022
    Perfect social hostel vibe for me. Cheap, spaceous and clean kitchen, comfortable beds, hot showers, free breakfast, helpful staff, good social atmosphere. Not a party party hostel but great to meet people, have drinks at the rooftop or cook dinner together and then go to the party together.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    29 Apr 2022
    I've stayed four nights in a 6 beds mixed bedroom. The staff and atmosphere were great! The terrace also offered plenty of socialising opportunities. And of course, the location could not have been better! Totally recommend it!
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    25 Apr 2022
    We stayed at purple for 4 nights - lovely location very chilled environment. Bar has very cheap drinks (cheapest we found in Medellin) and breakfast is nice. Felt very safe walking around the area at night
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Apr 2022
    Really solid hostel in a perfect location - great value for the money
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Apr 2022
    Nice comfy hostel in a great location in poblado only 5 min walk from poblado metro and 25 mins from the southern bus terminal with good nightlife around. great spacious kitchen with plenty of space for multiple people to cook at the same time included breakfast is also decent. Nice communal spaces and comfy beds with good lockers and very clean place overall. However not tons of atmosphere and isnt much done to create one. Overall a good place to stay especially if your just looking to recharge
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 May 2022
    The location is great, right next to a lot of restaurants and nightlife. The staff was ok. The one girl at the front desk seemed very unapproachable to ask questions. The mens bathroom was very janky. Half at the time there were no paper towel rolls to use and there is no counter to set your things on. The rooms were ok. The only blanket they gave you, was just a sheet.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    09 May 2022
    Pro’s: Good location in the middle of Poblado. Big, well-equipped kitchen, enough storage room in the fridge/freezer, and more then enough stoves (this was by far the best part about the hostel). Friendly staff. Good security. Simple breakfast and towel included. Enough showers. Con’s: dorms weren’t well-ventilated. Nice rooftop area, but the bar-staff didn’t make any effort in creating a vibe or whatsoever. Overall would recommend if you want to cook for yourself and want to be located in the middle o
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    23 Apr 2022
    Bathrooms are very bad, but location is good, staff are nice/helpful, showers are good but apart from the rest.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    16 Apr 2022
    Nice hostel but probably the most uncomfortable mattress I ever slept on. No privacy curtains also. Very old school. Great staff and the building and location itself are great.
    England, Male, 41+
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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