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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.

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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2022
    Really good place to unwind and chill.. Good for work and good for socialising too.. Staff are helpful and friendly.. Complimentary breakfast is not a formality as in most of the other places. Efforts are put in by the staff to make it really delicious.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2022
    Great hostel, super clean, nice vibe, the staff is cool!
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Jul 2022
    Great hostel, friendly environment. Loved the location, felt very secure. Breakfast in the morning was top notch, the common areas were very fun. There was a rooftop bar! Showers ran out of warm water was my only complaint. But warm showers are rare in Colombia anyways!
    USA, 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
  • 8.3


    22 Jun 2022
    Pros -good place to socialise, good space, clean, cheap bar, amazing location Cons -private room could be improved (mirror, hangers), showers are cold if anyone else is showering, wifi not great My boyfriend also got up early to go on a tour the hostel provided, he waited an hour in reception just to be told the guy wasn’t coming...and the staff didn’t even apologise
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Jul 2022
    One big table near the bar where everyone gather at night so it’s easy to meet other people staying in this human sized hostel. Quiet hour at 11pm or midnight. The facilities are not really good though.
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Jul 2022
    Located in a fun and vibrant neighbourhood within walking distance to great places to eat, party and the train station that takes you up-town. Not much of a vibe, so from a social perspective it was lacking. Rooms are pretty basic with no curtains.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Jun 2022
    You can.t have 12 beds in one small room. You can't have your cook in the kitchen make food without gloves and touches everything around while handing people food You can't have sick staff working Clean the place Up
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 6.3


    11 Jul 2022
    In a great neighborhood but is very poorly maintained. Broken showers, fans, outlets, luggage storage boxes, out of order toilets. The nights we were there it wasn’t very social, no events organized through the hostel. This place could be great if they put in some level of effort to maintain it but it seems like they do the bare minimum.
    USA, Male, 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